CALGARY, Alta. – Hockey Canada has announced the format and schedule for the 2022 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge, which will be hosted in Langley and Delta, B.C., from Nov. 3-12. It will be the first time the tournament has been hosted since 2019, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Seven teams will compete in this year’s tournament: Team Canada Black, Team Canada Red, Team Canada White, Czechia, Finland, Sweden and the United States. Each team will play six preliminary-round games between Nov. 3 and 11, with the top four teams in the standings advancing to the medal round.
The bronze and gold medal games will take place on Nov. 12 at 12 p.m. and 5 p.m. PT, respectively.
“Since this event began in 1986, more than 1,600 National Hockey League draft picks have played in the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge,” said Breanne Ferris, manager of events and properties for Hockey Canada. “We cannot wait to celebrate the tournament’s return with the great hockey fans in Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley and watch the top young players in the world compete for gold this fall.”
The Langley Events Centre will host 16 games, including three all-Canadian matchups and both medal round games on Nov. 12.
Seven games will be played at Delta’s Sungod Arena, beginning with Team Canada White facing Sweden on Nov. 3.
Tickets are on sale now, with packages beginning at $109 in Delta and $209 in Langley.
Each team will play at least one game in Langley and Delta, ensuring that fans in both communities can watch some of hockey’s brightest young stars.
TSN and RDS, the official broadcasters of Hockey Canada, will provide coverage of the 2022 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge. Broadcast schedules will be announced in the fall.
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