Upcoming Tournaments

Below are the next scheduled major international hockey tournaments, where the best in the world will compete for gold and glory, but more importantly, the International Hockey Lineal Championship!

Teams in parentheses denotes whether teams have been promoted (uparrow) or demoted (downarrow) to their current Championship division.


UPCOMING MEN’S TOURNAMENTS
2018 Euro Hockey Challenge, Phase III
Feb. 12 – 18, 2017 @ TBC poland-11 and Copenhagen denmark-11 (8 teams)
Group A: hungary-11 HUN, italy-11 ITA, kazakhstan-11 KAZ, poland-11 POL
Group B: austria-11 AUT, denmark-11 DEN, france-11 FRA, latvia-11 LAT

2018 Winter Olympic Games (schedule)
Feb. 14 – 25, 2018 @ Pyeongchang (Gangneung) southkorea-11 (12 teams)
Group A: canada1965-11 CAN, czech-11 CZE, southkorea-11 KOR, switzerland-11 SUI
Group B:  OAR, slovenia-11 SLO (uparrow), slovakia-11 SVK, usa-11 USA
Group C: finland-11 FIN, germany1920to33and49-11 GER (uparrow), norway-11 NOR (uparrow), sweden-11 SWE

2018 IIHF World Championships – Division III Qualification
Feb. 25 – 28, 2018 @ Sarajevo  (4 teams)
top team promoted to Division III
 BIH,  KUW,  TKM,  UAE

2018 Euro Hockey Challenge (schedule)
Apr. 2018 @ various (12 teams)
belarus-11 BLR, czech-11 CZE, denmark-11 DEN, finland-11 FIN, france-11 FRA, germany1920to33and49-11 GER, latvia-11 LAT, norway-11 NOR, russia-11 RUS, switzerland-11 SUI, slovakia-11 SVK, sweden-11 SWE

2018 IIHF World Championships – Division IIB
Apr. 14 – 20, 2018 @ Granada  (6 teams)
top team promoted to Division IIA, bottom team relegated to Division II in 2019
 ESP (downarrow),  ISR,  LUX (uparrow),  MEX,  NZL,  PRK

2018 IIHF World Championships – Division III
Apr. 16 – 22, 2018 @ Cape Town  (6 teams)
top team promoted to Division IIB, bottom team relegated to Division III Qualification in 2019
 BUL,  GEO,  HKG,  RSA,  TPE,  TUR (downarrow)

2018 Carlson Hockey Games (schedule)
Apr. 19 – 22, 2018 @ TBC czech-11 (4 teams)
czech-11 CZE, finland-11 FIN, russia-11 RUS, sweden-11 SWE

2018 IIHF World Championships – Division IA
Apr. 22 – 28, 2018 @ Budapest hungary-11 (6 teams)
top two teams promoted to Top Division, bottom team relegated to Division IB in 2019
britain-11 GBR (uparrow), hungary-11 HUN, italy-11 ITA (downarrow), kazakhstan-11 KAZ, poland-11 POL, slovenia-11 SLO (downarrow)

2018 IIHF World Championships – Division IB
Apr. 22 – 28, 2018 @ Kaunas lithuania-11 (6 teams)
top team promoted to Division IA, bottom team relegated to Division IIA in 2019
croatia-11 
CRO, estonia-11 EST, japan-11 JPN, lithuania-11 LTU,  ROU (uparrow), ukraine-11 UKR (downarrow)

2018 IIHF World Championships – Division IIA
Apr. 23 – 29, 2018 @ Tilburg netherlands-11 (6 teams)
top team promoted to Division IB, bottom team relegated to Division IIB in 2019
 AUS,  BEL,  CHN (uparrow),  ISL, netherlands-11 NED (downarrow),  SRB

2018 Sweden Hockey Games (schedule)
Apr. 26 – 29, 2018 @ Stockholm sweden-11 (4 teams)
czech-11 CZE, finland-11 FIN, russia-11 RUS, sweden-11 SWE

2018 IIHF World Championships – Top Division (schedule)
May 4 – 20, 2018 @ Copenhagen and Herning denmark-11 (16 teams)
bottom team in each group relegated to Division IA in 2019
Group A: austria-11 AUT (uparrow), belarus-11 BLR, czech-11 CZE, france-11 FRA, russia-11 RUS, switzerland-11 SUI, slovakia-11 SVK, sweden-11 SWE
Group B: canada1965-11 CAN, denmark-11 DEN, finland-11 FIN, germany1920to33and49-11 GER, southkorea-11 KOR (uparrow), latvia-11 LAT, norway-11 NOR, usa-11 USA

Future Tournaments
2019 World Championships: May 3 – 19 @ Bratislava and Košice slovakia-11
2020 World Championships: May 1 – 17 @ Zürich and Lausanne switzerland-11
2021 World Championships: May 7 – 23 @ Minsk belarus-11 and Rīga latvia-11
2022 Winter Olympic Games: Feb. 4 – 20 @ Beijing china-11
2022 World Championships: May 2022 @ Tampere and Helsinki finland-11


