The committee of the Town of Amherst directed staff to send a letter to the 2023 IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship Halifax-Moncton bid committee offering them the use of the Amherst Stadium as a venue for exhibition games and a team training camp. The letter will note the town has recent experience hosting such events in recent past.
The stadium was the site of Team Czech’s training camp prior to the 2003 World Junior Championship, hosted a World Junior A game in 2009 and a World Junior A Challenge game between Team West and Russia in 2017. The 2023 World Junior Hockey Championship was to be held in Russia, but its war with Ukraine led the IIHF to relocate the event. Halifax and Moncton have teamed up in a bid to host the championship.
~ Contributed by the Town of Amherst
We support the Town of Amherst’s efforts to bring this event to Cumberland County. Anything that brings people to visit our community is beneficial to all of us!