The International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) has released the 2021 IIHF Men’s World Ranking and with this the groups for the 2022 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship have become known.
The groups for Tampere and Helsinki are based on the World Ranking taking into consideration organizational wishes by the 2022 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship Organizing Committee.
Host Finland will play Team USA, the Czech Republic, Sweden, Latvia, Norway, Belarus and Great Britain in Group B in Tampere where the new Tampere Deck Arena will serve as main venue for the event.
Helsinki will host Group A that includes defending champion Canada, the ROC team, Germany, Switzerland, Slovakia, Denmark, Kazakhstan and Italy.
The 2022 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship will take place in Tampere and Helsinki from 13 to 29 May 2022. Day tickets for the group in Helsinki will go on sale on 2 September. For the group in Tampere the right to buy day tickets will be allocated in a draw starting the same day.
GBSC have been speaking with hotels in Helsinki and Tampere for the past few months and will release more details on the 2022 trip in the coming days. They have also spoken with the Finnish LOC to secure tickets for the GBSC Supporters who are looking to travel to the tournament.
Please don’t email us asking about Finland 2022 until after we have released all of the information and details we have been working on tirelessly for the past few months.