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
2019 IIHF World Championship – Top Division (schedule)
May 10 – 26, 2019 @ Bratislava / Košice 🇸🇰 (16 teams)
bottom team in each group relegated to Division IA in 2020
Group A: 🇨🇦 CAN, 🇩🇰 DEN, 🇫🇮 FIN, 🇫🇷 FRA, 🇩🇪 GER, 🇬🇧 GBR (⬆️), 🇸🇰 SVK, 🇺🇸 USA
Group B: 🇦🇹 AUT, 🇨🇿 CZE, 🇮🇹 ITA (⬆️), 🇱🇻 LAT, 🇳🇴 NOR, 🇷🇺 RUS, 🇨🇭 SUI, 🇸🇪 SWE

2019 Deutschland Cup
Nov. 7 – 10, 2019 @ TBC 🇩🇪 (3 teams)
🇩🇪 GER, 🇨🇭 SUI, 🇸🇰 SVK

2019 Karjala Tournament
Nov. 2019 @ TBC 🇫🇮 (4 teams)
🇨🇿 CZE, 🇫🇮 FIN, 🇷🇺 RUS, 🇸🇪 SWE

2019 Channel One Cup
Dec. 2019 @ TBC 🇷🇺 (4 teams)
🇨🇿 CZE, 🇫🇮 FIN, 🇷🇺 RUS, 🇸🇪 SWE

2020 Beijer Hockey Games
Feb. 2020 @ TBC 🇸🇪 (4 teams)
🇨🇿 CZE, 🇫🇮 FIN, 🇷🇺 RUS, 🇸🇪 SWE

2020 Euro Hockey Challenge
Apr. 2020 @ various (12 teams, 0 qualified)

2020 Carlson Hockey Games
Apr. 2020 @ TBC 🇨🇿 (4 teams)
🇨🇿 CZE, 🇫🇮 FIN, 🇷🇺 RUS, 🇸🇪 SWE

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

2020 IIHF World Championship – Division III Qualification
Apr. 2020 @ TBC (6 teams)
top team promoted to Division III in 2021
🇧🇦 BIH, 🇭🇰 HKG, 🇰🇬 KGZ, 🇰🇼 KUW, 🇿🇦 RSA (⬇️), 🇹🇭 THA

2020 IIHF World Championship – Division IIB
Apr. 13 – 19, 2020 @ TBC (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 IA
Apr. 27 – May 3, 2020 @ TBC (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
Apr. 27 – May 3, 2020 @ TBC (6 teams)
top team promoted to Division IA, bottom team relegated to Division IIA in 2021
🇪🇪 EST, 🇯🇵 JPN, 🇱🇹 LTU (⬇️), 🇵🇱 POL, 🇷🇸 SRB (⬆️), 🇺🇦 UKR

2020 IIHF World Championship – Top Division
May 1 – 17, 2020 @ Zürich / Lausanne 🇨🇭 (16 teams)
bottom team in each group relegated to Division IA in 2021
🇧🇾 BLR (⬆️), 🇨🇦 CAN, 🇨🇿 CZE, 🇩🇰 DEN, 🇫🇮 FIN, 🇬🇧 GBR, 🇩🇪 GER, 🇮🇹 ITA, 🇰🇿 KAZ (⬆️), 🇱🇻 LAT, 🇳🇴 NOR, 🇷🇺 RUS, 🇨🇭 SUI, 🇸🇰 SVK, 🇸🇪 SWE, 🇺🇸 USA

Future Tournaments
2021 World Championship: May 7 – 23 @ Minsk 🇧🇾 / Rīga 🇱🇻
2022 Winter Olympic Games: Feb. 4 – 20 @ Beijing 🇨🇳
2022 World Championship: May 6 – 22 @ Tampere / Helsinki 🇫🇮
2026 Winter Olympic Games: Feb. 6 – 22 @ Milan 🇮🇹 or Södertälje / Stockholm 🇸🇪


