2015 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships
|Dates||December 26 – January 5|
|Venue(s)||Air Canada Centre, Toronto
Bell Centre, Montreal (in 2 host cities)
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. 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, which was the first time that it hosted the tournament.
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. All the games in Montreal will be played at the Bell Centre. The event will be organized by Hockey Canada, Hockey Quebec, Ontario Hockey Federation, Montreal Canadiens, Maple Leafs Sports and Entertainment and Evenko. Montreal and Quebec will provide C$1 million and C$2 million in funding, respectively, for both the 2015 and 2017 editions. Other times that Canada has hosted the WJHC recently have resulted in sold out games.
|Air Canada Centre
|Canada – Toronto||Canada – Montreal|
- "Canada to host more tourneys". International Ice Hockey Federation. May 9, 2010. Retrieved January 5, 2011.
- CTV News, "Montreal and Toronto to host 2015, 2017 world junior championships", Canadian Press, June 20, 2013
- The Gazette (Montreal), "World Junior Championship is coming to town", Brenda Branswell, June 20, 2013
- IIHF, "Heading to hockey’s meccas", June 20, 2013