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The 2016 IIHF Annual Congress assigned the tournaments of the 2017 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship program.

MEN’S CATEGORY

2017 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship
In Cologne, Germany & Paris, France, 5-21 May 2017 Participants: 14 teams from the 2016 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship (including the two co-hosts) and the two promoted teams, Slovenia & Italy.

2017 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship Division I Group A
In Kyiv, Ukraine, 22-28 April 2017
Participants: Hungary, Kazakhstan, Poland, Austria, Korea, Ukraine 

2017 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship Division I Group B
In Belfast, Great Britain, 23-29 April 2017
Participants: Japan, Great Britain, Lithuania, Croatia, Estonia, Netherlands 

2017 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship Division II Group A
In Galati, Romania, 3-9 April 2017
Participants: Romania, Spain, Belgium, Serbia, Iceland, Australia 

2017 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship Division II Group B
In Auckland, New Zealand, 4-10 April 2017
Participants: China, Mexico, Israel, New Zealand, DPR Korea, Turkey 

2017 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship Division III
In Sofia, Bulgaria, 11-16 April 2017
Participants: Bulgaria, Georgia, South Africa, Luxembourg, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Hong Kong

2017 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship Division III Qualification                
In Taipei City, Chinese Taipei, April 2017
Participants: United Arab Emirates, Chinese Taipei 

MEN’S U20 CATEGORY

2017 IIHF World Junior Championship
In Montreal & Toronto, Canada, 26 December 2016 – 5 January 2017
Group A: Finland, Sweden, Czech Republic, Denmark, Switzerland Group B: Russia, USA, Canada, Slovakia, Latvia 

2017 IIHF Ice Hockey U20 World Championship Division I Group A  In Bremerhaven, Germany, 11-17 December 2016
Participants: Belarus, Austria, Kazakhstan, Norway, Germany, France 

2017 IIHF Ice Hockey U20 World Championship Division I Group B In Budapest, Hungary, 11-17 December 2016
Participants: Italy, Poland, Great Britain, Ukraine, Slovenia, Hungary 

2017 IIHF Ice Hockey U20 World Championship Division II Group A In Tallinn, Estonia, 11-17 December 2016
Participants: Japan, Lithuania, Estonia, Croatia, Netherlands, Romania 

2017 IIHF Ice Hockey U20 World Championship Division II Group B In Valdemoro or Granada, Spain, 7-13 January 2017
Participants: Korea, Spain, Serbia, Belgium, Australia, Mexico 

2017 IIHF Ice Hockey U20 World Championship Division III
In Dunedin, New Zealand, 16-22 January 2017
Participants: China, Bulgaria, New Zealand, Israel, Iceland, Turkey

2017 IIHF Ice Hockey U20 World Championship Division III Qualification In Taipei City, Chinese Taipei, January 2017
Participants: South Africa, Chinese Taipei

WOMEN’S CATEGORY

2017 IIHF Ice Hockey Women’s World ChampionshipIn In Plymouth, USA, 1-8 April 2017
Group A: USA, Canada, Russia, Finland
Group B: Sweden, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Germany

2017 IIHF Ice Hockey Women’s World Championship Division I Group A 
In Graz or Linz, Austria, 15-21 April 2017
Participants: Japan, France, Austria, Denmark, Norway, Hungary

2017 IIHF Ice Hockey Women’s World Championship Division I Group B
City TBA, Poland, 8-14 April 2017
Participants: Slovakia, Latvia, Kazakhstan, Italy, China, Poland

2017 IIHF Ice Hockey Women’s World Championship Division II Group A
Host to be determined at the Congress in September.                  Participants: Netherlands, Korea, Great Britain, DPR Korea, Slovenia, Australia

2017 IIHF Ice Hockey Women’s World Championship Division II Group B In Izmir, Turkey, 20-26 February 2017
Participants: Spain, Iceland, Mexico, New Zealand, Romania, Turkey

2017 IIHF Ice Hockey Women’s World Championship Division II Group B Qualification
In Taipei City, Chinese Taipei, 19-25 December 2016
Participants: Hong Kong, South Africa, Bulgaria, Belgium, Chinese Taipei