The 49th edition of the tournament will be held in Canada. It will be the first time that the city is hosting the games since the last time in 2009.
The games are being hosted following a drought of 16 years. Ottawa Senators' arena Canadian Tire Center is set to host 17 games along with finals and semi-finals.
TD Place, the home to Ottawa 67 of the CHL will host the remaining 14 games. Both spaces are in the process of undergoing replacement and upgrade.
While hosting the games in 2009, the city drew the attention of 450,000 fans. Canada remained victorious whilst Sweden won silver and Russia won bronze.
Following that, Ottawa organized the 2013 Women's Championship. The upcoming event is expected to have more participation and bring millions in revenue.
World Juniors location 2023 was shifted to Canada at the last moment. After a 20 years gap since 2003, Halifax got to stage the contest.
Russia held the hosting rights of 2023. However, because they invaded Ukraine, the rights were pulled back. Belarus and Russia were immediately expelled from the competition.
Canada became the last-moment host and managed everything in time. Along with Halifax, the games were split in Moncton as well.
In the past 47 tournaments, Canada has won the title 20 times. They received ten silver medals and five bronze ones. Moreover, they have organized the games 16 times.
The country gets to host the games most because of its substantial ice hockey infrastructure. They have arenas spread throughout the country and the sport is played at all levels.
Canada has the hosting right for the 2029 and 2032 seasons. However, the actual cities and arenas where the games will be held are yet to be announced.