All Ten World Junior Championship Teams Arriving in British Columbia for Next Two Weeks; Preliminary Rosters and Team Schedules Available Now
December 17, 2005

VANCOUVER, BC – All ten countries participating in the 2006 IIHF World Junior Championship will be arriving into various British Columbia communities holding training camps and playing in a total of ten pre-competition games from December 17-24th.

All ten teams make their way to Canada next week to prepare for the 2006 World Juniors, Dec. 26-Jan. 5th in Vancouver, Kamloops and Kelowna, British Columbia.

(Note: rosters will not be classified as ‘final’ until December 25th, as per IIHF rules)


CANADA Chase/Kamloops  vs. CZE (Kelowna, Dec. 20th);
vs. RUS (Kamloops, Dec. 22nd)
CZECH REPUBLIC Chilliwack vs. CAN (Kelowna, Dec. 20th);
vs. SUI (Chilliwack, Dec. 22nd)
FINLAND Burnaby vs. LAT (Burnaby, Dec. 21st);
vs. SVK (North Delta, Dec. 23rd)
LATVIA New Westminster vs. FIN (Burnaby, Dec. 21st);
vs. SVK (New Westminster, Dec. 22nd)
NORWAY Powell River  vs. FIN (Burnaby, Dec. 21st);
vs. SVK (New Westminster, Dec. 22nd)
RUSSIA Vernon vs. CAN (Kamloops, Dec. 22nd);
vs. SUI (Vernon, Dec. 23rd)
SLOVAKIA Coquitlam/ Ladner vs. LAT (New Westminster, Dec. 22nd);
vs. FIN (North Delta, Dec. 23rd)
SWEDEN Victoria vs. USA (Victoria, Dec. 21st);
vs. NOR (Victoria, Dec. 23rd)
SWITZERLAND Mission vs. CZE (Chilliwack, Dec. 22nd);
vs. RUS (Vernon, Dec. 23rd)
USA Victoria vs. SWE (Victoria, Dec. 21st);
vs. NOR (Powell River, Dec. 22nd)

Tickets for the pre-competition games are still available and on sale now.

For more information on the 2006 IIHF World Junior Championship, go to

For more information:

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


Esther Madziya
Coordinator, Media Relations
Hockey Canada


Morgan Bell
Coordinator, Media Relations
Hockey Canada


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