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Welcome to watch The 2021 IIHF World Junior Championship is being played at Rogers Place in Edmonton, without fans in attendance, in a secure-zone bubble similar to what the NHL used for the Stanley Cup Playoffs last season. It runs through Jan. 5

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The 2021 tournament is the 45th edition of the International Ice Hockey Federation World Junior Championship and it will take place in Alberta within the confines of the Edmonton “bubble” that was established in the 2020 Stanley Cup playoffs. 

The festivities will begin on Dec 25 instead of the usual Dec 26 tradition we have grown so accustomed to and conclude with the gold-medal game on Jan 5, 2021.

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Where is the 2021 World Junior Championship?

The 2021 World Junior Championship will take place in Edmonton, Alta.

This year’s tournament originally was scheduled to be held in Edmonton and Red Deer, Alta., but the need for a secure bubble led Hockey Canada to move the entire event to where the NHL played summer hockey. The WJC is set to hit the ice in both cities, with fans — fingers crossed — in 2022.

This year marks the third time Edmonton will host World Juniors games. In 1995, Canada topped the podium; in 2012, Sweden won and the Canadians finished third in Alberta’s capital.

When will the 2021 World Junior Championship take place?

Because teams are playing on just one rink at Rogers Place, this year’s tournament includes an extra day of competition. The tournament will begin Christmas Day with a tripleheader.

The group stage, with two groups of five teams each, will span the first seven days of competition and end on New Year’s Eve. The eight surviving teams will have New Year’s Day off before returning to action for the quarterfinals on Jan. 2. The winners of those games will advance to the semifinals two days later. The bronze-medal and gold-medal games will take place Sunday, Jan. 5.

How has COVID-19 impacted the tournament?

From the jump, the tournament has felt the pandemic. The location was changed to a bubble in Edmonton. Then came the positive cases. Canada spent 14 days in quarantine during its selection camp before sending a handful of players home. Team USA lost two key players, John Beecher and Thomas Bordeleau. Austria, Germany, Switzerland and Sweden were impacted as well.

MORE: In-depth coverage of COVID-19’s impact

What channel is the World Junior Championship being aired on? 

  • TV channel (U.S.): NHL Network
  • Live stream (U.S.): fuboTV (7-day free trial)
  • TV channel (Canada): TSN
  • Live stream (Canada): TSN Direct

In an unprecedented move, every World Juniors game will be aired live on NHL Network and TSN.

Which teams are in the 2021 World Junior Championship?

Ten teams, divided into two groups of five, are participating.

Group A Group B
Canada Russia
Finland Sweden
Switzerland USA
Slovakia Czech Republic
Germany Austria

 

WORLD JUNIORS TEAM GUIDES: Canada | USA 

Full schedule for the 2021 World Junior Championship

Participating teams are each guaranteed four group-stage games. Teams that advance to the final day of competition (bronze-medal or gold-medal game) will play seven contests total.

(All times Eastern) 

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, 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 Noon 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 game 5:30 p.m. TSN, NHLN
Gold-medal game 9:30 p.m. TSN, NHLN
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Who won the 2020 World Junior Championship?

Canada won the gold medal last year, defeating Russia in the final. It was the nation’s 18th title.

WORLD JUNIORS 2020: Canada is golden | Lafreniere named MVP

Who has won the World Junior Championships in the last 10 years?

Year Winner Host country
2020 Canada Czech Republic
2019 Finland Canada
2018 Canada United States
2017 United States Canada
2016 Finland Finland
2015 Canada Canada
2014 Finland Sweden
2013 United States Russia
2012 Sweden Canada
2011 Russia United States

Which countries have won the most medals at the World Junior Championship?

 

Country Gold Silver Bronze Total
Canada 18 9 5 32
Russia* 13 13 11 37
Finland 5 4 6 15
United States 4 2 6 12
Sweden 2 11 6 19
Czech Republic+ 2 5 7 14
Slovakia 0 0 2 2
Switzerland 0 0 1 1

All games shown on TSN will be streamed on TSN Live in Canada, but it requires a subscription.

