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2001 World Under 17 Hockey Challenge Awarded to The Nova Scotia Hockey Association and Truro and New Glasgow, Nova Scotia
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September 20, 1999
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NEW GLASGOW, NS -- The Canadian Hockey Association announced that the Nova Scotia Hockey Association has been awarded the 2001 World Under 17 Hockey Challenge. The tournament will feature five regional Canadian teams and five international teams from to in Truro and New Glasgow, Nova Scotia.

Canadian teams will represent Pacific, Western, Ontario, Quebec and Atlantic regions. Five international squads will be on hand but the countries have not yet been confirmed. The format of the tournament is a round robin of five team pools, with the top two teams from each pool facing off in semi-finals.

Canada last held this event in 1996-97 in Red Deer, AB. The 2000 World Under 17 Challenge will be held in Timmins, ON from to featuring five regional teams from Canada and squads from Russia, Finland, the United States, the Czech Republic and Slovakia.

"This is an important early step in our Program of Excellence, allowing our young players to be exposed to high-calibre international competition," said Bob Nicholson, President of the Canadian Hockey Association.

"We are very proud to have been selected by the CHA as the host and I know that everyone will be ready to welcome this world class event," said Elaine Flynn, Chairperson of the Organizing Committee.

"The NSHA's bid submission was very well prepared," said Scott Smith, Vice-president, Operations of the CHA. "We have no doubt that this will be a tremendous event and look forward to working with the Organizing Committee."

Nova Scotia has hosted other major hockey events in the past with great success, such as the 1997 Air Canada Cup National Midget Championship and the 1998 Allan Cup National Senior Championship.

The tournament features many of the worldâs rising stars. Red Deer saw players such as 1999 World Junior Championship stars Michal Travnicek of the Czech Republic, Christian Bergland and Henrik and Daniel Sedin from Sweden, Denis Schvidki and Vitali Vishnevski of Russia, Bryan Allen, Rico Fata of Team Ontario and Robyn Regehr of Team Canada, and NHL players Vincent Lecavalier of Team Québec and Manny Malhotra of Team Ontario.


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