IIHF WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS ON PREMIER SPORTS – UK BROADCAST SCHEDULE
For those interested in seeing top flight international ice hockey teams battle each other for the right to be called the best team in the world, the IIHF World Championships 2013 begin today!
Taking place in Stockholm, Sweden and Helsinki, Finland, this tournament has increased pressure for the teams and players involved, being the last major international tournament before next year’s Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. Players will be looking to make as good an impression as possible in the run up to the world’s biggest winter sports event, and this should therefore make for a tournament that is even more exciting than usual.
Fans will be able to see some of the best players in the world; some of the players to watch by country:
Austria: Thomas Vanek
Canada: Taylor Hall, Matt Duchene, Eric & Jordan Staal, Jordan Eberle, Claude Giroux, Steven Stamkos, Ryan O’Reilly, Jeff Skinner, Brian Campbell, Andrew Ladd, Justin Schultz, Wayne Simmonds
Czech Rep: Ladislav Smid, Zbynek Michalek, Jiri Novotny, Tomas Fleischmann, Radim Vrbata, Jakub Voracek, Jiri Hudler, Jiri Tlusty, Martin Hanzal, Jan Hejda, Tomas Hertl
Finland: Niklas Hagman, Sami Lepisto, Ossi Väänänen
France: Tim Bozon, Cristobal Huet, Antoine Roussel
Germany: Christian Ehrhoff, Marcel Goc
Latvia: Arturs Kulda
Norway: Patrick Thoresen
Russia: Artem Anisimov, Alex Radulov, Ilya Kovalchuk, Semyon Varlamov
Slovakia: Miroslav Satan, Andrej Sekera, Tomas Kopecky
Sweden: Calle Jarnkrok, Gabriel Landeskog, Jhonas Enroth, Jacob Markstrom
Switzerland: Nino Niederreiter, Roman Josi
USA: Jeff Petry, Jamie McBain, Erik Johnson, Jacob Trouba, Nick Bjugstad, Matt Carle, Paul Stastny, Justin Faulk, Ben Bishop
Premier Sports has the rights to show 10 games of the round-robin games from between today and Saturday 11th May. Subscribe to them either on Sky Channel 428, or on their recently launched online “Premier Player” for £10 per month.
Here is the Premier Sports UK TV Broadcast Schedule:
|FRI 03 MAY||Finland vs. Germany||Hartwall Areena||6.15pm||Live||STREAMING|
|SAT 04 MAY||Czech Republic vs. Sweden||Ericsson Globe||10.00pm||Delayed||STREAMING|
|SUN 05 MAY||Belarus vs. Slovenia||Ericsson Globe||11.15am||Live||STREAMING|
|MON 06 MAY||Germany vs. Slovakia||Hartwall Areena||2.15pm||Live||STREAMING|
|MON 06 MAY||Sweden vs Belarus||Ericsson Globe||9.00pm||Delayed||STREAMING|
|TUE 07 MAY||Russia vs. USA||Hartwall Areena||6.15pm||Live||STREAMING|
|WED 08 MAY||USA vs. Finland||Hartwall Areena||9.00pm||Delayed||STREAMING|
|THU 09 MAY||Sweden vs. Canada||Ericsson Globe||7.15pm||Live||STREAMING|
|FRI 10 MAY||Russia vs. Finland||Hartwall Areena||6.15pm||Live||STREAMING|
|SAT 11 MAY||Switzerland vs. Denmark||Ericsson Globe||11.15am||Live||STREAMING|
*Fixtures and times are subject to change
For the full schedule, go to the link on the menu at the top of this blog, or click here.