2021 IIHF U18 World Championship
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Tournament details
Host country Flag of the United States United States
Dates April 26 – May 6
Teams 10
Venue(s) 2 (in 2 host cities)
Tournament statistics
Matches played 16
Goals scored 121 (7.56 per match)
Attendance 10,209 (638 per match)
Scoring leader(s) Flag of Russia Matvei Michkov
(7 points)
2020 (cancelled)
2022

The 2021 IIHF World U18 Championship will be the 23rd such event hosted by the International Ice Hockey Federation. Teams will participate at several levels of competition. The competition also will serve as qualifications for the 2022 competition. All tournaments other than the top division tournament were cancelled by IIHF on 18 November 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.[1]

Top Division[edit | edit source]

The tournament will be held from April 26 to May 6, 2021 in Frisco and Plano, United States.[2]

Location Change[edit | edit source]

Originally, he tournament was to be held from April 15 to April 25, 2021 in Plymouth and Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States.[3] The change of location was announced on February 11th, 2021 by the IIHF.[4]

Officials[edit | edit source]

The following officials were assigned by the International Ice Hockey Federation to officiate the 2021 World U18 Championships.[5]

Referees

  • Flag of the Czech Republic Adam Kika
  • Flag of Finland Riku Brander
  • Flag of Germany Lukas Kohlmüller
  • Flag of Russia Sergey Yudakov
  • Flag of Sweden Christoffer Holm
  • Flag of Switzerland Micha Hebeisen
  • Flag of the United States Sean Fernandez
  • Flag of the United States Sean MacFarlane
  • Flag of the United States Jacob Rekucki
  • Flag of the United States Stephen Reneau
  • Flag of the United States Peter Schlittenhardt
  • Flag of the United States Andrew Wilk

Linesmen

  • Flag of Belarus Nikita Polyakov
  • Flag of the Czech Republic David Klouček
  • Flag of Finland Tommi Niittylä
  • Flag of Latvia Dāvis Zunde
  • Flag of Russia Roman Slavikovskii
  • Flag of the United States Kevin Briganti
  • Flag of the United States Nick Briganti
  • Flag of the United States Jake Davis
  • Flag of the United States William Hancock
  • Flag of the United States Patrick Richardson

Preliminary round[edit | edit source]

Preliminary round[edit | edit source]

All times are local (UTC–5).

Group A[edit | edit source]

Pos Team Pld W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Canada 4 4 0 0 0 28 5 +23 12 Advance to Quarterfinals
2  Sweden 4 3 0 0 1 16 14 +2 9
3  Belarus 4 2 0 0 2 16 13 +3 6
4  Switzerland 4 1 0 0 3 6 19 −13 3
5  Latvia 4 0 0 0 4 6 21 −15 0
Source: IIHF
April 26, 2021
16:00
Belarus  1–5
(0–1, 1–2, 0–2)
 Sweden Children's Health StarCenter, Plano
Attendance: 150
April 26, 2021
20:00
Latvia  2–4
(0–2, 2–2, 0–0)
 Switzerland Children's Health StarCenter, Plano
Attendance: 150

April 27, 2021
16:00
Switzerland  1–7
(0–1, 1–3, 0–3)
 Belarus Children's Health StarCenter, Plano
Attendance: 150
April 27, 2021
20:00
Sweden  1–12
(0–4, 0–4, 1–4)
 Canada Children's Health StarCenter, Plano
Attendance: 150

April 28, 2021
20:00
Canada  4–2
(0–0, 2–1, 2–1)
 Latvia Children's Health StarCenter, Plano
Attendance: 150

April 29, 2021
16:00
Sweden  3–1
(0–0, 3–1, 0–0)
 Switzerland Children's Health StarCenter, Plano
Attendance: 150
April 29, 2021
20:00
Belarus  6–2
(1–0, 3–1, 2–1)
 Latvia Children's Health StarCenter, Plano
Attendance: 150

April 30, 2021
20:00
Switzerland  0–7
(0–2, 0–2, 0–3)
 Canada Children's Health StarCenter, Plano
Attendance: 150

May 1, 2021
16:00
Latvia  0–7
(0–1, 0–1, 0–5)
 Sweden Children's Health StarCenter, Plano
Attendance: 150
May 1, 2021
20:00
Canada  5–2
(2–0, 2–1, 1–1)
 Belarus Children's Health StarCenter, Plano
Attendance: 150

Group B[edit | edit source]

Pos Team Pld W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Finland (Q) 4 2 1 1 0 24 13 +11 9 Advance to Quarterfinals
2  Russia (Q) 4 2 1 1 0 27 12 +15 9
3  United States of America (H, Q) 4 1 2 1 0 18 15 +3 8
4  Czech Republic (Q) 4 1 0 1 2 10 20 −10 4
5  Germany (E) 4 0 0 0 4 5 24 −19 0
Updated to match(es) played on May 1, 2021. Source: IIHF
(E) Eliminated; (H) Host; (Q) Qualified to the phase indicated.
April 26, 2021
16:00
Czech Republic  3–1
(0–0, 2–0, 1–1)
 Germany Comerica Center, Frisco
Attendance: 1,400
April 26, 2021
20:00
Russia  7–6 OT
(1–3, 4–3, 1–0)
OT: (1–0)
 United States of America Comerica Center, Frisco
Attendance: 1,400

