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Edmonton, Alberta | Dec. 25-Jan. 5

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).


The Road to Gold

Inside the Celebration


U.S. Tournament Schedule

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
Exhibition
W, 3-2 NHL Network Cole Caufield
Fri., Dec. 25 Russia
Preliminary Round
L, 3-5 NHL Network Cam York
Sat., Dec. 26 Austria
Preliminary Round
W, 11-0 NHL Network Trevor Zegras
Tues., Dec. 29 Czech Republic
Preliminary Round
W, 7-0 NHL Network Bobby Brink
Thurs., Dec. 31 Sweden
Preliminary Round
W, 4-0 NHL Network Alex Turcotte
Sat., Jan. 2 Slovakia
Quarterfinals
W, 5-2 NHL Network John Farinacci
Mon., Jan. 4 Finland
Semifinals
W, 4-3 NHL Network Arthur Kaliyev
Tues., Jan. 5 Canada
Gold Medal Game
W, 2-0 NHL Network Spencer Knight

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Chaz Lucius celebrates his overtime-winner that captured the bronze medal for Team USA.
Team USA celebrates the bronze medal win during the 2023 IIHF World Junior Championship.