WORLD CUP OF HOCKEY 2016 EXHIBITION & TRAINING CAMP SCHEDULES RELEASED
Twelve games played in Europe and North America in lead-up to World Cup of Hockey 2016.
Twelve Games Played in Europe and North America in Lead-up to World Cup of Hockey 2016
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TORONTO/NEW YORK (Dec. 16, 2015) – The National Hockey League Players’ Association (NHLPA) and the National Hockey League (NHL®) announced today the training camp information and slate of 12 exhibition games for the World Cup of Hockey 2016.
The training camps for all eight teams are expected to begin Sept. 4-5, with specific details related to each federation to be announced in the coming weeks. Each of the eight teams – Team Canada, Team Czech Republic, Team Europe, Team Finland, Team North America, Team Russia, Team Sweden and Team United States – will play a total of three exhibition games. The training camps and exhibition games will be held in locations across Europe and North America.
World Cup of Hockey 2016 Training Camps
|Canada||Ottawa||Canadian Tire Centre|
|Czech Republic||Prague||O2 Arena|
|Europe||Montreal & Quebec City||Videotron / Bell Centre|
|North America||Montreal & Quebec City||Videotron Centre / Bell Centre|
World Cup of Hockey 2016 Exhibition Games
The cities selected to host exhibition games are: Columbus, Pittsburgh and Washington, DC; Montreal, Ottawa and Quebec City; Prague; Gothenburg; Helsinki; and St. Petersburg.
Below are the details, subject to change, for the 12-game exhibition schedule that will be played from Sept. 8-14.
Thursday, September 8
Team Czech Republic vs. Team Russia – Ice Palace; St. Petersburg
Start time TBD – TBD, Sportsnet, TVA Sports
Team Sweden vs. Team Finland – Hartwall Arena; Helsinki
Noon ET/7 p.m. local – TBD, Sportsnet, TVA Sports
Team Europe vs. Team North America – Videotron Centre; Quebec City
8 p.m. ET – ESPN 2, Sportsnet, TVA Sports
Friday, September 9
Team Canada vs. Team USA – Nationwide Arena; Columbus
7 p.m. ET – TBD, Sportsnet, TVA Sports
Saturday, September 10
Team Finland vs. Team Sweden – Scandinavium; Gothenburg
Noon ET/6 p.m. local –TBD, Sportsnet, TVA Sports
Team Russia vs. Team Czech Republic – O2 Arena; Prague
10:30 a.m. ET/4:30 p.m. local – TBD, Sportsnet, TVA Sports
Team USA vs. Team Canada – Canadian Tire Centre; Ottawa
7 p.m. ET – Sportsnet, TVA Sports, TBD
Sunday, September 11
Team Europe vs. Team North America – Bell Centre; Montreal
6 p.m. ET – Sportsnet, TVA Sports, TBD
Tuesday, September 13
Team USA vs. Team Finland – Verizon Center; Washington, DC
7 p.m. ET – ESPN, Sportsnet, TVA Sports
Wednesday, September 14
Team Czech Republic vs. Team North America – CONSOL Energy Center; Pittsburgh
3:30 p.m. ET – TBD, Sportsnet, TVA Sports
Team Sweden vs. Team Europe – Verizon Center; Washington, DC
7 p.m. ET – TBD, Sportsnet, TVA Sports 2
Team Canada vs. Team Russia – CONSOL Energy Center, Pittsburgh
7:30 p.m. ET – ESPN 2, Sportsnet, TVA Sports
The World Cup of Hockey returns in September 2016 in Toronto, where eight teams, comprised of the world’s best hockey players, will compete for a best-on-best international hockey championship. The World Cup of Hockey 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.
The Preliminary Round begins on Saturday, Sept. 17 with Group play at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto. The Groups are:
|Group A||Group B|
|Team Canada||Team Finland|
|Team Czech Republic||Team North America|
|Team Europe||Team Russia|
|Team USA||Team Sweden|
The top two teams in each group advance to the Semifinals, which take place Sept. 24 25. The winners of each Semifinal will compete in the Final, a best-of-three series on Sept. 27, Sept. 29 and, if necessary, Oct. 1.
Live coverage of all tournament games will be provided by Sportsnet and TVA Sports in Canada and ESPN in the United States. A complete broadcast schedule will be announced at a later date.
Tickets are available for purchase via www.Ticketmaster.ca and www.Ticketmaster.com, 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.
Official fan hospitality and travel packages for the World Cup of Hockey 2016® and all NHL signature events are available from PrimeSport, the Official Fan Travel and Hospitality Package Partner of the NHL®. For more information please visit www.primesport.com/nhl.
For more information on the World Cup of Hockey 2016, including team management updates, visit www.wch2016.com.