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2021 World Junior Championship, Day 7: Schedule & Open Thread

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United States v Czech Republic: Preliminary Round Group B - 2021 IIHF World Junior Championship Photo by Codie McLachlan/Getty Images

Today marks of the end of the preliminary round for the 2021 World Junior Championship, and there is still one game remaining in Group B to decide who takes home first place. Austria and the Czech Republic will kick off today’s action starting at 2:00 p.m. ET, followed by Finland vs Canada at 6 p.m. ET and then the United States and Sweden close out the night at 9:30 p.m. ET.

2021 IIHF World Juniors Schedule

Thursday, December 31

  • Austria vs Czech Republic - 2 p.m. ET
  • Finland vs Canada - 6:00 p.m. ET
  • United States vs Sweden - 9:30 p.m. ET

How to Watch

Television: NHL Network (United States), TSN & RDS (Canada)

Yesterday’s Scores

Quick Notes

  • The United States needs a regulation win over Sweden this evening to secure the top spot in Group B.
  • A United States loss in overtime or a shootout will create a 3-way tie for first place. In that scenario, Russia will finish first by owning the tie breaker, the United States will finish second and Sweden will lock up the third spot in the group.