Canada wins Gold At The 2023 IIHF World Junior Championship!
After winning 3-2 Over Czechia
Scotia Bank Centre (Source: Government of Nova Scotia)
Over 11 eleven days, more than 200,000 fans congregated in Halifax and Moncton with more than 5,000 hotel nights booked for the event. Tickets for the games at both venues were in high demand leaving many eager fans seeking establishments with good food and big screen televisions as to not miss any of the action.
The 2023 IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship not only attracted enthusiastic hockey fans from Atlantic Canada, but also from across Canada as well as around the world. All who converged on the two host cities for the World Junior Championship enjoyed nearly two weeks of exciting hockey, along with the famous world class hospitality that Atlantic Canada has to offer.
All of the excitement of the Championship peaked in Halifax Thursday evening with Dylan Guenther's golden overtime goal that secured the Gold Medal win for Canada and set off a grand celebration inside the Scotiabank Centre and throughout the streets of Downtown Halifax.
With the 2023 World Junior Championship now in the history books, all involved are declaring it a huge success. The thousands of fans that filled the venues along with more than 250 volunteers that worked over 10,000 hours are being given the recognition for their role in helping Canada secure the win. The hospitality industry and the food service industry are also being credited for their part in the success of the Championship by demonstrating that both Halifax and Moncton are capable of hosting such a large world class event.
According to Halifax Regional Municipality Councillor Tony Mancini, the hospitality and food service industry received a much-needed economic boost. He said, “The pandemic has been tough for everyone, especially our small businesses. They had years of lost revenue and this is going to be a big help.” Congratulations, Team Canada on winning gold and Atlantic Canada for showcasing the exciting event to the world!