With the Qualifying & Relegation Rounds now done with. It's down to the last 8 and man do we have surprises. Canada finished 4th in the Group, Switzerland is looking like a serious threat to win an international medal despite the losses against Norway and Sweden.
Also we have Denmark making it's first ever IHWC Quarterfinals along with Germany bouncing back after a pair of poor performances recently by making the Quarterfinals for the first time since 2003.
Thursday starts to get fun as the Knockout Rounds will get underway with 2 Quarterfinal games from Mannheim and Colonge. Then after an off-day on Friday, Saturday will have the Semifinals which both of them will be in Colonge.
Sunday will feature the Medal Rounds as we will crown this year's World Championship Medalist.
Here's a look at the Playoffs Schedule which begins on Thursday.
#2E Finland VS. #3F Czech Republic 4:15 PM Local Time/9:15 AM CDT in Colonge
#1F Sweden VS. #4E Denmark 4:15 PM Local Time/9:15 AM CDT in Mannheim
#1E Russia VS. #4F Canada 8:15 PM Local Time/ 1:15 PM CDT in Colonge
#2F Switzerland VS. #3E Germany 8:15 PM Local Time/1:15 PM CDT in Mannheim
The Saturday Matches will be announced by the Tournament Org.
Medal Round (Sunday)
Bronze Medal Game (SF Losers) 4:15 PM Local Time/9:15 AM CDT
Gold Medal Game (SF Winners) 8:15 PM Local Time/1:15 PM CDT
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