The Ice Hockey World Championships begins in Finland on Friday. In this article you will find everything you need to know about the tournament.
When is the game played?
tournament will continue May 13 France – Slovakia (Group A) and USA – Latvia (Group B) with games at 3:20 pm Swiss time. Knockout phase begins 26 May With the quarter finals. Finals on May 29 Scheduled at 7:20 pm
Where is the game played?
there are two places Helsinki And tampere, In the Finnish capital, in Helsinki Ice Hall (Capacity 8200 spectators) After Helsinki Halli (formerly known as Hartwall Arena) was canceled as a venue due to sanctions against Russia (Helsinki Halli is owned by the Russians). will be in tampere Nokia Arena (capacity 13’500 spectators) played.
How is it played?
Everyone plays against everyone else in two groups of eight. Teams ranked from first to fourth in both groups progressed to the quarterfinals. This is followed by the semi-finals, the bronze in the final. Due to the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Russia and Belarus were removed from the participants’ territory and replaced by France and Austria.
Who will be the defending champion?
sat a year ago Canada against Finland in the World Cup final in the Latvian capital Riga with a 3:2 AET.
What are the favourites?
The region has a low favorite after the boycott of Russia. But for gold, comes the question of the usual suspects, namely the record world champion and the defending champion. CanadaOlympic Champion and Host Finland simultaneously Sweden, The United States has the greatest outdoor potential.
And the Swiss national team?
Switzerland will begin the tournament on May 14 at 3:20 pm with a game against Italy. that minimum target 2013 and 2018 vice world champion means as always quarter final, But dreams of another. The national team plays all its group games in Helsinki.
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