Upcoming Tournaments

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

Teamsย in parentheses denotes whether teams have been promotedย (โฌ†๏ธ) or demotedย (โฌ‡๏ธ) toย their current Championship division.


UPCOMING MENโ€™S TOURNAMENTS
2022ย Winter Olympic Games (schedule)
04-20 February 2022 @ Beijing ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณ (12 teams)
Group A: ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ CAN, ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณ CHN, ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช GER, ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ USA
Group B:ย ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ CZE, ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ DENย (โฌ†๏ธ), ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ ROC, ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ SUI
Group C:ย ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ FIN, ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ป LATย (โฌ†๏ธ), ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฐ SVKย (โฌ†๏ธ), ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช SWE

2022 IIHF World Championship โ€“ Division IV
03-09 March 2022 @ Bishkek ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฌ (5 teams)
top team promoted to Division IIIB in 2023
๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ท IRI, ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฌ KGZ (โฌ‡๏ธ), ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ผ KUW (โฌ‡๏ธ), ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ MAS, ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฌ SGP

2022 IIHF World Championship โ€“ Division IIIB
14-17 March 2022 @ Cape Town ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฆ (4 teams)
top team promoted to Division IIIA, bottom team relegated to Division IV in 2023
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฆย BIH,ย ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ฐ HKG, ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฆ RSA (โฌ‡๏ธ), ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ THA

2022ย IIHF World Championship โ€“ Division IIIA
03-09 April 2022 @ Kockelscheuer ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡บ (6 teams)
top team promoted to Division IIB, bottom team relegated to Division IIIB in 2023
๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡บ LUX, ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ตย PRK (โฌ‡๏ธ), ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฒ TKM,ย ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ผย TPE,ย ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ท TUR, ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ช UAEย (โฌ†๏ธ)

2022 IIHF World Championship โ€“ Division IIB
18-24 April 2022 @ Reykjavรญk ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ธ (6 teams)
top team promoted to Division IIA, bottom team relegated to Division IIIA in 2023
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ชย BEL (โฌ‡๏ธ), ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฌย BULย (โฌ†๏ธ), ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ช GEO,ย ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ธ ISL, ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝ MEX, ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟ NZL

2022ย IIHF World Championship โ€“ Division IIA
24-30 April 2022 @ Zagreb ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ท (5 teams)
top team promoted to Division IB, bottom team relegated to Division IIB in 2023
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณ CHN, ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ทย CRO, ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ ESP, ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฑย ISRย (โฌ†๏ธ), ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑย NED (โฌ‡๏ธ)

2022ย Czech Hockey Games
25 April – 01 May 2022 @ TBC ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟย (4 teams)
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ CZE, ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ FIN, ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ RUS, ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช SWE

2022 IIHF World Championship โ€“ Division IB
25 April – 01 May 2022 @ Katowice ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ (6 teams)
top team promoted to Division IA, bottom team relegated to Division IIA in 2023
๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ชย EST,ย ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ตย JPN, ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡น LTU (โฌ‡๏ธ), ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑย POL,ย ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ธย SRB (โฌ†๏ธ), ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆย UKR

2022ย Euro Hockey Challenge
07-23 April 2022 @ TBC (12 teams, 8 confirmed)
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น AUT, ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ CZE, ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ DEN, ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ FIN, ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช GER, ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด NOR, ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฐ SVK, ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช SWE

2022ย Beijer Hockey Games
02-08 May 2022 @ TBC ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช (4 teams)
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ CZE, ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ FIN, ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ RUS, ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช SWE

2022ย IIHF World Championship โ€“ Division IA
02-08 May 2022 @ Ljubljana ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฎ (6 teams)
top two teams promoted to Top Division, bottom team relegated to Division IB in 2023
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น AUT (โฌ‡๏ธ), ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท FRA (โฌ‡๏ธ), ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡บ HUN,ย ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ท KOR, ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ด ROU (โฌ†๏ธ),ย ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฎย SLO

2022 IIHF World Championship – Top Division (schedule)
13-29 May 2022 @ Helsinki / Tampere ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎย (16 teams)
bottom team in each group relegated to Division IA in 2023
Group A:ย ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ CAN, ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ DEN, ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช GER, ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น ITA, ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฟ KAZ, ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ ROC, ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ SUI, ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฐ SVK
Group B: ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡พ BLR, ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ CZE, ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ FIN, ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง GBR, ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ป LAT, ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด NOR, ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช SWE, ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ USA

2022 Karjala Tournament
10-13 November 2022 @ Helsinki ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎย (4 teams)
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ CZE, ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ FIN, ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ RUS, ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช SWE

Future Tournaments
2023 World Championship: 05-21 May 2023 @ Saint Petersburg ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ
2026 Winter Olympic Games: 06-22 February 2026 @ Milan ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น


UPCOMING WOMENโ€™S TOURNAMENTS
2022 Winter Olympic Games (schedule)
04-20 February 2022 @ Beijing ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณ (10 teams)
Group A: ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ CAN, ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ FIN, ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ ROC, ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ SUI, ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ USA
Group B: ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณ CHN, ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ CZE (โฌ†๏ธ), ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ DEN (โฌ†๏ธ), ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต JPN, ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช SWE (โฌ†๏ธ)

