Mens Worlds Place USA, Finland and Russia In Same Group For 2020

COPENHAGEN, DENMARK - MAY 12: Linesman Brian Oliver looks on during Austria vs Belarus preliminary round action at the 2018 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship. (Photo by Andre Ringuette/HHOF-IIHF Images)

The United States, Russia and defending champion Finland will join host Switzerland in an eight-team group based in Zurich at the 2020 hockey world championships.

The International Ice Hockey Federation announced the groups Tuesday, two days after Finland beat Canada in this year’s title game in Slovakia.

Top-ranked Canada heads the other eight-team group, which also includes 2017 and ’18 champion Sweden, in Lausanne. The venue is being built for the 2020 Youth Winter Olympics.

The 2020 worlds will be played from May 8-24.

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