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Ice hockey World Cup: mode, teams, appointments, favorites, TV

When and where does the ice hockey World Cup take place?

The ice hockey World Cup will take place in Finland from May 13th to 29th. The game is played in Helsinki (Helsinki Ice Rink, 8,200 spectators) and Tampere (Nokia Arena, 13,500 spectators). Finland organizes the World Cup for the ninth time, most recently in 2013 – because together with Sweden.

How is the tournament mode?

At the ice hockey World Cup, the 16 participants are divided into two groups with eight teams each. Each team meets the other seven teams in the group between May 13 and 24. The two group lasts are determined as relegation. The four teams with the most points of a group each reach the quarter-finals, where it continues in the knockout mode.

The first of Group A meets the fourth of Group B, the second of Group A on the third of Group B, the third of Group A to the second of Group B and the fourth of Group A on the winner of Group B. ES Give a game for third place, which, like the final on May 29, will take place in Tampere.

Who plays in which group?

Group A: Denmark, Germany, France, Italy, Canada, Kazakhstan, Switzerland, Slovakia
Group B: Finland, Great Britain, Latvia, Norway, Austria, Sweden, Czech Republic, USA

What special feature is there in 2022 at the World Cup?

With Russia and Belarus, two teams were excluded from participation due to the war against Ukraine. For this, France and Austria moved in.

When does the German team play?

The German team, which runs their group games in Helsinki, joins the tournament on the opening day with the duel with Canada (Friday, 7.20 p.m.), the last group game for the DEB team will take place on Tuesday, May 24th (11:20 a.m.) Switzerland. The German games at a glance…

Who broadcasts the ice hockey World Cup live to TV and stream?

Sport 1 shows all 64 games on its platforms. There are more than 30 games of it on free TV, including all games of the German national ice hockey team and all games of the K.-O. round. The rest can be seen on the Pay TV station Sport1+. In the live stream there are games in the free livestream on Sport1.de. “Magenta Sport” broadcasts all games of the German team and all the K.-O. duelle in the livestream.

Who is defending champion? Who are the favorites?

Canada secured 3-2 against Finland in 2021. Like the host, the defending champion is also one of the favorites. The Canadians could win gold for the 28th time and thus become the sole world champion before the Russia excluded from the tournament.

What about the opportunities of the DEB team?

In Riga last year, the group of national coach Toni Söderholm inspired and was one of the top four for the first time since the 2010 World Cup. The bitter setback followed in Beijing. The team spoke openly about gold ambitions – and failed before the quarter -finals. And now? As in previous years, the quarter -finals are the minimum goal. The statements no longer sound so broken. “Of course we want to go to the knockout round,” says German sports director Christian Künast, of course.

Russia-Finland | Semifinals | Full Game | 2019 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship

Who does it depend on the German team?

The three NHL professionals are in the spotlight: world-class goalkeeper Philipp Grubauer (Seattle Kraken), defender star Moritz Seider (Detroit Red Wings) and striker Tim Stützle (Ottawa Senators). “This is good for German ice hockey because the boys’ radiance helps sport in Germany and brings us a lot forward with the quality as a team,” says captain Moritz Müller. Like the former NHL defender Korbinian Holzer, he will take on a leadership role.