Men’s World Champion 2021 ready to watch live IIHF ice hockey !! The 2021 Men’s World Championship will take place from 21 May to 6 June 2021 in Riga, United States of Canada. The event was originally planned to be split between Riga and Minsk, Belarus, but was transferred exclusively to Riga by the IIHF on February 2, 2021.
Look at the 2021 Ice Hockey World Championship starting May 21, and to say that fans are excited would be a silence. The US Men’s National Team will compete in Group B with Canada, Finland, Germany, Latvia, Norway, Italy and Kazakhstan and play in Arena Riga.
Recently, the US finished seventh out of 16 teams in the 83rd edition of the IIHF Men’s World Championship in 2019 and won five of eight games (4-1-0-3 / w-otw-otl-l). And finished 19 teams. -7 in the last three world championships.
All you need to know about the 2021 Ice Hockey World Championship
The 2021 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship took place from May 21 to June 6 in Riga, the capital of Latvia, after a gap of one year due to the global epidemic.
Finland will defend their title and 16 teams will struggle for the right to be called world champions and set a marker ahead of next year’s Beijing Winter Games.
Read on to find out everything you need to know about the competition including the venue, tournament history and players to watch.
2021 Ice Hockey World Championship Format
The 16 teams are divided into eight, Group A and Group B two round-robin groups.
The top four teams in each group, head-to-head, the first tiebreaker in terms of two teams finishing at the points level, go to the quarter-finals.
With this year’s Lower Division Championship canceled due to an epidemic, there is no relegation to the side finishing bottom in each group as all 16 teams in previous years will play in next year’s competition in Finland.
Russia’s ban from global sports competition means that they are represented in Latvia by the ROC, which is an abbreviation for the Russian Olympic Committee, with no sign of the country’s flag or anthem.
2021 Ice Hockey World Championship venue
The tournament was originally scheduled to be held in both Latvia and Belarus, but later security concerns due to civil and political unrest prompted a change in plan.
Now Riga, the capital of Latvia, is the only host, making it easier to implement the ‘bubble’, with all 16 teams staying in the same hotel and two playgrounds being used.
The main venue is Arena Riga which can seat 16,500 spectators, although no fan will be admitted due to the COVID-19 protocol.
Arena Riga will host all games in Group B and every game from two quarter-finals and semi-finals.
The 6,000-capacity small Olympic Sports Center will stage all the games in the Group A Plus Two quarter-finals, literally across the street.
Sunday, May 23
Great Britain vs Slovakia 5:15 AM TSN 4, NHLN
Norway vs Italy 5:15 AM TSN1
Sweden vs Belarus 9:15 AM TSN2
Kazakhstan vs Finland 9:15 AM TSN 1, NHLN
Denmark vs Switzerland 1:15 PM TSN2
Canada vs USA 1:15 PM TSN 1/3, NHLN
Monday, may 24
Slovakia vs Russia 9:15 AM TSN1 / 4
Latvia vs Italy 9:15 AM TSN3
Czech Republic vs Belarus 1:15 PM TSN2
Germany vs Canada 1:15 PM TSN 1/3/4
Tuesday, May 25
Great Britain vs Denmark 9:15 AM TSN3
USA vs Kazakhstan 9:15 AM TSN1 / 4, NHLN
Switzerland vs Sweden 1:15 PM TSN1 / 4
Finland vs Norway 1:15 PM TSN3
Wednesday, May 26
Russia vs Denmark 9:15 AM TSN1 / 4
Kazakhstan vs Germany 9:15 AM TSN3
Belarus vs Great Britain 1:15 PM TSN2
Canada vs Norway 1:15 PM TSN 1/3/4
Thursday, May 27
Switzerland vs Slovakia 9:15 AM TSN1
USA vs Latvia 9:15 AM TSN 4, NHLN
Sweden vs Czech Republic 1:15 PM TSN1 / 4
Finland vs Italy 1:15 PM TSN3
Friday, May 28
Sweden vs Great Britain 9:15 AM TSN1 / 4
