Ottawa Senators Hockey Club

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2009 IIHF World Junior Championship

2009 IIHF World Junior Championship

December 03, 2007 13:36 ET

Hockey Country Drives Preparations and Sales for the 2009 IIHF World Junior Championship

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Dec. 3, 2007) - The host organizing committee for the 2009 IIHF World Junior Championship announced today that ticket packages representing more than 300,000 tickets have already been sold for the event to be held in Ottawa from Dec. 26, 2008, to Jan. 5, 2009. It was also announced that sponsorship sales have now passed the $4.5-million mark, far exceeding the record of $3 million set at the 2006 WJC in Vancouver. The committee attributes its success to the enthusiasm of fans in Hockey Country and the work of its 20-plus person leadership team.

The host organizing committee is projecting to need approximately 1,200 volunteers and is expecting to sell more than 400,000 tickets for the 10-day, 31-game championship. , the home of the Ottawa Senators, will feature 17 games. Another 14 will be played at the Ottawa Civic Centre, home of the Ontario Hockey League's Ottawa 67's.

"The strength of our host organizing committee is its community diversity, experience, expertise, and most of all, its enthusiasm and dedication," said Bob O'Doherty, general manager of the 2009 IIHF World Junior Championship. "The group of business, community and sports leaders we have on the committee are ideally suited to ensure that this is the best world junior championship ever."

Anyone interested in volunteering their time for the 2009 IIHF World Junior Championship can visit the event website at and register online as a volunteer.

The host organizing committee for the 2009 IIHF World Junior Championship is as follows:

Eugene Melnyk - Chair

Cyril Leeder - Vice-chair

Geoff Publow - Co-director, administration and finance

Derek Winch - Co-director, administration and finance

Sylvie Bigras - Co-director, communications

Phil Legault - Co-director, communications

Don Brown - Co-director, hospitality and protocol

Frank Libera - Co-director, hospitality and protocol

Greg Graham - Co-director, logistics

Peter Hudson - Co-director, logistics

Joe Rathwell - Assistant director, logistics

Mark Bonneau - Co-director, marketing and sales

Jeff Kyle - Co-director, marketing and sales

Gina Hillcoat - Assistant director, marketing and sales

Patrick Whalen - Assistant director, marketing and sales

Guy Laflamme - Co-director, special events

Heather Moore - Co-director, special events

Tom Conroy - Co-director, venue operations

Mark Hennigar - Co-director, venue operations

Barry O'Connor - Assistant director, venue operations

Jim Kyte - Co-director, volunteers

Barb Tiffin - Co-director, volunteers

Ticket packages for the 2009 IIHF world juniors can be purchased at, by calling 613-599-FANS (3267), 1-877-788- FANS (3267) or at the Ottawa Senators' box office.

The bronze 17-game package is available at $750 per seat in the upper bowl at SBP. Fewer than 400 gold and silver packages are still available, with gold packages priced at $1,150 per seat for 31 games in the lower level at and the Civic Centre. The silver package for 31 games is $850 per seat in the upper bowl. All ticket packages include seats for every Team Canada game and all playoff and medal-round games.

For more information on the 2009 IIHF World Junior Championship, visit

Contact Information

  • Hockey Canada
    Brad Pascall
    Sr. director, men's national teams and communications
    Hockey Canada
    Andre Brin
    Manager, communications
    Hockey Canada
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    Co-ordinator, media relations
    Hockey Canada
    Jason La Rose
    Co-ordinator, hockey information