Canada, U.S. to play women’s hockey Rivalry Series game in Nevada

Canada's Marie-Philip Poulin collides United States' Lee Stecklein during the women's gold medal hockey game at the 2022 Winter Olympics, Thursday, Feb. 17, 2022, in Beijing. (Petr David Josek/AP)

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Canada and the U.S will meet in a women’s hockey Rivalry Series game Dec. 15 in Henderson, Nev.

The game announced Monday by USA Hockey will be the fourth in a seven-game series between the two countries.

The series opens Nov. 15 in Kelowna, B.C., followed two days later by another game in Kamloops, B.C.

The U.S. will host Canada on Nov. 20 in Seattle followed by the game at the The Dollar Loan Center in the Las Vegas suburb of Henderson.

Dates and locations for the remaining three games have yet to be announced.

Canada edged the U.S. 2-1 for the gold medal in the women’s world hockey championship final Sept. 4 in Herning, Denmark.

Canada went 3-1-1 against the U.S. in last season’s Rivalry Series cut short by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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