The International Ice Hockey Federation says it has chosen Germany and France to co-host the 2017 world championship.
Slovakia defeated the United States 4-1 at the ice hockey world championship on Tuesday.
The United States, Canada, Russia and Switzerland clinched quarterfinal berths at the hockey world championships Sunday.
The United States beat France 4-2 Saturday for its fourth win at the ice hockey world championships.
Reigning champion Russia lost for the second time in two days at the ice hockey world championships, going down 3-2 to Finland on Friday due largely to goalie Antti Raanta's 34 saves.
The NHL continues to work toward an agreement for participation in the 2014 Sochi Olympics, with a tentative two-week period slated for February.
Defending world champion Russia was upset 2-1 by France at hockey worlds.
Craig Smith had a hat trick and teenager John Gibson was stellar in net to lead the United States over host Finland 4-1 at the ice hockey world championship on Wednesday.
Russia got two late goals to beat the United States 5-3 in a hard fought game, while Canada scored four unanswered goals en route to a 7-1 rout of Norway on Tuesday at the ice hockey world championships.
Ilya Kovalchuk's hat trick led Russia to a 4-1 victory over Germany at the ice hockey world championships Sunday, and Switzerland stunned Canada in a penalty shootout to win 3-2.
The United States rallied from an early 2-0 deficit to beat Austria 5-3 in its opening game at the ice hockey world championship Saturday.
Martin Gerber made 29 saves, and Matthias Bieber and Nino Niederreiter scored second-period goals to help Switzerland beat Sweden 3-2 on Friday night in the world hockey championships.
Three-time Olympic gold medalist Kim St. Pierre has retired from the Canadian women's hockey team.
Two-time Olympic gold medalist Sarah Vaillancourt has retired from the Canadian women's hockey team.
There is still no deal to send NHL players to Sochi next February for the Olympics, but another meeting Friday advanced the process.
Last year, the Canadians beat the United States in the gold medal game in Vermont. Tuesday, Amanda Kessel's third-period goal -- on Canadian ice -- avenged that loss.