All ticket packages that were made available through the Ticket Priority Draw for the 2012 World Junior Championship in Alberta have now been sold.
More than 17,000 ticket packages, which include approximately 275,000 tickets, were made available to those randomly selected through the Ticket Priority Draw.
| Edmonton Oilers rookie Jordan Eberle at the 2009 World Juniors in Ottawa (Photo by Richard Wolowicz/Getty Images) |
“The response from hockey fans to the 2012 IIHF World Junior Championship priority draw process continues to exceed all of our expectations,” said Bob Nicholson, Hockey Canada president/CEO and member of the 2012 IIHF World Junior Championship steering committee. “The interest in this event is even beyond what any of us imagined when we started preparing for this event back in 2008. All of Alberta has embraced the World Juniors and we will be part of a very special event in December 2011.”
Edmonton Oilers forward and Canadian World Junior Hero Jordan Eberle
wasn’t surprised at the response.
“Knowing how crazy Canadians are for the World Juniors, and how passionate our fans are in Oil Country, nothing surprises me,” Eberle stated today. “As an alumnus of both the WHL and Team Canada, I’m really looking forward to Edmonton co-hosting the tournament in December.”
Rexall Place will host 10 games including four guaranteed preliminary round games featuring Canada’s National Junior Team.
With the expected high-demand for tickets for the 2012 IIHF World Junior Championship, the Ticket Priority Draw was implemented to provide fans the fairest possible access to ticket packages in both Edmonton and Calgary.Edmonton Oilers hockey is presented in part by the Rexall Family of Pharmacies, Molson Canadian, ATB Financial, TELUS, Cenovus Energy and Ford