U.S. and Canada to kick off women’s hockey pre-Olympic season series in October

United States' Alex Carpenter (25) battles Canada's Renata Fast (14) during the first period of a rivalry series women's hockey game in Hartford, Conn., Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019. (Michael Dwyer/AP)

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — The United States will host Canada in two women’s hockey games in October.

The games Oct. 22 in Allentown, Pa., and Oct. 25 in Hartford, Conn., kick off a series of games between the two teams this winter in their preparations for Beijing’s Winter Olympics in February.

The two teams are currently playing in the women’s world hockey championship in Calgary.

The Canadian team has centralized in Calgary to begin its Olympic preparation.

The U.S. will do the same in Blaine, Minn. The Americans have won five straight world titles.

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