With less than a month to go until the first puck drop at the 2012 World Junior A Challenge, the host
committee in Yarmouth, N.S., with the help of Purolator, will host the official kick-off event Oct. 13 at the
Mariners Centre. From 1-5 p.m., fans who purchased full-tournament ticket packages will be able to pick up
Fans are encouraged to help support the local community by dropping off a cash or food donation to the
Purolator teammates stationed at the Mariners Centre entrance. As part of their commitment to supporting
communities where they live, work and play, Purolator will have a truck on-site to collect donations in
support of the Yarmouth Food Bank.
In addition, the kick-off event will serve as the launch of the Paint the Town Red program, which begins
Oct. 15 and encourages local businesses to show their community pride as Yarmouth welcomes hundreds of
players, coaches, parents, scouts and fans for the 2012 World Junior A Challenge.
For $400, businesses receive a Paint the Town Red window decal, World Junior A Challenge window and floor
decals, event poster, schedule poster and yard sign, along with two Paint the Town Red t-shirts and two
six-game ticket packages. The package also includes 10 tickets donated to local schools in the business’ name
as part of the World Junior A Challenge school program.
Full-tournament, 13-game ticket packages for the 2012 World Junior A Challenge are on sale for only $199
(plus applicable fees). All full-tournament packages, including those previously purchased, include a
complementary ticket to the second CJHL Prospects Game on Nov. 11 at the Mariners Centre in Yarmouth.
To purchase tickets, CLICK HERE.
Since the first World Junior A Challenge in 2006 in Yorkton and Humboldt, Sask., more than 100 NHL draft
picks have played in the tournament, including 18 first-round selections:
- Beau Bennett – Pittsburgh 2010 (20th overall) | United States, 2009
- Alexander Burmistrov – Atlanta 2010 (8th overall) | Russia, 2008
- Joe Colborne – Boston 2008 (16th overall) | Canada West, 2007
- Nikita Filatov – Columbus 2008 (6th overall) | Russia, 2007
- Mikhail Grigorenko – Buffalo 2012 (12th overall) | Russia, 2010
- Dmitri Kulikov – Florida 2009 (14th overall) | Russia, 2007
- Evgeny Kuznetsov – Washington 2010 (26th overall) | Russia, 2008
- Hampus Lindholm – Anaheim 2012 (6th overall) | Russia, 2011
- John Moore – Columbus 2009 (21st overall) | United States, 2008
- Vladislav Namestnikov – Tampa Bay 2011 (27th overall) | Russia, 2009
- Riley Nash – Edmonton 2007 (21st overall) | Canada West, 2006
- Dylan Olsen – Chicago 2009 (28th overall) | Canada West, 2008
- Jordan Schmaltz – St. Louis 2012 (25th overall) | United States, 2010/2011
- Jaden Schwartz – St. Louis 2010 (14th overall) | Canada West, 2008
- Brendan Smith – Detroit 2007 (27th overall) | Canada East, 2006
- Kyle Turris – Phoenix 2007 (3rd overall) | Canada West, 2006
- Andrei Vasilevski – Tampa Bay 2012 (19th overall) | Russia, 2011
- Nail Yakupov – Edmonton 2012 (1st overall) | Russia, 2009
Every gold medal game at the World Junior A Challenge has featured at least one Canadian team. Canada West
won gold at the first two tournaments, in 20, before taking the top prize last year in Langley,
B.C.; it also earned silver in 20. Canada East was silver medallist in 2006, 2007, 20,
and claimed bronze in 2008.
For more information on the 2012 World Junior A Challenge, please visit www.hockeycanada.ca/wjac or follow along via social media at
www.facebook.com/wjrac or www.twitter.com/hc_wjac.
Purolator is Canada’s leading integrated freight and parcel solutions provider. Celebrating 50 years of
delivering Canada, the company continues to expand its reach to more people, more businesses and more places
across the country and around the world. Purolator is proud of its Canadian heritage and is positioning
itself for future growth and success. As the recipient of the Logistics Quarterly Third-Party Logistics
Sustainability Award, Purolator is growing globally in a sustainable manner while contributing to the
well-being of the communities where its over 12,000 teammates live, work and play.