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Team USA, Canada women's hockey teams battle in pre-Olympic contests

Monique Lamoureux-Morando of USA collides with Canada's Brianne Jenner at the 2017 World Championships
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Team USA, Canada women's hockey teams battle in pre-Olympic contests

The deep-seated women's hockey rivalry returns to the ice ahead of the 2018 PyeongChang Olympic Winter Games

They're back! In a series of pre-Olympic meetings which have, in the past, been like gasoline to a flame for the well-established rivalry, the United States and Canada will test their women’s hockey rosters in the run-up to the 2018 PyeongChang Olympic Winter Games.

The two teams will convene at center ice, at the very least, seven times as they prepare for the PyeongChang. The odds also tip in the favor of an eighth meeting, which smart money says will happen in the finals at the Four Nations Cup this November in Wesley Chapel, Florida – the U.S. team's temporary Olympic centralization camp home away from home.

The series opened with the United States getting the 5-2 win over Canada at Quebec's Centre Videotron. On Wednesday, October 25, the two best women's hockey teams in the world reassemble in Boston's Agganis Arena for the first pre-Olympic game of what USA Hockey has dubbed "The Time is Now" Tour at 7:30p ET. NHL Network will air both games live. Check back for futher broadcast information for future games.

The two rivals last clashed on ice in the final of the 2017 IIHF Women's World Championship back in April. The U.S. skated away victorious in overtime when U.S. forward Hilary Knight went top shelf on Canadian goalie, Shannon Szabados for the gold medal winner.

Pre-2018 PyeongChang Olympic USA vs. Canada Women's Hockey Schedule

Date/Time Location Arena Final
Oct 22, 2p ET Quebec, QC Centre Videotron USA 5-2 CAN
Oct 25, 7:30p ET Boston, MA Agganis Arena CAN 5-1 USA
Dec 3, 4p ET St. Paul, MN Xcel Energy Center  
Dec 5, 8p ET Winnepeg, MB Bell MTS Place  
Dec 15, 10p ET San Jose, CA SAP Center  
Dec 17, 7p ET Edmonton, AB Rogers Place  

2017 Four Nations Cup Schedule

Date/Time Game Final
Nov 7, 3:30p ET Canada vs. Sweden CAN 9-0 SWE
Nov 7, 7p ET USA vs. Finland USA 8-2 FIN
Nov 8, 3:30p ET Finland vs. Sweden FIN 3-1 SWE
Nov 8, 7p ET Canada vs. USA CAN 2-4 USA
Nov 10, 3p ET Canada vs. Finland CAN 4-0 FIN
Nov 10, 3p ET Sweden vs. USA USA 5-0 SWE
Nov 12, 12p ET Finland vs. Sweden (Third Place) FIN 2-1 SWE (OT)
Nov 12, 3:30p ET USA vs. Canada (Championship) USA 5-1 CAN

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