Team Czech Republic is prepared to take on Team Canada in the second matchup of the 2016 World Cup of Hockey at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto.
The moment hockey fans around the world have been waiting for is almost here! Just a matter of weeks before the start of the 2016-17 season, some of the most skilled players in the National Hockey League are making their way to the Air Canada Centre in Toronto for the 2016 World Cup of Hockey.
As most everyone here in the Bolts Nation is well aware of, the Tampa Bay Lightning are quite well-represented at the tournament. The Lightning have 12 players on various teams throughout the tournament as well as Lightning Head Coach Jon Cooper behind the bench for Team North America.
While the only Lightning player in the opening match of the tournament was Lightning goaltender Ben Bishop, the next encounter of the tournament will be a bit more strenuous for Bolts fans. Lightning captain Steven Stamkos will be taking the ice with Team Canada as Lightning forward Ondrej Palat and defenseman Andrej Sustr take their ice with their native Team Czech Republic.
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When two talented forwards come up against one another; especially when two talented teammates come up against one another, you know you’re in for one heck of a game.
Keeping all of this in mind, why don’t we take a closer look at all the information you’ll need to make sure you don’t miss a moment of the action between Team Czech Republic and Team Canada in their opening day matchup at the 2016 World Cup of Hockey.
Event: 2016 World Cup of Hockey
Matchup: Team Czech Republic vs. Team Canada
Venue: Air Canada Centre
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Date: Saturday, September 17th
Start Time: 8:00 p.m. EST
TV Info: ESPNEWS, SN, TVAS
Live Stream: WatchESPN
As the competition continues, we are going to see a lot more matchups like this one. During the regular season, each of the Tampa Bay Lightning players come together as one…as teammates. When it comes to representing one’s country, all bets are off. Needless to say, this will make for some amazing hockey.