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IIHF Women's Worlds Tabbed as Event to Watch in 2017

By USA Hockey, 01/11/17, 8:30AM EST


USOC Selects Tournament in Plymouth, Michigan, at USA Hockey Arena as a top-10 event for 2017

The U.S. Olympic Committee recently picked its top-10 events to watch in 2017 and tabbed the 2017 IIHF Women's World Championship in Plymouth, Michigan, as one of the big events of the year.

The tournament, which takes place in late March at USA Hockey Arena, will be hosted on U.S. soil for the first time since 2012. The United States is the defending world champion.

What the USOC Said ...

The U.S. Women’s National Team will be on home ice when it goes after another world championship in April. USA Hockey Arena in Plymouth, Michigan, will be the venue for the 2017 IIHF Women’s World Championship, scheduled for March 31-April 7. Team USA, the three-time defending world champion, will aim for its eighth world title, and don’t be surprised if it’s Team USA and Canada in the championship game. They’ve played in the final of every world championship tournament. The event was last held in the U.S. in 2012, when Canada took the title in Burlington, Vermont. Team USA is grouped with Canada, Russia and Finland in the preliminary round.