It’s that particular time of 12 months, when Stanley Cup playoff motion is heating up and the hockey world also can watch their international locations go for gold.
After the 2020 match was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the IIHF Men’s World Championship is again in 2021. Sixteen groups will compete within the 17-day tourney set to happen in Latvia.
Normally a method for NHLers who do not make the postseason to proceed plying their commerce, the 2021 match is jam-packed with children aiming to show their NHL value, together with numerous prospects set to be drafted in July. Among the group of first-round hopefuls are the United States’ Matty Beniers (who received gold on the 2021 juniors) and Canada’s Owen Power. There are additionally latest high draft picks resembling Canada’s Cole Perfetti (Jets) and Braden Schneider (Rangers).
USA Hockey is aiming for its third gold medal (1933 and 1960) whereas Hockey Canada goes for gold medal No. 26 and its first since 2016. If Canada does snag the gold, then it’s going to tie Russia/the Soviet Union for probably the most in match historical past.
Here’s every part to know in regards to the 2021 world ice hockey championship, together with how one can watch video games on TV and stream on-line, plus the complete schedule, scores and standings.
When is the 2021 Men’s World Championship?
- Dates: May 21 to June 6
Sixteen groups divided into two teams will compete within the preliminary spherical. Each staff will play the opposite seven groups of their group over the course of the primary 12 days of the competitors ending on June 1.
The high 4 groups in every group after the prelims will advance to the quarterfinals on June 3. After the semifinals on June 5, the bronze-medal and gold-medal video games will happen on Sunday, June 6.
Where is the 2021 Men’s World Championship?
The 2021 version might be held in Riga, Latvia, at two rinks: the Arena Riga and the Olympic Sports Centre. It has been 15 years since Riga hosted the match; Sweden received the gold there in 2006.
This 12 months’s match initially was scheduled to be co-hosted by Belarus (Minsk) and Latvia, however the International Ice Hockey Federation moved it in February as a result of of political unrest and the COVID-19 pandemic.
What channel is the 2021 Men’s World Championship being aired on?
- TV channel (U.S.): NHL Network
- Live steam (Canada): FuboTV, Sling TV
- TV channel (Canada): TSN
- Live stream (Canada): TSN.ca
In the United States, each American sport, together with choose video games of different international locations, might be proven on NHL Network. NHL Network will be streamed on fuboTV and Sling TV. In Canada, TSN will air each sport of the 2021 match with choose video games additionally showing completely on TSN.ca or the TSN App.
Which groups are within the 2021 Men’s World Championship?
Sixteen groups, divided into two teams of eight, are collaborating.
|Group A||Group B|
|Czech Republic||United States|
Why is Russia listed as ‘ROC’?
The World Anti-Doping Agency banned Russia from worldwide competitors for 4 years final December. The ban contains Olympic Games and world championships and Russia’s flag or title can’t be used. Athletes, nonetheless, are usually not banned from competing however can solely accomplish that below a impartial flag.
ROC stands for Russian Olympic Committee, and as a substitute of the nationwide anthem being performed, Pyotr Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1 might be performed.
When is Canada vs. USA?
There might be a Battle of North America on this match as the 2 groups are in the identical group. The groups will meet Sunday, May 23, at 1:15 p.m. ET.
2021 Men’s World Championship standings
|4. Czech Republic||3||2||0||8|
|7. Great Britain||1||4||1||4|
Wins in regulation = 3 factors
Overtime win = 2 factors
Overtime loss = 1 level
Full schedule for the 2021 Men’s World Championship
Participating groups are every assured seven group-stage video games. Teams that advance to the ultimate day of competitors (bronze-medal or gold-medal sport) will play 10 contests whole.
