How to watch Canada vs. United StatesTV channel (Canada): TSN 1/4/5 (Canada)TV channel (U.S.): NHL NetworkLive stream (Canada): TSN LiveIn the United States, Stephen Nelson will provide the play-by-play on NHL Network and will be joined by analyst Dave Starman and reporter Jill Savage. Gord Miller (play-by-play) and Ray Ferraro (analysis) will have the call for TSN.Canada vs. United States: When is puck drop?Date: Thursday, Dec. 26Time: 1 p.m. ETWORLD JUNIORS: Team-by-team guide | 20 players to watch | Five storylinesFull World Junior Championship scheduleTHURSDAY, DEC. 26Switzerland vs. Kazakhstan 9 a.m.TSN 1/3Czech Republic vs. Russia9 a.m.TSN 4/5, NHLNSweden vs. Finland1 p.m.TSN3Canada vs. United States1 p.m.TSN 1/4/5, NHLNFRIDAY, DEC. 27Slovakia vs. Kazakhstan9 a.m.TSN, NHLNGermany vs. United States1 p.m.TSN 1/3/4, NHLNSATURDAY, DEC. 28Finland vs. Slovakia9 a.m.TSN 1/3, NHLNCzech Republic vs. Germany9 a.m.TSN 4/5Switzerland vs. Sweden1 p.m.TSN3Russia vs. Canada1 p.m.TSN 1/4/5, NHLNSUNDAY, DEC. 29Kazakhstan vs. Finland9 a.m.TSN 3/4/5, NHLNUnited States vs. Russia1 p.m.TSN 4/5, NHLNMONDAY, DEC. 30Kazakhstan vs. Sweden9 a.m.TSN3Germany vs. Canada9 a.m.TSN 1/4/5, NHLNSlovakia vs. Switzerland1 p.m.TSN 1/3United States vs. Czech Republic1 p.m.TSN 4/5, NHLNTUESDAY, DEC. 31Sweden vs. Slovakia9 a.m.TSN 1/3, NHLNRussia vs. Germany9 a.m.TSN 4/5Finland vs. Switzerland1 p.m.TSN3Canada vs. Czech Republic1 p.m.TSN 1/4/5, NHLNTHURSDAY, JAN. 2Quarterfinal6:30 a.m.TSN, NHLNQuarterfinal9 a.m.TSN, NHLNQuarterfinal11:30 a.m.TSN, NHLNQuarterfinal2 p.m.TSN, NHLNSATURDAY, JAN. 4Semifinal9 a.m.TSN, NHLNSemifinal1 p.m.TSN 1/4/5, NHLNSUNDAY, JAN. 5Bronze-medal game9 a.m.TSN, NHLNGold-medal game1 p.m.TSN, NHLN(All times Eastern) The 2010s: Crosby named NHL Athlete of the Decade | NHL All-Decade TeamIn what many are calling the “Group of Death” with Germany, Russia and the Czech Republic, the two countries own the best odds to win the gold medal in this year’s tournament. The United States took home the silver medal last year after falling to Finland in the gold medal game. Canada lost to the Finns in the quarterfinals and finished sixth out of 10 teams in the overall standings.Here’s how to catch the action between Canada and the United States on Thursday: One of the 2020 IIHF World Junior Championship’s main events takes place on the very first day of the tournament: perennial front-runners for gold — Canada and the United States — drop the puck at 1 p.m. ET on Boxing Day.As always, the hockey powerhouses brings some of the top young prospects in hockey to the competition, which is hosted by the Czech Republic this year. Canada has the edge on 2020 NHL draft-eligible prospects, with names like Alexis Lafreniere and Quinton Byfield expected to lead the way. The United States boasts a lineup full of 2019 NHL draftees: goaltender Spencer Knight (Florida, 13th overall) and forwards Alex Turcotte (Los Angeles, fifth) and Cole Caufield (Montreal, 15th); eight first-round picks from recent draft years are suiting up for the Americans.