2012 World Women’s Hockey Championship: Starts Saturday on TSN

The World Women’s Hockey Championship is taking place in Burlington, VT beginning this weekend. TSN will show Canada’s group stage games, plus a quarterfinal, semifinal and the championship game.

Here is their press release.

With a roster led by veterans Hayley Wickenheiser and Jayna Hefford, Team Canada is on the hunt for gold at the 2012 IIHF WORLD WOMEN’S CHAMPIONSHIP taking place April 7-14 in Burlington, Vermont. TSN’s exclusive live coverage begins this Saturday, April 7 at 7 p.m. ET with Canada’s opening game against USA. Coverage includes all of Canada’s preliminary round games, plus semifinal #1 and the Gold Medal Game (see complete broadcast schedule below).

All games on TSN can be seen live on TSN Mobile TV and on-demand on TSN.ca. French-language coverage of the tournament is available on RDS.

TSN’s Rod Black handles play-by-play duties alongside colour commentator Cheryl Pounder, a five-time World Champion and two-time Olympic gold medallist, while TSN’s Kate Beirness is joined in studio by Jennifer Botterill, a five-time World Champion and three-time Olympic gold medallist.

Canada has appeared in every world championship final since the tournament’s inception, winning a total of nine world titles. Canada’s last world championship victory was in 2007 when the squad defeated USA to win the gold.

Continue after the break for the broadcast schedule.

Saturday 4/7, 7:00pm – Canada vs. United States
Sunday 4/8, 3:00pm – Canada vs. Finland
Tuesday 4/10, 3:00pm – Canada vs. Russia
Friday  4/13, 3:00pm – Semifinal #1
Saturday 4/14, 7:00pm – Championship Game

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