U18 Championship – Russia vs USA
And in this i also play against Russia, but in regular time.
USA is one of the favorites for the gold, maybe and first favorite. They are very good in this age, in the last 13 years have even 8 gold medals, three silver and a bronze, and every time they came at least the semi-finals. The reason is that they have superb program of youth development called "US National Team Development Program" (USNTDP), and all the players who play for the USA U18 in SP play together in the team in ushla and USDP leagues. So these players know very well which is very important because they are already well tuned and them is much easier. In the preparatory friendly broke the Finns with 7: 2 which says enough how strong.
Roster Russia U18 is all full of players who play in the MHL-in, where only individual player tasted playing in VHL or in the KHL (eg. Kaprizov). It is interesting that a team should not be underestimated by no means, there is again the menu Rumyantsev with which the last time and took the medal, but it seems to me that the junior US still too strong for all (except perhaps for Canada). Russians are preparatory U18 played against the selection of the Bavarian U20 where they received 11: 1 and 3: 1.
Odd is very good and i must try on better team. Good Luck!