The eight-team women’s championship will be held from Jan. 4-12. The sledge hockey championship will be held April 24-May 2, and also feature eight nations.
The selection of Buffalo, announced Wednesday, strengthens USA Hockey’s ties with the NHL’s Sabres and the city as a hockey market. The increased interest in Buffalo coincides with the Sabres building a two-rink entertainment and hotel complex, which will be connected to their downtown arena.
The rinks are scheduled to open in September.