The first step in Hockey Canada's Program of Excellence, the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge includes three Canadian teams and five international entries in a tournament that showcases of the future stars of the game.
World Under-17 Hockey Challenge
Sault Ste. Marie, Ont.
Oct. 30 - Nov. 5, 2016
Dawson Creek/Fort St. John, B.C.
November 1-7, 2015
Sarnia-Lambton, Ont.
November 2-8, 2014
Cape Breton, N.S.
December 29, 2013 - January 4, 2014
Victoriaville and Drummondville, Que.
December 29, 2012 - January 4, 2013
Windsor, Ont.
December 29, 2011 - January 4, 2012

All-time Results
Year Gold Silver Bronze Location
2016 - - - Sault Ste. Marie, Ont.
2015 CAN-W RUS SWE Dawson Creek/Fort St. John, B.C.
2014 (Nov.) RUS USA SWE Sarnia-Lambton, Ont.
2014 USA PAC RUS Cape Breton, N.S.
2013 SWE RUS USA Victoriaville/Drummondville, Que.
2012 RUS USA ONT Windsor, Ont.
2011 ONT USA PAC Winnipeg, Man.
2010 USA ONT SWE Timmins, Ont.
2009 ONT PAC USA Port Alberni, B.C.
2008 ONT USA WST London, Ont.
2006 QUE USA PAC Regina, Sask.
2005 WST PAC ATL Lethbridge, Alta.
2004 ONT PAC QUE St. John's, N.L.
2002 USA PAC ONT Selkirk-Stonewall, Man.
2001 USA PAC ONT New Glasgow-Truro, N.S.
2000 RUS ONT PAC Timmins, Ont.
1998 WST USA FIN Swift Current, Sask.
1998 ONT CZE QUE Kitchener, Ont.
1997 ONT SWE QUE Central Alberta
1995 ONT FIN QUE Moncton, N.B.
1994 QUE USA PAC Amos, Que.
1992 ONT QUE TCH Sudbury, Ont.
1990 FIN QUE URS Québec
1988 URS SWE QUE Québec
1986 QUE URS PAC Québec
2016 U17: Summer development camp
111 players from every corner of the country converged on Calgary for Canada’s national under-17 development camp, which included a series of intrasquad games on the ice, and presentations on everything from nutrition and sleep, to physical and mental performance, and media relations and social media off of it.
2015 U17: CANW 6 – RUS 2 (Gold Medal)
Tippett scored a hat trick and Vilardi had the GWG as White got the game’s last five goals to win U17 gold.
2015 U17: SWE 3 – CANR 0 (Bronze Medal)
Zetterlund scored twice in the first period and Söderblom made 29 saves to give Sweden the bronze medal.
2015 U17: FIN 5 – USA 4 (OT) (5th Place)
Isiguzo jammed in the winner 6:32 into OT and Vesalainen scored twice in regulation to help the Finns to fifth place.