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2018 U.S. National Junior Team Preliminary Roster Unveiled Tomorrow on NHL Network

12/04/2017, 2:45pm EST
By USAHockey.com

Roster to be released on NHL Now between 5-6pm ET

The preliminary roster for the 2018 U.S. National Junior Team will be announced tomorrow (Dec. 5) during the 5-6 p.m. ET hour on NHL Network’s “NHL Now.” The U.S. will be competing in the 2018 International Ice Hockey Federation World Junior Championship in Buffalo, New York, from Dec. 26, 2017 - Jan. 5, 2018.

NHL Network's Jackie Redmond, E.J. Hradek and Barry Melrose will unveil the news. Jim Johannson, USA Hockey's assistant executive director of hockey operations and general manager of the 2018 U.S. National Junior Team, will join the show for additional comments.

NOTES: Bob Motzko (St. Cloud, Minn.), who guided Team USA to its fourth-ever gold medal at the 2017 IIHF World Junior Championship in Montreal and Toronto, Canada, is returning as head coach for the 2018 U.S. National Junior Team ... The U.S. will compete in pre-tournament games against Belarus on Dec. 20 at the Northwest Arena in Jamestown, N.Y., where it will also train from Dec. 20-22. Team USA will then face Sweden for its final pre-tournament game on Dec. 22 at Erie Insurance Arena in Erie, Pennsylvania. Both games are set for 7 p.m. ET puck drops.

NHL Network is the official U.S. broadcaster of the 2018 International Ice Hockey Federation World Junior Championship, which includes the first ever outdoor game in tournament play when the United States takes on Canada at New Era Field on Dec. 29, 2017... Team USA will play its preliminary-round games against Denmark, Slovakia, Canada and Finland. Quarterfinals will be split between the KeyBank Center and HarborCenter. The semifinal and medal games will be played at the KeyBank Center. For more information about the tournament, including ticket information, click here.

2018 World Juniors

2018 Event & Ticket Info


U.S. Schedule

Date Opponent Location Time (ET) Tickets
Wed., Dec. 20 Belarus
Pre-Tournament Game
Northwest Arena
Jamestown, N.Y.
7 p.m. Buy Tickets
Fri., Dec. 22 Sweden
Pre-Tournament Game
Erie Insurance Arena
Erie, Pa.
7 p.m. Buy Tickets
Tues., Dec. 26 Denmark
Preliminary Round
KeyBank Center
Buffalo, N.Y.
8:00 p.m. Buy Tickets
Thurs., Dec. 28 Slovakia
Preliminary Round
KeyBank Center
Buffalo, N.Y.
8:00 p.m. Buy Tickets
Fri., Dec. 29 Canada
Preliminary Round
New Era Field
Orchard Park, N.Y.
3:00 p.m. Buy Tickets
Sun., Dec. 31 Finland
Preliminary Round
KeyBank Center
Buffalo, N.Y.
4:00 p.m. Buy Tickets
Tues., Jan. 2 Quarterfinals KeyBank Center
Buffalo, N.Y.
8:00 p.m.
Thurs., Jan. 4 Semifinals KeyBank Center
Buffalo, N.Y.
4:00 p.m.
Fri., Jan. 5 Bronze-Medal Game KeyBank Center
Buffalo, N.Y.
4:00 p.m.
Gold-Medal Game KeyBank Center
Buffalo, N.Y.
8:00 p.m.

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