For the third time the World Deaf Ice Hockey Championships have been contested. This year the City of Buffalo, NY hosted the event which was held at the NorthTown Centre in Amherst from April 19-29. For the first time there were Women"s teams participating in the World Deaf Ice Hockey Championships. The US and Canadian Women"s teams played two exhibition (demonstration) games. Canada won both games 6-3 and 6-4.