COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – USA Hockey announced today the full schedule for The Time is Now Tour, presented by Toyota, featuring the U.S. Women’s National Ice Hockey Team. The Tour, which includes three games against Canada and the 2017 Four Nations Cup, will be a key component of Team USA’s preparation for PyeongChang while also showcasing the sport at its highest level in select communities across the country.
The three games vs. Canada will be held Oct. 25 in Boston, Dec. 3 in St. Paul, Minnesota, and Dec. 15 in San Jose, California, while the 2017 Four Nations Cup will be held Nov. 5-12 in Wesley Chapel and Tampa, Florida. The Four Nations Cup is an annual tournament that has been held in varying forms since 1996 (previously the Three Nations Cup). The U.S. has captured the title seven times (1997, 2003, 2008, 2011, 2012, 2015, 2016).
Media interested in covering any of the The Time is Now Tour games can apply for accreditation here. For more information about the U.S. Women’s National Ice Hockey Team and The Time is Now Tour, please visit TheTimeisNowTour.com.
NOTES: The 2017-18 U.S. Women’s National Team 23-player roster features 21 players who helped Team USA earn a gold medal at the 2017 IIHF Women’s World Championship and 12 members of the silver medal-winning 2014 U.S. Olympic Women’s Ice Hockey Team, including Kacey Bellamy (Westfield, Mass.), Megan Bozek (Buffalo Grove, Ill.), Alex Carpenter (North Reading, Mass.), Kendall Coyne (Palos Heights, Ill.), Brianna Decker (Dousman, Wis.), Meghan Duggan (Danvers, Mass.), Amanda Kessel (Madison, Wis.), Hilary Knight (Sun Valley, Idaho), Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson (Grand Forks, N.D.), Monique Lamoureux-Morando (Grand Forks, N.D.), Gigi Marvin (Warroad, Minn.) and LeeStecklein (Roseville, Minn.)… Reagan Carey (Colorado Springs, Colo.), USA Hockey’s director of women’s hockey, is the general manager of the 2017 U.S. Women’s National Team and 2018 U.S. Olympic Women’s Ice Hockey Team… Robb Stauber (Medina, Minn.) is the head coach of the 2017 U.S. Women’s National Team and 2018 U.S. Olympic Women’s Ice Hockey Team … The U.S. Women’s National Ice Hockey Team will train together at Florida Hospital Center Ice in Wesley Chapel, Florida, and participate on the Tour and in various competitions in the build-up to the 2018 Olympic Winter Games … The final 2018 U.S. Olympic Women’s Ice Hockey Team is expected to be announced on or around Jan. 1, 2018… USA Hockey’s International Council, chaired by Gavin Regan (Potsdam, N.Y.), vice president of USA Hockey, has oversight responsibilities for all U.S. national teams.