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2018 WJC Notebook: Team USA Prepares for Tomorrow's Semifinal

By, 01/03/18, 12:00PM EST


U.S. Faces Sweden at 4 pm ET at KeyBank Center; Tickets still available

For the U.S. National Junior Team, the journey towards the 2018 International Ice Hockey Federation World Junior Championship, set for Dec. 26, 2017 - Jan. 5, 2018, in Buffalo, New York, began in Columbus on Dec. 14. After five days of training camp, the team relocated to Jamestown, New York, where it played a pre-tournament game against Belarus on Dec. 20 (W, 14-0). The team then trained  in Jamestown before edging Sweden by a 3-1 count in its final pre-tournament game against Sweden on Dec. 22 in Erie, Pennsylvania. After the game, the team traveled to Buffalo, New York, ahead of the tournament's opening day on Dec. 26.

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2018 World Juniors

U.S. Schedule

Date Opponent Location Result U.S. Player of Game
Wed., Dec. 20 Belarus
Pre-Tournament Game
Northwest Arena
Jamestown, N.Y.
W, 14-0 NA
Fri., Dec. 22 Sweden
Pre-Tournament Game
Erie Insurance Arena
Erie, Pa.
W, 3-1 NA
Tues., Dec. 26 Denmark
Preliminary Round
KeyBank Center
Buffalo, N.Y.
W, 9-0 Casey Mittelstadt
Thurs., Dec. 28 Slovakia
Preliminary Round
KeyBank Center
Buffalo, N.Y.
L, 2-3 Brady Tkachuk
Fri., Dec. 29 Canada
Preliminary Round
New Era Field*
Orchard Park, N.Y.
W (SO) 4-3 Casey Mittelstadt
Sun., Dec. 31 Finland
Preliminary Round
KeyBank Center
Buffalo, N.Y.
W, 5-4 Joey Anderson
Tues., Jan. 2 Russia
KeyBank Center
Buffalo, N.Y.
W, 4-2 Kieffer Bellows
Thurs., Jan. 4 Sweden
KeyBank Center
Buffalo, N.Y.
L, 2-4 Josh Norris
Fri., Jan. 5 Czech Republic
Bronze-Medal Game
KeyBank Center
Buffalo, N.Y.
W, 9-3 Trent Frederic

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