World Junior A Challenge

World Junior A Challenge

World Junior A Challenge

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The World Junior A Challenge (WJAC) is an international ice hockey tournament sponsored by Hockey Canada, the Canadian Junior Hockey League, and the International Ice Hockey Federation. The Championship is to display the best-of-the-best at just the Junior "A" level. The tournament is modeled after the World Junior Ice Hockey Championships which displays the best of all Junior-aged hockey players.

This tournament is to showcase players Junior-aged players who play Junior "A" hockey, featuring Canadian born players from teams in the Canadian Junior Hockey League and representative teams from Russia, Sweden, United States, and Switzerland.

History

The tournament was created in 2006 through a proposal by the Canadian Junior A Hockey League to Hockey Canada. The idea behind the tournament is to showcase all-star players in the CJAHL to Canadian Hockey League, National Collegiate Athletic Association, and National Hockey League scouts while exposing the players to an international level and style of play.

Canada will be represented by two "all-star" teams of Canadian born players. Canada West will be made up of players from the British Columbia Hockey League, Alberta Junior Hockey League, Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League, Manitoba Junior Hockey League, and the Superior International Junior Hockey League. Canada East will feature players from the Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League, Ontario Junior Hockey League, Central Junior A Hockey League,...
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