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Bid Guidelines Available for Potential Hosts of 2006 IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship
October 20, 2003

CALGARY, AB – Hockey Canada has made bid guidelines available for Canadian cities interested in hosting the 2006 IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship, Hockey Canada announced on Monday. The 2006 IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship will be hosted by Canada, and will run from late December 2005 through early January 2006.

In September, Hockey Canada was awarded the right to host the 2006 IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship by the IIHF at its semi-annual congress meetings in Greece. The selected Canadian host city/site is expected to receive final approval at the IIHF Congress in May 2004.

The tentative bid process timelines are as follows:

Now available Bid guidelines made available by Hockey Canada (

Conference call with Bid applicants with Site Selection Committee

Letter of Intent for Bid Submission

Conference call with Bid applicants with Site Selection Committee

Submission of Bid Presentations

In-person Bid Presentation

Hockey Canada’s Board of Directors determines site for 2006 IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship

Canada has hosted the IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship six times: 2002 (Halifax, NS), 1999 (Winnipeg, MB), 1995 (Red Deer, AB), 1991 (Saskatoon, SK), 1986 (Hamilton, ON), 1978 (Montreal, QC)

The IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship will be hosted by Finland this year (Helsinki, Hameenlinna) and by the USA (Grand Forks, North Dakota) in 2005.

For any additional information on the bid guidelines, contact Scott Smith, Vice-president, Business Operations with Hockey Canada at 403-777-4584.

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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