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One of the best rivalries in the game of hockey is set to take center stage in Halifax on Wednesday night, as Canada and the USA meet in the 2023 World Juniors semifinals. 

Connor Bedard was the hero for Canada in the quarterfinals. The 17-year-old continued his stellar 2023 tournament by scoring the overtime winner in Canada’s 4-3 win over Slovakia to send his team to the semifinals.

Bedard’s first-period goal against Slovakia broke the Canadian World Juniors records for most career goals and points at the tournament, as well as setting a new Canadian record for most points at a single tournament. 

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

The consensus top pick in the 2023 draft has been sensational at the competition. Bedard leads all skaters in goals (eight), assists (13) and points (21). He has already entered into the top-five all-time in points at a single tournament, as he is tied with Robert Reichel, the former Calgary Flames draft pick, for fourth on the list.

The United States got its quarterfinals redemption by laying a beatdown on Germany. After suffering an upset in the first round of the knockout stage at the 2022 tournament, the Americans left no doubt this go-around, defeating Germany 11-1 on Monday. 

The top line of Logan Cooley, Jimmy Snuggerud and Cutter Gauthier has paced the United States’ offense so far. Cooley had a hat trick against the Germans and his 11 points trail only Bedard at the tournament. Snuggerud is third among all skaters with 10 and Gauthier is tied for fifth with eight. 

The North American rivals meet at the World Juniors for the first time since the 2021 gold-medal game. The United States defeated Canada 2-0 in the game for its fifth World Juniors championship.

The Sporting News has all you need to watch Canada vs. USA semifinal at the 2023 IIHF World Junior Championship, including the start time and TV channels.

MORE: 2023 World Juniors schedule, standings, results

What channel is Canada vs. USA 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.

MORE: Team USA roster, schedule for 2023 World Juniors

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

Stephen Nelson and Dave Rosen are the duo on NHL Network for the American audience, along with reporter Jon Rosen. 

How to live stream World Juniors hockey games

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

Canada vs. USA 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 second of the two semifinal games at the World Juniors. 

Canada vs. USA odds

  • Canada: -1.5 (+124)
  • USA: +1.5 (-172)
  • O/U: 6.5

Canada is a slight 1.5-goal favorite on the puck line for the contest against the USA 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 FINAL TSN, NHLN
Dec. 28 Germany W, 11-2 FINAL TSN, NHLN
Dec. 29 Austria W, 11-0 FINAL TSN, NHLN
Dec. 31 Sweden W, 5-1 FINAL TSN, NHLN
Jan. 2 Slovakia (Quarterfinals) W, 4-3 (OT) FINAL TSN, NHLN
Jan. 4 USA (Semifinals) 6:30 p.m. TSN, NHLN
Jan. 5 TBD (Medal game) TBD  TSN, NHLN

USA World Juniors schedule 2023

(All times Eastern)

Date Opponent Result Time (ET) TV
Dec. 26 Latvia W, 5-2 FINAL TSN, NHLN
Dec. 28 Slovakia L, 6-3 FINAL TSN, NHLN
Dec. 29 Switzerland W, 5-1 FINAL TSN, NHLN
Dec. 31 Finland W, 6-2 FINAL TSN, NHLN
Jan. 2 Germany (Quarterfinals) W, 11-1 FINAL TSN, NHLN
Jan. 4 Canada (Semifinals) 6:30 p.m.  TSN, NHLN
Jan. 5 TBD (Medal game) TBD  TSN, NHLN