The 2016 U.S. Women’s National Under-18 Team opened the 2016 International Ice Hockey Federation Under-18 Women’s World Championship with a pair of 6-0 wins over Czech Republic on Friday and Russia on Saturday. The U.S. will continue play today against Canada at 7:30 p.m. ET at Meridian Centre in St. Catharines, Ontario. The match-up will be streamed live at FASTHockey.com
The U.S. and Canada are meeting for the 10th time at the IIHF Under-18 Women’s World Championship. Team USA holds a 2-3-2-2 (W-OTW-OTL-L) record against Canada with the last meeting taking place on January 12, 2015. The U.S. topped Canada, 3-2, in an exciting overtime victory to claim the gold medal, becoming the first team to do so on home soil. The U.S. also won, 2-1, in a shootout during preliminary round play of the.
|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|