Budapest To Host Division 1A Next April

The location for the GB Mens 2018 IIHF World Championship Division 1A tournament was announced earlier this morning. The best six nations outside of the top division will play their tournament in the Hungarian capital of Budapest.

The event will take place in the 9,000-seat Laszlo Papp Sportarena in the Hungarian capital of Budapest.  The currently proposed dates are 22-28 April 2018.

The venue has previously hosted several other hockey events at that level including the IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship Division I events in 2011 and 2013 as well as the Olympic Pre-Qualification groups for Sochi 2014 and PyeongChang 2018.

Slovenia, Italy, Kazakhstan, Poland, Hungary and Great Britain will play in the tournament and the top-two teams will qualify for the 2019 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship in Bratislava and Kosice, Slovakia.

More news on where the other GB Teams will be travelling to will be released later today.