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 Edmonton and Calgary to Host 2012 World Juniors [message #434301]
Thu, 28 August 2008 10:07 Go to next message
FRONTROWJOE1  is currently offline FRONTROWJOE1
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Hockey Canada, in partnership with the Canadian Hockey League (CHL), announced on Thursday that the Province of Alberta will host the 2012 IIHF World Junior Championship, in Calgary and Edmonton.

The 2012 IIHF World Junior Championship will take place from late December 2011 to early January 2012 (exact dates to be determined) in Alberta at the Pengrowth Saddledome in Calgary and Rexall Place in Edmonton.

http://www.hockeycanada.ca/index.cfm/ci_id/16980/la_id/1/ss_ id/56000/nr_id/56848.htm

No word on who gets the final -- we won't be knowing that til early 2011 according to the release.



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 Re: News Conference @ 2 p.m. [message #434302 is a reply to message #434301 ]
Thu, 28 August 2008 10:08 Go to previous messageGo to next message
hemsky8371  is currently offline hemsky8371
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FRONTROWJOE1 wrote on Thu, 28 August 2008 10:07

Bryan Hall mentioned it.
Does anyone know whats up??


3rd jerseys maybe?



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 Re: News Conference @ 2 p.m. [message #434303 is a reply to message #434302 ]
Thu, 28 August 2008 10:11 Go to previous messageGo to next message
oilmann89  is currently offline oilmann89
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Edmonton and Calgary have been awarded the 2012 World Jr. Hockey Championships. I believe the Calgary press conference starts in 20 min at 10:30, and then ours is later in the day at 2PM.

http://www.globesports.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20080828.wspt juniors28/GSStory/GlobeSportsHockey/home



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 Re: News Conference @ 2 p.m. [message #434305 is a reply to message #434303 ]
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MJ is currently online MJ
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oilmann89 wrote on Thu, 28 August 2008 10:11

Edmonton and Calgary have been awarded the 2012 World Jr. Hockey Championships. I believe the Calgary press conference starts in 20 min at 10:30, and then ours is later in the day at 2PM.

http://www.globesports.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20080828.wspt juniors28/GSStory/GlobeSportsHockey/home


Nicely done. Safe to say, you called this one!



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 Re: News Conference @ 2 p.m. [message #434304 is a reply to message #434302 ]
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MJ is currently online MJ
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It would be nice if it was the third jersey announcement, but recalling back to that Third Jersey thread, there were 3 of us that were informed of heavy delays from RBK. Hopefully ChasinStanley's claim that we wouldn't see them until November was not correct?

Perhaps this is an announcement of Oilers TV? That's my guess. Give Gene a 30 minute slot that no one wants to watch akin to that Flames TV disaster.



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 Re: News Conference @ 2 p.m. [message #434306 is a reply to message #434301 ]
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NetBOG  is currently offline NetBOG
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How big of a pissing contest is this going to be when it comes to deciding which city gets to host the Canadian pool, which city gets the Canada playoff games, and which city gets the final?

[Updated on: Thu, 28 August 2008 10:40]


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 Re: News Conference @ 2 p.m. [message #434307 is a reply to message #434306 ]
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marchantfan  is currently offline marchantfan
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Calgary is the logical choice--they have Father Bauer arena for the Olympic ice sheet. The Saddledome is also larger than Rexall...


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 Re: News Conference @ 2 p.m. [message #434309 is a reply to message #434307 ]
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marchantfan wrote on Thu, 28 August 2008 11:04

Calgary is the logical choice--they have Father Bauer arena for the Olympic ice sheet. The Saddledome is also larger than Rexall...


Perhaps we'll have the NEW Rexall place by then?



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 Re: News Conference @ 2 p.m. [message #434320 is a reply to message #434309 ]
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MyBestGuess wrote on Thu, 28 August 2008 11:05

Perhaps we'll have the NEW Rexall place by then?


It is possible I suppose. Pittsburgh broke ground on their new arena recently see: http://penguins.nhl.com/team/app/?service=page&page=News Page&articleid=379405

It will open for the 2010-11 season.

This would mean that within the next 12 months, we would need to decide on a space, a design and get the ground-breaking. And then equally so, the construction would not have any setbacks as is common with any project here in Edmonton.

Possible? Yes.

Personally I wouldn't place bets on a rink opening. But maybe that is simply a result of being an Edmontonian too long and watching delays upon delays (or even complete cancelation) of new development for most of my lifetime.




