KENNEWICK, WA – Tri-City Americans’ Governor/General Manager Bob Tory announced today that 16-year-old Carson Focht has been named to the roster for the upcoming 2016 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge, set for October 27 through November 5 in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario.

Focht was the Americans’ first round draft pick in the 2015 Bantam Draft. He has played in 6 of the 7 games that the Americans have had this season. Last year, Carson played with the Regina Pat Canadians where he registered 21 goals, 16 assists, and 58 PIM in 37 games played.

“This is a tremendous accomplishment for Carson and we wish him great success during this tournament,” said Tory. “This experience against the best players in the world for his age group will serve Carson well in his development as an elite player.”

The World U-17 Hockey Challenge Tournament is the first step in Hockey Canada’s Program of Excellence that continues at the national level with the Under-18 Team and National Junior Team.

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