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

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

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

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

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


Wayne Russell, chair of the board of the Canadian Hockey Affiliation, Bob Nicholson, president of the Canadian Hockey Affiliation, Denny Deveau, president of Hockey Nova Scotia and Fred MacGillivray, president of Commerce Centre Restricted, left to proper, rejoice Halifax’s successful 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 occasion is on an expedited timeline.

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“Usually we’d be on a two-year timeline,” mentioned Dean McIntosh, Hockey Canada vice-president of occasions and properties.

“However through the years, the mannequin has been streamlined — even because the event has grown.”

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McIntosh mentioned the tight schedule offers much less time to debate good concepts for the event, 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, mentioned the information of internet hosting didn’t come as a whole shock.

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

Hockey Canada is hoping that the event will be a hit, 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 mentioned capability could be an issue.

“We might have to broaden the fan expertise past the 4 partitions of each Avenir Centre and Scotiabank Centre.”

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

“We want to guarantee that is inexpensive and that it’s Maritime-priced,” mentioned MacDonald.

The event is anticipated to value up to $14 million, however Hockey Canada says it may have a $40-60 million financial affect between Nova Scotia and New Brunswick.

Each host cities are anticipated to want no less than 150 volunteers in every market.

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

Suzanne Fougere, government vice chairman of Occasions East, mentioned an everyday Mooseheads sport takes “about 35 to 50 venue employees on any given evening.“

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

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

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