Canada vs. Czechia: Live score, highlights, updates from 2022 World Juniors game

Canada vs. Czechia: Live score, highlights, updates from 2022 World Juniors game

After a day off on Friday, Canada is back in action tonight as the host country gets set to square off against Czechia at 6 p.m. ET.

Canada is coming off an 11-1 thumping of Slovakia on Thursday. It was the Mason McTavish show, as he tied a Canadian World Juniors record with four goals in the game, adding two assists as well.

Connor Bedard, Will Cuylle, Brennan Othmann, Logan Stankoven, Lukas Cormier and Joshua Roy all added multi-point games as well. Dylan Garand got the win in his 2022 World Juniors debut, as Canada improved to 2-0-0-0 in Group A — the only team so far to record two wins in regulation.

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Czechia has been on both sides of one-goal contests to begin their tournament. After defeating Slovakia 5-4 in the opener, the team suffered a shootout loss to Finland in its last contest. Jan Mysak has been leading the way for Czechia, with three goals and an assist through two games so far at the tournament.

The Sporting News will provide live updates and highlights from the Canada-Czechia matchup at the 2022 World Juniors.

Canada vs. Czechia score


Kent Johnson tracker

Each game, TSN will highlight one player on Team Canada to follow along with during the matchup.

For the Czechia game, we will follow Kent Johnson. The Canada assistant captain has just one assist so far at the tournament, but we’ve seen him use his hands to create opportunities for himself and teammates multiple times during the World Juniors.

The No. 5 overall pick in the 2021 draft by the Blue Jackets, Johnson’s skill with the puck on the stick is what makes him so dangerous. The results haven’t been there yet at this tournament in terms of points, but Johnson is bound to find the back of the net.

1st period

A couple of forced plays by Johnson early, especially on the five-minute power play. He tried a couple of passes that were picked off as he showed pass for too long. 

Speaking of passes though, Johnson sent a really nice saucer pass to Tyson Foerster off the rush, who ripped a wrister on net but no dice. He follows that up by finding Foerster again through traffic in the slot, who slings it to Stankoven on the back door, but he’s robbed by Suchanek. 

Yeah so those hands of Johnson? On full display. He successful completes the Michigan goal, picking the puck up from behind the net and slinging it by Tomas Suchanek. Just a fantastic move by the Blue Jackets prospect. 

2nd period

After a rocky start, Johnson’s passing has been superb today. He constantly has found Foerster, who has an incredibly hard shot and has not shied away from shooting. Johnson is finding him all over the offensive zone, in the slot, at the top of the circles, on the outside. They’ve been Canada’s best line today. 

Canada vs. Czechia live updates, highlights from 2022 World Juniors

2nd period

7:27 p.m. — GOAL! McTavish is back at it again. Some really crisp passing in the neutral zone leads to McTavish in all alone on Suchanek. He goes forehand, backhand and slides the puck in between the goalie’s legs. It’s his second of the night and sixth of the tournament. 

7:24 p.m. — The line of Johnson-Foerster-Stankoven has been the best so far today. Foerster had two chances, one on a wrist shot from the outside and another on a rebound that he collected to the side of Czechia’s goal, but hit the side of the net. Johnson has been feeding Foerster all day long. 

7:15 p.m. — Now Czechia will go to the power play as Joshua Roy is called for interference. He hit Suchanek as he was skating towards the crease, clipping the goalie’s legs. 

7:14 p.m. — GOAL! This one goes in for Greig. Ronan Seeley gets the puck at the top of the circle, finds the stick of Greig and the Senators prospect tips it into the net. It came right off the opening faceoff for the power play, 3-1 Canada. 

7:13 p.m. — Breakaway chance for Ridley Greig, who cuts to the left and tried to elevate it up and over the glove, by Suchanek catches it. However Canada goes to the power play as Gabriel Sztruc is called for roughing. 

End 1st period: Canada 2, Czechia 1

6:55 p.m. — After a slow start, Canada was able to ramp up the pressure on Czechia and momentum is fully on their side. Czechia was able to get ahead with the shorthanded goal, but Canada regroup and peppered Suchanek. If not for Suchanek, this easily could be 4-1, 5-1. 

6:47 p.m. — GOAL! Holy cow Kent Johnson. We have our first successful Michigan as Johnson collects the puck behind the net and wraps it around and into the net. He had time with the defenseman engaged with the fallen Stankoven and beats Suchanek over the shoulder. An absolutely sick goal by the Blue Jackets prospect. 