Kazakhstan vs Canada 9:15 AM TSN3
Denmark vs Belarus 1:15 PM TSN1
Latvia vs Norway 1:15 AM TSN3
Saturday, May 29 AY
Czech Republic vs Great Britain 5:15 AM TSN1 / 4
Italy vs Kazakhstan 5:15 AM TSN3
Switzerland vs Russia 9:15 AM TSN1 / 4
Norway vs USA 9:15 AM TSN 3, NHLN
Slovakia vs Denmark 1:15 PM TSN1
Germany vs Finland 1:15 PM TSN3
Sunday, May 30
Belarus vs Switzerland 9:15 AM TSN.ca/TSN App
Italy vs Canada 9:15 AM TSN1 / 4
Sweden vs Slovakia 1:15 PM TSN1
Finland vs Latvia 1:15 PM TSN3
Monday, may 31
Czech Republic vs Denmark 9:15 AM TSN1
USA vs Germany 9:15 AM TSN 4, NHLN
Russia vs Sweden 1:15 PM Tsn 4
Norway vs Kazakhstan 1:15 PM TSN 5
Tuesday, June 1
Switzerland vs Great Britain 5:15 AM TSN2
Canada vs Finland 5:15 AM TSN1 / 4
Slovakia vs Czech Republic 9:15 AM TSN1
Italy vs USA 9:15 AM TSN 4, NHLN
Russia vs Belarus 1:15 PM TSN1
Germany vs Latvia 1:15 PM Tsn 4
Thursday, June 3
Quarter finals 9:15 AM TSN3
Quarter finals 9:15 AM Tsn 4
Quarter finals 1:15 PM TSN3
Quarter finals 1:15 PM Tsn 4
Saturday, June 5
Semi finals 7:15 AM TSN1 / 5
Semi finals 11:15 AM TSN1 / 5
Sunday, June 6
bronze medal 8:15 AM TSN4 / 5
gold medal 1:15 PM TSN4 / 5
Ice Hockey World Championship History
The first ice hockey Olympic tournament at the 1920 Antwerp (Summer) Olympic Games is also counted as the first World Championship of the sport.
Ice hockey also doubled as the World Championship with the first standalone Ice Hockey World Championship to be held in 1930, in the Winter Games of 1926 and 1928.
The competition was then held annually, with the Winter Olympics continuing to that year’s World Championship until the Grenoble 1968, except for the interval of 1940–46 due to World War II.
Canada won 15 out of 20 events in 1958 before the Soviet Union won its first title.
There was close competition between the two countries and the United States, Sweden and Czechoslovakia, including two Olympic golds, before the Soviet ‘Red Machine’ won nine consecutive titles from 1963–1971.
Czechoslovakia ended that race with its third world crown in 1972, and the two nations dominated until Sweden’s fourth success in 1987.
Only two other nations have been world champions – Great Britain thanks to their victory at the 1936 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Winter Olympics and the stunning success of Slovakia in 2002.
The Slovakians had to start their international career in Pool A with the Czech Republic in Pool A, as they were supplied with more players in former Czechoslovakia, but quickly reached the top level before losing to their Czech neighbors in the 2000 final. went.
2021 Ice Hockey World Championship Players to Watch
With the NHL regular season just 10 days before the start of the World Championship, there is considerable doubt as to who will be available to play in Riga, with possible flight and quarantine restrictions.
The 26-man US roster includes 18 players participating in the NHL this season: among them, San Jose Sharks forward Ryan Donato and all three goalkeepers (Jake Ottinger – Dallas Stars, Cal Peterson – Los Angeles Kings, Anthony Stollerz – Anaheim Ducks ).
PyeongChang 2018 gold medalist Ilya Kovalchuk is set to return to the NHL next season after canceling her contract with Ice World Championship 2021 Gagarin Cup winner Avangard, but vying for a third world title with ROC on the first card since then It is possible.
With the Chicago Blackhawks out of playoff contention, defending champions Finland will surely be able to call on Kevin Lankinen, whose goalscoring valor helped him glorify the Slovak capital in Bratislava in 2019.
Lanquinan has recorded two shutouts in his rookie season in Chicago, and the 26-year-old looks set to become a top goalkeeper for many years to come.