IIHF News –
ZURICH (AP)– The United States and Canada were drawn into the very same group for the 2021 men’s hockey world championships, the IIHF stated Wednesday.
The North American competitors remain in the eight-team group to be played in Riga, Latvia. Safeguarding champ Finland and Germany are also in that group.
Russia, Sweden and the Czech Republic will be in the other group alongside co-host Belarus in Minsk. The 15,000- seat Minsk Arena will host the medal games and semifinals.
The International Ice Hockey Federation stated the 2021 tournament schedule will be released at a later date.
Finland won the 2019 title. The 2020 tournament in Switzerland was canceled since of the coronavirus pandemic.