2018 Ice Hockey World Championship | How To Watch Live Online

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MPN Presents Ice Hockey World Championship

Update: 21 May 2018, Sunday
There we have it folks! Sweden is crowned the 2018 ice hockey champions once again after a very tight finals against Switzerland. This will be the 11th title for the Swedes after a well deserved high performance tournament which saw them win all 10 matches. Congratulations Sweden! We’ll see you back here again next year in May for the 2019 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship.

Update: 20 May 2018, Sunday
In a major upset to Canada, Switzerland stunned the heavily-favored team in a close 3-2 win to put them in the running for the gold. Just earlier, defending champions Sweden crushed the USA in a a major 6-0 victory to put them up against the underdog Swiss for the grand finale. The bronze match begins today, on the 20th of May at 1345GMT with USA v. Canada and the grand finale at 1815GMT with Sweden v. Switzerland. The free stream is available via IIHF’s Youtube Channel or FreeSports (UK).

Update: 18 May 2018, Friday
Congratulations to the quarterfinalists! The semifinals begins on the 19th of May at 1315GMT with Sweden v. USA and 1715GMT with Canada v. Switzerland.

Update: 16 May 2018, Wednesday
Congratulations to the group qualifiers that secured a slot in the running for the championship trophy. The quarterfinals begins on the 17th of May at 1415GMT with USA v. Czech Republic and Russia v. Canada. Then at 1815GMT, we’ll see Sweden v. Latvia and Finland v. Switzerland.

 
The puck is about to drop in Denmark for the most prestigious ice hockey tournament in the world which will also be the first time the nation is hosting the tournament. It will be played at the Royal Arena, Copenhagen and Jyske Bank Boxen, Herning with 64 games competed by the 16 best nations in ice hockey.
 
Scheduled from May 4 to 20, 2018, Austria, Belarus, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Latvia, Norway, Russia, Slovakia, South Korea, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United States will go head up against each other for a chance to be crowned world champions this year. Live coverage will be available through the official IIHF YouTube Channel, FreeSports (UK), Eurosport (Europe), MTV3 (Finland), RTL (Germany). Here are the match coverage breakdown for the different countries:
 

 

Past Years Results

2017 (Champion) – Sweden
2017 (Runner-Up) – Canada
2017 (Third Place) – Russia

2016 (Champion) – Canada
2016 (Runner-Up) – Finland
2016 (Third Place) – Russia

2015 (Champion) – Canada
2015 (Runner-Up) – Russia
2015 (Third Place) – Unites States

 

2018 Ice Hockey World Championship Schedule & Results

Preliminary Round: Friday 4 – Tuesday 15 May 2018
Playoff Round: Thursday 17 – Sunday 20 May 2018
Live Stream: Starting on 4 May (Friday) at 14:15GMT.
 

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Current Pool Standing

(Updated: 21st May 2018)

GROUP A

Country Played Won OT Won OT Lost Lost GD Points
 Sweden 7 6 1 0 0 +22 20
 Russia 7 5 0 1 1 +22 16
 Czech Republic 7 3 3 0 1 +12 15
  Switzerland 7 3 1 1 2 +6 12
 Slovakia 7 3 0 2 2 -1 11
 France 7 2 0 0 5 -16 6
 Austria 7 1 0 1 5 -17 4
 Belarus 7 0 0 0 7 -28 0

GROUP B

Country Played Won OT Won OT Lost Lost GD Points
 Finland 7 5 0 1 1 +27 16
 United States 7 4 2 0 1 +23 16
 Canada 7 4 1 1 1 +20 15
 Latvia 7 3 1 2 1 0 13
 Denmark 7 3 1 0 3 -4 11
 Germany 7 1 1 2 3 -4 7
 Norway 7 1 1 1 4 -18 6
 South Korea 7 0 0 0 7 -44 0

Updated official pool standings from IIHF here.

 

