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2022-23 Rivalry Series Insider | Rivalry Series Concludes in Laval

By USA Hockey, 02/22/23, 5:00PM EST


Follow along with Team USA's journey during the 2022-23 Rivalry Series

The final two games of the 2022-23 Rivalry Series are set for Quebec in Trois-Rivières on Feb. 20 and Laval on Feb. 22. Follow along throughout Team USA's journey with exclusive, inside access through our insider.

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February 22 | Rivalry Series Concludes in Laval

LAVAL, Que. – The U.S. Women’s National Team dropped the final game of the 2022-23 Rivalry Series against Canada, 5-0, at Place Bell on Wednesday. 

The U.S. Women’s National Team is next in action at the 2023 IIHF Women’s World Championship, taking place April 5-16 in Brampton, Ont.

“It’s always a battle between these two teams, and their goaltender shut the door tonight,” said John Wroblewski (Neenah, Wis.), head coach of the 2022-23 U.S. Women’s National Team. “It’s obviously not the way we wanted to close out the series, but we’ll regroup and look ahead to April.”

To read the full recap, click HERE

February 20 | Team USA 1, Canada 5

TROIS-RIVIÈRES, Que. – Team USA dropped a 5-1 contest to Canada in the sixth game of the 2022-23 Rivalry Series on Monday at Colisée Vidéotron.

The U.S. and Canada are now tied at three wins each heading into the seventh and final game.

To read the full recap, click HERE

February 18 & 19 | Heading up to Trois-Rivières

Team USA spent Saturday and Sunday putting the finishing touches on the ice, before heading up to Trois-Rivières for the game on Monday. 

Take a look at a few sights from the last two days on the ice (there may event be a few funny shots below as well.)

February 17 | Honoring Legends

February 17, 2023 is a special day in U.S. Women's National Team history. 25 years earlier, the 1998 U.S. Olympic Women's Ice Hockey Team won the first-ever Olympic gold medal, defeating Canada, 3-1, in Nagano, Japan. 

A special team whose victory inspired many of the women's national team players who don the U.S. jersey today. 

Following an early-afternoon practice in Montreal, the team reflected on what that team meant for women's hockey in the U.S. and how they impacted them on and off the ice. 

"My biggest memory of watching that game was jumping up and down on the couch as they won. To watch them win an Olympic gold was so exciting to me." - Four-time Olympic Medalist, Hilary Knight

February 16 | Back For The Final Two Games

After a two-month break, the final two games of the 2022-23 Rivalry Series are here! Team USA arrived in Quebec for the beginning of a short training camp before they head to Trois-Rivières on Feb. 20 and Laval on Feb. 22 to take on Canada. The team hit the ice for practice before enjoying a team dinner in Old Town Montreal. 

Team USA currently leads the 2022-23 Rivalry Series 3-2. The team is comprised of 23 players, with both some new and familiar faces making up the roster. To view the roster for the February games, click HERE

December 19 | Team USA 2, Canada 3 (OT)

LOS, ANGELES – The U.S. Women's National Team fell, 3-2 in overtime, to Canada in game five of the 2022-23 Rivalry Series at Arena on Monday evening. 

To read the full recap, click HERE

December 17 and 18 | Soaking Up The Sun

Team USA took LA by storm, arriving to open arms and excitement from the Southern California community. After back-to-back practices at the Toyota Sports Performance Center, home of the LA Kings, the team spent time in the community, while also enjoying the sun, beach and warm weather before tomorrow's game. 

December 16 | Growing the Game

On Friday, the team took a bus ride west from Las Vegas to Los Angeles with beautiful mountain views along the route and some team camaraderie along the way. 

There are a number of community events and open practices slated for around the greater Los Angeles area for Saturday, Dec. 17 and Sunday, Dec. 18, before the game against Canada on Monday, Dec. 19.

For the full list of events and practices, click here

Tickets for the game at Arena on Monday can be purchased by clicking here.

The bus ride Friday also gave an opportunity to look back on a busy week in Vegas helping to grow the game. Look for a full video recap coming soon, but in the meantime, view photos of a week spent immersed in Vegas hockey. 

December 15 | Team USA 2, Canada 3

HENDERSON, Nev. – The U.S. Women’s National Team fell 3-2 to Canada in the fifth game of the 2022-23 Rivalry Series at The Dollar Loan Center on Thursday night.