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 Re: News Conference @ 2 p.m. [message #434310 is a reply to message #434307 ]
Thu, 28 August 2008 11:29 Go to previous messageGo to next message
MJ is currently online MJ
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marchantfan wrote on Thu, 28 August 2008 11:04

Calgary is the logical choice--they have Father Bauer arena for the Olympic ice sheet. The Saddledome is also larger than Rexall...


I fail to see the relevancy of having Olympic-sized ice. Don't tournaments held in North America get played on NHL-sized ice?

But either way, Father Bauer is certainly a more apt practice facility than our aging Clare Drake. I wouldn't put bets on Rexall hosting the final, but we can hope!



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 Re: News Conference @ 2 p.m. [message #434313 is a reply to message #434310 ]
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My guess would be that economics determine that Rex does not get the final since there are more seats in the dome?


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 Re: News Conference @ 2 p.m. [message #434317 is a reply to message #434313 ]
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Hockey Canada is based out of Calgary...I'm guessing they would get the final


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 Re: News Conference @ 2 p.m. [message #434308 is a reply to message #434306 ]
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NetBOG wrote on Thu, 28 August 2008 10:24

How big of a pissing contest is this going to be when it comes to deciding which city gets to host the Canadian pool, which city gets the Canada playoff games, and which city gets the final?


Let's wager it on a 1st round NHL playoff series in 2009 - 5th place Flames vs 4th place Oilers. Can you imagine it? rasta



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 Re: News Conference @ 2 p.m. [message #434328 is a reply to message #434308 ]
Thu, 28 August 2008 16:31 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Darth Greene  is currently offline Darth Greene
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They should have the final in Red Deer. That way nobodies panties get all bunched up. Realistically, Hockey Canada is based out of Calgary so I would wager that is where the final will be. Regardless, this is awesome, and the fact that we (Alberta) won out over T.O is even better!


And with the 1st pick overall the Edmonton Oilers are proud to select from the Swedish highschool league: Lars Svendsson.

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 Re: Edmonton and Calgary to Host 2012 World Junior [message #434332 is a reply to message #434301 ]
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MJ is currently online MJ
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According to the TEAM 1260, the medal rounds are in Calgary, but Edmonton will have Canada during the round robin.


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 Re: Edmonton and Calgary to Host 2012 World Junior [message #434338 is a reply to message #434332 ]
Thu, 28 August 2008 17:35 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Oilerfansince87  is currently offline Oilerfansince87
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Makes sense seeing how Calgary has the bigger building..............for now. Who knows new Rexall might be ready by then.





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 Re: Edmonton and Calgary to Host 2012 World Junior [message #434351 is a reply to message #434338 ]
Thu, 28 August 2008 22:11 Go to previous message
PrimeBane  is currently offline PrimeBane
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I forget who it was they interviewed on Global, but they said they'd have to break ground tomorrow if they wanted to get a new building done for 2012. He figured 4 years to build it.


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 Re: Edmonton and Calgary to Host 2012 World Juniors [message #434345 is a reply to message #434301 ]
Thu, 28 August 2008 19:41 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Oil Tycoon  is currently offline Oil Tycoon
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Despite the fact that I'm an Ontarian (sadly), I think this is fantastic news! Let's face it, anytime MLSE is dealt a bitter blow, like so many already, it brings a smile to my face. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out why Alberta was chosen over Toronto. Despite Toronto's claim that they are the centre of the hockey universe, that claim has a hard time in the credibility department given that in all junior, AHL, and any other elite hockey that exists around the GTA, they simply couldn't draw fans any more than George W. attracting lesbian voters! Nobody there cares about the Marlies, the Batallion, the Majors....because all those so-called hockey fans are so fixated on the Leafs and their sorry excuses of NHL players.
I was listening to the FAN590 in Toronto today to hear the reactions, and frankly, I was surprised there were some reasonable people who realised the contrasts between the two bids and why the Alberta bid was better, but of course you had your Leaf blowhards who forgot to take their blinders off and went on and on about how Toronto is the mecca of this and that... crazy
The fact is, out west, almost every minor league game is packed. I've always contended that hockey has much more of a home in Alberta and the prairies than it does in southern Ontario. So my congratulations to the Edmonton/Calgary bid and I know they'll do the country proud! clapping



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