2016 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge

2016 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge
Adam Bokvist scored the game-winning goal on the power play early in the third period, and Sweden held off Canada Black in a nailbiter to win its second U17 gold medal.
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Aleksandr Khovanov and Andrey Svechnikov scored on the PP in the first four minutes, and Russia topped White for bronze.
Adam Bokvist scored the winner – the golden goal – to return Sweden to the top of the podium for the first time since 2013.
Three times an equipment manager at the World Juniors, Steve Hildebrand has moved upstairs as director of operations at U17s.
First came Dave, in 1988. Then Nick, in 2014. Now it’s Ryan Chyzowski’s turn at the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge.
34 years after winning World Juniors gold, Paul Boutilier has made his way back to the Program of Excellence as a coach.
Golden at the U16 ball hockey world championship, Eric Florchuk wants more international success, this time on the ice.
Troy Murray made the decision to trade in his stick for a whistle after junior to pursue a hockey career of a different kind.
Set-up men to shutdown defencemen, goal scorers to goaltenders; ISS Hockey has chosen 24 of the best U17s as Players to Watch.
More than three dozen Soo Greyhounds have played at the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge since 1986. Who are the starting six?
Canada Black, Canada Red and Canada White are set, and the 66 Canadians know which colour they’ll be wearing to chase gold.
66 players, including one returnee and 15 Youth Olympians, will represent Canada at the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge.
Ninety-one players who wore their country’s colours at the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge were selected at the NHL Entry Draft.
Black scored on its first three shootout tries, sending it to the gold medal game against Sweden.
Lukas Wernblom scored in the ninth round of the shootout, sending Sweden into the gold medal game.
Jake Pivonka and Jacob Semik scored in the last six minutes to help the U.S. to a fifth-place finish.
Kristian Tanus and Leevi Aaltonen scored shootout goals, and the Finns finished in seventh place.
Luka Burzan, Dawson Baker and Aidan Dudas had goals, helping Black earn the fourth semifinal spot.
Andrey Svechnikov scored twice in the third period, and the Russians held off a late Czech comeback.
Olof Lindbom made 32 saves, helping the Swedes survive to beat the U.S. in the quarter-finals again.
Jett Woo got a backhand through traffic with 89 seconds left, sending Canada White to the semifinals.
Ty Smith scored twice on the PP and Allan McShane tipped in the GWG, giving Black first in Group A.
Samuel Fagemo scored a goal and set up two others, helping the Swedes to their first win in Group B.
Shawn Element scored the winner shorthanded early in the third period, helping Red blank Russia.
Jakub Lauko had a hat trick and five points, and the Czechs used a three-goal second to get the win.
Serron Noel and Riley Stotts had a goal and an assist each, and Red held on to edge the Swedes.
Daniil Isaev turned away all 37 shots he faced, backstopping the Russians to their second victory.
Joel Farabee scored the Americans’ third PPG with 5:08 remaining to push the U.S. into first place.
Luka Burzan stuffed in the GWG with 8:30 to go, and the Canadians survived a wild third period.
Joel Farabee was the overtime hero to help the U.S. to the come-from-behind win over the Czechs.
Aleksandr Khovanov scored his second on an OT power play, giving the Russians an extra-time win.
Tristen Nielsen scored a goal in each period to help White earn the all-Canadian victory over Black.
Arttu Nevasaari scored twice, Justus Annunen made 22 saves, and Finland earned the first two points.
2017 U17: CZE 2 – CAN-W 1 (Bronze)
Toman and Teply scored the goals to give the Czechs the bronze medal.
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2017 U17: CAN-B 4 – SWE 2 (7th Place)
Sasha Mutala had a goal and two assists, Roman Basran stopped 30 of 32 and Black took seventh place.
2017 U17: RUS 5 – FIN 4 (5th Place)
Ilya Safonov and Egor Afansyev had a goal and an assist each, and the Russians earned fifth place.
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