by Jeff Wozer, Buffalo Sports Page Humorist

The World Juniors hockey tournament is back in Buffalo for the first time since 2011.  It begins Tuesday, and features the USA-Canada outdoor game at New Era Field on Friday.  Sports comedian Jeff Wozer found some rejected ideas for tourist attractions and events.

• Food trucks selling deep-fried Scajaquada Creek carp.

• Midnight snowshoe tours of Buffalo’s East Side.

• Canalside telescope viewing stands for peering into downtown Marriott windows.

• Sunrise yoga in an abandoned lot near Broadway & Fillmore with meteorologist Don Paul.

• Canada – US street hockey game on a downtown side street with a lot of potholes.

• War of 1812 reenactment featuring the USS Little Rock unloading its guns on Crystal Beach.

• Christmas light tour of Buffalo’s meth labs.

• Demolition Zamboni Derby.

• Doug Allen, without rehearsing, sings Slovakia’s national anthem.

• All games on Day 2 of tournament are played without lights.

• Meet and Greet Tent with former Buffalo Sabres player Dave Snuggerud.


For more humorous takes on Buffalo sports, visit Jeff’s author’s section at Buffalo Sports Page.

Jeff Wozer

Nationally touring stand-up comedian Jeff Wozer has performed with some of comedy’s biggest acts – Martin Short, John Oliver, Brian Reagan – and on some of comedy’s biggest stages – Red Rocks Amphitheater, the Las Vegas strip, Great American Comedy Festival.

His humor articles have appeared in more than 40 publications including ESPN’s, Rocky Mountain Sports and the Explorer Club’s Explorer’s Journal.

Prior to veering into comedy he worked as a sports and news director for WFAD in Middlebury, Vermont where he won an Associated Press award for hockey play-by-play. And he spent two years as the play-by-play voice for the Vail Avalanche junior hockey team in Vail, Colorado.

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