2022 Canadian Junior Hockey Playoffs: TV schedule, live streams to watch OHL, WHL and QMJHL post-season games

The playoff season has arrived for the Canadian Major Junior Hockey Leagues.

The OHL and WHL playoffs begin this week, while the QMJHL regular season is only a few weeks away. The three leagues will crown their own championships, then meet later this summer in a battle for the CHL Memorial Cup.

This is the first time in three years that all three leagues will have playoffs. All three leagues had their playoffs canceled in 2019-20 due to COVID-19 and only the QMJHL held a playoff last season.

It’s going to be a ton of playoff play over the next two months. Here’s what you need to know to watch the Tri-League playoffs.

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2022 OHL playoff schedule

  • Start date: Thursday, April 21
  • End date: to be determined

No team has received the J. Ross Robertson Cup since 2019 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The 2020 playoffs have been canceled and the 2020-21 season has been canceled in its entirety.

The last team to win the championship was the Guelph Storm in 2019. They defeated the Ottawa 67s in the final series.

This season, 16 teams are eyeing the cup. Outside the Eastern Conference, it will be the Hamilton Bulldogs, North Bay Battalion, Kingston Frontenacs, Mississauga Steelheads, Barrie Colts, Oshawa Generals, Ottawa 67’s and Petes of Peterborough in the playoffs.

From the Western Conference, it will be the Windsor Spitfires, London Knights, Flint Firebirds, Soo Greyhounds, Guelph Storm, Owen Sound Attack, Kitchener Rangers and Sting de Sarnia as eight teams in the playoffs.

EASTERN CONFERENCE PLAYOFFS TIMES:

Hamilton (1) v Peterborough (8)
1. Thu. 21 April | DPB (0) @ HAM (0)
2. Monday April 25 | DPB (0) @ HAM (0)
3. Wed 27 April | HAM (0) @ PBO (0)
4. Thu. April 28 | HAM (0) @ PBO (0)
5. Sat. April 30 | PBO(0)@HAM(0)*
6. Mon. 02 May | HAM (0) @ PBO (0) *
7. Wed 04 May | PBO(0)@HAM(0)*

North Bay (2) vs. Ottawa (7)
1. Thu. 21 April | OTT (0) @ NB (0)
2. Sat. 23 April | OTT (0) @ NB (0)
3. Monday April 25 | NB (0) @ OTT (0)
4. Wednesday April 27 | NB (0) @ OTT (0)
5. Thu. 28 April | OTT (0) @ NB (0) *
6. Sun. 01 May | NB(0)@OTT(0)*
7. Tue 03 May | OTT (0) @ NB (0) *

Kingston (3) vs. Oshawa (6)
1. Fri 22 April | SST(0)@KGN(0)
2. Sun. 24 April | SST(0)@KGN(0)
3. Tue 26 April | KGN(0)@SST(0)
4. Thu. April 28 | KGN(0)@SST(0)
5. Sat. April 30 | SST(0)@KGN(0)*
6. Sun. 01 May | KGN(0)@SST(0)*
7. Tue 03 May | SST(0)@KGN(0)*

Mississauga (4) vs. Barrie (5)
1. Fri 22 April | BAR (0) @ MISS (0)
2. Sun. 24 April | BAR (0) @ MISS (0)
3. Monday April 25 | MISS (0) @ BAR (0)
4. Wednesday April 27 | MISS (0) @ BAR (0)
5. Sat. April 30 | BAR(0) @ MISS(0) *
6. Mon. 02 May | MISS (0) @ BAR (0) *
7. Wed 04 May | BAR(0) @ MISS(0) *

*if necessary

WESTERN CONFERENCE PLAYOFF TIMES:

Windsor (1) vs. (8) Sarnia
1. Thu. 21 April | SAR(0)@WSR(0)
2. Sat. 23 April | SAR(0)@WSR(0)
3. Tue 26 April | WSR(0)@SAR(0)
4. Thu. April 28 | WSR(0)@SAR(0)
5. Sat. April 30 | SAR(0)@WSR(0)*
6. Sun. 01 May | WSR(0)@SAR(0)*
7. Tue 03 May | SAR(0)@WSR(0)*

