USA vs Canada: match details, live stream, preview for 2021 IIHF World Championship Games

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United States at IIHF World Championship
Photo via IIHF.com.

On Sunday morning, Team USA will face off  Canada at Arena Riga for IIHF Men’s Hockey Tournament game. Everything you need to know here about teams details stream guide and game analysis

Viewing Information

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

United States Last Match Preview

Finland used a stellar performance in net by goaltender Jussi Olkinuora to defeat the U.S. 2-1 at Arena Riga on Saturday.

Atte Ohtamaa opened the scoring for Finland and Iiro Pakarinen had the game-winning goal in the second period. Jason Robertson had the lone goal for the Americans.

Finland head coach Jukka Jalonen

“The USA was excellent today,” Finland head coach Jukka Jalonen said. “They’re a very strong and disciplined team. We had quite big problems in the third period, but fortunately our goalie Olkinuora was great in our net.”

Canada Last Match Preview

While the Russia game provided some late dramatics, and Germany had no problem finding the net, perhaps the shocker of day one of the IIHF World Championship was host country Latvia absolutely stunning Canada with a 2-0 shutout.

Canada is a consistent force in international play and they’ve had repeated success against Latvia. In the all-time history between the two teams, Latvia had 11 losses and a tie and gets their first win regardless if it was the Worlds, Olympics, World Juniors and U18.

This was also the first time these teams played in Riga since an 11-0 drubbing of Latvia by Canada in 2006.

Miks Indrasis scored the first goal for Latvia in the first period, and Oskars Batna scored the final goal of the game in the second period, assisted by Ronalds Kennis. Latvia then stayed on top of their defense and skated to victory.

 

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