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!

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 Kaufland Cup
15-17 December 2022 @ Bratislava ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฐ (3 teams)
๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ป LAT, ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด NOR, ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฐ SVK

2022 Swiss Ice Hockey Games
15-18 December 2022 @ Fribourg ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญย (4 teams)
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ CZE, ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ FIN, ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ SUI, ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช SWE

2022 Beijer Hockey Games
09-12 February 2023 @ Malmรถ ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ชย (4 teams)
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ CZE, ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ FIN, ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ SUI, ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช SWE

2023 IIHF World Championship โ€“ Division IIIB
27 February – 05 March 2023 @ Sarajevo ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฆ (6 teams)
top team promoted to Division IIIA, bottom team relegated to Division IV in 2024
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฆ BIH, ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ฐ HKG, ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ท IRI (โฌ†๏ธ), ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฌ KGZ (โฌ†๏ธ), ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พย MAS (โฌ†๏ธ), ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฌ SGP (โฌ†๏ธ)

2023ย IIHF World Championship โ€“ Division IV
23-26 March 2023 @ Ulaanbaatar ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ณ (3 teams)
top team promoted to Division IIIB in 2024
๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉ INA, ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ผ KUW, ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ณ MGL, ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ญ PHI

2023ย IIHF World Championship โ€“ Division IIA
16-22 April 2023 @ Madrid ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ (6 teams)
top team promoted to Division IB, bottom team relegated to Division IIB in 2024
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ AUS, ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ทย CRO, ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ ESP, ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ช GEO (โฌ†๏ธ), ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ธ ISL (โฌ†๏ธ),ย ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฑ ISR

2023 IIHF World Championship โ€“ Division IIB
17-23 April 2023 @ Istanbul ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ท (6 teams)
top team promoted to Division IIA, bottom team relegated to Division IIIA in 2024
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช BEL, ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฌ BUL, ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝ MEX, ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟ NZL, ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ท TURย (โฌ†๏ธ), ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ช UAEย (โฌ†๏ธ)

2023 IIHF World Championship โ€“ Division IIIA
17-23 April 2023 @ Cape Town ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฆ (6 teams)
top team promoted to Division IIB, bottom team relegated to Division IIIB in 2024
๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡บ LUX, ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ต PRK, ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฆ RSAย (โฌ†๏ธ), ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ THA (โฌ†๏ธ), ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฒ TKM, ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ผ TPE

2022 IIHF World Championship โ€“ Division IB
23-29 April 2023 @ Tallinn ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ช (6 teams)
top team promoted to Division IA, bottom team relegated to Division IIA in 2024
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณ CHN (โฌ†๏ธ), ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ชย EST, ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต JPN, ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ NED (โฌ†๏ธ), ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ธ SRB, ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆย UKR

2022 Czech Hockey Games
27-30 April 2023 @ TBC ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟย (4 teams)
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ CZE, ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ FIN, ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ SUI, ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช SWE

2023 IIHF World Championship โ€“ Division IA
29 April – 05 May 2023 @ Nottingham ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง (6 teams)
top two teams promoted to Top Division, bottom team relegated to Division IB in 2024
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง GBRย (โฌ‡๏ธ), ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น ITAย (โฌ‡๏ธ), ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ท KOR, ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡น LTU, ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ POL (โฌ†๏ธ), ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ด ROU

2023 IIHF World Championship – Top Division (schedule)
12-28 May 2023 @ Rฤซga ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ป / Tampere ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ (16 teams)
bottom team in each group relegated to Division IA in 2024
Group A: ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น AUT, ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ CZE, ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ DEN, ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ FIN, ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท FRA, ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช GER, ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡บ HUN (โฌ†๏ธ), ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช SWE
Group B: ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ CAN, ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฟ KAZ, ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ป LAT, ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด NOR, ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฎย SLO (โฌ†๏ธ), ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ SUI, ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฐ SVK, ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ USA

Future Tournaments
2024 IIHF World Championship, Top Division: 10-26 May 2024 @ Ostrava / Prague ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ
2025 IIHF World Championship, Top Division: 09-25 May 2025 @ Herning ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ / Stockholm ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช
2026 Winter Olympic Games: 06-22 February 2026 @ Milan ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น
2026 IIHF World Championship, Top Division: 15-31 May 2026 @ Fribourg / Zรผrich ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ


UPCOMING WOMENโ€™S TOURNAMENTS
2023 IIHF Women’s World Championship – Division IIB
20-26 February 2023 @ Cape Town ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฆย (6 teams)
top team promoted to Division IIA, bottom team relegated to Division III in 2024
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ AUS, ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช BEL (โฌ†๏ธ), ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ท CRO (โฌ†๏ธ), ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟ NZL, ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฆ RSA, ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ท TUR

