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Kindersley set to welcome the world

WJACOriginally published in the Kindersley Clarion (February 5, 2014)

After months of anticipation, the Iron Horse Kindersley Klippers have announced the town of Kindersley will play host to the world and Hockey Canada’s World Junior A Challenge Dec. 14 to 20, 2014.

The six-team international junior-A event will bring an embarrassing wealth of hockey talent and scouts to West Central Saskatchewan in what many are billing as the biggest event to be hosted by Kindersley since the 1984 World Youth Baseball Championships and Baseball Canada Cups in 2009 and 2010. Apart from two Canadian squads (Canada West, Canada East), the tournament will feature teams from the Czech Republic, Russia, Switzerland and United States.

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World Junior A Challenge announcement expected in early January

WJACOriginally published in the Kindersley Clarion (December 27, 2013)

Hockey Canada is expected to announce the host site for the 2014 World Junior A Challenge within the early weeks of 2014 and Kindersley is has positioned itself to welcome the international event.

“I’d like to do it tomorrow,” said Dean McIntosh, director of marketing services and events for Hockey Canada, speaking over the phone from Hockey Canada’s national office in Calgary Dec. 23. “We’re at a point now where we’re close to making a decision.”

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World Junior A Challenge could have major economic impact

WJACOriginally published in the Kindersley Clarion (October 16, 2013)

The Iron Horse Kindersley Klippers have submitted a bid to host the 2014 World Junior A Challenge. Should the event land in Kindersley, West Central Saskatchewan and the province could see significant economic benefits.

The six-team international hockey tournament brings the world’s top junior-A hockey players together and features an immense amount of talent. It is hosted with the support of Hockey Canada, the Canadian Junior Hockey League (CJHL) and the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF).

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