Ice Hockey World Championship 2022: IIHF Review

Eddy August
12 May 2022
14:54

The long-awaited Ice Hockey World Championship 2022 will take place between May 13 – 29 2022. Sixteen nations stand a chance to prove who reigns in this year’s championship. Two groups are set for this hockey action competition. Group A preliminary games will be taking place in Helsinki Ice Hall while Group B in Tampere at the Nokia Arena.

After qualifying several rounds, only one team will qualify for the championship title. Canada won the 2021 IIHF world championship and Finland was runner-up. The United States took the third position while Germany the fourth. Ice hockey fans around the world are looking forward to this big event. Read on to find the championship location, standings, and fixtures.

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Location

The ice hockey world championship will take place in Finland from 13-29 May 2022. The two cities hosting the championship are Tampere and Helsinki. The participating teams are divided into two groups – A and B. Group A consists of Canada, France, Italy, Slovakia, Germany, Switzerland, Denmark, and Kazakhstan. Group B consists of the United States, Finland, Norway, Austria, Great Britain, Sweden, Norway, and the Czech Republic.

Ice hockey world championship, Finland
Ice hockey world championship 2022

IIHF Standings

The first matches will take place on May 13, 2022. The following are the rules for the classification:

  • Points;
  • Head to head points Head to head goal difference;
  • Head to number of goals scored;
  • Result against a closest best-ranked team outside tied teams;
  • Result against a second-best ranked team outside tied teams;
  • Seeding before the tournament;
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PosTeamGPPTSWOTWOTLLGF:GA
1Canada3
9
3
00016:5
2Germany4
9
3
001
9:8
3Switzerland4
12
4
00019:7
4Slovakia4
3
1
003
9:14
5Denmark4
6
2
002
11:9
6Kazakhstan3
00003
4:14
7Italy4
1
001
3
5:15
France4
5
1
1
02
8:9
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Note: ROC was expelled on March 1, 2022 following Russia invasion of Ukraine.

PosTeamGPPTSWOTWOTLLGF:GA
1Finland (Host)4
10
3
01
013:5
2United States4
8
2
1
01
11:7
3Czech Republic4
7
2
01
1
14:9
4Sweden4
11
3
1
0017:6
5Latvia4
3
1
003
6:13
6Norway4
5
1
1
02
11:14
7Great Britain4
1
001
3
4:18
8Austria4
3
01
1
2
8:12
-Belarus0000000

Note: Belarus was expelled on March 1, 2022 following Russia invasion of Ukraine.

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13/05/2022
France3:20 PMSlovakia
United States3:20 PMLatvia
Germany7:20 PMCanada
Finland7:20 PMNorway
14/05/2022
Denmark11:20 AMKazakhstan
Sweden11:20 AMAustria
Switzerland3:20 PMItaly
Czech Republic3:20 PMGreat Britain
Slovakia7:20 PMGermany
15/05/2022
Italy11:20 AMCanada
Norway11:20 AMGreat Britain
France3:20 PMKazakhstan
Austria3:20 PMUnited States
Denmark7:20 PMSwitzerland
Czech Republic7:20 PMSweden
16/05/2022
Slovakia3:20 PMCanada
Latvia3:20 PMNorway
France7:20 PMGermany
Finland7:20 PMUnited States
17/05/2022
Italy3:20 PMDenmark
Czech Republic3:20 PMAustria
Switzerland7:20 PMKazakhstan
Sweden7:20 PMGreat Britain
18/05/2022
France3:20 PMItaly
Norway3:20 PMAustria
Switzerland7:20 PMSlovakia
Finland7:20 PMSweden
19/05/2022
Germany3:20 PMDenmark
Great Britain3:20 PMUnited States
Canada7:20 PMKazakhstan
Czech Republic7:20 PMLatvia
20/05/2022
Germany3:20 PMItaly
Great Britain3:20 PMFinland
Kazakhstan7:20 PMSlovakia
Latvia7:20 PMAustria
21/05/2022
Denmark11:20 AMFrance
United States11:20 AMSweden
Canada3:20 PMSwitzerland
Austria3:20 PMFinland
Italy7:20 PMSlovakia
Norway7:20 PMCzech Republic
22/05/2022
Kazakhstan3:20 PMGermany
Great Britain3:20 PMLatvia
Switzerland7:20 PMFrance
Sweden7:20 PMNorway
23/05/2022
Kazakhstan3:20 PMItaly
United States3:20 PMCzech Republic
Canada7:20 PMDenmark
Austria7:20 PMGreat Britain
24/5/2022
Germany11:20 AMSwitzerland
Sweden11:20 AMLatvia
Slovakia3:20 PMDenmark
United States3:20 PMNorway
Canada7:20 PMFrance
Finland7:20 PMCzech Republic
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Who are favorites?

According to the betting odds of this championship, our top favorites are Finland, Canada, the USA, and the Czech republic. From the look of things, Finland seems to reclaim the 2022 World Championship.

Previous winners

We would not forget to mention the previous winners of the past championships in our preview. For the past 10 championships, Canada has won 3, Sweden 3, Finland 2, and Russia 2 times.

How and where to watch?

Where to Watch Ice Hockey World Championship 2022
Where to Watch Ice Hockey World Championship 2022

From the US

All the US games in the IIHF tournament will be aired live on NHL Network. Other games will be available on NBCUniversal and ESPN.

From Canada

Canadians can watch the championship tournaments on CBC or Sportsnet.

From Europe

The games will be aired on Discovery Communications in many countries in Europe.

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Conclusion

The top hockey countries will meet in Finland for the 2022 IIHF world championship. This will be another big international hockey competition. So, who is likely to win the IIHF World Championship 2022? While Canada and Sweden are the top teams worldwide, other countries are possible contenders for the championship. This brings us to the end of our IIHF world championship 2022 preview.

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