Hockey Fans in U.S. can Watch IIHF World Championship Live Via Webcast Through Mediazone.Com
April 27, 2005

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- All 56 games of the International Ice Hockey Federation World Championship, to be held April 30 - May 15 in Innsbruck and Vienna, Austria, will be broadcast live via webcast on a pay-per-view basis at

A special discounted package price of $29.99 USD is being offered through , and includes all 56 games. After such date, the package will be available for $39.99.

USA Hockey has partnered with MediaZone to offer a special discount for its members. By going to and providing the special promotional code when ordering, USA Hockey members will receive the 56-game package for $25.99 (35 percent off the list price). In addition, USA Hockey members may purchase a package that includes all U.S. games for $19.99.

MediaZone’s 2005 IIHF World Championship ice hockey channel will also allow for consumers to purchase games on an individual basis for $4.99 each.

Fans will be able to watch the games live and/or download the high-quality video stream of the games after the live event has concluded.

The U.S. begins play in the 2005 IIHF World Championship on Sunday, May 1, vs. Slovenia. Opening faceoff is set for 4:15 p.m. (10:15 a.m. EDT). The entire U.S. schedule is below.

Date Game Location Time (local/EDT)
May 1 USA vs. SLO Innsbruck 4:15 p.m. (10:15 a.m.)
May 3 USA vs. LAT Innsbruck 8:15 pm (2:15 p.m.)
May 5 CAN vs. USA Innsbruck 8:15 pm (2:15 p.m.)
May 6-10 Crossover games Innsbruck TBA
May 12 Quarterfinals Innsbruck/Vienna TBA
May 14 Semifinals Vienna 4:15 pm (10:15 a.m.)
May 15 Medal Games Vienna 8:15 pm (2:15 p.m.)

Notes: There is no television or radio coverage of the IIHF World Championship slated in the United States. The IIHF, through its partner Infront Sports & Media, owns and manages all broadcast rights of the event.

For more information:

Lisa Dornan
Director, Communications
Hockey Canada
403-777-4557 / 403-510-7046 (mobile)

Francis Dupont
Manager, Media Relations/Communications
Hockey Canada

Morgan Bell
Coordinator, Media Relations
Hockey Canada
Esther Madziya
Coordinator, Media Relations
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