Need-to-know: World Cup of Hockey roster announcements

Sean Reynolds reports from Dallas where players comment on the dream of representing their country in hockey.

What’s happening:
The eight teams competing in the 2016 World Cup of Hockey will be announcing their initial rosters of 16 players. The remaining roster spots will be announced on June 1.

The teams will announce their rosters at various times throughout the day Mar. 2. See below for full schedule.

Where can I watch it?
Hockey Central: World Cup of Hockey Roster Announcement will air from 4 to 7 p.m. ET live on Sportsnet. It can also be seen via live stream here at

Team Russia:
Roster announcement: 3 a.m. ET
Official List: Team Russia’s initial 16-player roster

Team Finland:
Roster announcement: 4 a.m. ET
Official List: Team Finland's initial 16-player roster

Team Czech Republic:
Roster announcement: 11 a.m. ET
Official List: Team Czech Republic's initial 16-player roster

Team Sweden:
Roster announcement: 1 p.m. ET
Sportsnet’s Team Sweden Roster Projection
Official List: Team Sweden's initial 16-player roster

Team Europe:
Roster announcement: 4:30 p.m. ET
Sportsnet’s Team Europe Roster Projection

Team North America:
Roster announcement: 5:15 p.m. ET
Sportsnet’s Team North America Roster Projection

Team Canada:
Roster announcement: 6:05 p.m. ET
Sportsnet’s Team Canada Roster Projection

Team U.S.A.
Roster announcement: 6:45 p.m. ET
Sportsnet’s Team U.S.A. Roster Projection

Countdown Clock:
Also on March 2, a special World Cup of Hockey countdown clock will be unveiled outside of Air Canada Centre in Toronto.

You can watch the event live on Sportsnet 360 at 2:45 p.m. ET or via live stream at here.
(stream page link to come)

Hockey Night in Canada’s George Stroumboulopoulos will host the event with special guests:
Bill Daly, NHL deputy commissioner
Don Fehr, NHLPA executive director
John Tory, Mayor of Toronto
Pat LaFontaine, World Cup of Hockey champion (1996)
Miroslav Satan, Team Europe general manager
Darryl Sittler, 1976 Canada Cup champion