2024 IIHF Men's U18 World Championship

How To Watch The 2024 IIHF Men's World U18 Championship, What To Know

How To Watch The 2024 IIHF Men's World U18 Championship, What To Know

How to follow the 2024 IIHF World Men's Under-18 Championship, one of the premier scouting events for the 2024 NHL Draft.

Apr 22, 2024 by Chris Peters

The 2024 IIHF World Men’s Under-18 Championship is one of the most-scouted events on the NHL Draft calendar. With 10 teams featuring many of the top U18 players in the world, it’s a great chance to get a last impression of prospects, especially those from Europe.

FloHockey’s senior content creator and prospect analyst Chris Peters will be on the scene to provide coverage and analysis of the entire event, taking you inside the action while learning more from the NHL scouts and executives ahead of the 2024 NHL Draft.

Team USA will be looking to defend its World U18 Gold Medal after beating Sweden in overtime during last year's tournament off of a goal by Washington Capitals first-round pick Ryan Leonard. The Americans will be returning three players from that roster including top 2025 NHL Draft prospect James Hagens and potential 2024 first-rounders Cole Eiserman and Cole Hutson.

When Is The 2024 IIHF Men's World Under-18 Championship?

The 2024 IIHF Men's World Under-18 Championship will be held April 25 to May 5.

Where Is The 2024 IIHF Men's World Under-18 Championship?

The 2024 IIHF Men's World Under-18 Championship will be played in Finland. Games will be held at the Metro Arena in Espoo, and the Trio Arena in Vantaa.

How Do I Watch The IIHF World Under-18 Championship in the U.S.?

NHL Network will carry Team USA's games and select others live on television in the United States. Streaming information is not yet available.

How Do I Watch The IIHF World Under-18 Championship in Canada?

TSN is expected to broadcast every game from the 2024 IIHF Men's World U18 Championship with many games appearing on one of TSN's family of networks. The tournament will also be streamed in Canada on TSN+.

Team USA’s U18 Worlds Schedule

  • April 25: Slovakia vs. USA, 7 a.m. ET
  • April 27: USA vs. Norway, 10:30 a.m. ET
  • April 28: Latvia vs. USA, 11 a.m. ET
  • April 30: USA vs. Finland, 11 a.m. ET
  • May 2: Quarterfinals TBD
  • May 4: Semifinals TBD
  • May 5: Medal Games TBD

Team Canada’s U18 Worlds Schedule

  • April 25: Canada vs. Sweden, 12 p.m. ET
  • April 26: Czechia vs. Canada, 12 p.m. ET
  • April 28: Switzerland vs. Canada, 12 p.m. ET
  • April 30: Canada vs. Kazakhstan, 12 p.m. ET
  • May 2: Quarterfinals TBD
  • May 4: Semifinals TBD
  • May 5: Medal Games TBD

Team USA Hockey U18 Roster 2024 U18 Worlds

*- USA Hockey has not officially announced its final roster for the 2024 U18 Worlds. This is the list from the team's first pre-tournament game.

NumberNameDraft YearPositionCollege Commitment
1Caleb Heil2024GNorth Dakota (NCHC)
2Brodie Ziemer2024RWMinnesota (Big Ten)
3Charlie Pardue2024C/WNotre Dame (Big Ten)
4John Whipple2024DMinnesota (Big Ten)
6EJ Emery2024DNorth Dakota (NCHC)
7Dakoda Rhèaume-Mullen2025DMichigan (Big Ten)
8Teddy Stiga2024LWBoston College (Hockey East)
9Austin Baker2024CMichigan State (Big Ten)
10James Hagens2025CBoston College (Hockey East)
11Kamil Bednarik2024CBoston University (Hockey East)
13Sam Laurila2024RWNorth Dakota (NCHC)
16Logan Hensler2025DWisconsin (Big Ten)
17Trevor Connelly2024LWProvidence (Hockey East)
19Lucas Van Vliet2024LWMichigan State (Big Ten)
21Brendan McMorrow2024LWDenver (NCHC)
22Noah Lapointe2024DArizona State (NCHC)
23Cole Hutson2024DBoston University (Hockey East)
24Christian Humphreys2024CMichigan (Big Ten)
25LJ Mooney2025RWMinnesota (Big Ten)
26Max Plante2024RWMinnesota Duluth (NCHC)
27Will Skahan2024DBoston College (Hockey East)
29Shane Vansaghi2025RWMichigan State (Big Ten)
30Jack Parsons2024GProvidence (Hockey East)
31Nick Kempf2024GNotre Dame (Big Ten)
34Cole Eiserman2024LWBoston University (Hockey East)

Team Canada U18 Roster For 2024 U18 Men's Worlds

NumberNameDraft YearPositionCurrent Team
1Ryerson Leenders2024GMississauga Steelheads (OHL)
2Kashawn Aitcheson2025DBarrie Colts (OHL)
3Matthew Schaefer2025DErie Otters (OHL)
4Harrison Brunicke2024DKamloops Blazers (WHL)
5Henry Mews2024DOttawa 67s (OHL)
6Reese Hamilton2025DCalgary Hitmen (WHL)
8Frankie Marrelli2024DOttawa 67s (OHL)
9Gavin McKenna2026FMedicine Hat Tigers (WHL)
10Marek Vanacker2024FBrantford Bulldogs (OHL)
11Malcolm Spence2025FErie Otters (OHL)
12Maxim Massé2024FChicoutimi Sagueneens (QMJHL)
13Roger McQueen2025FBrandon Wheat Kings (WHL)
14Jett Luchanko2024FGuelph Storm (OHL)
16Ollie Josephson2024FRed Deer Rebels (WHL)
20Spencer Gill2024DRimouski Oceanic (QMJHL)
21Ryder Ritchie2024FPrince Albert Raiders (WHL)
22Porter Martone2025FMississauga Steelheads (OHL)
23Carson Wetsch2024FCalgary Hitmen (WHL)
25Caleb Desnoyers2025FMoncton Wildcats (QMJHL)
26Liam Greentree2024FWindsor Spitfires (OHL)
27Charlie Elick2024FBrandon Wheat Kings (WHL)
28Cole Beaudoin2024FBarrie Colts (WHL)
29Jack Ivankovic2025GMississauga Steelheads (OHL)
30Carter George2024GOwen Sound Attack (OHL)

Who Is Playing In The 2024 IIHF World Men's Under-18 Championship?

The 10 nations competing in the 2024 IIHF Men's World Under-18 Championship are

  • United States
  • Canada
  • Finland
  • Sweden
  • Czechia
  • Slovakia
  • Switzerland
  • Norway
  • Latvia
  • Kazakhstan

What Is The Format Of The IIHF Men's World Under-18 Championship?

The IIHF World Men's Under-18 Championship follows the same exact format as the World Junior Championship.The tournament features 10 teams, split into two preliminary-round groups of five. The preliminary round is played in a round-robin format which each of the top four teams advancing to the playoff round. The teams that finish last in either group will have to play in the relegation round to stay at the top level next year.

The tournament has an eight-team quarterfinal round with teams crossing over (i.e. the first-place team from Group A will play the fourth-place team from Group B in the quarterfinals). The tournament then re-seeds for the semifinals with the highest remaining seed playing the lowest remaining seed among the four teams left.

The winners of each semifinal play in the gold-medal game, while the losers of the semifinals play in the bronze-medal game.

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