2017 IIHF World Championship to start today in Kyiv. VIDEO

The 2017 IIHF World Championship Division I Group A will be contested in Kyiv, Ukraine from April 22 to April 28, 2017.

Censor.NET reports citing 112 TV Channel.

First games will be played on April 22, 2017. Hungary, Kazakhstan, Poland, Austria, South Korea and Ukraine will battle for the top-two places to earn promotion to the 2018 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship in Denmark.

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Ukraine has never hosted these championships, however, the country hosted an Olympic Pre-Qualification round in 2012.

Ukrainian team was placed 1st in Division I B last year and promoted.

Clash between Ukraine and Hungary will open the contest at 1:30 p.m. (Kyiv time).

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22 April 2017
13:30 Ukraine vs Hungary
Palace of Sports, Kyiv

23 April 2017
20:30 Poland vs Ukraine
Palace of Sports, Kyiv

25 April 2017
20:30 Ukraine vs Austria
Palace of Sports, Kyiv

26 April 2017
20:30 Kazakhstan vs Ukraine
Palace of Sports, Kyiv

28 April 2017
20:30 South Korea vs Ukraine
Palace of Sports, Kyiv

Источник: https://censor.net.ua/en/v437330