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Hungarian capital hosts Division I Group A

Published 16.10.2017 17:26 GMT+4 | Author Martin Merk
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Laszlo Papp Sportarena in Budapest most recently hosted the IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship Division I Group A in 2013. Photo: Laszlo Mudra
The 2018 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship Division I Group A will be hosted in the Hungarian capital of Budapest.

The Hungarian Ice Hockey Federation won with its bid at the 2017 IIHF Annual Congress in May.

The best six nations outside of the men’s top division will play the 2018 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship Division I Group A in the Hungarian capital of Budapest.

The other bid for Warsaw was withdrawn by Poland in favour for Budapest since Poland hosted head-to-head events in 2015 and 2016 and plans to move forward with its application for another year.

The event will take place in the 9,000-seat Laszlo Papp Sportarena in the Hungarian capital of Budapest.

The venue has previously hosted several other hockey events at that level including the IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship Division I events in 2011 and 2013 and Olympic Pre-Qualification groups for Sochi 2014 and PyeongChang 2018. The proposed dates are 22-28 April 2018.

The schedule was approved in September 2017 by the 2017 IIHF Semi-Annual Congress in Marbella and can be found on this website.

Slovenia, Italy, Kazakhstan, Poland, Hungary and Great Britain will play in the tournament and the top-two teams will qualify for the 2019 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship in Bratislava and Kosice, Slovakia.

 

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