COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - USA Hockey announced today that NHL Network will televise every Team USA contest at the 2017 International Ice Hockey Federation Under-18 Men's World Championship that begins Thursday (April 13) in Poprad and Spišská Nová Ves, Slovakia.
The tournament, which runs through April 23, features 10 nations. 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).
NHL Network will also televise other select preliminary round games as well as two quarterfinals, two semifinals and both the bronze and gold-medal games.
|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|
NOTES: 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 tag ... For additional coverage, visit the USA Hockey Facebook page and Instagram account.