Team Russia and Team Canada kick off an unrelenting semifinal round of the 2016 World Cup of Hockey tonight at 7:00 p.m. from the Air Canada Centre in Toronto.
There have been many ups and downs over the course of the 2016 World Cup of Hockey. Unfortunately, many of the downs have been felt by Team USA and Team Czech Republic as they made their early exit from the tournament.
The difference between this and some other tournaments is the semifinal round is very unforgiving. There is no tomorrow for the losing team. The winner moves on to the next round, the loser gets on a plane and heads home to their respective teams to kick off their time at training camp.
There are so many Lightning players participating in this tournament it poses an interesting conundrum for Lightning fans…which team do they choose? On the bright side, there will be at least one Lightning player walking away from tonight’s encounter headed for the finals.
While we wait for tonight’s action to kick off, let’s take a closer look at all the information you’ll need to make sure you don’t miss a moment of the excitement between Team Russia and Team Canada tonight from the Air Canada Centre in Toronto.
Event: 2016 World Cup of Hockey
Matchup: Team Canada vs. Team USA Venue: Air Canada Centre Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada Date: Tuesday, September 20th Start Time: 8:00 p.m. EST TV Info: ESPN, SN, TVAS Live Stream: WatchESPN
The tournament may be nearing its end, but the good news is, this means we are that much closer to the first official puck drop of the Tampa Bay Lightning’s 2016-17 season. Before you know it, October 13th will be here and we’ll be back to business here in the Bolts Nation. Until then, we have some bonus hockey to keep us company.