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2018 World Jr. A Challenge

Bonnyville, Alberta | Dec. 9-16

The 2018 World Junior A Challenge was held in Bonnyville, Alberta from December 9-16, 2018.

Team USA won two of four preliminary round games, before defeating Canada West in the semifinal to advance to the championship game. The U.S., went on to top Russia, 2-0, in the title game to take home its fifth championship in the last seven years.

Team USA competed alongside Canada East, Canada West, Czech Republic and Russia. 

U.S. Schedule

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. L, 3-4 HockeyTV
Sat., Dec. 15 Canada West (Semifinal) R.J. Lalonde Arena Bonnyville, Alta. OTW, 3-2 HockeyTV
Sun., Dec. 16 Russia (Championship) R.J. Lalonde Arena Bonnyville, Alta. W, 2-0 --

*Pre-Tournament Exhibition Game


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