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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.

WJC: Slovakia vs. Canada — Game thread & lineups

Having possibly already done enough to make the quarterfinals, Slovakia looks to hold its ground versus Canada.

World Juniors 2021 schedule: December 27

Everything you need to know about the tournament’s third day.

WJC: Americans respond with big win

USA bounces back from their loss to Russia.

WJC: Germany outmatched vs. Canada

The shorthanded Germans struggled against the defending champions.

WJC: USA vs. Austria — Game thread & lineups

Team USA fumbled its way through its opening match, and looks to clean up its act on Day 2.

WJC: Feisty Czechs no match for the Swedish powerhouse

The Czechs started off well versus a rusty squad, but the rout was on once Sweden founds its legs.

WJC: Germany vs. Canada — Game thread & lineups

Canada begins its gold medal defence versus a weary Team Germany.

World Juniors 2021 schedule: December 26

Canada makes their tournament debut on Saturday.

WJC: Strong second period leads to Russian victory

Three goals in the second frame chased Spencer Knight from the game.

WJC: Russia vs. USA — Game thread & lineups

The opening day of action concludes with a major matchup.

World Juniors 2021 schedule: December 25

Everything you need to know about the tournament’s first day.

Habsent Minded: The 2021 World Junior Hockey Championships preview series

The most joyful tournament of the year starts on Christmas Day.

WJC: Team Germany preview & roster

With a roster decimated by COVID-19, the Germans are happy there is no relegation this year.

WJC: The 2021 NHL Draft-eligibles to watch

Do you remember how well you knew about players like Lucas Raymond and Tim Stützle exactly one year ago today? Now it’s time to go gem-searching again.

WJC: Team Slovakia preview & roster

The Slovaks may use this year to look at their younger players.

What to expect from Habs prospects at the World Juniors

A handful of Habs prospects will each have a chance at a gold medal at this year’s tournament in Edmonton

WJC: Team Switzerland preview & roster

Switzerland should thank their lucky stars that there is no relegation battle this year.

WJC: Team Austria preview & roster

Marco Rossi and co. head to Edmonton as serious underdogs.

WJC: Team Czech Republic preview & roster

Could an unenticing Czech roster surprise the hockey world?

WJC: Team Sweden preview & roster

Sweden has been ravaged from top to bottom by COVID-19, but they could still have a shot at gold.

WJC: Team Russia preview & roster

The collective effort will have to be strong if Russia wants to go as far as last year.

WJC: Team Finland preview & roster

Finland bring’s a hard-working group to Edmonton, with a few forwards expected to carry the offence.

WJC: Team USA preview and roster

Once again the American roster is laden with talent, can they turn that into a place on the podium in Alberta?

WJC: Team Canada preview & roster

With this roster, there’s a pretty good chance that the defending champs will hold on to their title.

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2021 World Juniors

All the stories from the 2021 edition of the IIHF’s men’s international under-20 tournament.

Kaiden Guhle named to Canada’s World Junior team

The Canadiens prospect is one of eight defencemen on the roster.

Frozen Frames: Alexander Romanov proved his NHL readiness at 2020 World Juniors

The defenceman brought a different game to this year’s event, and it was instrumental in Russia’s silver-medal run.

Grading the Canadiens prospects’ WJC performances

One player stood out from the pack in the annual internatioal under-20 tournament.

Habs prospect performances at the 2020 World Juniors

Daily updates on how the Habs prospects are faring in the Czech Republic.

WJC: Canada storms back to win Gold

Golden goal was Steenbergen’s first goal of the tournament.

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

Things didn’t go Canada’s when these teams first met this year. Today they’ll be working to achieve a different fate.

WJC Bronze Medal Game: Sweden vs. Finland — Game thread & lineups

Both countries had their sights set on gold, but now they need to readjust.

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