Single game tickets for the 2014 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge that takes place from October 31 to November 8 in Sarnia-Lambton are now on sale.
A Gold and Bronze Medal games package is also on sale to the general public.
The tournament will be the first to feature three Canadian national teams. The Sarnia Sting’s first round draft choice, Jakob Chychrun and forward Jordan Kyrou have been selected to play for Canada White of the three Canadian teams playing in the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge.
In less than two weeks, the three Canadian teams will be joined by Finland, Russia, Slovakia, Sweden and the United States, with two groups of four teams. All eight teams will qualify for the quarter-finals, with the winners advancing to the semifinals, and losers facing off in placement games.
The 24-game tournament will be centered out of the RBC Centre, home of the OHL’s Sarnia Sting, but will also feature games at The Shores Recreation Centre in Forest, Ont. Those two communities, along with Petrolia and Watford, will host pre-tournament games on October 31.
This year marks Hockey Canada’s and Sarnia’s 100th Anniversary and to commemorate the 100th Anniversary, all three Canadian teams will be wearing the Hockey Canada 100th Anniversary Jerseys. This year is only the seventh time in its 29-year history that the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge has been held in Ontario.
The World Under-17 Hockey Challenge will also give Sarnia-Lambton’s knowledgeable hockey fans a first look at true international hockey, while supporting local minor hockey initiatives.
Tickets for the 2014 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge can be purchased online at www.rbccentresarnia.com or www.sarniasting.com, in person at the RBC Centre in Sarnia or by calling 519-541-1717 ext. 2. Single game tickets are also available at the Shores Recreation Centre in Forest by calling 519-786-5371. For more information and the full 2014 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge game schedule, go to www.hockeycanada.ca/wu17.
Four exhibition games will take place at the RBC Centre in Sarnia, The Shores Recreation Complex in Forest, Greenwood Arena in Petrolia and at Watford in Warwick on October 31 to kick off the series. Round Robin, Quarter finals and Semi Final games will be played at 3:00 and 7:00 p.m. at both the RBC Centre and the Shores Recreation Complex. The Bronze and Gold Medal Game will take place at the RBC Centre on Nov 8, 2014.
Ticket prices are the same for games played at both the RBC Centre in Sarnia and The Shores Recreation Complex in Forest and the exhibition games in Watford and Petrolia.
Exhibition Game: $10
Any 3:00 p.m. Game (not including Gold & Bronze medal games): $15
Any 7:00 p.m. Game (not including Gold & Bronze medal games): $20.00
Gold & Bronze Medal Package: $60