← 2020 (cancelled)
The 2021 Men's Ice Hockey World Championships was the 85th such event hosted by the International Ice Hockey Federation. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, only teams in the championship division participated in this year's tournament. The competition served as qualifications for the top (only) division placements in the 2022 competition.
After all events were cancelled in 2020, all teams remained in their respective divisions. Singapore was scheduled to be the newest national team to participate and has been assigned to Division IV. On 18 November 2020, the IIHF announced that they had cancelled the tournaments for Divisions I, II, III and IV due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Championship Division was held from 21 May to 6 June.
Championship (Top Division)
The tournament was held in Riga, Latvia from 21 May to 6 June 2021. Minsk, Belarus was originally scheduled to be a co-host, but in January 2021, the IIHF chose to remove Belarus as the host, due to security concerns.
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Rules for classification: 1) position in the group; 2) number of points; 3) goal difference; 4) goals scored; 5) seeding before tournament.
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- "Welcome to Minsk & Riga in 2021". IIHF.com. 22 June 2020. Retrieved 22 June 2020.
- "IIHF to move 2021 World Championship". IIHF.com. 18 January 2021. Retrieved 18 January 2021.
- "Tournament Format". IIHF. Retrieved 1 June 2021.
- "Tournaments for 2021 assigned". IIHF.com. 22 June 2020. Retrieved 22 June 2020.