TSN Delivers Unprecedented and Exclusive Coverage of the 2016 IIHF WOMEN’S WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP

— March 24, 2016

– TSN delivers more coverage of the tournament than ever before, beginning with the rivalry showdown USA vs. Canada on Monday, March 28 at 10:30 p.m. ET on TSN –
– TSN Radio stations across Canada deliver live coverage of the 2016 IIHF WOMEN’S WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP –

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TORONTO (March 24, 2016) –The #WomensWorlds touch down in Kamloops, B.C. where Canada’s National Women’s Team looks to capture gold at the 2016 IIHF WOMEN’S WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPone of 60+ iconic championships that live on TSN. Running March 28 to April 4, TSN delivers more coverage of the tournament than ever before, with complete live coverage of Team Canada’s round robin games and every playoff game on TSN platforms (see below for complete broadcast schedule). Led by Hayley Wickenheiser and Marie-Philip Poulin, Team Canada opens up the tournament with a showdown against their rivals USA on Monday, March 28 at 10:30 p.m. ET on TSN. Calling all of Team Canada’s games are play-by-play commentator Rod Black and analyst and five-time IIHF WOMEN’S WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP gold medallist Cheryl Pounder. Hosting TSN’s expanded coverage is two-time IIHF WOMEN’S WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP medallist Tessa Bonhomme alongside fellow decorated national team alumni Carla MacLeod. TSN subscribers can access live streaming and on-demand viewing of the network’s exclusive live coverage of the 2016 IIHF WOMEN’S WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP through TSN GO. Fans can also visit TSN.ca for news, extended highlights, must-see clips, SPORTSCENTRE features, interviews, and more. TSN Radio stations across Canada – including TSN 1410 in Vancouver, TSN 690 in Montréal, TSN 1290 in Winnipeg, TSN 1260 in Edmonton, and TSN 1150 in Hamilton – along with Radio NL (AM 610) in Kamloops deliver live coverage of select games from the 2016 IIHF WOMEN’S WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP (see below for TSN Radio’s broadcast schedule). TSN 1040’s Blake Price is on play-by-play alongside game analyst MacLeod. TSN Radio’s coverage can also be live streamed on each station’s website and on the TSN GO app. RDS delivers French-language coverage of Team Canada at the 2016 IIHF WOMEN’S WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP. Team Canada Alumni Reunion As part of the 2016 IIHF WOMEN’S WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP, Hockey Canada celebrates the gold medal-winning teams of 1999, 2000, 2001, and 2004. Numerous members of Team Canada’s Gold and Silver medal Olympic and IIHF WOMEN’S WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP teams will be in attendance, including Canadian hockey legends Cassie Campbell, Geraldine Heaney, Jayna Hefford, Danielle Goyette, and many more. They will be honoured along with their teammates during the first intermission of Canada’s game against Finland on Thursday, March 31 at 10:30 p.m. ET on TSN. Team Canada Roster (via Hockey Canada) Led by head coach Laura Schuler and assistant coaches Howie Draper, Dwayne Gylywoychuk, and Doug Derraugh, Team Canada’s 23-player roster features 17 returning players from Canada’s 2015 IIHF WOMEN’S WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP squad that won silver in Malmö, Sweden, along with 16 returnees from last year’s Canadian 4 Nations Cup team, along with two players that will make their first appearance on the world championship stage. Team Canada features:
  • 17 players who won a silver medal with Canada National Women’s Team at the 2015 IIHF WOMEN’S WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP (Bram, Clark, Davis, Fortino, Jenner, Johnston, Krzyzaniak, Lacquette, Larocque, Maschmeyer, Poulin, Rattray, Rougeau, Saulnier, Spooner, Wakefield, Watchorn)
  • 15 players who won a silver medal with Canada’s 2015 National Women’s Team at the 4 Nations Cup in Sundsvall, Sweden (Agosta, Bram, Clark, Davis, Fortino, Howe, Krzyzaniak, Lacquette, Maschmeyer, Poulin, Rougeau, Saulnier, Spooner, Turnbull, Wakefield)
  • 16 players who won a gold medal with Canada’s 2014 National Women’s Team at the 4 Nations Cup in Kamloops, B.C. (Bram, Clark, Fortino, Howe, Jenner, Johnston, Krzyzaniak, Larocque, Maschmeyer, Rattray, Rougeau, Saulnier, Spooner, Turnbull, Wakefield, Watchorn)
  • 13 players who won a gold medal with Canada’s National Women’s Team at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia (Agosta, Jenner, Johnston, Fortino, Labonté, Larocque, Mikkelson, Poulin, Rougeau, Spooner, Wakefield, Watchorn, Wickenheiser)
  • Two players who will make their world championship debut at the 2016 IIHF WOMEN’S WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP (Howe, Turnbull).
The 2016 IIHF WOMEN’S WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP is the 17th edition 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 six silver medals (2005, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2013, and 2015). Hockey on TSN TSN is the exclusive broadcaster of Hockey Canada, delivering marquee international events such as the IIHF WOMEN’S WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP, IIHF WORLD JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP, IIHF WORLD 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, 54 Senators games in the Senators designated broadcast region games on TSN5, and 60 Jets games in the Jets’ designated broadcast region on TSN3. 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. 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. Broadcast Schedule* Monday, March 28
  • USA vs. Canada @ 10:30 p.m. ET on TSN
Tuesday, March 29
  • Finland vs. USA @ 6:30 p.m. ET on TSN1 and TSN3
  • Canada vs. Russia @ 10:30 p.m. ET on TSN1, TSN3, and TSN4
Thursday, March 31
  • USA vs. Russia @ 6:30 p.m. ET on TSN1 and TSN3
  • Canada vs. Finland @ 10:30 p.m. ET on TSN
Friday, April 1
  • Quarter-final #1 @ 6:30 p.m. ET on TSN1, TSN4, and TSN5
  • Quarter-final #2 @ 10:30 p.m. ET on TSN
Sunday, April 3
  • Semifinal #1 @ 6 p.m. ET on TSN1, TSN3, and TSN5
  • Semifinal #2 @ 10:30 p.m. ET on TSN
Monday, April 4
  • Bronze Medal Game @ 6 p.m. ET on TSN1, TSN3, and TSN5
  • Gold Medal Game @ 10:30 p.m. ET on TSN
TSN Radio Monday, March 28
  • USA vs. Canada @ 10:30 p.m. ET on TSN 1410, TSN 690, TSN 1150 and Radio NL
Sunday, April 3
  • Semifinal #1 @ 6 p.m. ET or Semifinal #2 @ 10:30 p.m. ET on TSN 1410, TSN 690, TSN 1260, TSN 1150and Radio NL
Monday, April 4
  • Gold Medal Game @ 10:30 p.m. ET on TSN 1410, TSN 690, TSN 1260, TSN 1150, TSN 1290 and Radio NL
*Schedule subject to change

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