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Winnipeg, Saskatoon Joint Group Seeking To Host '19 World Junior Hockey Championship

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 10 / 26 / 16

A joint group out of Winnipeg and Saskatoon "seeking to host" the '19 IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship made an "in-person pitch to Hockey Canada" yesterday in Calgary, according to Kevin Mitchell of the Saskatoon STARPHOENIX. The two-city bid is co-chaired by Jets Exec Chair Mark Chip...

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