After the 2023 IIHF World Junior tournament was stripped from Russia last month, a new host nation and city needed to be found quickly. The destination has been decided, as Hockey Canada officially announced today that Halifax, Nova Scotia, and Moncton, New Brunswick will hold the event next winter.

The tournament, which opens on December 26 every year, is one of the premier events for junior-aged prospects and draft-eligible players to showcase their skills to the world, helping impress NHL front offices and gain hockey fans from various markets. It was last held in Halifax in 2003, and hasn’t been in Atlantic Canada since.