To read the full recap, click HERE.

December 14 | One Sleep 'Till Henderson

The day before game four was a sunny day in the Las Vegas area. The team took to the ice for the last time at Lifeguard Arena for one last practice before tomorrow's game at The Dollar Loan Center. 

Wednesday was also special, as it was forward Hayley Scamurra's birthday! The team celebrated her both on and off the ice, singing 'Happy Birthday' to close out practice, and surprising her with cupcakes that day at lunch. 

December 13 | Lights, Camera, Action

Tuesday marked another practice day at Lifeguard Arena in Henderson, Nev., with the team preparing for their game against Canada on Thursday at The Dollar Loan Center. 

Back at the hotel in the afternoon and into the evening, the players took part in a media shoot with a "hype room" and sit-down interviews. Stay tuned in the new year for all of the great content coming your way from the shoot. 

A few teasers: "describe your teammate" featuring Lee Stecklein as 'team mom' and insight into the funniest pranksters on the team (hint: the first letter of their last names both start with K)...

In the meantime, check out some behind-the-scenes action from the shoot. 

December 12 | "If You Can See It, You Can Be It"

Members of the U.S. Women's National Team finished arriving to Las Vegas on Monday and held their first practice back together since their Rivalry Series win over Canada in Seattle

After a spirited practice at Lifeguard Arena in Henderson, Nev., they greeted young fans and hockey players off the ice, signed autographs, and posed for pictures. 

The significance of being an inspiration to young players is not lost on Team USA. Later in the evening following practice, Kendall Coyne-Schofield, Lee Stecklein, Lacey Eden, and Abby Roque hit the ice with the Vegas Jr. Golden Knights girls 10U, 12U and 14U teams, and certainly helped make memories to last a lifetime. 

"It's so awesome to give back to the community," said Eden. "And to see all of these young who look up to us and who we can be an inspiration for in the hockey community." 

December 11 | Rolling Out the Gold Carpet

LAS VEGAS - The Vegas Golden Knights rolled out the gold carpet for Team USA on Sunday evening as they hosted the Bruins for a home game at T-Mobile Arena. 

U.S. Women's National Team members Cayla Barnes, Hannah Bilka and Rory Guilday were hosted by the Golden Knights during the game, taking part in pregame radio and TV interviews for Vegas' broadcasts, as well as fist-bumping the Lil Knights as they went out for a scrimmage, and cranking the rally siren from in front of the "castle" heading into the third period. was there to capture it all on video, so stay tuned for a Sights & Sounds recap from the game. 

Team USA is scheduled to begin practices on Monday at Lifeguard Arena (Henderson, Nev.) in advance of Thursday's Rivalry Series game against Canada.

Tickets are still available and can be purchased by clicking here.

December 10 | Rivalry Series Arrives in Vegas

LAS VEGAS - The Vegas community is getting set for the U.S. Women's National Team to arrive in advance of their game on Thursday, Dec. 15, at The Dollar Loan Center in Henderson, Nev. 

There are a number of special youth hockey events and open practices set for Dec. 12-14 at Lifeguard Arena, the practice rink of the AHL's Henderson Silver Knights. For the full schedule, click here.

Team USA has received support from the Silver and Golden Knights alike, and there is a particular Golden Knight who knows well what it means to don the red, white, and blue. was able to catch up with Jack Eichel, who spoke about the hockey community in Vegas and showed his support for the Women's National Team. 

With Team USA up 3-0 over Canada in the 2022-23 Rivalry Series following wins in Kelowna, Kamloops and Seattle in November, their next win would capture the series trophy. 

November 20 | Storybook Knight

SEATTLE – The U.S. Women’s National Team won its third straight contest against Canada with a 4-2 victory at Climate Pledge Arena on Sunday night. The win came in front of a record-setting crowd, as the 14,551 fans that packed Climate Pledge Arena marked the highest attendance on U.S. soil in Women’s National Team history. 

Prior to puck drop, Hilary Knight (Sun Valley, Idaho) received a gold stick to commemorate her all-time points record in the IIHF Women’s World Championship. She then led Team USA with two goals, including the game-winner, and an assist on the opening goal within the first minute of the game. 

