The U.S. National Junior Team claimed gold at the 2021 International Ice Hockey Federation World Junior Championship in Edmonton, Alberta, from Dec. 25, 2020 through Jan. 5, 2021.
The U.S. finished first in Group B after the preliminary round before defeating Slovakia in the quarterfinals and Finland in the semifinals.
Behind 34 saves from Spencer Knight (Darien, Conn.) and goals from Trevor Zegras (Bedford, N.Y.) and Alex Turcotte (Chicago, Ill.), the U.S. defeated Canada, 2-0, in the gold-medal game of the 2021 IIHF World Junior Championship. It was the fifth gold medal for the United States in the tournament and the fifth time in the last six years that Team USA has medaled in the event, the best medal stretch in the nation’s history.
To date, the U.S. National Junior Team has claimed 13 medals, including five gold (2021, 2017, 2013, 2010, 2004), two silver (2019, 1997) and six bronze medals (2018, 2016, 2011, 2007, 1992, 1986).
All games took place in Edmonton, Alberta, at Rogers Place.
|Date||Opponent||Time (Local/ET)/Result||Broadcast||U.S. Player of Game|
|Tues., Dec 22||Finland
|W, 3-2||NHL Network||Cole Caufield|
|Fri., Dec. 25||Russia
|L, 3-5||NHL Network||Cam York|
|Sat., Dec. 26||Austria
|W, 11-0||NHL Network||Trevor Zegras|
|Tues., Dec. 29||Czech Republic
|W, 7-0||NHL Network||Bobby Brink|
|Thurs., Dec. 31||Sweden
|W, 4-0||NHL Network||Alex Turcotte|
|Sat., Jan. 2||Slovakia
|W, 5-2||NHL Network||John Farinacci|
|Mon., Jan. 4||Finland
|W, 4-3||NHL Network||Arthur Kaliyev|
|Tues., Jan. 5||Canada
Gold Medal Game
|W, 2-0||NHL Network||Spencer Knight|