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IIHF confirms intention to host 2023 and 2031 Youth Ice Hockey World Championships in Russia

14.02.2018 88 просмотров

The head of the IIHF, René Fasel, told TASS that proposals for holding tournaments would be approved at the IIHF congress this spring.

The International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) has confirmed its intention to host the World Youth Championship in Russia in 2023 and 2031. This was announced to TASS by the president of the organization, Rene Fasel.

Earlier, TSN journalist Gord Miller published information according to which the IIHF has chosen the venues for youth championships until 2032. During this period, six tournaments will be held in Canada (2019, 2021, 2024, 2026, 2029, 2032), two each in Russia, the Czech Republic (2020, 2028) and the USA (2025, 2030), one each in Sweden (2022) and Finland (2027).

"Yes, we have compiled a list of host countries of the youth world championships until 2032. In Russia, the tournament will be held in 2023 in Novosibirsk, as well as in 2031. Proposals will be approved at the IIHF congress this spring," Fasel said.

The last time the World Youth Championship in Russia was held from the end of December 2012 to the beginning of January 2013 in Ufa. The last World Championship was held in late 2017 - early 2018 in Canada.

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