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World Under-17 Hockey Challenge

World Under-17 Hockey Challenge

The World Under-17 Hockey Challenge is an International Tournament that is held every year by Hockey Canada. The tournament features eight teams, with all players under the age of 17. 

The field includes international entries in a tournament that showcases of the future stars of the game. Since the first U17 tournament in 1986, the U.S. has been joined by 10 different countries: Canada, Czechia (formerly Czech Republic), Czechoslovakia, Finland, Germany, Norway, Russia, Slovakia, Soviet Union and Sweden.

Team USA has six first-place finishes, nine second-place finishes, and three-third place finishes, and has placed in the top three in seven of the last 10 appearances.

More than 2,000 NHL draft picks have suited up since the inception of the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge (previously known as the Quebec Esso Cup) in 1986, including American first-overall picks Bryan Berard (OTT '95), Eric Johnson (COL '06), Patrick Kane ('07 CHI), Auston Matthews ('16 TOR) and Jack Hughes ('19 NJD).

World Under-17 Hockey Challenge News

U.S. Finishes Second at World Under-17 Hockey Challenge

By USA Hockey's NTDP 11/11/2023, 7:45pm EST

Eighteenth podium finish for Team USA in tournament history

Mooney's OT Winner Sends U.S. to Championship Game

By USA Hockey's NTDP 11/10/2023, 9:15pm EST

Jack Murtagh forces overtime with .7 seconds to play

USA Falls to Canada Red in Overtime

By USA Hockey's NTDP 11/07/2023, 8:45pm EST

U.S. finishes preliminary round 3-0-2-0

2023 U17 WHC

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