“I think that the crowd and everybody coming out of their seats 40 seconds into the game was a script that you can’t really draw up,” said John Wroblewski (Neenah, Wis.), head coach of the U.S. Women’s National Team. “What an exciting game.

To read the full game recap, click HERE.

November 19 | In The Community

Team USA arrived back in Seattle to much fanfare, as the Emerald City welcome the team back from its week-long swing in Canada. The day was filled with excitement starting in the morning with a youth-sports panel and Jr. Kraken Girls Skill Clinic, all the way to the evening, where the team was special guests of Kraken Chairperson Samantha Holloway and Kraken Owner David Bonderman at the Kraken vs. Kings game. Kendall Coyne Schofield and Hilary Knight even dropped the puck at the event. 

USA Hockey also used the weekend to host the third annual Game On: Women's Leadership Summit. The summit is a two-day event that provides information and training to 40 USA Hockey volunteers from a diverse set of backgrounds and associations that support girls/ women’s hockey. The summit helps empower attendees so they can connect their local community and enhance the diversity of our future leadership pool. The 2022 Summit will focused on leadership tools, including group dynamics, collaboration, communication, community building, and networking.

November 18 | Back on Home Soil

Friday marked a travel day for the team following their 2-1 win over Canada in the second game of the 2022-23 Rivalry Series in Kamloops, B.C.

Stay tuned to our social channels @USAHockey for all of the continued real-time coverage of the U.S. Women's National Team, as they return to home soil in Seattle and get set to face Canada and look to improve to 3-0 in the series. 

November 17 | Team USA 2, Canada 1

KAMLOOPS, B.C. – Alex Carpenter (North Reading, Mass.) scored late in the third period to give the U.S. a 2-1 victory in the second game of the 2022-23 Rivalry Series at the Sandman Centre on Thursday evening, as Team USA now heads back to the United States up 2-0 in the series. 

Read the full recap HERE.

November 16 | The Winding Road to Kamloops

Fresh off a 4-3 shootout victory over Canada from the night prior, the U.S. hit the road, taking the 2.5 hour bus ride up to Kamloops, B.C. Since it was a travel day, the team had the day off from skating, so many took the opportunity to take a walk around downtown Kamloops and relax as game two of the series is right around the corner. 

Learn more about U.S. Women's National Team newcomer Kelsey King.

NAME: Kelsey King 
HOMETOWN: Elk River, Minn. 
CURRENT TEAM: Minnesota State University (WCHA)

DESCRIBE YOUR STYLE OF PLAY: I’m bold. I’m a very tenacious player and I like to work hard out on the ice. I can also shoot the puck when I get the chance. 

WHAT IT MEANS TO REPRESENT TEAM USA: I’m most excited about the opportunity to be a part of something that I’ve dreamed of and to also get the chance to just learn from some really great players and coaches. I’m excited to get the chance to leave my mark. 

FAVORITE PLACE HOCKEY HAS TAKEN HER: I would say Burlington, Vermont. Church Street was really cool, that area is really nice. 


November 15 | USA 4, Canada 3 (SO)

KELOWNA, B.C. – The U.S. defeated Canada 4-3 in a shootout to capture the first game of the 2022-23 Rivalry Series in Kelowna, B.C. on Tuesday night.  

Alex Carpenter (North Reading, Mass.) scored the shootout winner and notched the game-tying goal to lead Team USA, while Hilary Knight (Sun Valley, Idaho) notched a goal, an assist and scored the first goal of the shootout. Nicole Hensley (Lakewood, Colo.) made two saves in the shootout round and stopped 32 shots in the victory. 

Read the full recap HERE.

November 14 | One Sleep Till Gameday

The day before gameday and the excitement throughout the team was palpable. The team spent the morning enjoying the scenery in Kelowna, before hitting the ice for a practice. 

Hear what newcomer Haley Winn had to say about the game one Tuesday. 

November 13 | Practice Makes Perfect

Sunday was the team's first full day in Kelowna. Following a morning of team meetings, the team headed over to Prospera Place, the home of the Kelowna Rockets, for its first practice in Canada. 

Check our the top photos from practice below...

November 12 | Shippin' up to Kelowna

With a flight to Kelowna scheduled for the afternoon, Team USA spent the morning exploring Seattle before heading to the airport. A group of players hit up the famous Post Alley Gum Wall and Pike Place Market. They spent time at the fish stands in the market, with a few of them catching fish being flung across the stalls. 

