How to Watch 2022 IIHF World Championship: Switzerland vs Italy: Live Stream, TV Channel, Start Time
IIHF World Championship 2022: Dates, times, schedule and how to watch
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Switzerland and Italy kick off their time in Finland on Saturday with their first game in Group A play.
The 2022 IIHF World Championship starts today and runs through May 29. Team USA warmed up for the tournament with an exhibition game against Canada. The Americans hung close with their rival to the north, but it was still tied after regulation, and Canada won 4-3 in a shootout. This championship will take place in Tampere and Helsinki, Finland. In the preliminary round, all of Team USA's games will be played in Tampere at the Nokia Arena.
While the NHL playoffs continue to chug along, some international hockey involving NHL players is going on.
The 2022 IIHF World Championship is set to start Friday, May 13, in Finland with 16 countries competing for a gold medal.
Players on NHL teams that did not make the playoffs or have been knocked out may play in the tournament for their country. While it's not like the Olympics with the best players from every nation, it is still quality hockey that fans can watch when the NHL playoffs aren't on.
Some notable names in the 2022 tournament are Mat Barzal, Pierre-Luc Dubois, Thomas Chabot, Oliver Ekman-Larsson, Rasmus Dahlin and Seth Jones.
Here is everything you need to know ahead of the 2022 IIHF World Championship.
How to Watch the 2022 IIHF World Championship: Switzerland vs Italy Today:
Game Date: May 14, 2022
Game Time: 9:00 a.m. EST
TV Channel: NHL Network
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The two teams are joined in Group A by favorites Canada as well as Germany, Slovakia, Denmark, Kazakhstan and France.
It is a tough group that is highlighted by defending champion Canada. Slovakia will also be a tough out.
Switzerland is looking to medal for just the fourth time ever this year and the first time since 2018 when it lost to Sweden in the gold medal game.
The Swiss team has never won the gold but has won the silver three times, losing to Sweden twice and Canada once.
Italy, on the other hand, has never medaled and is looking to shock the world with a good showing in 2022. The Italians haven't finished better than 10th since 1998 and their best finish came in 1953 when they came in fourth.
It has not been an easy path for Italy in the championships, but it hopes 2022 is the year it breaks through, starting with a win against Switzerland on Saturday.
Who is playing in the 2022 IIHF World Championship?
This year, 16 teams are participating in the IIHF World Championship. They are split up into two groups of eight.
The IIHF has suspended all Russia and Belarus national teams from competing in international tournaments, so they will not be competing in this tournament. France and Austria have taken their place.
Where is the 2022 IIHF World Championship?
This year's IIHF World Championship is taking place in Finland. There are two host cities for the 2022 tournament, Tampere and Helsinki.
Tampere's new Nokia Arena will serve as the main venue for the event. Games in Helsinki will be played at Helsinki Ice Hall.