Toronto to host World Cup of Hockey final
TORONTO -- St. Paul, Minn., Toronto and Montreal will host games for the World Cup of Hockey in 2004.
The defending World Cup champion U.S. team, Olympic champion Canada, Russia and Slovakia will play preliminary-round games in North America. The Czech Republic, Sweden, Finland and Germany will play early games in Europe.
The U.S. team will play Russia and Slovakia in St. Paul on Sept. 2-3.
A quarterfinal and semifinal game will also be played in St. Paul. The final will be in Toronto on Sept. 14.
The World Cup of Hockey is held by the NHL and the NHL Players' Association, with the cooperation of the International Ice Hockey Federation.
Before 1996, the tournament was known as the Canada Cup.
Copyright 2003 by The Associated Press