Interest is building for the 2019 World Junior Hockey Championship in Vancouver and Victoria — and Vernon will be a key training site for one of the teams.
Team Russia is holding its training camp at Vernon’s Kal Tire Place today until Saturday which has generated interest from local hockey fans.
They’ll be on ice from 5:15 to 6:45 tonight in the main arena, and from 10:30 to 11:30 Tuesday morning.
Here is the compete list of practice times for the Russian team, courtesy of Kal Tire Place.
Monday Dec 17 5:15-6:45pm
Tuesday Dec 18 10:30-11:30am
Wednesday Dec 19 5:15-6:45pm
Thursday Dec 20 10:45-11:45am
Saturday Dec 22 4:00-5:30pm
The popular tournament begins Dec. 26th with three games including Canada taking on Denmark at Rogers Place in Vancouver.
Russia’s first game is Dec. 27 versus Denmark.
File photo courtesy of nhl.com