GB World Championship venues 2018

The venues have been decided for the 2018 World Championship tournaments at the IIHF’s annual Congress being held in Germany.

After securing promotion in Belfast this season Great Britain Men are off to Budapest for the Division 1A tournament from 22nd to 28th April 2018.

GB will face Hungary, Kazakhstan and Poland, along with relegated teams Italy and Slovenia.

Great Britain Women will go to Bled, Slovenia, for the Division 2A competition from 7th to 13th April 2018.

After Congress voted to extend the top flight to 10 teams, it means there will be no relegated teams from this season’s tournament.

GB’s group will be Australia, DPR Korea, Netherlands and Slovenia, along with Mexico who were promoted from Division 2B.

Ice Hockey UK were successful in their bid to host the U20 Division 2A tournament in Dumfries from 10th to 16th December 2017.

GB U20 will face Estonia, Japan, Netherlands, Romania and Korea.

GB U18 will travel to Tallinn in Estonia from 1st to 7th April 2018 for the Division 2A tournament.

They will face Estonia, Korea and Lithuania, along with Poland who were relegated from Division 1B and Australia who were promoted from Division 2B.

GB U18 Women will travel to Krynica, Poland, for their Division 1B competition.

They will come up against Australia, China, Denmark, France and Poland, with the tournament date still to be confirmed.

(Image permission: Dean Woolley)

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