Team USA ripped through the preliminary round at the IIHF world championship, and now it looksÂ to carry that over to the knockout round.
The US will play for its tournament life for the first time Thursday when it takes on Switzerland in quarterfinal action at the CEZ Arena in Czech Republic.
Thursday’s matchup marks the first between the two teams in the tournament, as the two clubs were in opposite groups for the preliminary round. Team USA won Group B, winning six of its seven games. The Swiss barely got through to the elimination round after finishing fourth in Group A with a 2-1-4 record.
Here are some of the notable players for both teams.
Team USA: Jack Eichel, Seth Jones, Torey Krug,Â Jake Gardiner, Justin Faulk, Matt Hendricks, Nick Bonino, Charlie Coyle
Switzerland: Reto Berra, Roman Josi, Mark Streit,
Puck drop is scheduled for 9:15 a.m. ET. NBC Sports Network subscribers can see the game online by clicking the photo below.
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