COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - USA Hockey today announced that goaltender Cayden Primeau (Lincoln Stars/Voorhees, N.J.) will join the U.S. National Under-18 Team that will compete at the 2017 International Ice Hockey Federation Under-18 Men's World Championship from April 13-23, in Poprad and Spišská Nová Ves, Slovakia.
Primeau recently completed his first season with the United States Hockey League's Lincoln Stars. Primeau appeared in 30 games for the Stars this season and posted a 14-11-1-1 (W-L-OTL-SOL) record with a 3.16 goals-against-average and .895 save-percentage.
The Northeastern University commit represented Team USA at the 2016 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Cup (second place) and the 2016 World Junior A Challenge (first place).
Team USA, which has earned gold in six of the last eight world championships (2009, 20010, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015), opens play against Belarus on Thursday (April 13).
Click here for a full roster and team staff.
For complete tournament information, visit U18worlds2017.iihf.com. Team USA News, interviews, highlights and more can be found on the Team USA website ... The U.S. enters the tournament having captured a record 13 consecutive medals, including gold medals in six of the last eight years (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015) ... Team USA has won nine 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 hashtag ... For additional coverage, visit the USA Hockey Facebook page and Instagram account.
|April 7||Exhibition vs. Belarus||W, 5-2||Hodonin, Czech Republic|
|April 10||Exhibition vs. Finland||W, 5-2||ZS Spisska Nova Ves|
|April 13||Belarus||W, 7-0||ZS Spisska Nova Ves||NHL Network|
|April 15||Russia||W, 5-4||ZS Spisska Nova Ves||NHL Network|
|April 17||Czech Republic||W, 5-2||ZS Spisska Nova Ves||NHL Network|
|April 18||Sweden||W, 5-1||ZS Spisska Nova Ves||NHL Network|
|W, 4-2||ZS Spisska Nova Ves||NHL Network|
|W, 4-3 OT||ZS Poprad||NHL Network|
|April 23||Finland • Gold Medal Game||W, 4-2||ZS Poprad||NHL Network|