All games, including Team Canada matches, available on SiriusXM NHL Network Radio™ channel 91
TORONTO, Sept. 15, 2016 /CNW/ - SiriusXM Canada (TSX: XSR), the country's leading audio entertainment company, today announced full coverage of the World Cup of Hockey 2016. All games will be available to subscribers live on SiriusXM NHL Network Radio™ (ch. 91), plus the best hockey talk and analysis from SiriusXM's roster of experts.
Coverage begins at 1 pm ET on Friday, September 16 with the World Cup Preview, hosted by Steve Kouleas. Joining Kouleas will be some of the hottest players, coaches and GMs today, plus alumni and more to discuss predictions, match-ups and more. World Cup Preview will replay throughout the day.
SiriusXM NHL Network Radio™ will broadcast live from the concourse level of Toronto's Air Canada Centre starting Saturday, September 17 with daily pre- and post-game coverage, plus full play-by-play of every game. Hosts Scott Laughlin, Rob Simpson, Steve Kouleas and Jim Gordon will be joined daily by high profile guests from around the hockey world.
"Our 24/7 hockey channel provides the absolute best coverage and in-depth analysis throughout the NHL's regular and playoff season," said John Lewis, SVP, Programming & Operations, SiriusXM Canada. "We're excited to extend that coverage to the World Cup of Hockey this year and provide our subscribers with such a hotly anticipated event, all being played on home ice."
Those satellite radio subscribers who add SiriusXM Streaming access to their subscription can also listen to every World Cup of Hockey 2016 game and coverage on the SiriusXM App and online.
SiriusXM NHL Network Radio™ offers exclusive, expert hockey talk 24/7, plus season long play-by-play action. It joins SiriusXM's comprehensive coverage of every major sport, including NFL, NASCAR, MLB, NBA, PGA, CFL and more.
A full schedule of all games is available at www.siriusxm.ca/sports/nhl.
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About the World Cup of Hockey 2016
The World Cup of Hockey 2016 is the best-on-best international hockey tournament set for Sept. 17 – Oct. 1 in Toronto. The World Cup of Hockey is a joint effort of the National Hockey League Players' Association (NHLPA) and the National Hockey League (NHL), in cooperation with the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF). All tournament games will be played at Air Canada Centre in Toronto, home of the NHL Toronto Maple Leafs. Eight teams -- Team Canada, Team Czech Republic, Team Europe, Team Finland, Team North America, Team Russia, Team Sweden and Team USA -- will compete in the two-week tournament, featuring more than 160 of the best players in the NHL. The eight teams are split into two Groups, Group A and Group B, for the Preliminary Round (Sept. 17-22), when each team will play its three Group opponents in a round-robin format. Placed in Group A are Team Canada, Team Czech Republic and Team USA, plus Team Europe, a pan-European roster of players from birth countries outside of the Czech Republic, Finland, Russia and Sweden. The four teams in Group B are Team Finland, Team Russia, Team Sweden and Team North America, a selection of the top players from Canada and the United States who are 23 or under as of Oct. 1, 2016. For more information on the World Cup of Hockey 2016, including team rosters, visit www.wch2016.com. #WCH2016
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