The 2002 World U-17 Hockey Challenge was an international ice hockey tournament held for male hockey players under the age of 17. The event was sponsored by Hockey Canada. The event was held December 29, 2001 to January 4, 2002 in Selkirk, Manitoba and Stonewall, Manitoba

The United States won the gold medal with 4-3 overtime win over Team Pacific.

Team Ontario captured the bronze with a 5-2 victory over Team Quebec.

Petr Vrana and Ivo Kratna of the Czech Republic tied for top scorer with 15 points each. Alexander Ovechkin lead the tournament in goals with 12, 6 more than the next closest total. Nathan Horton of Team Ontario was the highest scoring Canadian, with 11 points.

Team West goaltender Rejean Beauchemin led all goaltenders with a 1.49 average over four games.

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Hockey Canada's recap of the tournament

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