Vees defenseman Griffin Mendel and Team Canada White are one win away from going for gold at the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge in Dawson Creek, BC. Canada White faces Sweden in one Semi-Final this evening in the BC north
6pm PST/ 7pm MT/ 9pm ET (TSN 2 / http://www.hockeycanada.ca/wu17)
Canada White advanced to today’s Semi-Final match up against the Swedes with a 4-2 win over Finland last night. Sweden upset the undefeated Americans 5-4 in their Quarter-Final.
The other Semi-Final sees Team Canada Red face the Russians at 5pm PST (6pm MT/ 8pm ET) in Fort St. John, BC.
Mendel hasn’t scored in four games but has bee a key contributor on the Canadian blue-line. The 16-year-old has already gone deeper in the tournament than Tyson Jost and Dante Fabbro did last year.
Tonight’s Semi-Final game will be broadcasted live on TSN 2 and fans can also follow online at http://www.hockeycanada.ca/wu17, and on Twitter at @HC_WU17.
The gold medal game is set for tomorrow, November 7th, at 6:30 pm PT; bronze medal game is 2 pm PT.