Junior Club World Cup organizing committee rallied in Sochi on July 25th in order to discuss preparing and hosting issues of the tournament, which will take place between August 18th and August 26th.
The meeting was attended by Junior Hockey League managing director Alexei Morozov, Sochi Physical Culture and Sports department deputy Sergei Volynsky, Russian Ministry of Sports special events department director Dmitry Mironenko, as well as municipality of Sochi, Krasnodar Region Ministry and Sirius educational center delegates.
During the meeting Junior Hockey League representatives inspected Shayba Arena to fit the requirements for hosting international hockey tournament, including security measures, medical services for young athletes, practice venues and comfort accommodation for fans.
30 volunteers from the city of Sochi and other Krasnodar Region counties will help in organizational matters. The volunteers will mainly be responsible for accompanying hockey teams, provide assistance at media center and organizational service at the games.
8th annual Junior Club World Cup will kick off on Saturday, August 18th. Day 1 of the tournament will feature two round robin games. Eight teams will compete for Junior Club World Cup – Loko (Yaroslavl, Russia), Kunlun Red Star Junior (Beijing, China), Ottawa Capitals (Canada), HC Davos (Davos, Switzerland), HV71 (Jönköping, Sweden), Jokerit (Helsinki, Finland), Red Bull (Salzburg, Austria) and Ocelari (Trinec, Czech Republic).
For the first time in history Junior Club World Cup will be held at Sirius educational center premises. The games will take place at Shayba Arena, which was one of the venues of the XXII Winter Olympics and was used for women’s hockey tournament. At the Junior Club World Cup the arena will have a capacity for 5,500 fans.