TSN celebrates the 100th year of the International Ice Hockey Federation as Team Canada looks to win its
second straight gold medal at this year’s 2008 IIHF World Championship in Quebec City and Halifax, airing May
2 to 18 on TSN and TSN HD.
TSN presents live coverage of 16 games – three preliminary round tilts featuring Team Canada, one
preliminary round game featuring Finland vs. Slovakia, five qualification round games (three featuring Team
Canada), three quarter-final match-ups, the semifinals, and the Bronze and Gold medal games.
This marks the first time in the tournament’s 88-year history that Canada has hosted the IIHF’s marquee
event, as Team Canada looks to take advantage of the hometown crowds in its quest for back-to-back World
TSN’s Gord Miller and Pierre McGuire will call the action from the broadcast booth, while Dave Randorf
will host the tournament coverage from the TSN Studios alongside Hockey Insider Darren Dreger and analyst
Darren Pang. SportsCentre’s Paul Hollingsworth will file reports from the round-robin and quarter-final games
in Halifax while James Cybulski will be rinkside at the semifinals and final in Quebec City.
TSN will also air a 2008 IIHF World Championship Preview Show tomorrow (Wednesday, April 30) at 7:30 p.m.
ET. During the 60-minute show, TSN’s hockey experts will handicap the tournament favourites and spotlight
some of the best players in the tourney who currently play in the NHL and those who could be destined for the
The IIHF World Championship features the best men’s hockey teams from 16 countries. Seven members of
Canada’s gold medal-winning team from last year, including captain Shane Doan, tournament MVP Rick Nash and
rookie sensation Jonathan Toews, will return to defend their gold medal at this year’s tourney, along with
Team Canada GM Steve Yzerman. Behind Team Canada’s bench this year will be head coach Ken Hitchcock and
associate coaches Pat Burns, Mike Johnston and Craig MacTavish.
This year’s World Championship has added significance, as the IIHF World Rankings at the conclusion of the
tournament will determine seeding for the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games. Canada heads into the
tournament ranked third, behind Sweden and Finland.
TSN’s 2008 IIHF World Championship broadcast schedule is as follows:
• Wednesday, April 30 - 2008 IIHF World Championship Preview Show at 7:30 p.m. ET
• Friday, May 2 – Canada(B) vs. Slovenia(B) at 3:30 p.m. ET
• Sunday, May 4 – Canada (B) vs. Latvia(B) at 3:30 p.m. ET
• Tuesday, May 6 – Canada(B) vs. USA(B) at 3:30 p.m. ET
• Wednesday, May 7 – Finland(C) vs. Slovakia(C) at 3:30 p.m. ET
• Thursday, May 8 – 1B vs. 2C at 3:30 p.m. ET
• Saturday, May 10 – 1B vs. 3C at 3:30 p.m. ET
• Sunday, May 11 – 1C vs. 2B at 3:30 p.m. ET
• Monday, May 12 – 2B vs. 2C at 11:30 a.m. ET
• Monday, May 12 – 1B vs. 1C at 3:30 p.m. ET
• Wednesday, May 14 – Quarter-final Game #1 at 1 p.m. ET
• Wednesday, May 14 – Quarter-final Game #2 at 3:30 p.m. ET
• Wednesday, May 14 – Quarter-final Game #4 at 7 p.m. ET
• Friday, May 16 - Semifinal Game #1 at 1 p.m. ET
• Friday, May 16 - Semifinal Game #2 at 5 p.m. ET
• Saturday, May 17 - Bronze Medal Game at 3 p.m. ET
• Sunday, May 18 - Gold Medal Game at 1 p.m. ET
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