Pittsburgh will host two World Cup of Hockey exhibition games on Wednesday, September 14 at CONSOL Energy Center, it was announced today by the National Hockey League and the NHL Players’ Association.
The feature game of the doubleheader will be Canada vs. Russia at 7:30 p.m. In the first game, Team North America will take on the Czech Republic at 3:30 p.m.
“Team North America” is made up of players aged 23 and younger from Canada and the U.S.
“We’re excited that our fans will have a chance to see some of the best hockey players in the world in their final exhibition games before the World Cup,” said Travis Williams, Chief Operating Officer of the Pittsburgh Penguins. “We’re looking forward to working with the NHL, the NHLPA and the national federations to make this an outstanding event.”
The four teams will also be skating in Pittsburgh that week, both at CONSOL Energy Center and the UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex in Cranberry.
More details and ticket information will be announced at a future date.
The World Cup of Hockey will be held in Toronto, starting on September 17.