2019-12-26 09:01:16 - IISHF - Press Release 
 IISHF Communication Letter 2019-24 StumbleUpon Toolbar
IISHF U19 European Championships 2020, IISHF Men European Championships 2020, IISHF European Cups 2020.
1. IISHF U19 European Championships 2020
After the deadline 22nd December 2019 a total of 3 countries consisting of Germany, Great Britain and Switzerland have confirmed their participation in the IISHF U19 European Championships 2020 scheduled for 14-15 November 2020 in Givisiez (Switzerland). Austria has declined to take part in the event since it's too late in the season for them in their opinion.

In order for the Title Event to take place a minimum participation of 4 teams is required. For the IISHF Presidium the following options exist:

1) Either Austria reverse their decision and decide to take part.
2) Or another member country decide to take part.
3) Alternatively the Swiss Federation and the hosting Club SHC Givisiez change the event from a Title Event (A-event) to a Non Title-Event (B-event) and the tournament can take place as planned given that Germany, Great Britain and Switzerland accepts to play under these circumstances.

If option 3 is used then the IISHF Presidium will decide how to assist with the event since this event is very vital for the promotion and the future of the sport.

Deadline for feedback to the above is 15th of January 2020.

2. IISHF Men European Championships 2020
After the deadline 22nd December 2019 a total of 6 countries consisting of Austria, Denmark, Germany, Great Britain, India and Switzerland have confirmed their participation in the IISHF Men European Championships 2020 taking place in Duisburg (Germany) on 6-8 November 2020. The event will be labeled the "Open" Men European Championships.

Due to the fact that India already one time previously has asked for participation at the Men European Championships 2018 in Rossemaison (Switzerland) without arriving to the Event because of claimed Visa issues the IISHF Presidium will only allow India to take part if the new India Member Association that has applied for membership of IISHF will be formally approved by the NMA's at the upcoming IISHF AGM 2020 to take place in Moscow (Russia) and that India in addition pay the full payment for the event and also pay for their membership of IISHF both invoices to be paid in January 2020.

In addition both Russian and Ukraine Men National Team has asked for an extension of the deadline for their participation which has been approved by the IISHF Presidium. If both Russia and Ukraine take part then the Men European Championships will have 8 participating countries. Deadline for feedback from Russia and Ukraine is fixed to 31st of March 2020.

3. IISHF Men European Cups 2020
Attached please find the selection and ranking of the teams for the IISHF Men European Cup 2020. The ranking of teams has been done according to §18.5 Regulations (2019 version).

We kindly ask all NMA's to inform their teams about their participation and in addition to carefully check the selection list and inform IISHF if anything is not listed according to the input given to IISHF. Deadline for this within 8 days so feedback latest on Friday 3rd of January 2020.

For the IISHF Men European Cup 2020 there is one vacant spot. Based on the feedback given to IISHF at the deadline of 22nd December 2019 the first team to be asked about possible participation as the 12th team is SHC Givisiez from Switzerland as the 5th best placed Swiss team in the season 2019. Please note that teams are asked based on the input given to IISHF from the NMA's.

The IISHF Men Challenge Cup and the IISHF U13 European Cup were the two tournaments with most teams willing to participate and for both events we have 3 backup teams.

On behalf of the IISHF Presidium
Erik Sommer (President)

 By Sommer Erik

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 IISHF Title Events 2020 selection 82 kb
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