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TORONTO (May 8, 2014) – Rookie sensation Nathan MacKinnon leads Team Canada into the 2014 IIHF WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP, live on TSN from May 9-25. TSN’s exclusive live coverage from Minsk, Belarus begins Friday, May 9 at 9:30 a.m. ET with Canada’s opening game against France followed by USA vs. Belarus at 1:30 p.m. ET. Coverage includes all Team Canada and Team USA matchups, plus the playoffs and Gold Medal Game (see complete broadcast schedule below).
The 2014 IIHF WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP features the top men’s hockey teams from 16 countries, and is headlined by star players not participating in the NHL Playoffs. Looking to win gold for the first time since 2007, Canada’s roster is packed with emerging game-breakers including Sean Monahan, Morgan Reilly, Kyle Turris, Nazem Kadri, and Jonathan Huberdeau. It’s also a reunion between the pipes for James Reimer and his former Leafs teammate Ben Scrivens. Canucks defenseman Kevin Bieksa captains this year’s squad.
Behind the bench, Team Canada is led by Phoenix Coyotes’ head coach Dave Tippett, alongside assistant coaches Peter DeBoer, head coach of the New Jersey Devils, and Paul Maurice, head coach of the Winnipeg Jets.
TSN’s exclusive coverage of the tournament is also available for live streaming on TSN GO. Fans can tune in to TSN Radio 1050 in Toronto and listen worldwide on TSN1050.ca (visit TSN1050.ca for the most up-to-date broadcast schedule), while Team Canada games are also available on-demand on TSN.ca and TSN GO. French-language coverage of the tournament is available on RDS.
Calling all Team Canada games are play-by-play commentator Dave Randorf alongside 11-year NHL veteran and Stanley Cup champion Shane Hnidy. In the broadcast booth for all Team USA games are play-by-play commentator Dennis Beyak and Dave Reid, an 18-year NHL veteran and two-time Stanley Cup champion. In the TSN Studio, host Rod Black breaks down all the action with Bob Errey, a former World Champion and two-time Stanley Cup champion.
TSN’s broadcast schedule for the 2014 IIHF WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP is as follows:*
Friday, May 9
- Canada vs. France at 9:30 a.m. ET
- USA vs. Belarus at 1:30 p.m. ET
Saturday, May 10
- Canada vs. Slovakia at 1:30 p.m. ET
- USA vs. Switzerland at 1:30 p.m. ET (TSN2)
Monday, May 12
- Canada vs. Czech Republic at 1:30 p.m. ET
- USA vs. Russia at 1:30 p.m. ET (TSN2)
Thursday, May 15
- Canada vs. Denmark at 9:30 a.m. ET
- USA vs. Latvia at 9:30 a.m. ET (TSN2)
Friday, May 16
- Canada vs. Italy at 9:30 a.m. ET
- USA vs. Kazakhstan at 9:30 a.m. ET (TSN2)
Sunday, May 18
- Canada. vs. Sweden at 9:30 a.m. ET
- USA vs. Finland at 9:30 a.m. ET (TSN2)
Tuesday, May 20
- Canada vs. Norway at 5:30 a.m. ET
- USA vs. Germany at 5:30 a.m. ET (TSN2)
Thursday, May 22
- Quarter-final #1 at 8:45 a.m. ET
- Quarter-final #2 at 9:45 a.m. ET (TSN2)
- Quarter-final #3 at 12:45 p.m. ET
- Quarter-final #4 at 1:45 p.m. ET (TSN2)
Saturday, May 24
- Semifinal #1 at 7:30 a.m. ET
- Semifinal #2 at 11:30 a.m. ET
Sunday, May 25
- Bronze Medal Game at 9:15 a.m. ET
- Gold Medal Game at 1:45 p.m. ET
*Schedule subject to change
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