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#1 Seer

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Posted 20 June 2013 - 02:06 PM

MONTREAL AND TORONTO TO HOST 2015, 2017 WORLD JUNIORS ON TSN

 

MONTREAL, Que./TORONTO, Ont. - Hockey Canada, in collaboration with the Canadian Hockey League, announced Thursday that Montreal, Que., and Toronto, Ont., will co-host the 2015 and 2017 IIHF World Junior Championships.

 

This will mark the 11th and 12th times Canada has hosted the IIHF World Junior Championship. Past Canadian host cities include Calgary and Edmonton, Alta. (2012); Regina and Saskatoon, Sask. (2010); Ottawa, Ont. (2009); Vancouver, Kamloops and Kelowna, B.C. (2006); Halifax and Sydney, N.S. (2003); Winnipeg, Man. (1999); Red Deer, Alta. (1995); Saskatoon, Sask. (1991); Hamilton, Ont. (1986) and Montreal, Que. (1978).

 

You can watch both news conferences live and exclusively on TSN.ca with the first one from the Bell Centre in Montreal at 10am et/7am pt.

 

The second news conference will be held at Toronto's Air Canada Centre at 1:30pm et/10:30am pt.

 

Both cities will host a preliminary round group at each event, with Toronto hosting the medal round in 2015 and Montreal hosting the medal round in 2017. Canada's National Junior Team will be based in Montreal for the round robin in 2015, and in Toronto in 2017.

 

The schedule for each IIHF World Junior Championship will consist of 31 games, and requires approval by both the IIHF and the 10 competing nations. The game schedule for the 2015 IIHF World Junior Championship will not be finalized until early 2014, and will be based on the final rankings from the 2014 IIHF World Junior Championship, which will be held from Dec. 26, 2013 through Jan. 5, 2014 in Malmö, Sweden. 

 

The organization of the 2015 and 2017 IIHF World Junior Championships will be led by Hockey Canada, in collaboration with Hockey Quebec, the Ontario Hockey Federation, the NHL's Montreal Canadiens and evenko, and Maple Leafs Sports and Entertainment. Hockey Canada initiated discussions with Montreal and Toronto a number of months ago, after being identified as strong candidate cities that had also shown great interest in this event and participated in the bid process for a number of past IIHF World Junior Championships.

 

A legacy plan for the potential profits of these events will provide for grassroots support in both host communities and provinces, along with Hockey Canada's 13 regional branches and the Canadian Hockey League. Additionally, part of the profits will go to the IIHF and help in growing hockey around the world. 

 

The 2012 IIHF World Junior Championship left a legacy of over $21 million in funding to various levels of grassroots hockey at the local, provincial and national levels. The Canadian Sport Tourism Alliance evaluated the economic impact of the 2012 world juniors at over $86 million. Alberta also set a new IIHF World Junior Championship attendance record, with 444,718 fans attending games in Calgary and Edmonton.

 

Information on public ticket availability for the 2015 and 2017 IIHF World Junior Championships, including ticket prices, will be finalized at a later date. To register for front-of-the-line ticket information, fans must register prior to July 8, 2013 at www.hockeycanada.ca/2015juniors.

 

"This is an exciting day for hockey fans in the provinces of Quebec and Ontario as well as throughout Canada," said Hockey Canada president and CEO Bob Nicholson. "These two cities have a proud hockey tradition and have shown interest in this event for many years. We look forward to welcoming the hockey world in Montreal and Toronto."

 

"The IIHF World Junior Championship is one of the great annual traditions in our game, and it is only fitting that two great Canadian hockey cities like Montreal and Toronto have the opportunity to host this prestigious event," said Canadian Hockey League president David Branch. "The CHL is the top junior-age development league in the world and we look forward to showcasing our world class players before the passionate hockey fans in Montreal and Toronto in 2015 and 2017."

 

"This popular event always unites and captivates hockey fans during the holiday season, and as such will produce important benefits to be used towards supporting and developing hockey programs across the country and, in this case, in Montreal and throughout the province of Quebec," said Real Langlais, president of Hockey Quebec.

 

"The Ontario Hockey Federation is excited for the opportunity to partner with Hockey Quebec as the host branches in this venture to bring the IIHF World Junior Championship in 2015 and 2017 to cities with such history and passion for the game," said Ontario Hockey Federation president Bill Bowman. "It will be a great opportunity to work with MLSE and Hockey Canada to leave a legacy from this event for the many children playing hockey in the OHF and those that decide to try hockey because of this event in Toronto."

 

"We are extremely proud to welcome the World Junior Hockey Championship tournament to Montreal and the Bell Centre in 2015 and 2017 and contribute to the development of grassroots hockey in Quebec and the economic and cultural growth of Montreal," said Geoff Molson, Owner, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Montreal Canadiens Hockey Club, Bell Centre and evenko. "We have been committed to playing an active role in our community and hosting such an important international event will be beneficial to Montreal and the province of Quebec.  With the celebrations of Montreal's 375th anniversary, the 150th anniversary of the Canadian Confederation and the 50th anniversary of Expo 67, 2017 will be a milestone year that will get underway with the presentation of the World Junior Hockey Championship and we are honoured to take an active part in this historic year".