London (2) v Kitchener (7)
1. Thu. 21 April | KIT (0) @ LDN (0)
2. Fri 22 April | KIT (0) @ LDN (0)
3. Sun. 24 April | LDN (0) @ KIT (0)
4. Tue 26 April | LDN (0) @ KIT (0)
5. Sun. 01 May | KIT (0) @ LDN (0) *
6. Tue 03 May | LDN (0) @ KIT (0) *
7. Wed 04 May | KIT (0) @ LDN (0) *

Flint (3) vs. Owen Sound (6)
1. Fri 22 April | OS(0)@FLNT(0)
2. Sat. 23 April | OS(0)@FLNT(0)
3. Monday April 25 | FLNT(0)@OS(0)
4. Wednesday April 27 | FLNT(0)@OS(0)
5. Sun. 01 May | SE(0)@FLNT(0)*
6. Tue 03 May | FLNT(0)@OS(0)*
7. Wed 04 May | SE(0)@FLNT(0)*

Sault Ste. Marie (4) vs. Guelph (5)
1. Thu. 21 April | GUE (0) @ SOO (0)
2. Sat. 23 April | GUE (0) @ SOO (0)
3. Tue 26 April | SOO (0) @ GUE (0)
4. Thu. April 28 | SOO (0) @ GUE (0)
5. Sat. April 30 | GUE(0)@SOO(0)*
6. Mon. 02 May | SOO(0)@GUE(0)*
7. Wed 04 May | GUE(0)@SOO(0)*

*-if necessary

How to watch OHL playoff games in Canada

  • TV channel: TSN, selection of local stations
  • Live Stream: OHL Live on CHL TV

Not all games will be available on TV. Select local stations will broadcast the games, depending on your region, and only the OHL Championship Series will air on TSN.

However, all playoff games will be available to stream on OHL Live on CHL TV.

CHL TV playoff packages are available now at watch.chl.ca. Full passes to the OHL playoffs are available for $59.99 plus tax, or you can tune into just Round 1 for $19.99. There are also CHL All Access playoff passes available to watch all CHL playoff games.

2022 WHL playoff schedule

  • Start date: Friday, April 22
  • End date: Tuesday, June 14

Like the OHL, thanks to COVID, the WHL has had no playoffs for the past two seasons. The last time the league crowned a champion was in 2019 when the Prince Albert Raiders defeated the Vancouver Giants in Game 7.

This year, the playoffs return with 16 teams aiming for the Ed Chynoweth Cup.

The Winnipeg Ice had the best regular season record and are the No. 1 seed in the Western Conference. They are joined by the Edmonton Oil Kings, Red Deer Rebels, Moose Jaw Warriors, Saskatoon Blades, Brandon Wheat Kings, Lethbridge Hurricanes and Prince Albert Raiders as playoff teams of this conference.

The Everett Silvertips finished the regular season as the top team in the East. Joining them in the playoffs are the Kamloops Blazers, Portland Winterhawks, Seattle Thunderbirds, Kelowna Rockets, Spokane Chiefs, Vancouver Giants and Prince George Cougars.

EASTERN CONFERENCE PLAYOFFS TIMES:

Winnipeg (1) vs. Prince Albert (8)
1. Fri 22 April | AP(0)@WPG(0)
2. Sat. 23 April | AP(0)@WPG(0)
3. Tue 26 April | WPG(0)@AP(0)
4. Wednesday April 27 | WPG(0)@AP(0)
5. Fri 29 April | AP(0)@WPG(0)*
6. Sun. 01 May | WPG(0)@AP(0)*
7. Tue 03 May | AP(0)@WPG(0)*

Edmonton (2) vs. Lethbridge (7)
1. Thu. 21 April | LET (0) @ EDM (0)
2. Sat. 23 April | LET (0) @ EDM (0)
3. Tue 26 April | GED (0) @ LET (0)
4. Thu. April 28 | GED (0) @ LET (0)
5. Sat. April 30 | LET(0)@EDM(0)*
6. Sun. 01 May | EDM(0)@LET(0)*
7. Tue 03 May | LET(0)@EDM(0)*

Red Deer (3) vs. Brandon (6)
1. Fri 22 April | BDN(0) @RD(0)
2. Sat. 23 April | BDN(0) @RD(0)
3. Tue 26 April | RD(0) @ BDN(0)
4. Wed April 27 | RD(0) @ BDN(0)
5. Fri 29 April | BDN(0)@RD(0)*
6. Sun. 01 May | RD(0)@BDN(0)*
7. Tue May 03 | BDN(0)@RD(0)*

