World Juniors coming to St. Catharines

By Kris Dube / News Editor
December 10, 2014

ST. CATHARINES - The World Junior Hockey tournament will be played in Toronto and Montreal but there is also a strong Niagara connection.

The Niagara IceDogs are proud to announce that the Canadian National Junior Team will be using the Meridian Centre in St. Catharines as its base of operations from Dec. 15 to 19.

Team Canada will be moving into the arena Dec. 15 and will be on the ice at noon that day.

They will practise at 11 a.m. each day after that and each practice will last roughly an hour and a half.

These sessions will be open to the public, free of charge.

“Don’t miss this opportunity to watch the stars of tomorrow such as Connor McDavid and Sam Reinhart as they prepare to gear up for the annual World Junior tournament, which starts Boxing Day,” says Wade Graham, manager of ticket sales and media relations for the Niagara IceDogs.

For a list of all the players invited to the selection camp, which starts Dec. 11, click here

The camp roster features seven returning players from last year: Zachary Fucale; Chris Bigras; Josh Morrissey; Frederik Gauthier; Connor McDavid; Nic Petan and Sam Reinhart.

Team Canada is vying for its first medal since 2012 when they won bronze.

The tournament starts on Dec. 26.