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PyeongChang Olympic hockey schedule announced

Ice Hockey - Winter Olympics Day 14 - United States v Canada

SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 21: Jonathan Toews #16 of Canada faces off against Joe Pavelski #8 of the United States during the Men’s Ice Hockey Semifinal Playoff on Day 14 of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics at Bolshoy Ice Dome on February 21, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

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The U.S. men’s hockey team will open Olympic play against Slovenia on Feb. 14.

The U.S. women start against Finland on Feb. 11, two days after the PyeongChang Winter Games Opening Ceremony.

The IIHF released the men’s and women’s Olympic hockey schedules Monday. The groups were previously announced.

The U.S. men -- without NHL players for the first time since 1994 -- are in the same group as in Sochi with Russia, Slovakia and Slovenia.

Russia is seen as the favorite given it will pick its team from its domestic league, the KHL, widely viewed as the second-best league in the world behind the NHL.

All 12 teams in the men’s tournament will advance out of group play.

The three group winners, plus the best runner-up, advance automatically to the quarterfinals. The other eight nations play an extra playoff round before the quarterfinals.

The U.S. women are grouped with the other world powers -- Canada, Finland and Russia -- in the eight-team tournament.

Every team in the U.S.’ group automatically advances to bracket play. The top two advance to the semifinals. The bottom two are in the quarterfinals.

The top two teams from the other, lower-ranked group of Sweden, Switzerland, Japan and host South Korea also make the quarterfinals.

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Men’s Schedule

DayTime (ET)MatchupGroup
Wednesday, Feb. 147:10 a.m.Russia-SlovakiaB
7:10 a.m.USA-SloveniaB
10:10 p.m.Finland-GermanyC
Thursday, Feb. 152:40 a.m.Sweden-NorwayC
7:10 a.m.Czech Republic-South KoreaA
7:10 a.m.Canada-SwitzerlandA
10:10 p.m.USA-SlovakiaB
Friday, Feb. 162:40 a.m.Russia-SloveniaB
7:10 a.m.Finland-NorwayC
7:10 a.m.Sweden-GermanyC
10:10 p.m.Canada-Czech RepublicA
Saturday, Feb. 172:40 a.m.Switzerland-South KoreaA
7:10 a.m.USA-RussiaB
7:10 a.m.Slovakia-SloveniaB
10:10 p.m.Germany-NorwayC
Sunday, Feb. 182:40 a.m.Czech Republic-SwitzerlandA
7:10 a.m.Canada-South KoreaA
7:10 a.m.Sweden-FinlandC
Monday, Feb. 1910:10 p.m.TBD-TBDPlayoff
Tuesday, Feb. 202:40 a.m.TBD-TBDPlayoff
7:10 a.m.TBD-TBDPlayoff
7:10 a.m.TBD-TBDPlayoff
10:10 p.m.TBD-TBDQuarterfinal
Wednesday, Feb. 212:40 a.m.TBD-TBDQuarterfinal
7:10 a.m.TBD-TBDQuarterfinal
7:10 a.m.TBD-TBDQuarterfinal
Friday, Feb. 232:40 a.m.TBD-TBDSemifinal
7:10 a.m.TBD-TBDSemifinal
Saturday, Feb. 247:10 a.m.TBD-TBDBronze-Medal Game
11:10 p.m.TBD-TBDGold-Medal Game

Women’s Schedule

DayTime (ET)MatchupGroup
Saturday, Feb. 102:40 a.m.Sweden-JapanB
7:10 a.m.Switzerland-South KoreaB
Sunday, Feb. 112:40 a.m.USA-FinlandA
7:10 a.m.Canada-RussiaA
Monday, Feb. 122:40 a.m.Switzerland-JapanB
7:10 a.m.Sweden-South KoreaB
Tuesday, Feb. 132:40 a.m.Canada-FinlandA
7:10 a.m.USA-RussiaA
Wednesday, Feb. 142:40 a.m.Sweden-SwitzerlandB
7:10 a.m.Japan-South KoreaB
Thursday, Feb. 152:40 a.m.USA-CanadaA
7:10 a.m.Finland-RussiaA
Friday, Feb. 1610:10 p.m.TBD-TBDQuarterfinal
Saturday, Feb. 172:40 a.m.TBD-TBDQuarterfinal
10:10 p.m.TBD-TBDConsolation Playoff
Sunday, Feb. 182:40 a.m.TBD-TBDConsolation Playoff
11:10 p.m.TBD-TBDSemifinal
Monday, Feb. 197:10 a.m.TBD-TBDSemifinal
10:10 p.m.TBD-TBDSeventh-Place Game
Tuesday, Feb. 202:40 a.m.TBD-TBDFifth-Place Game
Wednesday, Feb. 212:40 a.m.TBD-TBDBronze-Medal Game
11:10 p.m.TBD-TBDGold-Medal Game