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BC Players Named to Team Canada Rosters for 2015 World U17 Hockey Challenge
Friday, October 9, 2015

Hockey Canada announced Friday, October 9, 2015 the 66 players that will make up the three (3) Canadian teams - Red, White and Black - at the 2015 World U17 Hockey Challenge taking place October 30, 2015 – November 7, 2015 in Fort St. John and Dawson Creek, BC.

Among those selected, were eight (8) BC players:

Jordan Bellerive

North Vancouver

Lethbridge Hurricanes

Nolan Kneen

North Vancouver

Kamloops Blazers

Griffin Mendel


Penticton Vees

Michael Rasmussen


Tri-City Americans

Brendan Semchuk


Vancouver Giants

Jonathan Smart


Kelowna Rockets

Scott Walford


Victoria Royals

Nick Watson


Lethbridge Hurricanes


Canada Roster

Over the next few weeks, players will be named to one (1) of the three (3) squads.

The 2015 World U17 Hockey Challenge brings together the top players in the world born 1999 or later.  The three (3) Canadian teams will be joined by the Czech Republic, Finland, RussiaThan, Sweden and the United States, forming two (2) groups of four (4) teams.  All eight (8) teams will qualify for the quarter-finals, with the winners advancing to the semifinals, and losers facing off in placement game.  The full schedule can be found here.

The tournament officially kicks off on November 1, 2015 at the Encana Events Centre in Dawson Creek with Canada Black taking on Canada White, while Canada Red opens its tournament against Finland at the North Peace Arena in Fort St. John.  Both cities will also host two (2) pre-tournament games on October 30, 2015.

Full tournament ticket packages are still available, as well as new, an $80 evening-only package which includes six (6) games.  In addition, a ‘Family 4-Pack’ (pre-tournament and preliminary round) is also available, starting at just $25 for four (4) tickets.  Limited quantities are still available of all ticket packages. Single-game ticket information will be announced closer to the start of the tournament. Click here for more information on tickets, including how to purchase.

For more information on the 2015 World U17 Hockey Challenge, visit



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