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2017 IIHF Under-18 Women's World Championship

Zlin & Prerov, Czech Republic | January 7-14

The U.S. Women's National Under-18 Team has won the last two International Ice Hockey Federation Under-18 Women's World Championships and this year's team will defend the title at the 2017 tournament, set for January 7-14 in Zlin and Prerov, Czech Republic.

The U.S. is set to play Russia (Jan. 7), Sweden (Jan. 8) and Canada (Jan. 10) in the preliminary round.

Team USA is 37-4-2-2 (W-OTW-OTL-L) in 45 career games at this event and has played in the gold medal game in all nine of the previous events, capturing the event's top prize now a total of five times (2008, 2009, 2011, 2015, 2016).

2017 Schedule

Sat., Jan. 7 Russia W, 6-1 Cayla Barnes
Sun., Jan. 8 Sweden W, 4-0 Natalie Heising
Tues., Jan. 10 Canada L (OT), 0-1 Alex Gulstene
Fri., Jan. 13 Russia - Semifinal Game W, 6-0 Grace Zumwinkle
Sat., Jan 14 Canada - Gold Medal W, 3-1 Grace Zumwinkle

Tournament Awards

Directorate Award Recipients

Best Defenseman: Cayla Barnes

Top U.S. Players (As Selected By Coaches)

Goaltender: Alex Gulstene
Defenseman: Cayla Barnes
Forward: Natalie Heising