The World Cup of Hockey 2016 begins today in Toronto. The tournament features eight teams competing for a best-on-best international hockey championship: Team Canada, Team Czech Republic, Team Europe, Team Finland, Team North America, Team Russia, Team Sweden and Team USA. More than 150 of the best players in the NHL will participate in this tournament.
The tournament kicks off with Team Europe against Team USA. Team Canada plays its first game later this evening against Team Czech Republic.
Here are my predictions for the preliminary round, semifinals and World Cup Final.
2. Czech Republic
4. North America
A1 Canada vs B2 Finland
B1 Russia vs A2 Czech Republic
The best-of-three World Cup Final begins on September 27, 2016. Visit the Official Site of the 2016 World Cup of Hockey for the full schedule.
World Cup Final
Canada vs Russia –> CANADA WINS 2-1