2016 World Championship Schedule Released

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The IIHF has released the full schedule for the 2016 World Championship in Moscow and Saint Petersburg, Russia, with defending champs Canada opening the tournament against their cross-border rivals the United States, while Russia aims to avenge its Silver medal finish by opening against their historical rivals Czechia.

With Canada not playing in this year’s Deutschland Cup in November, it is a strong possibility that the men’s International Hockey Lineal Championship will not be defended until this tournament (or likely in a pre-tournament exhibition game in early May), meaning the likelihood of the IHLC staying in Saint Petersburg is quite strong.

The tournament schedule is as follows:

GROUP A (Saint Petersburg)
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡พ ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ทย ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ชย ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡บ ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฐ ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
GROUP B (Moscow)
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐย ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฟ ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ป ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ดย ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บย ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ
Friday, 06 May
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ CAN vs. USA ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ FIN vs. BLR ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡พ
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช SWE vs. LAT ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ป
๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ RUS vs. CZE ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ
Saturday, 07 May
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฐ SVK vs. HUN ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡บ
๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท FRA vs. GER ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ USA vs. BLR ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡พ
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ SUI vs. KAZ ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฟ
๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด NOR vs. DEN ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ CZE vs. LAT ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ป
Sunday, 08 May
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ CAN vs. HUN ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡บ
๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ FINย vs. GER ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช
๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท FRA vs. SVK ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฐ
๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ RUSย vs. KAZ ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฟ
๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด NOR vs. SUI ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช SWE vs. DEN ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ
Monday, 09 May
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ CAN vs. BLR ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡พ
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ USA vs. FIN ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ
๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ RUS vs. LAT ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ป
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช SWE vs. CZE ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ
Tuesday, 10 May
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฐ SVK vs. GER ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช
๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท FRA vs. HUN ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡บ
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ SUI vs. DEN ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ
๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฟ KAZ vs. NOR ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด
Wednesday, 11 May
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฐ SVK vs. BLR ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡พ
๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ FIN vs. HUN ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡บ
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ SUI vs. LAT ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ป
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช SWE vs. KAZ ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฟ
Thursday, 12 May
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ USA vs. FRA ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ CAN vs. GER ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ CZE vs. NOR ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด
๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ RUS vs. DEN ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ
Friday, 13 May
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ USA vs. HUN ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡บ
๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช GER vs. BLR ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡พ
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ CZE vs. KAZ ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฟ
๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ DEN vs. LAT ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ป
Saturday, 14 May
๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ FIN vs. FRA ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡พ BLR vs. HUN ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡บ
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ CAN vs. SVK ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฐ
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช SWE vs. NOR ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด
๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ RUS vs. SUI ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ
๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฟ KAZ vs. LAT ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ป
Sunday, 15 May
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ USA vs. GER ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช
๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ FIN vs. SVK ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฐ
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ CZE vs. DEN ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช SWE vs. SUI ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ
Monday, 16 May
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย CAN vs. FRA ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท
๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช GER vs. HUN ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡บ
๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ RUS vs. NOR ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด
๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ DEN vs. KAZ ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฟ
Tuesday, 17 May
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ USA vs. SVK ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฐ
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡พ BLRย vs. FRA ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ CAN vs. FIN ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ CZEย vs. SUI ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ
๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ป LATย vs. NOR ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด
๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ RUS vs. SWE ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช
Thursday, 19 May
Quarterfinal: A1 vs. B4
Quarterfinal: B1ย vs.ย A4
Quarterfinal: A2ย vs. B3
Quarterfinal: B2ย vs.ย A3
Saturday, 21 May
Semifinal #1 (Moscow) Semifinal #2
Sunday, 22 May
Goldย Medal Game (Moscow) Bronze Medal Game

Will the IHLC start the World Championship in the hands of Team Canada? Will the IHLC make it to the medal rounds and unify with the Gold Medal, or see its first Preliminary Round exit since 2010? We cannot wait to have all these answers in Russia next spring!

Photo Credit: Park LegendsIIHFHHOFIOC

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