2006 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge


Team Quebec - Gold Medal Winners -
Matthew Manor / Hockey Canada


Matthew Manor / Hockey Canada

TEAM QUEBEC DEFEATS TEAM USA IN GOLD MEDAL FINAL AT THE 2006 WORLD UNDER-17 HOCKEY CHALLENGE IN REGINA

QUEBEC 5 - USA 2

Regina, SK – The gold medal final at the 2006 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge did not disappoint as Team Quebec defeated Team USA 5-2 at the Brandt Centre in Regina on Wednesday evening. » more

 


Matthew Manor / Hockey Canada

CZECH REPUBLIC WINS BRONZE IN SHOOTOUT

PACIFIC 4 - CZECH REPUBLIC 5

Stanislav Polodna’s two shootout goals gave the Czech Republic a bronze-medal victory at the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge.

As Polodna fired his shot through Pacific goalie Scott Orth’s legs, the entire Czech bench flooded the ice in celebration after the 5-4 win over Pacific Wednesday. » more

 

DONNING TEAM CANADA JERSEY A DREAM FOR U17 PLAYERS

Players suiting up at the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge know one thing before they step on the ice.

There are few moments more special than pulling your national team’s jersey over your equipment, standing at the blue line for the national anthems and representing a region, or country. » more

 

- TOURNAMENT ALL-STAR TEAM ANNOUNCED -

2006 World Hockey Challenge All-Star Team

Goalie – Brad Phillips (USA)

Defense – Mark Katic (Ontario)
Defense – Thomas Hickey (Pacific)

Forward – John Tavares (Ontario)
Forward – Tyler Ennis (Pacific)
Forward – James Van Riemsdyk (USA)

 

CHALLENGE DRAWS SCOUTS FROM NEAR AND FAR

It isn’t hard to find a hockey scout at the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge.

Hundreds of professional, junior and collegiate teams sent scouts to the tournament. Bob Lowes a scout for the Brandon Wheat Kings and former coach of Canada’s national Under-18 team has not been to the World Under-17 Challenge before, but he has good reason to be in Regina. Four West players and one from Pacific are Wheat Kings prospects, selected in the WHL Bantam Draft. » more

 

GERMANS SEEK A BETTER FATE

Alexander Oblinger is a shy and soft-spoken man off the ice. The German forward prefers to do most of his talking on the ice.

The Czech Republic found this out the hard way when Oblinger netted three goals against them at the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge — including successful spinarama backhand shot while falling to the ice.

Oblinger hoped he would be able to continue his good fortune, but also deliver a win for the winless German side. » more

 

 

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