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Edmonton will be the sole host of the rescheduled 2022 Junior Men’s World Championship


Edmonton will be the sole host of the 2022 Junior Men’s World Championship and the Hlinka Gretzky Cup will be held in Red Deer, Alta., this summer.

Hockey Canada announced the new locations for the two major international events on Tuesday.

The world junior championships in Red Deer, Alta., and Edmonton were canceled in December after COVID-19 outbreaks sidelined several teams from the tournament.

Edmonton’s Rogers Place will once again host the World Junior Championships August 9-20, in partnership with the NHL’s Edmonton Oilers.

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Hockey Canada said results from December games will not carry over to this summer’s world juniors.

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Players born in 2002 or later will remain eligible to represent their respective countries.

Austria, Germany, Sweden, Switzerland and the United States will form Group A, while Canada, Czechia, Finland, Latvia and Slovakia will participate in Group B.

The 2022 Hlinka Gretzky Cup will take place at the Peavey Mart Centrium in Red Deer, Alta., July 31-August 21. 6 in partnership with the Red Deer Rebels of the Western Hockey League.


Edmonton will be the sole host of the rescheduled 2022 Junior Men’s World Championship







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This is the first time that the men’s under-18 tournament between the best against the best has been organized in Canada by a single community.

Canada’s National Men’s Summer Under-18 Team will play its preliminary round matches in Group A against Slovakia, Sweden and Switzerland, while Czechia, Finland, Germany and the United United in group B.

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Since its inception in 1991, the event has featured the best under-18 players from some of the biggest hockey nations in the world and has seen Canada win a tournament record 22 gold medals.

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