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FANTEAM ICE HOCKEY WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP PREVIEW

2022 ICE HOCKEY WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP PREVIEW

FanTeam and the Scout Gaming Group are delighted to announce we will be covering the ice hockey world championships which will be held in Finland from the 13th- 29th of May.

Tampere and Helsinki are the hosting cities where 16 of the world’s finest teams will be in action over two weeks of competition until the  champion is crowned on the 29th May.

First of all let’s look at some of the recent champions 

PREVIOUS WINNERS

  • 2021 – Canada
  • 2020 – Cancelled (COVID)
  • 2019 – Finland
  • 2018- Sweden
  • 2017 – Sweden
  • 2016 – Canada

TOURNAMENT FORMAT AND SCHEDULE

Preliminary round May 13-24

Quarterfinals May 26th

Semifinals May 28th

Final May 29th

The 16 teams are divided into two groups of 8 teams, Each team will play each other in their group in a single round-robin match with the top 4 teams from each group advancing to the Quarterfinals


GROUP A BREAKDOWN

Group A looks like the weaker group on paper with Canada, Switzerland and Germany looking like the standout teams in this group.

Canada’s recent record in the world championships is certainly impressive boasting 3 titles,2 runners up finishes and a quarter-final appearance. off course team Canada has a host of top NHL stars to call upon.

Switzerland has a couple of second-place finishes to their name over the last ten years, not so many NHL players to call upon as most of their talent is based around Europe but they do look good enough to get to the quarter finals.

Germany looks best of the rest in group A and should also qualify for the knockout stages. Having a couple of fourth-place finishes in 2010 and 2021 the bearers of the eagle (nickname) could cause a few surprises this time around 

GROUP B TEAMS TO WATCH 

Much tougher group this one with the tournament favourites and hosts Finland expected to make a good run at the championship. the 3 times winners of this event 1995,2011 & 2019 are looking to make it number four and should have no trouble qualifying from group B.

Sweden and the Czech Republic look the main threats to the hosts.

Let’s start with Sweden who are 11 times world champions so can’t be taken lightly and with a host of top NHL stars to call upon and will not be any pushover.

The Czech Republic national team are 6 times world champions but haven’t tasted success since the 2010 tournament so a deep run in this year’s event will be more than welcome.

And with team USA also in this group fireworks are guaranteed.

DAILY FANTASY CONTESTS …WHAT’S IN STORE

The Ice Hockey World Championships start on Friday the 13th May and with it our fantasy contests. Here’s whats coming up. 

– main and late slates 

– Special satellites 

– Monster for semi-finals 

– single game showdowns

WHAT TO LOOK OUT FOR


Keep your eyes peeled on the FANTEAM BLOG for more content dropping as we countdown to this year’s world championship from the top goaltenders, player profiles and potential stars of the tournament.

HOW TO GET INVOLVED

If you’re new to FanTeam then you’ll need to create a new account here – alternatively, head on over to fanteam.com and click the green ‘Register’ button in the top right corner.

Existing users can CLICK HERE for direct access to the Ice Hockey lobby.

Best of luck to everyone entering, we hope you enjoy the Ice Hoickey world championships – we look forward to seeing your usernames on the Leaderboard.

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