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WATCH LIVE Canada vs Sweden: How to Stream U-18 Gretzky Cup Finals on TV, Roku, Firestick & Other Devices

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The U-18 Gretzky Cup Ice Hockey: gold medal game between Canada vs Sweden will be held on Saturday, August 6 in Red Deer, Alberta. Here’s how to watch the Canada vs Sweden live stream free on TV, Roku, Firestick & Other Devices from anywhere in the world. 

This will be a good one for hockey fans, here is everything you need to know to watch and stream the U-18 Gretzky Cup 2022 gold medal game:

Canada vs. Sweden Men’s Ice Hockey

  • When: Saturday, August 6
  • Time: 6:00 p.m. ET or 4:00 p.m. MDT
  • TV Channel: NHL Network
  • Live Stream: Watch for free

TSN and the NHL Network will once again be home to all of the action for the 2022 Gretzky Cup final.

The American audience can view all games involving Team USA, select other preliminary round contests, the semifinals, and bronze and gold medal games, live on TV on NHL Network, or can stream it though fuboTV. 

Canadian viewers can watch all Team Canada matches and certain preliminary round contests, as well as the semifinal and medal games, on TSN, or can stream the games through TSN.ca or in the TSN app. 

Supported Device

  • Web: Any web-connected desktop, laptop, tablet, or mobile phone using the latest version of Chrome (recommended), Firefox, Safari, Edge, or Internet Explorer.
  • Mobile App: If you have an iPhone or iPad, search for “Hlinka Gretzky Cup” in the App Store.
  • TV: If you have an Apple TV (4th generation) or Roku, search for “Hlinka Gretzky Cup” in the App Store or in the Roku Channel Store.

Where is the 2022 Hlinka Gretzky Cup?

  • Location: Red Deer, Alberta
  • Venue: Peavey Mart Centrium

The 2022 iteration of the tournament is being played in Red Deer at the Peavey Mart Centrium, home of the WHL’s Red Deer Rebels. 

It is the first time since 2000 that there is just a single host city for the tournament. It typically is split between two locations and venues; however, Red Deer will have all of the games this time. It is the second time the city has hosted the Hlinka Gretzky Cup, after previously acting as one of the two hosts in 2018 along with Edmonton. 

Hlinka Gretzky Cup Preview: Canada vs. Sweden

In a rematch of the final Group A contest on Wednesday, Canada and Sweden will play for gold at the Hlinka Gretzky Cup after winning on semifinal Friday.

This will be the third time the two teams have met for gold since 2015 and fourth time overall dating back to 2011. Sweden is guaranteed a medal for the fifth straight tournament, tying the team’s previous record from 2008-12. This will be Canada’s fourth gold medal game in a row, having not participated in 2021.

Canada will play for gold for the 26th time in the 29 times they’ve participated. Canada is the all-time leader in medals with 22 gold and 26 overall, while Russia, who is not participating this year, is second with five gold and 18 overall. Sweden won gold back in 2007, breaking up a 12-year gold medal run by Canada.

From an overall statistical perspective, this was Canada’s closest game of the tournament. Canada only outshot Finland 27-24, but all five goals in the game managed to come at 5-on-5. Ethan Gauthier scored the lone goal of the first period, with Calum Ritchie doubling the advantage at 28:54. 

Matthew Wood and Denver Barkey scored 19 seconds apart before the halfway point in the third to put the game far out of reach, but Arttu Alasiurua managed to beat Scott Ratzlaff for the first time all tournament to end the goaltender’s shutout with time running out. Still, Canada managed to hang on for the 4-1 win, improving 

Later in the evening, Sweden and Czechia played a close match of their own. Sweden had two two-goal leads, started off with goals to Zeb Forsfjall in the first and Noel Nordh early in the second. Jakub Stancl cut Sweden’s lead to just one at 32:56 after Swedish netminder Noah Erliden misplayed the puck to make it 2-1. 

Czechia wasn’t able to build upon that goal, though, and with 1:14 left in the second, Noah Dower Nilsson’s wrist shot beat 6-foot-6 Czechia netminder Michael Hrabal up high to make it 3-1 Sweden. But at 45:46 while shorthanded, Jiri Felcman was sprung on a breakaway by Jan Kucera and made no mistake, making it a one-goal game once more. Otto Stenberg scored twice more and Lucas Kling had an empty-netter to make it 6-2, ending Czechia’s comeback attempt.

Czechia and Finland will play for bronze at 2:00 PM ET, with the gold medal game starting four hours later. Earlier on Friday, USA secured fifth place with a 4-2 win over Slovakia, while Switzerland’s first win of the tournament gave them seventh ahead of Germany.

Hlinka Cup 2022 standings, groups

There are eight teams competing at the 2022 Hlinka Gretzky Cup. 

The clubs are split into two groups of four. Each team will play three games in round-robin fashion, gaining points for wins, overtime wins and overtime losses. 

The two top teams from each group advance to the semifinals. The No. 1 seed from Group A will face the No. 2 seed from Group B and vice versa. The winners of those semifinals will play in the gold medal game, and the losers will square off for bronze. 

Group A

Team Games Wins OT Wins Losses OT Losses Points
Canada 2 2 0 0 0 6
Sweden 2 2 0 0 0 6
Slovakia 2 0 0 2 0 0
Switzerland 2 0 0 2 0 0

Group B 

Team Games Wins OT Wins Losses OT Losses Points
Finland 3 2 0 0 1 7
Czechia 2 1 1 0 0 5
United States 2 1 0 1 0 3
Germany 3 0 0 3 0 0

Hlinka Gretzky Cup results, scores 2022

Sunday, July 31

Matchup
Czechia 4, Finland 3 (OT)
USA 8, Germany 1
Canada 14, Switzerland 0

Monday, Aug. 1

Matchup
Sweden 4, Slovakia 1
Finland 4, USA 1
Czechia 7, Germany 2

Tuesday, Aug. 2

Matchup
Sweden 9, Switzerland 3
Finland 4, Germany 1
Canada 9, Slovakia 1

 

Wednesday, Aug. 3

Matchup
Czechia 3, United States 1
Slovakia 3, Switzerland 2 (OT)
Canada 3, Sweden 0

Friday, Aug. 5

Matchup
Switzerland 4, Germany 1
Slovakia 2, United States 4
Canada 4, Finland 1
Czechia 2, Sweden 6

Saturday, Aug. 6

Matchup Time TV
Finland vs Czechia (Bronze Medal Game) 3 p.m. TSN/NHL Network
Canada vs Sweden (Gold Medal Game 6 p.m.  TSN/NHL Network