Canada Black, Canada Red and Canada White are set, and the 66 Canadian players know which colour they’ll be wearing to chase gold at the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge.
66 players, including one returnee and 15 Youth Olympians, will represent Canada at the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge.
Record-setting hurdler Liam Foudy is just one of the players at U17 camp whose athletic accomplishments go beyond the ice.
Before they step into the U17 spotlight, players get their first taste of high-performance hockey at regional U16 events.
A group of Youth Olympians have brought their international experience to Canada’s national under-17 development camp.
Twenty-two games will help decide who wins gold in Sault Ste. Marie, beginning with Canada Red vs. Finland on Oct. 30.
Ninety-one players who wore their country’s colours at the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge were selected at the NHL Entry Draft.
Canada’s U17 and U18 programs come to Calgary this summer, while the U20 program goes to Toronto before heading south.
Paul Boutilier, Brent Kisio and Rocky Thompson will lead Black, White and Red, respectively, in Sault Ste. Marie, Ont.
SAULT STE. MARIE TO HOST U17 CHALLENGE
The future of the game will converge on Sault Ste. Marie from Oct. 30 to Nov. 5 for the 2016 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge.