2021 IIHF: Canada Men’s National Ice Hockey game schedule, live stream, statistics, roster and team preview

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Team Canada

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.

Tournament Details

DatesFriday, May 21 - Sunday, June 6, 2021
LocationRiga, Latvia
VenueOlympic Sports Centre and Arena Riga
ChannelNHL Network (USA), TSN (Canada)
Live StreamPremiumTV (Worldwide)

 

Preview

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.

Team Roster

NumberNamePositionClub
2Braden SchneiderDefensemanBrandon Wheat Kings
5Jacob Bernard-DockerDefensemanOttawa Senators
6Colin MillerDefensemanBuffalo Sabres
8Liam FoudyForwardColumbus Blue Jackets
11Jaret Anderson-DolanForwardLos Angeles Kings
13Gabriel VilardiForwardLos Angeles Kings
14Adam HenriqueForwardAnaheim Ducks
17Justin DanforthForwardColumbus Blue Jackets
21Nick PaulForwardOttawa Senators
22Brandon HagelForwardChicago Blackhawks
25Owen PowerDefensemanUniversity of Michigan
26Sean WalkerDefensemanLos Angeles Kings
27Michael BuntingForwardArizona Coyotes
28Connor BrownForwardOttawa Senators
33Adin HillGoalkeeperArizona Coyotes
35Darcy KuemperGoalkeeperArizona Coyotes
38Mario FerraroDefensemanSan Jose Sharks
44Maxime ComtoisForwardAnaheim Ducks
65Michael DipietroGoalkeeperVancouver Canucks
70Troy StretcherDefensemanDetroit Redwings
73Brandon PirriForwardChicago Blackhawks
74Nicolas BeaudinDefensemanChicago Blackhawks
91Cole PerfettiForwardManitoba Moose

Prelims Schedule

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.

DateTimeOpponent
Friday, May 21, 20211:15pm ESTLatvia
Sunday, May 23, 20211:15pm ESTUnited States
Monday, May 24, 20211:15pm ESTGermany
Wednesday, May 26, 20211:15pm ESTNorway
Friday, May 28, 20219:15am ESTKazakhstan
Sunday, May 30, 20219:15am ESTItaly
Tuesday, June 1, 20215:15am ESTFinland

Watch IIHF 2021 Canada Ice Hockey game live stream from anywhere?

In Canada, there isn’t a network option for streaming Canada’s games over the Internet. Due to this, finding a way to follow the team away from a TV can be difficult. We recommend PremiumTV, as they promised to cover all IIHF games live stream online from anywhere. Their service comes with a one-time payment of $19.99 or even fans can get a free 3 day trial on a monthly plan.