COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – USA Hockey announced today that Honda Center will host one of the most storied rivalries in sports when the women’s national hockey teams from the U.S. and Canada face off on Feb. 8, 2020, in the final game of the 2019-20 Rivalry Series between the two hockey powers. Opening faceoff is set for 7 p.m. PT.
The game will be part of the Anaheim Ducks “We Play Weekend,” which will take place Feb. 7-9, 2020, and includes multiple initiatives to celebrate the girls and women’s game.
Tickets for the Rivalry Series game will go on sale on Wednesday, Nov. 13, at the Honda Center box office or online at AnaheimDucks.com/WePlay, with options for VIP hospitality as well as Meet & Greet opportunities with Team USA.
“We are excited to bring a Rivalry Series game to Anaheim,” said Katie Million, director of women’s national team programs for USA Hockey. “It’s an incredible city with a great hockey fanbase and we’re excited to have the opportunity to play in front of them and celebrate the game.”
The 2019-20 Rivalry Series will commence in Hartford, Connecticut, on Dec. 14. Other games part of the Series will be announced in the coming weeks.
Team USA is the reigning Olympic champion and has captured gold in eight of the last nine IIHF Women’s World Championships, including five straight.
NOTES: The Rivalry Series was introduced by USA Hockey and Hockey Canada last season and comprised three games between the women’s national teams of the two countries. The U.S. captured the opening game in London, Ont., by a 1-0 count on Feb. 12, before Canada earned a 4-3 win in Toronto on Feb. 14 and a 2-0 victory on Feb. 17 in Detroit … The U.S. and Canada have battled in the gold-medal game of every IIHF Women’s World Championship and Olympic Winter Games staged, with just two exceptions (2018 world championship, 2006 Olympics).