The arrival of the holiday season means the World Junior Hockey Championship 2021 is just around the corner.
Once again, the best under-20 players from around the globe will convene to determine which nation has the best crop of juniors. This time the setting is the in Edmonton and Red Deer, Alberta as host venues for the latest edition of the tournament.
The Canada will be looking to use home-ice advantage to propel themselves onto the podium for the first time since 2005, when they finished third behind champion Canada and silver medallist Russia. It’s been even longer since the Canada claimed gold in this competition, with back-to-back first-place finishes in 2000 and 2001 the last (and only) times the nation has topped the podium.
As usual, the likes of Canada, the United States and Russia will be considered among the favourites, although Finland will be eager to defend its title after a stunning run through the competition last year.
Here’s all you need to know about the tournament.
Where is the 2021 World Junior Championship?
The 2021 World Junior Championship will take place in the in Edmonton and Red Deer, Alberta playing host to the games.
This will be the 45th edition of the tournament, the fourth in the Canada.
When will the 2021 World Junior Championship take place?
The tournament runs from Dec. 26 to Jan. 5.
With two groups of five teams, the group stage spans the first six days of competition — ending on New Year’s Eve. The eight surviving teams have New Year’s Day off before returning to action for the quarterfinals on Thursday, Jan. 2, with the winners advancing to the semifinals two days later. The bronze medal and gold medal games take place Sunday, Jan. 5.
What channel is the World Junior Championship being aired on?
- TV channel (U.S.): NHL Network
- TV channel (Canada): TSN
- Livestream (Canada): TSN Direct
Which teams are in the World Junior Championship?
There are ten teams participating, split into two groups of five.
Friday, Dec. 25
Slovakia vs. Switzerland, 2 p.m. ET
Finland vs. Germany, 6 p.m. ET
U.S. vs. Russia, 9:30 p.m. ET
Saturday, Dec. 26
Czech Republic vs. Sweden, 2 p.m. ET
Canada vs. Germany, 6 p.m. ET
Austria vs. U.S., 9:30 p.m. ET
Sunday, Dec. 27
Switzerland vs. Finland, 2 p.m. ET
Canada vs. Slovakia, 6 p.m. ET
Russia vs. Czech Republic, 9:30 p.m. ET
Monday, Dec. 28
Sweden vs. Austria, 6 p.m. ET
Germany vs. Slovakia, 9:30 p.m. ET
Tuesday, Dec. 29
Czech Republic vs. U.S., 2 p.m. ET
Switzerland vs. Canada, 6 p.m. ET
Russia vs. Austria, 9:30 p.m. ET
Wednesday, Dec. 30
Slovakia vs. Finland, 2 p.m. ET
Germany vs. Switzerland, 6 p.m. ET
Sweden vs. Russia, 9:30 p.m. ET
Thursday, Dec. 31
Austria vs. Czech Republic, 2 p.m. ET
Finland vs. Canada, 6 p.m. ET
U.S. vs. Sweden, 9:30 p.m. ET
Saturday, Jan. 2
Quarterfinal 1, 12 p.m. ET
Quarterfinal 2, 3:30 p.m. ET
Quarterfinal 3, 7 p.m. ET
Quarterfinal 4, 10:30 p.m. ET
Monday, Jan. 4
Semifinal 1, 6 p.m. ET
Semifinal 2, 9:30 p.m. ET
Tuesday, Jan. 5
Third-place game, 5:30 p.m. ET
Championship game, 9:30 p.m. ET
IIHF World Junior Ice Hockey Championships 2021 Streaming Channels
You see, each channel has the rights to broadcast the World Junior Ice Hockey Championship in its respective country. Any outside viewing is strictly prohibited. For the time being, you can find a list of official World Juniors 2021 TV broadcasters below.
- NHL Network (USA)
- TSN GO (Canada)
- Match TV (Russia)
- Sweden: SVT, TV4, Sveriges Radio
- Finland: YLE
- Slovakia: RTVS
- Switzerland: MySports
- Belarus: BTRC
- Czech Republic: Ceske Televize
How to Stream World Juniors 2021 live Online ?
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 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:
- Sling TV
- AT&T TV Now
- Hulu with Live TV
- YouTube TV