UPCOMING WOMEN’S TOURNAMENTS
2018 Winter Olympic Games (schedule)
Feb. 10 – 22, 2018 @ Pyeongchang (Gangneung) southkorea-11 (8 teams)
Group A: canada1965-11 CAN, finland-11 FIN,  OAR, usa-11 USA
Group B: japan-11 JPN (uparrow), southkorea-11 KOR, switzerland-11 SUI (uparrow), sweden-11 SWE

2018 IIHF Women’s World Championships – Division IIB
Mar. 17 – 23, 2018 @ Valdemoro  (6 teams)
top team promoted to Division IIA, bottom team relegated to Division IIB Qualification in 2019
 ESP,  ISL,  NZL,  ROU,  TPE (uparrow),  TUR

2018 IIHF Women’s World Championships – Division IIA
Apr. 7 – 13, 2018 @ Bled  (6 teams)
top team promoted to Division IB, bottom team relegated to Division IIB in 2019
 AUS,  GBR,  MEX (uparrow),  NED,  PRK,  SLO

2018 IIHF Women’s World Championships – Division IA
Apr. 8 – 14, 2018 @ Vaujany france-11 (6 teams)
top team promoted to Top Division, bottom team relegated to Division IB in 2019
austria-11 AUT, denmark-11 DEN, france-11 FRA, hungary-11 HUN, norway-11 NOR,  SVK (uparrow)

2018 IIHF Women’s World Championships – Division IB
Apr. 8 – 14, 2018 @ Asiago  (6 teams)
top team promoted to Division IA, bottom team relegated to Division IIA in 2019
 CHN,  ITA,  KAZ, southkorea-11 KOR (uparrow),  LAT,  POL

2018 Four Nations Cup
Nov. 2018 @ TBC (4 teams)
canada1965-11 CAN, finland-11 FIN, sweden-11 SWE, usa-11 USA

2019 IIHF Women’s World Championships – Top Division
Apr. 2019 @ TBC finland-11 (10 teams, 9 qualified)
bottom team in Group B relegated to Division IA in 2020
Group A: canada1965-11 CAN, finland-11 FIN, germany1920to33and49-11 GER, russia-11 RUS, usa-11 USA
Group B:  CZE, japan-11 JPN (uparrow), switzerland-11 SUI, sweden-11 SWE

Future Tournaments
2020 World Championships: Apr. 2020 @ TBC canada1965-11
2022 Winter Olympic Games: Feb. 4 – 20 @ Beijing china-11


UPCOMING JUNIOR TOURNAMENTS
2018 IIHF World Junior Championships – Division III
top team promoted to Division IIB in 2019
Jan. 22 – 28, 2018 @ Sofia  (6 teams)
 AUS (downarrow),  BUL,  CHN,  ISL,  ISR,  NZL

2018 IIHF World Junior Championships – Division III Qualification
top team promoted to Division III in 2019
Feb. 5 – 7, 2018 @ Cape Town  (3 teams)
 RSA,  TKM,  TPE

2019 IIHF World Junior Championships – Top Division
Dec. 26, 2018 – Jan. 5, 2019 @ Vancouver / Victoria canada1965-11 (10 teams)
bottom team relegated to Division IA in 2020
Group A: canada1965-11 CAN,  CZE,  DEN, russia-11 RUS, switzerland-11 SUI
Group B: finland-11 FIN,  KAZ (uparrow),  SVK, sweden-11 SWE, usa-11 USA

2019 IIHF World Junior Championships – Division IA
top team promoted to Top Division, bottom team relegated to Division IB in 2020
Jan. 2019 @ TBC (6 teams)
 AUT,  BLR (downarrow),  FRA, germany1920to33and49-11 GER,  LAT,  NOR
 (uparrow)

2019 IIHF World Junior Championships – Division IB
top team promoted to Division IA, bottom team relegated to Division IIA in 2020
Jan. 2019 @ TBC (6 teams)
 HUN (downarrow),  ITA,  JPN
 (uparrow),  POL,  SLO,  UKR

2019 IIHF World Junior Championships – Division IIA
top team promoted to Division IB, bottom team relegated to Division IIB in 2020
Jan. 2019 @ TBC (6 teams)
 ESP (uparrow),  EST,  GBR,  LTU (downarrow),  ROU,  KOR

2019 IIHF World Junior Championships – Division IIB
top team promoted to Division IIA, bottom team relegated to Division III in 2020
Jan. 2019 @ TBC (6 teams, 5 qualified)
 BEL,  CRO,  MEX,  NED (downarrow),  SRB

2019 IIHF World Junior Championships – Division III
top team promoted to Division IIB in 2020
Jan. 2019 @ TBC (6 teams, 1 qualified)
 TUR (downarrow)

Future Tournaments
2020 World Junior Championships: Dec. 26, 2019 – Jan. 5, 2020 @ Prague 
2021 World Junior Championships: Dec. 26, 2020 – Jan. 5, 2021 @ TBC canada1965-11

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