COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – USA Hockey, in conjunction with Hockey Canada, announced today that one of the greatest rivalries in sports will renew when the women’s national teams from the U.S. and Canada clash in a three-game series Feb. 12-17, 2019.
Little Caesars Arena in Detroit will host the final game of the series as part of Hockey Week Across America on Sunday, Feb. 17, with opening faceoff set for 12 noon ET.
“It’s great to bring the excitement of the U.S.-Canada rivalry to Detroit, a city with such a rich hockey history,” said Pat Kelleher, executive director of USA Hockey. “When our teams meet, the speed, the skill and the passion on display are really unparalleled.
“One of our objectives is to ensure that this game is affordable for families so that as many people as possible have the chance to experience this great rivalry in person.”
Tickets (ranging from $15-$55) will go on sale to the general public Monday (Dec. 3) at 10 a.m. ET and can be purchased at 313Presents.com, Ticketmaster.com and the Little Caesars Arena XFINITY box office located just off Woodward Avenue, adjacent to the Chevrolet Entry Northeast. To purchase tickets by phone, fans can call 800-745-3000.
The series will also feature games Feb. 12 at 7 p.m. ET in London, Ontario, and Feb. 14 at 7 p.m. ET in Toronto. For more information, including the full schedule, please click here.
A STORIED RIVALRY
The two nations met in what became perhaps the greatest spectacle of the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang last February when the U.S. secured a thrilling overtime victory in the gold-medal game, which was decided in the sixth round of a shootout after an “electrifying” goal by Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson and subsequent save by U.S. netminder Maddie Rooney.
The most recent game between the two countries was also won by the U.S., that a 5-2 triumph in the championship game of the Four Nations Cup on Nov. 10 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.
NOTES: Information regarding media accreditation for this event will be forthcoming … USA Hockey is conducting its women’s winter training camp from Dec. 17-21 at USA Hockey Arena in Plymouth, Michigan. For the full schedule and media credential application, please click here.
About USA Hockey, Inc.
USA Hockey, founded on October 29, 1937, and headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colorado, provides the foundation for the sport of ice hockey in America; helps young people become leaders, sometimes Olympic heroes; and connects the game at every level while promoting a lifelong love of the sport. USA Hockey is more than a million strong, including players, coaches, officials and volunteers that span all 50 states. The National Governing Body for the sport in the United States, USA Hockey has important partnerships with the National Hockey League, United States Olympic Committee and International Ice Hockey Federation. For more information, visit usahockey.com.
About 313 Presents
Headquartered in the heart of The District Detroit, 313 Presents is a joint venture between Olympia Entertainment and Palace Sports & Entertainment, offering fans, artists, booking agents and touring attractions an unmatched platform of premier entertainment destinations. 313 Presents is responsible for delivering unforgettable fan experiences via best in class booking, production, accounting, marketing and public relations services for world-class entertainment events, concerts, family shows and community functions at Little Caesars Arena, Fox Theatre, Comerica Park, DTE Energy Music Theatre, Meadow Brook Amphitheatre and Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill. 313 Presents also manages booking, marketing and production of events for City Theatre.
About Little Caesars Arena
Little Caesars Arena in the heart of The District Detroit serves as the home of the Detroit Red Wings, Detroit Pistons and countless other sports, entertainment and community events. Rich with the tradition of the Original Six™ and 11-time Stanley Cup champion Detroit Red Wings, the three-time world champion Detroit Pistons and Detroit’s incredible musical heritage, the arena also features state-of-the-art technology, fan amenities, and active community spaces like the Via, the BELFOR Training Center and the Chevrolet Plaza. The District Detroit unites world-class theaters, four professional sports teams and three professional sports venues including Little Caesars Arena in one vibrant, walkable destination for people who want to live, work and play in a dynamic urban environment. Little Caesars Arena received the prestigious Sports Facility of the Year award at the 2018 Sports Business Awards Ceremony, established by SportsBusiness Journal and SportsBusiness Daily to celebrate and recognize the leaders, visionaries and day-to-day practitioners who personify excellence in the business of sports.
About The District Detroit
The District Detroit is a dynamic urban destination in the heart of Detroit. One that includes something for everyone—a dense neighborhood experience with a variety of developments alongside Detroit’s premier sports and entertainment venues. Connecting downtown Detroit to growing nearby neighborhoods such as Midtown, Corktown and Brush Park, The District Detroit is having a dramatic economic impact on Detroit and is a driving catalyst of the city’s remarkable resurgence. The District Detroit represents $1.4 billion in new investment to Detroit including the new Little Caesars Arena, Mike Ilitch School of Business at Wayne State University and Little Caesars world headquarters campus expansion. Additionally, new office, residential and retail spaces will continue to add momentum to Detroit’s amazing comeback for years to come.