2017 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge

2017 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge
Cole Caufield had a hat trick, Jack Hughes added four points to his tournament-leading total and the U.S. scored the first five goals en route to its fifth gold medal.
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Matej Toman and Michal Teply scored goals, and the Czechs held on in the third period to edge White and win the bronze medal.
Jack Hughes finished a dominant tournament with a dominant performance, racking up four points to lead the U.S. to gold.
Much like it does for the players, the U17 Challenge provides up-and-coming officials with a taste of the international game.
Passed over for an invite to summer camp, Colton Kammerer used the snub as motivation to play his way to northern B.C.
Set-up men to shutdown defencemen, goal scorers to goaltenders; ISS Hockey has chosen 24 of the best U17s as Players to Watch.
Canada Black, Canada Red and Canada White are set, and the 66 Canadians know which colour they’ll be wearing to chase gold.
The players, representing eight provinces, one territory and 44 CHL teams, will wear Black, Red or White in northern B.C.
43 gold medallists were among the 242 alumni of the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge who earned season-opening spots.
Born and raised in Whitehorse, Dylan Cozens made the decision to head south to B.C. in search of competition and exposure.
The overtime hero at the TELUS Cup, Logan Chisholm has brought his ‘get it done’ attitude to Calgary for development camp.
How many Team Canada captains are among the 197 invitees? How many first-round NHL picks? How many WJAC gold medallists?
The road to the 2018 World Juniors begins in Plymouth, Mich., while Canada’s U17 and U18 hopefuls will gather in Calgary.
Dave Struch, Ryan Oulahen and Gilles Bouchard will lead Canada Black, Canada White and Canada Red, respectively, in B.C.
Joël Bouchard, Bruce Hamilton and Steve Staios will oversee the U20, U18 and U17 programs, respectively, next season.
An all-Canadian match-up will open play in Dawson Creek, B.C., with Team Canada Black and Team Canada White facing off.
The future of the game is returning to Dawson Creek and Fort St. John, B.C., for the 2017 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge.
Eight different players scored to help the U.S. move into the final.
Parent scored a late game-winner, sending Red to the gold medal game.
Basran stopped 30 of 32 to backstop Black to a seventh-place finish.
Safonov and Afanasyev had 1G 1A each, and the Rusisans finished fifth.
Parent scored twice, Krebs had 4A and Red booked its semifinal spot.
Five players scored goals, sending White through to the semifinals.
Hughes, Caufield and Turcotte had 1G 1A each to help the U.S. advance.
Toman scored twice in 2:23, and the Czechs held on for the upset win.
Spiridonov got the GWG, and the Russians finished a perfect prelims.
The Americans scored four in the third before hanging on for the win.
Puistola had a goal and two assists in a four-goal third for Finland.
Pelletier scored two, Clarke set up four and White won its first game.
Seven players scored to help Red break out on offence and get the win.
Newhook had three points and Basran posted the shutout for Black.
Gushchin had a hat trick and an assist to help Russia stay unbeaten.
Zegras was the OT hero, finishing the Americans’ come-from-behind win.
Russia got points from eight players to down the defending champions.
Hughes scored a pair in a three-goal first period to lead the U.S.
Miettinen scored twice and Aaltonen got the GWG in the Finnish win.
Beaucage scored and Maier earned the 28-save shutout, leading Black.
Boldy, Caulfield and Caufield had two goals apiece to pace the U.S.
Podkolzin scored on the PP with 1:57 left to help Russia past White.
Koffer scored the GWG on a late PP, and the Czechs topped the Swedes.
Nikkanen tied it and won it as the Finns came back to knock off Black.
2017 U17: CZE 2 – CAN-W 1 (Bronze)
Toman and Teply scored the goals to give the Czechs the bronze medal.
2017 U17: USA 6 – CAN-R 4 (Gold Medal)
Hughes had four points to lead the U.S. to its fifth U17 gold medal.
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.