Youth in 39 BC communities will get to learn about and try hockey over the next eight (8) weeks when BC Hockey’s “Road to the World Juniors” tour rolls into communities across BC.


To help generate excitement for the 2019 IIHF World Junior Championship (WJC) in Vancouver and Victoria, BC Hockey is travelling across the province between October 1 and November 30, 2018 to deliver fun, educational presentations to kids at elementary schools and friendship centres. The 45-minute presentations will include:

  • Demonstration of basic hockey skills utilizing floorball equipment
  • Donation of two (2) sets of floorball equipment with the BC Hockey In Our Schools program material
  • Deliverance of the Hockey Canada WJC educational school program

The tour kicks off in the north in Smithers on October 1, 2018.





“Playing hockey is an excellent way for kids to be active, make friends and learn the value of teamwork,” said Lisa Beare, Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture. “Our government is proud to support this tour, which will give kids across B.C. a chance to try this great sport at their schools.”


“Our organization is committed to providing an opportunity for all students to enhance their life learning outcomes through hockey experiences,” said BC Hockey Chief Executive Officer, Barry Petrachenko.  “The Road to the World Juniors will inspire British Columbians and allow us an opportunity to welcome new participants to hockey, while leaving a lasting impact within the host communities.”