6:46 p.m. — This has been an incredible period by Suchanek. This time, he stuffs Stankoven’s backdoor attempt. Johnson had found Foerster in the slot, who found Stankoven backdoor for the chance. 

6:43 p.m. — GOAL! On their 20th shot of the period, Canada finally gets one by Suchanek. A shot from Jack Thompson at the point deflects of Mason McTavish’s leg in front and gets by Suchanek. That’s McTavish’s fifth goal of the tournament. Canada is able to tie the game with three minutes left in the first. 

6:42 p.m. — Oh my word, Tomas Suchanek. Kent Johnson was left all alone coming from behind the net. Tyson Foerster spins and sends a no-look backhand pass to Johnson at the backdoor, but Suchanek makes an incredible save. 

6:40 p.m. — Czechia’s physicality is what has been most effective so far. They’re not allowing Canada to chip the puck by them and go around in the offensive zone. They step up and take the body and they’ve been very successful with it. 

6:35 p.m. — What a shift by the first line for Canada. Multiple chances Connor Bedard, who gets a solid shot on net from the top of the circle before collecting a loose puck in front and sending it over the night. Nothing is getting past Suchanek, as he just made the best play of the game so far, when a whiffed one-timer came to Olen Zellweger all alone on the right side, but Suchanek made the glove save. 

6:31 p.m. — A huge kill by Czechia, who go ahead with the shorthanded goal. Six shots on goal by Canada, but could not get anything by Suchanek. A wasted opportunity for what was been a strong power play for Canada. 

6:30 p.m. — Some good chances for Canada so far on the power play but nothing doing. Logan Stankoven had a couple of one-time attempts, one he whiffed on and another was swallowed up by Tomas Suchanek. 

6:21 p.m. — GOAL! It’s Czechia who strikes first as Martin Rysavy hits the back bar. It wasn’t called on the ice, but the Czechia’s bench was confident it went in. Once played stopped, it went to review and it’s confirmed a goal. A shorthanded tally allowed by Canada, who got caught up ice and no one could get back to cover Rysavy coming in on the rush with Jakub Kos. 

6:19 p.m. — Chmelar’s night is done. It’s confirmed it’s a five-minute major and a game misconduct. Not a good penalty to take and Canada goes to work on the power play early in the first. 

6:16 p.m. — Canada is going to go the power play. After a great shift in the Canada zone by Czechia, the puck gets out of the zone and Jaroslav Chmelar hits Brennan Othmann from behind. A dangerous hit that cuts Othmann in the nose. The call on the ice is a five-minute major for boarding, but they’re going to review the play. 

6:12 p.m. — Right off the bat, you can tell Czechia is a far better opponent than Canada has faced so far. They can play with speed, their quick with the puck and boy, do they love to play physically. 


5 p.m. — Here is how Canada lines up. No personnel changes from the game against Switzerland, however Brennan Othmann is up on the first line with Mason McTavish and Connor Bedard, replacing Joshua Roy. After he was scratched against Latvia, Othmann had a goal and two assists against Slovakia, and by the third, was playing alongside McTavish and Bedard. 

What channel is Canada vs. Czechia on today?

  • Canada: TSN 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 live in Edmonton. James Duthie and Bob McKenzie will provide analysis during intermissions.

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 (free trial), or the NHL app.

Canada vs. Czechia start time

  • Time: 6 p.m. ET (4 p.m. MT)

The puck drops at 6 p.m. ET from Rogers Place in Edmonton, Alta., home of the NHL’s Oilers and WHL’s Oil Kings.

MORE: Team Canada 2022 World Juniors roster, results

This is the third game for both clubs at the 2022 World Juniors.

Canada vs. Czechia odds

  • Canada: -3.5 (+102)
  • Czechia: +3.5 (-141)

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

Canada World Juniors schedule 2022

(All times Eastern)

Date Opponent Result Time (ET), TV
Aug. 10LatviaW, 5-26 p.m. (TSN, NHLN)
Aug. 11SlovakiaW, 11-16 p.m. (TSN, NHLN)
Aug. 13Czechia6 p.m. (TSN, NHLN)
Aug. 15Finland6 p.m. (TSN, NHLN)
Aug. 17QuarterfinalsTBD (TSN, NHLN)
Aug. 19SemifinalsTBD (TSN, NHLN)
Aug. 20Bronze/goldTBD (TSN, NHLN)