Beyond The Benches

World Cup of Hockey Schedule

The World Cup of Hockey is set to kick off next month and the schedule of games has finally been released. The tournament is being covered by ESPN and will air every game played.

There are two groups made up of eight teams:

Group A

Team Canada, Team USA, Team Europe and Team Czech Republic

Group B

Team North America, Team Sweden, Team Russia and Team Finland

The schedule is as follows:

September 17

USA vs. Europe, 3:30pm ET, ESPN2

Czech Republic vs. Canada, 8pm ET, ESPNEWS

Sunday, September 18

Sweden vs. Russia, 3pm ET, ESPN

North America vs. Finland, 8pm ET, ESPN2

Monday, September 19

Europe vs. Czech Republic, 3pm ET, ESPN2

Russia vs. North America, 8pm ET, ESPN2

Tuesday, September 20

Finland vs. Sweden, 3pm ET, ESPN

Canada vs. USA, 8pm ET, ESPN

Wednesday, September 21

North American vs. Sweden, 3pm ET, ESPN

Europe vs Canada, 8pm ET, ESPN2

Thursday, September 22

Finland vs. Russia, 3pm ET, ESPN

USA vs. Czech Republic, 8pm ET, ESPN2

Saturday, September 24

Semifinal one, 7pm ET, ESPN2

Sunday, September 25

Semifinal two, 1pm, ESPN

Tuesday, September 27

Final Game 1, 8pm, ESPN

Thursday, September 29

Final Game 2, 8pm ET, ESPN2

Saturday, October 1

Final Game 3 (if necessary), 7pm ET, ESPN2