The host cities for the IIHF World Hockey Championships have been set. Edmonton and Red Deer Alberta have been chosen as the host cities for the tournament. Previously, the tournament has been played in Red Deer in 1995 and in Edmonton in 2012. In the history of the tournament Canada has played host to the tournament 12 times with the latest set for Vancouver and Victoria starting Boxing Day (December 26th 2018).
The bid was made in partnership with Oilers Entertainment Group (the owners of the Edmonton Oil Kings of the WHL), the City of Edmonton, the Red Deer Rebels and the City of Red Deer. The Government of Alberta has committed to supporting the tournament and estimates the economic impact at $50 Million Dollars. The games will be hosted at the Enmax Centrium in Red Deer and Rogers Place in Edmonton.
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