WJC: United States to next host World Juniors in 2025

The International Ice Hockey Federation has selected the host countries for the next 14 World Junior tournaments

Brayton Wilson
February 13, 2018 - 11:08 am

Photo: Mark Blinch - The Canadian Press via AP


The International Ice Hockey Federation has reportedly named the locations for the next 14 Under-20 World Junior Championships, with the United Stats next scheduled to host the 2025 tournament and the 2030 tournament. The news was first tweeted out by TSN's Gord Miller.

In the 41 years of the tournament's history, the United States has hosted the event five times and co-hosted with Canada once. Buffalo has been the host city for the past two World Junior tournaments in the United States. Buffalo hosted the event back in 2011, and again just one month ago at KeyBank Center and HarborCenter.

This year's tournament ended up going to Canada after they beat Sweden 3-1 in the gold medal game back on January 5th. The United States failed to defend the gold medal on home ice, but they ended up beating the Czech Republic to claim the bronze medal.

The 2019 World Junior tournament in Canada will take place in Vancouver and Victoria, British Columbia.

When Buffalo won the bid to host the 2018 World Junior tournament, other cities like St. Louis, Pittsburgh, Tampa Bay and Chicago were also in the running to host the event. There could be a chance that Buffalo will look to host the event once again when the bidding process begins leading up to the 2025 World Juniors.

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