Ostrava 2019 Para Ice Hockey World Championship Schedule

Ostrava 2019 schedule announced
By IPC Staff
World Championships to feature quarter-finals for the first time

 

The competition schedule has been revealed for April’s 2019 World Para Ice Hockey Championships in Ostrava, Czech Republic.

Summary – Ostrava 2019 will take place from 27 April – 4 May and will feature the top eight teams from around the world. Under a format that follows the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) advisor-recommended and the Women’s Under-18 World Championships, the schedule places the top four teams in Group A; and the next world ranked teams in Group B.

Reigning world champions Canada head Group A, and they will battle with PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic champions USA; PyeongChang 2018 bronze medalists South Korea; and Norway in the preliminary rounds.

Group B will see PyeongChang 2018 fourth-place finishers Italy leading the way; along with Sweden, hosts Czech Republic and Japan.

The top two finishers from Group A head directly to the semi-finals.

Also new in 2019 will be the addition of a quarter final match; the third-place finisher from Group A will face the second-place finisher from Group B, while the other quarter final game will pit Group A’s fourth-place team against Group B’s top finisher.

The new format gives the best six teams an equal chance to compete in the quarter finals; and it also groups teams by strength to lessen the discrepancy in goals scored.

The 2019 World Para Ice Hockey Championships schedule is as follows:

SaturdayApril 27, 2019
ItalyVSSweden
KoreaVSNorway
Czech RepublicVSJapan
CanadaVSUnited States
SundayApril 28, 2019
JapanVSItaly
NorwayVSCanada
United StatesVSKorea
SwedenVSCzech Republic
MondayApril 29, 2019Scheduled Off
TuesdayApril 30, 2019Final Day of Preliminaries
SwedenVSJapan
CanadaVSKorea
United StatesVSNorway
ItalyVSCzech Republic
WednesdayMay 1, 20197th/8th-Place Games and Quarter-Finals
ThursdayMay 2, 2019Scheduled Off
FridayMay 3, 20195th/6th-Place Games and Semi-Finals
SaturdayMay 4, 2019Gold and Bronze Medal Games

For more information, visit Ostrava 2019 Para Ice Hockey

 

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