2023 IIHF Women’s World Championship – Division IIIB
27-30 March 2023 @ Metulla ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฑ (3 teams)
top team promoted to Division IIIA in 2024
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฆ BIH, ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฑ ISR, ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ธ SRB

2023 IIHF Women’s World Championship – Top Division
April 2023 @ TBC ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ (10 teams)
bottom team relegated to Division IA in 2024
Group A: ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ CAN, ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ CZE, ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต JPN, ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ SUI, ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ USA
Group B: ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ FIN,ย ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท FRAย (โฌ†๏ธ), ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช GER, ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡บ HUN, ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช SWE

2023 IIHF Women’s World Championship – Division IIA
01-07 April 2023 @ Ciudad de Mรฉxico ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝ (6 teams)
top team promoted to Division IB, bottom two teams relegated to Division IIB in 2024
๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ ESP, ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ธ ISL (โฌ†๏ธ), ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ป LAT, ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝ MEX (โฌ†๏ธ), ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ต PRK, ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ผ TPE

2023 IIHF Women’s World Championship – Division IIIA
03-09 April 2023 @ Braศ™ov ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ด (6 teams)
top team promoted to Division IIB, bottom team relegated to Division IIIB in 2024
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฌ BUL (โฌ†๏ธ), ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ช EST (โฌ†๏ธ), ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ฐ HKG, ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡น LTU, ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ด ROU, ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆ UKR

2023 IIHF Women’s World Championship – Division IA
17-23 April 2023 @ Shenzhen ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณ (6 teams)
top team promoted to Top Division, bottom team relegated to Division IB in 2024
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น AUT, ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณ CHN (โฌ†๏ธ), ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ DENย (โฌ‡๏ธ), ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ NED (โฌ†๏ธ), ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด NOR, ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฐ SVK

2023 IIHF Women’s World Championship – Division IB
17-23 April 2023 @ Suwon ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ท (6 teams)
top team promoted to Division IA, bottom team relegated to Division IIA in 2024
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง GBRย (โฌ†๏ธ), ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น ITA, ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฟ KAZ, ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ท KOR,ย ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ POL, ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฎ SLOย (โฌ†๏ธ)

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


UPCOMING JUNIOR TOURNAMENTS
2023ย IIHF World Junior Championship – Division IA
11-17 December 2022 @ Asker ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด (6 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‡ญ๐Ÿ‡บ HUNย (โฌ†๏ธ), ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฟ KAZ, ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด NOR, ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฎ SLOย (โฌ†๏ธ)

2023 IIHF World Junior Championship – Division IB
11-17 December 2022 @ Bytom ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ (6 teams)
top team promoted to Division IA, bottom team relegated to Division IIA in 2024
๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ช EST, ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น ITA (โฌ†๏ธ), ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต JPN, ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ท KOR (โฌ†๏ธ), ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ POL (โฌ†๏ธ), ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆ UKR

2023 IIHF World Junior Championship – Division IIA
11-17 December 2022 @ Kaunas ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡น (6 teams)
top team promoted to Division IB, bottom team relegated to Division IIB in 2024
๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ท CRO (โฌ†๏ธ), ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธย ESP,ย ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง GBR, ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡น LTU, ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ NED (โฌ†๏ธ), ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ด ROU

2023ย IIHF World Junior Championship – Top Division (schedule)
26 December 2022 – 05 January 2023 @ Halifax / Moncton ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ (10 teams)
bottom team relegated to Division IA in 2024
Group A: ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น AUT, ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ CAN, ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ CZE, ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช GER, ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช SWE
Group B: ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ FIN, ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ป LAT, ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ SUI, ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฐ SVK, ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ USA

2023 IIHF World Junior Championship – Division III
07-14 January 2023 @ Istanbul ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ท (8 teams)
top team promoted to Division IIB in 2024
Group A: ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ AUS, ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฆ BIH, ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฌ KGZ, ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟ NZL
Group B: ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฌ BUL, ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฑ ISR, ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฆ RSA, ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ท TUR

2023 IIHF World Junior Championship – Division IIB
16-22 January 2023 @ Reykjavรญk ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ธ (6 teams)
top team promoted to Division IIA, bottom team relegated to Division III in 2024
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช BEL, ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณ CHN, ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ธ ISL, ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝ MEX (โฌ†๏ธ), ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ธ SRB, ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ผ TPE (โฌ†๏ธ)

2023 Four Nations Cup
06-12 February 2023 @ TBC ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ชย (4 teams)
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ CZE, ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ FIN, ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฐ SVK, ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช SWE

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

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