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IIHF releases schedule for 2022 World Championships

Canada quest for back to back Worlds gold medals begins on Aug. 25.

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Believe it or not, it’s nearly time for another World Championships.

And that’s because, for the first time, the tournament is being held in an Olympic year! The IIHF added the tournament for 2022 with Denmark being the first country to host it. This will be the first time Denmark hosts the tournament, and they’ll look to improve on their last place finish from the 2021 tournament.

The 10-team tournament will be split across two cities: Herning and Frederikshavn. Group A - USA, Canada, Finland, Switzerland and Japan - will play in Herning. Group B - Denmark, Sweden, Hungary, Germany and Czechia - will play in Frederikshavn. Each city will host two quarterfinals before the semifinals and the medal games move to Herning.

After the typical round robin, all of the teams from Group A along with the top three teams from Group B with advance to the quarterfinals. The lowest ranked team will be relegated. The losers of the quarterfinals will play placement games for fifth place, and either to stay in Group A or to move up to the group for the 2023 tournament.

Schedule

Date Day Time in Denmark Time in EST Team Team
Date Day Time in Denmark Time in EST Team Team
Aug 25, 2022 Thursday 3:00 PM 9:00 AM Japan USA
Aug 25, 2022 Thursday 3:30 PM 9:30 AM Germany Hungary
Aug 25, 2022 Thursday 7:00 PM 1:00 PM Finland Canada
Aug 25, 2022 Thursday 7:30 PM 1:30 PM Denmark Sweden
Aug 26, 2022 Friday 6:30 PM 12:30 PM Switzerland Japan
Aug 26, 2022 Friday 7:00 PM 1:00 PM Hungary Czechia
Aug 27, 2022 Saturday 3:00 PM 9:00 AM USA Finland
Aug 27, 2022 Saturday 3:30 PM 9:30 AM Sweden Germany
Aug 27, 2022 Saturday 7:00 PM 1:00 PM Canada Switzerland
Aug 27, 2022 Saturday 7:30 PM 1:30 PM Czechia Denmark
Aug 28, 2022 Sunday 3:00 PM 9:00 AM Japan Canada
Aug 28, 2022 Sunday 5:00 PM 11:00 AM Denmark Hungary
Aug 29, 2022 Monday 3:00 PM 9:00 AM Finland Japan
Aug 29, 2022 Monday 3:30 PM 9:30 AM Germany Czechia
Aug 29, 2022 Monday 7:00 PM 1:00 PM USA Switzerland
Aug 29, 2022 Monday 7:30 PM 1:30 PM Hungary Sweden
Aug 30, 2022 Tuesday 3:30 PM 9:30 AM Sweden Czechia
Aug 30, 2022 Tuesday 4:00 PM 10:00 AM Switerzland FInland
Aug 30, 2022 Tuesday 7:30 PM 1:30 PM Denmark Germany
Aug 30, 2022 Tuesday 8:00 PM 2:00 PM Canada USA
Sep 1, 2022 Thursday 12:15 PM 6:15 AM Quarterfinal Quarterfinal
Sep 1, 2022 Thursday 4:15 PM 10:15 AM Quarterfinal Quarterfinal
Sep 1, 2022 Thursday 5:30 PM 11:30 AM Quarterfinal Quarterfinal
Sep 1, 2022 Thursday 8:15 PM 2:15 PM Quarterfinal Quarterfinal
Sep 3, 2022 Saturday 12:00 PM 6:00 AM Placement Placement
Sep 3, 2022 Saturday 2:00 PM 8:00 AM Semifinal Semifinal
Sep 3, 2022 Saturday 4:00 PM 10:00 AM Placement Placement
Sep 3, 2022 Saturday 6:00 PM 12:00 PM Semifinal Semifinal
Sep 4, 2022 Sunday 11:00 AM 5:00 AM 5th place 5th place
Sep 4, 2022 Sunday 3:00 PM 9:00 AM Bronze Bronze
Sep 4, 2022 Sunday 7:30 PM 1:30 PM Gold Gold