After a successful first two games at the 2022 World Juniors, the United States looks to make it three wins, as Team USA takes on Austria on Saturday afternoon.
The Americans are coming off a 7-1 drubbing of Switzerland on Thursday. While Switzerland made the first very competitive, their legs wore off by the second, and USA potted five goals in the middle frame to help them get the win.
The top line of Thomas Bordeleau, Landon Slaggert and Carter Mazur was buzzing all night long. Mazur, who secured Player of the Game honors, registered two goals and an assist, Bordeleau had a goal and two assists, and Slaggert added a goal and an assist.
Kaiden Mbereko secured his second win of the tournament as the United States improved to 2-0-0-0 in Group B.
Austria is coming off their second loss of the World Juniors, suffering a 6-0 defeat at the hands of Sweden yesterday.
The Sporting News will provide live scoring updates and highlights throughout the contest.
USA vs. Austria score
Logan Cooley tracker
Each game, we will highlight one player on Team USA to follow.
For the contest against Austria, we will focus on Logan Cooley. The University of Minnesota commit was selected with the No. 3 pick in the 2022 NHL Draft by the Coyotes. He's picked up a goal and assist in the first two games of the tournament.
Cooley is a responsible, two-way center with high offensive upside. He was one of the leading point scorers for the U.S. National Team Development Program this past season, thanks to his exceptional speed and ability to move the puck efficiently and quickly.
USA vs. Austria live updates, highlights from 2022 World Juniors
1:30 p.m. — A few lineup changes for the United States. Jack Peart comes back in, replacing Sean Behrens who played for Peart in the Switzerland game. Charlie Stramel makes his debut as Hunter McKown sits. Andrew Oke gets the start in net after Kaiden Mbereko started the first two contests.
Here is how USA will line up against Austria this afternoon. Jack Peart (MIN) back in for Sean Behrens (COL) and Charlie Stramel (2023) will make his WJC debut with Hunter McKown drawing out. Kaidan Mbereko gets the day off as well. pic.twitter.com/sKF3eyvlvr— Chris Peters (@chrismpeters) August 13, 2022
What channel is USA vs. Austria on today?
- Canada: TSN 4
- United States: NHL Network
TSN has all the World Juniors action in Canada. In the United States, viewers can find the games on NHL Network.
E.J. Hradek will be on the call for NHL Network. He'll be joined by analyst Dave Starman and reporter Jon Rosen on the broadcast.
How to live stream World Juniors hockey games
- Canada: TSN.ca, TSN app
- United States: fuboTV (free trial)
Fans in Canada can stream all World Juniors games on TSN.ca or the TSN app. U.S. fans can stream the tournament on fuboTV (which comes with a free trial), NHL.tv or the NHL app.
USA vs. Austria start time
- Start time: 2 p.m. ET (noon MT)
The game between the U.S. and Austria will start at 2 p.m. ET, noon local time from Rogers Place in Edmonton, Alta., home of the NHL's Oilers and WHL's Oil Kings.
It's the third game for both teams in the tournament. The USA won its first two games while Austria dropped its first two contests.
USA vs. Austria odds
- USA: -6.5 (-108)
- Austria: +6.5 (-128)
The puckline stands at 6.5 for Saturday's game between the USA and Austria, according to Sports Interaction. The U.S. failed to cover the puckline against Germany but covered it in its win over Switzerland.
USA World Juniors schedule 2022
(All times Eastern)
|Aug. 9||Germany||W, 5-1||10 p.m. (TSN, NHLN)|
|Aug. 11||Switzerland||W, 7-1||10 p.m. (TSN, NHLN)|
|Aug. 13||Austria||—||2 p.m. (TSN, NHLN)|
|Aug. 14||Sweden||—||10 p.m. (TSN, NHLN)|
|Aug. 17||Quarterfinals||—||TBD (TSN, NHLN)|
|Aug. 19||Semifinals||—||TBD (TSN, NHLN)|
|Aug. 20||Bronze/gold||—||TBD (TSN, NHLN)|