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NBC Sports Network to Televise Men's World Championship

04/30/2013, 2:15pm EDT
By USAHockey.com

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - NBC Sports Network will carry the 2013 International Ice Hockey Federation Men's World Championship that begins Friday (May 3) in Helsinki, Finland, and Stockholm, Sweden.

The network will televise all U.S. games live or delayed. In addition, all U.S. games will be streamed live through NBC Sports Live Extra via “TV Everywhere,” the media industry’s effort to make quality content available to authenticated customers both in and out of the home and on multiple platforms. A full schedule can be found below. 

The tournament, which runs through May 19, features a collection of the best players in the world from 16 nations. Team USA opens play Saturday (May 4) against Austria.

In addition to all Team USA preliminary round games, NBC Sports Network will televise all four quarterfinal games live. Coverage plans related to the semifinals and bronze and gold-medal games will be announced at a later date.

Veteran Paul Romanuk will be in Helsinki to handle play-by-play duties for all games in the preliminary round, while Shane Hnidy will serve as analyst.  

NBC Sports Network will produce pre-game, intermission and post-game coverage from the network’s new, state-of-the-art International Broadcast Center located in Stamford, Conn., with Russ Thaler and Anson Carter providing analysis.

NBC Sports Network Broadcast Schedule • 2013 IIHF Men's World Championship
May 3-19 • Helsinki, Finland & Stockholm, Sweden
(broadcast schedule subject to change)

Date Game

Broadcast Information
(All times ET)

Sat., May 4 USA vs. Austria Live TV/Stream, 5:15 a.m.
Sun., May 5 USA vs. Latvia

Delay on TV/1:15 a.m. on May 6
Live Stream at 1:15 p.m.

Tues., May 7 USA vs. Russia Live TV/Stream, 1:15 p.m.
Wed., May 8 USA vs. Finland Live TV/Stream, 1:15 p.m.
Sat., May 11 USA vs. France Live TV/Stream, 5:15 a.m.
Sun., May 12 USA vs. Germany

Delay on TV, 10:30 a.m.
Live Stream, 9:15 a.m.

Tues., May 14 USA vs. Slovakia Live TV/Stream, 5:15 a.m.
Thurs., May 16 Quarterfinals Live TV at:
6:00 a.m.
8:45 a.m.
11:30 a.m.
2:30 p.m.

Note: U.S. game will be streamed live
Sat., May 18 Semifinals TBD
Sun., May 19 Bronze-Medal Game TBD
  Gold-Medal Game TBD

NOTES: Joe Sacco, head coach of the NHL's Colorado Avalanche, was named head coach of the 2013 U.S. National Men's Team. Tim Army, Danton Cole and Phil Housley will serve as assistant coaches ... For an up-to-date list of players named to the 2013 U.S. Men's National Team, click here ... The 2013 U.S. Men's National Team is under the direction of the U.S. Men's National Team Advisory Group, led by Jim Johannson, assistant executive director of hockey operations for USA Hockey. Other members include NHL general managers Stan Bowman (Chicago), Paul Holmgren (Philadelphia), Dean Lombardi (Los Angeles), David Poile (Nashville), Ray Shero (Pittsburgh) and Dale Tallon (Florida) and NHL scouts Brian Burke (Anaheim) and Don Waddell (Pittsburgh) ... USA Hockey's international council, chaired by Tony Rossi, vice president of USA Hockey, has oversight responsibilities for all U.S. national teams.

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