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 (⬆️) or demoted (⬇️) to their current Championship division.


UPCOMING MEN’S TOURNAMENTS
2020 IIHF World Championship – Division IV
03-05 Mar 2020 @ Bishkek 🇰🇬 (4 teams)
top team promoted to Division IIIB in 2021
🇰🇬 KGZ, 🇰🇼 KUW, 🇲🇾 MAS, 🇵🇭 PHI

2020 Euro Hockey Challenge
06 Apr – 03 May 2020 @ various (12 teams)
Group 1: 🇩🇰 DEN, 🇫🇮 FIN, 🇳🇴 NOR, 🇸🇪 SWE
Group 2: 🇦🇹 AUT, 🇨🇿 CZE, 🇩🇪 GER, 🇸🇰 SVK
Group 3: 🇫🇷 FRA, 🇱🇻 LAT, 🇷🇺 RUS, 🇨🇭 SUI

2020 IIHF World Championship – Division IIA
19-25 Apr 2020 @ Zagreb 🇭🇷 (6 teams)
top team promoted to Division IB, bottom team relegated to Division IIB in 2021
🇦🇺 AUS, 🇨🇳 CHN, 🇭🇷 CRO, 🇪🇸 ESP, 🇮🇱 ISR (⬆️), 🇳🇱 NED (⬇️)

2020 IIHF World Championship – Division IIB
19-25 Apr 2020 @ Reykjavík 🇮🇸 (6 teams)
top team promoted to Division IIA, bottom team relegated to Division III in 2021
🇧🇪 BEL (⬇️), 🇧🇬 BUL (⬆️), 🇬🇪 GEO, 🇮🇸 ISL, 🇲🇽 MEX, 🇳🇿 NZL

2020 IIHF World Championship – Division IIIA
19-25 Apr 2020 @ Kockelscheuer 🇱🇺 (6 teams)
top team promoted to Division IIA, bottom team relegated to Division IIIB in 2021
🇱🇺 LUX, 🇰🇵 PRK (⬇️), 🇹🇲 TKM, 🇹🇼 TPE, 🇹🇷 TUR, 🇦🇪 UAE (⬆️)

2020 IIHF World Championship – Division IIIB
20-23 Apr 2020 @ Cape Town 🇿🇦 (4 teams)
top team promoted to Division IIIA, bottom team relegated to Division IV in 2021
🇧🇦 BIH, 🇭🇰 HKG, 🇿🇦 RSA (⬇️), 🇹🇭 THA

2020 IIHF World Championship – Division IA
27 Apr – 03 May 2020 @ Ljubljana 🇸🇮 (6 teams)
top two teams promoted to Top Division, bottom team relegated to Division IB in 2021
🇦🇹 AUT (⬇️), 🇫🇷 FRA (⬇️), 🇭🇺 HUN, 🇰🇷 KOR, 🇸🇮 SLO, 🇷🇴 ROU (⬆️)

2020 IIHF World Championship – Division IB
27 Apr – 03 May 2020 @ Katowice 🇵🇱 (6 teams)
top team promoted to Division IA, bottom team relegated to Division IIA in 2021
🇪🇪 EST, 🇯🇵 JPN, 🇱🇹 LTU (⬇️), 🇵🇱 POL, 🇷🇸 SRB (⬆️), 🇺🇦 UKR

2020 Carlson Hockey Games (schedule)
30 Apr – 03 May 2020 @ Brno 🇨🇿 (4 teams)
🇨🇿 CZE, 🇫🇮 FIN, 🇷🇺 RUS, 🇸🇪 SWE

2020 IIHF World Championship – Top Division (schedule)
08-24 May 2020 @ Lausanne / Zürich 🇨🇭 (16 teams)
bottom team in each group relegated to Division IA in 2021
Group A: 🇧🇾 BLR (⬆️), 🇨🇦 CAN, 🇨🇿 CZE, 🇩🇰 DEN, 🇬🇧 GBR, 🇩🇪 GER, 🇸🇰 SVK, 🇸🇪 SWE
Group B: 🇫🇮 FIN, 🇮🇹 ITA, 🇰🇿 KAZ (⬆️), 🇱🇻 LAT, 🇳🇴 NOR, 🇷🇺 RUS, 🇨🇭 SUI, 🇺🇸 USA

