GB schedule announced for World Championship tournament

The schedule has been unveiled for the IIHF World Championship tournament in Switzerland, which runs from May 8-24th, 2020.

GB are in Group A in Lausanne for their second successive year in the top flight, alongside Belarus, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, Slovakia and Sweden.

Pete Russell’s side – as they did last season in Slovakia – will start against Germany, with the two sides going head-to-head on Saturday, 9th May.

Slovakia are up next the following day, with Denmark scheduled for the Tuesday. Czech Republic are GB’s opponents on Wednesday, 13th May, followed by a game against Canada two days later.

GB’s final two group games are against Sweden on Sunday, 17th May, and Belarus the following afternoon.

Group B in Zurich will consist of Finland, Italy, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Norway, Russia, Switzerland and the United States.

The top four teams from each group will advance to the knockout stage.


Saturday, 9th May: v Germany (11.20 UK time)
Sunday, 10th May: v Slovakia (11.20 UK time)
Tuesday, 12th May: v Denmark (15.20 UK time)
Wednesday, 13th May: v Czech Republic (15.20 UK time)
Friday, 15th May: v Canada (19.20 UK time)
Sunday, 17th May: v Sweden (15.20 UK time)
Monday, 18th May: v Belarus (15.20 UK time)

(Image permission: Dean Woolley)