BUFFALO, NY-- The Buffalo Sabres and USA Hockey announced Friday that team USA will play Canada in an outdoor game at New Era Field in Orchard Park as part of the 2018 IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship.

The tournament will take place in Buffalo from December 26 2017-January 5, 2018.

The outdoor game will take place on December 29, 2017 at New Era Field.

Kim Pegula said in the press conference that this will be a great opportunity to showcase Buffalo and hockey.

The IIHF World Junior Championship was previously held in Buffalo in 2010-2011.