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Blackhawks at the 2021 World Junior Championship

How and when to watch Blackhawks representatives in action at the World Junior Championship.

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When the World Junior Championship commences on Christmas day, four Blackhawks representatives will be suiting up for their respective countries. Here’s a rundown of the players involved and when they’ll take the ice.

Kirby Dach – Canada

Blackhawks World Juniors
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Captain Kirby has a nice ring to it. Hockey Canada recently named the Blackhawks’ forward as their team captain for the upcoming tournament. Expectations are high for Dach and a Canadian team that boasts NHL prospects up and down the roster. Dach will wear jersey #7.

Michal Teply – Czech Republic

Michal Teply Blackhawks
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The Blackhawks selected Michal Teply with the 105th overall pick in the fourth round of the 2019 NHL Draft. He is currently signed to an entry-level contract that runs through the 2022-23 season. The 6-foot-3 winger will look to bring a playmaking presence to his native Czech Republic during the World Juniors. Teply will wear jersey #11.

Michael Krutil – Czech Republic

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Michael Krutil will join Teply on the Czech Republic’s World Junior roster. The Blackhawks selected the 18-year-old defenseman with the 110th overall pick in the fourth round of the 2020 NHL Draft. Krutil logged one goal in four games with HC Stadion Litomerice¬†of the Czech 2 league before departing for the World Juniors. He will wear jersey #28.

Landon Slaggert – United States

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Blackhawks’ prospect Landon Slaggert is already making his presence felt through six games in his freshman season at Notre Dame. Now, the rugged forward will represent the United States in the World Junior Championship. Slaggert will wear jersey #26 for Team USA.

Schedule

You can catch the Blackhawks representatives in action over the next two weeks on the following dates. All World Juniors contests will be televised on NHL Network in the United States and on TSN in Canada. The game times below are all Central Standard Time.

Dec. 25: USA vs. Russia – 8:30 PM

  • Blackhawks participant: Landon Slaggert (USA)

Dec. 26: Czech Republic vs. Sweden – 1:00 PM

  • Blackhawks participants: Michal Teply and Michael Krutil (Czech Republic)

Dec. 26: Canada vs. Germany – 5:00 PM

  • Blackhawks participant: Kirby Dach (Canada)

Dec. 26: USA vs. Austria – 8:30 PM

  • Blackhawks participant: Landon Slaggert (USA)

Dec. 27: Canada vs. Slovakia – 5:00 PM

  • Blackhawks participant: Kirby Dach (Canada)

Dec. 27: Czech Republic vs. Russia – 8:30 PM

  • Blackhawks participants: Michal Teply and Michael Krutil (Czech Republic)

Dec: 29: Czech Republic vs. USA – 1:00 PM

  • Blackhawks participants: Michal Teply, Michael Krutil (Czech Republic), and Landon Slaggert (USA)

Dec. 29: Canada vs. Switzerland – 5:00 PM

  • Blackhawks participant: Kirby Dach (Canada)

Dec. 31: Czech Republic vs. Austria – 1:00 PM

  • Blackhawks participants: Michal Teply and Michael Krutil (Czech Republic)

Dec. 31: Canada vs. Finland – 5:00 PM

  • Blackhawks participant: Kirby Dach (Canada)

Dec. 31: USA vs. Sweden – 8:30 PM

  • Blackhawks participant: Landon Slaggert (USA)

Jan. 2: Quarterfinals

  • Quarterfinal 1: 11:00 AM
  • Quarterfinal 2: 2:30 PM
  • Quarterfinal 3: 6:00 PM
  • Quarterfinal 4: 9:30 PM

Jan. 4: Semifinals

  • Semifinal 1: 5:00 PM
  • Semifinal 2: 8:30 PM

Jan. 5: Third-Place and Championship Games

  • Bronze Medal Game: 4:30 PM
  • Gold Medal Game: 8:30 PM

For further analysis on what these players will bring to their respective teams, tune in to the latest episode of the Four Feathers Podcast.


BS-Broadcast Journalism - University of Illinois 2016 | Engagement Director for SoxOn35th.com | Editor-in-Chief at OnTapSportsNet.com | Panelist on Four Feathers Podcast and Sox On Tap

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