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Team Canada Aims for a Three-Peat as TSN Delivers Every Game of the 2017 IIHF WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP, Beginning May 5

– Exclusive coverage runs May 5-21 exclusively on TSN live from Paris, France and Cologne, Germany –

– TSN’s coverage features all 64 games of the tournament, beginning with four games on Friday, May 5, including Team Canada battling Team Czech Republic at 2 p.m. ET –

– TSN Radio stations across Canada deliver exclusive, live coverage of every Team Canada game at the 2017 IIHF WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP –

TORONTO (May 1, 2017) – Led by a decorated roster featuring a slate of returning gold medallists, two-time defending champion Team Canada aims for a three-peat at the 2017 IIHF WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPone of the 60+ iconic championships that live on TSN. Once again, Canada’s Sports Leader exclusively delivers complete live coverage of all 64 games of the tournament, running May 5-21 from Paris, France and Cologne, Germany.

TSN drops the puck on the tournament with four games this Friday, May 5, including Team Canada facing off against Team Czech Republic at 2 p.m. ET on TSN. A complete broadcast schedule is available at TSN.ca, where fans can also find all the latest news, scores, extended highlights, must-see clips, original features, interviews, and much more.

TSN subscribers can also access live streaming and on-demand viewing of the network’s exclusive live coverage of the 2017 IIHF WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP through the TSN GO mobile app, with French-language coverage available on RDS.

Calling all of Team Canada’s games from Paris are TSN Hockey’s acclaimed broadcast team of play-by-play commentator Gord Miller and analyst Ray Ferraro, with Laura Diakun reporting from rinkside. Play-by-play commentator Dennis Beyak and analyst Shane Hnidy call preliminary round action from Cologne, with Tessa Bonhomme reporting from rinkside. TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger contributes news, analysis, and interviews throughout the tournament.

Hosting the network’s coverage from the TSN Studio are Rod Black and Bryan Mudryk, who are joined throughout the tournament by analysts Bob Errey, a two-time Stanley Cup champion and world champion, and Dave Reid, a two-time Stanley Cup champion.

TSN Radio stations across Canada are also set to deliver exclusive, live coverage of select games from the 2017 IIHF WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP with a focus on every Team Canada game, 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. TSN Radio’s coverage is also live streamed on each station’s official website, on the TSN GO mobile app, and on the iHeartRadio mobile app.

Team Canada Roster (via Hockey Canada)
Canada’s National Men’s Team roster was selected by the Team Canada management group comprising general manager Ron Hextall, assistant general manager Sean Burke, director of player personnel Larry Carrière and Scott Salmond, vice-president of hockey operations and national teams with Hockey Canada. Selections were made with input from the team’s coaching staff, including head coach Jon Cooper, assistant coaches Gerard Gallant and Dave Hakstol, and goaltending coach Dave King.

The list of the first 22 players confirmed to suit up for Canada’s National Men’s Team in the 2017 IIHF WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP include:

  • Five players who were part of the team that captured gold at the 2016 IIHF WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP (Matt Duchene, Michael Matheson, Ryan O’Reilly, Calvin Pickard, and Mark Scheifele)
  • Six gold medallists from the 2015 IIHF WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP (Tyson Barrie, Couturier, Duchene, Giroux, MacKinnon, and O’Reilly)
  • Five players who have captured gold at the IIHF WORLD JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP (Brayden Point, Eric Comrie, Josh Morrissey in 2015; Giroux, Wayne Simmonds in 2008)

Team Canada enters the tournament as two-time defending champions, with a shot at capturing three consecutive gold medals for the first time since 1952. Since 1931, Canada has won the IIHF WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP 20 times, the second most of all competing nations. Canada’s National Men’s Team has also captured 11 silver medals and six bronze in that span. With a victory at this year’s tournament, Canada can tie Russia for the most championship wins in tournament history.

