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2021 IIHF Men's World Championship

The 2021 IIHF Men's World Championship will take place May 21-June 6, 2021 in Riga, Latvia. The event was originally planned to be split between Riga and Minsk, Belarus, but was moved exclusively to Riga by the IIHF on Feb. 2, 2021.

The U.S. Men's National Team will compete in Group B alongside Canada, Finland, Germany, Latvia, Norway, Italy and Kazakhstan and play at Arena Riga.

Most recently, the U.S. finished seventh of 16 teams in the 83rd edition of the IIHF Men's World Championship in 2019 with wins in five of eight games (4-1-0-3/w-otw-otl-l) and has gone 19-7 over the last three world championships.

To date, the U.S. has earned 12 podium finishes, including one gold medal (1933), four silver medals(1950, 1939, 1934, 1931) and seven bronze medals (2018, 2015, 2013, 2004, 1996, 1952, 1949). 


U.S. Tournament Schedule

Date Opponent/Round Time (Local/ET) Location
Sat., May 22 Finland
Preliminary
4:15 p.m. / 9:15 a.m. Arena Riga
Riga, Latvia
Sun., May 23 Canada
Preliminary
8:15 p.m. / 1:15 p.m. Arena Riga
Riga, Latvia
Tues., May 25 Kazakhstan
Preliminary
4:15 p.m. / 9:15 a.m. Arena Riga
Riga, Latvia
Thurs., May 27 Latvia
Preliminary
4:15 p.m. / 9:15 a.m. Arena Riga
Riga, Latvia
Sat., May 29 Norway
Preliminary
4:15 p.m. / 9:15 a.m. Arena Riga
Riga, Latvia
Mon., May 31 Germany
Preliminary
4:15 p.m. / 9:15 a.m. Arena Riga
Riga, Latvia
Tues., June 1 Italy
Preliminary
4:15 p.m. / 9:15 a.m. Arena Riga
Riga, Latvia
Thurs., June 3 TBD
Quarterfinals
TBD TBD
Sat., June 5 TBD
Semifinals
2:15 p.m. / 7:15 a.m. OR 6:15 p.m. / 11:15 a.m. Arena Riga
Riga, Latvia
Sun., June 6 TBD
Bronze Medal Game
3:15 p.m. / 8:15 a.m. Arena Riga
Riga, Latvia
Sun., June 6 TBD
Gold Medal Game
8:15 p.m. / 1:15 p.m. Arena Riga
Riga, Latvia

Group B

Riga, Latvia
Arena Riga
Capacity: 10,300

Team 2019 Finish
Finland First
Canada Second
Germany Sixth
United States Seventh
Latvia 10th
Norway 12th
Italy 14th
Kazakhstan Promoted

Group A

Riga, Latvia
Olympic Sports Centre
Capacity: 6,000

Team 2019 Finish
Russia Third
Czech Republic Fourth
Sweden Fifth
Switzerland Eighth
Slovakia Ninth
Denmark 11th
Great Britain 13th
Belarus Promoted

U.S. Men's Worlds History

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