CALGARY, AB – Hockey Canada announced Friday that it has opened the bid process that will determine the host cities for Hockey Canada events taking place during the 2008-09 season.
More than 82,000 fans attended Hockey Canada events in 2005/06, held from coast-to-coast from Sydney, NS to Powell River, BC. As well, more than 600,000 people watched Hockey Canada events on TSN/RDS, the official broadcaster of Hockey Canada.
Bid guidelines are currently available for the following Hockey Canada events:
2008 National Women’s Under-18 Championship
2008 World Junior A Challenge
2009 World Under-17 Challenge
2009 Esso Women’s Nationals
2009 TELUS Cup (regional rotation – 2009 Western: SHA, Hockey Manitoba, Hockey Northwestern Ontario)
Hockey Canada is holding a number of events during the 2007-08 season:
2007 National Women’s Under-18 Championship – Kitchener, ON
2007 World Junior A Challenge – Trail/Nelson, BC
2008 World Under-17 Challenge – London, ON
2008 Esso Women’s Nationals – Charlottetown, PE
2008 TELUS Cup – Arnprior, ON
2008 RBC Royal Bank Cup – Cornwall, ON