Colorado Springs, Colo. – USA Hockey announced today the dates and locations for the five games that will make up the 2019-20 Rivalry Series between the women’s national teams from the United States and Canada. With the success of the inaugural three-game Rivalry Series last February, this season’s series has been expanded to five games, featuring two contests in the U.S. and three in Canada.
Tickets are currently on sale for the opening game of the Rivalry Series, with the five-game competition kicking off on Dec. 14 at XL Center in Hartford, Connecticut at 7 p.m. ET. The series finale will take place on Feb. 8 at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California at 10 p.m. ET, with tickets going on sale Nov. 13.
“Anytime we get the chance to play Canada, it’s terrific for our sport,” said Katie Million, director of women’s national team programs at USA Hockey. “It’s great to have five games part of the Rivalry series this year and I know fans will enjoy the high level of play they’ll get to see.”
In between U.S. cities, Canada will host games at the Avenir Centre in Moncton, New Brunswick, on Dec. 17 at 6:30 p.m. ET; in Victoria, B.C., at the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre on Feb. 3 at 10 p.m. ET; and on Feb. 5 at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, B.C. at 10 p.m. ET.
|Date||Opponent||TIME (ET)/Result||Location||Broadcast||Tickets/U.S. Player Of The Game||Game Stats|
|Sat., Dec. 14*||Canada||W, 4-1||XL Center
|Tue., Dec. 17||Canada||W, 2-1||Avenir Centre
|NHL Network||Alex Carpenter||Stats|
|Mon., Feb. 3||Canada||L, 2-3 (OT)||Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre
|NHL Network||Hilary Knight||Stats|
|Wed., Feb. 5||Canada||W, 3-1||Rogers Arena
|NHL Network||Katie Burt||Stats|
|Sat., Feb. 8||Canada||W, 4-3 (OT)||Honda Center
|NHL Network||Megan Bozek||Stats|
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 (2019 World Championship, 2006 Olympics).