The 2012 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge kicks off Wednesday and will bring together the top players in the world born in 1995 or later.
The regional under-17 program is the first step in Hockey Canada’s Program of Excellence. Many players who compete at the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge go on to represent Canada with the National Men’s Under-18 Team, National Junior Team and National Men’s Team.
The 27-game tournament will be centered out of the WFCU Centre, with games being played at the Vollmer Culture & Recreation Complex in LaSalle and at Tecumseh Arena. In addition Amherstburg and Essex, will each host pre-competition games.
The gold medal game will be held January 4th at 7:00pm and will be broadcast on TSN/RDS, Hockey Canada’s official broadcasters.
Tickets are still available. Check the WFCU Center website for ticket information and game schedules.