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 Karjala Tournament
Nov. 8 – 11, 2018 @ TBC finland-11 (4 teams)
czech-11 CZE, finland-11 FIN, russia-11 RUS, sweden-11 SWE

2018 Deutschland Cup
Nov. 8 – 11, 2018 @ Krefeld germany1920to33and49-11 (4 teams)
germany1920to33and49-11 GER, russia-11 RUS, switzerland-11 SUI, slovakia-11 SVK

2018 Channel One Cup
Dec. 2018 @ TBC russia-11 (4 teams)
czech-11 CZE, finland-11 FIN, russia-11 RUS, sweden-11 SWE

2019 Sweden Hockey Games
Feb. 2019 @ TBC sweden-11 (4 teams)
czech-11 CZE, finland-11 FIN, russia-11 RUS, sweden-11 SWE

2019 IIHF World Championship – Division III Qualification
Mar. 31 – Apr. 6, 2019 @ Abu Dhabi  (6 teams)
top team promoted to Division III in 2020
 BIH,  HKG (downarrow),  KGZ (uparrow),  KUW,  THA (uparrow),  UAE

2019 Euro Hockey Challenge
Apr. 2019 @ various (12 teams)
austria-11 AUT, 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

2019 Carlson Hockey Games
Apr. 2019 @ TBC czech-11 (4 teams)
czech-11 CZE, finland-11 FIN, russia-11 RUS, sweden-11 SWE

2019 IIHF World Championship – Division IIA
Apr. 8 – 14, 2019 @ Belgrade  (6 teams)
top team promoted to Division IB, bottom team relegated to Division IIB in 2020
 
AUS,  BEL,  CHN, croatia-11 CRO (downarrow),  ESP (uparrow),  SRB

2019 IIHF World Championship – Division IIB
Apr. 14 – 20, 2019 @ Santiago de Querétaro  (6 teams)
top team promoted to Division IIA, bottom team relegated to Division III in 2020
 GEO (uparrow),  ISL (downarrow),  ISR,  MEX,  NZL,  PRK

2019 IIHF World Championship – Division III
Apr. 22 – 28, 2019 @ Sofia  (6 teams)
top team promoted to Division IIA, bottom team relegated to Division III in 2020
 
BUL,  LUX (downarrow),  RSA,  TKM (uparrow),  TPE,  TUR

2019 IIHF World Championship – Division IB
Apr. 28 – May 4, 2019 @ Tallinn estonia-11 (6 teams)
top team promoted to Division IA, bottom team relegated to Division IIA in 2020
estonia-11 
EST, japan-11 JPN, netherlands-11 NED (uparrow), poland-11 POL (downarrow),  ROU, ukraine-11 UKR

2019 IIHF World Championship – Division IA
Apr. 29 – May 5, 2019 @ Astana kazakhstan-11 (6 teams)
top two teams promoted to Top Division, bottom team relegated to Division IB in 2020
belarus-11 
BLR (downarrow), hungary-11 HUN, kazakhstan-11 KAZ, southkorea-11 KOR (downarrow), lithuania-11 LTU (uparrow), slovenia-11 SLO

2019 IIHF World Championship – Top Division
May 10 – 26, 2018 @ Bratislava and Košice slovakia-11 (16 teams)
bottom team in each group relegated to Division IA in 2020
Group A: canada1965-11 CAN, denmark-11 DEN, finland-11 FIN, france-11 FRA, germany1920to33and49-11 GER, britain-11 GBR (uparrow), slovakia-11 SVK, usa-11 USA
Group B: austria-11 AUT, czech-11 CZE, italy-11 ITA (uparrow), latvia-11 LAT, norway-11 NOR, russia-11 RUS, switzerland-11 SUI, sweden-11 SWE

Future Tournaments
2020 World Championship: May 1 – 17 @ Zürich and Lausanne switzerland-11
2021 World Championship: May 7 – 23 @ Minsk belarus-11 and Rīga latvia-11
2022 Winter Olympic Games: Feb. 4 – 20 @ Beijing china-11
2022 World Championship: May 6 – 22 @ Tampere and Helsinki finland-11


UPCOMING WOMEN’S TOURNAMENTS
2018 Four Nations Cup
Nov. 6 – 10, 2018 @ Saskatoon canada1965-11 (4 teams)
canada1965-11 CAN, finland-11 FIN, sweden-11 SWE, usa-11 USA

