Markham Arena II
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10-28-2012, 11:13 AM
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Despite an oft-repeated pledge from one of the businessmen behind the project, an NHL-ready arena being proposed in the Toronto suburb of Markham would be a “long shot” to win the right to host the 2015 world junior hockey championship, according to the head of the sport’s governing body in Canada.
Bob Nicholson, president and chief executive of Hockey Canada, said there would not be enough time between when the building would be complete and operational — a date set, tentatively, in late 2014 — and when the tournament would begin. With the complexities of what would be a massive event, a brand new building would not be a suitable host.
Roustan now says he'll turn his attention to the 2017 World Juniors, also scheduled to be held in Canada.
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