Created in 2006 to showcase the talent in the 10 leagues that comprise the Canadian Junior Hockey League, the World Junior A Challenge annually includes two Canadian teams – Canada East (NOJHL, OJHL, CCHL, LJHQ, MHL) and Canada West (BCHL, AJHL, SJHL, MJHL, SIJHL) – joined by four international entries. Since the inaugural tournament, nine countries have participated – Belarus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, Russia, Slovakia, Sweden, Switzerland and the United States.

The tournament has quickly become a highlight of the international hockey calendar for National Hockey League scouts. The World Junior A Challenge has produced more than 230 NHL draft picks, including 36 selected in the first round – names like Jost, Lindholm, Pastrnak, Schwartz, Tarasenko, Turris, Vasilevski and Yakupov.

World Junior A Challenge
Truro,  N.S.
Dec. 10-16, 2017
Bonnyville, Alta.
Dec. 11-17, 2016
Cobourg & Whitby, Ont.
Dec. 13-19, 2015
Kindersley, Sask.
December 14-20, 2014
Yarmouth, N.S.
November 4-10, 2013
Who recorded the most points at a single World Junior A Challenge? Who scored the fastest goal from the start of a game? Who had the longest shutout streak? Get all the answers in the World Junior A Challenge Guide & Record Book.

All-Time Results
Year Gold Silver Bronze Location
2017 CAN W USA CZE Truro, N.S.
2016 USA CAN E RUS Bonnyville, Alta.
2015 CAN W RUS USA Cobourg/Whitby, Ont.
2014 USA DEN RUS Kindersley, Sask.
2013 USA RUS CAN W Yarmouth, N.S.
2012 USA CAN W SUI Yarmouth, N.S.
2011 CAN W CAN E USA Langley, B.C.
2010 USA CAN E SUI Penticton, B.C.
2009 USA CAN W RUS Summerside, P.E.I.
2008 USA CAN W CAN E Camrose, Alta.
2007 CAN W CAN E USA Trail/Nelson, B.C.
2006 CAN W CAN E RUS Yorkton/Humboldt, Sask.
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2017 WJAC: CANW 5 – USA 1 (Gold Medal)
Rose starred in a 35-save performance, backstopping West to gold.
2017 WJAC: CANE 3 – SUI 2 OT (5th Place)
Doyle tied it late, Theocharidis won it in OT and East finished fifth.
2017 WJAC: CZE 4 – RUS 2 (Bronze)
Havranek had 1G 1A to help the Czechs win their first WJAC medal.
2017 WJAC: USA 5 – RUS 0 (Semifinal)
Kucharski finished with 21 saves, backstopping the U.S. to the final.
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