2019 IIHF Women’s World Championship – Division IIB Qualification
Jan. 16 – 23, 2019 @ Cape Town (5 teams)
top team promoted to Division IIB in 2020
 BEL,  BUL,  HKG,  RSA,  UKR (uparrow)

2019 IIHF Women’s World Championship – Division IIB
Mar. 11 – 17, 2019 @ Miercurea Ciuc  (6 teams)
top team promoted to Division IIA, bottom team relegated to Division IIB Qualification in 2020
 CRO (uparrow),  ISL,  NZL,  ROU,  TPE,  TUR

2019 IIHF Women’s World Championship – Division IIA
Apr. 2 – 8, 2019 @ Dumfries  (6 teams)
top team promoted to Division IB, bottom team relegated to Division IIB in 2020
 AUS,  ESP (uparrow),  GBR,  MEX,  PRK,  SLO

2019 IIHF Women’s World Championship – Top Division
Apr. 4 – 14, 2019 @ Espoo finland-11 (10 teams)
bottom team in Group B relegated to Division IA in 2020
Group A: canada1965-11 CAN, finland-11 FIN, russia-11 RUS, switzerland-11 SUI, usa-11 USA
Group B:  CZE, france-11 FRA (uparrow), germany1920to33and49-11 GER, japan-11 JPN (uparrow), sweden-11 SWE

2019 IIHF Women’s World Championship – Division IB
Apr. 6 – 12, 2019 @ Beijing  (6 teams)
top team promoted to Division IA, bottom team relegated to Division IIA in 2020
 CHN,  KAZ, southkorea-11 KOR,  LAT,  NED (uparrow),  POL

2019 IIHF Women’s World Championship – Division IA
Apr. 7 – 13, 2019 @ Budapest hungary-11 (6 teams)
top team promoted to Top Division
, bottom team relegated to Division IB in 2020
austria-11 
AUT, denmark-11 DEN, hungary-11 HUN,  ITA (uparrow), norway-11 NOR,  SVK

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


UPCOMING JUNIOR TOURNAMENTS
2018 National Junior Development Camp
Jul. 28 – Aug. 4, 2018 @ Kamloops canada1965-11 (4 teams)
canada1965-11 CAN, finland-11 FIN, sweden-11 SWE, usa-11 USA

2019 IIHF World Junior Championship – Division IB
Dec. 8 – 14. 2018 @ Tychy  (6 teams)
top team promoted to Division IA, bottom team relegated to Division IIA in 2020
 HUN (downarrow),  ITA,  JPN
 (uparrow),  POL,  SLO,  UKR

2019 IIHF World Junior Championship – Division IA
Dec. 9 – 15. 2018 @ Füssen germany1920to33and49-11 (6 teams)
top team promoted to Top Division, bottom team relegated to Division IB in 2020
 AUT,  BLR (downarrow),  FRA, germany1920to33and49-11 GER,  LAT,  NOR
 (uparrow)

2019 IIHF World Junior Championship – 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 Championship – Division IIA
Jan. 13 – 19, 2019 @ Tallinn  (6 teams)
top team promoted to Division IB, bottom team relegated to Division IIB in 2020
 ESP (uparrow),  EST,  GBR,  LTU (downarrow),  ROU,  KOR

2019 IIHF World Junior Championship – Division IIB
Jan. 14 – 20, 2019 @ Zagreb  (6 teams)
top team promoted to Division IIA, bottom team relegated to Division III in 2020
 BEL,  CRO,  ISR (uparrow),  MEX,  NED (downarrow),  SRB

2019 IIHF World Junior Championship – Division III
Jan. 14 – 20, 2019 @ Reykjavík  (8 teams)
top team promoted to Division IIB in 2020
 AUS,  BUL,  CHN,  ISL,  NZL,  RSA (uparrow),  TPE (uparrow),  TUR (downarrow)

Future Tournaments
2020 World Junior Championship: Dec. 26, 2019 – Jan. 5, 2020 @ Ostrava and Třinec 
2021 World Junior Championship: Dec. 26, 2020 – Jan. 5, 2021 @ TBC canada1965-11
2022 World Junior Championship: Dec. 26, 2021 – Jan. 5, 2022 @ TBC sweden-11
2023 World Junior Championship: Dec. 26, 2022 – Jan. 5, 2023 @ Novosibirsk russia-11
2024 World Junior Championship: Dec. 26, 2023 – Jan. 5, 2024 @ TBC canada1965-11

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