Here’s a few bits of information you’ll need to know about this year’s Olympic Hockey games.
For starters, we already covered the Olympic hockey roster for the major teams. Those are available here: 2010 Olympic Hockey Rosters.
Here is some more info useful to you folks…
|Group A||Group B||Group C|
Note: These times are local times – as in PST (if you live in Edmonton, add an hour to the time). For MST, add one hour, CST add 2 hours, EST, add 3 hours. For anywhere else, follow this simple equation: # of hours to add = the product of all letters in your countries name (where A=1,… Z=26, etc), divided by the population of your country, multiplied by 23/9, minus the sum of the last 10 Lotto 6/49 draws.
|Feb 16, 2010 (Tue)||12:00||USA||SUI|
|Feb 16, 2010 (Tue)||16:30||CAN||NOR|
|Feb 16, 2010 (Tue)||21:00||RUS||LAT|
|Feb 17, 2010 (Wed)||12:00||FIN||BLR|
|Feb 17, 2010 (Wed)||16:30||SWE||GER|
|Feb 17, 2010 (Wed)||21:00||CZE||SVK|
|Feb 18, 2010 (Thu)||12:00||USA||NOR|
|Feb 18, 2010 (Thu)||16:30||SUI||CAN|
|Feb 18, 2010 (Thu)||21:00||SVK||RUS|
|Feb 19, 2010 (Fri)||12:00||BLR||SWE|
|Feb 19, 2010 (Fri)||16:30||CZE||LAT|
|Feb 19, 2010 (Fri)||21:00||FIN||GER|
|Feb 20, 2010 (Sat)||12:00||NOR||SUI|
|Feb 20, 2010 (Sat)||16:30||LAT||SVK|
|Feb 20, 2010 (Sat)||21:00||GER||BLR|
|Feb 21, 2010 (Sun)||12:00||RUS||CZE|
|Feb 21, 2010 (Sun)||16:40||CAN||USA|
|Feb 21, 2010 (Sun)||21:00||SWE||FIN|
|Feb 23, 2010 (Tue)||13:00||SUI||BLR|
|Feb 23, 2010 (Tue)||17:30||CAN||GER|
|Feb 23, 2010 (Tue)||20:00||CZE||LAT|
|Feb 23, 2010 (Tue)||22:00||SVK||NOR|
|Feb 24, 2010 (Wed)||13:00||USA||SUI|
|Feb 24, 2010 (Wed)||17:30||RUS||CAN|
|Feb 24, 2010 (Wed)||20:00||FIN||CZE|
|Feb 24, 2010 (Wed)||22:00||SWE||SVK|
|Feb 26, 2010 (Fri)||13:00||USA||FIN|
|Feb 26, 2010 (Fri)||19:30||CAN||SVK|
Bronze Medal Game
|Feb 27, 2010 (Sat)||20:00||FIN||SVK|
Gold Medal Game
|Feb 28, 2010 (Sun)||13:15||USA||CAN|
The gold medal final will take place Feb 28th (Sunday) at Noon. The Bronze game will go on Saturday, Feb 27th at 7:00 PM PST.
Here are some notes from the IIHF website regarding how the qualification playoffs, quarter-final and medal round works:
- At the conclusion of the 18-game Preliminary Round, all 12 teams will be ranked in a joint ranking “D”. This ranking will be used for seeding the teams in the Qualification Playoff games and will used for calculating the Final Ranking at the conclusion of the 2010 Olympic Winter Games Men’s Tournament.
- After the Preliminary Round, 1D, 2D, 3D and 4D will receive a bye into the Quarter-finals and will be named as the Home Team for their Quarter-final pairing.
- The Qualification Playoff games will be played with the following match-ups (Group E):
- 5D – 12D (Winner will become E1)
- 6D – 11D (Winner will become E2)
- 7D – 10D (Winner will become E3)
- 8D – 9D (Winner will become E4)
- The four winning teams of the Qualification Playoff games will advance to the Quarter-final Round. The four losing teams of the Qualification Playoff games will be ranked 9 through 12 according to their ranking after the Preliminary Round.
- The Quarter-final Games will be played with the following match-ups (Group F):
- 1D – E4 (Winner will become F1)
- 2D – E3 (Winner will become F2)
- 3D – E2 (Winner will become F3)
- 4D – E1 (Winner will become F4)
- The Semi-Final games will be played with the following match-ups. The home team will be the higher ranked team as determined at the completion of the Preliminary Round (Group D):
- F1 – F4
- F2 – F3
There’s some good Olympic-related blog posts over on Low On Oil as well that you may want to check out:
USA Roster Eval
We’ll try and put up some GDT’s for the Canada games here as they happen. I know we’ve got a few people scattered about the world that visit this site, so apologies for the Canadian-bias, but this site is based here in Canada Special apologies to the Russian spammers that sign up on a daily basis.