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U.S., Canada women’s hockey teams set 3-game series

Ice Hockey - Winter Olympics Day 13

GANGNEUNG, SOUTH KOREA - FEBRUARY 22: Amanda Kessel #28 of the United States scores against Shannon Szabados #1 of Canada in the overtime penalty-shot shootout during the Women’s Gold Medal Game on day thirteen of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Gangneung Hockey Centre on February 22, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

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The U.S. and Canada will mark the anniversaries of their Olympic final epics with a three-game series in February.

The rivals play Feb. 12 in London, Ontario; Feb. 14 in Toronto and Feb. 17 at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit as part of Hockey Week Across America.

The U.S. won the last eight tournament finals over Canada, a streak running more than four years and including the PyeongChang gold-medal game shootout.

The Feb. 17 game in Detroit is on the 21st anniversary of the first Olympic women’s hockey final at the Nagano Games, won 3-1 by the U.S. Canada captured the next four Olympic titles before the U.S. broke through in South Korea.

The Americans beat Canada twice at the Four Nations Cup three weeks ago.

The Four Nations roster included all of the stars from the Olympics save captain Meghan Duggan, who sat out with an injury but plans to return to the national team later in this Olympic cycle, and twins Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson and Monique Lamoureux-Morando, who are pregnant.

The U.S. made major staff changes since the Olympics, including a new head coach (Bob Corkum replacing Robb Stauber) and program director Reagan Carey stepping down after eight years at the helm.

Both national teams are preparing for the world championship in Finland in April.

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