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2021 IIHF World U20 Championship
World Junior Ice Hockey Championship
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Tournament details
Host country Flag of Canada Canada
Dates December 25, 2020 – January 5, 2021
Teams 10
Venue(s) Rogers Place (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions Gold medal blank.png Flag of the United States.png United States of America (5th title)
Runner-up Silver medal blank.png Flag of Canada.png Canada
Third place Bronze medal blank.png Flag of Finland.png Finland
Fourth place Flag of Russia.png Russia
Tournament statistics
Matches played 28
Goals scored 176 (6.29 per match)
Scoring leader(s) Flag of the United States Trevor Zegras
(18 points)
MVP Flag of the United States Trevor Zegras
2020
2022

The 2021 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships (2021 WJHC) were the 45th edition of the Ice Hockey World Junior Championship. It began on December 25, 2020, and ended with the gold medal game on January 5, 2021.[1] This marks the 14th time that Canada hosts the WJIHC. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic in Canada, it is hosted behind closed doors in Edmonton, Alberta, with no spectators admitted for any game.

Background[]

On December 6, 2018, it was announced that Edmonton and Red Deer, in the province of Alberta, would be the host cities.[2] It will be the third time Edmonton has hosted the tournament, after previously hosting in 1995 and 2012, and the first to use Rogers Place as a venue.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the IIHF cancelled all lower-division U20 championships on September 17, 2020 (there will therefore be no relegations this year),[3] and announced that the top division tournament would be hosted solely by Edmonton using a "bubble" strategy similar to what has been used for the NHL's 2020 Stanley Cup playoffs in Edmonton and Toronto. This decision resulted in the elimination of Red Deer as the secondary host city of the 2021 tournament. All games will be held behind closed doors with no outside spectators. It was subsequently announced that Edmonton and Red Deer would host the 2022 tournament, and that Gothenburg, Sweden would be shifted from 2022 to 2024. The scheduling of the tournament may be adjusted to accommodate the single-venue format.[4][5]

On October 19, 2020, the full schedule for the tournament was announced, with play beginning on Christmas for the first time since the 2004–05 edition.[6]

On November 25, 2020, Hockey Canada suspended its selection camp and quarantined all players for 14 days (retroactive to November 23) due to two positive COVID-19 tests among participants.[7]

Swedish head coach Tomas Montén, along with two assistant leaders and players William Eklund, Karl Henriksson, William Wallinder, and Albin Grewe from the Swedish preliminary roster, were forced to leave the team after being diagnosed with COVID-19 too close to the beginning of the championship.[8]

Team Canada captain Kirby Dach sustained an injury in Canada's pre tournament game against Russia, and was ruled out for the rest of the tournament.[9]

Germany did not have nine players available for its first two games because of COVID-19 protocols.[10]

Top division[]

Venues[]

Edmonton
Rogers Place
Capacity: 18,347
Rogers Place Arena.jpg

Officials[]

The following officials were assigned by the IIHF to officiate the 2021 World Junior Championships.[11] All officials are Canadian due to restrictions from COVID-19 pandemic on travel and ease of getting officials on site.[12]

Referees

  • Adam Bloski
  • Michael Campbell
  • Alexandre Garon
  • Olivier Gouin
  • Kyle Kowalski
  • Guillaume Labonté
  • Mike Langin
  • Fraser Lawrence
  • Kevin Maille
  • Mathieu Menniti
  • Mark Pearce
  • Brett Roeland
  • Carter Sandlak
  • Tyson Stewart

Linesmen

  • Guillaume Brunelle
  • Maxime Chaput
  • Jonathan Deschamps
  • Deion Foster
  • Adam Harris
  • Brett Mackey
  • Kelsey Mahoney
  • Matthew Mannella
  • Michael McGowan
  • Ben O'Quinn
  • Nathan Vanoosten
  • Tarrington Wyonzek

Seeding[]

The seedings in the preliminary round are based on the 2020 tournament's final standings using the serpentine system. The IIHF announced the groups on January 6, 2019, with Austria being promoted from Division I A after winning the 2020 Division I A Tournament. [13]

Group A

Group B

Rosters[]

Preliminary round[]

All times are local (UTC-7).

