USA Hockey is excited to have been selected by the International Ice Hockey Federation as the host for the 2016 IIHF Men’s U18 World Championship. This prestigious event will bring the top U18 players from 10 nations to the United States to compete for the world title.
We are pleased to provide you with this Request for Proposal, knowing your rich tradition in hockey. We hope that you will have an interest in partnering with USA Hockey to host this event and invite you to submit a bid.
The United States has had much success in this tournament, winning eight gold medals overall, including the top prize in five of the last six seasons. The tournament is filled with players that go on to star in both the Olympics and National Hockey League.
The IIHF Men’s U18 World Championship is a major international event that draws television exposure from across the world and provides a positive economic and social impact on communities where it is hosted.
Our country has had the opportunity to host this world championship just once previously (2009 in Fargo, N.D.) and we are proud to have it return to our soil in 2016.
Please feel free to contact us if you have questions.