Team USA's second day in Ostrava was its first day on the ice here at the Ostravar Arena. Prior to practice, the team took part in player headshots as well as a team photo. For pictures and more, click here.
OLYMPIC CHANNEL: HOME OF TEAM USA
All U.S. games, beginning with its tournament-opening tilt against Canada on Saturday (April 27), will be aired by Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA. In addition, all U.S. games, quarterfinals, semifinals and medal games will be streamed live on olympicchannel.com while the gold-medal game will also be aired by NBCSN tape-delayed on May 4 at 5:30 p.m. ET.
Photo Credit: World Para Ice Hockey
NEW TOURNAMENT FORMAT
The 2019 tournament will introduce a new format that places the top four teams in the world rankings forming Group A and the next four in Group B. The top two finishers from Group A will earn a quarterfinal bye to the semifinals. The third-place finisher in Group A will face the second-place finisher in Group B while the other quarterfinal game will place Group A's fourth-place team against Group B's top finisher.