Here's the schedule for the 2010 Olympic Ice Hockey Tournament when it gets underway on Feb. 16 2010. Nearly all the games will be hosted at the GM Center in Vancouver which is the home of the Vancouver Canucks.
The 12 teams will start the tournament in 3 groups of 4 where each team will play in a 3 game group stage. Then after the groups finish up, the 3 group winners and the next best team will get automatic passage to the Quarterfinals will the rest of the teams will play in the 2nd round where they will be ranked from 5-12 and will be ranked on the number of points and the GD from the group stage.
The numbers in brackets next to the teams are the pre touranment seedings.
All 12 teams have to have the rosters offical by New Year's Eve.
Czech Republic (5)
USA VS. Switzerland (A)
Canada VS. Norway (A)
Russia VS. Latvia (B)
Finland VS. Belarus (C)
Sweden VS. Germany (C)
Czech Republic VS. Slovakia (B)
USA VS. Norway (A)
Switzerland VS. Canada (A)
Slovakia VS. Russia (B)
Belarus VS. Sweden (C)
Czech Republic VS. Latvia (B)
Finland VS. Germany (C)
Norway VS. Switzerland (A)
Latvia VS. Slovakia (B)
Germany VS. Belarus (C)
Russia VS. Czech Republic (B)
Canada VS. USA (A)
Sweden VS. Finland (C)
5D VS. 12D (Winner will become E1)
6D VS. 11D (Winner will become E2)
7D VS. 10D (Winner will become E3)
8D VS. 9D (Winner will become E4)
If the USA plays in the Qualification Round, they will play the 12:00 PM Game
If Canada plays in the Qualification Round, they will play the 4:30 PM Game
The 4 teams that earned Qualification Round Byes will have Home Ice
1D VS. 4E
2D VS. 3E
3D VS. 2E
4D VS. 1E
If the USA is playing in the Quarterfinals, that game will be at 12:00 PM
If Canada is playing in the Quarterfinals, that game will be at 4:30 PM
F1 VS. F4
F2 VS. F3
If the USA plays in the Semifinals, that game will be the early game
If Canada plays in the Semifinals, that game will be the late game
The highest seed will play the lowest seed and the 2nd seed while play the 3rd seed.
Bronze Medal Game
Gold Medal Game
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