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IIHF Men’s World Championship 2021: Time, TV channel, live stream, where, when, schedule

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
ROC Canada
Sweden Finland
Czech Republic United States
Switzerland Germany
Slovakia Latvia
Denmark Norway
Belarus Italy
Great Britain Kazakhstan

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

GROUP A

Team Wins Losses OTL Points
1. Slovakia 4 1 0 12
2. ROC 4 1 0 12
3. Switzerland 3 2 0 9
4. Czech Republic 3 2 0 8
5. Denmark 3 3 0 8
6. Sweden 2 3 0 6
7. Great Britain 1 4 1 4
8. Belarus 1 3 1 4

GROUP B

Team Wins Losses OTL Points
1. Finland 4 0 1 13
2. USA 4 1 0 12
3. Kazakhstan 4 2 0 10
4. Germany 3 2 0 9
5. Latvia 2 1 2 8
6. Canada 2 3 0 6
7. Norway 2 4 0 5
8. Italy 0 5 0 0

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
Quarterfinal 9:15 a.m. TSN3
Quarterfinal 9:15 a.m. TSN4
Quarterfinal 1:15 p.m. TSN3
Quarterfinal 1:15 p.m. TSN4
SATURDAY, JUNE 5
Semifinal 7:15 a.m. TSN1/5
Semifinal 11:15 a.m. TSN1/5
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. 

MORE: Canada settles for silver as Finland wins first gold at world championship since 2011

Who has received the IIHF Men’s World Championship the final 10 years?

Year Winner Host nation
2020 None
2019 Finland Slovakia
2018 Sweden Denmark
2017 Sweden Germany/France
2016 Canada Russia
2015 Canada Czech Republic
2014 Russia Belarus
2013 Sweden Sweden/Finland
2012 Russia Finland/Sweden
2011 Finland Slovakia

Which international locations have received probably the most medals on the IIHF Men’s World Championship?

Country Gold Silver Bronze Total
Canada 26 15 9 50
Russia* 27 10 10 47
Sweden 11 19 17 47
Czech Republic^ 12 13 21 46
United States 2 9 8 19
Finland 3 8 3 14
Switzerland 0 3 8 11

* Includes Soviet Union

^ Includes Czechoslovakia

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