Fox Named Alternate Captain of U.S. World Junior Team

Adam Fox had three assists in the gold medal game last year vs. Canada (courtesy USA Hockey).
Adam Fox had three assists in the gold medal game last year vs. Canada (courtesy USA Hockey).

USA Hockey Release

BUFFALO, N.Y. –
Sophomore defenseman Adam Fox was one of 23 players selected to represent the United States at the 2018 IIHF World Junior Championships in Buffalo, N.Y., USA Hockey announced today. Fox was announced as one of three alternate captains of the team and is one of seven returning players who skated for the gold medal-winning 2017 U.S. National Junior Team last year.

Joining Fox in leading the U.S. World Junior team will be captain Joey Anderson, along with Kieffer Bellows and Ryan Lindgren.

"We're excited about our veteran leadership group here in Buffalo," said Bob Motzko, head coach of the 2018 U.S. National Junior Team. "Joey, Kieffer, Ryan and Adam have the respect of everybody in the room and we have complete confidence that they can lead this group of players to a gold medal here on home ice."

Last year. Fox and the Americans went 7-0 at the 2017 IIHF World Junior Championships and captured gold with a shootout victory over host Canada. Fox was tremendous in the final game, dishing out three assists, including one on the game-tying goal. Team USA has won 10 medals at the World Junior Championships including four golds (2004, 2010, 2013, 2017).

Fox was joined at U.S. National Junior Team Pre-Tournament training camp this past week with freshman forward Jack Badini, and freshman defenseman Reilly Walsh

Fox (nine assists), Badini (three goals, three assists) and Walsh (three goals, five assists) are off to strong starts for Harvard, helping the Crimson go unbeaten in its last three games (2-0-1) heading into the holiday break.

Team USA will play its preliminary-round games against Denmark, Slovakia, Canada and Finland. Quarterfinals will be split between the KeyBank Center and HarborCenter. Tournament games will air on the NHL Network.

SCHEDULE

Date                Time               TV                              Venue                          Game                         
Dec. 26            8 p.m.              NHL Network             Key Bank Center         USA vs. Denmark
Dec. 28            8 p.m.              NHL Network             Key Bank Center         USA vs. Slovakia
Dec. 29            3 p.m.              NHL Network             New Era Stadium        USA vs. Canada
Dec. 31            4 p.m.              NHL Network             Key Bank Center         USA vs. Finland
Jan. 2               8 p.m.              NHL Network             Key Bank Center         Quarterfinals
Jan. 4               4 p.m.              NHL Network             Key Bank Center         Semifinals
Jan. 5               4 p.m.              NHL Network             Key Bank Center         Bronze Medal Game
Jan. 5               8 p.m.              NHL Network             Key Bank Center         Gold Medal Game