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Women’s Sled Hockey World Challenge Begins Thursday

By USA Hockey, 08/29/23, 1:45PM EDT

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U.S. Women’s Development Sled Hockey Team looking to defend title

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The U.S. Women’s Development Sled Hockey Team opens play at the 2023 IPC Women’s World Challenge on Thursday (Aug. 31) against Canada at the Cornerstone Community Center in Green Bay, Wis. Opening faceoff is set for 6:30 p.m. local/7:30 p.m. ET.

All games from the Women’s World Challenge will be streamed live on the IPC YouTube page, and live stats will be available on the World Para Ice Hockey website. Team USA’s full schedule and roster are available here

The four-team Women’s World Challenge includes the U.S., Canada, Great Britain, and Team World, comprised of players from Asia, Europe, and North America. After the round-robin preliminary round, teams will be seeded for the championship and third-place games on Sept. 3. 

“The team is excited to compete,” said Kevin Erlenbach (Waterman, Ill.), general manager of the U.S. Women’s Development Sled Hockey Team. “The players have worked hard to get here and look forward to showcasing sled hockey to the fans in Green Bay.” 

NOTES: The U.S. won the initial Women’s World Challenge last August in Green Bay, going undefeated in four games. Team USA’s 2023 roster includes 16 players from last year’s championship-winning roster, as well as head coach Rose Misiewicz (Duluth, Minn.) and assistant coach Hannah DeLong (Belmont, Mass.).

Full Schedule

Date Game Time (Local/ET)/Result Location Stream
Thursday, August 31 Canada 6:30 p.m./7:30 p.m. Cornerstone Community Center
Green Bay, Wis.
YouTube
Friday, September 1 Great Britain 6:30 p.m./7:30 p.m. Cornerstone Community Center
Green Bay, Wis.
YouTube
Saturday, September 2 Team World 6:30 p.m./7:30 p.m. Cornerstone Community Center
Green Bay, Wis.
YouTube
Sunday, September 3 Third-Place Game 11:00 a.m./12:00p.m. Cornerstone Community Center
Green Bay, Wis.
YouTube
Championship Game 3:00 p.m./4:00 p.m. Cornerstone Community Center
Green Bay, Wis.
YouTube

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