2020 IIHF World Championship

The 2020 IIHF World Championship would have been hosted by Switzerland from 8 to 24 May 2020, as the IIHF announced on 15 May 2015.[1]

2020 IIHF World Championship
2020 IIHF World Championship logo.svg
Tournament details
Host country  Switzerland
Dates8–24 May (cancelled)
Teams16
Venue(s)2 (in 2 host cities)
2019
2021

The tournament was cancelled on 21 March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.[2]

VenuesEdit

Zürich Lausanne
Hallenstadion Vaudoise Aréna
47°24′41″N 8°33′6″E / 47.41139°N 8.55167°E / 47.41139; 8.55167 (Zürich) 46°31′43″N 6°36′0″E / 46.52861°N 6.60000°E / 46.52861; 6.60000 (Lausanne)
Capacity: 11,200 Capacity: 9,600
   

ParticipantsEdit

Qualified as host
Automatic qualifier after a top 14 placement at the 2019 IIHF World Championship
Qualified through winning a promotion at the 2019 IIHF World Championship Division I

SeedingEdit

The seedings in the preliminary round are based on the 2019 IIHF World Ranking, as of the end of the 2019 IIHF World Championship, using the serpentine system.[3]

Match officialsEdit

16 referees and linesmen were announced on 25 February 2020.[4]

Referees Linesmen

Preliminary roundEdit

The schedule was announced on 1 August 2019.[5]

Group AEdit

StandingsEdit

Pos Team Pld W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts
1   Canada 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2   Sweden 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3   Czech Republic 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4   Germany 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5   Slovakia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6   Denmark 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7   Belarus 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8   Great Britain 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Source:[citation needed]
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) head-to-head points; 3) head-to-head goal difference; 4) head-to-head number of goals scored; 5) result against closest best-ranked team outside tied teams; 6) result against second-best ranked team outside tied teams; 7) seeding before tournament.

MatchesEdit

8 May 2020
Canada   Cancelled   Germany
Sweden   Cancelled   Czech Republic
9 May 2020
Germany   Cancelled   Great Britain
Slovakia   Cancelled   Denmark
Belarus   Cancelled   Czech Republic
10 May 2020
Great Britain   Cancelled   Slovakia
Canada   Cancelled   Denmark
Sweden   Cancelled   Belarus
11 May 2020
Czech Republic   Cancelled   Canada
Germany   Cancelled   Sweden
12 May 2020
Great Britain   Cancelled   Denmark
Belarus   Cancelled   Slovakia
13 May 2020
Czech Republic   Cancelled   Great Britain
Canada   Cancelled   Belarus
14 May 2020
Denmark   Cancelled   Germany
Sweden   Cancelled   Slovakia
15 May 2020
Germany   Cancelled   Belarus
Great Britain   Cancelled   Canada
16 May 2020
Denmark   Cancelled   Belarus
Canada   Cancelled   Sweden
Slovakia   Cancelled   Czech Republic
17 May 2020
Sweden   Cancelled   Great Britain
Germany   Cancelled   Slovakia
18 May 2020
Belarus   Cancelled   Great Britain
Czech Republic   Cancelled   Denmark
19 May 2020
Slovakia   Cancelled   Canada
Czech Republic   Cancelled   Germany
Denmark   Cancelled   Sweden

Group BEdit

StandingsEdit

Pos Team Pld W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts
1   Russia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2   Finland 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3   United States 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4    Switzerland (H) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5   Latvia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6   Norway 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7   Italy 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8   Kazakhstan 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Source:[citation needed]
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) head-to-head points; 3) head-to-head goal difference; 4) head-to-head number of goals scored; 5) result against closest best-ranked team outside tied teams; 6) result against second-best ranked team outside tied teams; 7) seeding before tournament.
(H) Host

MatchesEdit

8 May 2020
Finland   Cancelled   United States
Russia   Cancelled    Switzerland
9 May 2020
Italy   Cancelled   United States
Latvia   Cancelled   Norway
Switzerland    Cancelled   Kazakhstan
10 May 2020
Russia   Cancelled   Norway
Kazakhstan   Cancelled   Latvia
Finland   Cancelled   Italy
11 May 2020
United States   Cancelled   Russia
Switzerland    Cancelled   Finland
12 May 2020
Kazakhstan   Cancelled   Norway
Italy   Cancelled   Latvia
13 May 2020
United States   Cancelled   Kazakhstan
Russia   Cancelled   Italy
14 May 2020
Norway   Cancelled    Switzerland
Finland   Cancelled   Latvia
15 May 2020
Kazakhstan   Cancelled   Russia
Switzerland    Cancelled   Italy
16 May 2020
Latvia   Cancelled   United States
Norway   Cancelled   Italy
Russia   Cancelled   Finland
17 May 2020
Finland   Cancelled   Kazakhstan
Switzerland    Cancelled   Latvia
18 May 2020
Italy   Cancelled   Kazakhstan
United States   Cancelled   Norway
19 May 2020
Latvia   Cancelled   Russia
Norway   Cancelled   Finland
United States   Cancelled    Switzerland

Playoff roundEdit

BracketEdit

There will be a re-seeding after the quarterfinals.[6]

QuarterfinalsSemifinalsGold medal game
          
21 May – Lausanne
A1
23 May – Zürich
B4
1st
21 May – Zürich
4th
B1
24 May – Zürich
A4
W1
21 May – Lausanne
W2
A2
23 May – Zürich
B3
2nd
21 May – Zürich
3rd
Bronze medal game
B2
24 May – Zürich
A3
L1
L2

All times are local (UTC+2).

QuarterfinalsEdit

21 May 2020
14:20
N/ACancelledN/AVaudoise aréna, Lausanne

21 May 2020
16:20
N/ACancelledN/AHallenstadion, Zürich

21 May 2020
18:20
N/ACancelledN/AVaudoise aréna, Lausanne

21 May 2020
20:20
N/ACancelledN/AHallenstadion, Zürich

SemifinalsEdit

23 May 2020
14:20
N/A (Highest seed)CancelledN/A (Lowest seed)Hallenstadion, Zürich

23 May 2020
18:20
N/A (Second seed)CancelledN/A (Third seed)Hallenstadion, Zürich

Bronze medal gameEdit

24 May 2020
15:20
N/A (LSF1)CancelledN/A (LSF2)Hallenstadion, Zürich

Gold medal gameEdit

24 May 2020
20:20
N/A (WSF1)CancelledN/A (WSF2)Hallenstadion, Zürich

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Back to Slovakia, Switzerland". iihfworlds2015.com. 15 May 2015. Archived from the original on 20 January 2019. Retrieved 15 May 2015.
  2. ^ Steiss, Adam. "2020 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship cancelled". IIHF. IIHF. Retrieved 21 March 2020.
  3. ^ "Groups for Switzerland 2020". iihf.com. 28 May 2019.
  4. ^ "Your refs for Switzerland 2020". iihf.com. 25 February 2020.
  5. ^ "Switzerland opens Worlds vs. Russia". iihf.com. 1 August 2019.
  6. ^ "Semi-final format changed". International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved 10 May 2019.

External linksEdit