2019 World Championship Schedule Released


The IIHF has released the full schedule for the 2019 World Championship in Bratislava and Koลกice, Slovakia, with defending champions Sweden opening the tournament against the Czechs, while hosts Slovakia open the tournament against the United States.

With the IHLC currently on the Euro Hockey Tour, it will at the very least be carried up to the Euro Hockey Challenge, where the title could theoretically go to any contending nation heading into Slovakia, including even Canada or the U.S. in pre-tournament exhibition games. Last year’s tournament saw France carry the title straight from the Euro Hockey Challenge into the Worlds, dropping the title in their opener to Russia.

The tournament schedule is as follows:

GROUP A (Koลกice)
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐย ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎย ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ทย ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ชย ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡งย ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฐย ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
GROUP B (Bratislava)
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡นย ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟย ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡นย ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ปย ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ดย ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บย ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญย ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช
Friday, 10 May
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย Canada vs. Finland ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฐย Slovakia vs. United States ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ดย Norway vs. Russia ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟย Czechia vs. Sweden ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช
Saturday, 11 May
๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐย Denmark vs. France ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท
๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ชย Germany vs. Great Britain ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง
๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Finland vs. Slovakia ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฐ
๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡นย Italy vs. Switzerland ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡นย Austria vs. Latvia ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ป
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ Czechia vs. Norway ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด
Sunday, 12 May
๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท France vs. United States ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ Denmark vs. Germany ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Canada vs. Great Britain ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น Austria vs. Russia ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ
๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น Italy vs. Sweden ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช
๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ป Latvia vs. Switzerland ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ
Monday, 13 May
๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Finland vs. United States ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Canada vs. Slovakia ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฐ
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ Czechia vs. Russia ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ
๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด Norway vs. Sweden ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช
Tuesday, 14 May
๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ Denmark vs. Great Britain ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง
๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท France vs. Germany ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช
๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น Italy vs. Latvia ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ป
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น Austria vs. Switzerland ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ
Wednesday, 15 May
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Great Britain vs. United States ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช Germany vs. Slovakia ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฐ
๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด Norway vs. Switzerland ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ
๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น Italy vs. Russia ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ
Thursday, 16 May
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Canada vs. France ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท
๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ Denmark vs. Finland ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น Austria vs. Sweden ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ Czechia vs. Latvia ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ป
Friday, 17 May
๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท France vs. Slovakia ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฐ
๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Finland vs. Great Britain ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น Austria vs. Norway ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ Czechia vs. Italy ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น
Saturday, 18 May
๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ Denmark vs. United States ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Canada vs. Germany ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Great Britain vs. Slovakia ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฐ
๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ป Latvia vs. Russia ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ
๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น Italy vs. Norway ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ Switzerland vs. Sweden ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช
Sunday, 19 May
๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช Germany vs. United States ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Finland vs. France ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น Austria vs. Czechia ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ
๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ Russia vs. Switzerland ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ
Monday, 20 May
๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท France vs. Great Britain ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Canada vs. Denmark ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ
๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ป Latvia vs. Sweden ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น Austria vs. Italyย ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น
Tuesday, 21 May
๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Finland vs. Germany ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช
๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ Denmark vs. Slovakia ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฐ
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Canada vs. United States ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ Czechia vs. Switzerland ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ
๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ป Latvia vs. Norway ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด
๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ Russia vs. Sweden ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช
Thursday, 23 May
Quarterfinal #1 (A1 vs. B4)
Quarterfinal #3 (A2 vs. B3)
Quarterfinal #2 (B1 vs. A4)
Quarterfinal #4 (B2ย vs.ย A3)
Saturday, 25 May
Semifinal #1
Semifinal #2
Sunday, 26 May
Bronze Medal Game
Goldย Medal Game

Sweden will look to become the first “three-peat” champion since the Czechs (1999-2001), while Russia (27 Golds) and Canada (26) will look to fight for position atop the all-time standings. Slovakia will look to return to the medal rounds on home ice for the first time since 2012, while the Czechs will look to make a splash and spoil the party to return to the podium for the first time since 2010. The countdown to Slovakia is on!

Photo Credit: IIHF Worlds 2018ย IIHFHHOFIOC

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