VANCOUVER (CP) - Vancouver has won the right to host the 2006 world junior hockey championship. Hockey Canada made the announcement jointly with the Canadian Hockey League on Thursday at GM Place. Vancouver was chosen from among five finalists, including Ottawa, Quebec City, Saskatoon and a joint bid from London and Kitchener, Ont. Included in Vancouver's bid was the plan to hold pool games in Kamloops and Kelowna, with the medal-round games in Vancouver at both GM Place and Pacific Coliseum. Both the NHL's Canucks and the Western Hockey League's Giants are based in Vancouver. http://www.tsn.ca/world_jrs/news_story.asp?id=70105 ======================================== I'm glad Vancouver won the bid, but I don't quite understand Kamloops and Kelowna's involvement. Judging by this, it sounds as if Vancouver is only hosting medal games??? Also, listening to the TV on Sportsnet, Cranbrook is to be involved as well? If Cranbrook, why not Prince George? Cranbrook is just as far away.