The U.S. has won gold 10 times at the IIHF Men's U18 World Championship and has medaled in a record 16 consecutive tournaments, including six gold medals in the past 10 years. Many players have moved on to success at the NHL and international levels from this premiere event on the hockey calendar.
The 2021 tournament is being held in Frisco and Plano, Texas, from April 26-May 6. This year marks the third time the event has been held in the United States.
The U.S. Under-18 Men's National Team most recently earned a bronze medal at the 2019 International Ice Hockey Federation Under-18 Men's World Championship, which was held in Örnsköldsvik and Umeå, Sweden.
The 2020 IIHF Under-18 Men's World Championship, scheduled to take place April 16-26, 2020 in Plymouth and Ann Arbor, Michigan, was canceled due to the panedemic.