Para Ice Hockey Seedings and Groups Revealed for PyeongChang 2018
Synopsis: World Para Ice Hockey announces team seedings and groups for PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games.1
Author: International Paralympic Committee (IPC)2 Contact: paralympic.org
Published: 2017-11-29 Updated: 2017-12-15
World Para Ice Hockey has announced the team seedings and groups for the PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games, which are exactly 100 days away on 9 March. Canada have earned the No. 1 seed after defeating reigning Paralympic champions the USA in the gold medal game at the 2017 World Para Ice Hockey Championships A-Pool in April in Gangneung, South Korea.
The Sochi 2014 bronze medallists will headline Group A, which features No. 4 seed Norway and No. 5 Italy. Sweden claimed the last spot available in PyeongChang after finishing third in October's Qualification Tournament, and complete Group A with the eighth seed.
Defending champions and No. 2 seed USA head up Group B. Joining them are Paralympics hosts South Korea, who earned the No. 3 seed after defeating Norway for the bronze medal in Gangneung.
The Czech Republic will be in PyeongChang as the No. 6 seed, having secured their place after going undefeated at the Qualification Tournament in Ostersund, Sweden. No. 7 seed Japan round off Group B after also securing their spot in March at Ostersund 2017.
PyeongChang 2018 Seedings
- 1. Canada
- 2. USA
- 3. South Korea
- 4. Norway
- 5. Italy
- 6. Czech Republic
- 7. Japan
- 8. Sweden
- South Korea
- Czech Republic
2Source/Reference: International Paralympic Committee (IPC) (paralympic.org). Disabled World makes no warranties or representations in connection therewith. Content may have been edited for style, clarity or length.
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