Hockey Canada announced that the Maple Leafs and Montreal will be co-hosts for the 2015 & 2017 World Junior Hockey Championships.
We know you have questions about how to get tickets so below are some FAQ’s that will help answer them:
Q: How do I get tickets to the 2015 and 2017 IIHF World Junior Championships?
A: Your first chance to get tickets for the 2015 and 2017 tournaments will be by registering for the ticket draw. This will be the only way to ensure you have a chance at accessing full-event packages. Further details around the ticket draw, pricing and package information will be shared with all registrants as the details become finalized. Information for the secondary ticket market and any potential single-game tickets will be available through www.hockeycanada.ca/2015juniors, and will be sent directly to all fans that register for the ticket draw as soon as information is available.
Q. When do I have to register by?
A. Registration will remain open until 4pm Mountain time on Monday July 8th, 2013.
Q: What are the dates of the 2015 IIHF World Junior Championship?
A: The tournament will run from Dec. 26, 2014 to Jan. 5, 2015.
Q: How will the games be split up in 2015 and 2017?
A: In 2015, Montreal will host the preliminary round group including Canada’s National Junior Team, as well as two quarter-finals, for a total of 12 games. Toronto will host the other preliminary round group, plus two quarter-finals, the relegation series, fifth-place game, both semifinals and both medal games, for a total of 19 games. Everything will be reversed in 2017 – Canada’s preliminary round group will play in Toronto, while Montreal will host the medal round.
Q: If I register for the ticket draw, does it guarantee me a seat?
A: Not all fans that register will receive the opportunity to purchase a seat. Due to the great fan interest in the IIHF World Junior Championship when the event is hosted in Canada, we are not able to guarantee seats for everyone. However, as a registrant we will ensure you receive all information around tickets so as other opportunities arise, you will be the first to know.
Q: How will people be selected to purchase tickets?
A: All registrants will be notified of the full process and timing once it is finalized. Customers will be selected at random from those that have registered. Successful entrants will receive specific instructions at that time on purchase process and details.
Q: When will I be notified if I am successful?
A: All successful entries will be notified by February 2014.
Q: How many tickets are available in each market?
A: It is yet to be determined how many packages will be available in each market. It is expected that demand from potential ticket purchasers will exceed supply.
Q: Will single-game tickets be available?
A. Closer to the start of the event, an official ticket site where tournament package holders can post individual game tickets for sale to the general public will be launched.
Q: Is there a limit on how many can be purchased?
A: Yes. Depending on available inventory, a ticket limit, which has not been determined at this time, will be applied.
Q: Will more IIHF World Junior Championship ticket packages be made available at a later date?
A: It is very unlikely any further ticket packages will be available for purchase.
Q: How can I volunteer for the 2015 IIHF World Junior Championship?
A: If you want to be a volunteer in Montreal or Toronto, email your information to firstname.lastname@example.org. As soon as registration information is available, it will be sent to you so you can begin the process. All volunteers will need to undergo a criminal record check as part of the registration/screening process.
Q: When will the game schedule be set for the 2015 IIHF World Junior Championship?
A: The tournament schedule will not be finalized until the 2014 IIHF World Junior Championship in Malmö, Sweden, is complete. June 2014, following the IIHF Annual Congress, will be the latest date to have the schedule approved for the 2015 tournament.
Q: What teams will compete at the 2015 IIHF World Junior Championship?
A: Teams will not be finalized until after the 2014 IIHF World Junior Championship in Malmö, Sweden. The top nine teams from the 2014 tournament will be joined by the team that wins the Division I, Group A gold medal in 2014.
Q: When will the schedule and teams be set for the 2017 IIHF World Junior Championship?
A: The tournament schedule and participating teams will not be finalized until at the conclusion of the 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship, which establishes which teams are qualified. The schedule will be finalized and most finally approved in June 2016, following the IIHF Annual Congress.