Ukranian Players Caught Up In Division IA Bribery Scandal


A bribery scandal has struck the hockey world, with news coming from Finnish newspaper Ilta-Sanomat that two Ukranian players were caught accepting bribes to throw the 2017 World Championship Division IA, which clinched Korea their first promotion in history to the 2018 World Championships, putting the legitimacy of their win, along with Korea’s future, in potential doubt.
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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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Kazakhstan, Hungary Relegated From World Championships

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With the medal rounds set at the 2016 World Championships in Russia, the two relegated squads are now determined as well, with newly promoted Kazakhstan and Hungary both falling back to Division IA in 2017 after failing to clinch their spots for the 2017 Top Division in France and Germany.
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IHLC Preview – 2016 World Championship

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The grand finale of the international hockey calendar is set to begin on May 6 in Russia, with the top 16 hockey nations on earth meeting in Russia to compete at the 80th IIHF World Championship.
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2016 World Championships Schedule Released

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The IIHF has released the full schedule for the 2016 World Championships in Moscow and Saint Petersburg, Russia, with defending champs Canada opening the tournament against their cross-border rivals the United States, while Russia aims to avenge its Silver medal finish by opening against their historical rivals Czechia.
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World Championships Sets Fields For 2016 Worlds, 2018 Olympics

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With the dust settled over Prague, and Canada returning to North America with World Championship Gold in tow, we can not only look back on a tremendous (and record-breaking) 2015 tournament, but to future tournaments in men’s hockey, particularly next year’s Worlds and the 2018 Olympics.
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