IIHF World Championship 2022: Dates, times, schedule, scores and how to watch

IIHF World Championship 2022: Dates, times, schedule, scores and how to watch

While the NHL playoffs continue to chug along, some international hockey involving NHL players is going on. 

The 2022 IIHF World Championship is set to start Friday, May 13, in Finland with 16 countries competing for a gold medal. 

Players on NHL teams that did not make the playoffs or have been knocked out may play in the tournament for their country. While it’s not like the Olympics with the best players from every nation, it is still quality hockey that fans can watch when the NHL playoffs aren’t on. 

Some notable names in the 2022 tournament are Mat Barzal, Pierre-Luc Dubois, Thomas Chabot, Oliver Ekman-Larsson, Rasmus Dahlin and Seth Jones. 

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Here is everything you need to know ahead of the 2022 IIHF World Championship. 

Who is playing in the 2022 IIHF World Championship?

This year, 16 teams are participating in the IIHF World Championship. They are split up into two groups of eight. 

The IIHF has suspended all Russia and Belarus national teams from competing in international tournaments, so they will not be competing in this tournament. France and Austria have taken their place. 

IIHF World Championship standings 

GROUP A
TEAMW-OTW-OTL-LPTS
Canada 3-0-0-09
Switzerland2-0-0-06
Germany2-0-0-15
Denmark1-0-0-13
Slovakia1-0-0-23
France1-0-0-23
Italy0-0-0-20
Kazakhstan0-0-0-20
GROUP B
TEAMW-OTW-OTL-LPTS
Finland3-0-0-09
Sweden2-0-0-06
United States1-1-0-15
Czechia1-0-0-13
Norway0-1-0-12
Austria0-0-1-11
Great Britain0-0-1-11
Latvia0-0-0-20

Where is the 2022 IIHF World Championship?

This year’s IIHF World Championship is taking place in Finland. There are two host cities for the 2022 tournament, Tampere and Helsinki. 

Tampere’s new Nokia Arena will serve as the main venue for the event. Games in Helsinki will be played at Helsinki Ice Hall. 

How to watch the 2022 IIHF World Championship?

In the United States, some games will be broadcast on NHL Network. 

You can stream NHL Network on Sling TV, Fubo TV or DIRECTV Stream. Games not on the NHL Network will be streamed on ESPN+. 

  • Canada TV: TSN, RDS
  • Canada live stream: TSN.ca, TSN app

Canadians can view games on TSN (English-language) or RDS (French-language). 

TSN can be streamed on TSN.ca, through the TSN App and TSN Direct.  

When is the 2022 IIHF World Championship?

  • Start: Friday, May 13
  • End: Thursday, May 29

The tournament begins May 13 with the start of group play. 

The playoffs will begin May 26 with the quarterfinals. The semifinals will be held on May 28 and the bronze- and gold-medal games will be played on May 29. 

DATETIME (ET)MATCHUP
Friday, May 13FinalSlovakia 4, France 2
Friday, May 13FinalUSA 4, Latvia 1
Friday, May 13FinalCanada 5, Germany 3
Friday, May 13FinalFinland 5, Norway 0
Saturday, May 14FinalDenmark 9, Kazakhstan 1
Saturday, May 14FinalSweden 3, Austria 1
Saturday, May 14FinalSwitzerland 5, Italy 2
Saturday, May 14FinalCzechia 5, Great Britain 1
Saturday, May 14FinalGermany 2, Slovakia 1
Saturday, May 14FinalFinland 2, Latvia 1
Sunday, May 15FinalCanada 6, Italy 1
Sunday, May 15Final (SO)Norway 4, Great Britain 3
Sunday, May 15FinalFrance 2, Kazakhstan 1
Sunday, May 15Final (OT)USA  3, Austria 2
Sunday, May 15FinalSwitzerland 6, Denmark 0
Sunday, May 15FinalSweden 5, Czechia 3
Monday, May 16FinalCanada 5, Slovakia 1
Monday, May 16FinalLatvia 3, Norway 2
Monday, May 161:20 p.m.Germany 3, France 2
Monday, May 161:20 p.m.Finland 4, USA 1
Tuesday, May 179:20 a.m.Italy vs. Denmark
Tuesday, May 179:20 a.m.Czechia vs. Austria
Tuesday, May 171:20 p.m.Switzerland vs. Kazakhstan
Tuesday, May 171:20 p.m.Sweden vs. Great Britain
Wednesday, May 189:20 a.m.France vs. Italy
Wednesday, May 189:20 a.m.Norway vs. Austria
Wednesday, May 181:20 p.m.Switzerland vs. Slovakia
Wednesday, May 181:20 p.m.Finland vs. Sweden
Thursday, May 199:20 a.m.Germany vs. Denmark
Thursday, May 199:20 a.m.Great Britain vs. USA
Thursday, May 191:20 p.m.Canada vs. Kazakhstan
Thursday, May 191:20 p.m.Czechia vs. Latvia
Friday, May 209:20 a.m.Germany vs. Italy
Friday, May 209:20 a.m.Great Britain vs. Finland
Friday, May 201:20 p.m.Kazakhstan vs. Slovakia
Friday, May 201:20 p.m.Latvia vs. Austria
Saturday, May 215:20 a.m.Denmark vs. France
Saturday, May 215:20 a.m.USA vs. Sweden
Saturday, May 219:20 a.m.Canada vs. Switzerland
Saturday, May 219:20 a.m.Austria vs. Finland
Saturday, May 211:20 p.m.Italy vs. Slovakia
Saturday, May 211:20 p.m.Norway vs. Czechia
Sunday, May 229:20 a.m.Kazakhstan vs. Germany
Sunday, May 229:20 a.m.Great Britain vs. Latvia
Sunday, May 221:20 p.m.Switzerland vs. France
Sunday, May 221:20 p.m.Sweden vs. Norway
Monday, May 239:20 a.m.Kazakhstan vs. Italy
Monday, May 239:20 a.m.USA vs. Czechia
Monday, May 231:20 p.m.Canada vs. Denmark
Monday, May 231:20 p.m.Austria vs. Great Britain
Tuesday, May 245:20 a.m.Germany vs. Switzerland
Tuesday, May 245:20 a.m.Sweden vs. Latvia
Tuesday, May 249:20 a.m.Slovakia vs. Denmark
Tuesday, May 249:20 a.m.USA vs. Norway
Tuesday, May 241:20 p.m.Canada vs. France
Tuesday, May 241:20 p.m. Finland vs. Czechia
Thursday, May 269:20 a.m.Quarterfinals
Thursday, May 269:20 a.m.Quarterfinals
Thursday, May 261:20 p.m.Quarterfinals
Thursday, May 261:20 p.m.Quarterfinals
Saturday, May 287:20 a.m.Semifinals
Saturday, May 2811:20 a.m.Semifinals
Sunday, May 298:20 a.m.Bronze Medal Game
Sunday, May 292:20 p.m.Gold Medal Game