The medal spherical of the 2021 World Junior Championship is formally right here.

After ending atop Group B, the USA enters the match quarterfinals because the No. 2 seed and can face the fourth-place finisher in Group A, Slovakia. Final 12 months, the Individuals had been ousted on this first medal spherical by Finland; eight gamers return from that workforce decided to not repeat historical past.

Head coach Nate Leaman would additionally wish to preserve ghosts locked up; he was an assistant coach on the 2009 squad that was upset by Slovakia within the quarterfinals. Some recognizable names on that workforce: 2020 Stanley Cup champions Kevin Shattenkirk and Ryan McDonagh.

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One other member of that ’09 squad was James van Riemsdyk, whom Trevor Zegras tied for third on the USA’s World Juniors profession factors listing on New 12 months’s Eve when he tallied three towards Sweden. Zegras and now-NHLer van Riemsdyk every have 22 factors, and Zegras sits atop the 2021 leaderboard with 13.

Slovakia received only one recreation within the preliminary spherical, a 1-Zero squeaker over Switzerland to open the match. It did maintain Canada to 3 objectives in a loss because it clogged up the center, blocked an exorbitant quantity of pictures and pissed off the Canadians’ high-powered offense. 

Right here is methods to catch the 2021 IIHF World Juniors quarterfinal assembly between the U.S. and Slovakia.

The way to watch USA vs. Slovakia

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

USA vs. Slovakia: When is puck drop?

  • Date: Saturday, Jan. 2
  • Time: 10:30 p.m. ET

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Which groups are within the 2021 World Junior Championship?

Ten groups, divided into two teams of 5, are taking part.

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

Full schedule for the 2021 World Junior Championship

(All occasions Japanese) 

QF: Russia vs. Germany Midday TSN, NHLN
QF: Finland vs. Sweden 3:30 p.m. TSN, NHLN
QF: Canada vs. Czech Republic 7 p.m. TSN, NHLN
QF: USA vs. Slovakia 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 received 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 international locations have received probably the most medals on the World Junior Championship?

Nation Gold Silver Bronze Complete
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

* Consists of medals received because the Soviet Union and CIS
+ Consists of medals received as Czechoslovakia