Starting this one early due to some recent news. The IIHF on Wednesday announced that the tournament would be relocated away from its original host of Tianjin, China. This was due to the 2019–20 Wuhan coronavirus outbreak and the decision of the Sport Ministry of China postponing all sporting events that were scheduled for February and March.

- Tournament in China to be relocated: https://www.iihf.com/en/news/17813/t...o-be-relocated

Yesterday the IIHF announced that had found a new host well away from China with the tournament being moved to Sofia, Bulgaria. Competition will take place from 23 to 29 March.

- Bulgaria to host U18 tournament: https://www.iihf.com/en/news/17821/b...u18-tournament