Richmond to welcome the hockey world at Parade of Athletes

By Don Fennell

Published 3:19 PST, Wed January 22, 2020

Last Updated: 2:13 PDT, Wed May 12, 2021

The Richmond Sentinel is proud to be official media sponsor for the 2020 Molson Canadian CARHA Hockey World Cup March 29 to April 5 in Richmond. Bringing together the hockey world—literally from around the globe—the prestigious tournament is held once every four years. Keep checking for updates.

In just over two months, the hockey world will gather in Richmond to celebrate a spectacle on ice.

The 2020 Molson Canadian CARHA Hockey World Cup (March 29 to April 5) will feature more that 140 teams from 15 countries, and some 3,000 participants. From host Canada (generally regarded as the birthplace of the sport) to the United States and England to Finland to Russia, the entry list spans the globe.

Before the puck is dropped, Richmondites are being encouraged to help roll out the welcome mat in the biggest show of hospitality since the city hosted long track speed skating at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games.

A Parade of Athletes will be held March 29. Imagine the streets lined with local hockey fans, supporting and cheering on the players as they enter the Richmond Olympic Oval for the official Opening Ceremonies? Fans are encouraged to bring their thunder sticks, towels to wave, and noise makers to make it a moment not soon forgotten.

“We’re looking forward to seeing the streets of Richmond lined with friendly, passionate hockey fans at our Parade of Athletes, to welcome our players and participants from all corners of the globe to the city,” says CARHA spokesperson Tyler Broderick. 

The Opening Ceremonies will allow players an opportunity to make new friends and reconnect with old ones in true Canadian fashion, all the while enjoying live entertainment and interactive activities. 

Fans can also stand tall at the feature game Friday night, by packing the stands at Minoru Arenas for a game that will be broadcast nationally.

Held every four years, the CARHA Hockey World Cup is the largest adult rec hockey tournament on the planet. 

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