CALGARY, A.B. – Fort St. John native and Calgary Hitmen draftee Tristen Nielsen will be lacing up his skates tomorrow as he competes for a spot on one of three Canadian teams that will compete at the 2016 U17 World Hockey Challenge this fall.
Nielsen will be joining 110 other players on the ice at the camp in Calgary, which goes July 26th – Aug. 1st. Originally from Fort St. John, the 16 year-old Centre played minor hockey in Dawson Creek for three years before enrolling in Calgary’s Edge School.
Of the 111 players trying out, 66 will make the cut for the three teams that will be playing in Sault St. Marie Oct. 28th – Nov. 5th. Nielsen says that he hopes to impress the team’s scouts and coaches with his incredibly physical play. Though only 5’9’ tall, he weighs in at 185 lbs., and doesn’t shy away from throwing his weight around.