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World Junior A Challenge

About The World Junior A Challenge

Each year, USA Hockey fields a U.S. Junior Select Team that competes in the World Junior A Challenge. The team is comprised of players that compete in junior hockey leagues across the United States.

Since the inaugural tournament in 2006, Team USA has captured nine tournament crowns (2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2018, 2022) along with a single second-place finish and four third-place finishes.

The 2022 World Junior A Challenge was held in Cornwall, Ontario from December 11-18, 2022. Team USA won three of four preliminary round games, before defeating Sweden in the semifinal to advance to the championship game. The U.S. went on to top Canada East, 5-3, in the title game to take home its ninth tournament championship. Team USA competed alongside Canada East, Canada West, Czechia, Latvia and Sweden.

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