Americans own the U18s in this decade with five gold medals
MINSK – USA successfully defended its title at the World U18 Championship with a 3-1 win against Sweden. The gold is the American’s fifth at the U18 level and brings their total medal haul to eight.
Swiss have best U18 finish since 2001
MINSK – In a back-and-forth battle for fifth place, Switzerland came out on top with a 6-5 win against the Czech Republic. Canada also ended the event on a high note with a 4-2 win against Slovakia.
Finland to defend its bronze medal from 2009 against Russia
MINSK – The U.S. earned the chance to defend its gold medal after earning a 5-0 win against Finland. They will face Sweden, who had a tougher test against the Russians in a 3-1 semi-final decision.