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2003 IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship Game Schedule Announced
June 19, 2002

HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA - The 2003 IIHF World Hockey Junior Hockey Championship Game Schedule was officially announced on Wednesday in Halifax and Sydney, NS. The schedule was approved in May, 2002 at the IIHF General Congress in Sweden by all of the participating countries.

The 2003 IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship runs from December 26-31, 2002 in Sydney, NS and through January 5th, 2003 in Halifax, NS. This will mark the sixth time that Canada has hosted the IIHF World Junior Championship: Montreal, QC (1978), Hamilton (1986), Saskatoon (1991), Red Deer (1995), Winnipeg (1999).

The schedule features the 10 top hockey nations in junior hockey, which divided into two groups based on results at the 2002 World Junior Championship.

Canada heads up Group B, based in Halifax, NS with, in order of their ranking, Finland, Sweden, the Czech Republic and Germany. Group A will be based in Sydney, NS and will feature defending gold medal champion Russia, Switzerland, USA, Slovakia and Belarus. After the preliminary round robin, all of the remaining games, including the medal rounds, will be played in Halifax.

The host team from Canada will open up against Sweden at 8:10 pm (Atlantic) on at the Halifax Metro Centre. All of Canada's games will be broadcast live on Team Canada's official broadcasters, TSN and RDS. Canada's round robin schedule is as follows:

Date Game Location Time

CANADA vs. Sweden Halifax Metro Centre 8:10 pm

CANADA vs. Czech Rep. Halifax Metro Centre 3:10 pm

CANADA vs. Germany Halifax Metro Centre 4:10 pm

CANADA vs. Finland Halifax Metro Centre 8:10 pm

Ticket packages are still available for games in Halifax, NS and in Sydney, NS. Call 902-425-9542 for further ticket information. No individual game tickets are on sale at this time.

"We have been busy over the past year getting our own team together: volunteers at all levels have made the organization of this event possible," said Fred MacGillivray, Event Chairman. "We have worked hard to ensure that all 31 games of the tournament will be played in Nova Scotia and I am pleased to see the release of the schedule to the public. This schedule is a call to hockey fans everywhere to 'Join the Rush'".

For more information:

André Brin
Director, Communications
Hockey Canada

Francis Dupont
Manager, Media Relations/Communications
Hockey Canada

Jason LaRose
Manager, Content Services
Hockey Canada

Kristen Lipscombe
Coordinator, Communications
Hockey Canada

Keegan Goodrich
Coordinator, Media
Hockey Canada

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