2004 World Cup of Hockey pools, schedule

Pools and schedule of the 2004 World Cup of Hockey.

Updated: May 20, 2004, 2:10 PM ET
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Pools and schedule of the 2004 World Cup of Hockey as announced by the NHL, NHL Players Association and the International Ice Hockey Federation:

POOLS NORTH AMERICAN (NA) EUROPEAN (E)
  Canada (CAN)
Russia (RUS)
Slovakia (SVK)
United States (USA)
Czech Republic (CZE)
Finland (FIN)
Germany (GER)
Sweden (SWE)

DATE VENUE, CITY MATCHUP
Mon., Aug. 30 Hartwall Arena, Helsinki CZE vs. FIN
Tue., Aug. 31 Globe Arena, Stockholm GER vs. SWE
  Bell Centre, Montreal CAN vs. USA
Wed., Sept. 1 Globe Arena, Stockholm CZE vs. SWE
  Bell Centre, Montreal CAN vs. SVK
Thu., Sept. 2 Cologne Arena, Cologne FIN vs. GER
  Xcel Energy Center, St. Paul USA vs. RUS
Fri., Sept. 3 Sazka Arena, Prague GER vs. CZE
  Xcel Energy Center, St. Paul USA vs. SVK
Sat., Sept. 4 Hartwall Arena, Helsinki SWE vs. FIN
  Air Canada Centre, Toronto CAN vs. RUS
Sun., Sept. 5 Air Canada Centre, Toronto RUS vs. SVK
Mon., Sept. 6 QUARTERFINAL
Home Arena of E1
E1 vs. E4
Tue., Sept. 7 QUARTERFINAL
Home Arena of E2
E2 vs. E3
  QUARTERFINAL
Xcel Energy Center, St. Paul
NA1 vs. NA4 or NA2 vs. NA3
Wed., Sept. 8 QUARTERFINAL
Air Canada Centre, Toronto
NA1 vs. NA4 or NA2 vs. NA3
Fri., Sept. 10 SEMIFINAL
Xcel Energy Center, St. Paul
 
Sat., Sept. 11 SEMIFINAL
Air Canada Centre, Toronto
 
Tue., Sept. 14 CHAMPIONSHIP
Air Canada Centre, Toronto
 

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