Group A[]

Pos Team Pld W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Flag of Canada.png Canada (H) 4 4 0 0 0 33 4 +29 12 Advance to Quarterfinals
2 Flag of Finland.png Finland 4 3 0 0 1 16 8 +8 9
3 Flag of Germany.png Germany 4 1 1 0 2 14 28 −14 5
4 Flag of Slovakia.png Slovakia 4 1 0 1 2 5 13 −8 4
5 Flag of Switzerland.png Switzerland 4 0 0 0 4 5 20 −15 0
Source: IIHF
(H) Host.
December 25, 2020
12:00
Switzerland Flag of Switzerland.png 0–1
(0–0, 0–0, 0–1)
Flag of Slovakia.png Slovakia Rogers Place, Edmonton
December 25, 2020
16:00
Germany Flag of Germany.png 3–5
(0–2, 2–3, 1–0)
Flag of Finland.png Finland Rogers Place, Edmonton

December 26, 2020
16:00
Germany Flag of Germany.png 2–16
(1–4, 0–7, 1–5)
Flag of Canada.png Canada Rogers Place, Edmonton

December 27, 2020
12:00
Finland Flag of Finland.png 4–1
(1–1, 1–0, 2–0)
Flag of Switzerland.png Switzerland Rogers Place, Edmonton
December 27, 2020
16:00
Slovakia Flag of Slovakia.png 1–3
(0–1, 0–0, 1–2)
Flag of Canada.png Canada Rogers Place, Edmonton

December 28, 2020
19:30
Slovakia Flag of Slovakia.png 3–4 OT
(1–1, 2–2, 0–0)
(OT: 0–1)
Flag of Germany.png Germany Rogers Place, Edmonton

December 29, 2020
16:00
Canada Flag of Canada.png 10–0
(1–0, 4–0, 5–0)
Flag of Switzerland.png Switzerland Rogers Place, Edmonton

December 30, 2020
12:00
Finland Flag of Finland.png 6–0
(1–0, 2–0, 3–0)
Flag of Slovakia.png Slovakia Rogers Place, Edmonton
December 30, 2020
16:00
Switzerland Flag of Switzerland.png 4–5
(0–3, 0–1, 4–1)
Flag of Germany.png Germany Rogers Place, Edmonton

December 31, 2020
16:00
Canada Flag of Canada.png 4–1
(1–0, 2–0, 1–1)
Flag of Finland.png Finland Rogers Place, Edmonton

Group B[]

Pos Team Pld W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Flag of the United States.png United States of America 4 3 0 0 1 25 5 +20 9 Advance to Quarterfinals
2 Flag of Russia.png Russia 4 2 1 0 1 16 9 +7 8
3 Flag of Sweden.png Sweden 4 2 0 1 1 14 9 +5 7
4 Flag of the Czech Republic.png Czech Republic 4 2 0 0 2 10 14 −4 6
5 Flag of Austria.png Austria 4 0 0 0 4 1 29 −28 0
Source: IIHF
December 25, 2020
19:30
Russia Flag of Russia.png 5–3
(1–1, 3–0, 1–2)
Flag of the United States.png United States of America Rogers Place, Edmonton

December 26, 2020
12:00
Sweden Flag of Sweden.png 7–1
(1–1, 3–0, 3–0)
Flag of the Czech Republic.png Czech Republic Rogers Place, Edmonton
December 26, 2020
19:30
United States of America Flag of the United States.png 11–0
(1–0, 6–0, 4–0)
Flag of Austria.png Austria Rogers Place, Edmonton

December 27, 2020
19:30
Czech Republic Flag of the Czech Republic.png 2–0
(0–0, 1–0, 1–0)
Flag of Russia.png Russia Rogers Place, Edmonton

December 28, 2020
16:00
Austria Flag of Austria.png 0–4
(0–1, 0–2, 0–1)
Flag of Sweden.png Sweden Rogers Place, Edmonton

