Sarnia will host the U17 World Hockey Challenge in November


World-class hockey returns to Sarnia this fall.

Hockey Canada has announced that the city will host the 2024 U17 World Challenge from November 1-9.

Sarnia hosted the tournament in 2014.

The five countries participating this year have yet to be announced.

Meanwhile, the U18 Women's National Championship will be held November 3-9 in Quispamsis, NB, and the Para Cup is scheduled for December 8-14 in Charlottetown, PEI.

“These events play a critical role in the development of male, female and Paralympic hockey athletes, coaches, officials and staff, and we are excited to bring them to communities across Ontario, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island,” said Pat McLaughlin, Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President of Strategy. “They are an excellent opportunity to create lifelong memories and leave a legacy in each community for years to come.”

Sting forward Ryan Brown represented Canada Red at the 2023 event in Charlottetown, where Canada White defeated Team USA 2-1 in overtime.

“These tournaments are often once-in-a-lifetime opportunities for participants, families and fans,” said Dean McIntosh, vice president of strategic partnerships and community impact. “I trust the host committees in these three great hockey markets and know that with the passionate hockey fans and volunteers in each community, we are set up for success.”

Further details are expected to be released at a later date.