(SAULT STE MARIE, ON) – With action set to get underway next week, Hockey Canada has finalized the rosters for the three Canadian teams participating at the 2016 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge in Sault Ste Marie, from October 27 to November 5.
The 66 players selected to represent the country during the seven days of competition and one day of pre-tournament play have been assigned to one of three teams – Team Canada Black, Team Canada Red, and 2015 gold-medalist, Team Canada White.
“We have the best 66 players in the country to work with, and our goal is to put together three competitive teams who are not only gaining valuable experience in international competition, but also giving fans in Sault Ste. Marie – and across the country – a lot to cheer about,” said Ryan Jankowski, Hockey Canada’s director of player personnel.
Sixteen year-old Connor Corcoran is on the roster of the Windsor Spitfires and will play for Team Canada Black at the U17 Hockey Challenge. Corcoran is currently -1 in 10 games with 4 penalty minutes. Originally from Beeton, Corcoran joins nine other players on Team Black from Ontario.
Team Canada Black will be coached by Paul Boutillier, with assistance from Chris Dennis and David Struch.
All preliminary-round games, the quarter-finals, and the placement games will be available via livestream at HockeyCanada.ca. Hockey Canada’s broadcast partners, TSN and RDS, will televise the gold-medal game on Saturday, November 5.
TSN will also deliver live coverage of the semi final and bronze-medal games.