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Twenty-One Players Added to 2019 Under-18 Men's National Team

By USAHockey.com, 04/11/19, 11:00AM EDT

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2019 IIHF Under-18 Men's World Championship To Be Held April 18-28

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- USA Hockey today announced the roster for the U.S. Under-18 Men's National Team that will compete at the 2019 International Ice Hockey Federation Under-18 Men's World Championship from April 18-28, in Umeå and Örnsköldsvik, Sweden.

Team USA will play its preliminary-round games in Group B along with Sweden, Russia, Slovakia and Latvia and will play the round-robin portion of its schedule at the Fjallraven Center in Örnsköldsvik. Group A consists of Belarus, Canada, the Czech Republic, Finland and Switzerland.

The U.S. seeks its 11th gold medal in the event after capturing its tournament record 10th gold medal in 2017 in Poprad and Spisska Nova Ves, Slovakia. Team USA has earned 15 straight medals, including gold in seven of the past ten tournaments. Overall, the U.S. boasts 16 medals at the IIHF U18 Men's World Championship, the most of any country.

The U.S. Under-18 Men's National Team will be led by John Wroblewski (Neenah, Wis.), serving for the second time as head coach at the IIHF Under-18 Men's World Championship.

For the full roster, click here.

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Team USA Schedule

DATE OPPONENT/ROUND LOCATION TIME (LOCAL/ET)/RESULT TELEVISION U.S. Player of the Game
Fri., April 12 Finland
Exhibition
Heinola, Finland L, 0-1 None Cam York
Sat., April 13 Switzerland
Exhibition
Heinola, Finland W, 8-0 None Jack Hughes
Thu., April 18 Sweden
Preliminary
Fjallraven Center
Ornskoldsvik, Sweden
W, 6-1 NHL Network Cole Caufield
Fri., April 19 Slovakia
Preliminary
Fjallraven Center
Ornskoldsvik, Sweden
3:30 p.m./9:30 a.m. NHL Network --
Sun., April 21 Russia
Preliminary
Fjallraven Center
Ornskoldsvik, Sweden
3:30 p.m./9:30 a.m. NHL Network --
Tue., April 23 Latvia
Preliminary
Fjallraven Center
Ornskoldsvik, Sweden
3:30 p.m./9:30 a.m. NHL Network --
Thu., April 25 Quarterfinals TBD TBD NHL Network --
Sat., April 27 Semifinals Fjallraven Center
Ornskoldsvik, Sweden
3:30 p.m. & 7:30 p.m./9:30 a.m. & 1:30 p.m. NHL Network --
Sun., April 28 Bronze-Medal Game Fjallraven Center
Ornskoldsvik, Sweden
3:30 p.m./9:30 a.m. NHL Network --
Gold-Medal Game Fjallraven Center
Ornskoldsvik, Sweden
7:30 p.m./1:30 p.m. NHL Network --

NOTES: Team USA news, interviews, highlights and more can be found at TeamUSA.USAHockey.com ... For the official IIHF home for the U18 Men's World Championship, visit iihf.com/en/events/2019/wm18  ... All 21 players on the U.S. roster come from USA Hockey's National Team Development Program … Four players who won a silver medal for Team USA at the 2018 IIHF Under-18 Men’s World Championship are represented on the roster including Cole Caufield (Stevens Points, Wis.), Jack Hughes (Orlando, Fla.), Spencer Knight (Darien, Conn.) and Cam York (Anaheim Hills, Calif.) … Twelve different states are represented on the roster. Massachusetts and New York lead the way with five skaters, Illinois follows with three, and Connecticut, California, Florida, Indiana, Minnesota, North Dakota, Wisconsin and Texas have one player each …  The U.S. enters the tournament having captured a record 15 consecutive medals, including gold medals in seven of the last ten years (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2017) ... Team USA has won 10 gold medals all-time, the most of any country in IIHF Under-18 Men's World Championship history. The event began in 1999. Team USA earned its first gold medal in 2002 ... Follow @USAHockey on Twitter for live scoring updates during the tournament. Scores will be designated with the #U18Worlds tag ... For additional coverage, visit the USA Hockey Facebook page and Instagram account.) ... USA Hockey's international council, chaired by Gavin Regan (Potsdam, N.Y.), has oversight responsibilities for all U.S. national teams.

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