Outside of Finland and Canada, Group B is full of playoff-fringe teams at the 2021 International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) World Championship. The United States, Latvia, Norway, and Germany each have reasonable expectations to advance from the preliminaries. Because they’re just on the fringe, their plans can just as easily go south. Germany returned to the playoffs in 2019 but hasn’t earned a medal since West Germany took the silver medal in 1953. They’ll look to at least put together consistent quarterfinal appearances, if not reach the podium.
The 5-2 2019 team started strong, going 3-0 to open the preliminaries, but faltered down the stretch. Germany went 2-2 the rest of the way but entered the quarterfinal on a high point after defeating unbeaten Finland. The momentum was short-lived, screeching to a halt with a 5-1 loss to the Czech Republic in the playoffs. The Germans return 11 players from that 2019 team as they look to make a deeper push at a medal contention.
|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)|
Germany has come on in the opening weekend at the 2021 World Championship in Latvia to go from just a player in the tournament to a legit contender. Taking advantage of a weak schedule through the first two games, Germany has looked strong, scoring 14 goals, with a differential of 14-5. Of course, that stat gets a little help from their nine-point victory in the tournament opener against Italy. The rest of Group B isn’t looking great early on, so Germany should have no problem reaching the quarterfinals. The coordinators are buying their performance though, and Germany is ranked No. 2 in the power rankings.
|5||Korbinian Holzer||Defenseman||Avto Yekaterinburg|
|7||Maximilian Kastner||Forward||EHC Red Bull Munich|
|8||Tobias Reider||Forward||Buffalo Sabres|
|9||Leon Gawanke||Defenseman||Manitoba Moose|
|11||Marco Nowak||Defenseman||DEG Dusseldorf|
|15||Stefan Loibl||Forward||Adler Mannheim|
|21||Nicolas Krammer||Forward||Adler Mannheim|
|22||Matthias Plachta||Forward||Adler Mannheim|
|31||Niklas Treutle||Goalkeeper||Nuremberg Ice Tigers|
|34||Tom Kuhnackl||Forward||Bridgeport Sound Tigers|
|35||Mathias Niederberger||Goalkeeper||Eisbaren Berlin|
|38||Fabio Wagner||Defenseman||ERC Ingolstadt|
|41||Jonas Muller||Defenseman||Eisbaren Berlin|
|53||Moritz Seider||Defenseman||Rogle Angelholm|
|54||Lean Bergmann||Forward||San Jose Sharks|
|58||Markus Eisenchmid||Forward||Adler Mannheim|
|73||Lukas Reichel||Forward||Eisbaren Berlin|
|83||Leonhard Proderl||Forward||Eisbaren Berlin|
|85||Marcel Brandt||Defenseman||Straubing Tigers|
|90||Felix Bruckmann||Goalkeeper||Adler Mannheim|
|91||Moritz Muller||Defenseman||Kolner Haie|
|92||Marcel Noebels||Forward||Eisbaren Berlin|
|95||Frederik Tiffels||Forward||Kolner Haie|
Germany 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||9:15am EST||Italy|
|Saturday, May 22, 2021||5:15am EST||Norway|
|Monday, May 24, 2021||1:!5pm EST||Canada|
|Wednesday, May 26, 2021||9:15am EST||Kazakhstan|
|Saturday, May 29, 2021||1:15pm EST||Finland|
|Monday, May 31, 2021||9:15am EST||United States|
|Tuesday, June 1, 2021||1:15pm EST||Latvia|
How to watch IIHF 2021 Germany Men’s game live stream from anywhere?
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