2009 IIHF World Junior Championship

2009 IIHF World Junior Championship

December 22, 2008 14:35 ET

Dec. 22 and 23 Update on Tickets and Activities Around the 2009 IIHF World Junior Championship

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Dec. 22, 2008) - The host organizing committee for the 2009 IIHF World Junior Championship outlined the following updates on ticket availability and activities around the event.

TICKETS

Fewer than 400 tickets remain for each of Canada's first two preliminary-round games at SBP Arena on Friday, Dec. 26, against the Czech Republic and Sunday, Dec. 28, against Kazakhstan. In Group B action at the Civic Centre, fewer than 25 tickets remain for Russia's match-ups against Finland on Dec. 28 and Sweden on New Year's Eve. The Scandinavian country showdown on Dec. 26 between Sweden and Finland also has fewer than 25 tickets available. There are fewer than 100 tickets remaining for each of the other 11 games at the Civic Centre.

Tickets and other packages can be purchased by visiting www.CapitalTickets.ca, by phone at 613-599-FANS (3267) or 1-877-788-FANS (3267); in person at The Sens Store at Rideau Centre and Place d'Orleans; any Ottawa Sports Experts location, the Centrepointe Theatre and at the SBP Arena box office.

EVENT ACTIVITIES NEWS

SBP Arena set-up - With the Ottawa Senators moving out of SBP Arena until after Jan. 5, the set-up begins on all fronts from the ice surface with new logos, to signage and room layouts.

Civic Centre set-up - The work to make the Civic Centre ready continues. The event and sponsor logos have already been set into the ice surface.

Maple Leaf Ice Sculpture at SBP Arena - Beginning today with the delivery of a 10-by-10 feet ice block at the main entrance of SBP Arena, sculptors Kevin Ashe, Kenny Hayden and Ikuo Kanbayashi will chisel out a maple leaf that will stand for the duration of the world championship. The sculpture is scheduled to be completed by the end of the Canada-Czech Republic game on Dec. 26.

TEAM SCHEDULES FOR DEC. 22-23 (times subject to change)

Canada - The Canadian squad will be in Orangeville, Ont., until Dec. 23. Team Canada media contact is Andre Brin, 403-540-8444 or abrin@hockeycanada.ca. The team has the day off today, but will have its final practice at the Alder Street Arena in Orangeville tomorrow at 11 a.m. Canada's final pre-competition game is Tuesday, Dec. 23, against Slovakia at Copps Coliseum in Hamilton, Ont.

Czech Republic - The Czechs practise today from 4 p.m. to 5:15 p.m., and Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Powerade Centre in Brampton, Ont. They will face Sweden in a pre-competition meeting on Tuesday at Powerade Centre.

Finland -The Finnish squad will practise at the Molson Centre in Barrie today from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and tomorrow from 11 a.m. to noon. Finland takes on Kazakhstan in a pre-competition game on Tuesday at the Molson Centre in Barrie, Ont.

Germany - The Germans practised today at the Robert-Guertin Arena in Gatineau, Que., from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., and will again Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. They will face Latvia in its only pre-competition game tonight at the Memorial Centre in Brockville, Ont.

Kazakhstan - The squad takes on Finland in a pre-competition game on Tuesday at the Molson Centre in Barrie, Ont.

Latvia - The Latvian squad will have practices at the Memorial Centre in Brockville, Ont., today and Tuesday from 10 a.m. to noon. Latvia and Germany play in a pre-competition game tonight at the Memorial Centre in Brockville, Ont.

Russia - The Russians have practices at the K-Rock Centre in Kingston, Ont., from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. today and Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Their second pre-competition game is against the United States on Tuesday at the K-Rock Centre.

Slovakia - The Slovaks, who are based at The Aud in Kitchener, Ont., practise today from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. They will face Canada in a pre-competition meeting on Tuesday at Copps Coliseum in Hamilton, Ont.

Sweden - Last year's silver-medal-winning squad practised at the Hershey Centre in Mississauga, Ont., this morning from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. They are on the ice again tomorrow from 11 a.m. to noon and then face the Czech Republic in the evening at the Powerade Centre in Brampton, Ont.

United States - Team USA had a practice at the K-Rock Centre in Kingston, Ont., today from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., and will practise again on Tuesday from 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. The Americans face Russia on Tuesday, Dec. 23, in a pre-competition game at the K-Rock Centre.

For complete information on other pre-competition camp details and locations, go to www.hockeycanada.ca/index.php/ci_id/56947/la_id/1.htm and www.hockeycanada.ca/index.php/ci_id/56947/la_id/1.htm. For more information on the 2009 IIHF World Junior Championship, visit www.hockeycanada.ca/ottawa2009.

Contact Information

  • Chris Jurewicz, Hockey Canada, 403-880-5819
    Phil Legault, 2009 IIHF WJC host committee, 613-599-0327