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World Juniors 2021: Team USA scores, schedule, how to watch

After skating away with medals in 4 straight tournaments for the primary time in this system’s historical past, america left the 2020 IIHF World Junior Championship within the Czech Republic empty-handed. Final 12 months’s squad completed a disappointing sixth regardless of ending within the high two in a troublesome Group B.

In 2021, the grouping does not get any simpler as Crew USA will meet Russia, Sweden, the Czech Republic and upstart Austria. It will be a troublesome slog to rise to the highest for the Individuals, who may also be with out the providers of John Beecher and Thomas Bordeleau after they have been launched due to a optimistic check for COVID-19. (Beecher examined optimistic, though he is examined damaging since, and Bordeleau was his roommate.)

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Not thought of an afterthought, the U.S. is a longtime energy on the world juniors circuit and is anticipated to be a medal contender. The Individuals are house owners of 12 medals (4 gold, two silver and 6 bronze), and head coach Nate Leaman constructed a extremely expert squad that ought to see one other shiny medal come Jan. 5. 

This is every thing to know in regards to the event, together with how one can watch dwell video games in america, and an entire schedule with up to date scores and standings.

Crew USA’s schedule and outcomes at World Juniors

The format for the 2021 World Junior Championship consists of two teams of 5 groups enjoying a preliminary round-robin to find out seeding adopted by a single-elimination event. America drew Group B, which additionally consists of Russia, Sweden, the Czech Republic and Austria. 

Date Opponent End result TV information
Dec. 25 Russia   9:30 p.m. (NHLN, TSN)
Dec. 26 Austria   9:30 p.m. (NHLN, TSN1/4/5)
Dec. 29 Czech Republic   2 p.m. (NHLN, TSN)
Dec. 31 Sweden   9:30 p.m. (NHLN, TSN)
Jan. 2 Quarterfinals   TBD (NHLN, TSN)
Jan. 4 Semifinals   TBD (NHLN, TSN)
Jan. 5 Bronze/Gold medal   TBD (NHLN, TSN)

(All instances Jap)

The right way to watch USA video games dwell on-line

All of the video games will likely be performed at Rogers Place in Edmonton, Alberta. World Junior Championship video games are solely accessible on NHL Community in america, which has plans to televise each recreation for the primary time ever. Stephen Nelson will present the play-by-play for every Crew USA recreation and will likely be joined by analyst Dave Starman and reporter Jill Savage.

Crew USA’s 2021 World Juniors roster

Ten gamers return from final 12 months’s squad, together with netminders Spencer Knight and Dustin Wolf, who present among the finest 1-2 combos on the event. With a younger protection in entrance of them — Cam York is the one returnee on the blue line — the 2 backstops will likely be closely relied on. 

Up entrance, USA Hockey’s ahead group is deep. Trevor Zegras, who led the group in factors final 12 months with 9 assists, returns, as does the group’s high objective scorer Arthur Kaliyev (aka #ArtyParty). Canadiens prospect Cole Caufield will look to avenge a poor 2020 event, the place he solely collected a objective and an help. 

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No. Title Place Hometown Membership group NHL Draft
9 Trevor Zegras Ahead Bedford, N.Y. Signed NHL contract ANA (2019)
10 Matthew Beniers Ahead Hingham, Mass. Michigan (Large Ten) 2021 Draft
12 Matthew Boldy Ahead Millis, Mass. Boston School (HE) MIN (2019)
13 Cole Caufield Ahead Stevens Level, Wisc. Wisconsin (Large Ten) MTL (2019)
15 Alex Turcotte Ahead Chicago, Unwell. Signed NHL contract LAK (2019)
18 Brendan Brisson Ahead Manhattan Seashore, Calif. Michigan (Large Ten) VGK (2020)
19 Patrick Moynihan Ahead Millis, Mass. Windfall (HE) NJD (2019)
21 Brett Berard Ahead East Greenwich, R.I. Windfall (HE) NYR (2020)
22 Sam Colangelo Ahead Stoneham, Mass. Northeastern (HE) ANA (2020)
24 Bobby Brink Ahead Minnetonka, Minn. Denver (NCHC) PHI (2019)
25 John Farinacci Ahead Purple Financial institution, N.J. Muskegon (USHL) ARI (2019)
26 Landon Slaggert Ahead South Bend, Ind. Notre Dame (Large Ten) CHI (2020)
28 Arthur Kaliyev Ahead Staten Island, N.Y. Hamilton (OHL) LAK (2019)
2 Drew Helleson Protection Farmington, Minn. Boston School (HE) COL (2019)
3 Henry Thrun Protection Southborough, Mass. Dubuque (USHL) ANA (2019)
4 Cam York Protection Anaheim, Calif. Michigan (Large Ten) PHI (2019)
5 Jackson LaCombe Protection Eden Prairie, Minn. Minnesota (Large Ten) ANA (2019)
7 Tyler Kleven Protection Fargo, N.D. North Dakota (NCHC) OTT (2020)
8 Jake Sanderson Protection Whitefish, Mont. North Dakota (NCHC) OTT (2020)
11 Brock Faber Protection Maple Grove, Minn. Minnesota (Large Ten) LAK (2020)
17 Hunter Skinner Protection Pinckney, Mich. London (OHL) NYR (2019)
23 Ryan Johnson Protection Irvine, Calif. Minnesota (Large Ten) BUF (2019)
29 Logan Stein Goaltender Suwanee, Ga. Ferris State (WCHA) 2021 Draft
30 Spencer Knight Goaltender Darien, Conn. Boston School (HE) FLA (2019)
32 Dustin Wolf Goaltender Gilroy, Calif. Everett (WHL) CGY (2019)

2021 World Junior Championship standings

GROUP A

Crew Wins Losses OTL Factors
1. Canada 0 0 0 0
2. Finland 0 0 0 0
3. Switzerland 0 0 0 0
4. Slovakia 0 0 0 0
5. Germany 0 0 0 0

GROUP B

Crew Wins Losses OTL Factors
1. Russia 0 0 0 0
2. Sweden 0 0 0 0
3. USA 0 0 0 0
4. Czech Republic 0 0 0 0
5. Austria 0 0 0 0

Wins in regulation = 3 factors
Additional time win = 2 factors
Additional time loss = 1 level

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Full 2021 World Junior Championship schedule

(All instances Jap) 

FRIDAY, DEC. 25
Switzerland vs. Slovakia 2 p.m. TSN, NHLN
Germany vs. Finland 6 p.m. TSN, NHLN
Russia vs. USA 9:30 p.m. TSN, NHLN
SATURDAY, DEC. 26
Sweden vs. Czech Republic 2 p.m. TSN, NHLN
Germany vs. Canada 6 p.m. TSN, NHLN
USA vs. Austria 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
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 12 p.m. TSN, NHLN
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

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