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NHL Network to Exclusively Televise All Team USA Games Live at 2018 IIHF Men's World Championship

By USAHockey.com, 05/01/18, 11:00AM EDT

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Team USA Opens Play at 2018 IIHF Men's World Championship This Friday

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — USA Hockey announced today that all Team USA games of the 2018 IIHF Men's World Championship will be televised live on NHL Network, the exclusive U.S. rightsholder for the tournament.

The 2018 IIHF Men's World Championship is set for May 4-20 in Copenhagen and Herning, Denmark. Team USA is in Group B with Canada, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Latvia, Norway and South Korea, and will play its preliminary round games at Jyske Bank Boxen in Herning, Denmark. Group A, which includes Austria, Belarus, Czech Republic, France, Russia, Slovakia, Sweden and Switzerland, will contest its preliminary round games at Royal Arena in Copenhagen.

Of the 64 total games in the tournament, NHL Network will televise 40 games, 34 of which will be live, including both semifinal games as well as the bronze and gold medal games. NHL Network will also provide comprehensive advance coverage of the tournament with NHL Tonight: 2018 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship Preview Show on Thursday, May 3, at 8:00 p.m. ET. 

The complete U.S. TV schedule for the IIHF Men’s World Championship is available here. Team USA begins play on May 4 against rival Canada. Opening faceoff is set for 4:15 p.m. local time (10:00 a.m. ET) with NHL Network coverage beginning at 10:00 a.m. ET.

NOTES: The U.S. has finished in the top four of the world championship in three of the last five years. For complete coverage of the U.S. Men’s National Team, visit teamusa.usahockey.com/2018mensworlds ... The official online home of the 2018 IIHF Men’s World Championship is 2018.IIHFWorlds.com … USA Hockey's international council, chaired by Gavin Regan (Potsdam, N.Y.), has oversight responsibilities for all U.S. national teams.

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U.S. Schedule

Date Opponent Round Time (Local/ET)/Result Location
Tues., May 1 Denmark Exhibition W, 3-2 KVIK Hockey Arena
Herning, Denmark
Fri., May 4 Canada Preliminary W, 5-4 (SO) Jyske Bank Boxen
Herning, Denmark
Sat., May 5 Denmark Preliminary W, 4-0 Jyske Bank Boxen
Herning, Denmark
Mon., May 7 Germany Preliminary W, 3-0 Jyske Bank Boxen
Herning, Denmark
Thurs., May 10 Latvia Preliminary W, 3-2 (OT) Jyske Bank Boxen
Herning, Denmark
Fri., May 11 Korea Preliminary W, 13-1 Jyske Bank Boxen
Herning, Denmark
Sun., May 13 Norway Preliminary W, 9-3 Jyske Bank Boxen
Herning, Denmark
Tues., May 15 Finland Preliminary L, 2-6 Jyske Bank Boxen
Herning, Denmark
Thurs., May 17 Czech Republic Quarterfinals W, 3-2 Jyske Bank Boxen
Herning, Denmark
Sat., May 19 Sweden Semifinals L, 0-6 Royal Arena
Copenhagen, Denmark
Sun., May 20 Canada Bronze-Medal Game W, 4-1 Royal Arena
Copenhagen, Denmark

2018 Men's Worlds News