April 27, 2021
16:00
Finland  4–3 GWS
(0–1, 1–2, 2–0)
OT: (0–0)
SO: (1–0)
 Russia Comerica Center, Frisco
Attendance: 806
April 27, 2021
20:00
Germany  3–5
(1–2, 1–1, 1–2)
 United States of America Comerica Center, Frisco
Attendance: 826

April 28, 2021
20:00
Czech Republic  5–6
(2–1, 1–2, 2–3)
 Finland Comerica Center, Frisco
Attendance: 402

April 29, 2021
16:00
Germany  1–6
(0–1, 0–3, 1–2)
 Russia Comerica Center, Frisco
Attendance: 1,663
April 29, 2021
20:00
United States of America  2–1 GWS
(0–1, 0–0, 1–0)
OT: (0–0)
SO: (1–0)
 Czech Republic Comerica Center, Frisco
Attendance: 1,740

April 30, 2021
20:00
Finland  10–0
(5–0, 3–0, 2–0)
 Germany Comerica Center, Frisco
Attendance: 772

May 1, 2021
16:00
Russia  11–1
 Czech Republic Comerica Center, Frisco
May 1, 2021
20:00
United States of America  5–4 OT
 Finland Comerica Center, Frisco

Playoff round[edit | edit source]

Winning teams will be reseeded for the semifinals in accordance with the following ranking:[6]

  1. higher position in the group
  2. higher number of points
  3. better goal difference
  4. higher number of goals scored for
  5. better seeding coming into the tournament (final placement at the 2019 IIHF World U18 Championships).
Rank Team Group Pos Pts GD GF Seed
1  Canada A 1 12 +23 28 4
2  Finland B 1 9 +11 24 7
3  Russia B 2 9 +15 27 2
4  Sweden A 2 9 +2 16 1
5  United States of America B 3 8 +3 18 3
6  Belarus A 3 6 +3 16 5
7  Czech Republic B 4 4 –10 10 6
8  Switzerland A 4 3 −13 6 9

Bracket[edit | edit source]

QuarterfinalsSemifinalsGold Medal Game
          
May 3 – Plano
2B
 Russia
5
May 5 – Frisco
3A
 Belarus
2
1
 Canada
May 3 – Frisco
4
 Sweden
1A
 Canada
10
May 6 – Frisco
4B
 Czech Republic
3
 
May 3 – Plano
 
1B
 Finland
2
May 5 – Frisco
4A
 Switzerland
0
2
 Finland
May 3 – Frisco
3
 Russia
Bronze Medal Game
2A
 Sweden
5
May 6 – Frisco
3B
 United States of America
2
 
 

Quarterfinals[edit | edit source]

May 3, 2021
12:30
Russia  5–2
(2–0, 1–2, 2–0)
 Belarus Children's Health StarCenter, Plano
Attendance: 150

May 3, 2021
15:00
Canada  10–3
(4–1, 2–1, 4–0)
 Czech Republic Comerica Center, Frisco
Attendance: 724

May 3, 2021
17:30
Finland  2–0
(0–0, 1–0, 1–0)
 Switzerland Children's Health StarCenter, Plano
Attendance: 150

May 3, 2021
20:00
Sweden  5–2
(1–0, 1–1, 3–1)
 United States of America Comerica Center, Frisco
Attendance: 1,042

Semifinals[edit | edit source]

May 5, 2021
16:00
Canada  16:00  Sweden Comerica Center, Frisco

May 5, 2021
20:00
Finland  20:00  Russia Comerica Center, Frisco


Bronze medal game[edit | edit source]

May 6, 2021
16:00
16:00 Comerica Center, Frisco


Gold medal game[edit | edit source]

May 6, 2021
20:00
20:00 Comerica Center, Frisco


Division I[edit | edit source]

Group A[edit | edit source]

The tournament was to be held in Spišská Nová Ves, Slovakia from 5 to 11 April 2021,[3] but was cancelled by the IIHF.[1]

Group B[edit | edit source]

The tournament was to be held in Asiago, Italy from 18 to 25 April 2021,[3] but was cancelled by the IIHF.[1]

Division II[edit | edit source]

Group A[edit | edit source]

The tournament was to be held in Tallinn, Estonia from 4 to 10 April 2021,[3] but was cancelled by the IIHF.[1]

Group B[edit | edit source]

The tournament was to be held in Sofia, Bulgaria from 21 to 27 March 2021,[3] but was cancelled by the IIHF.[1]

Division III[edit | edit source]

Group A[edit | edit source]

The tournament was to be held in Istanbul, Turkey from 29 March to 4 April 2021,[3] but was cancelled by the IIHF.[1]

Group B[edit | edit source]

The tournament was to be held in Kockelscheuer, Luxembourg from 28 March to 3 April 2021,[3] but was cancelled by the IIHF.[1]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 "IIHF Council announces more cancellations". (en) 
  2. "U18 Worlds in Texas", IIHF, 11 February 2021. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 IIHF - Tournaments for 2021 assigned (en). Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name ":1" defined multiple times with different content
  4. https://www.iihf.com/en/events/2021/wm18/news/24494/u18_worlds_in_texas
  5. Competition officials. IIHF (25 April 2021).
  6. Tournament Format.


thumb Original logo when event was to be held in Michigan

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