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Buffalo Braces For Hockey World

From The Buffalo News:

The World Junior Hockey Championship will run from Dec. 26 through Jan. 5, with only one off day, New Year’s Day. The tournament, showcasing the world’s best 18- and 19-year-old hockey players, will bring 21 games to HSBC Arena and another 10 to Niagara University’s Dwyer Arena.

“It’s the NCAAs, for 11 days, with beer,” Buffalo Sabres public relations director Michael M. Gilbert quipped.

Sabres officials, serving as host for the 10-team tournament, won’t hazard a guess on the number of visitors expected here for what’s considered the second most prestigious international hockey tournament, behind only the Olympics.

All they’ll say is that they expect tens of thousands of fans.

More than 50,000 visitors, mostly from Canada, are expected.

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redxblack's avatar

Tickets for Norway v. Sweden are $20. Tickets for Canada v. Russia are $115.

It’s kind of surprising the difference in the prices. Nor/Swe is at Niagara University and Can/Rus is at HSBC, but SWI/GER is at HSBC and those tickets are $40.

Lots of affordable hockey, depending on who you want to see.

Posted by redxblack from Akron Ohio on 12/19/10 at 03:40 PM ET

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