World Junior Hockey Championships (December 26 – January 5)

A Canadian tradition starting on Boxing Day (December 26) going on right until January 5, welcome to the IIHF World Junior Hockey Championships!

We are just a stones’ throw away from Rogers Arena (home of the gold medal game and other marquee matchups).  We know that you will need somewhere to stay while attending the tournament.  Book with us directly to get the best available rates.

We are excited about this marquee event that showcases the NHL stars of tomorrow in a world-class event that has some of the best junior hockey players in the world coming to our city.  Featuring players from the “Top Ten” hockey nations in the world – Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Kazakhstan, Russia, Slovakia, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United States will be represented.  The IIHF (International Ice Hockey Federation) is the world-class organization that sets up this event each and every year from young players to older players is truly a world-class event for all hockey lovers all across the world.

What promises to be an exciting tournament involving all the powerhouse teams with the likes of Canada, the United States and Russia.  This is an event you will not want to miss especially if you’re a hockey fan, like us.  Lacrosse is technically our national sport but as Canadians we live and breathe hockey and whether it be the NHL or hockey at any level.  This is our game.  We “REPRESENT” Canada.  Our Canadian boys are the defending world junior champions, having won nearly 17 championships (hopefully 18 after this year) since the inauguration of this tournament in 1974.

Junior hockey is and has always been a Canadian tradition each and every year of the event.  Most of us get glued to our televisions in anticipation of what will happen in each and every game.  This tournament players all under the age of 20 and are considered the best in the world for who they represent.  Canada is also currently the defending champions after defeating Sweden to win last year’s tournament.  As each tournament comes to a close, the director of the IIHF will pick a top goaltender, top defenceman and top forward.  An all-star team is also chosen and players from all teams have a chance to be selected.  Who will your picks be?

An exciting world-class event to say the least and we are excited that both cities – Vancouver and Victoria have been chosen to participate in this year’s tournament.  We would love it if you came to stay with us so we all can share in the excitement that hockey brings to not only Canadians but to everyone in the hockey world.