COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – USA Hockey announced today a 23-player roster for the U.S. Under-18 Men's National Team that will compete at the 2023 IIHF U18 Men's World Championship from April 20-30 in Basel and Porrentruy, Switzerland.
This year's tournament features 10 countries split into two groups for the preliminary round, which begins tomorrow (April 20). Team USA will compete in Group B alongside Finland, Latvia, Norway and Switzerland, with all games played at St. Jakob Arena in Basel. Group B includes Canada, Czechia, Germany, Slovakia and Sweden, and they will play preliminary-round games at Raiffeisen Arena in Porrentruy. Each site will host two quarterfinal games, while the two semifinal games and bronze and gold-medal games will be played in Basel.
The U.S. is in search of its 11th gold medal in tournament history after most recently claiming gold in 2017 in Poprad, Slovakia. The 10 gold medals are the most of any team in tournament history.
The Under-18 Team begins preliminary-round play tomorrow (April 20) against Latvia at 10:00 a.m. ET. All Team USA games throughout the tournament will broadcast live on NHL Network.
NOTES: Chad Kolarik (Abington, Pa.), Anthony Walsh (Burr Ridge, Ill.), David Lassonde (Durham, N.H.) and Dan Darrow (Livonia, Mich.) are serving as assistants to U.S. head coach Dan Muse ... For complete tournament news, including full schedule, broadcast information, stats and standings, click here ... Team USA news, including tournament interviews and highlights, can be found at TeamUSA.USAHockey.com ... The U.S. has won 10 gold medals in IIHF U18 Men's World Championship history, the most of any country ... Follow @USAHockey on Twitter for the latest information and updates throughout the tournament.