The 2022 World Juniors has been rescheduled for August at Rogers Place in Edmonton.

The World Junior Ice Hockey Championship is a yearly tournament that gathers the top junior hockey players from around the world as they represent their countries in an international event. 

The last event started in December 2021 before it was suddenly cancelled due to COVID-19. Since the cancellation, Russia was also expelled from competing after the invasion of Ukraine. 

Back in February at the Beijing Olympics, International Ice Hockey Federation president Luc Tardif confirmed that the tournament would be resuming in the summer with all results and statistics from December being scratched. 

Fort Saskatchewan's Olen Zellweger and former Fort Saskatchewan Rangers' goalie Sebastian Cossa were originally on Team Canada, with Sherwood Park's Kaiden Guhle named as team captain. The new roster has not yet been announced.

The tournament will also take place solely in Edmonton, rather than the original plan of both Edmonton and Red Deer.

Usually, the World Juniors is an opportunity for young hockey players to display their skills to the NHL, who put the tournament into account when considering the NHL draft in June. Now that it's been rescheduled for August, two months after the draft, many first-time eligible players won't have the opportunity to play in the World Juniors. 

The 2022 tournament may allow full attendance, unlike last year which was only allowing 50 per cent.