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2018 IIHF World Junior Championship | Buffalo, New York

Buffalo, New York | Dec. 26-Jan. 5

The U.S. National Junior Team went 4-1-0-2 (W-OTW-OTL-L) and earned a bronze medal on home ice to give the United States a World Junior Championship in three-straight years for the first time ever. 

The 2018 International Ice Hockey Federation World Junior Championship took place Dec. 26, 2017 - Jan. 5, 2018, at the KeyBank Center and HarborCenter in Buffalo, New York. This was the sixth World Junior Championship to be played in the United States and the second time Buffalo served as host (2011). The U.S. and Canada made history on Dec. 29, 2017, when the two teams played its preliminary round game outdoors at New Era Field, home of the NFL's Buffalo Bills, in front of a record crowd of 44,592 fans. Never before had an outdoor game been held in IIHF world championship play.

U.S. Final Roster

U.S. Stats

2018 U.S. Schedule

Date Opponent Location Result U.S. Player of Game
Wed., Dec. 20 Belarus
Pre-Tournament Game
Northwest Arena
Jamestown, N.Y.
W, 14-0 NA
Fri., Dec. 22 Sweden
Pre-Tournament Game
Erie Insurance Arena
Erie, Pa.
W, 3-1 NA
Tues., Dec. 26 Denmark
Preliminary Round
KeyBank Center
Buffalo, N.Y.
W, 9-0 Casey Mittelstadt
Thurs., Dec. 28 Slovakia
Preliminary Round
KeyBank Center
Buffalo, N.Y.
L, 2-3 Brady Tkachuk
Fri., Dec. 29 Canada
Preliminary Round
New Era Field*
Orchard Park, N.Y.
W (SO) 4-3 Casey Mittelstadt
Sun., Dec. 31 Finland
Preliminary Round
KeyBank Center
Buffalo, N.Y.
W, 5-4 Joey Anderson
Tues., Jan. 2 Russia
Quarterfinals
KeyBank Center
Buffalo, N.Y.
W, 4-2 Kieffer Bellows
Thurs., Jan. 4 Sweden
Semifinals
KeyBank Center
Buffalo, N.Y.
L, 2-4 Josh Norris
Fri., Jan. 5 Czech Republic
Bronze-Medal Game
KeyBank Center
Buffalo, N.Y.
W, 9-3 Trent Frederic

*Outdoor Game

U.S. Rosters

Daily Team Notebook

U.S. Pics & Vids

Tournament Awards

Award(s) Player(s)
Best Forward Casey Mittelstadt
Tournament MVP Casey Mittelstadt
Media All-Star Team Kieffer Bellows (Forward)
Casey Mittelstadt (Forward)
Top 3 U.S. Players Kieffer Bellows (Forward)
Adam Fox (Defense)
Casey Mittelstadt (Forward)

Final 2018 IIHF WJC Rankings

Rank Country
1. Canada
2. Sweden
3. United States
4. Czech Republic
5. Russia
6. Finland
7. Slovakia
8. Switzerland
9. Denmark
10. Belarus

Full U.S. Schedule

Official Event Site

Outdoor game

2018 WJC News