The qualification tournaments for the final two spots for the 2014 Winter Olympics have concluded, and Germany and Japan have qualified. It is Germany’s first visit to the Olympics since 2002 and Japan’s first since they hosted the first tournament in 1998. It will also be Japan’s highest level of competition since they were relegated from the main tournament in 2009.
Both teams will play in group B at the 2014 Winter Olympics. The groups for that tournament are: