Category Archives: World U17 Hockey Challenge

The Long Goodbye…

As a noted procrastinator who utilizes the stress and anxiety of a tight deadline to focus and tighten his writing, and as someone who so often said on this very website that this piece would come at this time only to … Continue reading

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2013 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge — Team USA Preview

Though the World Juniors deservedly gets all the headlines, the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge is another international tournament this time of year that deserves some attention. For many players, this tournament is the first significant step on a path toward … Continue reading

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WU17HC: U.S. Falls to Russia, 7-4, in Championship Game

Despite a valiant comeback effort by the U.S. National Under-17 Team, Russia captured the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge title with a 7-4 victory. The score isn’t indicative of how the game played out, as a pair of late empty-netters for … Continue reading

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2012 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge Championship Game Preview: USA vs. Russia

Getting to the championship game at the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge is a grind. Seven games in eight days and little margin for error in the preliminary round make this an incredibly tough tournament to win. In fact, the U.S. … Continue reading

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Team USA Falls to Ontario in U17 Challenge Final

It’s been a tough 24 hours for USA Hockey. First the U.S. National Junior Team fell to Canada in the World Junior semis. Earlier tonight, the U.S. National Under-17 Team was unable to defend its title at the 2011 World … Continue reading

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U.S. Nat’l U17 Team Survives Scare, Plays For Title Tonight

Just prior to last night’s World Junior match-up between the U.S. and Canada, another semifinal game was taking place all the way up in Winnipeg. The U.S. National Under-17 Team took on Canada-Pacific for the chance to play Canada-Ontario in … Continue reading

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The Night Nothing Went Right — Updated with Links

If you came here looking for excuses, this isn’t the place to be. If you came here looking for someone to throw some chairs around and call out every player and coach and all that… keep looking. The best team on … Continue reading

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