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|
|Czech Republic||United States|
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
|3. Czech Republic||0||0||0||0|
|8. Great Britain||0||0||0||0|
|3. United States||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)
|FRIDAY MAY 21|
|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|
|SATURDAY MAY 22|
|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|
|SUNDAY 23 MAY|
|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|
|MONDAY MAY 24|
|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|
|TUESDAY MAY 25|
|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|
|WEDNESDAY MAY 26|
|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|
|THURSDAY MAY 27|
|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|
|FRIDAY MAY 28|
|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|
|SATURDAY MAY 29|
|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|
|SUNDAY MAY 30|
|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|
|MONDAY 31 MAY|
|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|
|TUESDAY JUNE 1|
|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|
|THURSDAY JUNE 3|
|SATURDAY JUNE 5|
|Semi final||7:15 a.m.||TSN1 / 5|
|Semi final||11:15 a.m.||TSN1 / 5|
|SUNDAY JUNE 6|
|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.
Who has won the IIHF Men’s World Championship in the past 10 years?
|2017||Sweden||Germany / France|
|2013||Sweden||Sweden / Finland|
|2012||Russia||Finland / Sweden|
Which countries have won the most medals at the IIHF Men’s World Championship?
|Czech Republic ^||12||13||21||46|
* Includes the Soviet Union
^ Includes Czechoslovakia