Nielsen scores once in two Canada White losses at U17s

Tristen Nielsen scores during Sunday's win against Canada Black. Photo by Hockey Canada World U17 Challenge/Twitter

SAULT STE. MARIE, O.N. – Fort St. John native Tristen Nielsen sits at a total of four goals in three games at the U17 World Hockey Challenge in Sault Ste. Marie.

Playing for Canada White, Nielsen scored one of two goals for Canada White yesterday afternoon during the team’s 3-2 loss to the United States.


This morning, Canada White lost a lop-sided match against the Czech Republic. While the number of shots on goal were fairly even for both sides as the Czechs outshot the Canadians 29-27, the story on the scoreboard was entirely different. Nielsen was kept off the scoresheet as the Czech Republic won 8-2.

Canada White will be in action tomorrow, although there’s no word yet on when they’ll take to the ice, or who their opponent will be.