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Kamloops preparing for round two with national women’s hockey team

Mayor Peter Milobar helps kick off the official countdown to the 2016 IIHF Women's World Championships.
April 08, 2015 - 2:26 PM

KAMLOOPS - With the recent and disappointing loss in the 2015 International Ice Hockey Federation Women’s World Championship in Sweden Team Canada is now looking to Kamloops for the 2016 championships.

The event, announced last fall, will take place March 28 to April 4 next year, with games to be played at the Interior Savings Centre and McArthur Island Sport and Event Centre.

Norm Daley and Jon Pankuch, both instrumental in organizing the 2014 4 Nations Cup in Kamloops this past November, will co-chair the host committee while Patrick O’Donovan and Sean Pitts will act as event coordinators.

Starting May 1 volunteer recruitment will begin on the Hockey Canada website.

“We’re looking for about 400 spots to be filled,” Daley said at a press conference Wednesday, April 8. “Looking back at the Brier a year ago we had a lot of people who were disappointed they weren’t able to volunteer, and that’s because we got the commitment of those 400 people we needed very early.”

Ticket packages for the 2016 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship are on sale with full-tournament packages, including 22 games, available for $374 (plus applicable fees.)

Thirteen games will be played at the Interior Savings Centre, including six preliminary round games, two quarter-finals, the fifth-place game, two semifinals, the bronze medal game and gold medal game. The other nine games will be played at the McArthur Island Sport and Event Centre, including six preliminary round games and three relegation round games.

The 2016 tournament will mark the seventh time that Canada has hosted the world championship.

To contact a reporter for this story, email Jennifer Stahn at jstahn@infonews.ca or call 250-819-3723. To contact an editor, email mjones@infonews.ca or call 250-718-2724.

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