The Hockey World is Coming to Buffalo!
December 26th, 2017 to January 5th, 2018
2018 IIHF U2 World Junior Championship
This December, the top hockey players under the age of 20 from the top ranked countries will compete in this 11-day tournament, hosted in Buffalo at the New Era Field (Bills Stadium, Outdoor), Harbour Center and KeyBank Center.
The 2018 IIHF World Junior Championship is one of the most highly anticipated hockey events on the calendar each year. It includes the best men’s players under the age of 20 (players are mostly 18 and 19) from 10 nations around the world. This is only the fifth World Junior Championship to be played in the United States and the second time it has been played in Buffalo (2011). This marks the first time that a U.S. city has hosted the World Junior Championship a second time. A number of players in the Buffalo Sabres organization have participated in the World Juniors including: Victor Antipin (Russia), Nathan Beaulieu (Canada), Jack Eichel (USA), Hudson Fasching (USA), Zemgus Girgensons (Latvia), Josh Gorges (Canada), Jacob Josefson (Sweden), Evander Kane (Canada), Johan Larsson (Sweden), Robin Lehner (Sweden), Jake McCabe (USA), Alexander Nylander (Sweden), Kyle Okposo (USA), Benoit Pouliot (Canada), Sam Reinhart (Canada), Rasmus Ristolainen (Finland), Marco Scandella (Canada), Linus Ullmark (Sweden).
The 10-team, 31-game tournament will take place at KeyBank Center (home of the NHL’s Buffalo Sabres), HarborCenter (across from KeyBank Center) and New Era Field (home of the NFL’s Buffalo Bills). A total of 22 games are scheduled to be played at KeyBank Center, while eight games will take place at HarborCenter. New Era Field will host the first-ever outdoor game in World Junior Championship history as part of the tournament on Friday, Dec. 29, between USA and Canada.
Gold Package: $1,550.00
31 Games at KeyBank Center/HarborCenter/New Era Field - includes lower bowl for all games (Only 1,400 available)
Silver Package: $1,265.00
23 Games at KeyBank Cent/New Era Field - lower bowl or Club for all games
Bronze Package: $690.00
23 Games at KeyBank Center/New Era Field - upper bowl for all games
12-Game Package: $800 (lower level) or $600 (upper level)
8-Game Package: $550 (lower level) or $400 (upper level)
Purchasing a Ticket Package is the only way to guarantee a seat at the Outdoor Game. In addition to the seat included in the package, buyers of Gold/Silver/Bronze will also have the opportunity to purchase 3 additional outdoor game tickets.
Go to buffaloworldjuniors.com for complete tournament schedule and to purchase tickets.
Here is the schedule for the 2018 IIHF World Under 20 Hockey Championship:
Tuesday December 26, 2017
Game 1: 12:00 – CZE vs. RUS
Game 2: 14:00 – BLR vs. SWE
Game 3: 16:00 – CAN vs. FIN
Game 4: 20:00 – DEN vs. USA
Wednesday December 27, 2017
Game 5: 15:00 – SUI vs. BLR
Game 6: 19:00 – SVK vs. CAN
Thursday December 28, 2017
Game 7: 12:00 – FIN vs. DEN
Game 8: 14:00 – RUS vs. SUI
Game 9: 16:00 – SWE vs. CZE
Game 10: 20:00 – USA vs. SVK
Friday December 29, 2017
Game 11: 12:00 – BLR vs. RUS
Game 12: 15:00 – CAN vs. USA
Saturday December 30, 2010
Game 13: 12:00 – CZE vs. BLR
Game 14: 14:00 – SWE vs. SUI
Game 15: 16:00 – FIN vs. SVK
Game 16: 20:00 – DEN vs. CAN
Sunday December 31, 2017
Game 17: 12:00 – SWE vs. CZE
Game 18: 16:00 – USA vs. FIN
Game 19: 18:00 – SVK vs. DEN
Game 20: 20:00 – RUS vs. SWE
Click here for more: http://www.buffaloworldjuniors.com/schedule
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