ďThe most terrifying fact about the universe is not that it is hostile, but that it is indifferent. If we can come to terms with this indifference and accept the challenges of life within the boundaries of death, our existence as a species can have genuine meaning and fulfillment. However vast the darkness, we must supply our own light.Ē - Stanley Kubrick
I like it that they are showing the USA and I am cheering for them. But I hope they show some of Canada's games because of probably the two Maineaics that most likely be on it. Picard and Bourret.
Also they should show Canada's games to hype Sidney Crosby. Like every other sport that ESPN shows they do hype it up. They can say the next Great One or something along those line lines. It might get the general USA poulation interested into hockey again.
Awesome news!! I canít waite to see what games they well have on in January, because I really hope they have Canada, Czech Republic ect.
USA plays the Czech Republic in the round robin on Dec. 30, but it doesn't look like ESPN's carrying that one. Once you get into January, you're into the elimination rounds, so ESPN most likely won't announce what they'll be showing until they know who's playing.
The full schedule for the tournament is available here (click W20).
I guarantee almost all of the tournament games will be televised SOMEWHERE. There is such a lack of hockey program I think sports networks are going to jump all over it. I think we could see a few afternoon games being shown on ESPN2 possibly as well...
I'm glad there will be these USA games shown though. Any coverage is good coverage...
Sun., Dec. 19 USA vs. Univ. of North Dakota (exhib.) - Grand Forks, N.D.
Wed., Dec. 22 USA vs. Germany (exhib.) - Thief River Falls, Minn.
Sat., Dec. 25 Russia vs. USA - Grand Forks, N.D.
Mon., Dec. 27 USA vs. Switzerland - Grand Forks, N.D.
Wed., Dec. 29 Belarus vs. USA - Grand Forks, N.D.
Thurs., Dec. 30 USA vs. Czech Republic - Grand Forks, N.D.
Sat., Jan. 1 Qualification Round/Relegation - Grand Forks, N.D.
Sun., Jan. 2 Semifinal Round/Relegation - Grand Forks, N.D.
Mon., Jan. 3 Semifinal Round/Relegation - Grand Forks, N.D.
Tues., Jan. 4 Medal Round - Grand Forks, N.D.