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NBC Sports Network To Air U.S. Men's World Championship Games Live

by Staff Writer / Washington Capitals

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - NBC Sports Network will live broadcast all of Team USA's preliminary round games at the 2014 International Ice Hockey Federation Men's World Championship that begins May 9 in Minsk, Belarus.

Additionally, NBC Sports Live Extra — NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, and tablets — will stream coverage of the 2014 IIHF World Championship. Games will be live streamed via “TV Everywhere,” the media industry’s effort to make quality content available to authenticated customers both in and out of the home and on multiple platforms.

The tournament, which runs through May 25, features a collection of the best players in the world from 16 nations. Team USA opens play May 9 against Belarus. A complete schedule is below.

In addition to all Team USA preliminary round games, NBCSN will present coverage of the quarterfinals, semifinals and the gold-medal game, which will air live on May 25 at 2 p.m. ET.

NBC Sports Network will produce pre-game, intermission and post-game coverage from the network’s state-of-the-art International Broadcast Center located in Stamford, Conn.

NBC Sports Network Broadcast Schedule for Team USA at 
2014 IIHF Men's World Championship Schedule
May 9-25 • Minsk, Belarus

Date Opponent Venue

Time (EDT)

Fri., May 9 Belarus Minsk Arena 1:30 p.m.
Sat., May 10 Switzerland Minsk Arena 1:30 p.m.
  Switzerland (encore) Minsk Arena 11:30 p.m.
Mon., May 12 Russia Minsk Arena 1:30 p.m.
Thurs., May 15 Latvia Minsk Arena 9:30 a.m.
Fri., May 16 Kazakhstan Minsk Arena 9:30 a.m.
Sun., May 18 Finland Minsk Arena 9:30 a.m.
Tues., May 20 Germany Minsk Arena 5:30 a.m.
Thurs., May 22 Quarterfinal* TBD 9:30 a.m.
  Quarterfinal TBD 1:00 p.m.
  Quarterfinal* TBD 11:00 p.m.
Friday, May 23 Quarterfinal* TBD 1:00 a.m.
Sat., May 24 Semifinal* Minsk Arena 9:30 a.m.
  Semifinal* Minsk Arena Noon
Sun., May 25 Gold-Medal Game Minsk Arena 2:00 p.m.
  Bronze-Medal Game* Minsk Arena 4:30 p.m.
* - same-day delay      

NOTES: Peter Laviolette will serve as head coach of the 2014 U.S. Men's National Team. The assistant coaches are Joe SaccoPhil Housley and Don Granato ... For Team USA's updated roster, click here ... Fourteen of 18 announced members of Team USA played U.S. college hockey ... Seven of the 18 players are products of USA Hockey's National Team Development Program, including Jimmy HayesSeth JonesJake McCabePeter MuellerConnor MurphyDrew Shore and Jacob Trouba ... Eight NHL teams are represented on the roster: Buffalo Sabres, Edmonton Oilers, Florida Panthers, Nashville Predators, New York Islanders, Phoenix Coyotes, Toronto Maple Leafs and Winnipeg Jets ... The staff and players of the 2014 U.S. Men's National Team are selected by the U.S. Men's National Team Advisory Group, led by Jim Johannson, assistant executive director of hockey operations for USA Hockey. Other members, all affiliated with National Hockey League teams, includeStan Bowman (Chicago), Brian Burke (Calgary), Paul Holmgren (Philadelphia), Dean Lombardi(Los Angeles), David Poile (Nashville), Ray Shero (Pittsburgh), Dale Tallon (Florida), and Don Waddell (Pittsburgh). Tom Kurvers (Tampa Bay) will be part of the advisory group for this year's championship ... USA Hockey's international council, chaired by Gavin Regan, vice president of USA Hockey, has oversight responsibilities for all U.S. national teams … Sixteen teams will compete at the 2014 IIHF Men's World Championship, split into two groups of eight. Teams will play a round-robin format among their group with the top four teams from each group advancing to quarterfinals … NBC Sports Network is scheduled to televise all Team USA games in the 2014 IIHF Men's World Championship. A final broadcast schedule will be available in the near future.
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