World jrs return to Saskatchewan
It's official: Hockey Canada announced Monday that Saskatoon and Regina have landed the 2010 world junior hockey championships.Hockey fans are about to get pretty used to seeing a lot of this tournament in Canada. It will be played in Ottawa in 2009, Saskatoon/Regina in 2010 and an undetermined Canadian city in 2012.
The Saskatoon/Regina group had been bidding on either the 2010 or 2012 championships.
The reason? The world juniors are a big-time cash cow when they're in this country, with the host cities guaranteeing more than $12-million profit.
Saskatoon's a great hockey city, however, and with upgrades to the rink will be able to pull off a world-class tournament. I never thought I'd want to head to Saskatchewan in January, but that just might be the plan come 2010.
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