The world’s best young hockey talents will gather in northeastern British Columbia this fall as Dawson Creek and Fort St. John will co-host the 2015 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge from October 30 to November 7, 2015.
Single game tickets for the tournament will be available to be purchased today at 10:00AM PST online at www.tigerboxxoficeplus.ca by phone at 1-877-339-8499, and in person at the 2 Tiger Box Office Plus locations at the Encana Events Centre and at Tiger Printing & Stationers in Dawson Creek.
Fort St. John will have a special opportunity today to purchase their tickets in person as the Mobile Tiger Box Office Plus will be in Fort St. John at Ernie’s Sports Experts in the Totem Mall starting at 10AM. Fans can stop down and purchase any of the packages or single games that will be on sale.
The tournament will feature three Canadian teams and they will be joined by the Czech Republic, Finland, Russia, Sweden, and the United States, forming two groups of four teams. All eight teams will qualify for the quarter-finals, with the winners advancing to the semifinals, and losers facing off in placement games. The full schedule can be found here.
The 2015 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge brings together the top players in the world born in 1999 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 gold medal game is Saturday, Nov. 7 in Dawson Creek at 10:30 p.m. ET/7:30 p.m. PT, and will be shown on TSN and RDS, Hockey Canada’s official broadcasters, along with the bronze-medal game and the semifinal played in Dawson Creek. All other tournament games, including 12 preliminary-round games, four quarter-finals, two placement games and the semifinal played in Fort St. John, will be available live through FASTHockey webcasts at www.hockeycanada.ca/wu17.