COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – USA Hockey announced today that NHL Network will carry all U.S. games at the 2016 International Ice Hockey Federation Women's World Championship that begins March 28 in Kamloops, British Columbia.
"We're extremely pleased to have the support of NHL Network in providing great visibility for our women's national team," said Dave Ogrean, executive director of USA Hockey. "We've done extremely well in the world championship and fans will enjoy the opportunity to watch the best women's players in the world."
The tournament, which runs through April 4, features eight nations. Team USA, which has earned gold in five of the last six world championships (2008, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015), opens play against rival Canada on March 28 live on NHL Network at 10:30 p.m. ET at the Sandman Centre.
|Mon., March 28||Canada||Preliminary||7:30 p.m./10:30 p.m.||Live|
|Wed. March, 30||Finland||Preliminary||10 a.m./1 p.m.||Delay (Originally Mar. 29)|
|Fri., Apr. 1||Russia||Preliminary||10 a.m./1 p.m.||Delay (Originally Mar. 31)|
|Sat., Apr. 2||TBD*||Quarterfinal||9:30 a.m. /12:30 p.m.||Delay (Originally Apr. 1)|
|Mon., Apr. 4||TBD*||Semifinal||10 a.m./1 p.m.||Delay (Originally Apr. 3)|
|Mon., Apr. 4||TBD*||Gold Medal||7:30 p.m./10:30 p.m.||Live|
|Tues., Apr. 5||TBD*||Bronze Medal||10 a.m./1 p.m.||Delay (Originally Apr. 4)|
All games will be held at the Sandman Centre.
* will air only if Team USA in the game
NOTES: Reagan Carey (Colorado Springs, Colo.), USA Hockey's director of women's hockey, is the general manager of the 2016 U.S. Women's National Team ... Ken Klee (Denver, Colo.) is the head coach of the 2016 U.S. Women's National Team at the International Ice Hockey Federation Women's World Championship with Brett Strot (Tampa, Fla.) and Chris Tamer (Dexter, Mich.) serving as assistant coaches.