(All occasions Eastern)
|FRIDAY, MAY 21|
|ROC 4, Czech Republic 3||9:15 a.m.||TSN1, NHLN|
|Germany 9, Italy 4||9:15 a.m.||TSN2|
|Belarus 2, Slovakia 5||1:15 p.m.||TSN.ca/TSN App|
|Canada 0, Latvia 2||1:15 p.m.||TSN1/3, NHLN|
|SATURDAY, MAY 22|
|Denmark 4, Sweden 3||5:15 a.m.||TSN1, NHLN|
|Norway 1, Germany 5||5:15 a.m.||TSN3|
|Great Britain 1, ROC 7||9:15 a.m.||TSN1|
|Finland 2, USA 1||9:15 a.m.||TSN3, NHLN|
|Czech Republic 2, Switzerland 5||1:15 p.m.||TSN1, NHLN|
|Latvia 2, Kazakhstan 3 (SO)||1:15 p.m.||TSN3|
|SUNDAY, MAY 23|
|Great Britain 1, Slovakia 2||5:15 a.m.||TSN4, NHLN|
|Norway 4, Italy 1||5:15 a.m.||TSN1|
|Sweden 0, Belarus 1||9:15 a.m.||TSN2|
|Kazakhstan 2, Finland 1 (SO)||9:15 a.m.||TSN1, NHLN|
|Denmark 0, Switzerland 1||1:15 p.m.||TSN2|
|Canada 1, USA 5||1:15 p.m.||TSN1/3, NHLN|
|MONDAY, MAY 24|
|Slovakia 3, ROC 1||9:15 a.m.||TSN1/4|
|Latvia 3, Italy 0||9:15 a.m.||TSN3|
|Czech Republic 3, Belarus 2 (OT)||1:15 p.m.||TSN2|
|Germany 3, Canada 1||1:15 p.m.||TSN1/3/4|
|TUESDAY, MAY 25|
|Great Britain 2, Denmark 3 (OT)||9:15 a.m.||TSN3|
|USA 3, Kazakhstan 0||9:15 a.m.||TSN1/4, NHLN|
|Switzerland 0, Sweden 7||1:15 p.m.||TSN1/4|
|Finland 5, Norway 2||1:15 p.m.||TSN3|
|WEDNESDAY, MAY 26|
|ROC 3, Denmark 0||9:15 a.m.||TSN1/4|
|Kazakhstan 3, Germany 2||9:15 a.m.||TSN3|
|Belarus 3, Great Britain 4||1:15 p.m.||TSN2|
|Canada 4, Norway 2||1:15 p.m.||TSN1/3/4|
|THURSDAY, MAY 27|
|Switzerland 8, Slovakia 1||9:15 a.m.||TSN1|
|USA 4, Latvia 2||9:15 a.m.||TSN4, NHLN|
|Sweden 2, Czech Republic 4||1:15 p.m.||TSN1/4|
|Finland 3, Italy 0||1:15 p.m.||TSN3|
|FRIDAY, MAY 28|
|Sweden 4, Great Britain 1||9:15 a.m.||TSN1/4|
|Kazakhstan 2, Canada 4||9:15 a.m.||TSN3|
|Denmark 5, Belarus 2||1:15 p.m.||TSN1|
|Latvia 3, Norway 4 (SO)||1:15 a.m.||TSN3|
|SATURDAY, MAY 29|
|Czech Republic 6, Great Britain 1||5:15 a.m.||TSN1/4|
|Italy 3, Kazakhstan 11||5:15 a.m.||TSN3|
|Switzerland 1, ROC 4||9:15 a.m.||TSN1/4|
|Norway 1, USA 2||9:15 a.m.||TSN3, NHLN|
|Slovakia 2, Denmark 0||1:15 p.m.||TSN1|
|Germany 1, Finland 2||1:15 p.m.||TSN3|
|SUNDAY, MAY 30|
|Belarus vs. Switzerland||9:15 a.m.||TSN.ca/TSN App|
|Italy vs. Canada||9:15 a.m.||TSN1/4|
|Sweden vs. Slovakia||1:15 p.m.||TSN1|
|Finland vs. Latvia||1:15 p.m.||TSN3|
|MONDAY, MAY 31|
|Czech Republic vs. Denmark||9:15 a.m.||TSN1|
|USA vs. Germany||9:15 a.m.||TSN4, NHLN|
|ROC vs. Sweden||1:15 p.m.||TSN4|
|Norway vs. Kazakhstan||1:15 p.m.||TSN5|
|TUESDAY, JUNE 1|
|Switzerland vs. Great Britain||5:15 a.m.||TSN2|
|Canada vs. Finland||5:15 a.m.||TSN1/4|
|Slovakia vs. Czech Republic||9:15 a.m.||TSN1|
|Italy vs. USA||9:15 a.m.||TSN4, NHLN|
|ROC vs. Belarus||1:15 p.m.||TSN1|
|Germany vs. Latvia||1:15 p.m.||TSN4|
|THURSDAY, JUNE 3|
|SATURDAY, JUNE 5|
|SUNDAY, JUNE 6|
|Bronze medal||8:15 a.m.||TSN4/5|
|Gold medal||1:15 p.m.||TSN4/5|
Who received the 2020 Men’s World Championship?
The 2020 match was canceled due to COVID-19.
Finland received the 2019 version, defeating Canada 3-1 within the gold-medal sport in Slovakia. Notable names from Canada’s roster included Shea Theodore, Mark Stone, Anthony Cirelli, Darnell Nurse and Jonathan Marchessault. The remaining sport noticed the Senators’ Matt Murray and the Blackhawks’ Kevin Lankinen between the pipes. An undrafted Kaapo Kakko was on Finland’s championship staff.
Who has received the IIHF Men’s World Championship the final 10 years?
Which international locations have received probably the most medals on the IIHF Men’s World Championship?
* Includes Soviet Union
^ Includes Czechoslovakia