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TSN/RDS Broadcast Schedule for 2005 IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship
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December 25, 2004
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TORONTO– TSN has announced its broadcast schedule for the 2005 IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship in Grand Forks, ND, -.

TSN will act as host broadcaster for this year’s highly anticipated IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship, with all of the games being produced in High Definition. 

TSN is sending a 50-person broadcast crew to North Dakota to cover the tournament. TSN play-by-play announcer Dave Randorf will call the action for all world feed games alongside colour commentator Gary Green. 

TSN has provided the world feed for the past three IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship tournaments played in Canada: Halifax in 2003, Winnipeg in 1999 and Red Deer, Alta. in 1995.

In Canada, the tournament will be televised on TSN and RDS beginning December 25 with preliminary round matches, followed by the quarter-finals, semifinals, Bronze Medal Game and Gold Medal game.  TSN will also televise a one-hourWorld Junior Hockey Championship Preview Show on December 24.  Gord Miller and Pierre McGuire will be in the broadcast booth to call the TSN games.

TSN’s IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship
broadcast schedule is as follows:

NOTE: start times of games include a 30 minute pre-game show

Sunday, Jan. 2 CAN vs. CZE
Semifinal #1 at 4 p.m. ET / 1 p.m. PT
(encore Jan. 3 at 12:30 a.m. ET)
Sunday, Jan. 2 RUS vs. USA
Semifinal #2 at 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT
Tuesday, Jan. 4 Bronze Medal Game at 4 p.m. ET / 1 p.m. PT
Tuesday, Jan. 4 Gold Medal Game at 7:30 p.m. ET / 4:30 p.m. PT
(encore at 12 midnight ET)
RDS IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship broadcast schedule is as follows:
Sunday, Jan. 2 CAN vs. CZE
Semifinal #1 at 4 p.m. ET / 1 p.m. PT
(encore Jan. 3 at 12:30 a.m. ET)
Sunday, Jan. 2 RUS vs. USA
Semifinal #2 at 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT
Tuesday, Jan. 4 Bronze Medal Game (if Canada plays) at 4 p.m. ET
Tuesday, Jan. 4 Gold Medal Game at 8 p.m. ET

ESPN COVERAGE OF U.S. GAMES IN THE UNITED STATES

Colorado Springs Colo. --  ESPN will provide unprecedented coverage of Team USA games in the International Ice Hockey Federation World Junior Championship, slated for Dec. - , at the Ralph Engelstad Arenas in Grand Forks, North Dakota, and Thief River Falls, Minnesota.

The slated coverage calls for ESPN2 to televise three of four U.S. games in the preliminary round of the championship. In addition, ESPN2 will televise all U.S. games leading to the gold-medal game. A U.S. appearance in the gold-medal game would be televised by ESPN.

"We're extremely pleased to have ESPN involved," said Doug Palazzari, USA Hockey executive director. "I know hockey fans in the United States will enjoy the high level of play they'll see."

With the games scheduled for the ESPN2 audience, the 2005 World Junior Championship will be broadcast in nearly 85 million homes.

Along side ESPN's coverage of the tournament, U.S.-based World Sport, a high-definition network on Cablevision's Voom service, will televise all 21 games of the event from Ralph Engelstad Arena in Grand Forks, which includes all Team USA games. The only live telecast on World Sport will come when Team USA plays Russia on Dec. 25. All other World Sport broadcasts will be on a delayed basis at selected times in January and February.


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