Organizers want 2023 World Juniors to be ‘Maritime-priced’

Organizers need 2023 World Juniors to be ‘Maritime-priced’

Organizers of the 2023 IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship say tickets to the $14-million occasion might be reasonably priced and “Maritime-priced.”

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The final time the match was held on the East Coast was in 2003 in Nova Scotia.


Wayne Russell, chair of the board of the Canadian Hockey Association, Bob Nicholson, president of the Canadian Hockey Association, Denny Deveau, president of Hockey Nova Scotia and Fred MacGillivray, president of Trade Centre Limited, left to proper, rejoice Halifax’s profitable bid to host the 2003 world junior hockey championship, in Halifax on Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2000. Halifax beat out bids from Ottawa, Saskatoon, Toronto/London and Hamilton/Kitchener.(CP PHOTO/Andrew Vaughan).

With lower than eight months to go earlier than this subsequent internet hosting alternative, planning the Moncton-Halifax event is on an expedited timeline.

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“Normally we might be on a two-year timeline,” stated Dean McIntosh, Hockey Canada vice-president of occasions and properties.

“But through the years, the mannequin has been streamlined — even because the match has grown.”

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McIntosh stated the tight schedule offers much less time to debate good concepts for the match, however it encourages organizers to “take motion and go for it.”

The timeframe was part of the rationale the East Coast was chosen to host the 2022 championship initially awarded to Russia, however rescheduled following the invasion of Ukraine.

Grant MacDonald, the 2023 IIHF World Junior Championship native lead in Halifax, stated the information of internet hosting didn’t come as an entire shock.

“Halifax and Moncton had been engaged on the potential of co-hosting a world junior championship for the previous two years,” MacDonald stated. “We simply anticipated it to be later on this decade.”

Hockey Canada is hoping that the match might be successful, and that even the smaller rinks will promote out.

“We anticipate that our communities will embrace it, we anticipate that our companies will see a constructive carry.”

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MacDonald stated capability could also be an issue.

“We might must develop the fan expertise past the 4 partitions of each Avenir Centre and Scotiabank Centre.”

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But, ticket gross sales are one of many first key pillars to get issues going.

“We wish to make it possible for is reasonably priced and that it’s Maritime-priced,” stated MacDonald.

The match is anticipated to value as much as $14 million, however Hockey Canada says it might have a $40-60 million financial impression between Nova Scotia and New Brunswick.

Both host cities are anticipated to want not less than 150 volunteers in every market.

Nonetheless, these behind planning at Scotiabank Centre in Halifax are usually not fearful about discovering the required employees.

Suzanne Fougere, govt vp of Events East, stated a daily Mooseheads sport takes “about 35 to 50 venue employees on any given evening.“

“For an occasion like this, it is going to be nearer to about 100 individuals on any given evening,” Fougere stated.

The occasion will run from Dec. 26 to Jan. 5, 2023. Tickets are anticipated to go on sale someday this summer time, when a volunteer recruitment marketing campaign additionally begins.

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