2021 IIHF U18 Men’s World Championship: time, TV channel, live stream, where, when, schedule
The next generation of hockey’s best and brightest will take center stage at the 2021 U18 Men’s World Championship.
Last year, the 22nd edition of the event was scheduled to take place in April in Plymouth and Ann Arbor, Michigan, but was canceled in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
In 2021, the United States is set to host again, with 10 teams heading to Texas. The squad rosters are filled with players whose names could be called up in July in the NHL Draft, including top 10 prospects Brandt Clarke and Dylan Guenther of Canada and Chaz Lucius of USA Hockey, who could enter the top 20. .
It will also be an opportunity for fans to see top pick slated for 2022, Shane Wright, and top prospect of 2023, Connor Bedard.
The U18 tournament should be filled with big goals, big saves and even bigger wins. With national pride at stake, the battle for gold will be fierce. Here’s everything you need to know about the tournament.
Where is the 2021 U18 Men’s World Championship?
The 2021 IIHF U18 World Championship will be held in Frisco and Plano, TX, at the Comerica Center and the Children’s Health StarCenter, respectively.
We are excited to host the 2021 IIHF Men’s Under-18 World Championship in Frisco and Plano from April 26 to May 6!
The 10 Nations tournament will be played in the United States for the third time only. https://t.co/PPiIpQ8Ks2
– Dallas Stars (@DallasStars) February 11, 2021
This year marks the third time the United States will host a U18. In 2009, the United States won when the tournament was held in Fargo and Moorhead, ND. The United States also hosted in 2016, also in North Dakota (Fargo); Finland won gold and the United States won bronze that year.
When does the 2021 U18 Men’s World Championship take place?
The group stage, with two groups of five teams, will span the first six days of the competition and end on May 1. The eight surviving teams will be off on May 2 before returning to battle for the quarter-finals the next day. The winners of these matches will advance to the semi-finals two days later. The bronze medal and gold medal games will take place on Thursday, May 6.
What channel is the 2021 U18 Men’s World Championship broadcast on?
- TV Channel (US): NHL Network
- Live Streaming (US): HockeyTV.com
- TV Channel (Canada): TSN
- Live Streaming (Canada): TSN Direct, HockeyTV.com
Every game of the tournament can be seen on HockeyTV.com. In the United States, games that will be broadcast on the NHL Network (playoffs) will not be available for live streaming. In Canada, TSN will broadcast all Hockey Canada games and the playoffs, including two of the four quarter-finals.
Which teams are participating in the 2021 U18 Men’s World Championship?
Ten teams, divided into two groups of five, participate.
|group A||Group B|
When is Canada versus the United States?
For now, this year’s tournament will not see a North American battle. With the two countries in different groups, fingers and toes will have to be crossed for them to face off in a do-or-die match.
Are supporters allowed at the 2021 U18 Men’s World Championship?
Limited tickets have been made available to the general public for matches at the Comerica Center in Frisco. Fans will not be allowed into the Plano Children’s Health StarCenter.
The Comerica Center will host all Group B games (including US games), two quarterfinals, semi-finals and medal games. Canada and Group A will skate at the Children’s Health StarCenter.
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2021 U18 Men’s World Championship Ranking
|3. United States||3||0||1||8|
|4. Czech Republic||1||2||1||4|
Regulation wins = 3 points
Gain of overtime = 2 points
Loss of overtime = 1 point
Full schedule for the 2021 U18 Men’s World Championship
Participating teams are each guaranteed four group stage matches. The teams that qualify for the last day of the competition (bronze medal or gold medal match) will play a total of seven competitions.
(All Eastern hours)
|MONDAY APRIL 26|
|Czech Republic 3, Germany 1||5 p.m.|
|Belarus 1, Sweden 5||5 p.m.|
|Russia 7, United States 6 (OT)||9 p.m.|
|Latvia 2, Switzerland 4||9 p.m.|
|TUESDAY APRIL 27|
|Finland 4, Russia 3 (SO)||5 p.m.|
|Switzerland 1, Belarus 7||5 p.m.|
|Germany 3, United States 5||9 p.m.|
|Sweden 1, Canada 12||9 p.m.||TSN1|
|WEDNESDAY APRIL 28|
|Czech Republic 5, Finland 6||9 p.m.|
|Canada 4, Latvia 2||9 p.m.||TSN1 / 5|
|THURSDAY, APRIL 29|
|Germany 1, Russia 6||5 p.m.|
|Sweden 3, Switzerland 1||5 p.m.|
|United States 2, Czech Republic 1 (SO)||9 p.m.|
|Belarus 6, Latvia 2||9 p.m.|
|FRIDAY APRIL 30|
|Finland 10, Germany 0||9 p.m.|
|Switzerland 0, Canada 7||9 p.m.||TSN5|
|SATURDAY MAY 1|
|Russia 11, Czech Republic 1||5 p.m.|
|Latvia 0, Sweden 7||5 p.m.||TSN2|
|United States 5, Finland 4 (OT)||9 p.m.|
|Canada 5, Belarus 2||9 p.m.||TSN4|
|MONDAY MAY 3|
|WEDNESDAY MAY 5|
|Semi finals||5 p.m.||TSN1|
|Semi finals||9 p.m.||TSN1|
|THURSDAY MAY 6|
|Bronze medal match||5 p.m.||TSN3|
|Gold medal set||9 p.m.||TSN3|
Who won the 2020 U18 Men’s World Championship?
The 2020 tournament has been canceled due to COVID-19.
Sweden are the reigning champions after beating Russia 4-3 in overtime in 2019. USA Hockey won the bronze medal, beating Canada 5-2. Some notable names from this tournament: Jack Hughes, Cole Caufield and Spencer Knight from the United States, and Alex Newhook and Dylan Cozens from Canada. Yaroslav Askarov was the best goalkeeper, Philip Broberg was the best defender and Caufield was the best striker.
Who has won the U18 Men’s World Championship in the past 10 years?
|2012||United States||Czech Republic|
Which countries have won the most medals at the U18 Men’s World Championship?