World Cup Rosters Announced March 2


All eight teams competing in the World Cup will reveal their preliminary rosters on March 2. , SportsNet’s Hockey Central will host a live, three-hour special beginning at 4 p.m. ET.

Here is when the different countries will announce their initital 16-man rosters:

  • Team Russia: 3 am ET via press release
  • Team Finland: 4 am ET via press conference in Helsinki
  • Team Czech Republic: 11 am ET via press conference in Prague
  • Team Sweden: 12:30 pm ET at the MSG Training Center
  • Team Europe: 4:30 pm ET on SportsNet’s Hockey Central
  • Team North America: 5:15 pm ET on SportsNet’s Hockey Central
  • Team Canada: 6:05 pm ET on SportsNet’s Hockey Central
  • Team USA: 6:45 pm ET on ESPN’s SportsCenter

Blackhawks General Manager Stan Bowman is one of the managers picking the roster for Team North America, and coach Joel Quenneville will serve as one of the coaches for Team Canada.

Of course several Blackhawks players figure to be in the mix for participation, including Jonathan Toews and Duncan Keith for Canada, Patrick Kane for the United States, Artem Anisimov and Artemi Panarin for Team Russia and Niklas Hjalmarsson for Team Sweden.


7 thoughts on “World Cup Rosters Announced March 2

  • February 24, 2016 at 11:40 am

    Kovi… back to Devils???? what???

  • February 24, 2016 at 2:36 pm

    I see an olympic gold medal so I’ll assume this is relevant. Remember Belfour auctioning off a bunch of memorbilia?

    He got 35k for the gold medal. He’s getting into the distilling business with his kid. So he wasn’t really hard up for cash as everyone suspected.

    “Belfour said he was selling part of his collection to join son, Dayn, and establish Belfour Distilleries. The business is to be based in Texas and focus on distilling bourbons and whiskeys.”

    Now I’m thirsty.

  • February 24, 2016 at 3:38 pm

    Amazing how young those guys look back in 2010. Incredible that they won so much at such a young age. Impressive.

  • February 24, 2016 at 7:17 pm

    Baby faces! That was before Toews could grow his not-quite-sideburns-not-quite-a-beard facial hair. Great pic!

  • February 25, 2016 at 12:12 pm

    Well this is all fine and dandy ,but i never like the “Could get hurt factor”,

  • February 25, 2016 at 1:02 pm

    At the risk of being a Negative Nellie ,

    Am I the only one who wishes that the core (Toews, Kane, Hossa, Seabrook, Keith, Hjalmarsson, Crawford) would take a break and skip the 2016 World Cup?

    Over the past 4-6 years, Our core players have logged more minutes than any other players.

    This year, we hoist the Cup somewhere around June 15. World Cup starts September 17. Not much of a summer is it? Look out for a rough start another Keith-type injury next year.

  • February 25, 2016 at 2:37 pm

    World Cup does not bother me as much as the Olympics.

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