The 2022 IIHF World Championship will be hosted by Finland from 13 to 29 May 2022 as the IIHF announced on 19 May 2017. The host cities of the World Championships are Tampere and Helsinki, of which Tampere's brand-new Nokia Arena will serve as the main venue of the games

On 28 February 2022, the IIHF decided to expel ROC (Russian team was to play under the name "ROC" as doping sanctions) and Belarus from the tournament due to the Russian invasion of Ukraine, so Austria and France replaced them

Stages of the Tournament

The entire tournament is divided into different stages: group stages, quarter-finals, semi-finals and finals.

  • Group Stages: As stated above, there are two groups with 8 countries each. In each of the groups, a particular team is required to play the other teams once, totalling 28 matches for each group and 56 matches for the whole group stage matches. Two matches, one from group A and another for group B will be played simultaneously at different Hockey pitches.
  • Quarter-Finals: After the group stages, only the first four teams on the standings from each of the groups qualifies to the quarter-finals. The entire quarter-final matches are played on the 26th of May. The fixtures are drawn inversely between the two groups
  • Semi-Finals: The four winners from the quarter-finals will play out the semi-finals on May 28
  • Finals: The final will be between the winners of the semi-final matches and it will be played on May 29
Date Time Score OT Group
 
France
  Slovakia A
 
USA
  Latvia B
 
Germany
  Canada A
 
Finland
  Norway B
 
Denmark
  Kazakhstan A
 
Sweden
  Austria B
 
Switzerland
  Italy A
 
Czech Republic
  Great Britain B
 
Slovakia
  Germany A
 
Latvia
  Finland B
 
Italy
  Canada A
 
Norway
  Great Britain B
 
France
  Kazakhstan A
 
Austria
  USA B
 
Denmark
  Switzerland A
 
Czech Republic
  Sweden B
 
Slovakia
  Canada A
 
Latvia
  Norway B
 
France
  Germany A
 
Finland
  USA B
 
Italy
  Denmark A
 
Czech Republic
  Austria B
 
Switzerland
  Kazakhstan A
 
Sweden
  Great Britain B
 
France
  Italy A
 
Norway
  Austria B
 
Switzerland
  Slovakia A
 
Finland
  Sweden B
 
Germany
  Denmark A
 
Great Britain
  USA B
 
Canada
  Kazakhstan A
 
Czech Republic
  Latvia B
 
Germany
  Italy A
 
Great Britain
  Finland B
 
Kazakhstan
  Slovakia A
 
Latvia
  Austria B
 
Denmark
  France A
 
USA
  Sweden B
 
Canada
  Switzerland A
 
Austria
  Finland B
 
Italy
  Slovakia A
 
Norway
  Czech Republic B
 
Kazakhstan
  Germany A
 
Great Britain
  Latvia B
 
Switzerland
  France A
 
Sweden
  Norway B
 
Kazakhstan
  Italy A
 
USA
  Czech Republic B
 
Canada
  Denmark A
 
Austria
  Great Britain B
 
Germany
  Switzerland A
 
Sweden
  Latvia B
 
Slovakia
  Denmark A
 
USA
  Norway B
 
Canada
  France A
 
Finland
  Czech Republic B

Group A

Team W D L GF - GA Pts
  Canada 0 0 0 0 - 0 0
  Germany 0 0 0 0 - 0 0
  Switzerland 0 0 0 0 - 0 0
  Slovakia 0 0 0 0 - 0 0
  Denmark 0 0 0 0 - 0 0
  Kazakhstan 0 0 0 0 - 0 0
  Italy 0 0 0 0 - 0 0
  France 0 0 0 0 - 0 0

Group B

Team W D L GF - GA Pts
  Finland 0 0 0 0 - 0 0
  USA 0 0 0 0 - 0 0
  Czech Rep. 0 0 0 0 - 0 0
  Sweden 0 0 0 0 - 0 0
  Latvia 0 0 0 0 - 0 0
  Norway 0 0 0 0 - 0 0
  Great Britain 0 0 0 0 - 0 0
  Austria 0 0 0 0 - 0 0

Quarterfinals

Date Time Score OT Game
A2  
  B3
Q1
A4  
  B1
Q2
A1  
  B4
Q3
A3  
  B2
Q4

Semifinals

Date Time Score OT Game
Q2 Winner  
  Q3 Winner
SF1
Q1 Winner  
  Q4 Winner
SF2

Third place

Date Time Score OT Game
SF1 Looser  
  SF2 Looser
3rd

Final

Date Time Score OT Game
SF1 Winner  
  SF2 Winner
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