Canada vs Czechia live scores, updates and highlights from 2024 World Juniors Quarterfinals

Canada vs Czechia

Today marks a rematch from the 2023 World Juniors gold medal game as Canada and Czechia meet in the quarterfinals of the 2024 tournament.

Canada hopes to secure their third consecutive gold at this tournament. At the same time, Czechia seeks revenge after falling to Canadians last year in overtime thanks to Dylan Guenthers’ golden goal during extra frames – winning by this margin secured Canada its two successive championships.
The Canadian team was victorious in Group A play this time around, defeating Finland, Germany and Latvia before narrowly missing out to Sweden for first place. Macklin Celebrini led Canada’s march into knockout round play by scoring four goals and eight points over four matches played during Group Play.

Canada vs. Czechia Match

Czechia finished third in Group B by splitting results across its four group play games, defeating Germany and Switzerland but losing to Slovakia as well as being defeated in a shootout by the United States. Jiri Kulich of Buffalo Sabres fame (four goals, three assists) has led the charge thus far for Czechia. At the same time, Matyas Melovsky of Ugra has contributed seven assists thus far for Czechia.

Czechia has proven its mettle when it comes to staging upsets. Last year, Czechia shocked Canada in the tournament opener by handing them an upset loss 5-2, prior to meeting again as rivals in the finals. At 2022’s competition in London, they upset the United States early with an impressive quarterfinal win!

Winner of Canada vs Czechia Quarterfinal game to advance to semifinals Thursday | The is providing updates and highlights from Canada vs Czechia quarterfinal game of the 2024 World Juniors tournament.

Canada-Czechia Live Updates and Highlights

Canada-Czechia Live Updates and Highlights at 2024 World Juniors Quarterfinals
Pregame @ 8:30 am.
Should Canada defeat Czechia, a win could set up an opportunity for a Sweden vs Canada Group A semifinal rematch should Sweden beat Switzerland later today.

Mathis Rousseau will lead Canada back into the net after starting all four group play matches; no Canadian goaltender has completed this feat since Carey Price at the 2007 World Juniors. Coyotes prospect Michael Hrabal will represent Czechia.

Canada received great news this morning when Alan Letang confirmed Matthew Savoie is set to face Czechia on Saturday following an injury scare during their last game with Germany. Savoie missed their previous contest due to lower-body pain.

What channel will be airing Canada vs Czechia today?

TSN in Canada and NHL Network in the U.S. will both broadcast it, along with the TSN app in Canada for live streaming purposes (and Fubo for U.S. viewers). In Canada, the game will also air live streamed on Fubo! This clash between Canada and Czechia can be watched online through the TSN app! The matchup between Canada and Czechia will air today on TSN as well.

Viewers in Canada can stream the game using the TSN app, while fans in America may use the Fubo streaming platform to do the same thing.

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Canada Vs. Czechia First Matchup
Tuesday, January 2, 8:30 am E.T./5.30 am P.T. | Ottawa The Canadian Men vs Czechia matchup will start at 8:30 am E.T. | 5:30 am P.T. on January 2.

Tuesday will see four quarterfinal matches take place, starting with Canada versus Czechia in one. Should Canada advance, the outcomes of other games will determine who its semifinal foe will be.

Here’s what the quarterfinals look like at the 2024 World Juniors:

Quarterfinals 1A Sweden will compete against 4B Switzerland while 1B USA take on 4A Latvia; while in 2A, Canada-Czechia-Slovakia-Finland are all underway as potential playoff matches for each position.
2024 World Juniors odds
Heading into the knockout round, according to oddsmakers, the United States remains the favourite to win the World Juniors. They were pre-tournament favourites and the only team without suffering defeat during group play.

Here is an analysis from Sports Interaction of the odds to win the 2024 World Juniors for all eight remaining teams courtesy of Sports Interaction:

Team Odds

TeamsTeam Odds

2024 World Juniors Knockout Stage Schedule, Results

DateMatchupTime (ET)TV
Tuesday, Jan. 2Slovakia vs. Finland (Quarterfinal)6 a.m.TSN/NHL Network
Tuesday, Jan. 2Canada vs. Czechia (Quarterfinal)8:30 a.m.TSN/NHL Network
Tuesday, Jan. 2USA vs. Latvia (Quarterfinal)11 a.m.TSN/NHL Network
Tuesday, Jan. 2Sweden vs. Switzerland (Quarterfinal)1:30 p.m.TSN/NHL Network
Thursday, Jan. 4Relegation Game5 a.m.TSN/NHL Network
Thursday, Jan. 4Semifinal9 a.m.TSN/NHL Network
Thursday, Jan. 4Semifinal1:30 p.m.TSN/NHL Network
Friday, Jan. 5Bronze Medal Game9 a.m.TSN/NHL Network
Friday, Jan. 5Gold Medal Game1:30 p.m.TSN/NHL Network

2024 World Juniors Quarterfinals Bracket:

1ASweden vs. Switzerland
1BUSA vs. Latvia
2ACanada vs. Czechia
2BSlovakia vs. Finland

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