BC to host the 2019 IIHF World Junior Championship
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Hockey Canada, on behalf of the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF), has announced the 2019 IIHF World Junior Championship will return to British Columbia. The Site Selection Committee awarded the tournament to the Province of BC and BC Hockey in a live press conference from Rogers Arena in Vancouver.
The 2019 World Juniors will mark the 13th time that Canada hosts the event and the second for the province. The tournament will be co-hosted by Vancouver and Victoria starting on Dec. 26, 2018, with the championship final game taking place at Rogers Arena in Vancouver on Jan. 5, 2019.
To support the event, the Government of BC has committed .3 million, with 0,000 directed specifically to legacy initiatives, which will put proceeds back into supporting hockey at all levels throughout the province.