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
2019-20 Euro Ice Hockey Challenge
11-14 Dec 2019 @ Budapest 🇭🇺 (6 teams)
Group A: 🇫🇷 FRA, 🇭🇺 HUN, 🇯🇵 JPN
Group B: 🇧🇾 BLR, 🇰🇷 KOR, 🇺🇦 UKR

2019 Channel One Cup (schedule)
12-15 Dec 2019 @ Moscow 🇷🇺 (4 teams)
🇨🇿 CZE, 🇫🇮 FIN, 🇷🇺 RUS, 🇸🇪 SWE

2022 Olympic Pre-Qualification, Round 2
12-15 Dec 2019 @ Brașov 🇷🇴, Barcelona 🇪🇸 and Sisak 🇭🇷 (12 teams)
Group K: 🇮🇸 ISL, 🇮🇱 ISR, 🇰🇬 KGZ (⬆️), 🇷🇴 ROU
Group L: 🇪🇸 ESP, 🇲🇽 MEX, 🇳🇱 NED, 🇹🇼 TPE (⬆️)
Group M: 🇧🇬 BUL, 🇭🇷 CRO, 🇷🇸 SRB, 🇹🇷 TUR

2019-20 Austria Cup
04-09 Feb 2020 @ Klagenfurt 🇦🇹 (4 teams)
🇦🇹 AUT, 🇩🇰 DEN, 🇫🇷 FRA, 🇳🇴 NOR

2020 Beijer Hockey Games (schedule)
06-09 Feb 2020 @ Stockholm 🇸🇪 (4 teams)
🇨🇿 CZE, 🇫🇮 FIN, 🇷🇺 RUS, 🇸🇪 SWE

2022 Olympic Pre-Qualification, Round 3
06-09 Feb 2020 @ Jesenice 🇸🇮, Nur-Sultan 🇰🇿 and Nottingham 🇬🇧 (12 teams, 9 qualified)
Group G: 🇯🇵 JPN, 🇱🇹 LTU, 🇸🇮 SLO
Group H: 🇰🇿 KAZ, 🇵🇱 POL, 🇺🇦 UKR
Group J: 🇪🇪 EST, 🇬🇧 GBR, 🇭🇺 HUN

2020 IIHF World Championship – Division IV
02-08 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, 11 qualified)
🇦🇹 AUT, 🇨🇿 CZE, 🇩🇰 DEN, 🇫🇮 FIN, 🇩🇪 GER, 🇱🇻 LAT, 🇳🇴 NOR, 🇷🇺 RUS, 🇨🇭 SUI, 🇸🇰 SVK, 🇸🇪 SWE

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
20-26 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
24-30 Apr 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
26 Apr – 02 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 @ TBC 🇨🇿 (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, 9 qualified)
Group D: 🇦🇹 AUT, 🇧🇾 BLR, 🇸🇰 SVK
Group E: 🇫🇷 FRA, 🇮🇹 ITA, 🇱🇻 LAT
Group F: 🇩🇰 DEN, 🇰🇷 KOR, 🇳🇴 NOR

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

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 🇷🇺
2024 World Championship: May 2024 @ Ostrava / Prague 🇨🇿
2026 Winter Olympic Games: 06-22 Feb @ Milan 🇮🇹


UPCOMING WOMEN’S TOURNAMENTS
2020 IIHF Women’s World Championship – Division III
04-10 Dec 2019 @ Sofia 🇧🇬 (6 teams)
top team promoted to Division IIB in 2021
🇧🇪 BEL, 🇧🇬 BUL, 🇭🇰 HKG, 🇱🇹 LTU, 🇷🇴 ROU (⬇️), 🇿🇦 RSA

2019 Four Nations Tournament
12-14 Dec 2019 @ Füssen 🇩🇪 (4 teams)
🇫🇮 FIN, 🇩🇪 GER, 🇨🇭 SUI, 🇸🇪 SWE

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 (⬇️)

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

Future Tournaments
2020 Four Nations Cup: Nov 2020 @ TBC 🇫🇮
2021 Four Nations Cup: Nov 2021 @ TBC 🇺🇸
2026 Winter Olympic Games: 06-22 Feb @ Milan 🇮🇹


UPCOMING JUNIOR TOURNAMENTS
2020 IIHF World Junior Championship – Division IA
08-14 Dec 2019 @ Minsk 🇧🇾 (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
10-17 Dec 2019 @ Kyiv 🇺🇦 (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)
26 Dec 2019 – 05 Jan 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
06-12 Jan 2020 @ Vilnius 🇱🇹 (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 III
13-19 Jan 2020 @ Sofia 🇧🇬 (8 teams)
top team promoted to Division IIB in 2021
🇦🇺 AUS, 🇧🇬 BUL, 🇮🇸 ISL, 🇲🇽 MEX (⬇️), 🇳🇿 NZL, 🇿🇦 RSA, 🇹🇼 TPE, 🇹🇷 TUR

2020 IIHF World Junior Championship – Division IIB
28 Jan – 03 Feb 2020 @ Gangneung 🇰🇷 (6 teams)
top team promoted to Division IIA, bottom team relegated to Division III in 2021
🇧🇪 BEL, 🇨🇳 CHN (⬆️), 🇭🇷 CRO, 🇮🇱 ISR, 🇰🇷 KOR (⬇️), 🇳🇱 NED

Future Tournaments
2021 World Junior Championship: 26 Dec 2020 – 05 Jan 2021 @ Edmonton / Red Deer 🇨🇦
2022 World Junior Championship: 26 Dec 2021 – 05 Jan 2022 @ Gothenburg 🇸🇪
2023 World Junior Championship: 26 Dec 2022 – 05 Jan 2023 @ Novosibirsk 🇷🇺
2024 World Junior Championship: 26 Dec 2023 – 05 Jan 2024 @ TBC 🇨🇦
2025 World Junior Championship: 26 Dec 2024 – 05 Jan 2025 @ TBC 🇺🇸