PLYMOUTH, Mich. – The U.S. National Under-17 Team from USA Hockey's National Team Development Program will head to Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada, this week to participate in the 2019 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge. The eight-team tournament will begin Saturday (Nov. 2) and runs through Nov. 9.
Along with the U.S., participating teams will include, Canada Red, Canada Black, Canada White, Finland, Sweden, the Czech Republic and Russia.
“We’re excited about the team we’re bringing to Canada for the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge,” said John Wroblewski, head coach of the U.S. National Under-17 Team. “This is the Under-17 Team’s first international experience, they’re excited and we know they’ll represent the U.S. extremely well.”
The U.S. will play a pre-tournament game against Canada Red on Thursday (Oct. 31) with faceoff set for 7 p.m. MT, before formally opening play in the event against the Czech Republic on Sunday (Nov. 3) at 3 p.m.
The U.S. has advanced to the championship game of the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge in six of the last 10 seasons and won five titles in the event's history (2001, 2002, 2010, January 2014, 2017).
The full U.S. National Under-17 Team roster can be found here.
|Date||Opponent/Round||Time (Local/ET)/Result||Live Stream/Stats|
|Thurs., Oct. 31||Canada Red (Pre-Tournament)||SOW, 7-6||Stats|
|Sun., Nov. 3||Czech Republic (Preliminary)||W, 10-1||Stats|
|Mon., Nov. 4||Canada White (Preliminary)||W, 6-4||Stats|
|Tues., Nov. 5||Canada Black (Preliminary)||OTL, 4-5||Stats|
|Thurs., Nov. 7||Finland (Quarterfinal)||W, 8-4||Stats|
|Fri., Nov. 8||Canada White (Semifinal)||W, 7-3||Stats|
|Sat., Nov. 9||Russia (Championship)||L, 2-6||Stats|
NOTES: All preliminary-round games, as well as quarterfinals and placement games will be available via livestream on HockeyCanada.ca/WU17 … TSN will broadcast the Medicine Hat semifinal, as well as the third place and championship games in Canada ... the official tournament website can be found here … The Team USA homepage for the 2019 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge can be found here … The 2019 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge includes two groups of four teams. Group A features Canada Black, Canada White, the Czech Republic, and the United States, while Group B includes Canada Red, Finland, Russia, and Sweden ... Follow @USAHockeyNTDP on Twitter for tournament updates and join the conversation on social media by using #WorldU17 … John Wroblewski (Neenah, Wis.) will lead the U.S. National Under-17 Team along with associate coach Dan Hinote (Elk River, Minn.) and assistant coach Mike Leone (Dearborn, Mich.).