2009 IIHF World Junior Championship

2009 IIHF World Junior Championship

December 12, 2008 15:51 ET

Canada's National Junior Team and Rivals to Train in Southern Ontario in Preparation for 2009 IIHF World Junior Championship

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Dec. 12, 2008) - Hockey Canada, along with the Canadian Hockey League, announced details for 2009 IIHF World Junior Championship pre-competition camps scheduled for southern Ontario from Dec. 16-23.

The ten teams competing in the 2009 IIHF World Junior Championship, including Canada's national junior team, will be training in various communities leading up to the tournament, including ten pre-tournament games featuring the best junior-aged players in the world.

Link for pre-competition game schedule and ticket information - http://www.hockeycanada.ca/index.php/ci_id/56947/la_id/1.htm.

Pre-competition camp information (http://www.hockeycanada.ca/index.php/ci_id/58823/la_id/1.htm):

Canada: Dec. 16-17, CFB Petawawa, Petawawa, Ont.; Dec. 18-23, Alder Arena, Orangeville, Ont.

Media contact: Andre Brin (403) 540-8444 or abrin@hockeycanada.ca

NOTE TO MEDIA - Media looking to attend any practices at CFB Petawawa should register in advance for access. Please note that the military personnel at CFB Petawawa will be assisting Canada's National Junior Team with an activity on the morning of Tuesday, Dec. 16. There will be a media opportunity at 10 a.m. during the first portion of this activity. For further information, please contact Captain Andrew Hennessy at CFB Petawawa (613-687-5511 ext. 6721 / ANDREW.HENNESSY@forces.gc.ca)

Other pre-competition camp details and locations (http://www.hockeycanada.ca/index.php/ci_id/56947/la_id/1.htm):

Czech Republic: Dec. 16-23, PowerAde Centre, Brampton, Ont.

Finland: Dec. 20-23, Molson Centre, Barrie, Ont.

Germany: Dec. 20-23, Robert-Guertin Arena, Gatineau, Que.

Kazakhstan: Dec. 18-23, General Motors Centre, Oshawa, Ont.

Latvia: Dec. 18-23, Memorial Centre, Brockville, Ont.

Russia: Dec. 19-23, K-Rock Centre, Kingston, Ont.

Slovakia: Dec. 17-23, The Aud, Kitchener, Ont.

Sweden: Dec. 16-23, Hershey Centre, Mississauga, Ont.

United States: Dec. 21-23, K-Rock Centre, Kingston, Ont.

For more information on the 2009 IIHF World Junior Championship, visit www.hockeycanada.ca/ottawa2009.

Contact Information

  • Andre Brin, Hockey Canada, 403-777-4557
    Chris Jurewicz, Hockey Canada, 403-777-4552
    Phil Legault, 2009 IIHF WJC host committee, 613-599-0327