2015 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships

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2015 IIHF World Junior Championship
2015 WJHC logo.png
Tournament details
Host country Canada
DatesDecember 26 – January 5
Teams10
Venue(s)Air Canada Centre, Toronto
Bell Centre, Montreal (in 2 host cities)
2014
2016
 
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2015 IIHF World Junior Championship
2015 WJHC logo.png
Tournament details
Host country Canada
DatesDecember 26 – January 5
Teams10
Venue(s)Air Canada Centre, Toronto
Bell Centre, Montreal (in 2 host cities)
2014
2016

The 2015 IIHF World Junior Championship will be the 39th World Junior Ice Hockey Championship. It will be co-hosted in Toronto, Ontario and Montréal, Quebec, Canada.[1] It begins on December 26, 2014, and will end with the gold medal game being played on January 5, 2015. This marks the 11th time that Canada has hosted the WJHC, and the first time that Toronto has hosted it. Montreal last hosted the 1978 edition,[2] which was the first time that it hosted the tournament.[3]

Montreal will host one Team Canada pre-tournament game, 10 preliminary round games, and two quarter-finals. Toronto will host one Team Canada pre-tournament game, 10 preliminary round games, two quarter-finals, both semifinals, relegation round games, and the bronze medal and gold medal games. Toronto and Montreal will also host the 2017 edition.[2] All the games in Montreal will be played at the Bell Centre.[3] The event will be organized by Hockey Canada, Hockey Quebec, Ontario Hockey Federation, Montreal Canadiens, Maple Leafs Sports and Entertainment and Evenko.[4] Montreal and Quebec will provide C$1 million and C$2 million in funding, respectively, for both the 2015 and 2017 editions.[3] Other times that Canada has hosted the WJHC recently have resulted in sold out games.[3]

Venues[edit]

Air Canada Centre
Capacity: 19,746
Bell Centre
Capacity: 21,273
ACC on Bay St and CN Tower.JPGCentreBell.jpg
 CanadaToronto CanadaMontreal

Qualified Teams[edit]

Top Division[edit]

Group A[edit]

 Finland
 Canada (Host)
 United States
 Slovakia
 Germany

Group B[edit]

 Sweden
 Russia
 Czech Republic
  Switzerland
 Denmark (Promoted from Division I A)

Division I[edit]

Group A[edit]

 Austria
 Belarus
 Italy (Promoted from Division I B)
 Latvia
 Slovenia
 Norway (Relegated from Elite Division)

Group B[edit]

 France
 Great Britain
 Hungary (Promoted from Division II A)
 Kazakhstan
 Poland (Relegated from Division I A)
 Ukraine

Division II[edit]

Group A[edit]

 Estonia
 Japan (Relegated from Division I B)
 Lithuania
 Netherlands
 Romania
 South Korea (Promoted from Division II B)

Group B[edit]

 Australia
 Belgium (promoted from Division III)
 Croatia (relegated from Division II A)
 Iceland
 Serbia
 Spain

Division III[edit]

 China (relegated from Division II B)
 Mexico
 New Zealand
 South Africa
 Turkey

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Canada to host more tourneys". International Ice Hockey Federation. May 9, 2010. Retrieved January 5, 2011. 
  2. ^ a b CTV News, "Montreal and Toronto to host 2015, 2017 world junior championships", Canadian Press, June 20, 2013
  3. ^ a b c d The Gazette (Montreal), "World Junior Championship is coming to town", Brenda Branswell, June 20, 2013
  4. ^ IIHF, "Heading to hockey’s meccas", June 20, 2013

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