The 2018 World Junior A Challenge will be held in Bonnyville, Alberta from December 9-16, 2018.
Team USA enters the 2018 competition after finishing in second place last December in Truro, Nova Scotia.
The U.S. has won first place four of the last six tournaments (2012-14, 2016) and seven times in the last 10 years has occupied the top spot on the podium at the World Junior A Challenge.
Team USA will compete alongside Canada East, Canada West, Czech Republic and Russia. The U.S. will open competition against Canada West on Sunday, December 9 at 9:00 p.m. ET.
|Date||Opponent||Venue||Location||Time (Local/ET)/Result||Streaming Coverage|
|Fri., Dec. 7||Canada East*||Cold Lake Energy Centre||Cold Lake, Alta.||W, 3-1||HockeyTV|
|Sun., Dec. 9||Canada West||R.J. Lalonde Arena||Bonnyville, Alta.||SOL, 1-2||HockeyTV|
|Tues., Dec. 11||Czech Republic||R.J. Lalonde Arena||Bonnyville, Alta.||W, 4-2||HockeyTV|
|Wed., Dec. 12||Canada East||R.J. Lalonde Arena||Bonnyville, Alta.||W, 7-3||HockeyTV|
|Fri., Dec. 14||Russia||R.J. Lalonde Arena||Bonnyville, Alta.||2:00 p.m./4:00 p.m.||HockeyTV|
|Sat., Dec. 15||Semifinal Game||R.J. Lalonde Arena||Bonnyville, Alta.||2:00 p.m./4:00 p.m.||HockeyTV|
|R.J. Lalonde Arena||Bonnyville, Alta.||7:00 p.m./9:00 p.m.||HockeyTV|
|Sun., Dec. 16||Third-Place Game||R.J. Lalonde Arena||Bonnyville, Alta.||2:00 p.m./4:00 p.m.||TBD|
|Sun., Dec. 16||Championship Game||R.J. Lalonde Arena||Bonnyville, Alta.||7:00 p.m./9:00 p.m.||TBD|
*Pre-Tournament Exhibition Game