One of the most highly anticipated hockey events of the year, the World Junior Championship, has begun in Buffalo.
The eleven day tournament is expected to pump in seven million dollars into the economy and fill more than eight thousand hotel rooms.
"I think it's faster than the NHL and sometimes even better hockey," Kyle Jenkins,12, from Collingwood Ontario, said.
Jenkins cheered on his home team, Canada, Tuesday night as they faced Finland. He says this was his first time in an NHL arena and in Buffalo.
"There's a lot of fun things to do, like the big slide you can be in a snow glob and there's hockey competitions," he said.
Throughout the tournament visitors can hear over to Canalside for Championship Village with love music, autographs signing, and evn Snowzilla, a 40-foot toboggan slide.