The World Cup of Hockey is getting closer, and with the event coming up, Canada has made some big moves to its schedule.
Here’s a rundown of what we know so far:Canada will play its second game on Wednesday, Feb. 9 against the Czech Republic, which has been the host nation for the tournament since its inception in 1996.
The game will be broadcast live on ESPN3, and will be the last of Canada’s three games in its home market.
Canada will also face Russia on Wednesday at 7 p.m.
ET, in a rematch of last year’s preliminary round, where Canada won the bronze medal in overtime.
Canada will then host the Czechs in a game that will be televised live on CBC.
Canada’s next game will take place on Friday, Feb 7, against the United States, who was defeated 3-1 by the U.S. in the semifinals.
Canada’s next home game is against Slovakia on Feb. 10 at 8 p.t.
Canada is also set to face the U-20s on Feb 12 at 8:30 p.s.
The game against the U, also known as the U18s, will be Canada’s final game in its group stage, with Canada’s only chance of making the cut for the World Cup.
Canada plays a pair of exhibition games in Quebec on March 2 and March 3, before the tournament begins on March 9.
The first is against the defending champions, the Czechoslovakia, which beat Canada 3-0 in the final in 2018.
Canada then plays host to the Czech republic on March 11, before traveling to Finland for a game against Sweden on March 15.
The final two games of Canada-Russia will be on April 7 and 8, with the latter being played in the new BMO Centre in Toronto, where the Canadians have never played.
The tournament’s final two matchups will be played in Montreal on April 14 and 15, with a pair on the home ice of the Canadiens against the Red Wings.