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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 2018 IIHF World Junior Championship is scheduled to take place from December 26, 2017 through January 5, 2018.
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.
The participating nations and full schedule for the 2018 IIHF World Championship can be found here.
Ticket packages are currently available in either Gold (31 Games – Lower Level), Silver (23 Games at KeyBank Center/New Era Field – Lower Level for all games) or Bronze (23 Games at KeyBank Center/New Era Field – Upper Level for all games) packages. There are also 12-game and 8-game packages on sale now. No information regarding individual game tickets is currently available.
Click here for information on Gold, Silver and Bronze packages.
Click here for information on 12-game and 8-game ticket packages.
The Buffalo Sabres have offered current season ticket holders, based on availability, the right to purchase tickets for the 2018 IIHF World Junior Championship. Season ticket holders will be given the first opportunity to purchase seats for this event, as well as any additional tickets, based upon availability. Seating locations and additional ticket purchases may be subject to limitations or restrictions as set forth by the International Ice Hockey Federation.
When possible we will try to keep your same seat location for all World Junior games played at KeyBank Center, if you so request, but is limited to availability.
The Buffalo Sabres are pleased to be able to offer mini-pack holders, based on availability, the right to purchase tickets for the 2018 IIHF World Junior Championship. In addition we will also be extending the opportunity for mini-pack holders to purchase additional ticket packages, again, based upon availability. Seating locations and ticket purchases may be subject to limitations or restrictions as set forth by the International Ice Hockey Federation.
All suite holders will have the opportunity to purchase their suite for the 2018 IIHF World Junior Championship. Information with regards to pricing and package options will be communicated once available. If you are a current suite holder and have questions please contact Chris Costanzo at 716-312-8621 (e-mail) or Jon Latke at 716-855-4459 (e-mail).
Ticket packages will be available in either Gold (31 Games – Lower Level), Silver (23 Games at KeyBank Center/New Era Field – Lower Level for all games) or Bronze (23 Games at KeyBank Center/New Era Field – Upper Level for all games) packages. There are also 12-game and 8-game packages available.

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.

At this time, individual game tickets are not for sale and there is no guarantee that they will go on sale depending upon the total number of ticket packages sold. The only way to guarantee tickets to the event at this time is to purchase one of the offered ticket packages.
The Host Organizing Committee will work with package holders on a means to donate your unused tickets. More information regarding this process will be made available in the future.
BuffaloWorldJuniors.com will be the Host Organizing Committee’s hub to relay event specific information to fans.
There will be dozens of paid, temporary, part-time staff positions available in several different capacities, including team hosts, bi-lingual team hosts, transportation, media services, game presentation and other areas. All World Junior staffing will be paid positions as there will be no volunteer positions. To apply for a part-time position with the 2018 World Junior Championship, click here.
The game between USA and Canada on Friday, Dec. 29, 2017, will be the first-ever outdoor game played in IIHF World Junior Championship history.
The outdoor game will be played as part of the 2018 IIHF World Junior Championship tournament, and the result will count toward the group play standings.
Every effort will be made to play the game outdoors at New Era Field on Dec. 29, 2017. However, IIHF rules stipulate that the game cannot be moved to another date. As a result, if adverse weather conditions don’t allow for the game to be played outdoors, it will be moved to KeyBank Center and will still be played that day. In the event that due to weather the USA vs. Canada game at New Era Field cannot be played, each package holder will have a valid ticket for the game to be played at KeyBank Center. Any additional tickets will be refunded or applied to tickets at KeyBank Center - based on availability. Individual game tickets will be refunded or applied to any available tickets at Key Bank Center.
Purchasing a Ticket Package (Gold, Silver, Bronze, 12 or 8-game) is the only way to guarantee a seat at the Outdoor Game. In addition to the seat included in the package, Gold/Silver/Bronze buyers will also have the opportunity to purchase three (3) additional outdoor tickets.
