TSN Delivers Exclusive Live Coverage of the 2017 IIHF WOMEN’S WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP, Beginning March 31

— March 30, 2017

– TSN’s coverage begins with the sport’s biggest rivalry as Team Canada takes on Team USA tomorrow, Friday, March 31, at 7:30 p.m. ET on TSN1, TSN3, and TSN5 –

– TSN Radio stations across Canada deliver live coverage of the 2017 IIHF WOMEN’S WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP –

– Live coverage runs March 31 to April 7 on TSN from Plymouth, Mich. –

TORONTO (March 30, 2017) – With the gold medal on the line, the world’s best women’s hockey nations collide in Plymouth, Mich. for the 2017 IIHF WOMEN’S WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPone of 60+ iconic championships that live on TSN. Running March 31 to April 7, TSN features comprehensive live coverage of the tournament, including all of Team Canada’s round robin games and every medal round game. Led by Marie-Philip Poulin and Natalie Spooner, Team Canada opens the tournament with a showdown against longtime rivals Team USA tomorrow, Friday, March 31, at 7:30 p.m. ET on TSN1, TSN3, and TSN5. TSN’s complete broadcast schedule is available at TSN.ca, where fans can also find news, scores, extended highlights, must-see clips, features, interviews, and more. Calling all of Team Canada’s games is play-by-play commentator Rod Black alongside analyst and five-time IIHF WOMEN’S WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP gold medallist Cheryl Pounder. Hosting TSN’s coverage is two-time IIHF WOMEN’S WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP medallist and Olympic gold medallist Tessa Bonhomme alongside fellow decorated national team veteran Carla MacLeod. TSN Radio stations across Canada deliver live coverage of select games from the 2017 IIHF WOMEN’S WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP, with TSN 1040’s Blake Price delivering the call and MacLeod providing game analysis. TSN Radio’s coverage can also be live streamed on each station’s official website, on the TSN GO mobile app, and on the iHeartRadio mobile app. Team Canada Roster (via Hockey Canada) Canada’s National Women’s Team roster was selected by head coach Laura Schuler alongside Melody Davidson, Hockey Canada’s general manager of national women’s team programs, and included support from Hockey Canada regional scouts, assistant coaches Dwayne Gylywoychuk and Troy Ryan, and goaltending coach Brad Kirkwood. Canada’s National Women’s Team for the 2017 IIHF WOMEN’S WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP includes:
  • 18 players who were victorious in the two-game 2016 December Series against the United States with Canada’s National Women’s Team (Meghan Agosta, Erin Ambrose, Emily Clark, Laura Fortino, Haley Irwin, Brianne Jenner, Rebecca Johnston, Halli Krzyzaniak, Jocelyne Larocque, Emerance Maschmeyer, Meaghan Mikkelson, Sarah Potomak, Marie-Philip Poulin, Lauriane Rougeau, Natalie Spooner, Shannon Szabados, Blayre Turnbull, Jennifer Wakefield)
  • 16 players who won a silver medal with Canada’s National Women’s Team at the 2016 IIHF WOMEN’S WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP (Agosta, Bailey Bram, Clark, Sarah Davis, Fortino, Jenner, Johnston, Krzyzaniak, Larocque, Maschmeyer, Mikkelson, Poulin, Rougeau, Spooner, Turnbull, Wakefield)
  • 13 players who won a gold medal with Canada’s National Women’s Team at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games (Agosta, Fortino, Irwin, Jenner, Johnston, Geneviève Lacasse, Larocque, Mikkelson, Poulin, Rougeau, Spooner, Szabados, Wakefield)
  • Four players who will make their world championship debut with Canada’s National Women’s Team (Ambrose, Renata Fast, Potomak, Laura Stacey)
The 2017 IIHF WOMEN’S WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP is the 18th since the tournament’s inception in 1990. Canada’s National Women’s Team has appeared in every world championship Gold Medal Game, winning 10 gold medals (1990, 1992, 1994, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2004, 2007, and 2012) and seven silver (2005, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015, and 2016). TSN subscribers can access live streaming and on-demand viewing of the network’s exclusive live coverage of the 2017 IIHF WOMEN’S WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP through the TSN GO mobile app, and French-language coverage is available on RDS.  

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Champions Live Here as TSN is the exclusive broadcaster of Hockey Canada, delivering marquee international events such as the IIHF WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP, IIHF WOMEN’S WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP, IIHF WORLD JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP, IIHF ICE HOCKEY U18 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP, IIHF ICE HOCKEY U18 WOMEN’S WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP, and WORLD UNDER-17 HOCKEY CHALLENGE, as well as domestic events including the WORLD JUNIOR A CHALLENGE, TELUS CUP, ESSO CUP, RBC CUP, ALLAN CUP, and the Order of Hockey in Canada.

TSN is home to the Toronto Maple Leafs, Ottawa Senators, and Winnipeg Jets as part of its package of 130+ regional NHL games. TSN delivers a package of 26 Leafs games available in the Leafs’ designated broadcast region on TSN4, 50+ Senators games in the Senators’ designated broadcast region on TSN5, and 50+ Jets games in the Jets’ designated broadcast region on TSN3.

TSN complements its live hockey coverage with Canada’s fan-favourite hockey news and information programming, featuring the hockey world’s most trusted team of Hockey Insiders and analysts. TSN’s industry-leading hockey programming includes SPORTSCENTRE, TIM HORTONS THAT’S HOCKEY, THAT’S HOCKEY 2NITE, and the network’s slate of signature NHL specials including TRADECENTRE, FREE AGENT FRENZY, FANTASY DRAFT, TOP 50 PLAYERS, and BOB MCKENZIE’S PRE-SEASON DRAFT RANKING.

TSN’s slate of live hockey programming also features exclusive coverage of the SPENGLER CUP, as well as NCAA Division I coverage including the FROZEN FOUR.

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