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 (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.
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