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STAMFORD, Conn. – May 5, 2016 – NBC Sports Group will present extensive coverage of the 2016 IIHF World Hockey Championship from Moscow and St. Petersburg, Russia – NBC Sports Group’s sixth consecutive year covering international hockey’s premier annual tournament.
Live coverage begins tomorrow on NBCSN at 9 a.m. ET, when Team USA faces defending champion Canada to open up pool play in the tournament. NBCSN’s Team USA coverage will be highlighted by a matchup with Finland on Monday, May 9, at 1 p.m. ET, and a showdown with Slovakia on Monday, May 16, at 5 a.m. ET, to close out pool play. Last year, Team USA earned the bronze medal at the IIHF World Championships, defeating the host country Czech Republic in the bronze medal game.
from Nick Butler of InsideTheGames,
A decision by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) not to pay transportation or insurance costs for National Hockey League (NHL) players to participate at Pyeongchang 2018 has left a "difficult financial situation", the head of the sport's world governing body has admitted.
The IOC have contributed to costs for all five Olympic Games NHL players have participated in ever since they first appeared at Nagano in 1998.
They have now changed their stance, however, meaning there is far more pressure on the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) and the NHL to shoulder the financial burden.
“The IOC took the decision not to pay transportation and insurance costs for NHL and NHL players to come to the next Olympic Games," IIHF President René Fasel, who has led the body since 1994, told insidethegames during the SportAccord Convention.
"We had a meeting with the NHL last week and the prognosis is not really good.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – USA Hockey announced today 12 players have been added to the U.S. Men's National Team that will compete in the 2016 International Ice Hockey Fedeartion Men's World Championship May 6-22 in Moscow and St. Petersburg, Russia. The group joins Auston Matthews (Zurich Lions), a 2016 NHL draft eligible prospect, who was named to the U.S. Men's National Team on March 24.
Matt Hendricks (Edmonton Oilers), who captained the U.S. Men's National Team to a bronze medal at the 2015 IIHF Men's World Championship in Ostrava and Prague, Czech Republic, highlights the 12 players named today. Other players that have competed on a U.S. Men's National team previously include Nick Foligno (Columbus Blue Jackets/2010, 2009), Jake McCabe (Buffalo Sabres/2014) andConnor Murphy (Arizona Coyotes/2015, 2014).
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The U18 coach has been fired, the roster is confirmed to be radically changed. This is the first Meldonium scandal in Russian hockey.
The ENTIRE Russian U18 roster is replaced with younger players one day before leaving for the Worlds. Biggest mass doping scandal in hockey.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Forward Auston Matthews (Scottsdale, Ariz.), who spent the 2015-16 campaign as a member of the Zurich Lions in the National League A, Switzerland's top professional league, has been named to the 2016 U.S. Men's National Team that will compete at the International Ice Hockey Federation Men's World Championship May 6-22 in Moscow and St. Petersburg, Russia.
Matthews is the first player named to the team. Additional players, as well as the coaching and support staff, will be named in the coming weeks.
Last year, Matthews skated in an exhibition game with the U.S. Men's National Team prior to the 2015 IIHF Men's World Championship, becoming the first player to play at that level before entering their draft-eligible season.
The TSN Hockey Insiders shed light on the front runners to make up Canada's management team for the World Championships, explain why it would be a surprise if Connor McDavid is not on Canada's roster for the event, discuss the mutual interest between Milan Lucic and the Kings for an extension, and much more.
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NHL insider Darren Pang believes Team North America will not only be fun to watch, but thinks they’ll be very competitive and even make a deep run at the World Cup of Hockey,
The conversation first starts with Team Canada, then Team North America.
TORONTO (March 2, 2016) -- USA Hockey announced today the first 16 players named to its roster for the World Cup of Hockey 2016, the best-on-best international hockey championship from Sept. 17 to Oct. 1, 2016, in Toronto.
Named to Team USA are:
G Ben Bishop, Tampa Bay Lightning
G Jonathan Quick, Los Angeles Kings
G Cory Schneider, New Jersey Devils
D Dustin Byfuglien, Winnipeg Jets
D John Carlson, Washington Capitals
D Ryan McDonagh, New York Rangers
D Ryan Suter, Minnesota Wild
F Justin Abdelkader, Detroit Red Wings
F Patrick Kane, Chicago Blackhawks
F Ryan Kesler, Anaheim Ducks
F T.J. Oshie, Washington Capitals
F Max Pacioretty, Montreal Canadiens
F Zach Parise, Minnesota Wild
F Joe Pavelski, San Jose Sharks
F Derek Stepan, New York Rangers
F Blake Wheeler, Winnipeg Jets
added 6:58pm, a look at the Team USA sweater is below...
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