World Junior Championship 2011

Luke Walker (USA - 14), John Ramage (USA - 2), Brian Lashoff (USA - 18) - Team USA celebrates after defeating Team Canada 6-5 (OT) to win the gold medal in the 2010 World Juniors tournament on Tuesday, January 5, 2010, at the Credit Union Centre in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. (Melissa Wade)
Wisconsin's John Ramage is back to help the United States defend its World Junior Championship title (photo: Melissa Wade).

The United States welcomes nine other countries to its home ice for the 2011 IIHF World Under-20 Championship, more commonly known as the World Junior Championship. The Americans are the defending champions after beating Canada in overtime in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

On this page, you’ll find tournament information and links to USCHO’s coverage from the event.


What: The 2011 IIHF World Under-20 Championship

When: Dec. 26, 2010, through Jan. 5, 2011

Where: HSBC Arena, Buffalo, N.Y., and Dwyer Arena, Lewiston, N.Y.

TV: All United States games, all medal-round games and select other games on NHL Network U.S. (Full schedule, external link)

Tickets: Visit (external link)

Full schedule: Visit the IIHF site (external link)


All times Eastern

Dec. 19 (exhibition): Rensselaer 4, U.S. 3, shootout

Dec. 21 (exhibition): Czech Republic 3, U.S. 2, shootout

Dec. 23 (exhibition): U.S. 6, Norway 1

Dec. 26: U.S. 3, Finland 2, OT (recap)

Dec. 28: U.S. 6, Slovakia 1 (recap)

Dec. 30: U.S. 4, Germany 0 (recap)

Dec. 31: U.S. 2, Switzerland 1 (recap)

Jan. 3: Canada 4, U.S. 1 (recap)

Jan. 5: Bronze-medal game: U.S. 4, Sweden 2 (recap)


Preliminary U.S. junior team full of collegians (12/7/2010)

Pair of collegians named to Canada’s World Junior squad (12/15/2010)

U.S. World Junior team has NCAA flavor (12/22/2010)

Minnesota’s Haula to play for Finland at World Juniors (12/22/2010)

Buzzwords for U.S. at World Juniors: veteran, experienced (12/23/2010)

Commentary: The scouting report on the U.S. World Junior team (Extra, 12/25/2010)

Palmieri using college experience well for U.S. (Extra, 12/29/2010)

Dumoulin’s versatility helps U.S. excel defensively in World Juniors preliminary round (Extra, 1/1/2011)

Commentary: Entering semifinals, consider U.S. the World Junior favorite (Extra, 1/2/2011)

Commentary: U.S. needed more than experience, talent (1/3/2011)

Video: U.S., Canada react to World Junior semifinal (1/3/2011)

A day after loss, U.S. looking forward to bronze-medal game, not back (1/4/2011)

Commentary: With mettle, U.S. earns this World Junior bronze medal (1/5/2011)

Video: Reaction from U.S. bronze-medal game victory (1/5/2011)