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GAMEDAY: U.S. Faces Canada in Opening Game at WWC

By, 03/28/16, 10:15AM MDT


Watch live on NHL Network at 10:30 p.m. ET

GAME DAY: Tonight is the first meeting between the U.S. and Canada at the 2016 IIHF Women’s World Championship. Today’s game will take place at 10:30 p.m. ET (7:30 p.m. local) at the Sandman Centre in Kamloops, British Columbia.

The game will be televised in the United States on NHL Network. Follow the updates on Twitter @USAHockeyScores and join the conversation by using the hashtag #WWC2016.

USA vs. CANADA: In the IIHF Women’s World Championship, Team USA has a 8-2-5-8-0 record (W-OTW-OTL-L-T) vs. Canada overall.

Prior to the 2016 IIHF WWC, the last meeting between the two teams at this event took place on April 4, 2015. In that game, the U.S. defeated Canada, 7-5, to win the gold medal.

CHAMPIONSHIP HISTORY: The U.S. has played Canada in the gold medal game in all 16 of the previous events, capturing the event’s top prize now a total of six times (2005, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015), including five of the last six  tournaments. Team USA is 63-2-6-8-1 (W-OTW-OTL-L-T) in 80 career games and has outscored their opponents 542-128.

NOTABLE: Meghan Duggan is team captain for the U.S. Women’s National Team at the IIHF Women's World Champinoship.

On March 19, Kendall Coyne was selected as the 2016 Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award winner, presented annually to the top player in NCAA Division I women’s ice hockey.


DATE OPPONENT RESULT U.S. Player of the Game
Mon., March 28 Canada W, 3-1 Hilary Knight
Tue., March 29 Finland W, 2-1 Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson
Thur., March 31 Russia W, 8-0 Monique Lamoureux
Sun., April 3 Russia - Semifinal W, 9-0 Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson
Mon., April 4 Canada - Gold Medal Game W, 1-0 OT Alex Rigsby