COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The schedule for the 2015 IPC Ice Sledge Hockey World Championships, which will take place April 26 to May 3, 2015, at HARBORCENTER in Buffalo, New York, was announced today and tickets are on sale now.
The IPC Ice Sledge Hockey World Championships will feature eight of the world’s best sled hockey teams. Group A will consist of the defending champion Canada, Czech Republic, Norway and Japan. The U.S. will face Italy, Germany and Russia in Group B.
All eight teams begin play on Sunday, April 26, highlighted by a rematch between the U.S. and Russia, who have met in the championship game in the last two major international tournaments. The U.S. defeated Russia, 2-1, in overtime to win the 2015 World Sled Hockey Challenge title and 1-0 to claim the gold medal at the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games.
Each team will play three preliminary-round contests and the tournament will culminate with the bronze and gold-medal games on Sunday, May 3. For a complete tournament schedule, please visit Buffalo2015.com.
Tickets for the tournament are available at the First Niagara Center box office and tickets.com or by calling 716.855.4444. Individual tickets start at $5 and are also available as tournament passes (all-inclusive).
NOTES: The IPC Ice Sledge Hockey World Championships was first staged in 1996 and is being held for the eighth time … The 2015 IPC Ice Sledge Hockey World Championships marks the third time the United States has hosted the tournament, including Salt Lake City, Utah (2000) and Marlborough, Massachusetts (2008).
For more information, contact Jon Gomez (JonG@usahockey.org / 719-538-1176)