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NBC Announces Broadcast Schedule for Men's and Women's Ice Hockey

by Staff Writer / Washington Capitals
All Team USA Games To Be Aired Live

On Either NBC, The USA Network Or MSNBC
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – An unprecedented amount of hockey coverage is part of the record 416 hours of programming the NBC television family will provide during the 2006 Olympic Winter Games in Torino, Italy.
NBC Family Television Coverage
2006 U.S. Olympic Men’s Ice Hockey Team

Date        Game              Time (EST)   Network
Feb. 15    vs. LAT           3:00 p.m.       USA
Feb. 16    vs. KAZ           3:00 p.m.       USA
Feb. 18    vs. SVK           2:00 p.m.       NBC
Feb. 19    vs. SWE          11:00 a.m.      NBC
Feb. 21    vs. RUS           2:30 p.m.       NBC
Feb. 22    Quarterfinal        TBD           USA
Feb. 24    Semifinals       10:00 a.m.    MSNBC
                                        3:00 p.m.       USA
Feb. 25    Bronze-Medal   2:30 p.m.       NBC
Feb. 26    Gold-Medal      9:00 a.m.        NBC


2006 U.S. Olympic Women’s Ice Hockey Team
Date        Game              Time (EST)   Network
Feb. 11    vs. SUI             2:30 p.m.       USA
Feb. 12    vs. GER           1:00 p.m.        USA
Feb. 14    vs. FIN             2:30 p.m.       NBC
Feb. 17    Semifinal          7:00 a.m.       NBC
Feb. 20    Bronze-Medal  10:30 a.m.    MSNBC
               Gold-Medal      2:30 p.m.        NBC

The hockey coverage will include live telecasts of all Team USA women’s and men’s contests on either NBC, USA Network, or MSNBC.

“We’re extremely grateful for the broad coverage of hockey the NBC family is providing from the Olympic Winter Games,” said Dave Ogrean, executive director of USA Hockey. “We hope that our teams will perform well and that the exposure will enhance our efforts to further grow the game in the U.S.”

Coverage of Team USA will begin Feb. 11 (Saturday) with the U.S. Olympic Women’s Ice Hockey Team’s first preliminary match-up against Switzerland at 2:30 p.m. EST on the USA Network. The U.S. Olympic Men’s Ice Hockey Team kicks off preliminary action on Feb. 15 (Wednesday) against Latvia at 3 p.m. EST on the USA Network.

In addition, all Team USA games broadcast on the USA Network or MSNBC will be simulcast on Universal HD for those with high-definition viewing capability.

Along with Team USA games, the NBC family of networks – NBC, USA Network, CNBC, MSNBC and Universal HD – will carry games involving all teams in both tournaments. A total of 54 of the 58 ice hockey games to be played at the 2006 Olympic Winter Games will receive coverage, including all of the medal games. A full listing of the NBC family’s Olympic schedule can be found at nbcolympics.com.
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