CALGARY – Hockey Canada and the 2006 IIHF World Junior Championship Organizing Committee announced on Wednesday the final series of pre-competition games that will take place in British Columbia. With the addition of the five games announced on Wednesday, a total of 10 pre-competition games will take place in nine different communities across British Columbia in December in advance of the 2006 IIHF World Junior Championship.
Five pre-competition games that were announced on Wednesday will take place in Burnaby, Delta, New Westminster and Victoria, adding to the games in the previously announced locations of Kelowna, Powell River, Kamloops, Chilliwack and Vernon.
All 10 countries participating at the World U-20 Championship are now confirmed to be hosting their pre-competition camps and games in British Columbia in December.
“We are happy to have the participation of all ten teams in the pre-competition camps and games” said Stuart Ballantyne, GM of the 2006 IIHF World Junior Championship. “It is a privilege for us to have the support of the communities throughout British Columbia and we are looking forward to working with them to host a great pre-competition schedule leading up to the 2006 World Junior Hockey Championship beginning December 26.”
2006 World Under 20 Pre-CompetitionGame schedule/ticket information:
Teams will train in the following communities in December, prior to the World Junior Championship:
Czech Republic – Chilliwack
Finland – Burnaby
Latvia – New Westminster
Norway – Powell River
Russia – Vernon
Slovakia – Ladner/Delta
Sweden – Victoria
Switzerland – Mission (no game, training camp only)
USA – Victoria
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