Game on for Learning

The 2009 IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship will take place from December 26, 2008 to January 5, 2009. Direct Energy and the Host Organizing Committee are proud to announce a school program developed to excite students about learning through Canada’s favourite sport – hockey.

The Game On for Learning program was developed by teachers with a passion for hockey and a passion for learning. The program comes complete with lesson plans and exercises available for primary, junior, and intermediate levels, designed with literacy and numeracy learning outcomes for the Ontario educational curriculum. Lesson plans are now available and include these literacy blocks:

  · Interactive Read Aloud
  · Shared Reading Activities
  · Guided Reading
  · Independent Reading
  · Writing Activities


Day One Day One Day One
Day Two Day Two Day Two
Day Three Day Three Day Three
Day Four Day Four Day Four
Day Five Day Five Day Five
Numeracy Unit Numeracy Unit Numeracy Unit
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Teachers enter online for your chance to win tickets to see a 2009 IIHF World Junior Championship game for your class. Five prize packs are up for grabs. Each prize pack contains 60 tickets.

The Contest is open to elementary classrooms that are part of the following school boards:  Ottawa Carleton District School Board; Ottawa Carleton Catholic District School Board; Upper Canada District School Board; Catholic District School board of Eastern Ontario; Conseil des écoles catholiques de langue française du Centre-Est; Conseil de district des écoles publiques de langue française. Each selected eligible entrant must correctly answer a time-limited mathematical skill-testing question. The approximate retail value of each Prize is CDN $600-$1,200, depending on game. The odds of winning depend on the number of entries received. Contest closes on Dec. 5, 2008 at 12:00 am. No purchase necessary. Read the full contest rules and regulations.

Click here to enter. Deadline to enter: Friday, December 5, 2008, at 12:00 a.m.

Teachers and students are encouraged to submit their projects (essays, artwork, etc) to be displayed at the discretion of the Host Organizing Committee.

Projects can mailed to the 2009 IIHF World Junior Championship c/o Hockey Canada 801 King Edward Avenue, Suite N204, Ottawa, ON K1N 6N5. Submissions remain the property of Hockey Canada.


For more information:
Scott Farley Vice President, Marketing Services and Events | Vice président, services de marketing et événements


2009 IIHF World Junior Championship
Dec. 26 CAN 8 - CZE 1 | Preliminary
Dec. 28 KAZ 0 - CAN 15 | Preliminary
Dec. 29 GER 1 - CAN 5 | Preliminary
Dec. 31 CAN 7 - USA 4 | Preliminary
Jan. 3 CAN 6 - RUS 5 (OT) | Semi-Final
Jan. 5 RUS 5 - SVK 2 | Bronze Medal
Jan. 5 CAN 5 - SWE 1 | Gold Medal
Click here for the complete Schedule/Results