The World Cup of Hockey, featuring some-more than 150 NHL players and 8 teams, will start Sept. 17, 2016.
Canada and longtime rivals, a United States, will play in Group A along with Team Europe and a Czech Republic, it was announced Wednesday.
Group B will include of Russia, Sweden, Finland and Team North America, that will be comprised of players aged 23 and underneath from Canada and a U.S.
Canada’s World Cup of Hockey schedule
- Sept. 17 vs. Czech Republic, 8 p.m. ET
- Sept. 20 vs. United States, 8 p.m.
- Sept. 21 vs. Team Europe, 8 p.m.
- Sept. 24, 1st semifinal
- Sept. 25, 2nd semifinal
- Sept. 27, 8 p.m.
- Sept. 29, 8 p.m.
- Oct. 1, 7 p.m. (if necessary)
*All games during Air Canada Centre in Toronto
General managers Peter Chiarelli of a Edmonton Oilers and Stan Bowman of a Chicago Blackhawks will lead Team North America.
Chiarelli, an Ottawa native, was partial of Canada’s government group for a 2014 Sochi Olympics.
Bowman is from Montreal though has twin citizenship.
Star rookies Connor McDavid and Jack Eichel are likely to be on that roster.
Canada will play a initial diversion Sept. 17 during 8 p.m. ET opposite a Czech Republic.
All games will take place during Air Canada Centre in Toronto.