Before the battle for gold begins on November 8, Canada’s two World Junior A Challenge entries will get a chance to stretch their legs and the hometown Penticton Vees will see how they stack up against international competition when exhibition action comes to the Okanagan.
Canada West and Canada East will both hit the ice twice before the games count in the standings, including an all-Canadian match-up at the Wesbild Centre in Vernon, B.C. on Friday, November 5. The westerners then head to the South Okanagan Events Centre in Penticton the following night to face the United States in a rematch of the last two WJAC gold medal games, while Canada East rolls into West Kelowna, B.C. to take on Russia at Royal LePage Place.
Friday, November 5
Canada West vs. Canada East | 7 p.m. PT | Wesbild Centre Vernon, B.C.
Saturday, November 6
Canada East vs. Russia | 7 p.m. PT | Royal LePage Place West Kelowna, B.C.
Canada West vs. United States | 7:30 p.m. PT | South Okanagan Events Centre
Vernon, B.C. – Tickets are available for $10 each and can be purchased at the Vernon Vipers office between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday to Friday, or on any Vipers game day at the Wesbild Centre box office starting at 9 a.m. Tickets can also be booked over the phone with Visa or MasterCard at 250-542-6022. Tickets are $5 for children under 12 accompanied by an adult.
Penticton, B.C. – Tickets are available for $10 each and can be purchased in person at the South Okanagan Events Centre box office, by phone at 1-877-763-2849 or online at www.valleyfirsttix.com. Tickets are $5 for children under 12 accompanied by an adult.
West Kelowna, B.C. – Tickets are available for $10 each and can be purchased by phone at 250-762-5050 or online at www.selectyourtickets.com/sports/warriors. Tickets are $5 for children under 12 accompanied by an adult.
SINGLE-GAME TICKETS NOW ON SALE
FOR 2010 WORLD JUNIOR A CHALLENGE
With less than three weeks to go until the puck drops at the 2010 World Junior A Challenge, single-game tickets are now on sale for the November 8-14 event at the South Okanagan Events Centre in Penticton, B.C.
Preliminary round – $10
Quarter-finals – $10
Semifinals – $11
Bronze medal game – $11
Gold medal game – $16
Preliminary round – $8
Quarter-finals – $8
Semifinals – $10
Bronze medal game – $10
Gold medal game – $10
Tickets are $5 for all games for children under 12 accompanied by an adult.
Ticket prices do not include applicable service charges.
Fans can also purchase the Gold Medal Vees package, which includes a ticket to the nationally-televised gold medal game on November 14, as well as a ticket and a hot dog/pop voucher for the Penticton Vees game against the Trail Smoke Eaters on November 17. That package is available for $25 and includes all service charges.
Single-game tickets can be purchased in person at the South Okanagan Events Centre box office or the Wine Country Visitors Centre, by phone at 1-877-763-2849, or online at www.valleyfirsttix.com.
In addition, full-tournament and flex packages are still available.
Before the tournament begins, a trio of Okanagan cities – Penticton, Vernon and West Kelowna – will host exhibition action, including a rematch of the last two gold medal games when Canada West and the United States meet on November 6 in Penticton.