Canada Global (Web News) The Canadian women’s hockey team must defeat the Americans twice to win the Rivalry Series.
Hockey Canada announced on Thursday that the final two games of the seven-game series will be played on Feb. 20 in Trois-Rivières’ Colisée Vidéotron and Feb. 22 at Laval, Quebec’s Place Bell.
The United States won the opening three games 4-3 in a shootout in Kelowna, British Columbia, 2-1 in Kamloops, British Columbia, and 4-2 in Seattle.
The next two games were won by Canada, one in overtime in Los Angeles and the other in Henderson, Nevada, both by scores of 3-2.
American forward Hilary Knight leads the series after five games with four goals and three assists.
With three goals and one assist, Beauceville, Quebec native and captain Marie-Philip Poulin leads Canada.
Hockey Canada is collaborating with the NHL’s Montreal Canadiens and the ECHL’s Trois-Rivières Lions for the two games in Quebec.
The Montreal Canadiens have long supported women’s hockey, and this is a continuation of their dedication to advancing the sport, according to the team’s president of sport and entertainment France Margaret Bélanger.
The women’s team and Hockey Canada stipulated in their athletes’ agreement, which was made public last month, that the athletes will be able to profit from the Rivalry Series thanks to a revenue-sharing arrangement.
Canada will compete for a third women’s world championship title in Brampton, Ontario, from April 5 to 16. Canada has won two straight finals against the United States.