The 2019 International Ice Hockey Federation Under-18 Women’s World Championship will be held in Obihiro, Japan from January 6-13, 2019.
Team USA enters the 2019 competition after earning gold last January in Dmitrov, Russia.
The U.S. has won four consecutive gold medals (2015-18) and six times in the last 10 years has occupied the top spot on the podium at the IIHF Under-18 Women’s World Championship.
Serving as head coach of the 2019 U.S. Under-18 Women's National Team is Maura Crowell (Mansfield, Mass.), head women's ice hockey coach at the University of Minnesota Duluth. Joining Crowell as assistant coaches for the 2019 U.S. Under-18 Women's National Team are Brianna Decker (Dousman, Wis.), member of the gold medal-winning 2018 U.S. Olympic Women's Ice Hockey Team, and Josh Sciba (Westland, Mich.), head women's ice hockey coach at Union College.
Team USA will compete in Group A alongside Canada, Russia and Sweden. The U.S. will open the competition against Russia on Sunday, January 6 at 3:00 a.m. ET.
|Date||Opponent||Time (Local/ET)/RESULT||VENUE||LOCATION||Stream/U.S. Player Of The Game|
|Sun., Jan. 6||Russia
|W, 3-2||Obihiro Forest Ice Arena||Obihiro, Japan||Hannah Bilka|
|Mon., Jan. 7||Canada
|W, 3-2||Obihiro Forest Ice Arena||Obihiro, Japan||Abbey Murphy|
|Wed., Jan. 9||Sweden
|W, 2-0||Obihiro Forest Ice Arena||Obihiro, Japan||Skylar Vetter|
|Sat., Jan. 12||Finland
|W, 7-1||Obihiro Forest Ice Arena||Obihiro, Japan||Katy Knoll|
|Sun., Jan. 13||Canada
|L, 2-3 OT||Obihiro Forest Ice Arena||Obihiro, Japan||Makenna Webster|
A camp for the 2019 U.S. Under-18 Women’s National Team will be held in Los Angeles Dec. 28-Jan. 2 before the team departs to Japan. All practices and scrimmages will be held at Toyota Sports Center.
|Fri., Dec. 28||5:30-6:30 p.m.||Practice|
|Sat., Dec. 29||9:30-10:45 a.m.||Practice|
|Sun., Dec. 30||12:15-1:15 p.m.||Practice|
|Mon., Dec. 31||1:00-2:30 p.m.||Practice|
|Tues., Jan. 1||12:00-2:00 p.m.||Practice|
Practices and scrimmages during camp are free and open to the public. Media interested in attending are encouraged to contact Chris Krenn at Chris.Krenn@usahockey.org (813-210-3376). Times are subject to change.