December 29, 2020
12:00
United States of America Flag of the United States.png 7–0
(0–0, 3–0, 4–0)
Flag of the Czech Republic.png Czech Republic Rogers Place, Edmonton
December 29, 2020
19:30
Austria Flag of Austria.png 1–7
(0–4, 1–0, 0–3)
Flag of Russia.png Russia Rogers Place, Edmonton

December 30, 2020
19:30
Russia Flag of Russia.png 4–3 OT
(2–1, 0–1, 1–1)
(OT: 1–0)
Flag of Sweden.png Sweden Rogers Place, Edmonton

December 31, 2020
12:00
Czech Republic Flag of the Czech Republic.png 7–0
(0–0, 3–0, 4–0)
Flag of Austria.png Austria Rogers Place, Edmonton
December 31, 2020
19:30
Sweden Flag of Sweden.png 0–4
(0–2, 0–2, 0–0)
Flag of the United States.png United States of America Rogers Place, Edmonton

Playoff round[]

Winning teams will be reseeded for the semi-finals in accordance with the following ranking:[14]

  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 2020 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships).
Rank Team Group Pos Pts GD GF Seed
1 Flag of Canada.png Canada A 1 12 +29 33 1
2 Flag of the United States.png United States of America B 1 9 +20 25 6
3 Flag of Finland.png Finland A 2 9 +8 16 4
4 Flag of Russia.png Russia B 2 8 +7 16 2
5 Flag of Sweden.png Sweden B 3 7 +5 14 3
6 Flag of Germany.png Germany A 3 5 −14 14 9
7 Flag of the Czech Republic.png Czech Republic B 4 6 –4 10 7
8 Flag of Slovakia.png Slovakia A 4 4 –8 5 8

Bracket[]

QuarterfinalsSemifinalsGold Medal Game
          
January 2 – Edmonton
2B
Flag of Russia.png Russia
2
January 4 – Edmonton
3A
Flag of Germany.png Germany
1
1
Flag of Canada.png Canada
5
January 2 – Edmonton
4
Flag of Russia.png Russia
0
2A
Flag of Finland.png Finland
3
January 5 – Edmonton
3B
Flag of Sweden.png Sweden
2
1
Flag of Canada.png Canada
0
January 2 – Edmonton
2
Flag of the United States.png United States of America
2
1A
Flag of Canada.png Canada
3
January 4 – Edmonton
4B
Flag of the Czech Republic.png Czech Republic
0
2
Flag of the United States.png United States of America
4
January 2 – Edmonton
3
Flag of Finland.png Finland
3 Bronze Medal Game
1B
Flag of the United States.png United States of America
5
January 5 – Edmonton
4A
Flag of Slovakia.png Slovakia
2
3
Flag of Finland.png Finland
4
4
Flag of Russia.png Russia
1

Quarterfinals[]

January 2, 2021
10:00
Russia Flag of Russia.png 2–1
(1–0, 1–0, 0–1)
Flag of Germany.png Germany Rogers Place, Edmonton
Attendance: 0

January 2, 2021
13:30
Finland Flag of Finland.png 3–2
(0–2, 1–0, 2–0)
Flag of Sweden.png Sweden Rogers Place, Edmonton
Attendance: 0

January 2, 2021
17:00
Canada Flag of Canada.png 3–0
(2–0, 0–0, 1–0)
Flag of the Czech Republic.png Czech Republic Rogers Place, Edmonton
Attendance: 0

January 2, 2021
20:30
United States of America Flag of the United States.png 5–2
(1–0, 2–1, 2–1)
Flag of Slovakia.png Slovakia Rogers Place, Edmonton
Attendance: 0

Semifinals[]

January 4, 2021
16:00
Canada Flag of Canada.png 5–0
(3–0, 1–0, 1–0)
Flag of Russia.png Russia Rogers Place, Edmonton
Attendance: 0

January 4, 2021
19:30
United States of America Flag of the United States.png 4–3
(1–1, 2–0, 1–2)
Flag of Finland.png Finland Rogers Place, Edmonton
Attendance: 0

Bronze Medal Game[]