Opportunities for members of the community to skate on the ice at New Era Field may become available at a later date. All information will be provided on www.buffaloworldjuniors.com when available.
The game between USA and Canada on Friday, Dec. 29, 2017, is scheduled to be the only 2018 World Junior Championship game played at New Era Field.
Fans will not be able to choose their specific seats for the outdoor game at New Era Field like they will be able to for games at KeyBank Center; however, you will know what section you’re seats will be located in as seating locations correspond with the various package levels: Gold, Silver and Bronze packages.
Fans who purchase Gold, Silver or Bronze ticket packages for the 2018 IIHF World Junior Championship in Buffalo will receive one ticket to the outdoor game as part of the package, as well as the opportunity to purchase up to three (3) additional tickets per package.
Enrolling in NEXUS, a Trusted Traveler Program designed to expedite the border clearance process for low-risk, pre-approved travelers, saves time when crossing the border.
Membership saves you time by allowing you to use a dedicated Customs inspection lane while traveling back and forth between Canada and the United States. Your NEXUS identification card also complies with the U.S. Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI) requirements that went into effect June 1, 2009, which allow only a passport or other secure travel document as acceptable forms of identification for U.S. and Canadian citizens seeking entry into the United States. Children 18 and under who are U.S. or Canadian citizens are exempt and only need to show proof of citizenship, such as a birth certificate.
The NEXUS membership card is only $50 (USD) and cards are valid for 5 years. There is no charge for Children under the age of 18. The NEXUS office is located at 10 Central Avenue in Fort Erie. You can call the Buffalo/Fort Erie enrollment center at 905-994-6521.
NEXUS dedicated Customs inspection lanes are available in the Buffalo Niagara Region at the Peace Bridge, as well as the Whirlpool-Rapids Bridge, which is a crossing for NEXUS holders only. Please note that the Lewiston-Queenston Bridge provides dedicated NEXUS service for Canadian-bound travelers only, while the Rainbow Bridge provides NEXUS service exclusively for United States-bound travelers.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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 2018 IIHF World Junior Championship is scheduled to take place from December 26, 2017 through January 5, 2018.
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.
The participating nations and full schedule for the 2018 IIHF World Championship can be found here.
Ticket packages are currently available in either Gold (31 Games – Lower Level), Silver (23 Games at KeyBank Center/New Era Field – Lower Level for all games) or Bronze (23 Games at KeyBank Center/New Era Field – Upper Level for all games) packages. There are also 12-game and 8-game packages on sale now. No information regarding individual game tickets is currently available.
Click here for information on Gold, Silver and Bronze packages.
Click here for information on 12-game and 8-game ticket packages.
The Buffalo Sabres have offered current season ticket holders, based on availability, the right to purchase tickets for the 2018 IIHF World Junior Championship. Season ticket holders will be given the first opportunity to purchase seats for this event, as well as any additional tickets, based upon availability. Seating locations and additional ticket purchases may be subject to limitations or restrictions as set forth by the International Ice Hockey Federation.
When possible we will try to keep your same seat location for all World Junior games played at KeyBank Center, if you so request, but is limited to availability.
The Buffalo Sabres are pleased to be able to offer mini-pack holders, based on availability, the right to purchase tickets for the 2018 IIHF World Junior Championship. In addition we will also be extending the opportunity for mini-pack holders to purchase additional ticket packages, again, based upon availability. Seating locations and ticket purchases may be subject to limitations or restrictions as set forth by the International Ice Hockey Federation.
All suite holders will have the opportunity to purchase their suite for the 2018 IIHF World Junior Championship. Information with regards to pricing and package options will be communicated once available. If you are a current suite holder and have questions please contact Chris Costanzo at 716-312-8621 (e-mail) or Jon Latke at 716-855-4459 (e-mail).
Ticket packages will be available in either Gold (31 Games – Lower Level), Silver (23 Games at KeyBank Center/New Era Field – Lower Level for all games) or Bronze (23 Games at KeyBank Center/New Era Field – Upper Level for all games) packages. There are also 12-game and 8-game packages available.

