2016 World Cup of Hockey TV Schedule on ESPN Networks

World Cup of Hockey TV

The NHLPA, the NHL and the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) team up to present the 2016 World Cup of Hockey at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, featuring more than 170 of the NHL’s best players competing in the two-week, eight-team event. A number of pre-tournament games at various locations get things going Sept. 8-14 with games on ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU and ESPN3. The tournament begins in earnest on Sept. 17 with group play through Sept. 22 on ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNEWS and WatchESPN. The USA takes on Canada in a Group A game Sept. 20 at 8pm ET on ESPN. The top two teams from each group advance to the semifinals Sept. 24-25, with the winners advancing to the best-of-three-game final series beginning Sept. 27.

World Cup of Hockey Teams
Group A
Canada
Czech Republic
Europe
USA
Group B
Finland
North America (U.S. and Canada players age 23 and under)
Russia
Sweden

2016 World Cup of Hockey TV Schedule on ESPN Networks

Pre-Tournament Schedule

Date Time (ET) Telecast Location Network
Thu, Sep 8 12 p.m. Sweden vs. Finland Helsinki, Finland ESPN3
  12:30 p.m. Czech Republic vs. Russia St. Petersburg, Russia ESPN3
  8 p.m. North America vs. Europe Quebec City, Quebec ESPN2
Fri, Sep 9 7 p.m. Canada vs. USA Columbus, OH ESPNU
Sat, Sep 10 10:30 a.m. Russia vs. Czech Republic Prague, Czech Republic ESPN3
  12 p.m. Finland vs. Sweden Gothenburg, Sweden ESPN3
  7 p.m. USA vs. Canada Ottawa, Canada ESPN3
Sun, Sep 11 6 p.m. Europe vs. North America Montreal, Canada ESPN3
Tue, Sep 13 7 p.m. Finland vs. USA Washington, DC ESPN
Wed, Sep 14 3:30 p.m. Czech Republic vs. North America  Pittsburgh, PA ESPN3
7 p.m. Sweden vs. Europe Washington, DC ESPN3
7:30 p.m. Russia vs. Canada Pittsburgh, PA ESPN2

Tournament Schedule

Date Time (ET) Telecast Network
Sat, Sep 17 3:30 p.m. Group Play: USA vs. Europe ESPN2
  8 p.m. Group Play: Czech Republic vs. Canada ESPNEWS
Sun, Sep 18 3 p.m. Group Play: Sweden vs. Russia ESPN
  8 p.m. Group Play: North America vs. Finland ESPN2
Mon, Sep 19 3 p.m. Group Play: Europe vs. Czech Republic ESPN2
  8 p.m. Group Play: Russia vs. North America ESPN2
Tue, Sep 20 3 p.m. Group Play: Finland vs. Sweden ESPN
  8 p.m. Group Play: Canada vs. USA ESPN
Wed, Sep 21 3 p.m. Group Play: North America vs. Sweden  ESPN
  8 p.m. Group Play: Europe vs Canada ESPN2
Thu, Sep 22 3 p.m. Group Play: Finland vs. Russia  ESPN
  8 p.m. Group Play: USA vs. Czech Republic ESPN2
Sat, Sep 24 7 p.m. Semifinal one ESPN2
Sun, Sep 25 1 p.m. Semifinal two ESPN
Tue, Sep 27 8 p.m. Final: Game one ESPN
Thu, Sep 29 8 p.m. Final: Game two ESPN2
Sat, Oct 1 7 p.m. Final: Game three (if necessary) ESPN2
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