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Oilers Want To Host Hockey's World Juniors, World Cup To Show Off New Arena District

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 09 / 29 / 16

Oilers Entertainment Group Vice Chair & CEO Bob Nicholson wants to host both the IIHF World Junior Championship in '19 and the World Cup of Hockey in '20, as the timing of the events would allow the Oilers to "show off the by-then world-famous Rogers Place, and at the same time celebrate the ope...

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