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Games Set for Women’s Hockey USA-Canada Pre-Olympic Series

By Kristi Patton on October 12, 2017

Canada’s Natalie Spooner fights for the puck with a U.S. women’s national team player at an international tournament. (Joel Ford photo)

Locations for the six-game pre-Olympic series between Canada and the U.S. national women’s teams have been finalized.

Hockey Canada announced the final game of the cross-border series, and the last time the two teams will clash before the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics will be in Edmonton on Dec. 17.

“The series against the United States not only benefits our preparation, but also helps drive the interest and passion in fans on both sides of the border as we build towards February,” said Canada’s national women’s team head coach Laura Schuler. “It’s only fitting for our team to close out the Canada-USA series in Alberta, where the team has been centralized since August and we’re looking forward to showcasing our game in Edmonton.”

READ: Canada And USA Women Begin Jam-Packed Road To 2018 Winter Olympics

Three games will be played in each country, starting on Oct. 22 in Quebec City. The teams will then meet in Boston, Mass on Oct. 25 and Minneapolis, Minnesota on Dec. 3 before returning to Canada on Dec. 5 in Winnipeg. The U.S. will host one more time, in San Jose, Calif. on Dec. 15, before the final match up in Edmonton. 

All six games will be televised on TSN and RDS.

Canada’s centralized roster of 28 players also are playing a 24-game schedule, Where the Journey Begins presented by Imperial Oil, against opponents form the Alberta Midget Hockey League.

Tickets for the Dec. 17 game in Edmonton will go on sale at ticketmaster.ca to the general public on Friday, Oct. 13 at 10 a.m. MT.

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By Kristi Patton| October 12, 2017
Categories:  Female
Keywords:  Female National

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