2017 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships

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2017 IIHF World Junior Championship
Tournament details
Host country  Canada
Teams 10
Venue(s) Bell Centre, Montreal
Air Canada Centre, Toronto (in 2 host cities)
Tournament statistics
Matches played 31

The 2017 IIHF World Championships will be the 41st World Junior Ice Hockey Championships (WJC). It will be co-hosted in Montreal, Quebec and Toronto, Ontario, in Canada.[1][2] This marks the 12th time that Canada has hosted the WJHC, and the first time since the 1978 edition that Montreal has hosted the finals.[3] The tournament will feature 31 games between 10 nations.[4]

Toronto will host the preliminary round for Team Canada. The medal round will be hosted by Montreal. Montreal and Toronto last jointly hosted the 2015 edition.[3] All the games in Montreal will be played at the Bell Centre.[5] 2017 WJHC also initiates several year-long celebrations, the 375th anniversary of Montreal's founding; the 100th anniversary of the National Hockey League's founding in Montreal;[6] the 100th anniversary of Hockey Canada's origins; the 50th anniversary of Montreal's Expo 67; the 150th anniversary of Canada's founding; the 100th anniversary of the Toronto Maple Leafs.[7] The Maple Leafs plan to make the WJHC the centrepiece of their 100th anniversary celebrations.[8]

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. Concern has been expressed about potential attendance as neither Montreal nor Toronto have a major junior hockey team, and the last time Montreal hosted the championships, less than 4000 people attended the final. [5]


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


  1. ^ http://www.hockeycanada.ca/index.php/ci_id/206728/la_id/1/ss_id/190000/
  2. ^ TSN, "Montreal and Toronto to Host 2015, 2017 World Juniors on TSN", Hockey Canada, June 20, 2013
  3. ^ a b CTV News, "Montreal and Toronto to host 2015, 2017 world junior championships", Canadian Press, June 20, 2013
  4. ^ a b IIHF, "Heading to hockey’s meccas", June 20, 2013
  5. ^ a b The Gazette (Montreal), "World Junior Championship is coming to town", Brenda Branswell, June 20, 2013
  6. ^ (French) 24H de Montreal, "Le Championnat junior à Montréal en 2015 et 2017", Mathieu Boulay, June 24, 2013
  7. ^ CBC News, "Montreal, Toronto to co-host junior hockey worlds in 2015, 2017", Canadian Press, June 20, 2013
  8. ^ Calgary Herald, "Montreal and Toronto to host 2015 and 2017 world junior hockey championships", Bill Beacon, June 20, 2013

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