It is no surprise that the Canadian powerhouse has strong gold medal hopes entering the 2021 IIHF World Championship. The second-winningest program in the history of the tournament, Canada is coming off of successful runs. At the 2018 Winter Olympic Games and 2019 World Championship, they collected a bronze medal and a silver medal respectively is nice. Anything short of gold this year at the World Championship, however, should be a disappointment.
Canada boasts one of, if not the most stacked roster with NHL talent, with 22 of the 23 players on the roster having affiliations with the league. The only non-professional player is 18-year-old Owen Power who plays hockey at the University of Michigan.
|Dates||Friday, May 21 - Sunday, June 6, 2021|
|Venue||Olympic Sports Centre and Arena Riga|
|Channel||NHL Network (USA), TSN (Canada)|
|Live Stream||PremiumTV (Worldwide)|
Canada had a historically bad opening weekend at the 2021 IIHF World Championship, losing both of their games. The second loss came at the hands of the United States and marks the first time that Canada has ever started 0-2 at the Worlds or the Olympics. Their collapse on the ice has caused them to tumble down the power rankings from No. 5 to No. 16. Group B hasn’t looked great, but Germany and Kazakhstan have been surprising. There’s time for Canada to possibly turn it around an make the playoff, but it’s going to be tough.
|2||Braden Schneider||Defenseman||Brandon Wheat Kings|
|5||Jacob Bernard-Docker||Defenseman||Ottawa Senators|
|6||Colin Miller||Defenseman||Buffalo Sabres|
|8||Liam Foudy||Forward||Columbus Blue Jackets|
|11||Jaret Anderson-Dolan||Forward||Los Angeles Kings|
|13||Gabriel Vilardi||Forward||Los Angeles Kings|
|14||Adam Henrique||Forward||Anaheim Ducks|
|17||Justin Danforth||Forward||Columbus Blue Jackets|
|21||Nick Paul||Forward||Ottawa Senators|
|22||Brandon Hagel||Forward||Chicago Blackhawks|
|25||Owen Power||Defenseman||University of Michigan|
|26||Sean Walker||Defenseman||Los Angeles Kings|
|27||Michael Bunting||Forward||Arizona Coyotes|
|28||Connor Brown||Forward||Ottawa Senators|
|33||Adin Hill||Goalkeeper||Arizona Coyotes|
|35||Darcy Kuemper||Goalkeeper||Arizona Coyotes|
|38||Mario Ferraro||Defenseman||San Jose Sharks|
|44||Maxime Comtois||Forward||Anaheim Ducks|
|65||Michael Dipietro||Goalkeeper||Vancouver Canucks|
|70||Troy Stretcher||Defenseman||Detroit Redwings|
|73||Brandon Pirri||Forward||Chicago Blackhawks|
|74||Nicolas Beaudin||Defenseman||Chicago Blackhawks|
|91||Cole Perfetti||Forward||Manitoba Moose|
Canada is competing in Group B and will play each other team in the group in the preliminary round. All Group B games are played at the Arena Riga in Riga, Latvia.
|Friday, May 21, 2021||1:15pm EST||Latvia|
|Sunday, May 23, 2021||1:15pm EST||United States|
|Monday, May 24, 2021||1:15pm EST||Germany|
|Wednesday, May 26, 2021||1:15pm EST||Norway|
|Friday, May 28, 2021||9:15am EST||Kazakhstan|
|Sunday, May 30, 2021||9:15am EST||Italy|
|Tuesday, June 1, 2021||5:15am EST||Finland|
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