Team USA is feeling good after following up a disappointing loss to Russia with an 11-0 drubbing of Austria to move to 1-1 in group play. The win put the Americans in a good position in Group B but now they face a foe coming off a huge upset win.
On Sunday, the Czechs skated away with a shocking 2-0 win over the Russians. Netminder Lukas Parik (LAK) was the star of the show as he had a masterful 30-save performance while his team blocked more than 20 more. It’ll be interesting to see which Czech Republic team shows up, as they lost Game 1 of the 2021 IIHF World Junior Championship 7-1 to the Swedes.
As for the Americans, head coach Nate Leaman is expected to tap Dustin Wolf to start again. The Flames prospect has yet to allow a goal after coming on in relief against Russia and posting a 10-save shutout against Austria. He’ll be looking for the same offensive spurt in that game, which included a Matthew Boldy hat trick.
Here is how to catch the 2021 IIHF World Juniors Group B meeting between the U.S. and Czech Republic.
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World Juniors 2021: Latest news
Which teams are in the 2021 World Junior Championship?
Ten teams, divided into two groups of five, are participating.
WORLD JUNIORS TEAM GUIDES: Canada | USA
Full schedule for the 2021 World Junior Championship
(All times Eastern)
Who has won the IIHF World Junior Championships in the last 10 years?
Which countries have won the most medals at the World Junior Championship?
* Includes medals won as the Soviet Union and CIS
+ Includes medals won as Czechoslovakia
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