Starting on May 18 and running until May 23, Sportsnet will be re-airing the 2016 World Cup of Hockey.
The tournament featured three current Flames in Johnny Gaudreau (Team North America), Mikael Backlund (Team Sweden), and Tobias Rieder (Team Europe).
Here is the full schedule for games involving North America, Sweden, and Europe:
|Monday, May 18 ||North America vs. Europe ||7:00 PM |
|Tuesday, May 19 ||North America vs. Finland ||7:00 PM |
|Wednesday, May 20 ||North America vs. Russia ||5:00 PM |
|Thursday, May 21 ||North America vs. Sweden ||5:00 PM |
|Thursday, May 21 ||Europe vs. Canada ||7:00 PM |
|Friday, May 22 ||Europe vs. Sweden (Semi-Final) ||7:00 PM |
|Saturday, May 23 ||Europe vs. Canada (Final - Game 1) ||5:00 PM |
|Saturday, May 23 ||Europe vs. Canada (Final - Game 2) ||7:00 PM |
|Date ||Game ||Time (MT) |
Gaudreau was a standout for Team North America, leading the 23-and-under squad with four points through three games. He notched at least a single point in every game he played in and ended up fifth in tournament scoring.
Backlund was added to the Swedish roster after Henrik Zetterberg was ruled out of the tournament with a knee injury but the Flames forward only played two games after suffering a concussion in a game against Finland.
Rieder, who signed a one-year deal with the Flames in September, played six games for Europe. The German-born forward had one assist in the tournament.
Sean Monahan was originally slated to suit up for Team North America but was held out of the tournament as a precautionary measure after suffering a back strain.
Behind the scenes, Calgary's Vice President of Communications Peter Hanlon was a part of the media relations team for the Canadian contingent that won gold.