Sarnia-Lambton Awarded 2014 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge

from left to right: Wayne Scarrow (co-chair), Karen Phibbs (Vice Chair of Hockey Canada Board of Directors), Vicky Praill (Tourism Sarnia), David Day (co-chair)

Some of the best teenage hockey players in the world will be coming to Sarnia-Lambton in November.

Sarnia-Lambton has been awarded the 2014 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge that will be played across three local rinks from November 2 to November 8.

The eight team tournament will be mostly played at the RBC Centre and Lambton Shores Arena, with one game to be played at the Sarnia Arena.

Hockey Canada Board of Directors Vice Chair Karen Phibbs says this is a great opportunity for the people of Sarnia-Lambton to see some of the worlds best young talent.

This tournament will see a new format with the amount of Canadian teams trimmed to three. Russia, Finland, Slovakia, Sweden and the United States will also have teams participating.

Co-Chair of the tournament David Day says the event will have a tremendous impact on the area financially.

Petrolia and Watford will also play host to pre-tournament games on October 31.