As no one among the six participating countries submitted an application to host the tournament, the organization was given to Bled, Slovenia who is also hosting the U18 Division 1B tournament the following week. I have to admit I'm a bit surprised to see no one at that level willing to host this event. With the OGQ on, 4 of them are hosting two IIHF events this season. Kazakhstan has only one but then I've never seen much IIHF events hosted there. That leave us with Denmark who will always be on the road this season. Was there absolutely no way the Danes could host it?