USA Hockey to host Athletix Under-17 Five Nations Tournament in Colorado Springs
With support from the Colorado Springs Sports Corporation, UCHealth and Colorado College, USA Hockey has announced it will host the Athletix Under-17 Five Nations Tournament, Aug. 9-13, at Ed Robson Arena on the campus of Colorado College in Colorado Springs.
In addition to the U.S., the tournament will include teams from Czechia, Germany, Slovakia, and Switzerland.
“We’re excited to work with Colorado College in hosting the Athletix U17 Five Nations Tournament,” said Madison Brown, director of events for USA Hockey. “Their new venue is spectacular and it’s great to be staging this tournament in our hometown of Olympic City USA. We’re also appreciative of the support of the Colorado Springs Sports Corporation and UCHealth.”
The event, which commenced in 2007 and is being staged for the 15th time in 2022, is being held in the U.S. for just the third time. The last time the U.S. served as host was in 2016 in Plano, Tex., while Ann Arbor, Mich., was the first U.S. host city in 2011.
The Under-17 Five Nations Tournament will feature two games each day, starting on Tuesday, Aug. 9, with Czechia facing Switzerland at 3 p.m. MT, followed by the U.S.-Germany match-up at 7 p.m. For the complete schedule, click here.
The U.S. is the defending champion of the U17 Five Nations Tournament, having won last year’s event in Visp, Switzerland.
Tickets, which can be purchased here, are just $10 per day, which entitles fans to attend both games.
NOTES: All games of the Athletix Under-17 Five Nations Tournament will be available to stream on HockeyTV.
Since 2007, Team USA has captured titles at eight U17 Five Nations Tournaments (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2021), finished second on four occasions (2007, 2008, 2009, 2019) and third twice (2018, 2009). The U.S. has an overall record of 45-2-1-8 (W-OTW-OTL-L).
The U.S. captured the tournament title both of the previous times it has been staged in the U.S. (2016, 2011).
(July 5, 2022)