IHLC Team Profiles – United States (Junior)


🇺🇸 UNITED STATES (USA) Men’s Junior National Ice Hockey Team
41 wins, 14 reigns, 44 games with IHLC – ranked 5th
IHLC last held January 4, 2018

While the Americans have been part of every World Junior Championship in history, they never medaled until 1986, only winning a Silver and two Bronze before 2000. But the U.S. team has had something of a coming out in the new millennium, winning Gold four times (2004, 2010, 2013, 2017) since start of the 21st century, and showcasing some of hockey’s most elite talent at the earliest stages of their career, ushering in an unprecedented era of success for Team USA.

IHLC GAMES
Total IHLC Games Played: 90
First IHLC Game:
 9-1 loss vs. 🇷🇺 URS, Jan. 4, 1974
First IHLC Win: 5-2 win vs. 🇨🇿 TCH, Dec. 27, 1985
Latest IHLC Game: 3-2 loss vs. 🇫🇮 FIN, Jan. 5, 2019
Latest IHLC Win: 4-2 win vs. 🇷🇺 RUS, Jan. 2, 2018
Largest IHLC Victory: 14-0 win vs. 🇧🇾 BLR, Dec. 20, 2017
Largest IHLC Defeat: 15-5 loss vs. 🇷🇺 URS, Dec. 30, 1976
Longest IHLC Undefeated Streak: 10 games (Dec. 31, 1998 – Dec. 28, 1999)
Longest IHLC Winless Streak: 10 games (Jan. 4, 1974 – Dec. 25, 1984)

IHLC HOSTING
IHLC Games Hosted:
 69
First Game Hosted: 🇷🇺 URS 3-1 USA 🇺🇸, Dec. 31, 1974 (Minneapolis)
Latest Game Hosted: 
🇨🇦 CAN 3-1 SWE 🇸🇪, Jan. 5, 2018 (Buffalo)
Major Tournaments Hosted: World Junior Championship (6: 1982, 1989, 1996, 2005, 2011, 2018)

MAJOR TOURNAMENT RECORDS
Best IIHF World Junior Championship Result: 🥇 (4: 2004, 2010, 2013, 2017)

COMPETITIVE IHLC RECORDS
🇧🇾 BELARUS: 2 wins, 1 loss, 0 ties
🇨🇦 CANADA: 8 wins, 12 losses, 1 tie
🇨🇿 CZECHIA / CZECHOSLOVAKIA: 3 wins, 2 losses, 1 tie
🇩🇰 DENMARK: 1 win, 0 losses, 0 ties
🇫🇮 FINLAND: 8 wins, 11 losses, 1 tie
🇩🇪 GERMANY: 3 wins, 0 losses, 0 ties
🇷🇺 RUSSIA / SOVIET UNION: 2 wins, 8 losses, 0 ties
🇸🇰 SLOVAKIA: 2 wins, 1 loss, 0 ties
🇸🇪 SWEDEN: 8 wins, 8 losses, 2 ties
🇨🇭 SWITZERLAND: 4 wins, 1 loss, 0 ties