May 4 (Friday)
14:15GMT

Group A: Russia v. France (7-0) FT

Group B: United States v. Canada (5-4) FT

18:15GMT

Group A: Sweden v. Belarus (5-0) FT

Group B: Germany v. Denmark (2-3) FT

May 5 (Satruday)
10:15GMT

Group A: Switzerland v. Austria (3-2) FT

Group B: Norway v. Latvia (2-3) FT

14:15GMT

Group A: France v. Belarus (6-2) FT

Group B: Finland v. South Korea (8-1) FT

18:15GMT

Group A: Czech Republic v. Slovakia (3-2) FT

Group B: Denmark v. United States (0-4) FT

May 6 (Sunday)
10:15GMT

Group A: Austria v. Russia (0-7) FT

Group B: South Korea v. Canada (0-10) FT

14:15GMT

Group A: Sweden v. Czech Republic (3-2) FT

Group B: Germany v. Norway (4-5) FT

18:15GMT

Group A: Slovakia v. Switzerland (0-2) FT

Group B: Latvia v. Finland (1-8) FT

May 7 (Monday)
14:15GMT

Group A: Belarus v. Russia (0-6) FT

Group B: United States v. Germany (3-0) FT

18:15GMT

Group A: Sweden v. France (4-0) FT

Group B: Canada v. Denmark (7-1) FT

May 8 (Tuesday)
14:15GMT

Group A: Austria v. Slovakia (2-4) FT

Group B: South Korea v. Latvia (0-5) FT

18:15GMT

Group A: Czech Republic v. Switzerland (5-4) FT

Group B: Finland v. Norway (7-0) FT

May 9 (Wednesday)
14:15GMT

Group A: Switzerland v. Belarus (5-2) FT

Group B: Germany v. South Korea (6-1) FT

18:15GMT

Group A: Sweden v. Austria (7-0) FT

Group B: Finland v. Denmark (2-3) FT

May 10 (Thursday)
14:15GMT

Group A: Slovakia v. France (3-1) FT

Group B: United States v. Latvia (3-2) FT

18:15GMT

Group A: Czech Republic v. Russia (4-3) FT

Group B: Norway v. Canada (0-5) FT

May 11 (Friday)
14:15GMT

Group A: France v. Austria (5-2) FT

Group B: Denmark v. Norway (3-0) FT

18:15GMT

Group A: Belarus v. Czech Republic (0-3) FT

Group B: United States v. South Korea (13-1) FT

May 12 (Saturday)
10:15GMT

Group A: Slovakia v. Sweden (3-4) FT

Group B: Latvia v. Germany (3-1) FT

14:15GMT

Group A: Austria v. Belarus (4-0) FT

Group B: Denmark v. South Korea (3-1) FT

18:15GMT

Group A: Russia v. Switzerland (4-3) FT

Group B: Canada v. Finland (1-5) FT

May 13 (Sunday)
14:15GMT

Group A: France v. Czech Republic (0-6) FT

Group B: Norway v. United States (3-9) FT

18:15GMT

Group A: Switzerland v. Sweden (3-5) FT

Group B: Germany v. Finland (3-2) FT

May 14 (Monday)
14:15GMT

Group A: Russia v. Slovakia (4-0) FT

Group B: South Korea v. Norway (0-3) FT

18:15GMT

Group A: Czech Republic v. Austria (4-3) FT

Group B: Canada v. Latvia (2-1) FT

May 15 (Tuesday)
10:15GMT

Group A: Switzerland v. France (5-1) FT

Group B: Finland v. United States (6-2) FT

14:15GMT

Group A: Belarus v. Slovakia (4-7) FT

Group B: Canada v. Germany (3-0) FT

18:15GMT

Group A: Russia v. Sweden (1-3) FT

Group B: Latvia v. Denmark (1-0) FT

May 17 (Thursday)
14:15GMT

Quarterfinal: Russia v. Canada (4-5) FT

Quarterfinal: USA v. Czech Republic (3-2) FT

18:15GMT

Quarterfinal: Sweden v. Latvia (3-2) FT

Quarterfinal: Finland v. Switzerland (2-3) FT

May 19 (Saturday)
13:15GMT

Semifinal: Sweden v. USA (6-0) FT

17:15GMT

Semifinal: Canada v. Switzerland (2-3) FT

May 20 (Sunday)
13:45GMT

Bronze Medal: USA v. Canada (4-1) FT

18:15GMT

Final: Sweden v. Switzerland (3-2) FT

 

International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) Resources

Official Event Page Here.
Full Schedule Here.
Official YouTube Channel Here.
 

Eurosport Resources

Ice hockey programme Here.
 

MTV3 / C More Resources

Programme Page Here.
 

TSN Resources

Full schedule Here.

 

Watch 2018 Ice Hockey World Championship Live Online With Our VPN

Broadcasting rights for the prestigious tournament is far reaching, and it’s duly noted that IIHF is also going to be providing free live streams of the matches via YouTube! However, if you’re currently in a geo-restricted country for the YouTube stream, then you’ll need to connect to our VPN first before attempting to stream.
 

VPN Connection Setup Guide

1) Sign Up for a My Private Network account.
 
