Belfast chosen to host Ice Hockey Division 1B World Championships

May 20, 2016

The 2017 World Championship (Division 1B) tournament will be held in the UK at Belfast’s SSE Arena.

Ice Hockey UK, malady in conjunction with The SSE Arena, Belfast and the Belfast Giants, won the vote which took place at the IIHF Congress in Russia on Friday.

They beat Estonia 18-7 for the right to host in a vote by the IIHF council members and the six teams in the division.

Great Britain will now host Croatia, Estonia and Lithuania, as well as Japan who were relegated from Division 1A and Netherlands who were promoted back from Division 2A at the first time of asking.