2017 World Championship Schedule Released

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The IIHF has released the full schedule for the 2017 World Championship in Paris, France and Cologne, Germany, with defending champions Canada opening the tournament against Czechia, while hosts Germany open the tournament against the United States on opening day, and France hosts Norway on day two.

Unlike last year, where Canada’s 2015 Worlds victory carried over with no interruption to 2016, this year’s World Cup Of Hockey opens a number of possible avenues for the IHLC to go after the tournament, including the Deutschland Cup or Euro Hockey Tour, making the guesswork on the incumbent heading into 2017 all the more difficult.

The tournament schedule is as follows:

GROUP A (Cologne)
๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ชย ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ปย ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บย ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฐ ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ชย ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
GROUP B (Paris)
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡พ ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ดย ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฎ ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ
Friday, 05 May
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช SWE vs. RUS ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ USA vs. GER ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช
๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ FIN vs. BLR ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡พ
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ CZE vs. CAN ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ
Saturday, 06 May
๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ป LAT vs. DEN ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฐ SVK vs. ITA ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น
๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช GER vs. SWE ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ SUI vs. SLO ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฎ
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡พ BLR vs. CZE ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ
๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด NOR vs. FRA ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท
Sunday, 07 May
๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น ITA vs. RUS ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ USA vs. DEN ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ
๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ป LAT vs. SVK ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฐ
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฎย SLO vs. CAN ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ
๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ FIN vs. FRA ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท
๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด NOR vs. SUI ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ
Monday, 08 May
๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช GER vs. RUS ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ USA vs. SWE ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡พ BLR vs. CAN ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ
๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ FIN vs. CZE ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ
Tuesday, 09 May
๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น ITA vs. LAT ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ป
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฐ SVK vs. DEN ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฎ SLO vs. NOR ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ SUI vs. FRA ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท
Wednesday, 10 May
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ USA vs. ITA ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฐ SVK vs. GER ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ SUI vs. BLR ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡พ
๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ FIN vs. SLO ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฎ
Thursday, 11 May
๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บย RUS vs. DEN ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช SWE vs. LAT ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ป
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ CZE vs. NOR ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ CAN vs. FRA ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท
Friday, 12 May
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช SWE vs. ITA ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น
๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ DEN vs. GER ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ CZE vs. SLO ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฎ
๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท FRA vs. BLR ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡พ
Saturday, 13 May
๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ป LAT vs. USA ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ RUS vs. SVK ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฐ
๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น ITA vs. GER ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช
๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด NOR vs. FIN ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฎ SLO vs. BLR ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡พ
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ CAN vs. SUI ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ
Sunday, 14 May
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฐ SVK vs. USA ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐย DEN vs. SWE ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช
๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท FRA vs. CZE ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ SUI vs. FIN ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ
Monday, 15 May
๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ DEN vs. ITA ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น
๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ RUS vs. LAT ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ป
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ CAN vs. NOR ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด
๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท FRA vs. SLO ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฎ
Tuesday, 16 May
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช SWE vs. SVK ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฐ
๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ RUS vs. USA ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช GER vs. LAT ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ป
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡พ BLR vs. NOR ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ CZE vs. SUI ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ CAN vs. FIN ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ
Thursday, 18 May
Quarterfinal: A1 vs. B4
Quarterfinal: B1ย vs.ย A4
Quarterfinal: A2ย vs. B3
Quarterfinal: B2ย vs.ย A3
Saturday, 20 May
Semifinal #1
Semifinal #2
Sunday, 21 May
Bronze Medal Game
Goldย Medal Game

Can Canada run the table at the World Cup and return to their second straight World Championship with the title? Can Finland avenge not only their 2016 Worlds Gold medal loss, but their last World Cup final loss in 2004? Or will a new contender emerge with the title by next May? Only time will tell leading up to France and Germany next spring!

Photo Credit: Preciosaย – IIHFHHOFIOC

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