Team NAHL announces schedule & opponents for World Cup
July 1, 2019
The North American Hockey League (NAHL) is pleased to announce the schedule and opponents for Team NAHL at the 2019 Sirius Junior Club World Cup.
Team NAHL will be in Pool B and will compete in round-robin play against Oulun Karpat (Finland), Red Bull Salzburg (Austria), and HC Ocelari Trinec (Czech Republic). Pool A features Lokomotiv (Russia), Albert Junior Hockey League (Canada), Modo Hockey (Sweden), and HC Davos (Switzerland).
Team NAHL Schedule (all times central)
Monday, August 19 – Exhibition Game, Team NAHL vs. Krylya Sovetov (Moscow), 5:00am
Saturday, August 24 – Round-Robin Game #1, Team NAHL vs. Oulun Karpat, 11:00am
Monday, August 26 – Round-Robin Game #2, Team NAHL vs. Red Bull Salzburg, 11:00am
Wednesday, August 28 – Round-Robin Game #3, Team NAHL vs. HC Ocelari Trinec, 11:00am
Thursday, August 29 – 5th and 7th place games, 7:00am and 11:00am
Friday, August 30 – Semi-Final games, 7:00am and 11:00am
Saturday, August 31 - 3rd place game, 7:00am – Championship Game, 11:00am
*A Team NAHL rosted is expected to be announced in the near future.
The 2019 Sirius Junior Club World Cup will be held at the home of the XXII Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia at the base of the Sirius Educational Centre from August 23-31, 2019. The annual tournament, which is sanctioned by the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF), brings together world-class junior hockey clubs from various countries for competition.
Games will be played at the Shayba Arena, which is a 7,000-seat multi-purpose arena located at Sochi Olympic Park in Adler, southern rayon of Sochi in Russia. "Shayba" is Russian for a hockey puck. The venue hosted the ice sledge hockey events during the 2014 Winter Paralympics, and some of the ice hockey events during 2014 Winter Olympics along with Bolshoy Ice Dome.
Team NAHL, which will be comprised of a 24-man roster featuring one player from each of the 24 teams that competed in the NAHL during the 2018-19 season, will be announced soon. The roster will be limited to five players with 1999 birth years.
Team NAHL will be coached by Aberdeen Wings head coach Scott Langer, who will serve as head coach and Amarillo Bulls head coach Rocky Russo, who will be the assistant coach.