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Suter, Fiala, Kaprizov to participate in 2019 IIHF World Championship

How to keep tabs on the Wild during tournament set for May 10-26 in Bratislava and Kosice, Slovakia

by Minnesota Wild @mnwild / Wild.com

SAINT PAUL -- The NHL's Minnesota Wild today announced that forwards Kevin Fiala and Kirill Kaprizov and defenseman Ryan Suter will participate in the 2019 IIHF World Championship.

This will mark the ninth time Fiala has played in an international tournament for Switzerland. Suter will be making his 14th appearance in an international tournament for the United States and serve as an alternate captain at this year's tournament. Kirill Kaprizov will be making his eighth appearance in an international tournament for Russia. The 2019 IIHF World Championship will take place May 10-26 in Bratislava and Kosice, Slovakia.

The 16 teams are divided into two groups for the Preliminary Round. The top four ranked teams in each group will advance to the quarterfinals that will be played in a cross-over format on May 23. The first-place team in each preliminary-round group will play the fourth-place team in the other group, while the second-place team will play the third-place team in the other group. The semifinals will take place on May 25 and the gold medal and bronze medal games will be played on May 26. All Team USA games will be televised live by NHL Network, which will broadcast more than 30 games throughout the tournament.


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Sweden defeated Switzerland, 3-2 in a shootout, in the gold medal game and the United States defeated Canada, 4-1, in the bronze medal contest at the 2018 IIHF World Championship in Denmark.


2019 IIHF World Championship groupings

Group A

  • Canada
  • Denmark
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Great Britain
  • Slovakia
  • United States

Group B

  • Austria
  • Czech Republic
  • Italy
  • Latvia
  • Norway
  • Russia
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland

World championship schedules for United States, Russia, Switzerland

All times Central


Friday, May 10

United States vs. Slovakia, 2 p.m. ET (NHLN)

Russia vs. Norway, 10 a.m. ET


Saturday, May 11

Switzerland vs. Italy, 6 a.m. ET


Sunday, May 12

United States vs. France, 6 a.m. ET (NHLN)

Russia vs. Austria, 6 a.m. ET

Latvia vs. Switzerland, 2 p.m. ET


Monday, May 13

United States vs. Finland, 10 a.m. ET (NHLN)

Russia vs. Czech Republic, 10 a.m. ET

Tuesday, May 14

Switzerland vs. Austria, 2 p.m. ET (NHLN)


Wednesday, May 15

United States vs. Great Britain, 10 a.m. ET (NHLN)

Switzerland vs. Norway, 10 a.m. ET

Russia vs. Italy, 2 p.m. ET


Saturday, May 18

Denmark vs. United States, 6 a.m. ET (NHLN)

Latvia vs. Russia, 6 a.m. ET

Sweden vs. Switzerland, 2 p.m. ET (NHLN)


Sunday, May 19

Germany vs. United States, 10 a.m. ET (NHLN)

Switzerland vs. Russia, 2 p.m. ET (NHLN)


Tuesday, May 21

Canada vs. United States, 2 p.m. ET (NHLN)

Czech Republic vs. Switzerland, 6 a.m. ET (NHLN)

Sweden vs. Russia, 2 p.m. ET


Thursday, May 23

Quarterfinals


Saturday, May 25

Semifinals 


Sunday, May 26

Bronze-medal game, 9:30 a.m. ET
Gold-medal game, 2 p.m. ET

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