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All About The Coverage By ESPN Of The World Cup Of Hockey (Pre-Tournament)

via a release from the NHL PR department,

ESPN’s 12-game World Cup of Hockey 2016 pre-tournament schedule will begin Thursday, September 8 with Team Sweden and Team Finland at 12 p.m. ET and the Czech Republic taking on Russia in St. Petersburg at 12:30 p.m. (both on ESPN3). Team Europe and Team North America – comprised of top players age 23 and under from both the United States and Canada – will meet in Quebec City at 8 p.m. on ESPN2 to conclude day one. 

ESPN’s pre-tournament coverage will be highlighted by two Team USA vs Team Canada contests. Team USA begins pre-tournament play from Columbus, Ohio on ESPNU, Friday, Sept, 9, at 7 p.m. against Team Canada. Saturday, September 10, Team USA travels north for a rematch with Team Canada in Ottawa at 7 p.m. on ESPN3. Team USA concludes its pre-tournament schedule on ESPN with a prime-time game on Tuesday, Sept. 13, against Team Finland in Washington, DC. 

Team Canada, Team Czech Republic, Team Europe and Team USA are in Group A. Team Finland, Team North America, Team Russia and Team Sweden are in group B. 

All coverage on ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPNU will also be available to stream live on WatchESPN across computers, smartphones, tablets and connected devices via an affiliated video provider. 

The two-week World Cup of Hockey tournament begins Saturday, Sept. 17, with a week of group play followed by the semifinals and a best-of-three finals beginning September 27. 

Date Time (ET) Telecast Location Network
Thu, Sep 8 12 p.m. Sweden vs. Finland Helsinki, Finland ESPN3
  12:30 p.m. Czech Republic vs. Russia St. Petersburg, Russia ESPN3
  8 p.m. North America vs. Europe Quebec City, Quebec ESPN2
Fri, Sep 9 7 p.m. Canada vs. USA Columbus, OH ESPNU
Sat, Sep 10 10:30 a.m. Russia vs. Czech Republic Prague, Czech Republic ESPN3
  12 p.m. Finland vs. Sweden Gothenburg, Sweden ESPN3
  7 p.m. USA vs. Canada Ottawa, Canada ESPN3
Sun, Sep 11 6 p.m. Europe vs. North America Montreal, Canada ESPN3
Tue, Sep 13 7 p.m. Finland vs. USA Washington, DC ESPN
Wed, Sep 14 3:30 p.m. Czech Republic vs. North America   Pittsburgh, PA ESPN3
  7 p.m. Sweden vs. Europe Washington, DC ESPN3
  7:30 p.m. Russia vs. Canada Pittsburgh, PA ESPN2

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...comprised of top players…

No.  It’s either “comprising” or “composed of.”  Comprise already means to be composed of.  The whole comprises it’s parts.  The parts compose the whole.

Sorry, everyone.  It’s a pet peeve of mine.  Not that my grammar or spelling is always perfect, either.

Posted by BobTheZee on 08/02/16 at 02:12 PM ET

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No worries, Bob.  I get on my friends and family about it, too.

Posted by SYF from impossible and oddly communally possessive sluts on 08/02/16 at 02:20 PM ET

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