TEAM FINLAND MEETS TEAM USA AT VERIZON CENTER
The World Cup of Hockey pre-tournament schedule resumes on Tuesday night when Team Finland faces Team USA at Verizon Center in Washington, D.C. There are three Capitals players on Team USA – John Carlson, Matt Niskanen and T.J. Oshie – more representatives than any other NHL team on the American roster.
* Team USA is 1-1 in pre-tournament action after splitting back-to-back games against Team Canada. On Friday, Sept. 9, Team USA secured a 4-2 victory on home soil at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, followed by a 5-2 loss to Canada on Saturday, Sept. 10, at Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa. Patrick Kane (1-2—3) and Derek Stepan (1-2—3) lead Team USA in scoring through two pre-tournament games.
* Team Finland also holds a 1-1 record through two pre-tournament games, both versus rival Team Sweden. Defenseman Olli Maatta scored at 4:17 of overtime on Thursday, Sept. 8, to lead Team Finland to a 3-2 win at Hartwall Arena in Helsinki, Finland. On Saturday, Sept. 10, Finland fell 6-3 to Team Sweden at Scandinavium in Gothenburg, Sweden. Captain Mikko Koivu leads Team Finland in scoring with 1-2—3 after two exhibition games.
SAM ROBERTS BAND, DAYA ADDED TO PEPSI WORLD CUP OF HOCKEY PREMIERE PARTY
Canadian rockers Sam Roberts Band and singer/songwriter Daya have joined The Killers as part of the musical lineup for the Pepsi World Cup of Hockey Premiere Party at the Scotiabank World Cup of Hockey Fan Village in downtown Toronto’s Distillery District on Friday, Sept. 16. The event will also feature a parade of all players competing in World Cup of Hockey 2016 with tickets available for purchase via Ticketmaster.ca.
SCOTIABANK WORLD CUP OF HOCKEY FAN VILLAGE OPENS SEPT. 16
The Scotiabank World Cup of Hockey Fan Village, a 10-day free fan festival in downtown Toronto at the historic Distillery District, will be open to the public from Sept. 16-25. The free festival will celebrate the food, music and culture of all participating hockey nations and each day will feature a new and thrilling lineup of fun, family-oriented activities. Click here for more information.
REMINDER: WORLD CUP OF HOCKEY CREDENTIALS AVAILABLE FOR PICK-UP
Media credential pick-up for World Cup of Hockey 2016 is now available at Air Canada Centre (Southside of the building facing Lake Shore Blvd.) daily from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Media are strongly encouraged to pick up their credential prior to Thursday’s World Cup of Hockey Media Day if possible. A complete media schedule of events and other tournament publications and information can be found at media.nhl.com.
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WCH2016.com is the official website for World Cup of Hockey 2016… Team Sweden added forward Patrik Berglund to their roster, replacing Rickard Rakell…Team Canada’s Jay Bouwmeester looks to add another World Cup of Hockey title to his résumé. He was part of Canada’s championship team in 2004… Team Europe is counting on experience as they embrace the underdog role…Captain Tomas Plekanec is leading Team Czech Republic by example… Team Finland has a history of finishing strong in international play… Members of Team USA talked about the honor of playing for their country… Alex Ovechkin talks about his experience inside the Penguins locker room with Team Russia in Pittsburgh preparing for tomorrow’s pre-tournament game… Click here for a list of all World Cup of Hockey 2016 team Twitter accounts.
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