For all of our hockey fiends that can’t wait to tune into the 2016-17 NHL season, the World Cup of Hockey will be the first event to deliver the beloved game before the start of the much anticipated hockey season.
Before the September 17 tournament kick-off date, ESPN will be airing 12 pre-tournament games in seven days, starting Thursday, September 8.
Date, Time (ET), Telecast, Location, Network
Sep 8, 12 p.m., Sweden vs. Finland, Helsinki, Finland, ESPN3
Sep 8, 12:30 p.m., Czech Republic vs. Russia, St. Petersburg, Russia, ESPN3
Sep 8, 8 p.m., North America vs. Europe, Quebec City, Quebec, ESPN2
Sep 9, 7 p.m., Canada vs. USA, Columbus, OH, ESPNU
Sep 10, 10:30 a.m., Russia vs. Czech Republic, Prague, Czech Republic, ESPN3
Sep 10, 12 p.m., Finland vs. Sweden, Gothenburg, Sweden, ESPN3
Sep 10, 7 p.m., USA vs. Canada, Ottawa, Canada, ESPN3
Sep 11, 6 p.m., Europe vs. North America, Montreal, Canada, ESPN3
Sep 13, 7 p.m., Finland vs. USA, Washington, DC, ESPN
Sep 14, 3:30 p.m., Czech Republic vs. North America, Pittsburgh, PA, ESPN3
Sep 14, 7 p.m., Sweden vs. Europe, Washington, DC, ESPN3
Sep 14, 7:30 p.m., Russia vs. Canada, Pittsburgh, PA, ESPN2
Tune in to watch and cheer on Oilers players Connor McDavid and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins with Team North America and Leon Draisaitl and Andrej Sekera with Team Europe.
The two-week World Cup of Hockey tournament begins Saturday, Sept. 17, with a week of group play followed by the semifinals and a best-of-three finals beginning September 27.