The Rivalry Series contest between the U.S. and Canada this Saturday, Feb. 8, at Honda Center will mark the largest crowd ever to see the U.S. Women's National Team in the United States. More than 11,000 tickets have been sold to date, besting the previous record crowd of 10,158 on Jan. 6, 2002 (USA vs. Canada at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit). This will mark the first-ever Women's National Team game in Southern California.
The roster includes Laguna Hills native and former Lady Ducks player Annie Pankowski, three-time Olympic medalists Hilary Knight, Kacey Bellamy, Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson, Monique Lamoureux-Morando, and two-time Olympic Medalists Kendall Coyne Schofield and Amanda Kessel. The full roster can be found here.
The contest at Honda Center between the two superpowers will begin at 7 p.m. PT. Tickets are available at the Honda Center box office or www.HondaCenter.com/USA starting at $10, with options for VIP hospitality and Meet & Greet opportunities with Team USA.
The game will be part of the Anaheim Ducks "We Play Weekend," which will take place Feb. 7-9, 2020, and includes multiple initiatives to celebrate the girls and women's game. As part of the weekend festivities, U.S. National Team members will take part in S.C.O.R.E. (Scholastic Curriculum Of Recreation & Education) events that promote hockey, physical fitness and academic excellence in classrooms across Southern California. Prior to the Rivalry Series game, the Ducks will host a ticketed pre-game Women in Sports panel featuring distinguished female athletes.
Autographs will be available post-game from members of the U.S. Women's National Team and alumni. To conclude the weekend on Sunday, Feb. 9, kids ages 6-16 will have a chance to take part in special clinics with members of Team USA at Great Park Ice and FivePoint Arena.