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Edmonton, Alberta | Dec. 25-Jan. 5

The 2021 International Ice Hockey Federation World Junior Championship will take place in Edmonton, Alberta, from Dec. 25, 2020 through Jan. 5, 2021. 

The 2021 U.S. National Junior Team is set to compete in Group B alongside Russia, Sweden, Czech Republic and Austria. Group A includes Canada, Finland, Switzerland, Slovakia and Germany. The group seeds were based on the final rankings of the 2020 IIHF World Junior Championship.

The United States enters the 2021 IIHF World Junior Championship seeking its fifth medal in six years after earning a record four-consecutive medals: gold in 2017, silver in 2019 and bronze in both 2018 and 2016. To date, the U.S. National Junior Team has claimed 12 medals, including four gold (2017, 2013, 2010, 2004), two silvers (2019, 1997) and six bronze (2018, 2016, 2011, 2007, 1992, 1986).


U.S. Tournament Schedule

Date Opponent Location Time (Local/ET) Broadcast
Sun., Dec 20 Switzerland
Exhibition
Rogers Place 4:00pm/6:00pm NHL Network
Tues., Dec 22 Finland
Exhibition
Rogers Place 4:00pm/6:00pm NHL Network
Fri., Dec. 25 Russia
Preliminary
Rogers Place 7:30pm/9:30pm NHL Network
Sat., Dec. 26 Austria
Preliminary
Rogers Place 7:30pm/9:30pm NHL Network
Tues., Dec. 29 Czech Republic
Preliminary
Rogers Place 12pm/2:00pm NHL Network
Thurs., Dec. 31 Sweden
Preliminary
Rogers Place 7:30pm/9:30pm NHL Network
Sat., Jan. 2 Quarterfinals Rogers Place 10:00am/12:00pm NHL Network
1:30pm/4:30pm
5:00pm/7:00pm
8:30pm/10:30pm
Mon., Jan. 4 Semifinals Rogers Place 4:00pm/6:00pm NHL Network
7:30pm/9:30pm
Tues., Jan. 5 Bronze Medal Game Rogers Place 3:30pm/5:30pm NHL Network
Gold Medal Game Rogers Place 7:30pm/9:30pm NHL Network

Group B

Edmonton, Alberta
Rogers Place

Team 2020 Finish
Russia Silver
Sweden Bronze
United States Sixth
Czech Republic Seventh
Austria Promoted

Group A

Edmonton, Alberta
Rogers Place

Team 2020 Finish
Canada Gold
Finland Fourth
Switzerland Fifth
Slovakia Eighth
Germany Ninth

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