Olympic Men’s Ice Hockey Schedule

Olympic Men's Ice Hockey Schedule The men's hockey schedule for the 2010 Olympic Winter Games has been announced, with the games getting started on Tuesday, Feb. 16.

The 12 teams are broken into three groups, listed below:

Group A
Canada
United States
Switzerland
Norway

Group B
Russia
Czech Republic
Slovakia
Latvia

Group C
Sweden
Finland
Belarus
Germany

Every team will play each team in its group once in the preliminary round. From there, a fourth group — Group D — will be formed, with the top four teams earning byes into the quarterfinal round. The remaining eight teams in Group D will play each other, with the four winners advancing to the quarterfinal round.

From there, the eight teams will participate in a simple single-elimination tournament, with a quarterfinal and semifinal round leading up to the gold-medal game. The losers from the semifinal round will play in the bronze-medal game.

The games will be played in Canada Hockey Palace (CHP) — which is the home of the Vancouver Canucks and seats 18,630 fans — or the UBC Thunderbird Arena (UBC), which holds 7,200 fans.

PRELIMINARY ROUND
Day Date Group Time (ET) Venue Game Home Away
1 Tuesday, Feb. 16 A 3 p.m. CHP 1 USA - SUI
    A 7:30 p.m. CHP 2 CAN - NOR
    B 12 a.m. CHP 3 RUS - LAT
2 Wednesday, Feb. 17 C 3 p.m. CHP 4 FIN - BLR
    C 7:30 p.m. CHP 5 SWE - GER
    B 12 a.m. CHP 6 CZE - SVK
3 Thursday, Feb. 18 A 3 p.m. CHP 7 USA - NOR
    A 7:30 p.m. CHP 8 SUI - CAN
    B 12 a.m. CHP 9 SVK - RUS
4 Friday, Feb. 19 C 3 p.m. CHP 10 BLR - SWE
    B 7:30 p.m. CHP 11 CZE - LAT
    C 12 a.m. CHP 12 FIN - GER
5 Saturday, Feb. 20 A 3 p.m. CHP 13 NOR - SUI
    B 7:30 p.m. CHP 14 LAT - SVK
    C 12 a.m. CHP 15 GER - BLR
6 Sunday, Feb. 21 B 3 p.m. CHP 16 RUS - CZE
    A 7:30 p.m. CHP 17 CAN - USA
    C 12 a.m. CHP 18 SWE - FIN
 
7 Monday, Feb. 22 DAY OFF
 
QUALIFICATION PLAYOFF
8 Tuesday, Feb. 23   3 p.m. CHP 19 QP1
      7:30 p.m. CHP 20 QP2
      10 p.m. UBC 21 QP3
      12 a.m. CHP 22 QP4
NOTES:
QP1 – if playing in Qualification playoffs, USA to play in the 3 p.m. game
QP2 – if playing in Qualification playoffs, CAN to play in the 7:30 p.m. game
 
QUARTERFINAL ROUND
9 Wednesday, Feb. 24   3 p.m. CHP 23 QF1
      7:30 p.m. CHP 24 QF2
      10 p.m. UBC 25 QF3
      12 a.m. CHP 26 QF4
NOTES:
QF1 – if qualified, USA to play in the 3 p.m. game
QF2 – if qualified, CAN to play in the 7:30 p.m. game
 
10 Thursday, Feb. 25 DAY OFF
 
SEMIFINAL ROUND
11 Friday, Feb. 26   3 p.m. CHP 27 SF1
      10:30 p.m. CHP 28 SF2
NOTES:
SF1 – if qualified, USA to play in the 3 p.m. game
SF2 – if qualified, CAN to play in the 10:30 p.m. game
 
BRONZE MEDAL GAME
12 Saturday, Feb. 27   10 p.m. CHP 29 BRONZE
 
GOLD MEDAL GAME
13 Sunday, Feb. 28   3:15 p.m. CHP 30 GOLD
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