CALGARY, Alta. – Canada’s National Women’s Team released the following statement following the announcement that the U.S. Women’s National Team will play at the upcoming IIHF Women’s World Championship.

“We congratulate the U.S. Women’s National Team and USA Hockey on reaching an agreement that will allow the world championship tournament to be a best-on-best showcase. Our preparation has remained consistent and we are looking forward to a great tournament and our opening game against the United States on Friday night in Plymouth.”

–            – Melody Davidson, Hockey Canada’s general manager of national women’s team program.