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NHL Network to Televise 2017 World Junior Summer Showcase

USA Hockey ArenaUSA Hockey announced today that NHL Network will televise live the final three days of games at the 2017 World Junior Summer Showcase.

The event — which serves as an audition for players seeking to make their federation team that will compete at the 2018 International Ice Hockey Federation World Junior ChampionshipDec. 26, 2017 – Jan. 5, 2018, in Buffalo, New York — begins Friday (July 28) at USA Hockey Arena in Plymouth, Michigan, and features teams from the U.S., Canada, Finland and Sweden.

The six-game NHL Network coverage begins on Wed., Aug. 2, with Canada-Finland at 1 p.m. ET and USA-Sweden at 4 p.m., while on Fri., Aug. 4, fans will see Sweden vs. Canada at 1 p.m. and Finland vs. USA at 4 p.m. NHL Network’s coverage concludes with two of the biggest rivalry games in the sport on Sat., Aug. 5, with Sweden facing Finland at 4 p.m., and USA taking on Canada at 7 p.m.

In addition, HockeyTV will provide live streaming coverage of the first three days of competition – six games total – including a pair of U.S.-Canada split-squad matchups on Tues., Aug. 1.

For the full 2017 World Junior Summer Showcase schedule, click here.

All total, 12 games over eight days will be contested and tickets can be purchased online here or by calling the USA Hockey Arena Box Office at 734-453-8400.

In total, 116 of the 144 players set to take part in the week-long showcase have been drafted or signed by an NHL club, including 65 who were first or second round selections. Of those players, 17 are American with 10 having been chosen in the first round, including 2017 picks Casey Mittelstadt(Buffalo), Josh Norris (San Jose), Jake Oettinger (Dallas), Ryan Poehling (Montreal) and Kailer Yamamoto (Edmonton).

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