Created in 2006 to showcase the talent in the Canadian Junior Hockey League, the World Junior A Challenge includes two Canadian teams – Canada East (NOJHL, OJHL, CCHL, LJHAAAQ, MHL) and Canada West (AJHL, SJHL, MJHL, SIJHL) – and three international entries. In all, nine countries have participated – Belarus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, Russia, Slovakia, Sweden, Switzerland and the United States.

The tournament has quickly become a highlight of the international hockey calendar for NHL scouts. The World Junior A Challenge has produced more than 300 NHL draft picks, including 51 selected in the first round – names like Boeser, Lindholm, Pastrnak, Schwartz, Tarasenko, Turris and Vasilevski.

World Junior A Challenge
Cornwall, Ont.
Dec. 12-19, 2021
Cornwall, Ont.
Dec. 13-19, 2020
Dawson Creek, B.C.
Dec. 7-15, 2019
Bonnyville, Alta.
Dec. 9-15, 2018
Truro,  N.S.
Dec. 10-16, 2017
Who recorded the most points at a single tournament? Who scored the fastest goal from the start of a game? Who had the longest shutout streak? Get all the answers in the World Junior A Challenge Guide & Record Book.
All-Time Results
Year Gold Silver Bronze Location
2021 Cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic Cornwall, Ont.
2020 Cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic Cornwall, Ont.
2019 RUS CAN-E USA Dawson Creek, B.C.
2018 USA RUS CAN-W Bonnyville, Alta.
2017 CAN-W USA CZE Truro, N.S.
2016 USA CAN-E RUS Bonnyville, Alta.
2015 CAN-W RUS USA Cobourg & Whitby, Ont.
2014 USA DEN RUS Kindersley, Sask.
2013 USA RUS CAN-W Yarmouth, N.S.
2012 USA CAN-W SUI Yarmouth, N.S.
2011 CAN-W CAN-E USA Langley, B.C.
2010 USA CAN-E SUI Penticton, B.C.
2009 USA CAN W RUS Summerside, P.E.I.
2008 USA CAN-W CAN-E Camrose, Alta.
2007 CAN-W CAN-E USA Trail & Nelson, B.C.
2006 CAN-W CAN-E RUS Yorkton & Humboldt, Sask.
2021 CCC: NWT - CANW (Bronze)
Canada White finished third at the Capital City Challenge.
2021 CCC: CANR - CANB (Gold)
Canada Black won the Capital City Challenge with Ritchie’s OT goal.
2021 CCC: CANW - CANR (Semifinal)
Yager netted a goal and an assist to give Canada Red a chance at the top prize.
2021 CCC: NWT - CANB (Semifinal)
Zach Benson’s overtime winner helped Canada Black reach the final.