The 2016 U.S. Women’s National Under-18 Team opened the 2016 International Ice Hockey Federation Under-18 Women's World Championship yesterday with a 6-0 win over Czech Republic.
Ten U.S. players tallied at least one point, including the five players who scored. The attack was led by Natalie Snodgrass who tallied a pair of goals while Grace Zumwinkle, Taylor Heise, Catherine Skaja and Emily Oden added one goal each.
The U.S. continues play today against Russia at 4 p.m. ET at Meridian Centre in St. Catharines, Ontario. The match-up will be streamed live at FASTHockey.com.
The U.S. and Russia are meeting for the seventh time at the IIHF Under-18 Women’s World Championship. Team USA holds a perfect 6-0-0-0-record against the Russians with the last meeting taking place on January 8, 2015, where Team USA defeated Russia, 7-1, in the preliminary round of the 2015 IIHF U18 Women’s World Championship. The U.S. has outscored Russia 56-2 overall.
|DATE||OPPONENT||RESULT||U.S. PLAYER OF THE GAME|
|Fri., Jan. 8||Czech Republic||W, 6-0||Grace Zumwinkle|
|Sat., Jan. 9||Russia||W, 6-0||Alex Woken|
|Mon., Jan. 11||Canada||W, 4-1||Rebecca Gilmore|
|Thurs., Jan. 14||Sweden (Semifinal)||W, 4-0||Natalie Heising|
|Fri., Jan. 15||Canada (Gold Medal Game)||W, 3-2 OT||Natalie Snodgrass|