NHL BRIEF: WORLD CUP OF HOCKEY EDITION – SEPT. 16, 2016

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NHL BRIEF: WORLD CUP OF HOCKEY EDITION – SEPT. 16, 2016

Welcome to the “NHL Brief: World Cup of Hockey Edition,” a daily collection of the latest news and notes from the tournament.

TODAY’S PRACTICE SCHEDULE

All Times Eastern
9:45 a.m. – Team USA (Air Canada Centre)
10:30 a.m. – Team Finland (MasterCard Centre for Hockey Excellence)
11 a.m. – Team Russia (Ricoh Coliseum)
11:15 a.m. – Team Europe (Air Canada Centre)
12:30 p.m. – Team Sweden (MasterCard Centre for Hockey Excellence)
1 p.m. – Team Canada (Air Canada Centre)
1 p.m. – Team North America (Ricoh Coliseum)
2:30 p.m. – Team Czech Republic (Air Canada Centre)

* REMINDER: Media must have their World Cup of Hockey 2016 credentials to attend practices at all three venues.

THE KILLERS OPEN SCOTIABANK WORLD CUP OF HOCKEY FAN VILLAGE

Global rock band The Killers – along with Canadian rockers Sam Roberts Band and singer/songwriter Daya – christen the Scotiabank World Cup of Hockey Fan Village today with the Pepsi World Cup of Hockey Premiere Party.

Actor Jay Baruchel will host the event, which will be broadcast live from the Pepsi Main Stage at 7 p.m. ET (ESPN2, SN, TVAS). The festivities also will include a parade of players from each of the participating teams in the World Cup of Hockey 2016.

Click here for more information about the Scotiabank World Cup of Hockey Fan Village, the biggest free hockey fan festival in tournament history.

* REMINDER: A Scotiabank World Cup of Hockey Fan Village credential is required for media access to Fan Village at the Distillery District. A World Cup of Hockey 2016 credential will NOT be accepted.

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NHL.COM INTERNATIONAL COVERS WORLD CUP OF HOCKEY 2016

NHL.com International will cover the World Cup of Hockey 2016 with sites in Russian (WCH2016.com/ru), Finnish (WCH2016.com/fi), Swedish (WCH2016.com/sv), Czech (WCH2016.com/cs), Slovak (WCH2016.com/sk) and German (WCH2016.com/de).

In addition to those sites, the NHL.com International homepages will transition to the new and improved MLBAM platform next week.

* ICYMI: Visit all six NHL.com International sites, as well as WCH2016.com, for complete coverage of Thursday’s World Cup of Hockey 2016 Media Day.

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TORONTO, ON – SEPTEMBER 15: Sidney Crosby #87 of Team Canada takes questions during media day at the World Cup of Hockey 2016 at Air Canada Centre on September 15, 2016 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Andre Ringuette/World Cup of Hockey via Getty Images)

REMINDER: 2016 KRAFT HOCKEYVILLE CANADA DEADLINE

Today is the accreditation deadline for media interested in covering the 2016 Kraft Hockeyville Canada game between the Edmonton Oilers and Los Angeles Kings on Sunday, Oct. 2, at Kal Tire Place in Vernon, B.C.

WORLD CUP OF HOCKEY 2016 BEGINS THIS WEEKEND

The World Cup of Hockey 2016 begins this weekend with all eight teams playing their first tournament games at Air Canada Centre (all times ET):

Saturday, Sept. 17
Team USA @ Team Europe 3:30 p.m. ESPN2, SN, TVAS
Team Czech Republic @ Team Canada 8 p.m. ESPNEWS, SN, TVAS

Sunday, Sept. 18
Team Sweden @ Team Russia 3 p.m. ESPN, SN, TVAS
Team North America @ Team Finland 8 p.m. ESPN2, SN, TVAS

 

 

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