EDMONTON/RED DEER - Following the December 18 announcement that the Lordco Road to the World Juniors schedule was being amended, Hockey Canada has finalized a new pre-tournament schedule in advance of the 2022 IIHF World Junior Championship.
Edmonton and Red Deer will play host to five pre-tournament games on Dec. 23 featuring all 10 competing teams. The new schedule includes a Canada-Russia match-up and last year’s gold medallists taking on the 2021 bronze winners.
“Although the Lordco Road to the World Juniors includes less games than originally anticipated, we are thrilled to unveil the updated pre-tournament schedule and provide the competing teams with an opportunity to play in advance of the World Juniors,” said Dean McIntosh, vice-president of events and properties with Hockey Canada. “With five exciting games scheduled for Edmonton and Red Deer, we look forward to the teams hitting the ice in both communities and getting the World Juniors festivities underway.
The amendment to the schedule resulted in the cancellation of two Lordco Road to the World Juniors games at the Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre on December 20 and 21. For those who purchased tickets, you will be contacted by email with the ticket refund process. You will receive a full refund for your tickets (including service fees) for the December 20 and 21 games as well as the three-game pack ticket holders. All refunds will be processed by 3 P.M. on December 21 and will take 3-5 days to appear back on your credit card. All refund inquiries can be directed to Danielle Kraichy, Manager, Markerting & Communications at [email protected].
The pre-competition game between Czechia and Switzerland on Thursday, December 23 at 5 p.m. at the Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre will go on as originally scheduled. Tickets for the game are $10 each, and can be purchased here.
LORDCO ROAD TO THE WORLD JUNIORS SCHEDULE:
Dec. 23 | Finland vs. United States | 12 p.m. MT | Rogers Place | Edmonton
Dec. 23 | Slovakia vs. Germany | 2 p.m. MT | Peavey Mart Centrium | Red Deer
Dec. 23 | Russia vs. Canada | 5 p.m. MT | Rogers Place | Edmonton
Dec. 23 | Czechia vs. Switzerland | 5 p.m. MT | Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre | Red Deer - TICKETS >
Dec. 23 | Austria vs. Sweden | 7 p.m. MT | Peavey Mart Centrium | Red Deer
Red Deer ticket package holders will receive an email from Tickets Alberta regarding the Team Canada pre-tournament games that were cancelled as a result of the schedule change. All Red Deer ticket package holders will receive tickets to both pre-tournament games at the Peavey Mart Centrium, and single-game ticket holders will be contacted regarding next steps.
The 2022 IIHF World Junior Championship kicks off on Boxing Day with two games in both Edmonton and Red Deer, including Canada opening its tournament against Czechia at Rogers Place. Preliminary-round action wraps up on New Year’s Eve, while the bronze
For more information from the 2022 IIHF World Junior Championship, please visit the official tournament website at 2022.worldjuniors.hockey.