The U.S. National Junior Team reached its first-ever gold-medal game in World Junior Championship play where it fell to Canada, 2-0, to earn the silver medal. Team USA went 4-0-0-1-1 (W-OTW-OTL-L-T) and finished the preliminary round undefeated for the first time in tournament history.
Captained by Marty Reasoner, the U.S. saw its goaltender, Brian Boucher, and forward, Mike York, named to the all-tournament team while Joe Corvo was named best defenseman of the tournament by the directorate. Boucher finished second amongst goaltenders in goals-against-average while York finished as the tournament's leading scorer with 10 points (5-5).
|Dec. 26||Switzerland||W, 4-0|
|Dec. 28||Canada||T, 4-4|
|Dec. 29||Czech Republic||W, 2-1|
|Dec. 31||Germany||W, 8-0|
|Jan. 3||Czech Republic
Gold Medal Game
*Win-Overtime Win-Overtime Loss-Loss-Tie