UPCOMING WOMEN’S TOURNAMENTS
2019 Four Nations Cup
Nov. 5 – 9, 2019 @ TBC 🇸🇪 (4 teams)
🇨🇦 CAN, 🇫🇮 FIN, 🇸🇪 SWE, 🇺🇸 USA

2020 IIHF Women’s World Championship – Division IIB Qualification
Apr. 2020 @ TBC (5 teams)
top team promoted to Division IIB in 2021
🇧🇪 BEL, 🇧🇬 BUL, 🇭🇰 HKG, 🇷🇴 ROU (⬇️), 🇿🇦 RSA

2020 IIHF Women’s World Championship – Division IIB
Apr. 2020 @ TBC (6 teams)
top team promoted to Division IIA, bottom team relegated to Division IIB Qualification in 2021
🇦🇺 AUS (⬇️), 🇭🇷 CRO, 🇮🇸 ISL, 🇳🇿 NZL, 🇹🇷 TUR, 🇺🇦 UKR (⬆️)

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

2020 IIHF Women’s World Championship – Top Division
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

Future Tournaments
2020 Four Nations Cup: Nov. 2020 @ TBC 🇫🇮
2021 Four Nations Cup: Nov. 2021 @ TBC 🇺🇸
2022 Winter Olympic Games: Feb. 4 – 20 @ Beijing 🇨🇳
2026 Winter Olympic Games: Feb. 6 – 22 @ Milan 🇮🇹 or Södertälje / Stockholm 🇸🇪


UPCOMING JUNIOR TOURNAMENTS
2019 National Junior Evaluation Camp
Aug. 2019 @ TBC (4 teams)
🇨🇦 CAN, 🇫🇮 FIN, 🇸🇪 SWE, 🇺🇸 USA

2020 IIHF World Junior Championship – Division IA
Dec. 2019 @ TBC (6 teams)
top team promoted to Top Division, bottom team relegated to Division IB in 2021
🇦🇹 AUT, 🇧🇾 BLR, 🇩🇰 DEN (⬇️), 🇱🇻 LAT, 🇳🇴 NOR, 🇸🇮 SLO (⬆️)

2020 IIHF World Junior Championship – Division IB
Dec. 10 – 17, 2019 @ TBC (6 teams)
top team promoted to Division IA, bottom team relegated to Division IIA in 2021
🇪🇪 EST (⬆️), 🇫🇷 FRA (⬇️), 🇭🇺 HUN, 🇮🇹 ITA
, 🇵🇱 POL, 🇺🇦 UKR

2020 IIHF World Junior Championship – Top Division (schedule)
Dec. 26, 2019 – Jan. 5, 2020 @ Ostrava / Třinec 🇨🇿 (10 teams)
bottom team relegated to Division IA in 2021
Group A: 🇫🇮 FIN, 🇰🇿 KAZ, 🇨🇭 SUI, 🇸🇰 SVK, 🇸🇪 SWE
Group B: 🇨🇦 CAN, 🇨🇿 CZE, 🇩🇪 GER (⬆️), 🇷🇺 RUS, 🇺🇸 USA

2020 IIHF World Junior Championship – Division IIA
Jan. 2020 @ TBC (6 teams)
top team promoted to Division IB, bottom team relegated to Division IIB in 2021
🇪🇸 ESP, 🇬🇧 GBR, 🇯🇵 JPN (⬇️), 🇱🇹 LTU, 🇷🇴 ROU, 🇷🇸 SRB (⬆️)

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

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

Future Tournaments
2021 World Junior Championship: Dec. 26, 2020 – Jan. 5, 2021 @ Edmonton / Red Deer 🇨🇦
2022 World Junior Championship: Dec. 26, 2021 – Jan. 5, 2022 @ Gothenburg 🇸🇪
2023 World Junior Championship: Dec. 26, 2022 – Jan. 5, 2023 @ Novosibirsk 🇷🇺

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