COMPLETE IHLC HISTORY
01. 🇷🇺 URS 9-1 USA 🇺🇸 – 01/04/1974 – WJT – Leningrad 🇷🇺
02. 🇷🇺 URS 3-1 USA 🇺🇸 – 12/31/1974 – WJT – Minneapolis 🇺🇸
03. 🇷🇺 URS 15-5 USA 🇺🇸 – 12/30/1976 – WJC – Banská Bystrica 🇨🇿
04. 🇸🇪 SWE 5-5 USA 🇺🇸 – 12/28/1979 – WJC – Vantaa 🇫🇮
05. 🇫🇮 FIN 8-1 USA 🇺🇸 – 12/27/1980 – WJC – Landsberg am Lech 🇩🇪
06. 🇫🇮 FIN 8-4 USA 🇺🇸 – 01/02/1982 – WJC – Bloomington 🇺🇸
07. 🇷🇺 URS 5-3 USA 🇺🇸 – 01/01/1983 – WJC – Leningrad 🇷🇺
08. 🇷🇺 URS 7-4 USA 🇺🇸 – 12/29/1983 – WJC – Norrköping 🇸🇪
09. 🇫🇮 FIN 5-3 USA 🇺🇸 – 12/20/1984 – EX – Vantaa 🇫🇮
10. 🇫🇮 FIN 7-4 USA 🇺🇸 – 12/25/1984 – WJC – Turku 🇫🇮
11. 🇺🇸 USA 5-2 TCH 🇨🇿 – 12/27/1985 – WJC – Hamilton 🇨🇦
12. 🇨🇦 CAN 5-2 USA 🇺🇸 – 12/29/1985 – WJC – Hamilton 🇨🇦
13. 🇫🇮 FIN 7-3 USA 🇺🇸 – 12/22/1987 – EX – Salo 🇫🇮
14. 🇷🇺 URS 7-3 USA 🇺🇸 – 12/29/1987 – WJC – Moscow 🇷🇺
15. 🇷🇺 URS 7-3 USA 🇺🇸 – 12/30/1989 – WJC – Helsinki 🇫🇮
16. 🇺🇸 USA 6-3 FIN 🇫🇮 – 12/29/1990 – WJC – North Battleford 🇨🇦
17. 🇨🇿 TCH 5-1 USA 🇺🇸 – 12/30/1990 – WJC – Saskatoon 🇨🇦
18. 🇺🇸 USA 5-3 CAN 🇨🇦 – 01/01/1992 – WJC – Füssen 🇩🇪
19. 🇷🇺 RUS 5-0 USA 🇺🇸 – 01/02/1992 – WJC – Kaufbeuren 🇩🇪
20. 🇸🇪 SWE 6-1 USA 🇺🇸 – 01/02/1994 – WJC – Ostrava 🇨🇿
21. 🇨🇦 CAN 8-3 USA 🇺🇸 – 12/29/1994 – WJC – Red Deer 🇨🇦
22. 🇨🇦 CAN 6-1 USA 🇺🇸 – 12/26/1995 – WJC – Worcester 🇺🇸
23. 🇨🇦 CAN 4-4 USA 🇺🇸 – 12/28/1996 – WJC – Geneva 🇨🇭
24. 🇨🇦 CAN 2-0 USA 🇺🇸 – 01/04/1997 – WJC – Geneva 🇨🇭 🏅
25. 🇸🇪 SWE 5-4 USA 🇺🇸 – 12/21/1998 – EX – Ann Arbor 🇺🇸
26. 🇺🇸 USA 6-2 SWE 🇸🇪 – 12/23/1998 – EX – Ann Arbor 🇺🇸
27. 🇫🇮 FIN 6-3 USA 🇺🇸 – 12/26/1998 – WJC – Winnipeg 🇨🇦
28. 🇺🇸 USA 5-2 CAN 🇨🇦 – 12/31/1998 – WJC – Winnipeg 🇨🇦
29. 🇺🇸 USA 5-4 SUI 🇨🇭 – 01/03/1999 – WJC – Portage la Prairie 🇨🇦
30. 🇺🇸 USA 7-2 BLR 🇧🇾 – 01/04/1999 – WJC – Selkirk 🇨🇦 
31. 🇺🇸 USA 5-4 SUI 🇨🇭 – 08/09/1999 – SHC – Lake Placid 🇺🇸
