Hockey Canada and the Canadian Hockey League have announced that the 2015 and 2017 IIHF World Junior Championship will take place in Montreal and Toronto. This will be the 11th and 12th time that Canada has hosted the event. This will be a first for Toronto and the second time for Montreal who hosted the Juniors in 1978.
In 2015 Toronto will be the site for the medal rounds, and in 2017, Montreal will get their second take at this great event. Each Championship will consist of 32 teams and 10 qualifying countries. The schedule will be released in 2014 some time.
It is estimated that the events will each pull $86 million on their own. Calgary and Edmonton recently set the record for the largest attendance at a IIHF game with over 444,000 fans in attendance.
Tickets are currently unavailable for purchase, but sooner rather than later they will be released to the public. This is a large event that will surely bring a city together for a great spectacle of youth hockey full of tomorrow’s NHL superstars, like Derek Stepan who lead the U.S. to the 2010 gold medal.