Great news for US Hockey fans, Versus announced that it will televise all Team USA games at the 2011 IIHF World Championship tournament (in Slovakia), which begins April 30th in a match against Austria. The U.S. is also scheduled to play Norway (May 2nd) and Sweden (May 4th) before the qualification round of the tournament begins May 5th. The gold-medal game will conclude the World Championship May 15th in Bratislava.
Here’s the schedule of the games.
Side note: I’m always interested to see which players show up to represent their respective countries in this tournament. This is usually a difficult roster to craft since the majority of the players are either still playing in the NHL playoffs, or recovering from an 82 game beating. Whatever the case, I truly respect those that come out to represent their country after a long strenuous season.