IIHF World Championship 2022: Live Streaming Dates, times, schedule and how to watch

While the NHL playoffs continue to chug along, some international hockey involving NHL players is going on. 

The 2022 IIHF World Championship is set to start Friday, May 13, in Finland with 16 countries competing for a gold medal.

Players on NHL teams that did not make the playoffs or have been knocked out may play in the tournament for their country. While it’s not like the Olympics with the best players from every nation, it is still quality hockey that fans can watch when the NHL playoffs aren’t on.

Some notable names in the 2022 tournament are Mat Barzal, Pierre-Luc Dubois, Thomas Chabot, Oliver Ekman-Larsson, Rasmus Dahlin and Seth Jones.

Here is everything you need to know ahead of the 2022 IIHF World Championship.

Who is playing in the 2022 IIHF World Championship?

This year, 16 teams are participating in the IIHF World Championship. They are split up into two groups of eight.

The IIHF has suspended all Russia and Belarus national teams from competing in international tournaments, so they will not be competing in this tournament. France and Austria have taken their place.

IIHF World Championship standings 

GROUP A
TEAM W-OTW-OTL-L PTS
Slovakia 1-0-0-0 3
France 0-0-0-1 0
Canada 0-0-0-0 0
Germany 0-0-0-0 0
Switzerland 0-0-0-0 0
Denmark 0-0-0-0 0
Kazakhstan 0-0-0-0 0
Italy 0-0-0-0 0
GROUP B
TEAM W-OTW-OTL-L PTS
United States 1-0-0-0 3
Latvia 0-0-0-1 0
Finland 0-0-0-0 0
Czechia 0-0-0-0 0
Sweden 0-0-0-0 0
Norway 0-0-0-0 0
Great Britain 0-0-0-0 0
Austria 0-0-0-0 0

Where is the 2022 IIHF World Championship?

This year’s IIHF World Championship is taking place in Finland. There are two host cities for the 2022 tournament, Tampere and Helsinki.

Tampere’s new Nokia Arena will serve as the main venue for the event. Games in Helsinki will be played at Helsinki Ice Hall.

How to watch the 2022 IIHF World Championship?

In the United States, some games will be broadcast on NHL Network.

You can stream NHL Network on Sling TV, Fubo TV or DIRECTV Stream. Games not on the NHL Network will be streamed on ESPN+.

  • Canada TV: TSN, RDS
  • Canada live stream: TSN.ca, TSN app

Canadians can view games on TSN (English-language) or RDS (French-language).

TSN can be streamed on TSN.ca, through the TSN App and TSN Direct.

When is the 2022 IIHF World Championship?

  • Start: Friday, May 13
  • End: Thursday, May 29

The tournament begins May 13 with the start of group play.

The playoffs will begin May 26 with the quarterfinals. The semifinals will be held on May 28 and the bronze- and gold-medal games will be played on May 29.

DATE TIME (ET) MATCHUP
Friday, May 13 Final Slovakia 4, France 2
Friday, May 13 Final USA 4, Latvia 1
Friday, May 13 1:20 p.m. Germany vs. Canada
Friday, May 13 1:20 p.m. Finland vs. Norway
Saturday, May 14 5:20 a.m. Denmark vs. Kazakhstan
Saturday, May 14 5:20 a.m. Sweden vs. Austria
Saturday, May 14 9:20 a.m. Switzerland vs. Italy
Saturday, May 14 9:20 a.m. Czechia vs. Great Britain
Saturday, May 14 1:20 p.m. Slovakia vs. Germany
Saturday, May 14 1:20 p.m. Latvia vs. Finland
Sunday, May 15 5:20 a.m. Italy vs. Canada
Sunday, May 15 5:20 a.m. Norway vs. Great Britain
Sunday, May 15 9:20 a.m. France vs. Kazakhstan
Sunday, May 15 9:20 a.m. Austria vs. USA
Sunday, May 15 1:20 p.m. Denmark vs. Switzerland
Sunday, May 15 1:20 p.m. Czechia vs. Sweden
Monday, May 16 9:20 a.m. Slovakia vs. Canada
Monday, May 16 9:20 a.m. Latvia vs. Norway
Monday, May 16 1:20 p.m. France vs. Germany
Monday, May 16 1:20 p.m. Finland vs. USA
Tuesday, May 17 9:20 a.m. Italy vs. Denmark
Tuesday, May 17 9:20 a.m. Czechia vs. Austria
Tuesday, May 17 1:20 p.m. Switzerland vs. Kazakhstan
Tuesday, May 17 1:20 p.m. Sweden vs. Great Britain
Wednesday, May 18 9:20 a.m. France vs. Italy
Wednesday, May 18 9:20 a.m. Norway vs. Austria
Wednesday, May 18 1:20 p.m. Switzerland vs. Slovakia
Wednesday, May 18 1:20 p.m. Finland vs. Sweden
Thursday, May 19 9:20 a.m. Germany vs. Denmark
Thursday, May 19 9:20 a.m. Great Britain vs. USA
Thursday, May 19 1:20 p.m. Canada vs. Kazakhstan
Thursday, May 19 1:20 p.m. Czechia vs. Latvia
Friday, May 20 9:20 a.m. Germany vs. Italy
Friday, May 20 9:20 a.m. Great Britain vs. Finland
Friday, May 20 1:20 p.m. Kazakhstan vs. Slovakia
Friday, May 20 1:20 p.m. Latvia vs. Austria
Saturday, May 21 5:20 a.m. Denmark vs. France
Saturday, May 21 5:20 a.m. USA vs. Sweden
Saturday, May 21 9:20 a.m. Canada vs. Switzerland
Saturday, May 21 9:20 a.m. Austria vs. Finland
Saturday, May 21 1:20 p.m. Italy vs. Slovakia
Saturday, May 21 1:20 p.m. Norway vs. Czechia
Sunday, May 22 9:20 a.m. Kazakhstan vs. Germany
Sunday, May 22 9:20 a.m. Great Britain vs. Latvia
Sunday, May 22 1:20 p.m. Switzerland vs. France
Sunday, May 22 1:20 p.m. Sweden vs. Norway
Monday, May 23 9:20 a.m. Kazakhstan vs. Italy
Monday, May 23 9:20 a.m. USA vs. Czechia
Monday, May 23 1:20 p.m. Canada vs. Denmark
Monday, May 23 1:20 p.m. Austria vs. Great Britain
Tuesday, May 24 5:20 a.m. Germany vs. Switzerland
Tuesday, May 24 5:20 a.m. Sweden vs. Latvia
Tuesday, May 24 9:20 a.m. Slovakia vs. Denmark
Tuesday, May 24 9:20 a.m. USA vs. Norway
Tuesday, May 24 1:20 p.m. Canada vs. France
Tuesday, May 24 1:20 p.m. Finland vs. Czechia
Thursday, May 26 9:20 a.m. Quarterfinals
Thursday, May 26 9:20 a.m. Quarterfinals
Thursday, May 26 1:20 p.m. Quarterfinals
Thursday, May 26 1:20 p.m. Quarterfinals
Saturday, May 28 7:20 a.m. Semifinals
Saturday, May 28 11:20 a.m. Semifinals
Sunday, May 29 8:20 a.m. Bronze Medal Game
Sunday, May 29 2:20 p.m. Gold Medal Game

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