Ice Hockey World Championship 2018 Live
2018 IIHF World Championship
Host country: Denmark
Dates: May 4, 2018 – May 20, 2018
World-class ice action in Royal Arena
In May 2018, Copenhagen’s multi-arena will be transformed into an ice skating rink, when the 2018 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship takes place in Denmark.
The Ice Hockey World Championship is one of the first sports events ever to take place in Royal Arena following the European Short Course Swimming Championship in December 2017. The impressive multi-arena can be scaled up and down to fit almost any purpose – in this case the ice skating rink! The final, both semi-finals and 31 other hockey games will be played in the arena, which seats 12,500 spectators. The remaining 30 matches will take place in Jyske Bank Boxen in Herning.
Peter Russell’s side went into the game knowing a point would guarantee them the gold medal in Division 1 Group A.
Despite trailing 2-0, GB pulled level in stunning style to clinch the point they needed before going on to win the shoot-out and will now take on the big boys for the first time since 1994.
Robert Dowd reduced the deficit for GB at 50.55 before netminder Ben Bowns saved a Janos Hari penalty shot with three minutes left to keep his side’s hopes alive.
After calling a time-out and pulling Bowns in the last minute, GB dramatically tied the game up as Robert Farmer netted with just 15.8 seconds remaining.
GB, the lowest seed in the six-team group, then scored in the shoot-out through Farmer and Ben O’Connor, with Bowns standing tall again.