Groups and venues revealed for the next Ice Hockey World Championship
JM González
June 3, 2024

Ice hockey action already has its eyes on next year. Following the recent completion of the 2024 World Championship, which ended with the Czech Republic as champions for the 13th time in its history, the groups and venues for the 2025 edition were announced, as revealed by the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF).

In Stockholm, Sweden, one of the groups will be played, as well as two quarterfinal series, the semifinals, the third place game and the grand final. Meanwhile, Herning, Denmark, will host the other group of the tournament plus two quarterfinal brackets. This will be the format for the contest that is already set for May of next year.

As for the groups, Austria, Canada, Finland, France, Latvia, Slovakia, Slovenia and Sweden will compete in Stockholm. For its part, Herning will host the Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Norway, Switzerland and the United States.

“We had the privilege of attending the 2024 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship and really felt the people’s love for ice hockey, but we also got to witness an incredibly well-executed tournament by the Czech organization, the IIHF and its partners. We are excited for next year’s tournament and now that the pool is finalized, it really feels like we are getting closer and can finally start to feel the pulse,” commented Tony Wirehn, Secretary General and CEO for Sweden of the next World Championship.

Meanwhile, Ulrik Larsen, Secretary General and CEO of the Danish venue of the tournament, said: “I am looking forward to welcoming the fans of all participating teams in Denmark and Herning and I am convinced that they will have an unforgettable experience here.” .

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