ESPN’s multi-platform coverage of World Cup of Hockey 2016 best-of-three Final between Team Canada and Team Europe begins Tuesday, Sept. 27, at 8 p.m. ET. on ESPN. The second matchup will follow on Thursday, Sept. 29, at 8 p.m. with the third game (if necessary) on Saturday, Oct. 1, at 7 p.m. Games two and three will be on ESPN2.
The commentator team of Steve Levy and Barry Melrose will call all the games in the best-of-three Final starting tomorrow on ESPN with reporters Kevin Weekes and Leah Hextall. Play-by-play voice Don LaGreca and analyst Dave Maloney will call all games of the Final on ESPN Radio.
John Buccigross will host all studio coverage through the Final with analysts and Hall of Famers Brett Hull and Chris Chelios. World Cup of Hockey Pre-Game shows will precede each day’s coverage by 30 minutes.
The Final will showcase top NHL talent from across the league. Team Canada includes Sidney Crosby (Pittsburgh Penguins), Brad Marchand (Boston Bruins), Patrice Bergeron (Boston Bruins), Ryan Getzlaf (Anaheim Ducks) and John Tavares (New York Islanders). Zdeno Chara (Boston Bruins), Anze Kopitar (Los Angeles Kings), Marian Hossa (Chicago Blackhawks) and Jaroslav Halak (New York Islanders) lead Team Europe into Tuesday’s matchup.
Team Europe, like Team North America, is made up of players from multiple countries. Austria, Denmark, France, Germany, Norway, Slovakia, Slovenia and Switzerland are all represented on Team Europe.
All games on ESPN’s networks are also streamed via WatchESPN.
|Tue, Sept 27||8 p.m.||Final: Game one||ESPN, ESPN Radio|
|Thu, Sept 29||8 p.m.||Final: Game two||ESPN2, ESPN Radio|
|Sat, Oct 1||7 p.m.||Final: Game three (if necessary)||ESPN2, ESPN Radio|
Media Contacts: Diane Lamb at [email protected] or (860)-766-2245 (@Diane_ESPN);
Michael Skarka at [email protected] or (860)-766-1342 (@Michael_ESPN)