McBain, Smith named to 2013 U.S. National Team

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April 25, 2013

MADISON, Wis. - Carolina Hurricanes' defenseman Jamie McBain and Nashville Predators' forward Craig Smith will pull on the USA sweater for the 2013 International Ice Hockey Federation World Championship this spring. The duo was named among the first 15 skaters named to the team on Thursday by USA Hockey. The event takes place May 3-19 in Helsinki, Finland and Stockholm, Sweden.

McBain, a past WCHA Defensive Player of the Year and Hobey Baker Memorial Award finalist boasts a goal and six assists in 38 games played for Carolina this season in the NHL. The two-time world junior championship participant will make his first world championship appearance.

Smith, a Madison, Wis., native, owns three goals and seven assists in 42 games played for Nashville this year. He will be making his third-consecutive appearance for Team USA at the world championship.

NBC Sports Network will air all Team USA games at the 2013 IIHF Men's World Championship. A complete broadcast schedule will be announced next week.

The 2013 U.S. Men's National Team is under the direction of the U.S. Men's National Team Advisory Group, led by former Badger Jim Johannson, assistant executive director of hockey operations for USA Hockey.   

Team USA 2013 IIHF Men's World Championship Schedule
May 3-19 • Helsinki, Finland & Stockholm, Sweden

Date Opponent Location Time (Local/ET)
May 4 Austria Helsinki 12:15 p.m./5:15 a.m.
May 5 Latvia Helsinki 8:15 p.m./1:15 p.m.
May 7 Russia Helsinki 8:15 p.m./1:15 p.m.
May 8 Finland Helsinki 8:15 p.m./1:15 p.m.
May 11 France Helsinki 12:15 p.m./5:15 a.m.
May 12 Germany Helsinki 4:15 p.m./9:15 a.m.
May 14 Slovakia Helsinki 12:15 p.m./5:15 a.m.
May 16 Quarterfinals Stockholm 1:00 p.m./6:00 a.m.
Stockholm 6:30 p.m./11:30 a.m.
May 18 Semifinals Stockholm 3:00 p.m./9:00 a.m.
Stockholm 7:00 p.m./1:00 p.m.
May 19 Broze-medal Game Stockholm 4:00 p.m./10:00 a.m.
Gold-medal Game Stockholm 8:30 p.m./2:30 p.m.

Arenas: Hartwall Arena (Helsinki); Ericsson Globe (Stockholm)

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