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How to watch 2022 World Championships

Ice Hockey - Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics Day 13 Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images

For the first time, the World Championships tournament is being played in an Olympic year which means fans are treated to a rare August-September tournament!

This is also the first time the tournament is being held in Denmark. The host country is making their second appearance at the tournament since 1992 and hoping to avoid relegation.

Format

The tournament features 10 teams, grouped by their IIHF ranking. Group A, playing in Herning, features Canada (the reigning gold medalists), USA, Finland, Switzerland, and Japan (in their first appearance in Group A play). Group B, playing Frederikshavn, features Czechia, Sweden, Germany, Denmark, and Hungary.

The two groups will play a round-robin style preliminary round. All five teams in Group A and the top three teams in Group B will advance to the quarterfinals. The last place team in Group B will be automatically relegated to Division I Group A.

The teams will play a quarterfinal game, with the winners advancing to the semifinals and the losers moving to the placement round for 5th - 8th place. The 5th place country will play in Group A in the 2023 edition of the tournament, set to be played in Canada.

The semifinal winners will move to the gold medal game while the losers will move to the bronze medal game.

How to watch

USA: All of USA’s and Canada’s preliminary games will be on NHL Network. They’ll also carry some of the quarterfinals and semifinals, as well as the bronze and gold medal games.

Canada: TSN will have all of Group A games, plus the quarterfinals, semifinals, bronze and gold medal games.

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