Calgary, AB ? Although the 2021 IIHF World Junior Championship will be played without fans in the arena in Edmonton, plans have been unveiled for fans in Alberta to engage in the World Juniors.
Hockey Canada, in partnership with the Hockey Alberta Foundation, is encouraging fans to win bigger than ever with an online 50/50 draw during every World Juniors game day, including pre-tournament games, beginning Dec. 22. Fans in Alberta can purchase tickets from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. MT on game days for as low as $5 by visiting HockeyCanada.ca/5050.
?The 50/50 draw is a tradition synonymous with live sports, and although fans will be enjoying the World Juniors from home this year, Hockey Canada, the Hockey Canada Foundation and the Hockey Alberta Foundation wanted to keep the tradition alive and ensure fans continue to have an enjoyable World Juniors experience,? said Tim Leer, executive director of the Hockey Alberta Foundation. ?As fans in Alberta tune in to watch Team Canada defend its gold medal, they have a great opportunity to engage in the World Juniors while contributing to grassroots hockey programs throughout the province.?
The winners of each 50/50 draw will take home half of the pot, while the other half will be reinvested into grassroots hockey programs to help improve the quality of life of Albertans through hockey while supporting the local community.
Tickets for the raffle can be puchased directly at HockeyCanada.ca/5050.
In addition to the 50/50 draw, Hockey Canada also announced two other programs to connect with fans across Canada during the 2021 IIHF World Junior Championship: the Hockey Canada Contest and Hockey Canada Memorabilia Auction. For details on these programs, continue reading on HockeyCanada.ca.