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U.S. women’s hockey team and Canada face off in pre-Olympic contests

Hilary Knight, Monique Lmoureux, Brianne Jenner

U.S. forward Hilary Knight (21) and defender Monique Lamoureux (7) reach for the puck next to Canada forward Brianne Jenner (19) during the first period of the gold-medal game of the women’s world hockey championships, Friday, April 7, 2017, in Plymouth, Mich. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)


COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) The U.S. women’s national team will play Canada at least four times as part of the Time is Now Tour leading up to the 2018 Winter Olympics.

USA Hockey announced the schedule Tuesday, which also includes the 2017 Four Nations Cup.

The U.S. women, who beat Canada at the world championships last spring, will play the defending Olympic gold medalists Oct. 25 in Boston, Dec. 3 in St. Paul, Minnesota and Dec. 15 in San Jose.

A fourth game is scheduled Nov. 8 as part of the Four Nations Cup featuring Finland and Sweden in Wesley Chapel, Florida, with the championship game Nov. 12 in Tampa. The Americans have won the Four Nations Cup and its predecessor seven times, including the past two years.

The Time is Now Tour full schedule

DayTime (ET)GameLocation
Oct. 257:30 p.m.USA vs. CanadaBoston, Mass.
Nov. 77:00 p.m.USA vs. Finland (Four Nations Cup)Wesley Chapel, Fla.
Nov. 87:00 p.m.USA vs. Canada (Four Nations Cup)Wesley Chapel, Fla.
Nov. 107:00 p.m.USA vs. Sweden (Four Nations Cup)Wesley Chapel, Fla.
Nov. 123:30 p.m.1st & 3rd place games (Four Nations Cup)Wesley Chapel, Fla.
Dec. 34:00 p.m.USA vs. CanadaSt. Paul, Minn.
Dec. 1510:30 p.m.USA vs. CanadaSan Jose, Calif.

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