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2018 IIHF World Junior Championship - Buffalo, New York

Buffalo, New York | Dec. 26-Jan. 5

The U.S. National Junior Team will enter the 2018 International Ice Hockey Federation World Junior Championship as the defending gold medalist on home ice as the United States will host the event for the second time in the city of Buffalo, New York, and sixth time overall. The previous time the event was held in Buffalo also saw Team USA enter as defending gold medalists, where it finished with a bronze medal at the 2011 IIHF World Junior Championship after claiming gold at the 2010 event in Ufa, Russia. 

The 2018 event will be conducted from Dec. 26, 2017-Jan. 5, 2018 at the KeyBank Center and HarborCenter in downtown Buffalo. The U.S. and Canada will make history when the two rivals battle outdoors on Dec. 29, 2017, in a preliminary round game. The outdoor game, one of 31 total in the 2018 World Juniors, will be staged at New Era Field in Orchard Park, New York, home of the NFL’s Buffalo Bills. Never before has an outdoor game been played at any top-level IIHF world championship.

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U.S. Rosters

2018 U.S. Schedule

Date Opponent Location Time (ET) Tickets
Wed., Dec. 20 Belarus
Pre-Tournament Game
Northwest Arena
Jamestown, N.Y.
7 p.m. Buy Tickets
Fri., Dec. 22 Sweden
Pre-Tournament Game
Erie Insurance Arena
Erie, Pa.
7 p.m. Buy Tickets
Tues., Dec. 26 Denmark
Preliminary Round
KeyBank Center
Buffalo, N.Y.
8:00 p.m. Buy Tickets
Thurs., Dec. 28 Slovakia
Preliminary Round
KeyBank Center
Buffalo, N.Y.
8:00 p.m. Buy Tickets
Fri., Dec. 29 Canada
Preliminary Round
New Era Field
Orchard Park, N.Y.
3:00 p.m. Buy Tickets
Sun., Dec. 31 Finland
Preliminary Round
KeyBank Center
Buffalo, N.Y.
4:00 p.m. Buy Tickets
Tues., Jan. 2 Quarterfinals KeyBank Center
Buffalo, N.Y.
8:00 p.m. Buy Tickets
Thurs., Jan. 4 Semifinals KeyBank Center
Buffalo, N.Y.
4:00 p.m. Buy Tickets
Fri., Jan. 5 Bronze-Medal Game KeyBank Center
Buffalo, N.Y.
4:00 p.m. Buy Tickets
Gold-Medal Game KeyBank Center
Buffalo, N.Y.
8:00 p.m. Buy Tickets

NOTES:

  • If qualified, USA will play the 8:00 PM Quarterfinal
  • If qualified, USA will play the 4:00 PM Semifinal 

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