Moose Jaw (4) vs. Saskatoon (5)
1. Fri 22 April | SAS (0) @ MJ (0)
2. Sat. 23 April | SAS (0) @ MJ (0)
3. Tue 26 April | MJ (0) @ SAS (0)
4. Wednesday April 27 | MJ (0) @ SAS (0)
5. Fri 29 April | SAS (0) @ MJ (0) *
6. Sat. 30 April | MJ (0) @ SAS (0) *
7. Tue 03 May | SAS (0) @ MJ (0) *

*if necessary

WESTERN CONFERENCE PLAYOFF TIMES:

(1) Everett vs. (8) Vancouver
1. Fri 22 April | NPV (0) @ EVT (0)
2. Sat. 23 April | NPV (0) @ EVT (0)
3. Wed 27 April | EVT (0) @ NPV (0)
4. Fri 29 April | EVT (0) @ NPV (0)
5. Sat. April 30 | NPV (0) @ EVT (0) *
6. Mon. 02 May | EVT (0) @ NPV (0) *
7. Tue 03 May | NPV (0) @ EVT (0) *

Kamloops (2) vs. Spokane (7)
1. Fri 22 April | SPO (0) @ KAM (0)
2. Sat. 23 April | SPO (0) @ KAM (0)
3. Monday April 25 | SPO (0) @ KAM (0)
4. Fri 29 April | KAM (0) @ SPO (0)
5. Sat. April 30 | KAM(0)@SPO(0)*
6. Mon. 02 May | KAM(0)@SPO(0)*
7. Wed 04 May | SPO(0)@KAM(0)*

Portland (3) vs. Prince George (6)
1. Fri 22 April | PG(0)@POR(0)
2. Sat. 23 April | PG(0)@POR(0)
3. Tue 26 April | POR(0)@PG(0)
4. Wednesday April 27 | POR(0)@PG(0)
5. Sat. April 30 | PG(0)@POR(0)*
6. Mon. 02 May | POR(0)@PG(0)*
7. Wed 04 May | PG(0)@POR(0)*

Seattle (4) vs. Kelowna (5)
1. Fri 22 April | KEL(0) @ WED(0)
2. Sat. 23 April | KEL(0) @ WED(0)
3. Tue 26 April | WED (0) @ KEL (0)
4. Wednesday April 27 | WED (0) @ KEL (0)
5. Fri 29 April | KEL (0) @ WED (0) *
6. Sun. 01 May | WED (0) @ KEL (0) *
7. Tue 03 May | KEL (0) @ WED (0) *

*-if necessary

How to watch WHL playoff games in Canada

  • TV channel: TSN, selection of local stations
  • Live Stream: WHL Live on CHL TV

Only the WHL Championship Series will air on TSN. Some local stations will have the games, depending on your region. However, all playoff games will be available to stream on WHL Live on CHL TV.

CHL TV playoff packages are available now at watch.chl.ca. Full passes to the WHL playoffs are available for $59.99 plus tax, or you can tune into just Round 1 for $19.99. There are also CHL All Access playoff passes available to watch all CHL playoff games.

2022 QMJHL playoff schedule

  • Start date: Thursday, May 5
  • End date: Wednesday, June 15

There are still a few weeks left in the QMJHL regular season, so the playoff table isn’t completely set yet. But 16 teams will compete for the President Cup, given to the champion of the QMJHL playoffs.

Five Western Conference teams have clinched a playoff spot ⁠— Sherbrooke, Gatineau, Shawinigan, Drummondville and Blainville-Boisbriand. In the Eastern Conference, six teams have locked their place in the playoffs ⁠—Quebec, Charlottetown, Saint John, Acadie-Bathurst, Rimouski and Halifax.

May 1 is the last day of the QMJHL regular season. The playoff schedule and draw have yet to be determined.

How to watch the QMJHL playoff games in Canada

  • TV channels: TSN, some local channels
  • Live broadcast: QMJHL live on CHL TV

TSN will only broadcast the QMJHL Championship Series, but all playoff games will be available to stream on QMJHL live on CHL TV. Some local stations will have the games, depending on your region.

CHL TV playoff packages are available now at watch.chl.ca. Full passes for the QMJHL playoffs are available for $59.99 plus tax. There are also CHL All Access playoff passes available to watch all CHL playoff games.

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