Ice Hockey World Championship 2018 ready for kick off
It's that time of the year again, calling all Ice Hockey fans - get Ice Hockey World Championship 2018 tickets here at StubHub. The IIHF championship will be held in Denmark in 2018 with matches to be played at the Royal Arena in Copenhagen and the Jyske Bank Boxen in Herning, both of which have a seating capacity of roughly 12,000 spectators. With IIHF tickets you can be there in the stadium and see all the goals, sprints, saves and, of course, fights. Last year's Ice Hockey World Championship champions were Sweden, who sunk favourites and world number-one Canada 2-1 in a competitively contested final. Who will be crowned champions of the Ice Hockey world in 2018? One thing is for sure, if you're lucky enough to be there in Denmark you can find out for yourself, in person!
Ice Hockey World Championship format
The Ice Hockey World Championship is an annual men’s ice hockey competition. There are sixteen teams that participate in the finals themselves, the fourteen top-ranked national ice hockey teams and then two teams that win promotion from the IIHF World Championship Division I. The 2018 Ice Hockey World Championship teams are:
- Czech Republic
- South Korea
- United States
This is the first time in history that South Korea play in the top division of the IIHF Ice Hockey Championship, the Winter Games hosts join Austria as the final two teams. There hasn't been an Asian national side in the top division since Japan when they competed between 1998 and 2004. Witness this history in action, get Ice Hockey World Championship tickets today.
Ice Hockey World Championship history
The tournament has been taking place since 1930 and is usually dominated by Ice Hockey's 'Big Six'. These are the six national teams that have ruled international ice hockey, especially since the 1950s. The 'Big Six' are Canada, Finland, Sweden, Russia, Czech Republic and the United States. Interestingly, most of those teams play the Ice Hockey World Championship without their very best players due to the conflicting schedule of the NHL, this doesn't stop the tournament from being one of the best Ice Hockey competitions in the world. The most successful team in the history of the Ice Hockey World Championship is Russia, who had a period of dominance as the Soviet Union in the 1960s and 70s. Just behind Russia is Canada with 26 titles and then the Czech Republic and Sweden with 12 and 10 respectively. Who will be the champion in Denmark 2018? Buy IIHF Championship tickets and see for yourself.