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Location

OFFICIAL PARTNERS 2017 IIHF ICE HOCKEY WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP

Schedule & Results

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Venues

LANXESS arena

City: Cologne

Capacity: 18,500

Opened: 17.10.1998

AccorHotels Arena

City: Paris-Bercy

Capacity: 14,500

Opened: 03.02.1984

The 16 teams are divided into two groups for the Preliminary Round.

The top-four ranked teams of each group advance to the quarter-finals that will be played cross-over. The first-place team in each preliminary-round group plays the fourth-place team of the other group, while the second-place team plays the third-place team of the other group. 1A-4B, 2A-3B, 1B-4A, 2B-3A. The winning teams advance to the semi-finals.

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