IIHF releases schedule for 2022 World Championships
Canada quest for back to back Worlds gold medals begins on Aug. 25.
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.
|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|