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

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

It’s that special time of year when the Stanley Cup Playoffs heat up and the hockey world can see their countries take on gold as well.

Following the cancellation of the 2020 tournament due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the IIHF Men’s World Championship is back in 2021. Sixteen teams will participate in the 17-day tournament which will take place in Latvia.

Normally a way for NHL players who don’t make the playoffs to keep playing their trades, the 2021 tournament is full of youngsters looking to prove their worth in the NHL, including a number of hopefuls who are expected. be drafted in July. Among the first-round hopeful squad are United States Matty Beniers (who won 2021 junior gold) and Canadian Owen Power. There are also recent draft picks like Canada’s Cole Perfetti (Jets) and Braden Schneider (Rangers).

USA Hockey is aiming for its third gold medal (1933 and 1960) while Hockey Canada is aiming for the # 26 gold medal and its first since 2016. If Canada wins the gold, then it will equal Russia / l Soviet Union for the most in tournament history.

Here’s everything you need to know about the 2021 Ice Hockey World Championship, including how to watch the games on TV and stream online, as well as the full schedule, scores and standings.

When does the 2021 Men’s World Championship take place?

Sixteen teams divided into two groups will compete in the preliminary round. Each team will face the other seven teams in their group over the first 12 days of competition ending June 1.

The top four teams from each group after the preliminary round advance to the quarter-finals on June 3. After the semi-finals on June 5, the bronze medal and gold medal games will take place on Sunday June 6.

Where is the 2021 men’s world championship?

The 2021 edition will be held in Riga, Latvia, on two ice rinks: the Arena Riga and the Olympic Sports Center. It has been 15 years since Riga hosted the tournament; Sweden won the gold medal there in 2006.

This year’s tournament was originally scheduled to be co-hosted by Belarus (Minsk) and Latvia, but the International Ice Hockey Federation moved it to February due to political unrest and the COVID-19 pandemic.

What channel is the 2021 Men’s World Championship broadcast on?

  • TV Channel (US): NHL Network
  • Steam Live (Canada): FuboTV, Sling TV
  • TV Channel (Canada): TSN
  • Live Streaming (Canada): TSN.ca

In the United States, all American games, as well as some games from other countries, will be broadcast on the NHL Network. NHL Network can be streamed on fuboTV and Sling TV. In Canada, TSN will broadcast all matches of the 2021 tournament, with select games also appearing exclusively on TSN.ca or the TSN app.

Which teams are participating in the 2021 Men’s World Championship?

Sixteen teams, divided into two groups of eight, participate.

group A Group B
ROCK Canada
Sweden Finland
Czech Republic United States
Switzerland Germany
Slovakia Latvia
Denmark Norway
Belarus Italy
Britain Kazakhstan

Why is Russia listed as “ROC”?

The World Anti-Doping Agency banned Russia from participating in international competition for four years last December. The ban includes the Olympic Games and the World Championships and the flag or name of Russia cannot be used. Athletes, however, are not prohibited from competing but may only do so under a neutral flag.

ROC stands for Russian Olympic Committee, and instead of the national anthem being played, Pyotr Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1 will be played.

When is Canada versus the United States?

There will be a North American battle in this tournament as both teams are in the same group. The teams will meet on Sunday, May 23 at 1:15 p.m. ET.

Ranking of the Men’s World Championship 2021


Team Victories Losses OTL Points
1. Russia 0 0 0 0
2. Sweden 0 0 0 0
3. Czech Republic 0 0 0 0
4. Switzerland 0 0 0 0
5. Slovakia 0 0 0 0
6. Denmark 0 0 0 0
7. Belarus 0 0 0 0
8. Great Britain 0 0 0 0


Team Victories Losses OTL Points
1. Canada 0 0 0 0
2. Finland 0 0 0 0
3. United States 0 0 0 0
4. Germany 0 0 0 0
5. Latvia 0 0 0 0
6. Norway 0 0 0 0
7. Italy 0 0 0 0
8. Kazakhstan 0 0 0 0

Regulation wins = 3 points
Gain of overtime = 2 points
Loss of overtime = 1 point

Full schedule for the 2021 Men’s World Championship

The participating teams each have seven guaranteed group stage matches. The teams that qualify for the last day of competition (bronze medal or gold medal match) will play 10 competitions in total.