32. 🇺🇸 USA 5-3 FIN 🇫🇮 – 08/11/1999 – SHC – Lake Placid 🇺🇸
33. 🇺🇸 USA 5-1 SUI 🇨🇭 – 08/13/1999 – SHC – Lake Placid 🇺🇸
34. 🇺🇸 USA 2-2 FIN 🇫🇮 – 08/14/1999 – SHC – Lake Placid 🇺🇸
35. 🇺🇸 USA 2-2 SWE 🇸🇪 – 12/22/1999 – EX – Skellefteå 🇸🇪
36. 🇺🇸 USA 2-2 CZE 🇨🇿 – 12/26/1999 – WJC – Skellefteå 🇸🇪
37. 🇺🇸 USA 1-0 SVK 🇸🇰 – 12/28/1999 – WJC – Skellefteå 🇸🇪
38. 🇫🇮 FIN 3-1 USA 🇺🇸 – 12/29/1999 – WJC – Skellefteå 🇸🇪
39. 🇨🇿 CZE 4-1 USA 🇺🇸 – 01/03/2000 – WJC – Skellefteå 🇸🇪
40. 🇨🇭 SUI 5-4 USA 🇺🇸 – 12/21/2001 – EX – Oberwichtrach 🇨🇭
41. 🇺🇸 USA 2-1 FIN 🇫🇮 – 01/03/2004 – WJC – Helsinki 🇫🇮
42. 🇺🇸 USA 4-3 CAN 🇨🇦 – 01/05/2004 – WJC – Helsinki 🇫🇮 🏅
43. 🇺🇸 USA 6-3 GER 🇩🇪 – 12/22/2004 – EX – Thief River Falls 🇺🇸
44. 🇺🇸 USA 5-4 RUS 🇷🇺 – 12/25/2004 – WJC – Grand Forks 🇺🇸
45. 🇺🇸 USA 6-4 SUI 🇨🇭 – 12/27/2004 – WJC – Grand Forks 🇺🇸
46. 🇧🇾 BLR 5-3 USA 🇺🇸 – 12/29/2004 – WJC – Grand Forks 🇺🇸
47. 🇨🇦 CAN 3-2 USA 🇺🇸 – 12/31/2005 – WJC – Vancouver 🇨🇦
48. 🇨🇦 CAN 6-3 USA 🇺🇸 – 12/27/2006 – WJC – Mora 🇸🇪
49. 🇨🇦 CAN 2-1 USA 🇺🇸 (SO) – 01/03/2007 – WJC – Leksand 🇸🇪
50. 🇨🇦 CAN 7-4 USA 🇺🇸 – 12/31/2008 – WJC – Ottawa 🇨🇦
51. 🇨🇦 CAN 5-4 USA 🇺🇸 (SO) – 12/31/2009 – WJC – Saskatoon 🇨🇦
52. 🇺🇸 USA 6-5 CAN 🇨🇦 (OT) – 01/05/2010 – WJC – Saskatoon 🇨🇦 🏅
53. 🇺🇸 USA 6-3 SWE 🇸🇪 – 08/03/2010 – SHC – Lake Placid 🇺🇸
54. 🇺🇸 USA 6-3 FIN 🇫🇮 – 08/04/2010 – SHC – Lake Placid 🇺🇸
55. 🇸🇪 SWE 4-1 USA 🇺🇸 – 08/06/2010 – SHC – Lake Placid 🇺🇸
56. 🇺🇸 USA 10-2 SWE 🇸🇪 – 08/09/2012 – SHC – Lake Placid 🇺🇸
57. 🇫🇮 FIN 3-2 USA 🇺🇸 (OT) – 08/11/2012 – SHC – Lake Placid 🇺🇸
58. 🇺🇸 USA 3-2 SWE 🇸🇪 (OT) – 12/20/2012 – EX – Tikkurila 🇫🇮
59. 🇫🇮 FIN 5-1 USA 🇺🇸 – 12/22/2012 – EX – Helsinki 🇫🇮
60. 🇺🇸 USA 7-0 CZE 🇨🇿 – 01/02/2013 – WJC – Ufa 🇷🇺
61. 🇺🇸 USA 5-1 CAN 🇨🇦 – 01/03/2013 – WJC – Ufa 🇷🇺
