Canada Will Play Russia in Top-Priced World Cup of Hockey Semifinal Game

September 23, 2016

(UPDATE 9/23/16) A lot has happened at Air Canada Centre over the last week. Projected to be a top force at the 2016 World Cup of Hockey, Team USA did little to back that claim during the round-robin stage, losing all three of its matchups to fall out of tournament contention. Meanwhile, Team Canada, Team Russia, Team Europe and Team Sweden have all advanced to the semifinals, which will commence on Saturday.

Perhaps expectedly, Canada's game against Russia will be the more expensive of the two semifinal games. But is interesting to note just how much pricier it will be than Sunday's meeting between Europe and Sweden. Check out the complete resale price breakdown for World Cup of Hockey tickets on TicketIQ below, which also includes all three potential Finals games next week:

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Take a look at the difference in get-in price between the two semifinal games. The cheapest ticket to Saturday's game between Canada and Russia is $100. The following day, Russia and Sweden's matchup currently owns a get-in price of just $7. Additionally, Canada vs. Russia's average resale price is more than double that of Russia vs. Sweden.

The World Cup of Hockey will pit the winners of each semifinal game in a best-of-three series beginning Tuesday. As it stands now, the average price for tickets across the three games is $436.36 on the secondary market, with the second and potential third game each averaging nearly $500 each.

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Canada vs. USA Is Most Expensive 2016 World Cup of Hockey Preliminary Game

(ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED 9/16/16) Heading to Toronto to take in the 2016 World Cup of Hockey over the next two weeks? If so, prepare to pay up for the tournament's marquee games during the preliminary round.

On TicketIQ, 2016 World Cup of Hockey tickets are currently averaging $138.26 across all 12 round-robin games. While that number isn't strikingly high, the games featuring premier teams like Canada and the United States are generating massive resale ticket demand. Seven of the most expensive preliminary round games will feature either Canada or the United States.

Check out the complete price breakdown of preliminary round games below:

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Unsurprisingly, the United States and Canada will meet in the most expensive preliminary round game on September 20. That game currently owns a $397.20 average and $173 get-in price on the secondary market. Just two other games will surpass the $200 average threshold: Canada vs. Europe on September 21 ($205.84) and Canada vs. Czech Republic on September 17 ($203.74). Tickets to those games start from $84 and $97, respectively.

A September 19 game between the Czech Republic and Europe serves as the cheapest preliminary round game. The average resale price for tickets to that game is now $48 with the get-in price listed from just $4. Finland will play in two other affordable games against Sweden on September 20 ($74.69 avg./$10 get-in) and Russia on September 22 ($79.91 avg./$7 get-in).

2016's tournament will be the first World Cup of Hockey held since 2004. Two groups comprised of eight teams will make up the preliminary round. Each group's top two finishers will then advance to the semifinal featuring two one-off games. The two winners will then play in a best-of-three final on September 27, September 29 and, if necessary, October 1.

Still searching for tickets to an upcoming World Cup game at Air Canada Centre? Make sure to download the TicketIQ app for the best deals on all available tickets across all scheduled games. The TicketIQ app is the only engagement-based loyalty program in the marketplace, saving fans up to 10% on all IQ Certified listings.

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