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.
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||Venue||Location||Time (Local)||Time (ET)|
|Sun., Jan. 6||Russia||Obihiro Forest Ice Arena||Obihiro, Japan||5:00 p.m.||3:00 a.m.|
|Mon., Jan. 7||Canada||Obihiro Forest Ice Arena||Obihiro, Japan||5:00 p.m.||3:00 a.m.|
|Wed., Jan. 9||Sweden||Obihiro Forest Ice Arena||Obihiro, Japan||5:00 p.m.||3:00 a.m.|
|Thurs., Jan. 10||Quarterfinals||Obihiro Forest Ice Arena||Obihiro, Japan||TBD||TBD|
|Sat., Jan. 12||Semifinals||Obihiro Forest Ice Arena||Obihiro, Japan||TBD||TBD|
|Sun., Jan. 13||Bronze-Medal Game||Obihiro Forest Ice Arena||Obihiro, Japan||2:30 p.m.||12:30 a.m.|
|Sun., Jan. 13||Gold-Medal Game||Obihiro Forest Ice Arena||Obihiro, Japan||5:00 p.m.||3:00 a.m.|
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.