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Thursday, May 5th, 2016
NBC SPORTS GROUP TO PROVIDE EXTENSIVE COVERAGE OF IIHF WORLD HOCKEY CHAMPIONSHIP FOR SIXTH CONSECUTIVE YEAR
Live Coverage of 2016 Tournament Begins with Team USA-Canada Tomorrow at 9 a.m. ET on NBCSN
Team USA Roster Features Projected 2016 NHL Draft First Overall Pick Auston Matthews and Detroit Red Wings Rookie Sensation Dylan Larkin
All Team USA, Semifinal and Final Round Coverage To Be Streamed Via NBC Sports Live Extra
STAMFORD, Conn. – May 5, 2016 – NBC Sports Group will present extensive coverage of the 2016 IIHF World Hockey Championship from Moscow and St. Petersburg, Russia – NBC Sports Group’s sixth consecutive year covering international hockey’s premier annual tournament.
Live coverage begins tomorrow on NBCSN at 9 a.m. ET, when Team USA faces defending champion Canada to open up pool play in the tournament. NBCSN’s Team USA coverage will be highlighted by a matchup with Finland on Monday, May 9, at 1 p.m. ET, and a showdown with Slovakia on Monday, May 16, at 5 a.m. ET, to close out pool play. Last year, Team USA earned the bronze medal at the IIHF World Championships, defeating the host country Czech Republic in the bronze medal game.
This year’s Team USA roster is highlighted by projected 2016 NHL Draft first overall pick Auston Matthews, and Detroit Red Wings forward Dylan Larkin, who finished third amongst all rookies with 23 goals this season. The squad will also include 2015 first-round selections Noah Hanifin and Kyle Connor. Hanifin posted 22 points from the blue line in 79 games with the Carolina Hurricanes this season, while Connor led all NCAA skaters with 71 points and 35 goals in his freshman year at the University of Michigan. Click here to see the complete Team USA roster.
NBCSN and NBC Sports Live Extra will combine to present coverage of the quarterfinals, semifinals, and the 2016 IIHF Championship game, which will take place on Sunday, May 22, at 1 p.m. ET.
The results of the IIHF World Championship, along with Winter Olympics ice hockey results, help determine the IIHF World Ranking for top men’s ice hockey teams in the world.
Following is NBCSN and NBC Sports Live Extra’s coverage schedule for the upcoming 2016 IIHF World Championship in May (dates and times subject to change):
|Fri., May 6||Team USA vs. Canada||NBCSN||9 a.m.|
|Sun., May 8||Team USA vs. Belarus||NBCSN*||1:30 a.m.|
|Mon., May 9||Team USA vs. Finland||NBCSN||1 p.m.|
|Thur., May 12||Team USA vs. France||NBCSN||9 a.m.|
|Fri., May 13||Team USA vs. Hungary*||NBCSN||9:30 a.m.|
|Sun., May 15||Team USA vs. Germany*||NBCSN||3 p.m.|
|Tue., May 17||Team USA vs. Slovakia||NBCSN||5 a.m.|
|Thu., May 19||IIHF Quarterfinals||NBCSN||9 a.m.|
|IIHF Quarterfinals||NBCSN||1 p.m.|
|Sat., May 21||IIHF Semifinals||TBD||9 a.m.|
|IIHF Semifinals||TBD||1 p.m.|
|Sun., May 22||IIHF Bronze Medal Game||TBD||9 a.m.|
|IIHF Championship Game||TBD||1 p.m.|
*denotes same-day delay
In addition to NBC Sports Group’s Team USA coverage, ONE World Sports will also air first-round coverage of the IIHF World Championship, beginning on Friday morning and continuing through Tuesday, May 17.
NBC SPORTS LIVE EXTRA COVERAGE
NBC Sports Live Extra — NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, tablets, and connected TVs — will stream 2016 Stanley Cup Playoff coverage via “TV Everywhere,” giving consumers additional value to for their subscription service, and making high quality content available to MVPD customers both in and out of the home and on multiple platforms. The NBC Sports Live Extra app is available on the iTunes App Store, Google Play, Windows Store, Roku Channel Store, Apple TV and Amazon Fire. For desktops, NBC Sports Live Extra can be accessed at NBCSports.com/liveextra.
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