2022ย IIHF Women’s World Championship – Division IIB
06-12 March 2022 @ TBC ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ท (4 teams)
top team promoted to Division IIA, bottom team relegated to Division III in 2023
๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ท CRO, ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ธ ISL, ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฆ RSA (โฌ†๏ธ), ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ท TUR

2022 IIHF Women’s World Championship – Division IIIB
22-25 March 2022 @ Belgrade ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ธ (4 teams)
top team promoted to Division IIIA in 2023
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฆ BIH, ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ช EST, ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฑ ISR, ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ธ SRB

2022ย IIHF Women’s World Championship – Division IIA
02-08 April 2022 @ Jaca ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ (6 teams)
top team promoted to Division IB, bottom two teams relegated to Division IIB in 2023
๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ ESP, ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง GBR, ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ป LAT (โฌ‡๏ธ), ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝ MEX, ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ต PRK, ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ผ TPE (โฌ†๏ธ)

2022 IIHF Women’s World Championship – Division IIIA
04-10 April 2022 @ Sofia ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฌ (6 teams)
top team promoted to Division IIB, bottom team relegated to Division IIIB in 2023
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช BEL, ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฌ BUL, ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ฐ HKG, ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡น LTU, ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ด ROU,ย ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆ UKR (โฌ‡๏ธ)

2022ย IIHF Women’s World Championship – Division IB
08-14 April 2022 @ Katowice ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ (6 teams)
top team promoted to Division IA, bottom team relegated to Division IIA in 2023
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณ CHN, ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น ITA (โฌ‡๏ธ), ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฟ KAZ, ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ท KOR, ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ POL, ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฎ SLO (โฌ†๏ธ)

2022 IIHF Women’s World Championship – Division IA
24-30 April 2022 @ Angers ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท (6 teams)
top two teams promoted to Top Division, bottom team relegated to Division IB in 2023
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น AUT, ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท FRA (โฌ‡๏ธ), ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ NED (โฌ†๏ธ), ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด NOR, ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฐ SVK, ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช SWE (โฌ‡๏ธ)

2022 IIHF Women’s World Championship – Top Division
26 August – 04 September 2022 @ Frederikshavn / Herning ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ (10 teams)
bottom two teams relegated to Division IA in 2023
Group A: ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ CAN, ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ FIN, ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ ROC, ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ SUI, ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ USA
Group B: ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ CZE, ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ DEN, ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช GER, ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡บ HUN, ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต JPN

Future Tournaments
2026 Winter Olympic Games: 06-22 February 2026 @ Milan ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น


UPCOMING JUNIOR TOURNAMENTS
2022 IIHF World Junior Championship – Top Division
Aug 2022 @ TBC (10 teams)
Group A: ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น AUT, ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ CAN, ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ CZE, ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ FIN, ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช GER
Group B: ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ RUS, ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ SUI, ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฐ SVK, ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช SWE, ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ USA

2023ย IIHF World Junior Championship – Division IA
December 2022 @ TBC (5 teams)
top team promoted to Top Division, bottom team relegated to Division IB in 2024
๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ DEN, ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท FRAย (โฌ†๏ธ), ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฟ KAZ, ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ป LAT, ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด NOR

2023 IIHF World Junior Championship – Division IB
December 2022 @ TBC (6 teams)
top team promoted to Division IA, bottom team relegated to Division IIA in 2024
๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ช EST, ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡บ HUNย (โฌ‡๏ธ), ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น ITA (โฌ†๏ธ), ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต JPN, ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฎ SLO, ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆ UKR

2023 IIHF World Junior Championship – Division IIA
December 2022 @ TBC (5 teams)
top team promoted to Division IB, bottom team relegated to Division IIB in 2024
๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธย ESP,ย ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง GBR, ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ท KOR, ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡น LTU,ย ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ POLย (โฌ‡๏ธ)

2023ย IIHF World Junior Championship – Top Division
26 December 2022 – 05 January 2023 @ Novosibirsk / Omsk ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ (11 teams)
bottom team relegated to Division IA in 2024
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น AUT, ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡พ BLRย (โฌ†๏ธ), ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ CAN, ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ CZE, ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ FIN, ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช GER, ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ RUS, ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ SUI, ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฐ SVK, ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช SWE, ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ USA

2023 IIHF World Junior Championship – Division IIB
January 2023 @ TBC (7 teams)
top team promoted to Division IIA, bottom team relegated to Division III in 2024
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช BEL, ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณ CHN, ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ท CRO, ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ธ ISL, ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ NED, ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ด ROU (โฌ‡๏ธ), ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ธ SRB

2023 IIHF World Junior Championship – Division III
January 2023 @ TBC (8 teams)
top team promoted to Division IIB in 2023
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฆ BIH, ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฌ BUL, ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฑ ISR, ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฌ KGZ, ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝ MEX, ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฆ RSA, ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ผ TPE, ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ท TUR

Future Tournaments
2024 World Junior Championship: 26 December 2023 – 05 January 2024 @ Gothenburg ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช