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NHL Network to Televise All U.S. Games at U18 Men's World Championship

04/06/2018, 9:45am EDT
By TeamUSA.USAHockey.com

2018 IIHF Under-18 Men's World Championship Set For April 19-29

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - USA Hockey announced today that NHL Network will televise live every Team USA matchup at the 2018 International Ice Hockey Federation Under-18 Men's World Championship that begins Thursday, April 19, in Chelyabinsk and Magnitogorsk, Russia. NHL Network is the exclusive U.S. TV home for the entire IIHF Under-18 Men’s World Championship.

The tournament, which runs through April 29, features 10 nations. Team USA, which has earned gold in seven of the last nine world championships (2009, 20010, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2017), opens play against Canada on Thursday (April 19) at 10:30 a.m. ET.

The live schedule of Team USA matchups scheduled to air on NHL Network are as follows:


U.S. Schedule

Date Opponent Round Time (Local/ET)/Results Location Television
Sun., April 15 France Exhibition W, 15-0 Traktor Ice Rink
Chelyabinsk, Russia
NHL Network
Thurs., April 19 Canada Preliminary L, 4-6 Metallurg Ice Rink
Magnitogorsk, Russia
NHL Network
Fri., April 20 Switzerland Preliminary 3:30 p.m./6:30 a.m. Metallurg Ice Rink
Magnitogorsk, Russia
NHL Network
Sun., April 22 Sweden Preliminary 3:30 p.m./6:30 a.m. Metallurg Ice Rink
Magnitogorsk, Russia
NHL Network
Tues., April 24 Belarus Preliminary 3:30 p.m./6:30 a.m. Metallurg Ice Rink
Magnitogorsk, Russia
NHL Network
Thurs., April 26 TBD Quarterfinals TBD TBD NHL Network
Sat., April 28 TBD Semifinals TBD Traktor Ice Rink
Chelyabinsk, Russia
NHL Network
Sun., April 29 TBD Gold/Bronze-Medal Games TBD Traktor Ice Rink
Chelyabinsk, Russia
NHL Network

Notes

The U.S. Under-18 Men's National Team will be led by Seth Appert (Cottage Grove, Minn.), serving for the first time as head coach at the IIHF Under-18 Men's World Championship.Click here for a full roster and team staff ... For complete tournament information, including how to purchase tickets, visit u18worlds2018.iihf.hockey ... 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 14 consecutive medals, including gold medals in seven of the last nine years (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2017) ... Team USA has won 10 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.

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