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The 2012 IIHF World Junior Championship is officially underway, with all 10 teams now on the ground in Alberta
December 19, 2011


CALGARY - The 2012 IIHF World Junior Championship is officially underway, with all 10 teams now on the ground in Alberta.

The Canadian Pacific Pre-Competition Schedule starts tonight with Canada vs. Finland at 7 p.m. at the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary. Team Canada will wear its new 30th anniversary jersey. The video for Paul Brandt's "I Was There", the official theme song of the 2012 WJC, will also make its debut at the game. Tickets are still available at

The Hockey Alberta World Hockey Tour, presented by RBC Play Hockey, also continues with on-ice activities and interactive displays at a variety of pre-competition game locations.

Fans in Edmonton and Calgary can catch the excitement at outdoor rallies sponsored by TELUS:

    Calgary TELUS House     
    411 - 1st Street S.E.     
    On the corner of 5th Ave & 1st Street S.E.
    Starts at 3:00 p.m.

In attendance: 
·        Hockey Canada/WJC OC Representative - Scott Smith, Chief Operating Officer 
·        Canadian National Junior Team Alumni - Scott McCrady (1988, also a TELUS Employee) and Gord Sherven (1983)     

    Edmonton TELUS House     
    10020 - 100 Street     
    Between the North and South Towers     
    Starts at 3:00 p.m.     

In attendance: 
·        Hockey Canada/WJC OC Representative - Lyle Best, Edmonton Chair of the 2012 IIHF World Junior Championship 
·        Canadian National Junior Team Alumni - Chris Joseph (1987 & 1988) and Rob Brown (1988)

For more information:

André Brin
Director, Communications
Hockey Canada

Francis Dupont
Manager, Media Relations/Communications
Hockey Canada

Jason LaRose
Manager, Content Services
Hockey Canada

Kristen Lipscombe
Coordinator, Communications
Hockey Canada

Keegan Goodrich
Coordinator, Media
Hockey Canada

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