 

"The Maple Leafs and the City of Toronto have been looking to host this event for some time, so today's announcement is very gratifying," said Tim Leiweke, MLSE president and CEO. "This is a great honour and our entire organization is extremely excited about the opportunity to co-host with Montreal in 2015 and 2017."

 

The Quebec government will play a leading role in the hosting of the tournament, with a $2 million contribution. "It is not only a major investment for Montreal, but it is terrific for Quebecers, young and old. What these young players from around the world will accomplish on the Bell Centre ice will have an impact in arenas and on outdoor rinks across Quebec by encouraging everyone to be active," said Marie Malavoy, Quebec minister of education, leisure and sport.  

 

"The new Government of Ontario is committed to placing our province on the map as a premier destination for sporting events," said Michael Chan, minister of tourism, culture and sport. "We welcome the IIHF World Junior Championship as an opportunity to showcase Toronto's first-rate hospitality, increase tourism, create jobs and celebrate our shared love of the game."

 

"Montreal is a major hockey city and is the cradle of our national sport. I am therefore pleased and proud to announce that the city will be contributing $1 million to the 2015 and 2017 IIHF World Junior Championships.

Montreal hockey fans and those across the province will be thrilled to attend these championships and will definitely show up in large numbers," said Richard Deschamps, member of the executive committee of the City of Montréal, responsible for sports and leisure.

 

The IIHF World Junior Championship will also be hosted in Canada in 2019 and 2021 as a part of an agreement that Hockey Canada worked out with the International Ice Hockey Federation and was approved at the IIHF's congress in 2009.

 

-- TSN


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Posted 20 June 2013 - 02:37 PM

* PRESS CONFERENCE VIDEO LINK ---> http://blog.maplelea...ement-thursday/

 

I think this is  great..!  :)


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Posted 20 June 2013 - 08:05 PM

Great..... more money out of my Account for tickets!!!!

 

I went to Can Vs Chez in Buffalo.... was an amazing game....

 

Guess I could start saving now....



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Posted 24 June 2013 - 02:23 PM

Great..... more money out of my Account for tickets!!!!

 

I went to Can Vs Chez in Buffalo.... was an amazing game....

 

Guess I could start saving now....

 

Or.. we could both try and get jobs as ushers, for the games...   :lol:  :P


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Posted 25 June 2013 - 03:42 PM

Or.. we could both try and get jobs as ushers, for the games...   :lol:  :P

 

 

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Posted 25 June 2013 - 03:45 PM

Like the way you think....

I wouldn't even ask for a separate dressing room, either...  

 

I would be fine changing with the usherettes..  :rolleyes:  :P  :lol:


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Posted 25 June 2013 - 06:34 PM

Hockey Canada will announce tomorrow that Brent Sutter has agreed to be head coach of Canada's national junior team for 2014.

 

It's expected Sutter's assistants are likely to be Ryan McGill and Benoit Groulx. Former NHL scout Ryan Jankowski will be the chief scout.

 

London Knights' tandem of Dale and Mark Hunter expected to head up Canada's Under-18 program this summer for Ivan Hlinka tourney.

 

Hockey Canada also expected to unveil new WJC management committee that includes Sutter, Jankowski, Kelowna GM Bruce Hamilton + others.


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Posted 28 June 2013 - 03:35 PM

Gee... Unless it's the Leafs, there doesn't seem to be a lot of interest in the younger players...?  I guess some people get all hyped about the draft, then forget to watch them after that...

 

Pretty sad statement..


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Posted 28 June 2013 - 08:51 PM

I wouldn't even ask for a separate dressing room, either...  

 

I would be fine changing with the usherettes..  :rolleyes:  :P  :lol:

 

 

I was thinking more the "Blue Crew"

 

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Posted 29 June 2013 - 03:03 PM

I was thinking more the "Blue Crew"

 

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What's wrong with the usherettes..?  

 

I'll just have to get them to change their colors...   :P LOL!

 

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Posted 06 August 2013 - 05:57 PM

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Posted 20 November 2013 - 12:04 AM

Can use some help with this, please.  Received e-mail that I've been selected to buy tickets and window is tomorrow.  No idea about cost, just a login and passcode was given.  Any info on cost?  Seems like I have to buy into 19 games.  

 

If I'm unable to attend, is the demand high enough to sell and recoup cost or am I taking a big risk?

 

Sorry, but not from Toronto.....please advise, and thanks.



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Posted 21 November 2013 - 08:24 AM

Can use some help with this, please.  Received e-mail that I've been selected to buy tickets and window is tomorrow.  No idea about cost, just a login and passcode was given.  Any info on cost?  Seems like I have to buy into 19 games.  

 

If I'm unable to attend, is the demand high enough to sell and recoup cost or am I taking a big risk?

 

Sorry, but not from Toronto.....please advise, and thanks.

 

That really sounds like a scam to me. Check out the source before even considering it.


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Posted 21 November 2013 - 11:39 PM

That really sounds like a scam to me. Check out the source before even considering it.

It was real.  Was able to get into Ticketmaster, but decided to pass.  Was looking at Gold Sides, but they were more like corner.  Have a sister in Mississauga, but 2 weeks around New Years 2015 was asking too much of her.  Hotel likely more than tickets.  Maybe I'll do Montreal in 2017.  They even had an offer of $150 deposit to get discount on those.  Ended up finding plenty of detail at IIHF site.

 

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