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GAMEDAY: U.S. Takes On Canada in Quebec City

By USAHockey.com, 10/22/17, 8:30AM EDT

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The 2017-18 U.S. Women’s National Team opens its slate of games against Canada today (Oct. 22) at 2 p.m. ET in Quebec City, Quebec, as part of preparations for the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang, South Korea. The game is one of at least seven head-to-head matchups slated between the No.1 and No. 2 world-ranked teams, with three being played in the U.S. and three in Canada. 

GAME DAY: Today marks the first of at least seven meetings between the U.S. and Canada leading up to the 2018 Olympic Winter Games. Today’s game will be televised in the United States on NHL Network. Follow the updates on Twitter @USAHockey and join the conversation by using the hashtag #TheTimeIsNow. 

LAST MEETING: The last meeting between the two teams was at the 2017 International Ice Hockey Federation Women’s World Championship on April 7, 2017, in the gold-medal game in Plymouth, Michigan, as the U.S. defeated Canada, 3-2, in overtime. The win marked the first time that the U.S. has claimed a world championship title on home soil. 

TAKING ON THE WORLD: The United States is the four-time defending world champion and has captured gold at seven of the last eight IIHF Women’s World Championships (2008, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017) and eight overall, including 2005.

BORDER RIVALRY: The U.S. and Canada are the only gold-medal winners in Olympic Winter Games and International Ice Hockey Federation Women’s World Championship history. In Olympic play, the U.S. has faced Canada six times and has posted a 2-0-1-3-0 (W-OTW-OTL-L-T) record. The U.S. and Canada have met in the Olympic gold-medal game four times (1998, 2002, 2010, 2014), with the U.S. earning one win (1998). In games played against one another, the United States and Canada stand even at 16 goals apiece on the scoring chart. 

LEADING THE WAY: Head coach Robb Stauber is making his third appearance at the helm of Team USA after most recently serving as the head coach of the U.S. team that won gold at the 2017 IIHF Women’s World Championship in Plymouth, Mich. The tournament marked the fifth time Stauber served on the staff for Team USA in world championship play and the first time as head coach at the event. Stauber was named head coach of the 2017-18 U.S. Women’s National Team and 2018 U.S. Olympic Women’s Ice Hockey Team on May 1. 

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2017-18 USWNT Schedule

Date Opponent Time (Local/ET) Venue Location Broadcast/Stream Tickets
Sun., Oct. 22 Canada 2 p.m. Centre Videotron Quebec City, Que. NHL Network
Wed., Oct. 25 Canada* 7:30 p.m. Agganis Arena Boston, Mass. NHL Network Ticketmaster.com
Tues., Nov. 7 Finland
Four Nations Cup*
7 p.m. Florida Hospital Center Ice Wesley Chapel, Fla. HockeyTV All tickets sold at the door on the day of the game
Wed., Nov. 8 Canada
Four Nations Cup*
7 p.m. Florida Hospital Center Ice Wesley Chapel, Fla. HockeyTV All tickets sold at the door on the day of the game
Fri., Nov. 10 Sweden
Four Nations Cup*
6:30 p.m. Florida Hospital Center Ice Wesley Chapel, Fla. HockeyTV All tickets sold at the door on the day of the game
Sun., Nov. 12 Third-Place Game & Championship Game
Four Nations Cup*
12 & 3:30 p.m. AMALIE Arena Tampa, Fla. HockeyTV AMALIE Arena Ticket Office
Ticketmaster.com
Via phone: 800-745-3000
Sun., Dec. 3 Canada* 3 p.m./4 p.m. Xcel Energy Center St. Paul, Minn. NBCSN
Live Stream: NBC Sports App
Xcel Energy Center Box Office
Ticketmaster.com
Via phone: 800-745-3000
Tues., Dec. 5 Canada 7 p.m./8 p.m. Bell MTS Place Winnipeg, Man. NHL Network
Fri., Dec. 15 Canada* 7:00 p.m./10:00 p.m. SAP Center San Jose, Calif. NBCSN
Live Stream: NBC Sports App
ThreatMetrix Ticket Office at SAP Center
Ticketmaster.com
Via phone: 800-745-3000
Sun., Dec. 17 Canada 5 p.m./7 p.m. Rogers Place Edmonton, Alta. NHL Network

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