Hockey on TSN
Champions Live Here as TSN is the exclusive broadcaster of Hockey Canada, delivering marquee international events such as the IIHF WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP, IIHF WOMEN’S WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP, IIHF WORLD JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP, IIHF ICE HOCKEY U18 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP, IIHF ICE HOCKEY U18 WOMEN’S WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP, and WORLD UNDER-17 HOCKEY CHALLENGE, as well as domestic events including the WORLD JUNIOR A CHALLENGE, TELUS CUP, ESSO CUP, RBC CUP, ALLAN CUP, and the Order of Hockey in Canada.

TSN is home to the Toronto Maple Leafs, Ottawa Senators, and Winnipeg Jets as part of its package of 130+ regional NHL games. TSN delivers a package of 26 Leafs games available in the Leafs’ designated broadcast region on TSN4, 50+ Senators games in the Senators’ designated broadcast region on TSN5, and 50+ Jets games in the Jets’ designated broadcast region on TSN3.

TSN complements its live hockey coverage with Canada’s fan-favourite hockey news and information programming, featuring the hockey world’s most trusted team of Hockey Insiders and analysts. TSN’s industry-leading hockey programming includes SPORTSCENTRE, TIM HORTONS THAT’S HOCKEY, THAT’S HOCKEY 2NITE, and the network’s slate of signature NHL specials including TRADECENTRE, FREE AGENT FRENZY, FANTASY DRAFT, TOP 50 PLAYERS, and BOB MCKENZIE’S PRE-SEASON DRAFT RANKING.

TSN’s slate of live hockey programming also features exclusive coverage of the SPENGLER CUP, as well as NCAA Division I coverage including the FROZEN FOUR.

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Team Canada Aims for a Three-Peat as TSN Delivers Every Game of the 2017 IIHF WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP, Beginning May 5

– Exclusive coverage runs May 5-21 exclusively on TSN live from Paris, France and Cologne, Germany –

– TSN’s coverage features all 64 games of the tournament, beginning with four games on Friday, May 5, including Team Canada battling Team Czech Republic at 2 p.m. ET –

– TSN Radio stations across Canada deliver exclusive, live coverage of every Team Canada game at the 2017 IIHF WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP –

TORONTO (May 1, 2017) – Led by a decorated roster featuring a slate of returning gold medallists, two-time defending champion Team Canada aims for a three-peat at the 2017 IIHF WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPone of the 60+ iconic championships that live on TSN. Once again, Canada’s Sports Leader exclusively delivers complete live coverage of all 64 games of the tournament, running May 5-21 from Paris, France and Cologne, Germany.

TSN drops the puck on the tournament with four games this Friday, May 5, including Team Canada facing off against Team Czech Republic at 2 p.m. ET on TSN. A complete broadcast schedule is available at TSN.ca, where fans can also find all the latest news, scores, extended highlights, must-see clips, original features, interviews, and much more.

TSN subscribers can also access live streaming and on-demand viewing of the network’s exclusive live coverage of the 2017 IIHF WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP through the TSN GO mobile app, with French-language coverage available on RDS.

Calling all of Team Canada’s games from Paris are TSN Hockey’s acclaimed broadcast team of play-by-play commentator Gord Miller and analyst Ray Ferraro, with Laura Diakun reporting from rinkside. Play-by-play commentator Dennis Beyak and analyst Shane Hnidy call preliminary round action from Cologne, with Tessa Bonhomme reporting from rinkside. TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger contributes news, analysis, and interviews throughout the tournament.

Hosting the network’s coverage from the TSN Studio are Rod Black and Bryan Mudryk, who are joined throughout the tournament by analysts Bob Errey, a two-time Stanley Cup champion and world champion, and Dave Reid, a two-time Stanley Cup champion.

TSN Radio stations across Canada are also set to deliver exclusive, live coverage of select games from the 2017 IIHF WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP with a focus on every Team Canada game, 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. TSN Radio’s coverage is also live streamed on each station’s official website, on the TSN GO mobile app, and on the iHeartRadio mobile app.

