It is all about positioning in a New 12 months’s Eve matchup between two hockey powerhouses. America and Sweden are assured spots within the quarterfinal spherical of the 2021 IIHF World Juniors, however who they’re going to see comes down to simply 60 minutes of motion. 

Workforce USA’s spirits are excessive after bouncing again from a 5-Three loss to Russia with two lopsided wins over Austria (11-0) and the Czech Republic (7-0). Trevor Zegras has been a drive with 10 factors (5 targets, 5 assists) in simply three video games whereas captain Cam York has chipped in six factors, together with 5 helpers. Towards the Czechs, the Individuals additionally bought targets from Arthur Kaliyev and Cole Caufield and a robust efficiency in internet from Spencer Knight; if head coach Nate Leaman can get these guys sparking, the United States may very well be ringing within the new yr on a roll.

It isn’t a simple assembly, nonetheless. Sweden is a drive, led by the noisemaking “Terror Twins,” Alexander Holtz and Lucas Raymond. Throw within the blue line of Philip Broberg, Victor Soderstrom and Tobias Bjornfot and the U.S. will certainly have its arms full. Plus, Sweden misplaced its first recreation in about 15 years with Wednesday evening’s time beyond regulation loss to Russia (now 54-1 file) and shall be trying to keep away from consecutive losses.

If the USA wins in regulation, they’re going to take Group B.

Right here is the right way to catch the 2021 IIHF World Juniors Group B assembly between the U.S. and Sweden.

Tips on how to watch USA vs. Sweden

  • TV channel (Canada): TSN
  • Reside stream (Canada): TSN Reside
  • TV channel (USA): NHL Community
  • Reside stream (USA): fuboTV (7-day free trial)

USA vs. Sweden: When is puck drop?

  • Date: Thursday, Dec. 31
  • Time: 9:30 p.m. ET

World Juniors 2021: Newest information




Which groups are within the 2021 World Junior Championship?

Ten groups, divided into two teams of 5, are collaborating.

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

Full schedule for the 2021 World Junior Championship

(All instances Jap) 

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
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
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
Austria vs. Sweden 6 p.m. TSN, NHLN
Slovakia vs. Germany 9:30 p.m. TSN, NHLN
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
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
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
Quarterfinal Midday TSN, NHLN
Quarterfinal 3:30 p.m. TSN, NHLN
Quarterfinal 7 p.m. TSN, NHLN
Quarterfinal 10:30 p.m. TSN, NHLN
Semifinal 6 p.m. TSN, NHLN
Semifinal 9:30 p.m. TSN, NHLN
Bronze-medal recreation 5:30 p.m. TSN, NHLN
Gold-medal recreation 9:30 p.m. TSN, NHLN

Who has gained the IIHF World Junior Championships within the final 10 years?

12 months Winner Host nation
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 nations have gained essentially the most medals on the World Junior Championship?

Nation Gold Silver Bronze Whole
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

* Contains medals gained because the Soviet Union and CIS
+ Contains medals gained as Czechoslovakia