What time is Canada vs. Slovakia today? TV channel, live stream to watch 2023 World Juniors quarterfinal

The knockout stage at the 2023 World Juniors begins today with four quarterfinals on deck. The final one of the day is a matchup between Canada and Slovakia. 

After losing to Czechia in its opener, Canada secured three straight victories to close out group play and earn the No. 2 seed in Group A. The defending champs finished behind Czechia in the standings, but a New Year’s Eve win over Sweden leapfrogged the team into second. 

Pacing the way has been Connor Bedard, the 2023 draft sensation who is making all sort of history at the tournament. So far, the 17-year-old has tied the Canadian World Juniors record for career goals, career points and points at a single tournament. He is first among all skaters in goals (six), assists (12) and points (18). 

MORE: Watch the 2023 World Juniors live with fuboTV (free trial, U.S. only)

Slovakia is looking to play spoiler yet agin, having already delivered an upset to the USA in group play. The Slovaks finished third in Group B, beating the United States and Latvia, but falling to Finland and Switzerland. 

Peter Repcik and 2022 first-rounder Filip Mesar are leading the Slovak offense. Each have five points entering the knockout stage.

The Sporting News has all you need to watch the Canada vs. Slovakia quarterfinal at the 2023 IIHF World Junior Championship, including the start time and TV channels for viewers in the United States and Canada.

MORE: 2023 World Juniors schedule, standings, results

Canada vs. Slovakia start time

  • Time: 6:30 p.m. ET (7:30 p.m. AST)

The puck drops at 6:30 p.m. ET (7:30 p.m. local time) from the Scotiabank Centre in Halifax, N.S., the home of the QMJHL’s Halifax Mooseheads. 

MORE: Team Canada 2023 World Juniors roster, results

This is the final quarterfinal game at the World Juniors. 

What channel is Canada vs. Slovakia on today?

  • Canada: TSN 1/4/5
  • United States: NHL Network

TSN has all the World Juniors action in Canada. In the United States, viewers can find the games on NHL Network.

Gord Miller and Mike Johnson will be on the call. James Duthie, Bob McKenzie and Cheryl Pounder will provide analysis during intermissions.

How to live stream World Juniors hockey games

Fans in Canada can stream all World Juniors games at TSN.ca or the TSN app. U.S. fans can stream the tournament on fuboTV (which offers a free trial), NHL.tv or the NHL app.

Canada vs. Slovakia odds

  • Canada: -3.5 (-154)
  • Slovakia: +3.5 (+110)
  • O/U: 7.5

Canada is a 3.5-goal favorite on the puck line for the contest against Slovakia at the World Juniors, according to Sports Interaction

Canada World Juniors schedule 2023

(All times Eastern)

Date Opponent Result Time (ET) TV Info
Dec. 26 Czechia L, 5-2 6:30 p.m.  TSN, NHLN
Dec. 28 Germany W, 11-2 6:30 p.m.  TSN, NHLN
Dec. 29 Austria W, 11-0 6:30 p.m.  TSN, NHLN
Dec. 31 Sweden W, 5-1 6:30 p.m. TSN, NHLN
Jan. 2 Slovakia (Quarterfinals) 6:30 p.m. TSN, NHLN
Jan. 4 TBD (Semifinals) TBD  TSN, NHLN
Jan. 5 TBD (Gold-medal game) TBD  TSN, NHLN

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