Networks To Air World Junior Games

The gold medal game at the recently-completed World Junior Championships will be televised on a variety of networks in the coming week, it was announced today. Monday the U.S. won its first gold medal in the 28-year history of the event, as it defeated Canada in dramatic fashion, including three unanswered goals in the third period, to earn a thrilling 4-3 victory.

The game was not televised live in the United States, except for those with satellite dishes and digital cable, and access to the NHL’s Center Ice package, via Canada’s The Sports Network (TSN).

Two regional sports networks, the New England Sports Network (NESN) and Fox Sports Net North (FSNN) will both air the gold-medal game on a tape-delay basis.

The New England Sports Network (NESN) will air the game Sunday, Jan. 11 at 2 p.m. (ET). Fox Sports Net North, based in Minneapolis, will air the game at 1 p.m. (CT) on Monday, Jan. 12.

FSNN will also air Team USA’s 2-1 semifinal victory against tournament host, Finland, on Saturday, Jan. 10. [nl]Minnesota network viewers (Minn., N.D., S.D. and Iowa) will see the game at 1 p.m. (CT); the game will be aired at 5 p.m. (CT) for [nl]Wisconsin network viewers.

In addition, College Sports Television (CSTV) will air Team USA’s semifinal game on Monday, Jan. 12. at 8 p.m. (ET) and the gold-medal game at 9 p.m. (ET) on Tuesday, Jan. 13.

ESPN Classic will air the gold-medal game as part of the network’s 2004 NHL All-Star Game Weekend coverage on Saturday, Feb. 7 at 6 p.m. (ET).

Jim Rich and Andy Brickley provide commentary.

Team USA Tape-Delay Television Schedule

Sat., Jan. 10 1 p.m. CST USA vs. Finland (semifinal) FSNN (MN, ND, SD, IA)
Sat., Jan. 10 5 p.m. CT USA vs. Finland (semifinal) FSNN (WI)
Sun., Jan. 11 2 p.m. ET USA vs. Canada (gold-medal) NESN
Mon., Jan. 12 1 p.m. CT USA vs. Canada (gold-medal) FSNN
Mon., Jan. 12 8 p.m. ET USA vs. Finland (semifinal) CSTV
Tue., Jan. 13 9 p.m. ET USA vs. Canada (gold-medal) CSTV
Thu., Jan. 22 12 noon MT USA vs. Finland (semifinal) FSNRM
Thu., Jan. 22 5 p.m. ET USA vs. Canada (gold-medal) ESPN2
Fri., Jan. 23 12 noon MT USA vs. Canada (gold-medal) FSNRM
Sat., Jan. 24 6 p.m. USA vs. Finland (semifinal) FSND
Sun., Jan. 25 3:30 p.m. USA vs. Canada (gold-medal) FSND
Sat., Feb. 7 6 p.m. ET USA vs. Canada (gold-medal) ESPN Classic

FSNN – Fox Sports North
NESN – New England Sports Network
CSTV – College Sports Television
FSNRM – Fox Sports Rocky Mountain
FSND – Fox Sports Detroit