The World Cup of Hockey is getting ready to make its debut after a 12-year hiatus. The eight-team tournament schedule will begin on September 17 and continue until October 1, just before the start of the regular season of the National Hockey League. All games will take place in Toronto.
The two-week hockey championship tournament will feature more than 150 NHL players. The countries and regions represented in the 2016 World Cup of Hockey will be Team USA, Team Canada, Team Czech Republic, Team Finland, Team Sweden, Team Russia, Team Europe, and Team North America. Team Europe will feature players from countries other than those represented from that continent, and Team North America will feature a roster of players under 23-years-old.