Olympic champions Finland might be hoping to ship dwelling success once they stage this yr’s Worldwide Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) World Championship.
Finland claimed the boys’s title for the third time in 2019 with victory over Canada within the remaining earlier than shedding to their arch-rivals in 2021.
The Finnish staff responded by successful gold on the Winter Olympics in Beijing, defeating the Russian Olympic Committee within the remaining.
Twenty-seven-time winners Canada might be aiming to retain their world crown and might be among the many favourites once more at this yr’s World Championship.
Finland could have dwelling benefit with the event going down within the cities of Tampere and Helsinki.
They’re attributable to start their marketing campaign tomorrow with a conflict towards Norway.
America, who secured bronze in 2021, and 11-time champions Sweden are additionally in Group B together with Latvia, Britain and Austria.
Canada have been drawn in Group A alongside Germany, Switzerland, Slovakia, Denmark, Kazakhstan, Italy and France.
Russia and Belarus have been attributable to compete within the occasion earlier than being banned in response to the struggle in Ukraine.
France and Austria have been named as their replacements.
The highest 4 groups from every group will advance to the quarter-finals.
Competitors is ready to begin tomorrow and run till Could 29.