Sweden’s U20 Opener vs Canada is a Sell-Out and a Record for a Junior Hockey Game in Sweden. 31st IIHF "World Juniors" Opens in Nine Days
This means that the previous Swedish IIHF World U20 record from the 1993 championship will be broken. Finland vs Sweden (with Peter Forsberg and Marcus Naslund) attracted 5,398 on January 2, 1993 in Gavle. Sweden has not won the IIHF World U20 Championship since 1981 and they have not won a medal in the ten last tournaments. The Sweden 2007 OC has also announced high ticket demands for the Sweden - USA new year's eve game in Leksand and the Canada - USA showdown in Mora on December 27.
Go to IIHF.COM for preliminary rosters of the ten participating teams. Click to TOURNAMENTS on the left navigation and go to W20. The final rosters will be registered at the tournament directorate on December 25. All roster announcements prior to that date are to be considered as preliminary.
A web-based 2007 World U20 Media Guide & Advisory (pdf-file) has been published on IIHF.COM. The guide will be continuously updated leading up to opening day. The direct link is: http://www.iihf.com/news/U20-guide.pdf
Event and local information (accommodation, ticket sales etc.) can be found on the official event website: http://www.worldjuniors2007.com/