How to Watch Connor Bedard in Canada vs Czech Republic World Junior Hockey Championship Today

Jason Schandl
How to watch Conor Bedard and Team Canada vs. the Czech Republic in the 2023 World Juniors Hockey Championship gold medal game.
How to watch Conor Bedard and Team Canada vs. the Czech Republic in the 2023 World Juniors Hockey Championship gold medal game. / Perry Nelson-USA TODAY Sports
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After a 6-2 blowout win over the United States in Wednesday's semifinals, all eyes are on Team Canada as they take on the Czech Republic in the World Juniors Hockey Championship gold medal game on Thursday night.

And of course at the forefront of the excitement leading into that game is 17-year-old superstar Connor Bedard — the projected No. 1 overall pick in the 2023 NHL Draft.

Connor Bedard World Juniors Stats and Records

Connor Bedard has been absolute dynamite in the World Juniors this year, and he needs two more points to take sole possession of the second-most points ever scored in a single tournament. That seems like a pretty safe bet given his results so far:

vs. Czech Republic (Dec. 26): 1 goal, 0 assists (1 point)
vs. Germany (Dec. 28): 3 goals, 4 assists (7 points)
vs. Austria (Dec. 29): 2 goals, 4 assists (6 points)
vs. Sweden (Dec. 31): 0 goals, 4 assists (4 points)
vs. Slovakia (Jan. 2, quarterfinal): 2 goals, 1 assist (3 points)
vs. United States (Jan. 4, semifinal): 1 goal, 1 assist (2 point)

Bedard is the first player in 30 years to score over 20 points in a single World Juniors tournament, and he will pass Markus Naslund and Raimo Helminen for the second-most ever if he scores two tonight.

The all-time record, however, is almost certainly outside of Bedard's reach. He would need an absurd 8 points (which would break his own single-game Team Canada record of 7) to to tie the record Peter Forsberg set in 1993.

So how can fans interested in watching Bedard's historic push tune in?

How to Watch Connor Bedard, Canada vs. Czech Republic

Date and Time

The gold medal World Juniors game between Canada and the Czech Republic, highlighted by phenom Connor Bedard will be played on Thursday, January 5th at 6:30 p.m. ET (3:30 p.m. PT) at the Scotiabank Center in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

TV Channel and Streaming

Fans in the United States can catch the game televised on the NHL Network, while fans in Canada can watch the game on TSN. These are the same networks where fans have been able to find each game of the tournament.

For US fans looking to watch online, FuboTV, Sling TV and DirecTV streams are where you can watch the game online. In Canada streaming is available at TSN.ca or on the TSN app.

Canada vs Czech Republic World Juniors Odds

The Czech Republic defeated Canada 5-2 on the opening day of the tournament, but Canada's recent tear (highlighted by an absurd 23 points from Conor Bedard) has made it clear that the opening game beatdown doesn't make this a mismatch.

Odds on FanDuel Sportsbook have Team Canada as huge -420 moneyline favorites, with the Czech Republic sitting at +310 on the moneyline. The over/under for the game is set at 6.5 (-112 odds on the over).

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