"The Canadian Sport Tourism Alliance assessed the economic impact of the tournament at $86.2 million when factoring in visitor expenditures and tax revenue generated from it.

By comparison, the 2010 world junior tournament in Saskatoon and Regina generated a $15-million surplus, according to Hockey Canada records."

Great news when hockey helps in a sluggish economy. The other benefit is a sure sign that more and more people are paying attention to hockey. Being able to divert, if it is true, $9M back to the hockey program is great.