62. 🇺🇸 USA 3-1 SWE 🇸🇪 – 01/05/2013 – WJC – Ufa 🇷🇺 🏅
63. 🇸🇪 SWE 4-0 USA 🇺🇸 – 08/07/2013 – NJC – Lake Placid 🇺🇸
64. 🇺🇸 USA 5-1 CAN 🇨🇦 – 08/10/2013 – NJC – Lake Placid 🇺🇸
65. 🇸🇪 SWE 4-2 USA 🇺🇸 – 12/20/2013 – EX – Ängelholm 🇸🇪
66. 🇨🇦 CAN 3-2 USA 🇺🇸 – 12/31/2013 – WJC – Malmö 🇸🇪
67. 🇺🇸 USA 9-1 FIN 🇫🇮 – 08/07/2014 – NJC – Lake Placid 🇺🇸
68. 🇺🇸 USA 3-0 CZE 🇨🇿 – 08/09/2014 – NJC – Lake Placid 🇺🇸
69. 🇺🇸 USA 5-2 GER 🇩🇪 – 12/21/2014 – EX – Kingston 🇨🇦
70. 🇺🇸 USA 10-5 SWE 🇸🇪 – 12/23/2014 – EX – Kingston 🇨🇦
71. 🇺🇸 USA 2-1 FIN 🇫🇮 (SO) – 12/26/2014 – WJC – Montréal 🇨🇦
72. 🇺🇸 USA 6-0 GER 🇩🇪 – 12/28/2014 – WJC – Montréal 🇨🇦
73. 🇺🇸 USA 3-0 SVK 🇸🇰 – 12/29/2014 – WJC – Montréal 🇨🇦
74. 🇨🇦 CAN 5-3 USA 🇺🇸 – 12/31/2014 – WJC – Montréal 🇨🇦
75. 🇸🇪 SWE 1-0 USA 🇺🇸 – 12/28/2015 – WJC – Helsinki 🇫🇮
76. 🇫🇮 FIN 2-1 USA 🇺🇸 – 08/05/2016 – NJC – Plymouth 🇺🇸
77. 🇺🇸 USA 5-4 CAN 🇨🇦 (SO) – 01/05/2017 – WJC – Montréal 🇨🇦 🏅
78. 🇺🇸 USA 3-2 SWE 🇸🇪 – 08/02/2017 – NJC – Plymouth 🇺🇸
79. 🇺🇸 USA 4-3 FIN 🇫🇮 – 08/04/2017 – NJC – Plymouth 🇺🇸
80. 🇺🇸 USA 7-5 CAN 🇨🇦 – 08/05/2017 – NJC – Plymouth 🇺🇸
81. 🇺🇸 USA 14-0 BLR 🇧🇾 – 12/20/2017 – EX – Jamestown 🇺🇸
82. 🇺🇸 USA 3-1 SWE 🇸🇪 – 12/22/2017 – EX – Erie 🇺🇸
83. 🇺🇸 USA 9-0 DEN 🇩🇰 – 12/26/2017 – WJC – Buffalo 🇺🇸
84. 🇸🇰 SVK 3-2 USA 🇺🇸 – 12/28/2017 – WJC – Buffalo 🇺🇸
85. 🇺🇸 USA 5-4 FIN 🇫🇮 – 12/31/2017 – WJC – Buffalo 🇺🇸
86. 🇺🇸 USA 4-2 RUS 🇷🇺 – 01/02/2018 – WJC – Buffalo 🇺🇸
87. 🇸🇪 SWE 4-2 USA 🇺🇸 – 01/04/2018 – WJC – Buffalo 🇺🇸
88. 🇨🇦 CAN 6-5 USA 🇺🇸 – 08/04/2018 – NJC – Kamloops 🇨🇦
89. 🇸🇪 SWE 5-4 USA 🇺🇸 (OT) – 12/29/2018 – WJC – Victoria 🇨🇦
90. 🇫🇮 FIN 3-2 USA 🇺🇸 – 01/05/2019 – WJC – Vancouver 🇨🇦 🏅

Photo Credit: 2015 World Junior Championship – IIHF – HHOF – IOC

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