Team Canada announces roster for Rivalry Series games in February

Hockey Canada announced the roster for the Women’s team that will be taking part in the upcoming portion of the Rivalry Series against the Americans.

USA forward Hilary Knight (21) and Canada forward Marie-Philip Poulin (29) battle during second period IHF Women’s World Hockey Championship gold medal hockey action in Brampton, Ont., on Sunday, April 16, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

The Brandt Centre will host the second Canadian date of the upcoming portion of the series on Friday, February 9. Saskatoon will be the site for the first matchup in Canada, on Wednesday, February 7. The two teams will travel to St. Paul, Minnesota for the final matchup on Sunday, February 11.

One of the players who was selected to the roster was Saskatoon’s Emily Clark (Ottawa/PWHL), who will have the chance to play a pair of games in her home province.

The full Canadian roster can be found

Team Canada’s roster was selected by general manager Gina Kingsbury (Rouyn-Noranda, QC/Toronto, PWHL), head coach Troy Ryan (Spryfield, NS/Toronto, PWHL) and Cherie Piper (Scarborough, ON), senior manager of player development and scouting. Assistant coaches Kori Cheverie (New Glasgow, NS/Montréal, PWHL), Courtney Kessel (Mississauga, ON/Boston, PWHL) and Caroline Ouellette (Montréal, QC/Concordia University, RSEQ), and goaltending consultant Brad Kirkwood (Calgary, AB/Toronto, PWHL) also provided input.

This is the fifth year of the Rivalry Series between the Canadians and Americans, with Team USA currently leading the Canadian 3-1. In the 25 overall matchups, the Americans hold a slight advantage at 13-12.

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