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8th annual Junior Club World Cup will take place in Sochi at Sirius educational center for talented kids from August 18th to August 26th. The tournament is going to bring together teams from Austria, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Finland, Russia, Sweden and Switzerland.
Russia will be represented at the JCWC by reigning Kharlamov Cup champions Loko Yaroslavl. Aside from the ‘railway men’, Junior Hockey League will also delegate Kunlun Red Star Junior from China.
After missing two years North America returns to the tournament and will be represented by the Ottawa Capitals, which will consist of players from Canadian junior leagues.
Reigning Swedish Junior Superelit champions HV71 from Sweden will make their debut at the tournament.
Ocelari Trinec from Czech Republic will make their 2nd appearance at the tournament, as last year the team won Junior Club World Cup bronze medals.
4-time Swiss major junior league champions Davos will also play in their 2nd consecutive Junior Club World Cup.
Finland will be represented by U20 Jokerit. The team competes in junior SM-Liiga in Finland. This will be their 3rd appearance at the Junior Club World Cup.
Red Bull Hockey Juniors from Austria will return to the tournament in Sochi. The team competed in Junior Hockey League for two seasons and made their first Junior Club World Cup appearance in 2014.
“For the second time in eight years that the tournament has been in existence, Junior Hockey League has a minimal number of representatives, which will allow our players to gain maximum experience facing teams from different hockey schools,” said JHL managing director Alexei Morozov. “I’m very happy that we managed to get a North American team to participate in the end. The team will feature players from several teams, which in result will add to excitement of the games.”