Men’s Olympic Hockey Schedule Features 18 Preliminary Games In Five Days


BolshoyIceDomeLike hockey? You’ll love this — as long as you’re an early bird, that is.

The men’s hockey schedule for the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi consists of start times ranging from 3 a.m. to noon, meaning fans on America’s East Coast will have plenty of puck to watch and plenty of coffee to drink. The tourney kicks off with a wild 18-games-in-five-days preliminary round starting Feb. 12 and ends with the gold medal game Feb. 23.

Games will be played at both the Bolshoy Ice Dome and Shayba Arena. Check out the rundown below, via

Preliminary round:

Feb. 12, noon ET: Czech Republic vs. Sweden (Group C)

Feb. 12, noon ET: Latvia vs. Switzerland (Group C)

Feb. 13, 3 a.m. ET: Finland vs. Austria (Group B)

Feb. 13, 7:30 a.m. ET: Russia vs. Slovenia (Group A)

Feb. 13, 7:30 a.m. ET: Slovakia vs. USA (Group A)

Feb. 13, noon ET: Canada vs. Norway (Group B)

Feb. 14, 3 a.m. ET: Czech Republic vs. Latvia (Group C)

Feb. 14, 7:30 a.m. ET: Sweden vs. Switzerland (Group C)

Feb. 14, noon ET: Canada vs. Austria (Group B)

Feb. 14, noon ET: Norway vs. Finland (Group B)

Feb. 15, 3 a.m. ET: Slovakia vs. Slovenia (Group A)

Feb. 15, 7:30 a.m. ET: USA vs. Russia (Group A)

Feb. 15, noon ET: Switzerland vs. Czech Republic (Group C)

Feb. 15, noon ET: Sweden vs. Latvia (Group C)

Feb. 16, 3 a.m. ET: Austria vs. Norway (Group B)

Feb. 16, 7:30 a.m. ET: Russia vs. Slovakia (Group A)

Feb. 16, 7:30 a.m. ET: Slovenia vs. USA (Group A)

Feb. 16, noon ET: Canada vs. Finland (Group B)

Playoff round:

Feb. 18, 3 a.m. ET: Men’s playoff qualifications

Feb. 18, 7:30 a.m. ET: Men’s playoff qualifications

Feb. 18, noon ET: Men’s playoff qualifications

Feb. 18, noon ET: Men’s playoff qualifications

Feb. 19, 3 a.m. ET: Men’s quarterfinals

Feb. 19, 7:30 a.m. ET: Men’s quarterfinals

Feb. 19, noon ET: Men’s quarterfinals

Feb. 19, noon ET: Men’s quarterfinals

Feb. 21, 7 a.m. ET: Men’s semifinals

Feb. 21, noon ET: Men’s semifinals

Feb. 22, 10 a.m. ET: Bronze medal game

Feb. 23, 7 a.m. ET: Gold medal game

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