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World Cup Junior Hockey

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 11, 2004 4:03 am    Post subject: World Cup Junior Hockey Reply with quote

I haven’t seen this game but those who have say it’s one of the greatest ever you can see it on NESN Sunday or on the Fox Sports Network on Monday
This same tournament will take place in North Dakota this year December 25 thru January 4 at the Ralph

2004 United States National Junior Team’s historic gold-medal victory at the 2004 International Ice Hockey World Junior Championship in Helsinki will be televised on a tape-delay basis starting this weekend. Monday the U.S. won its first gold medal in the 28-year history of the event, as it defeated Canada in dramatic fashion, including three unanswered goals in the third period, to earn a thrilling 4-3 victory.

Two regional sports networks, the New England Sports Network (NESN) and Fox Sports Net North (FSNN) will both air the gold-medal game on a tape-delay basis. NESN will air the game on Sun., Jan. 11 at 2 p.m. EST, while FSNN will air the game at 1 p.m. CST on Mon., Jan 12. FSNN will also air Team USA’s 2-1 down-to-the-wire semifinal victory against tournament host, Finland, on Sat., Jan. 10. Minnesota network viewers (Minn., N.D., S.D. and Iowa) will see the game at 1 p.m. CST, and the game will be aired at 5 p.m. CST for Wisconsin network viewers.

ESPN Classic will air the gold-medal game as part of the network’s 2004 NHL All-Star Game Weekend coverage on Sat., Feb. 7 at 6 p.m. EST.

“The first-ever gold medal by the U.S. National Junior Team marked a thrilling and momentous occasion in the history of USA Hockey,” said USA Hockey Executive Director Doug Palazzari (Colorado Springs, Colo.). “We are excited to offer fans the opportunity to watch Team USA's semifinal and gold-medal game victories from the 2004 IIHF World Junior Championship through this television programming announcement.”

Jim Rich (Buffalo, Minn.) will provide play-by-play coverage and Andy Brickley (Hingham, Mass.) will add color commentary. Rich is a sports broadcaster for KMSP, a Fox television affiliate in Minneapolis/St. Paul, and produces and hosts college hockey’s only weekly conference radio show, This Week In The WCHA. This is Rich’s fourth stint in the broadcast booth at the IIHF World Junior Championship.

Sat., Jan. 10 1 p.m. CST USA vs. Finland (semifinal) FSNN (MN, ND, SD, IA)
Sat., Jan. 10 5 p.m. CST USA vs. Finland (semifinal) FSNN (WI)
Sun., Jan. 11 2 p.m. EST USA vs. Canada (gold-medal) NESN
Mon., Jan. 12 1 p.m. CST USA vs. Canada (gold-medal) FSNN
Mon., Jan. 12 8 p.m. EST USA vs. Finland (semifinal) CSTV
Tues., Jan. 13 9 p.m. EST USA vs. Canada (gold-medal) CSTV
Sat., Feb. 7 6 p.m. EST USA vs. Canada (gold-medal) ESPN Classic
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