|IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship Division 1B|
|Sun 23 Apr||Great Britain vs. Croatia||SSE Arena||16:00||Live|
|Mon 24 Apr||Great Britain vs. Estonia||SSE Arena||19:30||Live|
|Wed 26 Apr||Great Britain vs. Lithuania||SSE Arena||19:30||Live|
|Fri 28 Apr||Great Britain vs. Netherlands||SSE Arena||19:30||Live|
|Sat 29 Apr||Great Britain vs. Japan||SSE Arena||19:30||Live|
|2017 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship (15 matches covered)|
|Fri 05 May||Sweden vs. Russia||Lanxess Arena||15:15||Live|
|Fri 05 May||Czech Republic vs. Canada||AccorHotels Arena||19:15||Live|
|Sat 06 May||Germany vs. Sweden||Lanxess Arena||19:15||Live|
|Mon 08 May||USA vs. Sweden||Lanxess Arena||19:15||Live|
|Wed 10 May||Finland vs. Slovakia||AccorHotels Arena||19:15||Live|
|Thu 11 May||Canada vs. France||AccorHotels Arena||19:15||Live|
|Sat 13 May||Canada vs. Switzerland||AccorHotels Arena||20:15||Live|
|Mon 15 May||Russia vs. Latvia||Lanxess Arena||19:15||Live|
Watch the IIHF World Championships and also all 5 Mens team GB matches each year until 2017.
The renewed multi-platform agreement spans 2014 to 2017 and covers 15 games from the annual IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship and 5 Team GB matches. Premier Sports is available on SKY, Virgin and also via the www.premierplayer.tv.
The 2017 IIHF World Championshipswill be hosted by Germany and France in the cities of Cologne and Paris with Canada defending their crown once again. The tournament will take place between the 5th and 21st of May. Our live coverage will be announced in due course.
Having been close to qualification last year GB Men will be hoping to nail it in this time around with Belfast hosting the Division 1B championships between the 23rd and 29th of April. They will face Japan, Croatia, Estonia, Lithuania and the Netherlands.
Richard Sweeney, General Manager of Premier Sports, said: “Premier Sports programming content is clearly decided by audience demand and this decision to extend the initial agreement was a reflection of the fan interest for ice hockey. We have continued to expand our ice hockey portfolio, which now includes the North American NHL, the British EIHL, SHL from Sweden, as well as long-term coverage of the IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship meaning Premier Sports really is "Your home for Hockey" with over 600 games available to view every year”
All Team GB games from the Division 1B World Championships in Belfast will be shown on Premier Sports.
Ice Hockey UK are excited to announce that Premier Sports will once again cover Great Britain in this year’s World Championship.
The six-team tournament, being hosted in the UK at Belfast’s SSE Arena, runs from Sunday 23rd to Saturday 29th April 2017.
Team GB games will be live and exclusive on Premier Sports.
GB will face three teams who were in the group last year in Croatia, Estonia and Lithuania, as well as relegated Japan and promoted Netherlands.
Andy French, Ice Hockey UK’s general secretary, said: “It is fantastic news that Premier Sports will be covering GB and the World Championship tournament.
“They have been a great supporter of GB ice hockey not just at the men’s level, but with the junior programme when they covered the Under-16 tournament in Dumfries in December.”
Richard Webb, operations manager at Premier Sports, said: “It is a pleasure to be a part of the Great Britain campaign in Belfast, bringing the action to the screens of the hockey fans who support the national team.
“GB have been close to gold medals and promotion live on Premier Sports at the last two World Championship tournaments and we hope we can capture that coveted gold medal live this year in Belfast.
“We believe these games are important for growing the sport and it further shows our commitment to the game and the GB programme.”
Join Paul Adey and Aaron Murphy April 23-29 from SSE Arena, as GB tries for a Gold Medal and promotion.
Premier Sports is available via Sky channel 428 (HD) and 462 (SD), Virgin channel 551 and via the Premier Player online. Visit www.premiersports.com for more information.