2019 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge

Valerii Brinkman shut down the vaunted American offence in a 32-save performance, six different players scored goals and Russia made it back-to-back U17 gold medals.
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Martin Rysavy tucked in a wraparound very late in overtime, giving the Czechs their second bronze in three years.
Valerii Brinkman shut down the high-powered Americans, turning aside 32 shots to backstop Russia to another gold.
Left off the U17 camp roster last summer, Olen Zellweger used the snub as motivation to play his way to the Prairies.
Israel Mianscum left home to chase his hockey dreams when he was 11, leaning on his family and his Cree heritage.
Four years after captaining Canada White to U17 gold, James Hamblin is watching his adopted home welcome the event.
Black, Red and White are set, and the 66 Canadians know which colour they’ll wear to chase gold.
The players, from nine provinces and 47 CHL teams, will wear Black, Red or White in Medicine Hat and Swift Current.
How many are under-agers? How many won Canada Winter Games gold? Take a closer look at the 66 off to the Prairies.
58 gold medallists were among 258 alumni of the World U17 Hockey Challenge who earned season-opening spots.
David Doucet has gone east to west and back chasing his hockey dreams, but his N.B. home is never too far away.
A promising defenceman, Braden Haché has been donning the stripes and giving back to the game, just like his father.
Fifty-six players who were first-round selections in the WHL, OHL and QMJHL highlight the roster for development camp.
A record 26 first-round picks were among the 88 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge alumni taken in Vancouver.
The nation’s top young netminders will be in the spotlight in Calgary at a pair of goaltending camps in early June.
The tournament opens Nov. 5 with Red-Russia in Swift Current, and an all-Canadian showdown in Medicine Hat.
Martin Mondou, Alan Millar and Mark Hunter will oversee Canada’s U17, U18 and U20 programs next season.
The World Under-17 Hockey Challenge is headed to the Prairies – Medicine Hat and Swift Current will co-host in 2019.
Nadeau scored a pair of goals to help Red finish with a win.
Virolainen had 2G 1A, and Finns took charge early to claim seventh.
Wilmer had 2G as the Americans scored their way into the final.
Iurov had 1G 2A to send Russia back to the gold medal game.
Stillman scored late in overtime to put White into the semifinals.
Poltapov posted a four-point night as Russia advanced to the semis.
Sedlacek scored twice to send the Czechs into the semifinals.
Lucius had a hat trick to help the U.S. secure a semifinal spot.
Gaucher had two goals and two assists to pace the Red offence.
Brennan made 23 saves for the shutout as White blanked the Czechs.
Wright scored 3:20 into overtime to send Black past the U.S.
Sychev scored a late GWG to give the Russians their first win.
Lucius had a goal and two assists to lead the U.S. past White.
Lindbom made 50 saves to backstop the Swedes to another win.
Zhilkin scored twice and Clarke netted the SO winner for Black.
Lambert and Miettinen scored shootout goals in a comeback win.
Lysell had a hat trick, including the GWG, to pace the Swedes.
18 different players had points to help the U.S. past the Czechs.
Wright had a hat trick and Dean was the OT hero as Black came back.
Stankoven scored twice and Tinling netted the GWG to lead Red.
Canada Black, Russia, Sweden and the U.S. earned pre-tournament wins.

2019 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge


The 2019 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge brings over 160 of the world's best young hockey players to Medicine Hat, Alta., and Swift Current, Sask., in early November The tournament features the next generation of stars, many of whom will have their names called at the 2021 NHL Entry Draft.

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2019 WJAC: CZE 4 – CANW 3 (Preliminary)
The Czechs scored 4G in the first 13 minutes to clinch a SF spot.
2019 WJAC: USA 7 – CANE 3 (Preliminary)
Brisson had 2G 2A and the U.S. scored five in the second period.
2019 WJAC: CANW 1 – RUS 0 SO (Preliminary)
Davis made 25 saves, backstopping West to its first win in a thriller.
2019 WJAC: USA 5 – CZE 4 OT (Preliminary)
Fontaine tied it late and won it OT to keep the U.S. unbeaten.
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