US Tops Sweden In Final U18 WWC Preliminary Contest

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    U.S. Tops Sweden, 2-0, in Final U18 WWC Preliminary Round Contest
    U.S. clinches spot in semifinals with third consecutive victory
    OBIHIRO, Japan – Lacey Eden (Annapolis, Md.) scored the game-winning goal and Skylar Vetter (Lakeville, Minn.) recorded her first shutout of the tournament as the U.S. Under-18 Women’s National Team clinched a spot in the semifinals with a 2-0 victory over Sweden at the 2019 IIHF Under-18 Women’s World Championship.”Tonight was a great win against a quality opponent and I’m really proud of the way our group is progressing,” said Maura Crowell (Mansfield, Mass.), head coach of the 2019 U.S. Under-18 Women’s National Team. “We’ll enjoy this win tonight before turning our attention to preparing for Saturday’s semifinal starting tomorrow.”The U.S. (3-0-0-0/W-OTW-OTL-L) will play in the tournament semifinals on Saturday (Jan. 12) against an opponent yet to be determined. That game, along with every U.S. tournament game, will be streamed live on IIHF.com.For the complete game recap, click here.2019 International Ice Hockey Federation Under-18 Women’s World Championship 
    Team USA Schedule – Jan. 6 – 13, 2019 – Obihiro, Japan
    All U.S. Tournament Games To Be Streamed Live on IIHF.comDateOpponent & RoundTime (ET)/ResultLocationSun., Jan. 6Russia
    PreliminaryW, 3-2Obihiro, Japan
    Obihiro Forest Ice ArenaMon., Jan. 7Canada
    PreliminaryW, 3-2Obihiro, Japan
    Obihiro Forest Ice ArenaWed., Jan. 9Sweden
    PreliminaryW, 2-0Obihiro, Japan
    Obihiro Forest Ice ArenaSat., Jan. 12SemifinalsTBDObihiro, Japan
    Obihiro Forest Ice ArenaSun., Jan. 13Bronze-Medal Game12:30 a.m.Obihiro, Japan
    Obihiro Forest Ice ArenaGold-Medal Game3:00 a.m.Obihiro, Japan
    Obihiro Forest Ice Arena 
    NOTES: Vetter was tabbed U.S. Player of the Game … The U.S. outshot Sweden, 40-17. For complete game statistics, click here … Team USA, the four-time reigning world champion, captured gold in each of the first two years of the tournament (2008, 2009) and again in 2011, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018. The team has taken home the silver medal in 2010, 2012, 2013 and 2014 … Crowell is joined by assistant coaches Josh Sciba (Westland, Mich./Union College) and 2018 Olympic gold medalist Brianna Decker(Dousman, Wis.) … USA Hockey’s international council, chaired by Gavin Regan (Potsdam, N.Y.), vice president of USA Hockey, has oversight responsibilities for all U.S. national teams … IIHF.com is the streaming home of the 2019 Under-18 Women’s World Championship … For more information about the tournament, click here.
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