skip navigation

GAMEDAY: U.S. Looks to Finish U18 Worlds Prelims 4-0

04/19/2016, 9:15am EDT

U.S. Men's Nat'l U18 Team Faces Switzerland in Final Prelim Game

The United States and Switzerland are meeting for the 8th time in IIHF Under-18 Men’s World Championship history with the U.S. leading the all-time series, 6-0-0-1 (W-OTW-OTL-L). Switzerland’s lone victory came in a 4-2 preliminary round setback for the U.S. in the opening game of the 2014 tournament in Finland.

Team USA outshot Switzerland, 33-20, and led 2-1 after one period off of goals by Jack Dougherty (Cottage Grove, Minn.) and Kyle Connor (Shelby Township, Mich.), but the Swiss responded with two scores and an empty netter in the final frame. The United States would go on to win the gold medal in that tournament behind the stellar play of players such as Jack Eichel (North Chelmsford, Mass.), Dylan Larkin (Waterford, Mich.), Sonny Milano (Massapequa, N.Y.) and Alex Nedeljkovic (Parma, Ohio).

The last time the United States won was in 2011, another gold-medal campaign, as Reid Boucher (Grand Ledge, Mich.) netted the game winner 5:09 into the third period to break a 1-1 tie. Ryan Haggerty (Stamford, Conn.) notched the other Team USA goal while John Gibson (Pittsburgh, Pa.) stopped 29 of 30 shots against. Team USA has outscored Switzerland, 31-11, in the all-time series and has allowed more than one goal only twice (2008, 2014). Each meeting between the two countries has come in the preliminary rounds.

Recent News

Team USA Schedule

Date Opponent Result
April 14 Russia W, 8-2
April 16 Sweden W, 6-1
April 17 Latvia W, 12-1
April 19 Switzerland W, 4-0
April 21 Czech Republic
W, 8-0
April 23 Finland
L, 2-4
April 24 Canada
Bronze Medal Game
W, 10-3

Recent Team USA News

USWNT Honored With Wilma Rudolph Courage Award

10/18/2017, 7:15pm EDT

Award handed out at the 38th Annual Salute to Women in Sports in New York City

USA Hockey Announces Roster for Deutschland Cup

10/18/2017, 9:45am EDT

U.S. Men’s National Select Team to Compete in Event Nov. 10-12 in Augsburg, Germany

Agreement includes WJC, Women's Worlds & Men's U18 Worlds

Tag(s): Home  News  Men's  U18 World Championship  2016