2015 Women’s World Championship Schedule Released

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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, March 28
usa-11 United States vs. Canada canada1965-11
finland-11 Finland vs. Russia russia-11
germany1920to33and49-11 Germany vs. Switzerland switzerland-11
sweden-11 Sweden vs. Japan japan-11

Sunday, March 29
canada1965-11 Canada vs. Russia russia-11
usa-11 United States vs. Finland finland-11
sweden-11 Sweden vs. Switzerland switzerland-11
germany1920to33and49-11 Germany vs. Japan japan-11

Tuesday, March 31
russia-11 Russia vs. United States usa-11
canada1965-11 Canada vs. Finland finland-11
sweden-11 Sweden vs. Germany germany1920to33and49-11
switzerland-11 Switzerland vs. Japan japan-11

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

Friday, April 3
Relegation Round #2
Semifinal #1
Semifinal #2

Saturday, April 4
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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