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2019 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge awarded to Swift Current & Medicine Hat

DUBNetwork’s Traci Kay has learned that the 2019 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge has been awarded to the communities of Swift Current and Medicine Hat. The best U-17’s in the world will descend on these two WHL cities as they co-host the prestigious event.

This tournament has often served as a breaking out for elite talent. Some players who have cut their teeth in this international tournament are:

  • Auston Matthews, Team USA, 2014
  • Aaron Ekblad, Team Ontario, 2012
  • Taylor Hall, Team Ontario, 2008
  • Patrick Kane, Team USA, 2005
  • Jonathan Toews, Team West, 2005
  • Alexander Ovechkin, Team Russia, 2002

The 2018 edition is being held in Quispamsis and Saint John New Brunswick starting on November 3rd and running through the 10th.

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