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Gameday: U.S. Faces Switzerland in Final Preliminary-Round Contest

By USA Hockey, 01/19/20, 11:15AM EST

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Puck drops at 2 p.m. ET; Stream live on TeamUSA.org

LAUSANNE, Switzerland – The U.S. Youth Olympic Men's Ice Hockey Team continues preliminary-round play at the 2020 Youth Olympic Games with a matchup against host-nation Switzerland today at Vaudoise Arena.

Puck drop is slated for 2 p.m. ET, and a live stream of today's game can be found here

GAME ONE RECAP
Thanks to a three-goal first period and a hat trick from Isaac Howard (Hudson, Wis.), Team USA opened the 2020 Youth Olympic Games with a 7-5 win over Finland. Ten skaters tallied points in the game and three players recorded multi-point efforts in addition to Howard's three-goal performance. Dylan Silverstein (Calabasas, Calif.) notched 23 saves in the victory. 

AGAINST SWITZERLAND
Team USA resumes its 2020 Youth Olympic Games slate against Switzerland. The two teams have never met in Youth Olympic Games competition. 

LOOKING BACK
The U.S. Youth Olympic Men’s Ice Hockey Team won gold at the 2016 Games in Lillehammer, Norway, going 5-0-0-1 (W-OTW-OTL-L), and defeating Canada, 5-2, in the gold-medal game.

FUTURE SUCCESS
Four members of the gold-medal winning 2016 Men's Youth Olympic Team, including Ty Emberson (Eau Claire, Wis.), Jacob Pivonka (Naperville, Ill.), Mattias Samuelsson (Vorhees, N.J) and Oliver Wahlstrom (Quincy, Mass.), recently competed in the 2020 IIHF World Junior Championship in Ostrava and Trinec, Czech Republic. The U.S. went 2-1-0-2 (W-OTW-OTL-L) to finish sixth at the tournament. Pivonka led the U.S. in goal-scoring while Samuelsson served as team captain. 

Team USA Roster

ROSTER NUMBERS
The U.S. Youth Olympic Men’s Ice Hockey Team is comprised of 17 players (9 forwards, 6 defensemen, 2 goaltenders), 15 of whom were selected to participate in the USA Hockey Select 15 Player Development Camp which took place July 15-20, 2019, in Amherst, New York. The players represent 10 different states, including five players from Minnesota, three from Michigan and two from Florida.

GAMES FORMAT
Six teams, including Canada, Denmark, Finland, Russia, Switzerland and United States, will compete in the men’s tournament in games featuring three, 15-minute periods. The preliminary round consists of two groups with three teams each. The top two teams in each group will qualify for the semifinals with bronze and gold-medal games to follow.


Team USA Schedule

Date Opponent Time (Local/ET)/Result Stream Location Game Stats
Tues., Jan. 14 Switzerland
Pre-Tournament
W, 4-0 Stream Here EZO Romanshorn
Romanshorn, Switzerland
N/A
Sat., Jan. 18 Finland
Preliminary
W, 7-5 Stream Here Vaudoise Arena
Lausanne, Switzerland
Stats
Sun., Jan. 19 Switzerland
Preliminary
W, 8-2 Stream Here Vaudoise Arena
Lausanne, Switzerland
Stats
Tues., Jan. 21 Canada
Semifinal
W, 2-1 Stream Here Vaudoise Arena
Lausanne, Switzerland
Stats
Wed., Jan. 22 Russia
Gold-Medal Game
3:00 p.m. / 9:00 a.m. Stream Here Vaudoise Arena
Lausanne, Switzerland
Stats

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Team USA Schedule

Date OPPONENT/ROUND Time (Local/ET)/Result) Stream/Statistics Location
Tues., Jan. 14 Switzerland
Pre-Tournament
W, 4-0 Stream Here Romanshorn, Switzerland
Sat., Jan. 18 Finland
Preliminary
W, 7-5 Stream Here Lausanne, Switzerland
Sun., Jan. 19 Switzerland
Preliminary
8:00 p.m. / 2:00 p.m. Stream Here Lausanne, Switzerland
Tues., Jan. 21 Semifinal 11:00 a.m. / 5:00 a.m. OR 2:00 p.m. / 8:00 a.m. TBD Lausanne, Switzerland
Wed., Jan. 22 Bronze Medal Game 12:00 p.m. / 6:00 a.m. TBD Lausanne, Switzerland
Gold Medal Game 3:00 p.m. / 9:00 a.m. TBD Lausanne, Switzerland

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