New York Islanders World Cup of Hockey Exhibition Schedule
It’s September and that means the World Cup of Hockey is here. Eyes on Isles doesn’t want you to miss a thing so here’s the schedule for the tournaments exhibition games and all games featuring your New York Islanders.
The World Cup of Hockey is making its long awaited comeback this September. Eight teams will compete for a weird looking glass trophy in an almost month long best-on-best tournament.
Training camps officially open today and tomorrow, with play beginning as soon as September 8th. When six teams face off against each other in what will be three of twelve pre-tournament exhibition games held around the world.
St. Petersburg, Helsinki, and Québec City play hosts to the opening three exhibition games before teams make their journeys to Toronto for the September 17th opener between Team USA and Team Europe.
In case you’ve spent the last bit ignoring anything hockey related or are new to the New York Islanders fan base (welcome!), we have four representatives in the tournament. John Tavares for Team Canada, Nikolai Kulemin with Team Russia, and both Jaroslav Halak and Thomas Greiss for Team Europe.
Here’s the schedules for the exhibition round. Also included are games times and who carries the TV rights. Games in bold feature New York Islanders players:
|September 8th||Team Czech Republic||Team Russia||St. Petersburg, Russia||12:30pm||ESPN3,Sportsnet,TVA Sports|
|September 8th||Team Sweeden||Team Finland||Helsinki, Finland||12:00pm||ESPN3,Sportsnet,TVA Sports|
|September 8th||Team Europe||Team North America||Québec City, Canada||8:00pm||EPSN2,Sportsnet,TVA Sports|
|September 9th||Team Canada||Team USA||Columbus, USA||7:00pm||ESPNU,Sportsnet,TVA Sports|
|September 10th||Team Finland||Team Sweden||Gothenburg, Sweden||12:00pm||ESPN3,Sportsnet,TVA Sports|
|September 10th||Team Russia||Team Czech Republic||Prague, Czech Republic||10:30am||ESPN3,Sportsnet,TVA Sports|
|September 10th||Team USA||Team Canada||Ottawa, Canada||7:00pm||ESPN3,Sportsnet,TVA Sports|
|September 11th||Team Europe||Team North America||Montréal, Canada||6:00pm||ESPN3,Sportsnet,TVA Sports|
|September 13th||Team Finland||Team USA||Washington, USA||7:00pm||ESPN,Sportsnet,TVA Sports|
|September 14th||Team Czech Republic||Team North America||Pittsburgh, USA||3:30pm||ESPN3,Sportsnet,TVA Sports|
|September 14th||Team Canada||Team Russia||Pittsburgh, USA||7:30pm||ESPN2,Sportsnet,TVA Sports|
|September 14th||Team Sweden||Team Europe||Washignton, USA||7:00pm||ESPN3,Sportsnet,TVA Sports2|
No more waiting till October to get our fix. Hockey is here in September! Keep following Eyes on Isles as we bring you World Cup of Hockey coverage during the entire tournament.
What happens to New York Islanders players and the teams they play for? Pre-game and post-game articles as well as live game threads for all Team Canada, Team Europe, and Team Russia games. We’ll have it all here.