2011 tournaments assigned

World Women’s in Switzerland, World U18s in Germany

22.05.2010
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The gold medals of the next World Women's Championship will be awarded in the 10,660-seat Hallenstadion in Zurich. Photo: Bongarts / Getty Images

COLOGNE – The tournaments of the 2011 IIHF World Championship program were assigned on Saturday at the IIHF’s Annual Congress. 27 tournaments are planned next year.

While the venues for the 2011 IIHF World Championship (Bratislava and Kosice, Slovakia) and the 2011 IIHF World U20 Championship (Buffalo and Niagara Falls, United States) were already known, all other tournaments were assigned today.

The next World Women’s Championship will take place in Zurich and Winterthur, Switzerland in April 2011. The venues will be Hallenstadion and Kunsteisbahn Oerlikon in Zurich, and Eishalle Deutweg in Winterthur.

Germany was chosen as the host for the World U18 Championship while Sweden will host the World Women’s U18 Championship. The cities will be announced soon.

2011 IIHF World Championship

Bratislava and Kosice, Slovakia, 29 April – 15 May 2011

Participants: Austria, Belarus, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Latvia, Norway, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland, United States. (Groups TBA)

Following years:
2012 in Helsinki, Finland, and Stockholm, Sweden, 4-20 May 2012
2013 in Stockholm, Sweden and Finland (Helsinki, Tampere or Turku), 3-19 May 2013
2014 in Minsk, Belarus
2015 in Prague and Ostrava, Czech Republic

2011 IIHF World Championship Division I

Group A in Budapest, Hungary, 17-23 April 2011
Participants: Italy, Hungary, Japan, Netherlands, Korea, Spain.

Group B in Kyiv, Ukraine, 17-23 April 2011
Participants: Kazakhstan, Ukraine, Poland, Great Britain, Lithuania, Estonia.

2011 IIHF World Championship Division II

Group A in Melbourne, Australia, 4-10 April 2011
Participants: Serbia, Australia, Belgium, New Zealand, Mexico, DPR Korea.

Group B in Zagreb, Croatia, 10-16 April
Participants: Croatia, Romania, Iceland, Bulgaria, China, Ireland.

2011 IIHF World Championship Division III

In Cape Town, South Africa, 11-17 April 2011
Participants: Israel, Turkey, South Africa, Luxembourg, Mongolia, United Arab Emirates.


2011 IIHF World Women’s Championship

In Zurich and Winterthur, Switzerland, 15-24 April 2011

Group A: USA, Sweden, Russia, Slovakia.
Group B: Canada, Finland, Kazakhstan, Switzerland.

Following years:
2012: USA
2013: Canada

2011 IIHF World Women’s Championship Division I

In Ravensburg, Germany, 11-16 April 2011
Participants: Japan, China, Germany, Norway, Austria, Latvia.

2011 IIHF World Women’s Championship Division II

In Cannes or Briançon, France, April 2011 (dates TBA)
Participants: Czech Republic, France, DPR Korea, Great Britain, Italy, Denmark.

2011 IIHF World Women’s Championship Division III

Host and dates TBA
Participants: Netherlands, Australia, Slovenia, Croatia, Belgium, Hungary.

2011 IIHF World Women’s Championship Division IV

In Reykjavik, Iceland, dates TBA
Participants: Iceland, Korea, New Zealand, Romania, Estonia, South Africa.

2011 IIHF World Women’s Championship Division V

In Sofia, Bulgaria, 14-20 March 2011
Participants: Turkey, Poland, Bulgaria, Spain, Ireland.


2011 IIHF World U20 Championship

In Buffalo and Niagara, United States, 26 December 2010 – 5 January 2011

Group A: USA, Switzerland, Finland, Slovakia, Germany.
Group B: Canada, Sweden, Russia, Czech Republic, Norway.

Following years:
2012: Canada (Calgary and Edmonton)
2013: Russia (Applicant: Ufa)

2011 IIHF World U20 Championship Division I

Group A in Bobruisk, Belarus, 13-19 December 2010
Participants: Latvia, Belarus, Italy, Ukraine, Japan, Great Britain.

Group B in Bled, Slovenia, dates TBA
Participants: Austria, Denmark, Slovenia, Kazakhstan, Croatia, Lithuania.

2011 IIHF World U20 Championship Division II

Group A in Eindhoven, Netherlands (TBC)
Participants: France, Netherlands, Spain, Belgium, Estonia, Iceland.

Group B in Miercurea Ciuc, Romania, 13-19 December 2010
Participants: Poland, Hungary, Romania, Korea, China, Australia.

2011 IIHF World U20 Championship Division III

In Mexico City, Mexico, 9-15 January 2011
Participants: Serbia, Mexico, DPR Korea, New Zealand, Chinese Taipei, Turkey, Bulgaria.


2011 IIHF World U18 Championship

In Germany, city TBD, 18-24 April, 2011

Group A: USA, Russia, Switzerland, Slovakia, Germany.
Group B: Sweden, Finland, Czech Republic, Canada, Norway.

Following years:
2012: Switzerland (TBD)
2013: Russia (applicant: Sochi)

2011 IIHF World U18 Championship Division I

Group A in Riga, Latvia, 10-16 April 2011
Participants: Latvia, Hungary, Japan, Kazakhstan, Great Britain, Italy.

Group B in Bled, Slovenia, 10-18 April 2011
Participants: Belarus, Denmark, Poland, France, Korea, Slovenia.

2011 IIHF World U18 Championship Division II

Group A: TBD at the Semi-Annual Congress in September
Participants: Austria, Romania, Croatia, Serbia, Estonia, New Zealand.

Group B: TBD at the Semi-Annual Congress in September
Participants: Lithuania, Ukraine, Spain, Netherlands, Belgium, China.

2011 IIHF World U18 Championship Division III

Group A in Taipei City, Chinese Taipei, 11-17 April 2011
Participants: Australia, Turkey, Chinese Taipei, Bulgaria, Mongolia.

Group B in Mexico City, Mexico, 14-19 March 2011
Participants: Iceland, Mexico, South Africa, Israel, Ireland.


2011 IIHF World Women’s U18 Championship

In Sweden, venue and dates TBA
Group A: Canada, Germany, Finland, Switzerland.
Group B: USA, Sweden, Japan, Czech Republic.

2011 IIHF World Women’s U18 Championship Division I

In Russia, venue and dates TBA
Participants: Russia, France, Slovakia, Austria, Norway, Kazakhstan.

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