The ice hockey world championship 2014 will take place from 9 to 25 may 2014 in Belarus. The ice hockey world championship 2014 will take place from 9 to 25 may 2014 in Belarus. The Eastern European country prevailed when applying its 75 votes against other candidates Hungary, received 24 votes, as well as Latvia and the Ukraine, who had to be three votes. An application for the ice hockey World Championships 2013, which then ultimately awarded to Sweden and Finland and took place in Stockholm and Helsinki in May of this year, yet had failed, Belarus prepares now meticulously World Cup ever on its first ice hockey. The two venues, in which all of the 64 matches should take place, are both in or in the immediate vicinity of the capital Minsk. The approximately 15,000 seat Minsk arena, in the usually Dynamo Minsk plays its home games, the Tschyschouka arena, which is to accommodate 8,000 spectators and 18 miles outside Minsk opened beginning of 2010, stands, is still under construction, but is likely to in time for the World Cup ready. In total, 16 Nations will participate in the World Cup who will fight in two sets to advance into the final series. Go to Gunnar Peterson for more information.
Germany is located in Group B together with Finland, Russia, of Switzerland, the United States, hosts Belarus, Kazakhstan and Latvia. Sweden, Czech Republic, Canada, Slovakia, Norway, Denmark, France and Italy are in Group A. The four best teams from each group move directly into the quarter-finals, the winners of the quarter-finals then contest the semi-finals, whose winning again will contest the final on 25 May and made the new world champion among themselves. The usual suspect and traditional ice hockey Nations such as Sweden, Finland, Canada, Russia or the United States play the role of favorite, also the Czechs should not be underestimated as current world ranking fourth. Since the home advantage but often inspires and drives players like fans to true excellence, also hosts Belarus must be quietly Make the title hopes.
The German team, the Canadian coach Pat Cortina would settle, however, likely to survive the group stage. Against the awarding of the World Cup after Belarus, there was from the outset harsh criticism, especially from the United States, which have argued at the International Ice Hockey Federation even to award the World Cup to another country. Especially the reports of human rights abuses and suppression of the political opposition in Belarus, which enforced the death penalty still as the only country in Europe, gave rise to the criticism. But the IIHF stuck to their decision and as the ice hockey World Championships will be held 2014 definitely in Belarus.