International Ice Hockey Federation

Official Partners 2014 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship

Schedule & Results

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Venues

Minsk Arena

City: Minsk

Capacity: 15,000

Opened: 2010

Chizhovka Arena

City: Minsk

Capacity: 9,600

Opened: 2013

The 16 teams are divided into two groups for the Preliminary Round.

The top-four ranked teams of each group advance to the quarter-finals that will be played cross-over. The first-place team in each preliminary-round group plays the fourth-place team of the other group, while the second-place team plays the third-place team of the other group. 1A-4B, 2A-3B, 1B-4A, 2B-3A. The winning teams advance to the semi-finals.

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To play in the IIHF World Championship, the Olympic ice hockey tournament and the qualifications to these competitions, players must fulfill the following qualification requirements:

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