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The United States competed in the inaugural Olympic ice hockey tournament. The team cruised through its quarterfinal, beating Switzerland 29–0. The Americans met Canada in a semifinal matchup; the two were clearly the best teams in the tournament. Canada came out the better, winning 2–0 to send the United States into the silver medal tournament. There, the Americans beat Sweden and Czechoslovakia by a combined score of 23–0 to emerge winners of the silver medal, benefiting from the Bergvall System used in 1920.
Before leaving for Antwerp, the American team played a series of exhibition games in Pittsburgh. These games were partially preparatory and partially to raise money for the trip, which was estimated to cost $12,000.
They played against some of the top Canadian senior teams of the day.
- March 22 4-3 Winnipeg Winnipegs
- March 23 2-3 Winnipeg Winnipegs
- March 25 3-1 Winnipeg Winnipegs
- March 26 3-4 Hamilton Tigers
- March 27 5-0 Hamilton Tigers
- April 2 5-4 Kitchener
- April 3 3-1 Kitchener
|23 April 1920||United States of America||29–0|
|Switzerland||Palais de Glace d'Anvers, Antwerp|
|Conroy (8) |
J. McCormick (7)
|25 April 1920||Canada||2–0|
|United States of America||Palais de Glace d'Anvers, Antwerp|
- Silver medal semifinals
|27 April 1920||United States of America||7–0|
|Sweden||Palais de Glace d'Anvers, Antwerp|
|Geran (3) |
- Silver medal match
|28 April 1920||United States of America||16–0|
|Czechoslovakia||Palais de Glace d'Anvers, Antwerp|
|L. McCormick (5) |