(All Eastern hours)

Russia vs Czech Republic 9:15 a.m. TSN1, NHLN
Germany vs Italy 9:15 a.m. TSN2
Belarus v Slovakia 1:15 p.m. TSN.ca/TSN app
Canada vs Latvia 1:15 p.m. TSN1 / 3, NHLN
Denmark vs Sweden 5:15 a.m. TSN1, NHLN
Norway vs Germany 5:15 a.m. TSN3
Great Britain v Russia 9:15 a.m. TSN1
Finland vs USA 9:15 a.m. TSN3, NHLN
Czech Republic vs Switzerland 1:15 p.m. TSN1, NHLN
Latvia vs Kazakhstan 1:15 p.m. TSN3
Great Britain vs Slovakia 5:15 a.m. TSN4, NHLN
Norway vs Italy 5:15 a.m. TSN1
Sweden vs Belarus 9:15 a.m. TSN2
Kazakhstan vs. Finland 9:15 a.m. TSN1, NHLN
Denmark vs Switzerland 1:15 p.m. TSN2
Canada vs United States 1:15 p.m. TSN1 / 3, NHLN
Slovakia vs. Russia 9:15 a.m. TSN1 / 4
Latvia vs Italy 9:15 a.m. TSN3
Czech Republic vs. Belarus 1:15 p.m. TSN2
Germany vs Canada 1:15 p.m. TSN1 / 3/4
Great Britain vs Denmark 9:15 a.m. TSN3
United States vs. Kazakhstan 9:15 a.m. TSN1 / 4, NHLN
Switzerland vs Sweden 1:15 p.m. TSN1 / 4
Finland vs Norway 1:15 p.m. TSN3
Russia vs Denmark 9:15 a.m. TSN1 / 4
Kazakhstan vs. Germany 9:15 a.m. TSN3
Belarus vs. Great Britain 1:15 p.m. TSN2
Canada vs Norway 1:15 p.m. TSN1 / 3/4
Switzerland vs Slovakia 9:15 a.m. TSN1
United States vs. Latvia 9:15 a.m. TSN4, NHLN
Sweden vs. Czech Republic 1:15 p.m. TSN1 / 4
Finland vs Italy 1:15 p.m. TSN3
Sweden vs Great Britain 9:15 a.m. TSN1 / 4
Kazakhstan vs. Canada 9:15 a.m. TSN3
Denmark vs Belarus 1:15 p.m. TSN1
Latvia vs Norway 1h15 TSN3
Czech Republic vs. Great Britain 5:15 a.m. TSN1 / 4
Italy vs. Kazakhstan 5:15 a.m. TSN3
Switzerland vs Russia 9:15 a.m. TSN1 / 4
Norway vs USA 9:15 a.m. TSN3, NHLN
Slovakia vs. Denmark 1:15 p.m. TSN1
Germany vs Finland 1:15 p.m. TSN3
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
Czech Republic vs Denmark 9:15 a.m. TSN1
USA vs Germany 9:15 a.m. TSN4, NHLN
Russia vs Sweden 1:15 p.m. TSN4
Norway vs Kazakhstan 1:15 p.m. TSN5
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 United States 9:15 a.m. TSN4, NHLN
Russia vs Belarus 1:15 p.m. TSN1
Germany v Latvia 1:15 p.m. TSN4
Quarterfinal 9:15 a.m. TSN3
Quarterfinal 9:15 a.m. TSN4
Quarterfinal 1:15 p.m. TSN3
Quarterfinal 1:15 p.m. TSN4
Semi final 7:15 a.m. TSN1 / 5
Semi final 11:15 a.m. TSN1 / 5
Bronze medal 8:15 a.m. TSN4 / 5
Gold medal 1:15 p.m. TSN4 / 5

Who won the 2020 men’s world championship?

The 2020 tournament has been canceled due to COVID-19.

Finland won the 2019 edition, beating Canada 3-1 in the gold medal match in Slovakia. Among the notable names of the Canadian squad are Shea Theodore, Mark Stone, Anthony Cirelli, Darnell Nurse and Jonathan Marchessault. The final game saw the Senators ‘Matt Murray and the Blackhawks’ Kevin Lankinen between the pipes. An undrafted Kaapo Kakko was part of the Finnish league team.

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

Who has won the IIHF Men’s World Championship in the past 10 years?

Year Winner Host country
2020 Nothing
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 countries have won the most medals at the IIHF Men’s World Championship?

Country Gold Silver Bronze Total
Canada 26 15 9 50
Russia* 27 ten ten 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 the Soviet Union

^ Includes Czechoslovakia

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