Student Advisory Board Member
On September 13th and 14th, Pittsburgh got a little preview of what is to come this season. It was a hockey night in Pittsburgh as the World Cup of Hockey held practices and exhibition games at Consol Energy Center and UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex.
Team North America, Team Canada, Team Czech Republic, and Team Russia all took the ice on Wednesday. North America and Czech Republic faced off against each other with the Czech Republic beating Stanley Cup champion ,Matt Murray, with 3 goals to North America's 2 goals. The main event of the night was Canada vs. Russia, Sidney Crosby vs. Evgeni Malkin. Canada ended up overcoming Russia 3-2.
The actual World Cup is being held in Toronto, Canada. Canada has secured their spot in the Semi-finals while Team USA has been eliminated from the tournament. Team Russia and Team Finland are trying to buy their ticket to the Semi-Finals today, September 22nd. If Team Russia ends up losing today, that would send Team North America to the Semi-Finals. The Final Series begins September 27th and ends October 1st.
Hockey in Pittsburgh begins October 13th against the Washington Capitals. The Penguins will raise their Stanley Cup Banner that night.