Team Canada Roster (via Hockey Canada)
Canada’s National Men’s Team roster was selected by the Team Canada management group comprising general manager Ron Hextall, assistant general manager Sean Burke, director of player personnel Larry Carrière and Scott Salmond, vice-president of hockey operations and national teams with Hockey Canada. Selections were made with input from the team’s coaching staff, including head coach Jon Cooper, assistant coaches Gerard Gallant and Dave Hakstol, and goaltending coach Dave King.

The list of the first 22 players confirmed to suit up for Canada’s National Men’s Team in the 2017 IIHF WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP include:

  • Five players who were part of the team that captured gold at the 2016 IIHF WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP (Matt Duchene, Michael Matheson, Ryan O’Reilly, Calvin Pickard, and Mark Scheifele)
  • Six gold medallists from the 2015 IIHF WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP (Tyson Barrie, Couturier, Duchene, Giroux, MacKinnon, and O’Reilly)
  • Five players who have captured gold at the IIHF WORLD JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP (Brayden Point, Eric Comrie, Josh Morrissey in 2015; Giroux, Wayne Simmonds in 2008)

Team Canada enters the tournament as two-time defending champions, with a shot at capturing three consecutive gold medals for the first time since 1952. Since 1931, Canada has won the IIHF WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP 20 times, the second most of all competing nations. Canada’s National Men’s Team has also captured 11 silver medals and six bronze in that span. With a victory at this year’s tournament, Canada can tie Russia for the most championship wins in tournament history.

Hockey on TSN
Champions Live Here as TSN is the exclusive broadcaster of Hockey Canada, delivering marquee international events such as the IIHF WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP, IIHF WOMEN’S WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP, IIHF WORLD JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP, IIHF ICE HOCKEY U18 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP, IIHF ICE HOCKEY U18 WOMEN’S WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP, and WORLD UNDER-17 HOCKEY CHALLENGE, as well as domestic events including the WORLD JUNIOR A CHALLENGE, TELUS CUP, ESSO CUP, RBC CUP, ALLAN CUP, and the Order of Hockey in Canada.

TSN is home to the Toronto Maple Leafs, Ottawa Senators, and Winnipeg Jets as part of its package of 130+ regional NHL games. TSN delivers a package of 26 Leafs games available in the Leafs’ designated broadcast region on TSN4, 50+ Senators games in the Senators’ designated broadcast region on TSN5, and 50+ Jets games in the Jets’ designated broadcast region on TSN3.

TSN complements its live hockey coverage with Canada’s fan-favourite hockey news and information programming, featuring the hockey world’s most trusted team of Hockey Insiders and analysts. TSN’s industry-leading hockey programming includes SPORTSCENTRE, TIM HORTONS THAT’S HOCKEY, THAT’S HOCKEY 2NITE, and the network’s slate of signature NHL specials including TRADECENTRE, FREE AGENT FRENZY, FANTASY DRAFT, TOP 50 PLAYERS, and BOB MCKENZIE’S PRE-SEASON DRAFT RANKING.

TSN’s slate of live hockey programming also features exclusive coverage of the SPENGLER CUP, as well as NCAA Division I coverage including the FROZEN FOUR.

For more information

Christy Sullivan

christy.sullivan@bellmedia.ca

Rob Duffy

rob.duffy@bellmedia.ca

Zak Fairbrother

zak.fairbrother@bellmedia.ca

About TSN
TSN is Canada’s Sports Leader. With a broad portfolio of multimedia sports assets, Champions Live Here as TSN delivers world-class content across its industry-leading platforms including five national television feeds, TSN.caTSN GO, and TSN Radio stations across the country. With more championship events than any broadcaster in the country, TSN’s deep and diverse roster of live sports programming includes the Grey Cup, IIHF World Junior Championship, Hockey Canada events, CFL, NFL, NBA, MLS, Toronto Maple Leafs, Ottawa Senators, Winnipeg Jets, Season of Champions Curling, FIFA World Cup, UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League, Premier League, MLB, Golf’s Majors, NASCAR, F1, Grand Slam Tennis, UFC, NCAA March Madness, and Skate Canada and Rugby Canada events. TSN is a division of Bell Media, which is part of BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada’s largest communications company.

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