The U.S. National Junior Team will take part in the 2019 International Ice Hockey Federation World Junior Championship Dec. 26, 2018 – Jan. 5, 2019, in Vancouver and Victoria, British Columbia.
The United States enters the 2019 IIHF World Junior Championship having medaled in three-straight World Junior Championships for the first time in U.S. history after earning gold in 2017 and bronze in 2018 and 2016.
Serving as head coach for Team USA is Mike Hastings (Crookston, Minn./Minnesota State), head coach of Minnesota State men’s ice hockey team. He will be joined behind the U.S. bench by assistant coaches David Lassonde (Durham, N.H./Dartmouth College), Steve Miller (Columbus, Ohio/Ohio State University), Scott Sandelin (Hibbing, Minn./University of Minnesota Duluth) and Jerry Keefe (Saugus, Mass./Northeastern University). John Vanbiesbrouck (Detroit, Mich./USA Hockey), assistant executive director of hockey operations for USA Hockey, is serving as general manager.
The 2019 U.S. National Junior Team preliminary roster was announced on Dec. 5 live on NHL Network's "NHL Now." The team will convene in Everett, Wash., for its initial training camp on Dec. 15. NHL Network is the official U.S. broadcaster of the 2019 IIHF World Junior Championship.
|Date||Opponent||Venue||Location||Time (Local)||Time (ET)|
|Wed., Dec. 26||Slovakia||Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre||Victoria, B.C.||3:30 p.m.||6:30 p.m.|
|Fri., Dec. 28||Kazakhstan||Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre||Victoria, B.C.||7:30 p.m.||10:30 p.m.|
|Sat. Dec. 29||Sweden||Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre||Victoria, B.C.||7:30 p.m.||10:30 p.m.|
|Mon., Dec. 31||Finland||Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre||Victoria, B.C.||7:30 p.m.||10:30 p.m.|
|Wed., Jan. 2||Quarterfinals||TBD||TBD||TBD||TBD|
|Fri., Jan. 4||Semifinals||Rogers Arena||Vancouver, B.C.||TBD||TBD|
|Sat., Jan. 5||Bronze-Medal Game||Rogers Arena||Vancouver, B.C.||1:00 p.m.||4:00 p.m.|
|Gold-Medal Game||Rogers Arena||Vancouver, B.C.||5:00 p.m.||8:00 p.m.|