Toronto and Montreal host committees unveiled for 2015 IIHF World Junior Championship
Volunteer registration to begin next month
February 11, 2014

TORONTO, Ont./MONTREAL, Que. – Hockey Canada announced Tuesday the members of the host committees in Toronto and Montreal for the 2015 IIHF World Junior Championship, scheduled for Dec. 26, 2014 to Jan. 5, 2015 in Canada’s two largest cities.

The host committee members will work with executive director Pat McEleney, general managers Darryl Boynton (Toronto) and Marie-Christine Boucher (Montreal), and their respective teams in each city.

Venue Operations – Duncan Stauth (Oshawa Generals)
Logistics – Bob Singleton
Media – Pat Park (Toronto Maple Leafs)
Hospitality and Protocol – Scott Simmons (Golf Canada)
Volunteers – Sam Ciccolini (Masters Insurance)
Special Events – Elliott Kerr (Mississauga Steelheads)
Hockey Development – Tony Foresi (Ontario Hockey Federation)

Venue Operations – Patrick Boivin (Concordia University)
Logistics – Laurier Thériault (Sport Excellence Montréal)
Media – Paul Wilson (National Public Relations)
Hospitality and Protocol – René Marcil (past chair, Hockey Canada) and Véronique Poulin (Montreal Canadiens)
Volunteers – Sacha Vaillancourt (BFL CANADA)
Special Events – Marc Verret (Heineken Canada)
Hockey Development – Paul Ménard (Hockey Quebec)

“This is a tremendous group with countless years of experience, and we could not be more pleased that these individuals have agreed to volunteer their time and be a part of the host committees in Toronto and Montreal,” said McEleney. “It’s exciting for us to look ahead at the coming months, and we can’t wait to get to work.”

The next step is to begin recruitment of volunteers for the 2015 IIHF World Junior Championship, which will begin in early March. It’s expected that more than 1,500 volunteers will be needed for the event.

With less than 11 months to go until the first puck drops on Dec. 26, ticket packages are still available at Montreal will host one pre-competition game featuring Canada’s National Junior Team, as well as Canada’s preliminary round group as part of a 12-game package. Group A in Montreal includes Canada, defending gold medalist Finland, Germany, Slovakia and the United States. Ticket packages range in price from $431 to $1,566 for the event. Fans will see Canada play five games in Montreal.

Inventory in Toronto is extremely limited, with only a small amount of packages still remaining. Toronto will host one pre-competition game featuring Canada’s National Junior Team, as well as Group B of preliminary round play and the full medal round, including the gold medal game.

For more information on the 2015 IIHF World Junior Championship, please visit or follow along via social media at or

For more information:

Lisa Dornan
Director, Communications
Hockey Canada
403-777-4557 / 403-510-7046 (mobile)


Morgan Bell
Coordinator, Media Relations
Hockey Canada


Esther Madziya
Coordinator, Media Relations
Hockey Canada


2017 U17: BLU 6 – RED 1 (Game 1)
Aidan Prueter scored twice and added an assist, Joe Caroll had a goal and two helpers and Blue pulled away in the final 18 minutes to open Canada’s national under-17 development camp with a convincing victory over Red.
2017 U17: WHT 3 – GRN 2 SO (Game 2)
Graeme Clarke scored the lone goal in the shootout, Taylor Gauthier turned away all five shooters he faced, and White erased an early deficit to edge Green in extra time at Canada’s national under-17 development camp.
2017 HCF: Hitting the links for hockey
Hitting the links for hockey
2017 HCF: Canadian hockey comes together at gala
A who's-who of hockey, including the Order of Hockey in Canada honourees, members of Canada's gold medal-winning National Sledge Team and Team Canada alumni.