BC Players in World U17 Hockey Challenge

in Other News, tournaments

Monday, November 03, 2014
Team Canada U17 jersey
The 2014 World U17 Hockey Challenge began on Sunday, November 2nd, with three Canadian teams (Canada Black, Canada Red, and Canada White) taking on Finland, Russia, Slovakia, Sweden, and the United States over the next couple of days in Sarnia, Ontario.
As announced last month, five BC players are participating in the event:
World U17 Team Position Name Hometown Current Team
White Defense Josh Anderson Duncan Prince George Cougars (WHL)
Red Defense Dante Fabbro Whistler Penticton Vees (BCHL)
White Forward Tyson Jost Kelowna Penticton Vees (BCHL)
Red Forward Jake Kryski Kelowna Kamloops Blazers (WHL)
Black Forward Beck Malenstyn Delta Calgary Hitmen (WHL)
The tournament features 66 players divided into three Canadian national teams – Black, Red and White. From 1986 to 2014, Canada was represented by five regional teams: Atlantic, Ontario, Pacific, Quebec and West.
So far in the tournament, Canada White has lost to Finland 5-1 (Jost scored the only goal for Canada White), Canada Black has lost to Russia 5-1, and Canada Red has defeated Slovakia 6-0.
The schedule for the preliminary rounds is as follows:
Canada White
Canada Black
November 3, 2014
7pm EST (4pm PST)
Canada Red
Sweden
November 3, 2014
7pm EST (4pm PST)
Canada Black
Finland
November 4, 2014
7pm EST (4pm PST)
Canada White
Russia
November 4, 2014
7pm EST (4pm PST)
Canada Red
United States
November 4, 2014
7pm EST (4pm PST)
All preliminary round games can be watched live, for free, at HockeyCanada.ca/WU17.
The Quarterfinals begin on Thursday, November 6th, semifinals take place on Friday, November 7th, and the bronze and gold medal games both take place on Saturday, November 8th. All in all, it’s set to be a jam-packed week of hockey in southwestern Ontario.