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2022 IIHF World Junior Championship Start Today, Four Vegas Prospects Will Represent Their Country

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Today is the start of the 2022 IIHF World Junior Championship taking place in Red Deer and Edmonton in Alberta. The Golden Knights will be well represented at the tournament, as there are four draft picks who are representing their country. For those interested in taking in the tournament and checking out some of the future Knights, we thought we’d put together some basic information on what teams are playing, what time the games are, and how to watch.

Vegas Golden Knights Prospects In Action

  • Jakub Brabenec, Czechia — Brabenec was selected 102nd overall in the 2021 draft, and is a center for the Charlottetown Islanders of the QMJHL. This season he’s posted a line of 11-21-32 in 28 games played.
  • Lukas Cormier, Canada — Cormier was selected 68th overall in the 2020 draft, and is also a member of the Charlottetown Islanders of the QMJHL. He’s an offensive defenseman, and in 26 games has posted a line of 13-23-36.
  • Jakub Demek, Slovakia — Demek was selected 128th overall in the 2021 draft, and is a right winger for the Edmonton Oil Kings of the WHL. In 28 games he’s posted a line of 13-22-35.
  • Jesper Vikman, Sweden — Vikman was selected 125th overall in the 2020 draft, and is a goalie for the Vancouver Giants of the WHL. This season he’s posted a record of 11-5-1 with a 3.18 goals against average, and a .903 save percentage.

Games on the Schedule Today

Finland vs. Germany — 11:00 a.m. PT — NHLN (USA), TSN & RDS (Canada)

Russia vs. Sweden — 1:30 p.m. PT — NHLN (USA), TSN & RDS (Canada)

Czechia vs. Canada — 4:00 p.m. PT — NHLN (USA), TSN & RDS (Canada)

USA vs. Slovakia — 6:30 p.m. PT — NHLN (USA), TSN & RDS (Canada)

How to Watch

If you live in the United States, you can watch the games on television if you have the NHL Network as part of your cable package. If you do not have that, you can stream games through fuboTV which is offering a free trial.

If you live in Canada, the games will be available on TSN over the air. You can also stream games on TSN.ca, or through the TSN app.