This 12 months’s match options eight nations break up into two teams for the preliminary spherical, which begins April 23. Group USA will compete in Group A alongside Canada, Czechia and Germany, with all video games performed at Fanatec Area in Landshut. Group B consists of Finland, Latvia, Sweden and Switzerland, and they’re going to play preliminary-round video games at Erdgas Schwaben Area in Kaufbeuren, Germany. Every website will host two quarterfinal video games, whereas the 2 semifinal video games and bronze and gold-medal video games can be performed at Fanatec Area.
Group USA is led by Adam Nightingale (Cheboygan, Mich.), who’s making his IIHF head teaching debut. Rutger McGroarty (Lincoln, Neb.) was named captain of the workforce, whereas Ryan Chesley (Mahtomedi, Minn.) and Cutter Gauthier (Scottsdale, Ariz.) will function alternate captains.
The U.S. is looking for its eleventh gold medal in match historical past after most not too long ago claiming gold in 2017 in Poprad, Slovakia. The ten gold medals are essentially the most of any workforce in match historical past.
The Below-18 Group begins preliminary-round play tomorrow (April 23) night towards Canada. NHL Community will broadcast the sport at 3:30 p.m. ET (delayed broadcast/out there stay on ESPN+). All different Group USA video games can be broadcast stay on NHL Community.
NOTES: Nick Fohr (Grand Forks, N.D.), Jimmy Mullin (Philadelphia, Pa.), David Lassonde (Durham, N.H.) and Brent Darnell (Livonia, Mich.) are serving as assistants to U.S. head coach Adam Nightingale … The U.S. has gained 10 gold medals in IIHF U18 Males’s World Championship historical past, essentially the most of any nation.