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.

At this time, individual game tickets are not for sale and there is no guarantee that they will go on sale depending upon the total number of ticket packages sold. The only way to guarantee tickets to the event at this time is to purchase one of the offered ticket packages.
The Host Organizing Committee will work with package holders on a means to donate your unused tickets. More information regarding this process will be made available in the future.
BuffaloWorldJuniors.com will be the Host Organizing Committee’s hub to relay event specific information to fans.
There will be dozens of paid, temporary, part-time staff positions available in several different capacities, including team hosts, bi-lingual team hosts, transportation, media services, game presentation and other areas. All World Junior staffing will be paid positions as there will be no volunteer positions. To apply for a part-time position with the 2018 World Junior Championship, click here.
The game between USA and Canada on Friday, Dec. 29, 2017, will be the first-ever outdoor game played in IIHF World Junior Championship history.
The outdoor game will be played as part of the 2018 IIHF World Junior Championship tournament, and the result will count toward the group play standings.
Every effort will be made to play the game outdoors at New Era Field on Dec. 29, 2017. However, IIHF rules stipulate that the game cannot be moved to another date. As a result, if adverse weather conditions don’t allow for the game to be played outdoors, it will be moved to KeyBank Center and will still be played that day. In the event that due to weather the USA vs. Canada game at New Era Field cannot be played, each package holder will have a valid ticket for the game to be played at KeyBank Center. Any additional tickets will be refunded or applied to tickets at KeyBank Center - based on availability. Individual game tickets will be refunded or applied to any available tickets at Key Bank Center.
Purchasing a Ticket Package (Gold, Silver, Bronze, 12 or 8-game) is the only way to guarantee a seat at the Outdoor Game. In addition to the seat included in the package, Gold/Silver/Bronze buyers will also have the opportunity to purchase three (3) additional outdoor tickets.
Opportunities for members of the community to skate on the ice at New Era Field may become available at a later date. All information will be provided on www.buffaloworldjuniors.com when available.
The game between USA and Canada on Friday, Dec. 29, 2017, is scheduled to be the only 2018 World Junior Championship game played at New Era Field.
Fans will not be able to choose their specific seats for the outdoor game at New Era Field like they will be able to for games at KeyBank Center; however, you will know what section you’re seats will be located in as seating locations correspond with the various package levels: Gold, Silver and Bronze packages.
Fans who purchase Gold, Silver or Bronze ticket packages for the 2018 IIHF World Junior Championship in Buffalo will receive one ticket to the outdoor game as part of the package, as well as the opportunity to purchase up to three (3) additional tickets per package.
Enrolling in NEXUS, a Trusted Traveler Program designed to expedite the border clearance process for low-risk, pre-approved travelers, saves time when crossing the border.
Membership saves you time by allowing you to use a dedicated Customs inspection lane while traveling back and forth between Canada and the United States. Your NEXUS identification card also complies with the U.S. Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI) requirements that went into effect June 1, 2009, which allow only a passport or other secure travel document as acceptable forms of identification for U.S. and Canadian citizens seeking entry into the United States. Children 18 and under who are U.S. or Canadian citizens are exempt and only need to show proof of citizenship, such as a birth certificate.
The NEXUS membership card is only $50 (USD) and cards are valid for 5 years. There is no charge for Children under the age of 18. The NEXUS office is located at 10 Central Avenue in Fort Erie. You can call the Buffalo/Fort Erie enrollment center at 905-994-6521.
NEXUS dedicated Customs inspection lanes are available in the Buffalo Niagara Region at the Peace Bridge, as well as the Whirlpool-Rapids Bridge, which is a crossing for NEXUS holders only. Please note that the Lewiston-Queenston Bridge provides dedicated NEXUS service for Canadian-bound travelers only, while the Rainbow Bridge provides NEXUS service exclusively for United States-bound travelers.