Schedule announced for 2022 World Jr A Challenge

October 27, 2022

Cornwall to host international showcase for the first time

World Jr A Challenge
World Jr A Challenge

The World Junior A Challenge is set to make its return for the first time since 2019, and Cornwall will host two Canadian teams and three international entries at the 4,800-seat Cornwall Civic Complex from Sunday, December 11th to Sunday, December 18th.

The 2022 World Junior A Challenge represents a partnership between Hockey Canada, the Canadian Junior Hockey League (CJHL), Hockey Eastern Ontario, NHL Central Scouting and the local organizing committee. The five-team format includes Team Canada East, Team Canada West, Latvia, Sweden and the United States. The Latvian entry will be its national junior team, as part of its preparations for the 2023 IIHF World Junior Championship in Halifax, N.S., and Moncton, N.B.

“The unveiling of the schedule for the 2022 World Junior A Challenge is an important step as we prepare to host eight days of exciting, high-caliber hockey, allowing fans to secure their seats to watch five great teams in our city,” said Lorne Taillon, chair of the local organizing committee. “Having experienced this event first-hand in 2019, fans in Cornwall and across Canada can expect to be treated to highly-skilled, fast-paced hockey that includes future stars of the game competing for a gold medal on the international stage.”

The official tournament schedule features four preliminary-round games for each team between December 11th – 16th, kicking off with Team Canada East taking on Latvia at 1 pm ET and Team Canada West facing off against the United States on opening night. The top four teams will advance to the medal round, with the bronze medal and gold medal games taking place at 1 pm and 5 pm, respectively, on Sunday, December 18th. TSN and RDS, the official broadcast partners of Hockey Canada, will broadcast the bronze and gold medal game; please check local listings for details.

Schedule

The World Jr A Challenge will feature a total of 17 games – three exhibition games, 10 round robin games, the semi-finals and the championship medal games.

Click here to see the full schedule

Ticket information

Tickets for the World Jr A Challenge can be purchased online at TicketPro or in person at the Benson Centre or Aquatic Centre or by calling 613-938-9400.

All seating is general admission.

Single game tickets

Single game tickets are now on sale! You can buy them in person at the Benson Centre or Aquatic Centre or online via TicketPro (please note additional service fees apply).

Click here to purchase tickets online

Ticket packages

There are a variety of ticket packages now on sale including:

Full Tournament Package ($189)
Access to all tournament games (access to all 14 tournament games plus 3 exhibition games)

Exhibition Game Package ($18)
Access to all 3 exhibition games

Opening Day Package ($32)
Access to the two games on opening day of the tournament

Round Robin Package ($145)
Access to all 10 round robin games of the tournament

Round Robin Evening Game Package ($87)
Access to the 6 round robin evening games during the tournament

Semi-Final and Final Package ($76)
Access to the two semi-final games on December 17th and the two medal games on December 18th

Semi-Final Package ($38)
Access to the two semi-final games on December 17th

Finals Package ($38)
Access to the two championship medal games on December 18th

Ticket packages can be purchased at the Aquatic Centre or Benson Centre or by calling 613-938-9400. They can also be purchased online via TicketPro (please note additional service fees apply).

Click here to purchase ticket packages online

Group sales

Looking to do reward your employees or volunteers? Or maybe offer a different take on the traditional corporate Christmas party? Take advantage of the group sales and enjoy a night of hockey with your co-workers, friends or family! A special group rate is available for the round robin games and you can get complimentary tickets with the more you buy. It’s a great deal!

Join the team!

Want to be a part of the team? There are a variety of volunteer opportunities available at the World Junior A Challenge ranging from game-day operations to team support services and beyond.

Interested individuals are asked to register online (click here for online registration form).

For additional information on volunteer opportunities, please contact Tara Quesnel at tquesnel@cornwall.ca.

About the World Jr A Challenge

Cornwall was originally scheduled to host the World Junior A Challenge in 2020 and 2021, but both were cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The city most recently hosted a pre-tournament game between Sweden and Slovakia ahead of the 2017 IIHF World Junior Championship, and played host to the 2008 RBC Cup, Canada’s National Junior A Championship, and 1980 Air Canada Cup, Canada’s National Men’s U18 Club Championship.

Created in 2006 to showcase the talent in the Canadian Junior Hockey League, the World Junior A Challenge includes two Canadian teams – Canada East (NOJHL, OJHL, CCHL, LJHAAAQ, MHL) and Canada West (AJHL, SJHL, MJHL, SIJHL) – and three international entries, Latvia, Sweden and the United States.

The tournament has quickly become a highlight of the international hockey calendar for NHL scouts. The World Junior A Challenge has produced more than 300 NHL draft picks, including 51 selected in the first round – names like Boeser, Lindholm, Pastrnak, Schwartz, Tarasenko, Turris and Vasilevski.

For more information on Hockey Canada and the 2022 World Junior A Challenge, please visit HockeyCanada.ca.

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