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World Juniors 2019: Dec. 26 schedule, TV, game thread

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Chicago has all seven of its players in action on opening day.

Canada v Sweden: Gold Medal Game - 2018 IIHF World Junior Championship Photo by Kevin Hoffman/Getty Images

The Blackhawks will have at least one prospect in every game during the opening day of the 2019 World Junior Championship on Wednesday.

There will be two games that feature Chicago players going against each other.

Defenseman Jakub Galvas (Czech Republic) and forward Phillip Kurashev (Switzerland) will face off in the first game of the tournament at Rogers Arena in Vancouver.

Defensemen Adam Boqvist (Sweden) and Henri Jokiharju (Finland) will meet in the final game of the day at Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre in Victoria.

Center Evan Barratt (United States) takes the ice against Slovakia and forward MacKenzie Entwistle and defenseman Ian Mitchell (Canada) meet Denmark.

All games are on NHL Network in the United States and TSN in Canada.

Dec. 26

Czech Republic vs. Switzerland, Group A, 3 p.m.

United States vs. Slovakia, Group B, 5:30 p.m.

Canada vs. Denmark, Group A, 8 p.m. (joined in progress)

Finland vs. Sweden, Group B, 9:30 p.m.