NHL Network is the Home For Team USA

Thanks to The Red Skate for posting this, which I missed earlier in the day.  What follows is a press release from USA Hockey and the NHL Network, outlining the benefits of their new three-year partnership.  Here’s some of the basics, then you can read the PR after the jump:


  • Live Coverage of all U.S. and Medal Round Games in the next 3 WJCs, including the 2011 Tournament in Buffalo.
  • Coverage of the Team USA Women’s “Qwest Tour”, featuring matchups against Canada and Finland, for the purpose of warming up for the Olympics.
  • All Games in HD.


Here’s the whole thing.  Enjoy:

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — USA Hockey announced today a three-year partnership with the NHL Network that includes unprecedented coverage of the International Ice Hockey Federation World Junior Championship and also coverage of the upcoming Qwest Tour, featuring the 2009-10 U.S. Women’s National Team.

In each of the next three IIHF World Junior Championships, the NHL Network will provide live television coverage of all U.S. games and all games of the medal round, including all quarterfinal and semifinal games, the bronze-medal game and the gold-medal game.

Under the agreement, the NHL Network will also televise four live games of the Qwest Tour. The broadcasts include Team USA’s contests against Canada scheduled for Oct. 16, 2009, in Spokane, Wash.; Oct. 29, 2009, in Denver, Colo.; and Dec. 30, 2009, in St. Paul, Minn. In addition, the NHL Network will televise the final game of the Tour against Finland on Feb. 4, 2010, in Colorado Springs, Colo., just prior to the February 12 start of the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver.

All games will be televised in high definition … In addition to the games mentioned above, the NHL Network will also televise all games played by Team Canada in the preliminary round of the 2009 IIHF World Junior Championship … As part of the agreement, the NHL Network will produce at least two USA Hockey-themed programs per year.

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