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U-17 Championships Day 3 Recap

Sweden vs Quebec

Sweden dominated the first twenty minutes , with Anthony Brodecki scored from Tobias Liljedahl and Robert Hagg. Fabian Gunnarsson took  a holding penalty putting Quebec in a position that they could potentially tie the game. Two giveaways on the ensuing advantage resulted in two breakaways and two goals by Leon Bristedt and Victor Ohman. Even though the shots were even at eleven for the period, Sweden was clearly the better team, using it’s size and skill to their advantage. Ohman scored his second on a one-timer to make it 4-0. Quebec’s Yan-Pavel Laplante scored a powerplay goal to cut the lead to 4-1. With Jeremy Gregoire and Anthony Duclair drawi...

One-on-One With Darren Dutchyshen

During Thursday’s late game at Tecumseh Arena between Team Pacific and Team West for the World U-17, TSN hockey analyst Darren Dutchyshen was spotted behind the glass talking with scouts, all while watching his nephew play for Team West. “Dutchy,” as he is known on TSN, took time during intermissions and post-game for pictures and autographs with fans. Darren was kind enough to allow me to sit down with him for an interview, with his thoughts on the U-17 tournament.

Kyle Busch: Tecumseh is a small town, around 24,000 people live here. What do think of the show that the city is putting on here at Tecumseh Arena?

Darren Dutchyshen: It’s really good,...

Ontario VS Czech Republic – Exhibition Game – December 28, 2011

Brian Raiger and Kyle Busch will be at the World Under-17 Challenge held in Windsor, ON. Check them out on Twitter (@raiger89 & @KyleBusch11) for the latest updates as well as their blogs on games at the tournament.

1st Period

Ontario started strong but lost Jordan Maletta of the hometown Windsor Spitfires to an apparent knee injury on a kneeing call to Czech Republic’s Jan Stencel. On the ensuing five minute powerplay, Brent Pedersen scored off of a perfect pass from Stephen Nosad to take a 1-0 lead. But, only 41 seconds later, Adam Zboril sent Patrick Zdrahal in on a breakaway and he beat Brent Martin for a shorthanded tying goal. The period was fast paced, but bot...