Former Gophers Erik Johnson, Nick Bjugstad and Thomas Vanek will open the 2013 International Ice Hockey Federation World Championships on opposite ends of the ice on Saturday morning as Bjugstad and Johnson's U.S. team takes on Vanek and the Austrian team.
Just a reminder that NBC Sports Network will carry all of the U.S. team's action throughout the tournament including tomorrow's 4:15 a.m. opener. Here's a full broadcast schedule from USA Hockey.
Also here's the link to USA Hockey's World Championships page.
And USA game notes for the Austria game.