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2021 World Junior Hockey Championship Gold Medal Game: Canada vs. United States — Lineups, start time, and TV schedule

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The North American rivals duke it out for the title.

USA v Canada - 2017 IIHF World Junior Championship

Gold Medal Game: Canada vs. United States

How to watch

Puck drop: 9:30 PM EST / 6:30 PM PST
In Canada: TSN (English,) RDS (French)
In the United States: NHL Network
Live stream: TSN Direct, RDS Direct

You could call tonight’s championship tilt the latest chapter in the Canada-USA hockey rivalry.

It can also be seen a goalie battle, with the surprising Devon Levi and his tournament-leading .975 save percentage going up against Spencer Knight and his stellar performance to date.

Perhaps it’s the clash of elite sniping talent on the U.S. roster in the forms of Arthur Kaliyev and Cole Caufield going up against a full complement of speedy shutdown defenders looking to take away their space.

Or you’re looking forward to strong forward corps that have talent from top to bottom trying to one-up the other and find a weak point to take advantage of for an all-important go-ahead goal.

However you view the two teams and how they match up head-to-head, it’s been clear all tournament long that these are the two most complete rosters. Tonight, they play the game for as long as it takes to prove which is the best Junior nation in the world.

Team Canada projected lineup

Forwards

Left Wing Centre Right Wing
Left Wing Centre Right Wing
#12 Jakob Pelletier #17 Connor McMichael #22 Dylan Cozens
#29 Jack Quinn #15 Alex Newhook #18 Peyton Krebs
#11 Cole Perfetti #19 Quinton Byfield #10 Dylan Holloway
#20 Dawson Mercer #16 Ryan Suzuki #26 Philip Tomasino
#9 Connor Zary

Defencemen

Left Defence Right Defence
Left Defence Right Defence
#4 Bowen Byram #6 Jamie Drysdale
#5 Thomas Harley #2 Braden Schneider
#21 Kaiden Guhle #27 Justin Barron
#3 Kaedan Korczak

Goaltenders

Starter Backup
Starter Backup
#1 Devon Levi #31 Dylan Garand

Team USA projected lineup

Forwards

Left Wing Centre Right Wing
Left Wing Centre Right Wing
#9 Trevor Zegras #15 Alex Turcotte #28 Arthur Kaliyev
#12 Matthew Boldy #10 Matthew Beniers #13 Cole Caufield
#21 Brett Berard #25 John Farinacci #24 Bobby Brink
#18 Brendan Brisson #26 Landon Slaggert #19 Patrick Moynihan
#22 Sam Colangelo

Defencemen

Left Defence Right Defence
Left Defence Right Defence
#8 Jake Sanderson #2 Drew Helleson
#4 Cam York #11 Brock Faber
#23 Ryan Johnson #3 Henry Thrun
#5 Jackson LaCombe

Goaltenders

Starter Backup
Starter Backup
#30 Spencer Knight #32 Dustin Wolf