Created in 2006 to showcase the talent in the Canadian Junior Hockey League, the World Junior A Challenge includes two Canadian teams – Canada East (NOJHL, OJHL, CCHL, LJHAAAQ, MHL) and Canada West (AJHL, SJHL, MJHL, SIJHL) – and three international entries. In all, nine countries have participated – Belarus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, Russia, Slovakia, Sweden, Switzerland and the United States.

The tournament has quickly become a highlight of the international hockey calendar for NHL scouts. The World Junior A Challenge has produced more than 300 NHL draft picks, including 51 selected in the first round – names like Boeser, Lindholm, Pastrnak, Schwartz, Tarasenko, Turris and Vasilevski.

World Junior A Challenge
Cornwall, Ont.
Dec. 10-18, 2022
Cornwall, Ont.
Dec. 12-19, 2021
Cornwall, Ont.
Dec. 13-19, 2020
Dawson Creek, B.C.
Dec. 7-15, 2019
Bonnyville, Alta.
Dec. 9-15, 2018
Who recorded the most points at a single tournament? Who scored the fastest goal from the start of a game? Who had the longest shutout streak? Get all the answers in the World Junior A Challenge Guide & Record Book.
All-Time Results
Year Gold Silver Bronze Location
2022 -- -- -- Cornwall, Ont.
2021 Cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic Cornwall, Ont.
2020 Cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic Cornwall, Ont.
2019 RUS CAN-E USA Dawson Creek, B.C.
2018 USA RUS CAN-W Bonnyville, Alta.
2017 CAN-W USA CZE Truro, N.S.
2016 USA CAN-E RUS Bonnyville, Alta.
2015 CAN-W RUS USA Cobourg & Whitby, Ont.
2014 USA DEN RUS Kindersley, Sask.
2013 USA RUS CAN-W Yarmouth, N.S.
2012 USA CAN-W SUI Yarmouth, N.S.
2011 CAN-W CAN-E USA Langley, B.C.
2010 USA CAN-E SUI Penticton, B.C.
2009 USA CAN W RUS Summerside, P.E.I.
2008 USA CAN-W CAN-E Camrose, Alta.
2007 CAN-W CAN-E USA Trail & Nelson, B.C.
2006 CAN-W CAN-E RUS Yorkton & Humboldt, Sask.
2023 Men’s U18 Club Nationals: Day 4 – Thursday, April 27
The Blazers, Blizzard and Gaulois won to stay in the winner’s circle.
2023 Esso Cup: April 26 (Preliminary)
The Rush, Sabres and Rebels secured wins on Day 4 of the 2023 Esso Cup.
2023 Esso Cup: April 25 (Preliminary)
The Sabres, Rush and Étoiles earned points on Tuesday at the Esso Cup.
2023 Esso Cup April 24 (Preliminary)
The Sabres, Selects and Rush notched wins on Monday at the Esso Cup.