The two-time defending champions kick off their quest for three in a row against last year’s last-place finishers, Finland at the 2010 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge. The two teams meet in Timmins, Ontario tonight at 7:30pm.
Ryan Murphy and Ben Thomson of the Kitchener Rangers look to bring the gold medal back to Ontario. With the gold the team would capture it’s 16th straight U17 win.
Murphy scored a goal in exhibition play on Monday, December 28th with a helper from teammate Zack Mitchell. To follow the U17 Hockey Challenge visit hockeycanada.ca from December 29, 2009 – January 4, 2010.