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Locations Announced for 2006 World Under 20 Pre-Competition Training Sites and Games in British Columbia This December
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August 24, 2005
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CALGARY – Hockey Canada and the 2006 IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship host committee announced on Wednesday a series of pre-competition games that will take place in Kelowna, Powell River, Kamloops, Chilliwack and Vernon,  and will feature six different nations training at various sites in British Columbia prior to the 2006 World Juniors.

Canada’s two pre-competition games in Kelowna (Dec. 20) and Kamloops (Dec. 22) were previously announced.  Additional games and training sites in British Columbia for other nations participating at the 2006 IIHF World Junior Championship will be announced in the coming weeks.

“The 2006 IIHF World Junior Championship Organizing committee is glad to bring to this opportunity to communities and allow them to be apart of this major international event in British Columbia, “said Stuart Ballantyne, GM of the 2006 IIHF World Junior Championship.  “Hockey Canada and the 2006 World Junior Championship Organizing Committee would like to acknowledge the support of these communities and the host committees of Vernon, Powell River, Chilliwack and Mission for hosting a pre-competition camp for the various participating countries.  We had over 20 committees wanting to host pre-competition training and events, and will be announcing more games and hosting cities in the coming weeks.” 

2006 World Under 20 Pre-CompetitionGame schedule/ticket information:

  • Tuesday, December 20 | CAN – CZE      
    Kelowna Arena (Prospera Place) - 7:00 pm PT
    TICKET ON SALE NOW: (as part of a package) via Select Your Tickets @ (250)762-5050
  • Thursday, December 22 | NOR – USA
    Powell River Recreation Complex - 7:00 pm PT
    Tickets: Can be reserved now. Will go on sale .Call Powell River Recreation Complex Box Office at: (604)485-7550 Attention Lisa Porter for Ticket Info
  • Thursday, December 22 | CAN – RUS
    Kamloops Arena - 7:00 pm PT
    TICKETS ON SALE NOW (as part of a package) via the Interior Savings Centre Box Office at (250)828-3339
  • Thursday, December 22 | CZE – SUI
    Chilliwack Arena (Prospera Centre) - 7:00 pm PT
    Tickets: Call Barry Douglas (604) 795-7300. Ticket go on sale on October 17
  • Friday, December 23 | RUS – SUI
    Vernon Multi-Use facility - 7:00 pm PT
    Tickets: Call Vernon Multi-Use Facility Box Office at (250)542 5623

Teams will train in the following communities in December, prior to the World Junior Championship:

Norway – Powell River
Russia – Vernon
Czech Republic – Chilliwack
Switzerland – Mission (no game only, training camp)


For more information:

André Brin
Director, Communications
Hockey Canada
403-777-4557
abrin@hockeycanada.ca

Francis Dupont
Manager, Media Relations/Communications
Hockey Canada
403-777-4564
fdupont@hockeycanada.ca

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Hockey Canada
403-777-4553
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Hockey Canada
403-284-6427
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Hockey Canada
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