The Fort McMurray Oil Barons have announced they will host the Czech Republic WJAC select team in a pre-tournament game at the Casman Centre.
“We’re ecstatic to partner with Hockey Canada and Coldwell Banker Fort McMurray to welcome some of the top junior-aged players from the Czech Republic to Fort McMurray,” says Northern Alberta Athletic Association (NAAA) and Oil Barons President David Fitzgerald, in a release.
Fitzgerald adds the region has been through a lot this year, so this is a great opportunity to give folks a chance to come to the rink and catch some hockey on an international stage is something they’re honoured to do.
The game will take place on Friday, December 9th.
The actual tournament itself takes place in Bonnyville from December 11-17th. It will feature two Canadian and four international teams.
Tickets will go on sale Thursday at 9a.m. Season ticket holders will have until Sunday, November 20 at 4p.m. to purchase their seats for the game.