Hockey Canada Network |
News
Semifinals Set at 2011 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge Tournament All-Star Team Announced
NR.001.11
|
January 2, 2011
|
|

WINNIPEG, Man. – After five days of preliminary round action, the semifinals are set at the 2011 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge in Winnipeg and Portage la Prairie, Man. Both semifinals will take place Monday, January 3 at the MTS Centre in downtown Winnipeg.

In the early game (3 p.m. CT), the United States meets Pacific. The game marks the fifth time in the last seven tournaments that the two teams will play for a chance to win gold; in that span, each team has won twice (U.S. in 20, Pacific in 20).

In the late semifinal (7:30 p.m. CT), Ontario and Quebec meet in an all-Canadian match-up. The two teams are the winningest Canadian entries at the tournament – Ontario has won seven gold medals (1992, 1995, 1997, 1998, 2004, 2008, 2009), while Quebec has won three (1986, 1994, 2006).

Also on Monday, fifth through tenth place will be decided in three games (all times Central):

Fifth-place game            Atlantic vs. West             7:30 p.m.          PCU Centre (Portage la Prairie, Man.)
Seventh-place game       Czech Republic vs. Finland          7:30 p.m.          MTS Iceplex (Winnipeg, Man.)
Tenth-place game          Germany vs. Slovakia                 3 p.m.              PCU Centre (Portage la Prairie, Man.)     

The gold medal game on Tuesday, January 4 will be broadcast on TSN/RDS, the official broadcaster of Hockey Canada. In addition, the three placement games and two semifinals on Monday, as well as Tuesday’s bronze medal game, will be available via webcast for $7 per game through FASTHockey at hockeycanada.fasthockey.com.

Following the conclusion of the preliminary round, the tournament all-star team was announced. Choices for the all-star team were based on preliminary round performance.

2011 WORLD UNDER-17 HOCKEY CHALLENGE ALL-STAR TEAM
Goal – Daniel Altshuller (Ontario)
Defence – Seth Jones (United States)
Defence – Derrick Pouliot (West)
Forward – Andreas Athanasiou (Ontario)
Forward – Nicolas Kerdiles (United States)
Forward – Hunter Shinkaruk (Pacific)

The World Under-17 Hockey Challenge brings together the top players in the world born in 1994 or later. The under-17 program is the first step in Hockey Canada’s Program of Excellence. Many players who compete at the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge go on to represent Canada with the National Men’s Under-18 Team, National Junior Team and National Men’s Team.

For more information on the 2011 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge:

Web: www.hockeycanada.ca/wu17
Facebook: www.facebook.com/worldu17
Twitter: www.twitter.com/hc_wu17
Photos: www.hockeycanadaimages.ca


For more information:

André Brin
Director, Communications
Hockey Canada
403-777-4557
abrin@hockeycanada.ca

Francis Dupont
Manager, Media Relations/Communications
Hockey Canada
403-777-4564
fdupont@hockeycanada.ca

Jason LaRose
Manager, Content Services
Hockey Canada
403-777-4553
jlarose@hockeycanada.ca

Kristen Lipscombe
Coordinator, Communications
Hockey Canada
403-284-6427
klipscombe@hockeycanada.ca

Keegan Goodrich
Coordinator, Media
Hockey Canada
403-284-6484
kgoodrich@hockeycanada.ca

facebook.com/hockeycanada

twitter.com/hockeycanada

youtube.com/hockeycanadavideos

Videos
Photos
2014 WWU18C: CAN 5 – USA 1
Mar 30, 2014
U18 women win gold.
2014 WWU18C: CAN 1 – RUS 0 (OT)
Mar 29, 2014
Canada edges Russia in overtime.
2014 WWU18C: CAN 5 – CZE 0
Mar 26, 2014
Canadians shut out Czechs.
2014 WWU18C: CAN 7 – FIN 0
Mar 24, 2014
U18 women blank Finland.
2014 WWU18C: CAN 7 – JPN 1
Mar 23, 2014
Canada starts Worlds with win
2014 PARA: CAN 3 – NOR 0 (Bronze)
Mar 15, 2014
Billy Bridges scored a pair of goals to lead Canada to a Paralympic bronze.
2014 PARA: USA 3 – CAN 0 (Semifinal)
Mar 13, 2014
Corbin Watson made seven saves, but Canada will play for Paralympic bronze.
2014 PARA: CAN 1 – CZE 0 (Preliminary)
Mar 11, 2014
Westlake scored the lone goal to help Canada to a perfect preliminary round.
2014 PARA: CAN 4 – NOR 0 (Preliminary)
Mar 09, 2014
Adam Dixon scored twice to lead Canada to its second straight win in Sochi.
2014 PARA: CAN 10 – SWE 1 (Preliminary)
Mar 08, 2014
Gale, Dixon and Rempel had four points each to lead Canada to a win.
2014 PARA: Welcome to Sochi
Mar 02, 2014
Canada’s National Sledge Team has arrived ahead of the Paralympics.
2010 OLYW: Flag Raising
Feb 10, 2010
Canada's National Women's Team taking part in the Flag Raising ceremony at the Olympic Village in Vancouver, B.C.
Schedule
Close
Credit  
Close
Photo Credit: