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Grading the Canadiens prospects’ World Junior Championship performances

A trio of Habs hopefuls intended to make their presence felt in Alberta at this year’s World Juniors.

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Habsent Minded: The 2021 World Juniors podcast series

As the event progressed, our podcasters have continued to provide you with content in audio form.

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WJC: Gold Caufield

Cole Caufield and the USA take gold in a 2-0 shut-out over Team Canada.

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WJC: Tips and tricks lead Finland to bronze over Russia

A slow start was overcome, and Finland takes home a medal.

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WJC Gold Medal Game: Canada vs. USA — Game thread & lineups

The North American rivals duke it out for the title.

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Daily Habs prospect performances at 2021 World Juniors

Daily updates on how the Habs prospects are faring in the Edmonton bubble.

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2021 World Juniors

Previewing and recapping the annual IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship, with a focus on the performance of the Montreal Canadiens prospects taking part.

World Juniors 2021 schedule: Gold & Bronze Medal Games (Jan. 5)

The two North American teams finally square off on Tuesday — with everything on the line.

WJC: Full tournament schedule

The full slate of games from the exhibition round to the Gold Medal Game, listed by date and by team.

WJC: A border battle looms for the Americans after beating Finland

It wasn’t pretty, but the Americans survived a dangerous Finnish team and will now play for the gold medal.

WJC: The Golden Ticket

Team Canada is off to the gold medal game after a dominant win over Team Russia

WJC SF2: USA vs. Finland — Game thread & lineups

The finalists from 2019 have a showdown to get to play for gold.

WJC SF1: Canada vs. Russia — Game thread & lineups

The first game of the final four pits two familiar foes against one another.

World Juniors 2021 schedule: Semi-finals (Jan. 4)

In a repeat of two pre-tournament games, the semi-finals go on Monday.

WJC: Caufield and the USA advance

Cole Caufield’s birthday goal stands for the game winner as the USA advances to the semi finals with a 5-2 victory over a hard working Slovakia

WJC: Canada advances despite a strong defensive effort from the Czechs

It wasn’t pretty by any means, but Canada is moving on to the semifinals with a strong win against the Czech Republic.

WJC QF4: USA vs. Slovakia — Game thread & lineups

Team USA tries to consolidate their Group B win with a trip to the semifinals.

WJC QF3: Canada vs, Czech Republic — Game thread & lineups

Canada’s offence goes up against the Czechs’ defence in the third game of the day.

WJC QF2: Finland vs. Sweden — Game thread & lineups

The second playoff game of the day is also one of the world’s biggest rivalries.

WJC QF1: Russia vs. Germany — Game thread & lineups

Russia will try to take away all of Tim Stützle’s ice in the first of four matchups on the day.

World Juniors 2021 schedule: Quarter-finals

The quarter-finals provide some intriguing matchups as rivals collide.

An exclusive interview with Jan Myšák from the WJC bubble

Myšák talks about his defensive improvements and having two Habs legends to learn from as he develops.

WJC: USA pounces early and coasts past Sweden

Goaltending let Sweden down as they finish third in Group A.

WJC: A relentless effort gives Canada the win over Finland

Canada came storming out of the gate and maintained that level all game long.

WJC: Sweden vs. USA — Game thread & lineups

Ahead of the final game of the preliminary round, three teams still have a shot at the Group B crown.

WJC: Canada vs. Finland — Game thread & lineups

The task is simple for both teams today: win and take first spot in the group.

World Juniors 2021 schedule: December 31

Everything you need to know about today’s games.

WJC: Russia ends Sweden’s streak at 54

Russia comes out on top in a thriller which ends in the last shivering seconds of overtime.

WJC: Russia vs. Sweden — Game thread & lineups

Russia looks to end the preliminary round on top of Group B.

World Juniors 2021 schedule: December 30

Everything you need to know about today’s games.

WJC: Quinton Byfield’s six points lead Canada over Switzerland

Kaiden Guhle added his second goal in a game in which Switzerland stood no chance.

WJC: Caufield and Team USA found their groove versus Czechs

Trevor Zegras adds to his points haul in a 7-0 victory.

WJC: Canada vs. Switzerland — Game thread & lineups

Canada aims for a third consecutive win to start the tournament.

WJC: USA vs. Czech Republic — Game thread & lineups

Team USA’s offence came alive on Saturday. The Czechs clamped down on Russia on Sunday. Today, those two styles clash.

Habsent Minded 3.26: Don’t worry about Cole Caufield

We look at the early performances of the three prospects at the WJC in today’s podcast episode.

World Juniors 2021 schedule: December 29

Everything you need to know about today’s games.

World Juniors 2021 schedule: December 28

Everything you need to know about today’s games.

WJC: Czechs stun Russia with a stingy defensive effort

The Czechs made the most of their key chances as they upset Russia on Sunday night.

WJC: Canada grinds out their second win

It wasn’t pretty, but the Canadians did what was needed and took care of business.

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