2022 Final Olympic Qualification
27-30 Aug 2020 @ TBC 🇸🇰, Rīga 🇱🇻 and TBC 🇳🇴 (12 teams)
Group D: 🇦🇹 AUT, 🇧🇾 BLR, 🇵🇱 POL (⬆️), 🇸🇰 SVK
Group E: 🇫🇷 FRA, 🇭🇺 HUN (⬆️), 🇮🇹 ITA, 🇱🇻 LAT
Group F: 🇩🇰 DEN, 🇰🇷 KOR, 🇳🇴 NOR, 🇸🇮 SLO (⬆️)

2022 Winter Olympic Games
04-20 Feb 2022 @ Beijing 🇨🇳 (12 teams, 9 qualified)
Group A: 🇨🇦 CAN, 🇨🇳 CHN, 🇩🇪 GER, 🇺🇸 USA
Group B: 🇨🇿 CZE, 🇷🇺 RUS, 🇨🇭 SUI
Group C: 🇫🇮 FIN, 🇸🇪 SWE

Future Tournaments
2021 World Championship: 07-23 May @ Minsk 🇧🇾 / Rīga 🇱🇻
2022 World Championship: 13-29 May @ Tampere / Helsinki 🇫🇮
2023 World Championship: 05-21 May @ Saint Petersburg 🇷🇺
2026 Winter Olympic Games: 06-22 Feb @ Milan 🇮🇹


UPCOMING WOMEN’S TOURNAMENTS
2020 IIHF Women’s World Championship – Division IIB
23-29 Feb 2020 @ Akureyri 🇮🇸 (6 teams)
top team promoted to Division IIA, bottom team relegated to Division III in 2021
🇦🇺 AUS (⬇️), 🇭🇷 CRO, 🇮🇸 ISL, 🇳🇿 NZL, 🇹🇷 TUR, 🇺🇦 UKR (⬆️)

2020 IIHF Women’s World Championship – Division IB
28 Mar – 03 Apr 2020 @ Katowice 🇵🇱 (6 teams)
top team promoted to Division IA, bottom team relegated to Division IIA in 2021
🇨🇳 CHN, 🇮🇹 ITA (⬇️), 🇰🇷 KOR, 🇱🇻 LAT, 🇵🇱 POL,  🇸🇮 SLO (⬆️)

2020 IIHF Women’s World Championship – Division IIA
29 Mar – 04 Apr 2020 @ Jaca 🇪🇸 (6 teams)
top team promoted to Division IB, bottom team relegated to Division IIB in 2021
🇪🇸 ESP, 🇬🇧 GBR, 🇰🇿 KAZ (⬇️), 🇲🇽 MEX, 🇰🇵 PRK, 🇹🇼 TPE (⬆️)

2020 IIHF Women’s World Championship – Top Division (schedule)
31 Mar – 10 Apr 2020 @ Halifax / Truro 🇨🇦 (10 teams)
bottom two teams in Group B relegated to Division IA in 2021
Group A: 🇨🇦 CAN, 🇫🇮 FIN, 🇷🇺 RUS, 🇨🇭 SUI, 🇺🇸 USA
Group B: 🇨🇿 CZE, 🇩🇰 DEN (⬆️), 🇩🇪 GER, 🇭🇺 HUN (⬆️), 🇯🇵 JPN

2020 IIHF Women’s World Championship – Division IA
12-18 Apr 2020 @ Angers 🇫🇷 (6 teams)
top two teams promoted to Top Division
, bottom team relegated to Division IB in 2021
🇦🇹 AUT, 🇫🇷 FRA (⬇️), 🇳🇱 NED (⬆️), 🇳🇴 NOR, 🇸🇰 SVK, 🇸🇪 SWE (⬇️)

