Oh baby. Buckle up your belt.
It will be an all-North American battle on the ice when Canada and the United States face off for gold at the 2021 IIHF World Junior Championship on Tuesday in Edmonton. The teams will meet in the title match for the first time since 2017, when the United States won 5-4 in a shootout over a Troy Terry goal against Carter Hart.
In the 2021 edition, the teams have advanced to their confrontation in quite different ways. The United States needed a goal 76 seconds from time by Arthur Kaliyev of New York to beat Finland 4-3 in the semifinals, while the Canadians easily sent Russia 5-0.
“This day has been marked in all our calendars since we arrived,” said Alex Newhook, who scored Canada’s first goal with less than a minute of his Monday game against the Russians. “To finally be here and see that the work we’ve done is paying off so far, it’s exciting. We’re excited to bring that mindset tomorrow and play our game the best we can. ‘gold.”
Bragging rights will also be at stake as a number of players take on their current team-mates – like Dylan Holloway (Canada) and Cole Caufield (United States) from Wisconsin – and future ones, including goalkeepers Spencer Knight ( United States) and Devon Levi (Canada), who are Panthers draft picks.
“Obviously it will be a great game,” said American John Farinacci. “It’s something you dream of. The United States, Canada and a gold medal game will always be a fun game and we have to play a full 60 minutes if we are to win that gold medal. “
Here’s how to watch the 2021 IIHF World Junior Gold Medal game between Canada and the United States
How to watch Canada vs. the United States
- TV Channel (Canada): TSN
- Live Streaming (Canada): TSN Live
- TV channel (USA): NHL Network
- Live Streaming (USA): fuboTV (7 day free trial)
Canada vs USA: When is the puck released?
- Dated: Tuesday January 5
- Time: 9:30 p.m. ET
World Juniors 2021: Latest news
- Time, TV channel, live broadcast, where, when, schedule
- What was the impact of COVID-19 on the tournament?
- Line-up, NHL Draft Status, 10-team jersey numbers
- Distribution of hopes of all NHL teams
- Predictions: hockey experts choose who will win gold
- It’s gold or bust ‘: NHL players recall memories of World Junior Championships
- A team-by-team guide for the Under-20 Championship
- Dach, Caufield and the four main scenarios
- Oilers’ Philip Broberg impresses with three assists for Sweden
- Senators’ Tim Stuetzle scores two goals in Germany’s overtime win
- Predictions, odds, x factors, breakdowns for quarterfinal matches
- Leafs prospect Roni Hirvonen sends Finland to semifinals with late goal
Which teams are participating in the 2021 World Junior Championship?
Ten teams, divided into two groups of five, participate.
|group A||Group B|
Full schedule for the 2021 World Junior Championship
(All Eastern hours)
|TUESDAY JAN. 5|
|Bronze medal match||5:30 p.m.||TSN, NHLN|
|Gold medal set||9:30 p.m.||TSN, NHLN|
Who has won the IIHF World Junior Championships in the past 10 years?
Which countries have won the most medals at the World Junior Championships?
|Czech Republic +||2||5||seven||14|
* Includes medals won in the Soviet Union and the CIS
+ Includes medals won in Czechoslovakia