Swift Current to co-host World Under-17 Hockey Challenge

International hockey will return to Swift Current in November when the city co-hosts the 2019 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge with Medicine Hat.

The event, which has been rumored to be destined for Swift Current for months, will take place on November 2-9, 2019.

Games will be played at the 7,100-seat Canalta Centre in Medicine Hat and the 2,879-seat Innovation Credit Union iplex.

Swift Current previously held the event in 1998 when Saskatchewan defeated the United States 5-4 in the gold medal game.

The tournament schedule and ticket information will be announced at a later date.

Russia defeated Finland 2-1 to win the 2018 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge in Saint John, NB. The eight-team tournament consisted of three Canadians teams, the United States, Czech Republic, Russia, Sweden, and Finland.