On Thursday, Chris Kuc of the Chicago Tribune tweeted that Blackhawks chairman Rocky Wirtz is trying to bring major international hockey events to Chicago.
#Blackhawks Chairman Rocky Wirtz has put in bid to bring 2018 World Junior Championships to Chicago. Also wants future World Cup of Hockey.
— Chris Kuc (@ChrisKuc) July 23, 2015
The World Junior Championship tournament will be in Helsinki in 2016 and split between Montreal and Toronto in 2017. Buffalo was the last city in the United States to host the World Juniors (2011).
Chicago has hosted three Stanley Cup Final series in the last six years, but hasn’t hosted an NHL All-Star Game since 1991.