Following a fishy morning, they hopped a short hour-long flight to snow-covered Kelowna. The team is in the mountain town for a few days prior to the first game of the Rivalry Series on Tuesday at Prospera Place at 7 p.m. PT. 

Learn more about U.S. Women's National Team newcomer Gabby Rosenthal.

NAME: Gabby Rosenthal 
BIRTHDAY: September 13, 1999
HOMETOWN: Blaine, Minn.
CURRENT TEAM: Ohio State University (WCHA)

DESCRIBE YOUR STYLE OF PLAY: I think I’m a defensive, physical player that tries to use my speed whenever I have the opportunity. I’m definitely physical and tough.

FAVORITE PLACE HOCKEY HAS TAKEN HER: Seattle definitely is up there, but other than Seattle, I’d say Las Vegas. 

WHAT IT MEANS TO REPRESENT TEAM USA: I’m super excited. I think it’s a great honor and privilege to be in this position and to be able to learn from everyone around me. That’s something I’m really looking forward to, especially with these veteran players on the roster, players that I looked up to when I was younger. I’m just happy to be here and feel really lucky. 

November 11 | Game Action

Day three was filled with fun both on and off the ice. The team opened the day with a scrimmage against the AAA Wenatchee Wild U18 Boys team at the Kraken Community Iceplex. The U.S. topped the Wild, using the scrimmage as an opportunity to gel in a game environment. Seattle-area kids also had the day off from school, so the stands were packed to watch Team USA take the ice as well. 


Following the scrimmage, the team was invited to the Seattle Kraken-Minnesota Wild game as special guests of the Kraken. Players took in Climate Pledge Arena for the first time, seeing in person where they are going to play on November 20. The team was presented a special ‘Team USA’ Kraken jersey, met Kraken mascot Buoy and had some very nice seats, right off the glass, to take in the action. Following the game, Wild goalies Marc-André Fleury and Filip Gustavsson met up with Team USA netminders Nicole HensleyMaddie Rooney and Aerin Frankel. The group chatted all things #GoalieNation and swapped some pointers on playing in net at Climate Pledge Arena. 

November 10 | Hitting the Ice

Day two in Seattle and the team started the day at the rink, hitting the ice for full practice. A group of fans came out to watch the team skate, giving the players a little extra pep as they worked hard on the ice. The team is enjoying skating at the Kraken Community Iceplex, the training home of the Seattle Kraken, especially since there is a Starbucks on the top floor – this team has a lot of coffee fans! If you ask the team who they think has the most complicated coffee order, it would be a unanimous answer…Hilary Knight. Her order is too complicated for the writer of this insider to even type out.


Following Team USA’s practice, Kelly PannekNicole HensleyMaureen Murphy and Becca Gilmore surprised the Jr. Kraken Girls 8U and 10U teams at their evening practice. The teams were excited to skate with members of the U.S. Women’s National Team hear their advice on working hard and staying motivated. 

November 9 | Welcome to Seattle!

Welcome to Seattle! With the start of the 2022-23 Rivalry Series right around the corner, the U.S. Women’s National Team opened its four-day training camp at the Kraken Community Iceplex in the Emerald City. Camp opened with a fast-paced, intense practice as both familiar faces and newcomers alike hit the ice.  


After an energetic practice, the team took in some Seattle sights, visiting the iconic Space Needle. Following a quick lesson on the history of the structure, the team took the elevator to the top, taking in the stunning panoramic views. Since it was a clear, sunny day in Seattle, the mountains and cityscape made for breathtaking views….and a great photo-op. 


Since the Seattle community has been so welcoming to the U.S. Women’s National Team, the team wanted to make sure they give back to the community that supports them. Wednesday morning, forwards Hayley ScamurraJincy Dunne and defender Rory Guilday stopped by a learn-to-skate clinic being hosted by the Seattle Kraken to help teach the young children how to skate.

This clinic was special, as it was put on by the Seattle Kraken’s philanthropic arm, the One Roof Foundation and ReWA, the Refugee Women’s Alliance. The special program hosts children whose families participate in the early learning centers with ReWA the opportunity to learn how to skate for free. 

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