America enters the 2018-19 IIHF World Junior Championship within the midst of probably the most profitable stretch within the historical past of their evolving under-20 program, having medalled in three consecutive tournaments for the primary time.

Workforce USA begins its pursuit of a fourth World Juniors medal in 4 years Dec. 26 on Canadian soil, one 12 months after settling for bronze and watching their cross-border rivals seize gold in Buffalo. A medal on this 12 months’s event, held in Vancouver and Victoria, British Columbia, could be a bit sweeter for the Individuals, particularly if the U.S. and Canada can add one other chapter to their head-to-head historical past.

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The 2 nations staged considered one of their biggest WJC moments to this point in a snow-globe shootout traditional in 2017, a press release victory for the U.S. on the heels of successful gold over Canada in Montreal in 2016. However the U.S. went on to lose to Sweden within the semifinals and Canada bought the final snicker, defeating the Swedes to reclaim gold on American soil.

However, the United States is now a longtime energy on the World Juniors circuit. And the Jack Hughes-led Individuals are as soon as once more medal contenders, opening the event behind solely Canada’s gold-medal odds

This is every part to know concerning the event, together with methods to watch reside video games on-line in the US and a whole schedule with up to date scores and standings.

Workforce USA’s schedule, outcomes at World Juniors

Like in years previous, the format for the 2018-19 World Junior Championship consists of two teams of 5 groups. They will play a preliminary spherical robin to find out seeding, adopted by a single-elimination event. The U.S. drew Group B, which additionally consists of Slovakia, Kazakhstan, Sweden and Finland. 

Date Opponent Consequence TV information
Dec. 26 Slovakia W, 2-1 6:30 p.m. (NHLN, TSN)
Dec. 28 Kazakhstan 10:30 p.m. (NHLN, TSN)
Dec. 29 Sweden 10:30 p.m. (NHLN, TSN)
Dec. 31 Finland 10:30 p.m. (NHLN, TSN)
Jan. 2 Quarterfinals TBD
Jan. 4 Semifinals TBD
Jan. 5 Medal video games TBD

(All occasions Jap)

Tips on how to watch USA video games reside on-line

In the US, World Junior Championship video games are solely obtainable on NHL Community, which has plans to televise 20 reside video games. American viewers can discover a reside stream for video games on-line with a subscription to NHL.television or by way of the NHL app.

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Workforce USA’s 2019 World Juniors roster

The U.S. expertise pool is extra shallow in 2018-19 in comparison with latest years, however the Individuals nonetheless ice a roster with seven first-round NHL draft picks, headlined by Quinn Hughes, Oliver Wahlstrom and NCAA scoring chief Evan Barratt. In any other case, all eyes must be on Jack Hughes, the 17-year-old Nationwide Workforce Growth Program standout extensively thought-about a lock to develop into the No. 1 general choose on this 12 months’s NHL Draft. 

FORWARDS

Title 2018-19 crew NHL rights
Evan Barratt Penn State (NCAA) Blackhawks
Noah Cates Minnesota-Duluth (NCAA) Flyers
Sasha Chmelevski Ottawa 67s (OHL) Sharks
Logan Cockerill Boston U (NCAA) Islanders
Jack Drury Harvard (NCAA) Hurricanes
Joel Farabee Boston U (NCAA) Flyers
Jack Hughes U.S. NTDP 2019 draft
Tyler Madden Northeastern (NCAA) Canucks
Josh Norris Michigan (NCAA) Senators
Jay O’Brien Windfall (NCAA) Flyers
Ryan Poehling St. Cloud State (NCAA) Canadiens
Jason Robertson Niagara (OHL) Stars
Oliver Wahlstrom Boston School (NCAA) Islanders

DEFENSEMEN

Title 2018-19 crew NHL rights
Mikey Anderson Minnesota-Duluth (NCAA) Kings
Quinn Hughes Michigan (NCAA) Canucks
Phil Kemp Yale (NCAA) Oilers
Ok’Andre Miller Wisconsin (NCAA) Rangers
Dylan Samberg Minnesota (NCAA) Jets
Mattias Samuelsson Western Michigan (NCAA) Sabres
Jack St. Ivan Yale (NCAA) Flyers

GOALIES

Title 2018-19 crew NHL rights
Kyle Keyser Oshawa (OHL) Bruins
Spencer Knight U.S. NTDP 2019 draft
Cayden Primeau Northeastern (NCAA) Canadiens

World Junior Championship standings

GROUP A

Workforce Wins Losses OTL Factors
1. Canada 1 0 0 3
2. Russia 1 0 0 3
3. Czech Republic 1 0 0 2
4. Switzerland 0 0 1 1
5. Denmark 0 2 0 0

GROUP B

Workforce Wins Losses OTL Factors
1. Sweden 2 0 0 6
2. United States  1 0 0 3
3. Finland 1 1 0 3
4. Kazakhstan 0 1 0 0
5. Slovakia 0 2 0 0

Wins in regulation = Three factors
Additional time win = 2 factors
Additional time loss = 1 level

Full World Junior Championship schedule

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 26
Czech Republic 2, Switzerland 1 (OT)   Four p.m. NHLN, TSN
United States 2, Slovakia 1 6:30 p.m. NHLN, TSN
Canada 14, Denmark 0 eight p.m. NHLN, TSN
Finland 1, Sweden 2 10:30 p.m. NHLN, TSN
THURSDAY, DEC. 27
Russia 4, Denmark 0 Four p.m. NHLN, TSN
Slovakia 2, Sweden 5 6:30 p.m. TSN
Switzerland 2, Canada 3 eight p.m. NHLN, TSN
Finland 5, Kazakhstan 0 10:30 p.m. NHLN, TSN
FRIDAY, DEC. 28
Czech Republic vs. Russia eight p.m. NHLN, TSN
Kazakhstan vs. United States 10:30 p.m. NHLN, TSN
SATURDAY, DEC. 29
Denmark vs. Switzerland Four p.m. NHLN, TSN
Slovakia vs. Finland 6:30 p.m.
Canada vs. Czech Republic eight p.m. NHLN, TSN
Sweden vs. United States 10:30 p.m. NHLN, TSN
SUNDAY, DEC. 30
Switzerland vs. Russia eight p.m. NHLN, TSN
Kazakhstan vs. Slovakia 10:30 p.m. NHLN, TSN
MONDAY, DEC. 31
Denmark vs. Czech Republic Four p.m. NHLN, TSN
Sweden vs. Kazakhstan 6:30 p.m.
Russia vs. Canada eight p.m. NHLN, TSN
United States vs. Finland 10:30 p.m. NHLN, TSN
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 2
Relegation sport 1 (groups TBD) 2 p.m.
Quarterfinal 1 (groups TBD) Four p.m. NHLN, TSN
Quarterfinal 2 (groups TBD) 6:30 p.m. TSN
Quarterfinal 3 (groups TBD) eight p.m. NHLN, TSN
Quarterfinal 4 (groups TBD) 10:30 p.m. NHLN, TSN
FRIDAY, JAN. 4
Relegation sport 2 (groups TBD) midday
Semifinal 1 (groups TBD) Four p.m. NHLN, TSN
Semifinal 2 (groups TBD) eight p.m. NHLN, TSN
SATURDAY, JAN. 5
Relegation sport 3 (groups TBD) midday
Bronze-medal sport (groups TBD) Four p.m. NHLN, TSN
Gold-medal sport (groups TBD) eight p.m. NHLN, TSN

(All occasions Jap) 

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