Kimelman predictions

Group A winner: Canada

Group B winner: Russia

Champion: Canada

Second: Russia

Third: United States

Surprise star: Brad Lambert, F, Finland

Best goalie: Iaroslav Askarov, Russia

Best defenseman: Bowen Byram, Canada

Best forward: Cole Caufield, United States

Top 2021 NHL Draft eligible player: Matthew Beniers, F, United States

Morreale predictions

Group A winner: Canada

Group B winner: Russia

Champion: United States

Second: Canada

Third: Sweden

Surprise star: Philip Tomasino, F, Canada

Best goalie: Spencer Knight, United States

Best defenseman: Philip Broberg, Sweden

Best forward: Anton Lundell, Finland

Top 2021 NHL Draft eligible player: Matthew Beniers, F, United States

Lepage predictions

Group A winner: Canada

Group B winner: Russia

Champion: Canada

Second: United States

Third: Russia

Surprise star: Jakob Pelletier, F, Canada

Best goalie: Spencer Knight, United States

Best defenseman: Bowen Byram, Canada

Best forward: Dylan Cozens, Canada

Top 2021 NHL Draft eligible player: Matthew Beniers, F, United States

How to watch World Junior Ice Hockey Championships live online

All of Canada’s games will be played at Edmonton’s Rogers Place. TSN owns exclusive broadcast rights for the World Junior Championship in Canada and will show every game live during the tournament across its various television channels. Canadian viewers can find a live stream for games online at TSN.ca or through the TSN app and TSN Direct.

From Thursday, December 25, 2020, to January 5th, 2021, the world’s top Ice Hockey youngsters will battle it out for the right to be called the best in the world. It’s the 14th time in the history of the championship where Canada acts as a host.

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Like in years past, the lineup for the 2020-21 World Junior Championship consists of two groups of five teams. So, here’s how the groups are formed and the 2021 WJC Hockey full schedule of the tournament:

POOL A POOL B

Canada (CAN) United States (USA)

Finland (FIN) Russia (RUS)

Switzerland (SUI) Sweden (SWE)

Slovakia (SVK) Czech Republic (CZE)

Germany Austria

The 2021 WJC was scheduled to be played in the cities of Edmonton and Red Deer before the COVID-19 pandemic gripped the hockey world a few months ago. Now it will all happen within the same “bubble” that boasted a grand total of zero cases during the playoffs that were played in August and September. The same rules that were successful in the NHL will be replicated in the 2021 WJC.

Full 2021 World Junior Championship schedule

(All times Eastern) 

FRIDAY, DEC. 25

Switzerland vs. Slovakia 2 p.m. TSN3/5, NHLN

Germany vs. Finland 6 p.m. TSN3/5, NHLN

Russia vs. USA 9:30 p.m. TSN, NHLN

SATURDAY, DEC. 26

Sweden vs. Czech Republic 2 p.m. TSN1/4/5, NHLN

Germany vs. Canada 6 p.m. TSN1/4/5, NHLN

USA vs. Austria 9:30 p.m. TSN1/4/5, NHLN

SUNDAY, DEC. 27

Finland vs. Switzerland 2 p.m. TSN1/4/5, NHLN

Slovakia vs. Canada 6 p.m. TSN1/4/5, NHLN

Czech Republic vs. Russia 9:30 p.m. TSN1/4/5, 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. USA 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 game 5:30 p.m. TSN, NHLN

Gold-medal game 9:30 p.m. TSN, NHLN

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The United States are clear favorites to win the tournament. They’re expected to once again be crowned IIHF World Junior Champions. For some, the World Juniors competition is even more exciting than the Winter Olympics 2021. Which team are you rooting for? Share your expectations and predictions below.

To watch the World Juniors 2021 Game of the event in Canada, you’ll need access to either ESPN or Fox Sports 1. You can access either of these two networks with free trials to the following:

 

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