The World Junior Hockey Championship is returning to B.C. in 2019.
Hockey Canada is expected to make the official announcement at a news conference this afternoon at Rogers Arena.
The event will be hosted in Vancouver and Victoria.
Charles Gauthier with the Downtown Vancouver Business Improvement Association says it’s great economic news for the region.
“I think it increases our profile in the broader community throughout the world as well in terms of being to host these events and doing it well.”
Vancouver last hosted the event in 2006.