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IIHF World Championship: Quarterfinals Preview

by Dave Vest / Arizona Coyotes

GLENDALE -- Team USA and Team Canada have reached the quarterfinals at the 2014 IIHF World Championship in Minsk, Belarus.

Coyotes defenseman Connor Murphy and forward Andy Miele are competing for USA, which will face Czech Republic on Thursday in one of four quarterfinals.

The game begins at 6 a.m. (AZ time) and will be broadcast on NBC Sports Network on a 30-minute delay with coverage beginning at 6:30 a.m. (AZ time). NBC Sports will provide a live stream of the game via NBC Sports Live Extra, beginning at 6 a.m. (AZ time).

Meanwhile, Coyotes Head Coach Dave Tippett will lead Team Canada against Finland in a quarterfinal game that begins at 10 a.m. (AZ time).

The other quarterfinals are: Russia vs. France at 7 a.m. (AZ time) and Sweden vs. Belarus at 11 a.m. (AZ time).

Coyotes forward Mikkel Boedker (Denmark) and prospect Tobias Rieder (Germany) did not reach the quarterfinals. Boedker finished the tournament with two goals and two assists in seven games. He took 17 shots on goal and averaged 19:01 per game. Rieder notched one goal in seven games, and took 10 shots on goal and averaged 15:04 per game.

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