With a loaded roster led by elite young forward Connor McDavid, returning champion Team Canada faces off against hockey’s global superstars at the 2016 IIHF WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP, including prospective #1 draft pick Auston Matthews, who suits up for Team USA , and prospective #2 draft pick Patrik Laine of Team Finland. As Canada’s home of the biggest roster of championship sporting events, TSN delivers all 64 games of the tournament for the first time ever, May 6-22, live from Moscow and St. Petersburg, Russia.
TSN’s exclusive live coverage begins with Team Canada taking on rival USA on Friday, May 6 at 9 a.m. ET on TSN.
TSN subscribers can also access live streaming and on demand viewing of the IIHF WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP through TSN GO. French-language coverage of the IIHF WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP is available on RDS.
First overall draft pick and World Juniors gold medallist McDavid leads a star-studded Team Canada that includes Corey Perry, Taylor Hall, Matt Duchene, Ryan O’Reilly, Brendan Gallagher, and Brad Marchand, along with defencemen Morgan Rielly and Ryan Murray. They face off against global hockey stars including Team USA’s Matthews, as well as Detroit Red Wings legend Pavel Datsyuk and Chicago Blackhawks young star Artemi Panarin, who return home to play for Russia. Laine suits up for Finland alongside Florida Panthers centre Aleksander Barkov.
At the 2015 IIHF WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP in Prague and Ostrava, Czech Republic, Team Canada went undefeated on its way to its first gold medal in eight years. A record-breaking average audience of more than 1.5 million viewers watched Canada’s 6-1 victory over Russia on TSN, making it the most-watched Gold Medal Game in tournament history. As well, 10.5 million unique Canadian viewers – or nearly one-third of Canada’s population – tuned in to watch TSN’s expanded coverage of the 2015 IIHF WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP.
TSN’s acclaimed broadcast team of play-by-play commentator Gord Miller and analyst Ray Ferraro call all Team Canada games from St. Petersburg, as well as every game of the medal round from Moscow. Play-by-play commentator Dennis Beyak and analyst Shane Hnidy are on-site in Russia’s capital to call preliminary round action.
They are joined by TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger, who contributes news, analysis, and interviews throughout the tournament, and Ryan Rishaug, who reports from rink-side and files daily reports for SPORTSCENTRE.
Hosting the network’s coverage from the TSN Studio are Rod Black and Bryan Mudryk. They are joined throughout the tournament by analysts Bob Errey and Dave Reid.
TSN Digital Coverage
TSN complements its exclusive live broadcast coverage of the IIHF WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP with comprehensive coverage on TSN Digital platforms. Highlights include:
• Web-exclusive video analysis from Russia by Dreger and Rishaug
• Comprehensive highlights and Must-See clips from every tournament game
• Up-to-the-minute breaking news, scores, game recaps, and more
• Photos, videos, and viral content posted across TSN’s official social media platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, and Instagram
TSN Digital content is available on TSN.ca and the TSN GO mobile app.
Fans can tune in to TSN Radio stations across the country – TSN 1050 in Toronto, TSN 690 in Montréal, TSN 1290 in Winnipeg, TSN 1200 in Ottawa, TSN 1260 in Edmonton, TSN 1040 in Vancouver and TSN 1150 in Hamilton – for select live play-by-play coverage of the IIHF WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP focusing on Team Canada, with Jon Abbott delivering the call alongside analyst Dave Tomlinson (visit each station’s official website for programming info). In addition to live game coverage, all stations follow the latest breaking news and analysis from the tournament. Fans can listen live online at TSN.ca, and on their smartphones and tablets anywhere via the TSN GO app.