2018 World Championships Schedule Released


The IIHF has released the full schedule for the 2018 World Championships in Copenhagen and Herning, Denmark, with defending champions Sweden opening the tournament against Belarus, while hosts Denmark open the tournament against Germany on opening day.
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Slovenia, Italy Relegated From World Championships


Still with a day until the end of the 2017 World Championship group round, the two relegated teams for 2018 have already been determined, with both Slovenia and Italy, who only gained promotion in 2016, set to return to Division IA next season.
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Austria, Korea Promoted To 2018 World Championships


The two teams that narrowly missed promotion to the 2017 World Championships today both punched their tickets to the 2018 tournament in Denmark, with Austria and Korea locking up their spots at the World Championship Division IA finals in Kiev, Ukraine.
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Japan Promoted, Czechia Relegated At Women’s Worlds


After falling to Switzerland in a best-of-three relegation series, Czechia has been demoted to Division I Group A in 2018, while Japan, victors of 2017 Group IA in Graz, Austria, will be promoted for the 2019 Women’s World Championships, with no tournament being held in 2018 due to the Pyeongchang Olympics.
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Switzerland And Japan Clinch Final Olympic Qualifying Spots

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After nearly half a year of Olympic qualifiers that began in Mexico last October, four rounds of play and 22 teams competing for a mere two spots in Pyeongchang, the final qualification spots were today clinched by Japan and Switzerland for the 2018 Winter Olympics.
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Norway, Slovenia, Germany Nab Final 2018 Olympic Spots

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After nearly a year of Olympic qualifiers that began in Bulgaria last October, three rounds of play and 28 teams competing for just three spots in Pyeongchang, the final slots were today locked up by Norway, Slovenia and Germany for the 2018 Winter Olympics.
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Final Roster Spots Announced For 2016 World Cup Of Hockey

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The remaining seven spots for each World Cup Of Hockey roster today were finalized, and the 184 players set to represent their six countries and two multinational squads are now set for the tournament in Toronto that begins this September.
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Slovenia Promoted To 2017 Worlds, Italy Likely As Well

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After Slovenia edged out Austria 2-1 and Italy defeated an upstart Korean squad by the same score on the last day of competition, the qualifiers for the 2017 World Championships in Cologne and Paris became more clear, although Slovenia is the only one with a guarantee of playing for now.
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Preliminary Rosters Announced For 2016 World Cup Of Hockey

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The six federations and two conglomerate squads participating at September’s World Cup Of Hockey today announced their preliminary 16 man rosters, with the final seven spots each to be filled by June 1.
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IHLC 2015 In Review – Men’s

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2015 was a wild year for the International Hockey Lineal Championship, with the Euro Hockey Tour and World Championship providing much drama as the title changed through the hands of three world powers by the close of the 2015 Worlds in Czechia.
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