BUFFALO, N.Y. - This is a big week for Buffalo's Harborcenter, as the facility gets ready to host the World Sled Hockey Championships.
In preparation for the big event, The First Niagara Rink at Harborcenter is now equipped with sled hockey logos. New synthetic ice has also been installed. This weekend's championship will feature athletes from eight teams around the world.
"We couldn't be more excited. Everything went very well when we had the World Under 18 Women's Championship just a few months ago and now to have a chance to have our second world championship in less than a year is nothing more than pure excitement," said Harborcenter Communications Manager Don Heins.
The United States will take on Russia in the preliminary round Sunday night.