CALGARY, AB – Canada's 2006 National Junior team has confirmed its selection camp and pre-competition details and locations in preparation for the 2006 IIHF World Junior Championship taking place in Kamloops, Kelowna and Vancouver, British Columbia from December 26-January 5th, 2006.
Team Canada’s selection camp will take place at the Pacific Coliseum in Vancouver from December 11th to 16th. All morning practices are open to the public free of charge. Tickets for the December 13th and 14th intersquad games, as well as the game versus the University of British Columbia Men’s Team on December 15th are $15.00 plus service charges and will go on sale Saturday, November 12th. Tickets are available at the Pacific Coliseum Box Office two hours prior to game time or in advance at TicketMaster at (604) 280-4400 or online at www.ticketmaster.ca. As a special bonus for students wanting to cheer on their team, tickets to the December 15th Team Canada versus UBC game will be $10.00 for current UBC students only.
Team Canada’s selection camp roster will be announced by Hockey Canada in early December.
Canada will open the 2006 IIHF World Junior Championship on Monday, December 26th at 16:00 (local) versus Finland. All of Canada’s games at the World Junior Championship, beginning Dec. 26th, will be broadcast LIVE by TSN/RDS and on the FAN radio network.
“We are really looking forward to spending our first few days as a team in Chase and Kamloops, BC for our pre-competition camp,” said Blair Mackasey, Director, Program of Excellence with Hockey Canada. “Both communities have already been very accommodating, and we know that we will be getting a great welcome, and that their love of hockey will be front and center.”
NOTE – All practice times are subject to change
|TEAM CANADA’S SELECTION
(DEC 11-16 – Vancouver, BC – Pacific Coliseum):
|Dec. 11||All Day||Player Arrivals||Vancouver, BC|
|TBD||Media availability with players and coaches - TBD||Vancouver, BC – Pacific Coliseum|
|Dec. 12||9:30||TEAM RED Practice||Vancouver, BC – Pacific Coliseum|
|11:15||TEAM WHITE Practice||Vancouver, BC – Pacific Coliseum|
|16:00||TEAM RED Practice||Vancouver, BC – Pacific Coliseum|
|17:45||TEAM WHITE Practice||Vancouver, BC – Pacific Coliseum|
|Dec. 13||9:30||TEAM WHITE Practice||Vancouver, BC – Pacific Coliseum|
|10:45||TEAM RED Practice||Vancouver, BC – Pacific Coliseum|
|18:00||Intersquad Game #1||Vancouver, BC – Pacific Coliseum|
|Dec. 14||9:30||TEAM RED Practice||Vancouver, BC – Pacific Coliseum|
|10:45||TEAM WHITE Practice||Vancouver, BC – Pacific Coliseum|
|18:00||Intersquad Game #2||Vancouver, BC – Pacific Coliseum|
|Dec. 15||18:00||CAN vs Univ. of BC||Vancouver, BC – Pacific Coliseum|
|Dec. 16||TBD||Media availability with team||Vancouver, BC – TBD|
After the conclusion of Canada’s selection camp, the team will travel to Chase, BC (approximately 30 minutes outside of Kamloops, BC – East on HWY 1) for a pre-competition camp. Media availability during the Chase pre-competition portion (Dec. 17-19th) will be limited. All practices in Chase and Kamloops are open to the public, free of charge.
|PRE-COMPETITION CAMP (DEC 17-23)|
|Dec. 17||10:00||CAN Practice||Chase, BC – Art Holding Memorial Arena|
|16:00||CAN Practice||Chase, BC – Art Holding Memorial Arena|
|Dec. 18||10:00||CAN Practice||Chase, BC – Art Holding Memorial Arena|
|15:30||CAN Practice||Chase, BC – Art Holding Memorial Arena|
|Dec. 19||11:00||CAN Practice||Chase, BC – Art Holding Memorial Arena|
|Dec 20||10:30||Pre-game skate||Kamloops, BC – Interior Saving Centre|
|19:00||CAN vs CZE||Kelowna, BC – Prospera Place|
|Dec 21||11:30||CAN Practice||Kamloops, BC – Interior Saving Centre|
|Dec 22||10:30||Pre-game skate||Kamloops, BC – Interior Saving Centre|
|19:00||CAN vs RUS||Kamloops, BC – Interior Saving Centre|
|Dec 23||9:00||CAN Practice||Kamloops, BC – Interior Saving Centre|
|Depart in afternoon for Vancouver|
Five game ticket packages for the World Junior Championship games in Kamloops and Kelowna, including both of Canada’s pre-competition games, are on sale now and still available for purchase. For games in Kamloops contact Ticketmaster at 250-828-3339 and for the Kelowna package contact Select Your Tickets at 250-762-5050.
MEDIA HOTEL INFORMATION – Selection camp and pre-competition schedule:
The following hotels have been identified as official media hotels for the 2006 IIHF World Junior Championship and for Canada’s selection camp and pre-competition schedule. Media should book rooms directly with the hotel prior to November 15th:
|Pan Pacific Hotel||Manteo Resort||Executive Inn|
|309-999 Canada Place||3762 Lakeshore Road||540 Victoria Street|
|Media Rate: $110/night||Media Rate: $90/night||Media Rate: $70/night|
|(604) 662-8111||(250) 860-1031||1-888-388-3932|
|For more information:|
Lisa Dornan Director, Communications Hockey Canada 403-777-4557 / 403-510-7046 (mobile) firstname.lastname@example.org
Francis Dupont Manager, Media Relations/Communications Hockey Canada 403-777-4564 email@example.com
|Morgan Bell Coordinator, Media Relations Hockey Canada 403-284-6427 firstname.lastname@example.org||Esther Madziya Coordinator, Media Relations Hockey Canada 403-284-6484 email@example.com|