The Mattamy Athletic Centre's official Twitter account announce Canada's world junior team will play at the MAC in preparation for the 2015 IIHF. (Courtesy Winston Chow)

The Mattamy Athletic Centre’s official Twitter account announce Canada’s world junior team will play at the MAC in preparation for the 2015 IIHF. (Courtesy Winston Chow)

Canada’s junior hockey team will play at the Mattamy Athletic Centre in December as part of its preparation for the 2015 IIHF World Junior Championship.
TSN’s Bob McKenzie tweeted on Wednesday that Canada will play two games against the Canadian Interuniversity Sport all-stars on Dec.13 and 14.

Last year, the CIS Toronto Selects comprised of members from the Ryerson Rams, Toronto Varsity Blues and York Lions, who played a one game against the World Juniors out of the MasterCard Centre in Etobicoke, Ont.

Global Spectrum Facility Management’s Dan Berger said he’s excited and honored the facility will be hosting the event.

“The World Junior Hockey Championships are a special event not only to Torontonians but all Canadians, and to be able to offer fans the opportunity to see the team play in an iconic hockey venue like Ryerson’s Mattamy Athletic Centre, former Maple Leaf Gardens, is truly incredible.”

Ryerson Rams men’s hockey coach Graham Wise shared Berger’s enthusiasm.

“This is a remarkable opportunity for our student-athletes and an experience that they will never forget.”

Wise said the chance to connect with an organization as prestigious as Hockey Canada is something he relishes in and is just another example of Ryerson Athletics “providing student-athletes with unique and fulfilling opportunities on and off the ice.”

Ryersonian Managing Editor Live - Ryerson School of Journalism. Sports reporter/editor at The Canadian Press. Sportsnet NHL web producer. Ryan graduated from the Ryerson School of Journalism in 2015.