Former Jr. King Sarthou named to U.S. World Under-18 Team

Former Los Angeles Jr. King Evan Sarthou was named to the U.S. Men's National Under-18 Team that will compete at the upcoming International Ice Hockey Federation Under-18 Men's World Championship, which will run from April 16-26, in Zug and Lucerne, Switzerland.

Sarthou, a goaltender from Washington, just finished his second season with the Western Hockey League’s Tri-City (Wash.) Americans where he appeared in 28 games and forged a 11-15-0-2 record to compliment a 3.10 goals-against average and a .906 save percentage.

He recorded seven shutouts this season, one shy of the Americans’ single-season record set by alum Carey Price, now a standout goaltender with the Montreal Canadiens. 

“Evan had a great season developing with our team,” said Americans governor and general manager Bob Tory. “This is a tremendous accomplishment for him representing his country. These experiences will help him prepare for next season as our starter entering into his NHL draft season.”

The U.S. squad seeks its second-straight gold medal at the event after capturing the tournament title last year in Lappeenranta, Finland. Team USA has earned 11 straight medals at the Under-18 Men's World Championship, including gold in five of the past six tournaments. Overall, the United States boasts 12 medals in the event - the most of any country.