Sunday, May 29, 2016

Verizon Center to Host World Cup of Hockey 2016 Pre-Tournament Games

From our friends at Monumental Network...

World Cup of Hockey 2016 Pre-Tournament Games at Verizon Center Go On Sale Thursday, May 26

Tickets for the World Cup of Hockey 2016 Pre-Tournament Games held at Verizon Center will go on sale to the public on Thursday, May 26, at 10 AM. Tickets are available online only on and Tickets are available as a two event package featuring Team USA vs. Team Finland on Tuesday, September 13, and Team Sweden vs. Team Europe on Wednesday, September 14. Both games will begin at 7:00 PM ET.

Nicklas Backstrom (Sweden), John Carlson (United States), Braden Holtby (Canada), Evgeny Kuznetsov (Russia), Dmitry Orlov (Russia), T.J. Oshie (United States) and Alex Ovechkin (Russia) were selected in the preliminary round to represent their countries at the 2016 World Cup of Hockey. In addition, Capitals head coach Barry Trotz will serve as an assistant coach for Team Canada.

The 2016 World Cup of Hockey will be held in Toronto from September 17, 2016, through October 1, 2016. The eight-team tournament will feature Canada, the Czech Republic, Finland, Russia, Sweden, Team Europe, Team North America and the United States.

Four teams participating in the 2016 World Cup of Hockey will hold pre-tournament practices and exhibition games in Washington, D.C., from September 12-15, 2016. The United States, featuring Carlson and Oshie, will face Finland on September 13, at Verizon Center and Sweden, featuring Backstrom, will face Team Europe on September 14. In addition, Verizon Center and Kettler Capitals Iceplex will host practices for the United States, Sweden, Finland and Team Europe. Practice dates and times will be announced at a later date.

Washington Capitals fans are encouraged to make their ticket purchases directly from the team. Only tickets purchased through the team are guaranteed to be valid.

For more information on Capitals tickets, please contact (202) 266-CAPS or visit