Ice hockey at the Diamon Jubilee games is one of the most important games in the eyes of the fans. With hockey being the second most popular sport in Poland, and the most popular sport in russia, and Estonia-latvia Tensions are high and the fans are rawring at the prospect of some interesting match ups.
The Ice hockey tournament as part of the games is Being held in two stages. Since the mens will have the most fans in attendence the men's ice hockey is being held prior to the starting of the jubilee games officially on january 3rd. With the final of the mens ice hockey being the highlight of the opening night.
Both men's and women's ice hockey will start with group stages from 32 qualified teams, out of these 32 qualified teams only 16 teams will make it through to the next round.