The 2019 U.S. Women's National Team is set to arrive in Plymouth, Michigan, on Sunday (Feb. 10) ahead of the 2019 Rivalry Series. The series will consist of three contests between the women's national teams of both the U.S. and Canada with games to be held Feb. 12 in London, Ontario, Feb. 14 in Toronto and Feb. 17 in Detroit, all of which will be televised live in the U.S. on NHL Network.
The series finale on Feb. 17 is presented by TCF Bank and will be held at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit. The game will kick off the celebration of Hockey Week Across America with opening faceoff set for 12 noon ET. Tickets (ranging from $15-$35) can be purchased at Ticketmaster.com and the Little Caesars Arena XFINITY box office located just off Woodward Avenue, adjacent to the Chevrolet Entry Northeast. To purchase tickets by phone, fans can call 800-745-3000.
The roster features 14 members of the gold medal-winning 2018 U.S. Olympic Women's Ice Hockey Team, including Kacey Bellamy (Westfield, Mass.), Hannah Brandt (Vadnais Heights, Minn.), Dani Cameranesi (Plymouth, Minn.), Kendall Coyne Schofield (Palos Heights, Ill.), Brianna Decker (Dousman, Wis.), Amanda Kessel (Madison, Wis.), Hilary Knight (Sun Valley, Idaho), Gigi Marvin (Warroad, Minn.), Sidney Morin (Minnetonka, Minn.), Amanda Pelkey (Montpelier, Vt.), Emily Pfalzer (Buffalo, N.Y.), Alex Rigsby (Delafield, Wis.), Haley Skarupa (Rockville, Md.) and Lee Stecklein (Roseville, Minn.). In addition, three more Olympians are represented, including 2014 Olympic silver medalists Megan Bozek (Buffalo Grove, Ill.), Alex Carpenter (North Reading, Mass.) and Shelly Picard (Taunton, Mass.).
Bob Corkum (Salisbury, Mass.) is serving as head coach of the 2018-19 U.S. Women's National Team, alongside assistant coaches Joel Johnson (White Bear Lake, Minn.) and Brian Pothier (New Bedford, Mass.), and goaltending coach Steve Thompson (Anchorage, Alaska).
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NOTES: The U.S. will practice at USA Hockey Arena in Plymouth on Monday (Feb. 11) at 10:30 a.m. ET... The U.S. and Canada met in what became perhaps the greatest spectacle of the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang last February when the U.S. secured a thrilling overtime victory in the gold-medal game, which was decided in the sixth round of a shootout after an "electrifying" goal by Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson and subsequent save by U.S. netminder Maddie Rooney... The most recent game between the two countries was also won by the U.S., that a 5-2 triumph in the championship game of the Four Nations Cup on Nov. 10 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan... Media wishing to attend and cover the Feb. 17 USA vs. Canada contest should complete the online credential form by today (Feb. 8) at 5 p.m. ET.