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About the Championship
Between April 19 and April 29, 2018, Chelyabinsk Region will host the most awaited sports event,
the 2018 IIHF Ice Hockey Under-18 World Championship. The event will be the 20th junior tournament organized by the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF). The competitions
will be held in two cities, Chelyabinsk
and Magnitogorsk. South Ural will be welcoming
the world's top 10 junior teams: nine squads that have kept their berth in the Top Division based
on the 2017 WJC-18 results (USA, Finland, Russia, Sweden, Canada, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Switzerland, and Belarus) and Team France that
was promoted from Division I.

In Round Robin, the teams will be divided into
two groups, with every squad playing four games. Top eight teams advance to playoff quarterfinals.

In their turn, the teams placed last in the groups
will play each other in a best-of-three series to stay in the Top Division.

News of the championship
The competitions will be held at two largest ice arenas Metallurg and Traktor.
The venues fully comply with KHL requirements in terms
of engineering equipment. The capacity of the arenas
is 7.5 thousand seats each. The area adjacent to the venues
is landscaped; there are convenient parking lots for the fans, with the capacity of 6 thousand cars each.
The arenas feature a sufficient number of comfortable locker rooms both for the players and support staff, as well as for pre-game show talents. There are shower rooms as required, skate-sharpening rooms, and a full-cycle laundry complex designed
to serve championship participants in a prompt manner.
An adequate number of referee rooms and coach rooms
are provided.

The venues feature a fire safety, security and CCTV system
in accordance with the Russian law, as well as IHFR and KHL requirements. The arenas also comply with accessibility standards.
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to the Participant
Vladislav Tretjak
President of the Russian Hockey Federation
Dear friends!

The World Championship angry players under 18 years old - always a bright, unforgettable sight. I am sure that the fans in Chelyabinsk and Magnitogorsk will show interest not only to the Russian team, but also to other participants. And let the juniors just learn how to play hockey, and the big and bright career awaits them ahead, the spectators in the stands and the fans who will follow the TV shows will get a lot of fun, since junior hockey is an unprecedented passion, excitement, the desire to win at any cost . We are waiting for an exciting tournament!

Boris Dubrovskiy
The Governor of Chelyabinsk Region
Dear Friends,

Let me greet all IIHF Ice Hockey Under-18 World Championship participants. For Chelyabinsk Region that has always been famous for its hockey traditions, it is a great honor to host this vibrant and prestigious international tournament.

I am positive that the hot Chelyabinsk ice will open the way to professional sports to many players and become the beginning of their ascent to the sports Olympus.

I wish all young athletes beautiful matches and great sports luck!
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