2018 Winter Games

World Para Ice Hockey announce team seedings for Pyeongchang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games

 

Online Exclusive posted Wednesday, November 29, 2017 – 1:17pm

Canada have earned the No. 1 seed after defeating reigning Paralympic champions the USA in the gold medal game at the 2017 World Para Ice Hockey Championships A-Pool in April in Gangneung, South Korea.

The Sochi 2014 bronze medalists will headline Group A, which features No. 4 seed Norway and No. 5 Italy. Sweden claimed the last spot available in Pyeongchang after finishing third in Octoberโ€™s Qualification Tournament, and complete Group A with the eighth seed.

Defending champions and No. 2 seed USA head up Group B. Joining them are Paralympics hosts South Korea, who earned the No. 3 seed after defeating Norway for the bronze medal in Gangneung.

The Czech Republic will be in Pyeongchang as the No. 6 seed, having secured their place after going undefeated at the Qualification Tournament in Ostersund, Sweden. No. 7 seed Japan round off Group B after also securing their spot in March at Ostersund 2017.

Pyeongchang 2018 seedings:

1. Canada
2. USA
3. South Korea
4. Norway
5. Italy
6. Czech Republic
7. Japan
8. Sweden

Group A

Canada
Norway
Italy
Sweden

Group B

USA
South Korea
Czech Republic
Japan

 

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