On Wednesday, the NHL and NHLPA announced the schedule for the 2016 World Cup of Hockey. All games will be played at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto.
The tournament will run from Sept. 17 to Oct. 1, 2016, and will include eight teams: Team Canada, Team Czech Republic, Team Finland, Team Russia, Team Sweden, Team USA, Team Europe and Team North America.
The teams will be split into two groups, Group A and Group B, for the Preliminary Round (Sept. 17-22).
- Group A
- Team Canada
- Team Czech Republic
- Team Europe
- Team USA
- Group B
- Team Finland
- Team North America
- Team Russia
- Team Sweden
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.
2016 World Cup of Hockey Schedule
All Times Eastern
Preliminary Round (round-robin)
- Saturday, Sept. 17
Team Europe vs. Team USA, 3:30 p.m.
Team Canada vs. Team Czech Republic, 8 p.m.
- Sunday, Sept. 18
Team Russia vs. Team Sweden, 3 p.m.
Team Finland vs. Team North America, 8 p.m.
- Monday, Sept. 19
Team Czech Republic vs. Team Europe, 3 p.m.
Team North America vs. Team Russia, 8 p.m.
- Tuesday, Sept. 20
Team Finland vs. Team Sweden, 3 p.m.
Team Canada vs. Team USA, 8 p.m.
- Wednesday, Sept. 21
Team North America vs. Team Sweden, 3 p.m.
Team Canada vs. Team Europe, 8 p.m.
- Thursday, Sept. 22
Team Finland vs. Team Russia, 3 p.m.
Team Czech Republic vs. Team USA, 8 p.m.
- Semifinals (single elimination; A1 vs. B2, B1 vs. A2)
Saturday, Sept. 24 – Semifinal 1, TBD
Sunday, Sept. 25 – Semifinal 2, TBD
- Final (best-of-three)
Tuesday, Sept. 27 – Final Game 1, 8 p.m.
Thursday, Sept. 29 – Final Game 2, 8 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 1 – Final Game 3, 7 p.m. (if necessary)