The Preliminary Round ended on Thursday, so we now are down to 12 teams through to the qualifying round and 4 sent to the relegation round, where they will fight to come back into the tournament next year. The USA got 2 points in the preliminary stage, but these points are wiped out for the relegation round (a rule I don't really understand myself). Whatever the case, here are the results for the Preliminary Round.
The qualification Groups are as follows:
Schedule (including Relegation Round):
On May 19, there will be no games, as each team gets some time off before the quarterfinals on May 20. The semifinals run May 22, and the Gold and Bronze Medal games follow on May 23.