All eight teams to unveil initial rosters for best-on-best international tournament.

TORONTO/NEW YORK (Feb. 18, 2016) – On Wednesday, Mar. 2, all eight teams competing in the World Cup of Hockey 2016 – Team Canada, Team Czech Republic, Team Finland, Team Russia, Team Sweden, Team USA, Team Europe and Team North America – will announce their initial rosters of at least 16 players. Below is the schedule of announcements, including media contacts (subject to change).

Sportsnet will air a live, three-hour special, Hockey Central: World Cup of Hockey Roster Announcement on Wednesday, March 2, beginning at 4 p.m. ET.

 Team Russia 2:00 a.m.
 11:00 a.m.  Press Release 
 Team Finland 4:00 a.m.  11:00 a.m.  Press Conference - Helsinki, Finland
 Team Czech Republic 11:00 a.m.  5:00 p.m.  Press Conference - Prague, Czech Republic
 Team Sweden 12:30 p.m.  6:30 p.m.  Press Conference - MSG Training Center, NY
 Team Europe 4:30 p.m.  4:30 p.m.  Sportsnet Hockey Central 
 Team North America 5:15 p.m.   5:15 p.m.  Sportsnet Hockey Central 
 Team Canada 6:05 p.m.  6:05 p.m.  Sportsnet Hockey Central
 Team USA 6:45 p.m.  6: 45 p.m.  ESPN SportsCenter


The World Cup of Hockey returns in September 2016 in Toronto, and is a joint effort of the NHLPA and the NHL, in cooperation with the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF). It is expected that more than 150 of the best players in the NHL will participate in this tournament.

Live coverage of all tournament games will be provided by Sportsnet and TVA Sports in Canada, ESPN in the United States, Viasat in the Nordic Region, and Czech TV in the Czech Republic.

Tickets are available for purchase via and, the official ticket marketplace of the NHL®. The offering is a World Cup of Hockey 2016 Tournament Pass, which provides admission to all games played at Air Canada Centre during the tournament. Pricing reflects a 17-game Tournament Pass and includes HST. Additional fees may apply. Prices are in Canadian dollars. This opportunity is available on a first-come, first-served basis, while supplies last.

For more information on the World Cup of Hockey 2016, including team management updates, visit