2021 IIHF Women’s World Championship – Division III
Dec 2020 @ TBC (6 teams, 5 qualified)
top team promoted to Division IIB in 2022
🇧🇪 BEL, 🇧🇬 BUL, 🇭🇰 HKG, 🇱🇹 LTU, 🇷🇴 ROU

2021 IIHF Women’s World Championship – Division IIB
Feb 2021 @ TBC (6 teams, 1 qualified)
top team promoted to Division IIB in 2022
🇿🇦 RSA (⬆️)

2022 Winter Olympic Games
04-20 Feb 2022 @ Beijing 🇨🇳 (10 teams, 4 qualified)
Group A: 🇨🇦 CAN, 🇫🇮 FIN, 🇺🇸 USA
Group B: 🇨🇳 CHN

Future Tournaments
2026 Winter Olympic Games: 06-22 Feb @ Milan 🇮🇹


UPCOMING JUNIOR TOURNAMENTS
2020 World Junior Summer Showcase
Aug – Sep 2020 @ TBC (4 teams)
🇨🇦 CAN, 🇫🇮 FIN, 🇸🇪 SWE, 🇺🇸 USA

2021 IIHF World Junior Championship – Division IA
Dec 2020 @ TBC (6 teams)
top team promoted to Top Division, bottom team relegated to Division IB in 2022
🇧🇾 BLR, 🇩🇰 DEN, 🇭🇺 HUN (⬆️), 🇰🇿 KAZ (⬇️), 🇱🇻 LAT, 🇳🇴 NOR

2021 IIHF World Junior Championship – Division IB
Dec 2020 @ TBC (6 teams)
top team promoted to Division IA, bottom team relegated to Division IIA in 2022
🇪🇪 EST, 🇫🇷 FRA, 🇯🇵 JPN (⬆️), 🇵🇱 POL, 🇸🇮 SLO (⬇️), 🇺🇦 UKR

2021 IIHF World Junior Championship – Top Division
26 Dec 2020 – 05 Jan 2021 @ Edmonton / Red Deer 🇨🇦 (10 teams)
bottom team relegated to Division IA in 2021
Group A: 🇨🇦 CAN, 🇫🇮 FIN, 🇩🇪 GER, 🇨🇭 SUI, 🇸🇰 SVK
Group B: 🇦🇹 AUT (⬆️), 🇨🇿 CZE, 🇷🇺 RUS, 🇸🇪 SWE, 🇺🇸 USA

2021 IIHF World Junior Championship – Division IIA
Jan 2021 @ TBC (6 teams)
top team promoted to Division IB, bottom team relegated to Division IIB in 2022
🇪🇸 ESP, 🇬🇧 GBR, 🇮🇹 ITA (⬇️), 🇰🇷 KOR (⬆️), 🇱🇹 LTU, 🇷🇴 ROU

2020 IIHF World Junior Championship – Division IIB
Jan 2021 @ TBC (6 teams)
top team promoted to Division IIA, bottom team relegated to Division III in 2022
🇧🇪 BEL, 🇨🇳 CHN, 🇭🇷 CRO, 🇮🇸 ISL (⬆️), 🇳🇱 NED, 🇷🇸 SRB (⬇️)

2020 IIHF World Junior Championship – Division III
Jan 2021 @ TBC (8 teams)
top team promoted to Division IIB in 2022
Group A: 🇧🇬 BUL, 🇮🇱 ISR (⬇️), 🇲🇽 MEX, 🇿🇦 RSA
Group B: 🇦🇺 AUS, 🇳🇿 NZL, 🇹🇼 TPE, 🇹🇷 TUR

Future Tournaments
2022 World Junior Championship: 26 Dec 2021 – 05 Jan 2022 @ Gothenburg 🇸🇪
2023 World Junior Championship: 26 Dec 2022 – 05 Jan 2023 @ Novosibirsk 🇷🇺