Pre-tournament tickets on sale Friday
Truro to host exhibition games Dec. 8, including Bearcats vs. Czech Republic
Pre-tournament hockey tickets for the upcoming World Junior A Challenge at the RECC will be available beginning Friday.
Two of the three pre-tournament games at the RECC are $10 per game or fans can buy the package deal for $15.
Those games, scheduled for Dec. 8, include the Truro Bearcats junior team against the Czech Republic at 3:30 p.m., followed by Canada East taking on the United States at 7:30 p.m.
The third pre-tournament game, between Canada West and Russia, will take place at the Amherst Stadium.
“It is a great honour for our entire organization to be involved in a pre-tournament game during the World Junior A Challenge, said Bearcats head coach Shawn Evans.
“This is a once-in-a-lifetime experience for our players and a memory that they will hold forever.”
Evans will serve as associate coach for Canada East and will be joined by Bearcats equipment manager Steve Lindsey. The World Junior A Challenge hockey tournament will be played Dec. 10 to 16 at the Rath Eastlink Community Centre in Truro. Three pre-tournament games will be played on Dec. 8, including two at the RECC.
The World Junior A Challenge, from Dec. 10 to 16, features two Canadian teams, representing East and West, as well as four international entries vying for a gold medal.
Full tournament packages are $175 and are the only way to secure reserved seating. The package includes all 13 games, but does not include admission to the pre-tournament games.
All other ticket options will be general admission.
An evening game package, which includes a general admission ticket to all six evening games plus the gold medal game, scheduled for 3 p.m. on Dec. 16, will be available starting Nov. 17 at 10 a.m. for $99.50. These packages are limited.
On Dec. 1, all other general tickets will be available for purchase. These include singlegame tickets at $15 per game for the preliminary round, quarterfinals and semifinals, $20 for the bronze-medal game and $25 for the gold-medal game, including taxes and fees.
Also on Dec. 1, fans can purchase a day pass for $25 that gives access to both games on any given day from Dec. 10-14. A Family 4-Pack will be available as well, giving a family of four access to any game from Dec. 10-14 for $49.50.
As a special thank-you, names of full-tournament package holders will be included on a rink board, which will be displayed in the RECC after the World Junior A Challenge to highlight their support for the tournament. In order to have their name included, fans must purchase their tournament packages by Nov. 13.
All ticket information can be found at hockeycanada.ca/ wjac or ratheastlinkcommunitycentre.ca. Full-tournament packages and kick-off event tickets can be purchased here, in-person at the RECC, or by calling 1.888.311.9090. All other tickets will be also be available at any ticketpro outlet.