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Three World Cup Practices To Be Open to the Public on September 13

by Staff Writer / Pittsburgh Penguins

Three World Cup of Hockey team practices will be open to the public free of charge on Tuesday, September 13. Practices will be held at CONSOL Energy Center and the UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex in Cranberry.


Team Canada, led by Sidney Crosby, Jonathan Toews, Steven Stamkos, John Tavares and Drew Doughty, will skate at CONSOL Energy Center at 11:30 a.m. Doors will open at the Trib Total Media Gate at 11 a.m.

Team Russia, featuring Evgeni Malkin, Alexander Ovechkin, Pavel Datsyuk and Evgeny Kuznetsov, will skate at the UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex at 10:30 a.m.

Team North America, led by Matt Murray, Connor McDavid, Jack Eichel and Pittsburgh products Brandon Saad, John Gibson, Vincent Trocheck and J.T. Miller, will skate at the UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex at 11:15 a.m. Both practices at the UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex are presented by Northwood Realty.

Fans are reminded that there is limited seating capacity at the UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex.

The four teams will play a pre-tournament doubleheader on Wednesday, September 14 at CONSOL Energy Center. Team North America will take on the Czech Republic at 3:30 p.m., and Team Canada will face off against Team Russia at 7:30 p.m. One ticket provides access to both games. Tickets are available at ticketmaster.com, by calling 888.745.3000, or at the Dick’s Sporting Goods Box Office at CONSOL Energy Center.

The World Cup of Hockey tournament will be held in Toronto starting on September 17. For more information and complete rosters, please go to nhl.com.

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