Hockey fans in the United States will have multiple ways to keep track of the happenings surrounding Team USA as it competes at the upcoming 2006 International Ice Hockey Federation World Junior Championship.
The 10-nation competition will be staged in British Columbia, Canada, from Dec. 26, 2005 – Jan. 5, 2006 and features the best ice hockey players in the world under the age of 20.
FOX Sports Net North will be the lead television entity in the United States. FSNN, with Jim Rich (play-by-play) and Jeff Sauer (color commentary) calling the action, will provide the following coverage along with FOX College Sports.
FSN Bay Area will air the Dec. 31 Team USA vs. Canada game on tape delay on Jan. 2 at 7:30 p.m. More details to come on other games being broadcasted by FSN Bay Area.
USA Hockey’s website, usahockey.com, will provide live audio streaming of all Team USA games with Rich and Sauer providing the call. In addition, game recaps, feature stories, boxscores, tournament stats, and more can be found throughout the event at usahockey.com with usahockey.com managing editor James MacDonald on-site in British Columbia to cover the action.
The 2006 IIHF World Junior Championship will feature athletes under the age of 20 on international teams from Canada, Czech Republic, Finland, Latvia, Norway, Russia, Slovakia, Sweden and Switzerland, and the United States.
2006 U.S. IIHF World Junior Championship Schedule
DATE OPPONENT VENUE TIME (PST/EST)
Dec. 21 USA 3, SWE 2 (ex.) Bear Mountain Arena 7 p.m./10 p.m.
Dec. 22 Norway (ex.) Recreation Complex 7 p.m./10 p.m.
Dec. 26 Norway Pacific Coliseum 8 p.m./11 p.m.
Dec. 28 Finland Pacific Coliseum 8 p.m./11 p.m.
Dec. 30 Switzerland Pacific Coliseum 4 p.m./7 p.m.
Dec. 31 Canada Pacific Coliseum 4 p.m./7 p.m.
Jan. 2 Quarterfinals GM Place TBD
Jan. 3 Semifinals GM Place TBD
Jan. 5 Medal Games GM Place TBD