The IIHF Council has voted to confirm Riga, Latvia, as the sole host for the 2021 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship, following the decision to withdraw the tournament from Minsk, Belarus.
The IIHF Council decided unanimously today to initiate another series of tournament cancellations for the 2020/21 season, following recommendations of the IIHF COVID-19 Expert Group.
Ice Hockey Australia has withdrawn two of its national teams that were entered to participate in the IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship program during the upcoming months due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the travel ban of the Australian government.
At a conference call the IIHF Council has approved the groups for the 2021 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship. The tournament will start in May 2021 and will be co-hosted by Minsk and Riga under the slogan “Passion. No borders”.
During a video conference call on 19 May, the IIHF Council has established a set of key proposals that will impact of the upcoming 2020/2021 international ice hockey season.
These proposals will be brought up for vote by the IIHF Member National Associations (MNAs) at the 2020 IIHF Extra-Ordinary Congress, which is intended to take place in a virtual format with the target date on Wednesday, 24 June.
The IIHF Concil have today confirmed that the 2020 World Championships, which were due to be held in Switzerland in May, have been cancelled due to the Corona Virus Pandemic.
Hungary weathered a storm inside and outside Motorpoint Arena in Nottingham, defeating Great Britain 4-1 to secure a place in the Final Olympic Qualification.
Great Britain is unbeaten in two games so far in Group J of the Olympic Pre-Qualification Round 3, after defeating Estonia 7-1 to set up a winner-take-all finale against Hungary.
With high expectations from playing in the top division and in front of the home crowd in Nottingham, Team GB defeated a plucky Romanian squad 4-3 to earn a vital opening day win in Group J of the Olympic Pre-Qualification tournament.
Following organizational meetings in Bratislava, the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) has announced the groups for the 2020 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship that will take place from 8 to 24 May in Zurich and Lausanne, Switzerland.