January 5, 2021
15:30
Finland Flag of Finland.png 4–1
(0–1, 1–0, 3–0)
Flag of Russia.png Russia Rogers Place, Edmonton
Attendance: 0

Gold Medal Game[]

January 5, 2021
19:30
Canada Flag of Canada.png 0–2
(0–1, 0–1, 0–0)
Flag of the United States.png United States of America Rogers Place, Edmonton
Attendance: 0

Statistics[]

Scoring leaders[]

Pos Player Country GP G A Pts +/− PIM
1 Trevor Zegras Flag of the United States.png United States of America 7 7 11 18 +9 0
2 Dylan Cozens Flag of Canada.png Canada 7 8 8 16 +11 6
3 Anton Lundell Flag of Finland.png Finland 7 6 4 10 +7 4
4 Tim Stützle Flag of Germany.png Germany 5 5 5 10 −4 8
5 John-Jason Peterka Flag of Germany.png Germany 5 4 6 10 –5 2
6 Florian Elias Flag of Germany.png Germany 5 4 5 9 −2 4
7 Connor McMichael Flag of Canada.png Canada 7 4 4 8 +8 4
8 Arthur Kaliyev Flag of the United States.png United States of America 7 3 5 8 +9 4
8 Peyton Krebs Flag of Canada.png Canada 7 3 5 8 +8 4
8 Alex Turcotte Flag of the United States.png United States of America 7 3 5 8 +8 2

GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; +/− = Plus–minus; PIM = Penalties In Minutes
Source: IIHF

Goaltending leaders[]

(minimum 40% team's total ice time)

Pos Player Country TOI GA GAA SA Sv% SO
1 Devon Levi Flag of Canada.png Canada 398:07 5 0.75 139 96.40 3
2 Spencer Knight Flag of the United States.png United States of America 332:15 9 1.63 149 93.96 3
3 Šimon Latkóczy Flag of Slovakia.png Slovakia 183:54 8 2.61 102 92.16 1
4 Kari Piiroinen Flag of Finland.png Finland 357:57 13 2.18 152 91.45 1
5 Yaroslav Askarov Flag of Russia.png Russia 360:11 15 2.50 174 91.38 0

TOI = Time On Ice (minutes:seconds); GA = Goals Against; GAA = Goals Against Average; SA = Shots Against; Sv% = Save Percentage; SO = Shutouts
Source: IIHF

Final standings[]

Pos Grp Team Pld W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts Final result
1 B Flag of the United States.png United States of America 7 6 0 0 1 36 10 +26 18 Champions
2 A Flag of Canada.png Canada (H) 7 6 0 0 1 41 6 +35 18 Runners-up
3 A Flag of Finland.png Finland 7 5 0 0 2 26 15 +11 15 Third place
4 B Flag of Russia.png Russia 7 3 1 0 3 19 19 0 11 Fourth place
5 B Flag of Sweden.png Sweden 5 2 0 1 2 16 12 +4 7 Eliminated in
Quarterfinals
6 A Flag of Germany.png Germany 5 1 1 0 3 15 30 −15 5
7 B Flag of the Czech Republic.png Czech Republic 5 2 0 0 3 10 17 −7 6
8 A Flag of Slovakia.png Slovakia 5 1 0 1 3 7 18 −11 4
9 A Flag of Switzerland.png Switzerland 4 0 0 0 4 5 20 −15 0 Eliminated in
Preliminary round
10 B Flag of Austria.png Austria 4 0 0 0 4 1 29 −28 0
Source: IIHF
(H) Host.

Awards[]

Source: IIHF

Source: IIHF

Division I[]

Group A[]

The tournament would have been held in Hørsholm, Denmark, from December 13 to 19, 2020.[15]

Group B[]

The tournament would have been held in Tallinn, Estonia, from February 10 to 17, 2021.[15]

Division II[]

Group A[]

The tournament would have been held in Brașov, Romania, from February 8 to 14, 2021.[15]

Group B[]

The tournament would have been held in Belgrade, Serbia, from February 8 to 14, 2021.[15]

Division III[]

The tournament would have been held in Mexico City, Mexico, from January 10 to 17, 2021.[15]

References[]

External links[]


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