Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Canada to Host U18 Hockey Canada Tournament on Bi-Annual Basis

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Canada to Host U18 Hockey Canada Tournament on Bi-Annual Basis

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Canada to host Hlinka tournament part-time

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EDMONTON - Though it's named for one of the most influential people in Czech hockey history, the Ivan Hlinka Memorial Cup tournament is taking up partial residency in Canada.

Hockey Canada announced Monday that it has reached an agreement with the Czech Ice Hockey Association and the Slovak Ice Hockey Federation to host the prestigious under-18 tournament on a bi-annual basis, beginning in 2018. A Czech or Slovak city will host the other tournaments.

Edmonton will host the tournament in 2018, 2020 and 2022.

Owned and produced by the Czech and Slovak governing bodies and not sanctioned by the International Ice Hockey Federation, the Ivan Hlinka tournament made its debut in 1991 as a best-on-best U18 international event. …

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