World Under-17 Hockey Challenge Moved from Winnipeg

World Under-17 Hockey Challenge Moved from Winnipeg

The 2012 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge won’t be played in Winnipeg after all.

True North Sports and Entertainment announced Wednesday the tournament from December 29, 2011 to January 4, 2012 has been moved to Windsor, Ontario.

Hockey Canada and True North mutually agreed on the move to focus the efforts of the hockey club on the return of the Winnipeg Jets.

The 2011 tournament was played in Winnipeg and set a record for single-game attendance with 12,060 at the MTS Centre for the gold medal game.

“While it is unfortunate we will not be able to build upon the tremendous success of the 2011 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge in 2012, we are confident our longstanding relationship with Hockey Canada, coupled with Manitoba’s strong support of international hockey in the past, will lead to a continued robust future for international hockey in Winnipeg,” said Jim Ludlow, True North’s president and CEO.

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