VICTORIA & VANCOUVER TO CO-HOST 2019 IIHF WORLD JUNIOR HOCKEY CHAMPIONSHIPS
For Immediate Release
Friday, December 8, 2017
Victoria, BC- Hockey Canada, in partnership with the Canadian Hockey League (CHL), has awarded the 43rd edition of the international tournament to BC Hockey and the province of British Columbia, to be co-hosted in the cities of Victoria and Vancouver at the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre and Rogers Arena respectively.
The 2019 World Juniors will be co-hosted at the home of the WHL’s Victoria Royals, and at the Rogers Arena in Vancouver. Regional economic impact studies of the 2015 IIHF World Junior Championship estimated the financial spinoff for the host-communities to top $80 million.
“It is a great day for hockey on both Vancouver Island and for all of British Columbia,” President and CEO of GSL Group Graham Lee said. “When we began to look at developing an arena in Victoria, in the early 2000’s, our goal was to bring world class events here because we knew Victoria is such a great host city. We are so glad for the city that we were able to help bring this world class hockey event here.”
Full Event Ticket Packages are on sale now at www.selectyourtickets.com. An inventory of great seats remain available, and full event ticket packages in both cities are available at a variety of price-points.
The Victoria Full Pack includes 14 games: Two Team Canada pre-competition games, 10 preliminary round games, and two quarter-final games. The ticket pack range from $353 for corners/ends, to $534 for sides and $634 for club seats. The final game schedule will be available after the 2018 World Junior Championship concludes in Buffalo, New York.
“To be a co-host of the World Junior Hockey Championships will allow the world to once again see and experience what an amazing city Victoria is,” Dave Dakers President of RG Sports and Entertainment said. “The tournament itself will be a boon to the tourism industry and there will be a positive impact for years to come.”
Hockey Canada has operated the IIHF World Junior Championship 12 times in the tournament’s 40-year history, most recently in 2017 in Montreal and Toronto.
“This selection as a co-host is great recognition of the passion we have for hockey in Victoria, and of this community’s dedication and support for the Royals,” Victoria Royals’ President and General Manager Cameron Hope said. “Fans at Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre will be treated to the highest calibre of junior hockey in the world.”
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 26, 2018
(REMAINING DATES TBD)
SAVE-ON-FOODS MEMORIAL CENTRE VICTORIA, BC
TICKETS ON SALE NOW
Tickets available at: www.selectyourtickets.com
Charge by Phone 250-220-7777
Tickets also available at Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre Box Office
Tickets (incl. GST) $353.00, $534.00, $634.00
(Plus Service charges)
**RESERVED SEATING / ALL AGES**