Ticket packages have nearly sold out in Toronto and are more than 50 per cent sold in Montreal for the 2015 world junior hockey championship.

The tickets went on sale Dec. 30 and are selling fast, said Pat McEleney, executive director of the 2015 and 2017 world juniors, which will both be held in Montreal and Toronto.

"We're excited about where we are," said McEleney.

Hockey Canada is looking to set attendance records and reap record profits by holding the event in Canada's two largest cities.

In 2015, Canada will play its round-robin games as well as a quarter-final at the 21,273-seat Bell Centre before moving to the 18,819-seat Air Canada Centre in Toronto for the medal round. Toronto will also host the five-team round-robin group that Canada is not in.

Canada will start the 2017 event in Toronto, with the other group and the medal round in Montreal.