Five U.S. cities named finalists to host 2018 World Junior Championship

USA Hockey on Tuesday named Chicago, Buffalo, Pittsburgh, St. Louis and Tampa as finalist cities in contention to host the 2018 IIHF World Junior Championship. The annual event, which features 10 nations, is conducted in late December/early January each year. “We’ll likely further narrow the field in the next 60 days and then conduct in-person visits before making a final decision,” said USA Hockey assistant executive director of marketing, communications and events Mike Bertsch in a statement.