Event Manager Announced for 2003 IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship in Halifax
September 27, 2001

Halifax, Nova Scotia - The Canadian Hockey Association announced Thursday the appointment of Chris Larsen as Event Manager of the IIHF 2003 World Junior Hockey Championship, being held in Halifax December 26, 2002 - January 5, 2003.

Well-known to the Halifax business and sporting communities, Larsen brings to the position a background in sales, marketing and event management. Most recently, he has been working in marketing as President and Owner of Larsen Marketing Solutions.

Larsen was Director of Sales, Atlantic Canada with Canada Post Corporation for five years and held the position of Director of Sales, Atlantic Canada with Canadian Airlines for twelve years.

Larsen is also the Chair, Host Committee for the 2002 Royal Bank Cup, Junior "A" hockey's National Championship, that will be held in Halifax May 4 .

Larsen will be based in Halifax for this position.

"We are very pleased to have Chris Larsen as part of our staff for the 2003 World Junior Championship," said Bob Nicholson, President, Canadian Hockey Association. "Chris will work closely with the business and sporting communities in Halifax, as well as with the numerous sponsors, staff and volunteers. He will bring together the many logistics needed to make the World Juniors a world-class event in 2003."

"Since Halifax was chosen to host the World Junior Hockey Championship last December, we've all been working hard," said Fred MacGillivray, Chair of the Host Committee for the 2003 World Junior Hockey Championship. "We're really looking forward to working with Chris to make this the greatest sporting event Halifax and the Province of Nova Scotia has ever seen!"

For more information:

Lisa Dornan
Director, Communications
Hockey Canada
403-777-4557 / 403-510-7046 (mobile)

Francis Dupont
Manager, Media Relations/Communications
Hockey Canada

Morgan Bell
Coordinator, Media Relations
Hockey Canada
Esther Madziya
Coordinator, Media Relations
Hockey Canada
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