Week-long training camp to include two exhibition contests
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – USA Hockey announced today that the U.S. Women’s National Team will host the Canadian Women’s National Team in conjunction with the Pittsburgh Penguins for a week-long training camp Nov. 4-10 at UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex in Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania, just north of Pittsburgh.
The camp will include a pair of exhibition games between the two women’s hockey powers, with the opening contest set for Friday, Nov. 8, at 7 p.m. ET and the rematch on Sunday, Nov. 10, at 1 p.m. Both games will be played at the FedEx Rink of UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex. Tickets are available on a first-come, first-serve basis, and can be purchased online by clicking here or by calling 1.800.642.7367.
“We’re excited to welcome Canada to Pittsburgh and thank the Penguins organization for their support,” said Katie Million, director of women’s national team programs for USA Hockey. “We look forward to a great week.”
Some of the top players are expected to descend on the training camp, including Kendall Coyne-Schofield, Amanda Kessel and Hilary Knight. The complete U.S. roster will be released later this week and fans can find complete details by visiting TeamUSA.USAHockey.com.
NOTES: The training camp and exhibition games are in place of the Four Nations Cup that the U.S. and Canada were scheduled to take part in at the same time in Sweden but was canceled … The U.S. and Canada have battled in the gold-medal game of every IIHF Women’s World Championship and Olympic Winter Games staged, with just two exceptions (2019 world championship, 2006 Olympics) … USA is the reigning Olympic champion and has captured gold in eight of the last nine IIHF Women’s World Championships, including five straight.
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