2023 IIHF World Championship Division II

The 2023 IIHF World Championship Division II will be an international ice hockey tournament run by the International Ice Hockey Federation.[1]

2023 IIHF World Championship
Division II
Tournament details
Host countries Spain
 Turkey
Dates15–21 April
17–23 April
Teams12
Venue(s)2 (in 2 host cities)
2022
2024

The Group A tournament will be held in Madrid, Spain from 15 to 21 April and the Group B tournament in Istanbul, Turkey from 17 to 23 April 2023.

Group A tournamentEdit

2023 IIHF World Championship Division II A
Tournament details
Host country  Spain
Dates15–21 April
Teams6
Venue(s)1 (in 1 host city)
WebsiteWebsite

ParticipantsEdit

Team Qualification
  Australia Placed 3rd in Division II A in 2019.
  Croatia Placed 3rd in Division II A last year.
  Spain Host, placed 4th in Division II A last year.
  Iceland Placed 1st in Division II B last year and was promoted.
  Israel Placed 5th in Division II A last year.
  Georgia Placed 2nd in Division II B last year and was promoted.

StandingsEdit

Pos Team Pld W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1   Australia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Promotion to the 2024 Division I B
2   Croatia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3   Spain (H) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4   Iceland 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5   Israel 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6   Georgia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Relegation to 2024 Division II B
First match(es) will be played on 16 April 2023. 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

Group B tournamentEdit

2023 IIHF World Championship Division II B
Tournament details
Host country  Turkey
Dates17–23 April
Teams6
Venue(s)1 (in 1 host city)
WebsiteWebsite

ParticipantsEdit

Team Qualification
  New Zealand Placed 3rd in Division II B in 2019.
  Belgium Placed 3rd in Division II B last year.
  Bulgaria Placed 4th in Division II B last year.
  United Arab Emirates Placed 1st in Division III A last year and was promoted.
  Mexico Placed 5th in Division II B last year.
  Turkey Host, placed 2nd in Division III A last year and was promoted.

StandingsEdit

Pos Team Pld W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1   New Zealand 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Promotion to the 2024 Division II A
2   Belgium 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3   Bulgaria 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4   United Arab Emirates 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5   Mexico 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6   Turkey (H) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Relegation to 2024 Division III A
First match(es) will be played on 17 April 2023. 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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "To Tampere/Riga in '23, to Switzerland in '26". IIHF. Retrieved 27 May 2022.

External linksEdit