2) Install our VPN on any device that you’ll be using to watch the 2018 Ice Hockey World Championship.
 
3) Connect to our UK (GBR) servers for FreeSport, Canada (CAN) for TSN, Germany (DEU) for RTL, Finland (FIN) for MTV3, or other European countries for Eurosport. Otherwise, to access the stream from IIHF’s YouTube Channel, you’ll have to check which country is available for the live stream videos. To do this, you can use the free tool from Polsy.org.uk and check restricted countries for YouTube videos – simply insert the YouTube video link from the list below and it’ll show you a list of countries that it is allowed in. Once you’ve located one closest to your current location, connect to the appropriate VPN server country and start watching the stream!

Based on our own checks, it seems that the YouTube stream will only be available in Australia, Brazil, India, Italy, Mexico, Portugal, South Africa, the UK, and most of South East Asia. Click here to use Polsy’s YouTube restriction checker tool.

 

Stream the 2018 Ice Hockey World Championship on IIHF’s YouTube Channel (FREE)

Youtube
1) Head to the IIFH YouTube Channel or download the YouTube app on iOS or Android.
 
2) Search for the live stream and start watching the tournament!
 
Tip: Ice Hockey World Championship Finals will be airing live on 20 May 2018. Click on the links below for direct access to their live stream. Be sure to use the free Youtube restriction checker to see if it’s available in your country first.

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May 20 – Finals
USA vs. Canada Bronze Medal Live IIHF Youtube Stream (1315GMT)
Canada vs. Switzerland Final Live IIHF Youtube Stream (1715GMT)

 

Stream the 2018 Ice Hockey World Championship on FreeSports via TVPlayer (FREE)

FreeSports

Watch the live stream of all tournament matches from FreeSports. It is currently available online via TVPlayer. Availability: UK only – Connect to our U.K (GBR) servers first before starting the stream!

 
1) Head to the TVPlayer website or download the TVPlayer app on iOS or Android.

Note: Unfortunately after testing, TVPlayer for iOS and Android doesn’t seem to work with any VPN service as the app requires the GPS Location Services to be turned on to work. A VPN spoofs your IP address, but it does not spoof your GPS location.

 
2) Search for the live stream and start watching to the tournament!
 
Tip: Ice Hockey World Championship Finals will be airing live on 20 May 2018. Click the link below at the match time for direct access to TVPlayer’s FreeSports channel.
TVPlayer FreeSports Channel: Live Finals & Bronze Medal Stream

 

Stream the 2018 Ice Hockey World Championship on Eurosport

Eurosport

Watch the live stream of all tournament matches from Eurosport. You’ll need a Eurosport subscription to access them. Availability: UK, Germany, Finland, and Sweden only – Connect to our U.K (GBR), Germany (DEU), Finland (FIN), or Sweden (SWE) servers first before starting the stream!

 
1) Head to the Eurosport’s player website or download the Eurosport app on iOS or Android.
 
2) Search for the live stream and start watching the tournament!
 
Tip: Ice Hockey World Championship will be airing live from 4 May 2018 on Eurosport 1.

 

Stream the 2018 Ice Hockey World Championship on The Sports Network

The Sports Network

Watch the live stream of all tournament matches from TSN. However, you’ll need a paid subscription with them to access their content. Availability: Canada only – Connect to our Canada (CAN) servers first before starting the stream!

 
1) Sign in to your TSN account.
 
2) Search for the live stream and start watching the tournament!
 
Tip: Ice Hockey World Championship will be airing live from 4 May 2018 on TSN 1.
Click here for a direct link to TSN 1

 

Stream the 2018 Ice Hockey World Championship on MTV3 / C More

MTV3

Watch the live stream of all tournament matches from MTV3’s C More. However, you’ll need a paid subscription with them to access their content. Availability: Finland only – Connect to our Finland (FIN) servers first before starting the stream!

 
1) Sign in to your C More account.
 
2) Search for the live stream and start watching the tournament!
 
Tip: Ice Hockey World Championship will be airing live from 4 May 2018 on C More Sports.
Click here for a direct link to C More Sports Ice Hockey World Championship programme

 

Stream the 2018 Ice Hockey World Championship on RTL / TV Now

RTL

Watch the live stream of all tournament matches from RTL. However, you’ll need a paid subscription with them to access their content. Availability: Germany only – Connect to our Germany (DEU) servers first before starting the stream!

 
1) Sign in to your TV Now account.
 
2) Search for the live stream and start watching the tournament!
 
Tip: Ice Hockey World Championship will be airing live from 4 May 2018 on RTL.

 
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