US, Canada Drawn in Same Group at 2021 Men’s Hockey Worlds
ZURICH (AP) — The United States and Canada have been drawn into same group for the 2021 men's hockey world championships. The North American rivals are in the eight-team group to be played in Riga, Latvia. Defending champion 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 says the 2021 tournament schedule will be published at a later date. Finland won the 2019 title. The 2020 tournament in Switzerland was canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic.