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2019 World Championship: May 17 schedule, TV, game thread

Two Blackhawks players and two prospects are set to play.

Finland v Canada: Group A - 2019 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship Slovakia Photo by Martin Rose/Getty Images

The eighth day of the preliminary round at the World Championship in Slovakia will showcase two Blackhawks players and two prospects.

In Group A play, defenseman Henri Jokiharju and goalie prospect Kevin Lankinen (Finland) will face off against Great Britain. Jokiharju has yet to record a point in the tournament. Lankinen has only allowed one goal in three wins. Great Britain is 0-4, but has scored four goals in the tournament. The first game of Group A will see former Blackhawks Marko Dano and Richard Panik suit up for host Slovakia against France.

In Group B action, Andreas Martinsen and Norway take on Austria. Martinsen has two assists in the tournament. Both Austria and Norway are 0-4.

Forward prospect Dominik Kubalik and the Czech Republic face off against Italy, who have yet to score a goal. Kubalik has two goals and three assists in four games.

Friday’s schedule

A: France vs. Slovakia, 9 a.m. (NHLN)

A: Finland vs. Great Britain, 1 p.m.

B: Austria vs. Norway, 9 a.m.

B: Czech Republic vs. Italy, 1 p.m. (NHLN)