2015 Women’s World Championship Schedule Released

The IIHF has released a new microsite for the 2015 Women’s World Championship in Malmö, Sweden, worldwomen2015.com, and with it released the full schedule for the World Championship in March and April. Current champions Canada will open the Worlds against the defending World Championship Gold Medal winners and perennial rivals the United States on opening day, while Finland faces Russia, Germany plays Switzerland, and Sweden takes on the winner of the Czech Republic / Japan playoff this November. (UPDATE: Japan has defeated the Czech Republic 2-1 in their three game series to qualify for the World Championship).

The International Hockey Lineal Championship will next be contended at the Four Nations Cup in November, all but guaranteeing that Canada, the U.S., Sweden or Finland will enter the tournament with the IHLC, and in all likelihood with the opening Canada-USA game being for the title.

Saturday, 28 March
🇺🇸 United States vs. Canada 🇨🇦
🇫🇮 Finland vs. Russia 🇷🇺
🇩🇪 Germany vs. Switzerland 🇨🇭
🇸🇪 Sweden vs. Japan 🇯🇵

Sunday, 29 March
🇨🇦 Canada vs. Russia 🇷🇺
🇺🇸 United States vs. Finland 🇫🇮
🇸🇪 Sweden vs. Switzerland 🇨🇭
🇩🇪 Germany vs. Japan 🇯🇵

Tuesday, 31 March
🇷🇺 Russia vs. United States 🇺🇸
🇨🇦 Canada vs. Finland 🇫🇮
🇸🇪 Sweden vs. Germany 🇩🇪
🇨🇭 Switzerland vs. Japan 🇯🇵

Wednesday, 01 April
Relegation Round #1
A3 vs. B2 Quarterfinal
A4 vs. B1 Quarterfinal

Friday, 03 April
Relegation Round #2
Semifinal #1
Semifinal #2

Saturday, 04 April
Fifth Place Game
Bronze Medal Game
Gold Medal Game

Who will enter with the title, who will leave with the title, and will the IHLC make it to the medal rounds and unify with Gold? Only six months until we know for sure!

Photo Credit: Ottawa CitizenIIHFHHOFIOC


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