CALGARY, Alta. – Excitement continues to build with the 2019 IIHF World Junior Championship less than two months away; today, Hockey Canada and presenting partner Lordco Auto Parts announced the pre-tournament schedule for the Lordco Road to the World Juniors.
Nine communities across British Columbia will play host to all 10 competing teams during 12 pre-tournament games from Dec. 18-23, before the puck officially drops Boxing Day on the 2019 IIHF World Junior Championship in Vancouver and Victoria.
“As a business with deep roots across B.C., Lordco is proud to support an event that brings players and fans together through the pride and dedication in our national winter sport,” said Sarah Durant, vice-president of marketing with Lordco. “This partnership reflects our connection with Canada’s love of hockey as well as our commitment to supporting communities throughout the province. We are very excited to be working with Hockey Canada to deliver the Lordco Road to the World Juniors.”
LORDCO ROAD TO THE WORLD JUNIORS SCHEDULE
Dec. 18, 2018 | Russia vs. Sweden | Prospera Place | Kelowna
Dec. 19, 2018 | Kazakhstan vs. Alberni Valley (BCHL) | Weyerhauser Arena | Port Alberni
Dec. 19, 2018 | Czech Republic vs. Slovakia | Frank Crane Arena | Nanaimo
Dec. 19, 2018 | Denmark vs. Finland | Langley Events Centre | Langley
Dec. 19, 2018 | Canada vs. Switzerland | Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre | Victoria
Dec. 20, 2018 | Russia vs. United States | Sandman Centre | Kamloops
Dec. 21, 2018 | Kazakhstan vs. Switzerland | Weyerhauser Arena | Port Alberni
Dec. 21, 2018 | Canada vs. Slovakia | Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre | Victoria
Dec. 22, 2018 | Denmark vs. Sweden | Prospera Centre | Chilliwack
Dec. 22, 2018 | United States vs. Czech Republic | Langley Events Centre | Langley
Dec. 23, 2018 | Switzerland vs. Russia | Bill Copeland Arena | Burnaby
Dec. 23, 2018 | Canada vs. Finland | Rogers Arena | Vancouver
“The 2019 IIHF World Junior Championship is fortunate to have Lordco Auto Parts on board as title sponsor of the Road to the World Juniors,” said tournament director Riley Wiwchar. “The support and involvement from our sponsors, like Lordco, ensures that we’re able to deliver this unique event to communities throughout B.C., while also showcasing the future stars of the game to fans around the world. We look forward to our partnership with Lordco through the pre-tournament games and during the tournament.”
“This series of exhibition games will give thousands of British Columbians the opportunity to see top notch international junior hockey in their home communities,” said Lisa Beare, minister of tourism, arts and culture. “The Province of British Columbia is committed to hosting events like these to help inspire more people to get physically active and to boost local businesses.”
Fans can also show their pride this December with a number of ticket options to help them REPRESENT in Vancouver, including single-game tickets which are now available. A limited quantity of full-event ticket packages are available for purchase in Vancouver and Victoria, along with nine- and 10-game ticket pack options available at HockeyCanada.ca/Tickets.
For more information on Hockey Canada, Canada’s National Junior Team and the 2019 IIHF World Junior Championship, please visit HockeyCanada.ca, or follow along through social media on Facebook, Twitter and #WorldJuniors.
About Lordco Parts Ltd.
A family owned and operated business since 1974, Lordco Parts Ltd., began with a single store in Maple Ridge, B.C., and has grown to now operate more than 100 locations throughout the province. Lordco has grown to become the largest privately-held automotive parts distributors in Canada and maintains its mission to provide customers with the highest quality name-brand products supported by superior service and parts knowledge. With seven distribution centres, Lordco stores can quickly and easily access over 500,000 stock units of inventory to best serve their customers.