He spent nine years as manager of Hockey Canada’s Quebec Centre of Excellence, and played a role when Quebec City co-hosted the 2008 IIHF World Championship. Now Sacha Vaillancourt’s love of hockey has brought him back to the game.
Three league champions have joined the host London Knights for the 2014 MasterCard Memorial Cup, and the four teams chasing a national title include a number of hopefuls for the 2015 IIHF World Junior Championship.
As the Calgary-based volunteer coordinator for the 2012 IIHF World Junior Championship, Kathy Brennan helped her city welcome the best young hockey players in the world. In return, she got memories to last a lifetime.
As the NHL playoffs get underway and the chase for the Stanley Cup begins, players are equally as likely to line up against former IIHF World Junior Championship teammates as they are to share the puck with former World Juniors opponents.
Two Team Canada alumni and five players who helped Finland win gold at the 2014 IIHF World Junior Championship in Malmö are among the 395 players listed in the final rankings from NHL Central Scouting ahead of the 2014 NHL Entry Draft.
How does two Montreal ticket packages, round-trip airfare, seven nights accommodations, two Team Canada jerseys and $500 sound? Enter to win the ultimate 2015 IIHF World Junior Championship prize pack and it could all be yours!
Where were you on New Year’s Day 1986? That’s the day Canada’s National Junior Team played its only official IIHF World Junior Championship game in Toronto, taking to the ice at historic Maple Leaf Gardens to take on Finland.
The IIHF World Junior Championship came to Canada for the first time in 1978, with Montreal - and the fabled Forum - playing host to future stars like Fetisov, Stastny, Naslund and a 16-year-old named Gretzky, who left quite an impression.