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GAMEDAY: U18 Team Faces Russia at U18WWC

By, 01/09/16, 8:00AM MST


Team USA Looks to Build Off Opening Victory

USA vs. Russia

The 2016 U.S. Women’s National Under-18 Team opened the 2016 International Ice Hockey Federation Under-18 Women's World Championship yesterday with a 6-0 win over Czech Republic.

Ten U.S. players tallied at least one point, including the five players who scored. The attack was led by Natalie Snodgrass who tallied a pair of goals while Grace Zumwinkle, Taylor Heise, Catherine Skaja and Emily Oden added one goal each.

The U.S. continues play today against Russia at 4 p.m. ET at Meridian Centre in St. Catharines, Ontario. The match-up will be streamed live at

The U.S. and Russia are meeting for the seventh time at the IIHF Under-18 Women’s World Championship. Team USA holds a perfect 6-0-0-0-record against the Russians with the last meeting taking place on January 8, 2015, where Team USA defeated Russia, 7-1, in the preliminary round of the 2015 IIHF U18 Women’s World Championship. The U.S. has outscored Russia 56-2 overall.

Schedule for U18 WWC

Fri., Jan. 8 Czech Republic W, 6-0 Grace Zumwinkle
Sat., Jan. 9 Russia W, 6-0 Alex Woken
Mon., Jan. 11 Canada W, 4-1 Rebecca Gilmore
Thurs., Jan. 14 Sweden (Semifinal) W, 4-0 Natalie Heising
Fri., Jan. 15 Canada (Gold Medal Game) W, 3-2 OT Natalie Snodgrass

Wish Team USA Good Luck For The Game