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2018 IIHF Under-18 Women's World Championship

Dmitrov, Russia | Jan. 6-13

The U.S. Under-18 Women's National Team captured an unprecedented fourth consecutive gold medal at the 2018 International Ice Hockey Federation Under-18 Women's World Championship in Dmitrov, Russia.

Team USA earned the top seed from Group A after topping Sweden in overtime, 2-1, Russia 5-3 and Canada, 6-2. In the semifinal round, the U.S. rallied from a two-goal deficit in the final period to top Canada in a shootout, 4-3. In a rematch against Sweden for gold, Team USA scored six goals in the second period en route to a 9-3 victory. 

Gracie Ostertag (Shakopee, Minn.) was named Best Defenseman and Taylor Heise (Lake City, Minn.) was named Best Forward. In addition, Heise and Makenna Webster (St. Louis, Mo.) were selected to the Tournament Media All-Star Team while Heise was also named Tournament MVP.

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U.S. Stats

U.S. Schedule

Date Opponent Location Result U.S. Player of the Game
Sat., Jan. 6 Sweden
Preliminary Round
Ice Palace
Dmitrov, Russia
W (OT), 2-1 Makenna Webster
Sun., Jan. 7 Russia
Preliminary Round
Ice Palace
Dmitrov, Russia
W, 5-3 Britta Curl
Tues., Jan. 9 Canada
Preliminary Round
Ice Palace
Dmitrov, Russia
W, 6-2 Taylor Heise
Fri., Jan. 12 Canada
Ice Palace
Dmitrov, Russia
W (SO), 4-3 Casey O'Brien
Sat., Jan. 13 Sweden
Gold-Medal Game
Ice Palace
Dmitrov, Russia
W, 9-3 Dominique Petrie


Award (s) Player (s)
Best Forward Taylor Heise
Best Defenseman Gracie Ostertag
Tournament MVP Taylor Heise
Media All-Star Team Taylor Heise
Makenna Webster
Top 3 U.S. Players Britta Curl
Taylor Heise
Makenna Webster


Rank Country
1. United States
2. Sweden
3. Canada
4. Russia
5. Finland
6. Czech Republic
7. Switzerland
8. Germany

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