World Championships 2013
The 2013 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championships take place in Helsinki, Finland and Stockholm, Sweden. Russia will be wanted to make a strong impression as the side prepares for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi but all teams will be assessing their opponents in the last competitive tournaments before the games. TeamsÂ separatedÂ into 2 games with the top 4 of each reaching the next stage. The 2 sides with the worst record with the exception of next years hostsÂ Belarus will be relegated.
*subject toÂ availability.