• SHARE:
  • email
  • Bookmark and Share

Toronto, Montreal to host 2015 and 2017 world junior championships

As first reported by thn.com, multiple sources have confirmed that the 2015 and 2017 World Junior Championships will be held in Canada’s two largest cities.

Hockey Canada is expected to announce Thursday that Toronto and Montreal will co-host the 2015 and ’17 tournaments, the next two times the event will be held in Canada. According to sources, the cities will co-host both tournaments, with Toronto getting the medal round and gold medal game in 2015 and Montreal getting the medal round and gold medal game in 2017.

Despite the fact major junior hockey has failed in both cities and the suburbs of both cities multiple times, there’s little doubt the event will be an enormous boon for the finances of Hockey Canada and the Canadian Hockey League. When the tournament was last held in Canada in 2012, the cities of Calgary and Edmonton turned a $22 million profit on the tournament and $15 million was cleared when it was held in Saskatoon and Regina in 2010.

It’s certainly not out of the realm of possibility that the Toronto-Montreal tournaments could turn profits of more than $30 million.

Despite being Canada’s largest city, Toronto has never before hosted a World Junior Championship, but the tournament was held in nearby Hamilton in 1986. Montreal last held the event in 1978. Both venues have a number of satellite rinks that could be used for preliminary games as well.

The medal round games will be held at the Air Canada Centre and Bell Centre, respectively. The 2014 tournament is scheduled for Malmo, Sweden.

More Stories

Montreal Canadiens hire Lacroix, Ramage to coaching staff

MONTREAL - The Montreal Canadiens hired Dan Lacroix as assistant coach and Rob Ramage as player...

Sabres acquire D Josh Gorges in trade with Canadiens; Montreal signs D Gilbert to 2-year deal

BUFFALO, N.Y. - The Buffalo Sabres have acquired defenceman Josh Gorges in a trade with the...

Montreal Canadiens sign forward Dale Weise to a two-year contract

MONTREAL - The Canadiens have agreed to terms with forward Dale Weise on a two-year contract...

Montreal Canadiens sign Michel Therrien to four-year contract extension

MONTREAL - The Montreal Canadiens wasted no time locking up the head coach who has led them to...
blog comments powered by Disqus

THN on Twitter

If the NHL expanded into one market, where should it go?








Contests

Our Partners