Team USA spent January 3 in the air traveling to Japan. After boarding the plane in Los Angeles, the U.S. squad spent 12 and a half hours in the air en route to Tokyo. After landing in Tokyo, the team gathered their equipment and checked their bags for a flight to Obihiro.
After checking their bags, the team made their way through the airport with some players enjoying some Japanese cuisine in the terminal. Following a short layover, the team boarded its second plane of the day and embarked for Obihiro. After another hour and a half in the air, Team USA made it to its destination, dropped gear off at Obihiro Forest Arena and headed to the hotel for some much needed rest.