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US National U17 Team To Open International Play

The U.S. National Under-17 Team Heads to Medicine Hat, A.B. to Compete in 2019 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge
PLYMOUTH, Mich. – The U.S. National Under-17 Team from USA Hockey’s National Team Development Program will head to Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada, this week to participate in the 2019 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge. The eight-team tournament will begin Saturday (Nov. 2) and runs through Nov. 9.Along with the U.S., participating teams will include, Canada Red, Canada Black, Canada White, Finland, Sweden, the Czech Republic and Russia.“We’re excited about the team we’re bringing to Canada for the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge,” said John Wroblewski, head coach of the U.S. National Under-17 Team. “This is the Under-17 Team’s first international experience, they’re excited and we know they’ll represent the U.S. extremely well.
”The U.S. will play a pre-tournament game against Canada Red on Thursday (Oct. 31) with faceoff set for 7 p.m. MT, before formally opening play in the event against the Czech Republic on Sunday (Nov. 3) at 3 p.m.The U.S. has advanced to the championship game of the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge in six of the last 10 seasons and won five titles in the event’s history (2001, 2002, 2010, January 2014, 2017).
The full U.S. National Under-17 Team roster can be found here.
2019 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge
Team USA Schedule – Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada – Nov. 3-9DateOpponentRoundTime/Result
Thurs., Oct. 31Canada RedPre-Tournament7 p.m./ 9 p.m.Hockey Canada
HockeyCanada.ca/WU17Sun., Nov. 3Czech RepublicPreliminary3 p.m./ 5 p.m.Hockey Canada
HockeyCanada.ca/WU17Mon., Nov. 4Canada WhitePreliminary7 p.m./ 9 p.m.Hockey Canada
HockeyCanada.ca/WU17Tues., Nov. 5Canada BlackPreliminary3 p.m./ 5 p.m.Hockey Canada
HockeyCanada.ca/WU17Thurs., Nov. 7TBDQuarterfinalsTBDHockey Canada
HockeyCanada.ca/WU17Fri., Nov. 8TBDSemifinalsTBDTSNSat., Nov. 9TBDThird Place Game3 p.m./ 5 p.m.TSNSat., Nov. 9TBDChampionship Game7 p.m./ 9 p.m.TSN 
NOTES: All preliminary round games, as well as quarterfinals and placement games will be available via livestream on HockeyCanada.ca/WU17 … TSN will broadcast the Medicine Hat semifinal game, as well as the third place and championship games of the tournament … The official tournament website found here … The Team USA homepage for the 2019 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge can be found here … The 2019 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge includes two groups of four teams. Group A features Canada Black, Canada White, the Czech Republic, and the United States, while Group B includes Canada Red, Finland, Russia, and Sweden … Follow @USAHockeyNTDP on Twitter for tournament updates and join the conversation on social media by using #WorldU17 … John Wroblewski (Neenah, Wis.) will lead the U.S. National Under-17 Team along with associate coach Dan Hinote (Elk River, Minn.) and assistant coach Mike Leone (Dearborn, Mich.).
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