When the U.S. Men’s National Under-18 Team earned a gold medal at the IIHF U-18 Men’s World Championship on April 23, it marked an unprecedented grand slam of international success for USA Hockey, with its national teams capturing gold in the first four major IIHF World Championships of 2016-17. No other nation has ever won gold in the first four IIHF World Championships of a single season.
In all, Team USA has claimed top honors at the IIHF World Junior Championship, the IIHF Under-18 Women’s World Championship, the IIHF Women’s World Championship and the IIHF Under-18 Men’s World Championship.
The U.S. will attempt to become the first nation to win all five IIHF titles in a single season at the upcoming 2017 IIHF Men’s World Championship in Cologne, Germany, and Paris, France. Team USA begins play Friday, May 5, against host Germany. Opening faceoff is set for 8:15 p.m. local (2:15 p.m. ET) live on NHL Network from LANXESS Arena in Cologne.
For complete coverage of the U.S. Men’s National Team throughout the tournament, visit teamusa.usahockey.com.