World Juniors 2021: Time, TV channel, live stream, the place, when, schedule,
It is probably the most fantastic time of the 12 months. The IIHF World Junior Championship is right here.
As soon as once more, the most effective under-20 hockey gamers from across the globe will convene to find out which nation has the most effective crop of juniors. This time the setting is Canada, the place the hometown crew is aiming for back-to-back gold. The chances-on favourite getting into the 12-day occasion boasts a roster jam-packed with NHL first-round draft picks — 20 of 25 — and NHL-caliber expertise, together with crew captain and Blackhawks ahead Kirby Dach.
Do not count on this to be a cakewalk, nonetheless; Group Canada will face stiff competitors from Russia, which it defeated within the gold-medal recreation final 12 months; a extremely expert American squad; and a Swedish roster that sports activities an Oilers prospect, Philip Broberg, as captain.
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As all the time, the World Juniors are anticipated to be filled with large targets, large saves and ever greater wins. With nationwide delight on the road, the battle for gold might be fierce. This is all it is advisable know in regards to the event.
The place is the 2021 World Junior Championship?
The 2021 World Junior Championship will happen in Edmonton, Alta.
This 12 months’s event initially was scheduled to be held in Edmonton and Pink Deer, Alta., however the want for a safe bubble led Hockey Canada to maneuver your complete occasion to the place the NHL performed summer season hockey. The WJC is ready to hit the ice in each cities, with followers — fingers crossed — in 2022.
This 12 months marks the third time Edmonton will host World Juniors video games. In 1995, Canada topped the rostrum; in 2012, Sweden gained and the Canadians completed third in Alberta’s capital.
When will the 2021 World Junior Championship happen?
As a result of groups are taking part in on only one rink at Rogers Place, this 12 months’s event consists of an additional day of competitors. The event will start Christmas Day with a tripleheader.
The group stage, with two teams of 5 groups every, will span the primary seven days of competitors and finish on New Yr’s Eve. The eight surviving groups may have New Yr’s Time off earlier than returning to motion for the quarterfinals on Jan. 2. The winners of these video games will advance to the semifinals two days later. The bronze-medal and gold-medal video games will happen Sunday, Jan. 5.
How has COVID-19 impacted the event?
From the leap, the event has felt the pandemic. The placement was modified to a bubble in Edmonton. Then got here the optimistic instances. Canada spent 14 days in quarantine throughout its choice camp earlier than sending a handful of gamers house. Group USA misplaced two key gamers, John Beecher and Thomas Bordeleau. Austria, Germany, Switzerland and Sweden had been impacted as effectively.
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What channel is the World Junior Championship being aired on?
- TV channel (U.S.): NHL Community
- Live stream (U.S.): fuboTV (7-day free trial)
- TV channel (Canada): TSN
- Live stream (Canada): TSN Direct
In an unprecedented transfer, each World Juniors recreation might be aired live on NHL Community and TSN.
Which groups are within the 2021 World Junior Championship?
Ten groups, divided into two teams of 5, are collaborating.
|Group A||Group B|
When is Canada vs. USA?
For now, this 12 months’s event is not going to see a Battle of North America. With the 2 international locations in numerous teams, fingers and toes should be crossed that they’re going to sq. off in a do-or-die matchup.
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Full schedule for the 2021 World Junior Championship
Taking part groups are every assured 4 group-stage video games. Groups that advance to the ultimate day of competitors (bronze-medal or gold-medal recreation) will play seven contests whole.
(All instances Japanese)
|FRIDAY, DEC. 25|
|Switzerland 0, Slovakia 1||2 p.m.||TSN, NHLN|
|Germany 3, Finland 5||6 p.m.||TSN, NHLN|
|Russia 5, USA 3||9:30 p.m.||TSN, NHLN|
|SATURDAY, DEC. 26|
|Sweden 7, Czech Republic 1||2 p.m.||TSN, NHLN|
|Germany 2, Canada 16||6 p.m.||TSN, NHLN|
|USA 11, Austria 0||9:30 p.m.||TSN, NHLN|
|SUNDAY, DEC. 27|
|Finland vs. Switzerland||2 p.m.||TSN, NHLN|
|Slovakia vs. Canada||6 p.m.||TSN, NHLN|
|Czech Republic vs. Russia||9:30 p.m.||TSN, NHLN|
|MONDAY, DEC. 28|
|Austria vs. Sweden||6 p.m.||TSN, NHLN|
|Slovakia vs. Germany||9:30 p.m.||TSN, NHLN|
|TUESDAY, DEC. 29|
|USA vs. Czech Republic||2 p.m.||TSN, NHLN|
|Canada vs. Switzerland||6 p.m.||TSN, NHLN|
|Austria vs. Russia||9:30 p.m.||TSN, NHLN|
|WEDNESDAY, DEC. 30|
|Finland vs. Slovakia||2 p.m.||TSN, NHLN|
|Switzerland vs. Germany||6 p.m.||TSN, NHLN|
|Russia vs. Sweden||9:30 p.m.||TSN, NHLN|
|THURSDAY, DEC. 31|
|Czech Republic vs. Austria||2 p.m.||TSN, NHLN|
|Canada vs. Finland||6 p.m.||TSN, NHLN|
|Sweden vs. United States||9:30 p.m.||TSN, NHLN|
|SATURDAY, JAN. 2|
|Quarterfinal||3:30 p.m.||TSN, NHLN|
|Quarterfinal||7 p.m.||TSN, NHLN|
|Quarterfinal||10:30 p.m.||TSN, NHLN|
|MONDAY, JAN. 4|
|Semifinal||6 p.m.||TSN, NHLN|
|Semifinal||9:30 p.m.||TSN, NHLN|
|TUESDAY, JAN. 5|
|Bronze-medal recreation||5:30 p.m.||TSN, NHLN|
|Gold-medal recreation||9:30 p.m.||TSN, NHLN|
Who gained the 2020 World Junior Championship?
Canada gained the gold medal final 12 months, defeating Russia within the closing. It was the nation’s 18th title.
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Who has gained the World Junior Championships within the final 10 years?
Which international locations have gained probably the most medals on the World Junior Championship?
* Consists of medals gained because the Soviet Union and CIS
+ Consists of medals gained as Czechoslovakia