Sabres rookie Jack Eichel played in the world junior championship last year. ©2015, Dan Hickling, Olean Times Herald

World juniors coming back to Buffalo

BUFFALO – USA Hockey announced this morning it will make a “major announcement” – that means the 2018 world junior championship – at 3 p.m. Friday on the 18-yard line at Ralph Wilson Stadium.

Sabres owner Terry Pegula and president Russ Brandon will attend the news conference.

The Sabres hosted the 2011 world juniors. Buffalo competed with Pittsburgh and St. Louis for the 2018 tournament.

Stay tuned for more details. Based on the venue for the news conference, an NFL stadium, there is speculation an outdoor game is planned.

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