Hockey fans in the Fraser Valley are in for a treat this November. The World Junior A Challenge is being held in Langley from November 7 to 13. Canada has two teams in the challenge—Canada East and Canada West—both of which are looking to bring home the gold medal. Preliminary games kick off November 7, with Canada East playing the Czech Republic and the USA against Sweden.
Teams represented in the 2011 World Junior A Challenge are Canada West, Canada East, United States, Czech Republic, Sweden and Russia. All events following the November 5 exhibition games are being held at the Langley Events Centre. Quarterfinals get under way on November 10, with the gold medal game being held on Sunday, November 13, 2011.
The Canada West roster includes 14 players from the BCHL. The World Junior A Challenge should be an exciting event, if tryouts for the Canadian rosters were any indication. For many of these young athletes this is the first opportunity to represent Canada at an international event. Come on out to the Langley Events Centre to show your support for our Junior A hockey players.
For more information on the events, or to buy tickets, visit www.hockeycanada.ca/wjac. Be sure to enter our contest to win tickets to one of three exciting games.