ESPN to Carry Hockey World Cup


ESPN will carry 19 games from the World Cup of Hockey 2004 beginning Aug. 30.

The World Cup pits National Hockey League stars playing for their home countries against each other in an eight-team tournament.

The event kicks off with a Finland-Czech Republic matchup Aug. 30 on ESPN.

ESPN and ESPN2 will carry 15 of the 19 games. The other four will appear on ESPN Broadband, Sept. 4-6.

The finals are scheduled for ESPN2 Sept. 14.