FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, December 20th, 2021
U.S. WOMEN’S HOCKEY TEAM FACES RIVAL CANADA TONIGHT AT 8 P.M. ET; LAST HOCKEY GAME EVER ON NBCSN
Defending Gold Medalists Kendall Coyne Schofield, Hilary Knight, and Brianna Decker Headline U.S. Team
Kenny Albert and 2018 Olympic Gold Medalist Monique Lamoureux-Morando to Call U.S. vs. Canada
Matchup Marks Final Hockey Game Televised on NBCSN; More Than 1,400 NHL and Olympic Hockey Games Have Been Televised on NBCSN Since Rebrand From Versus in 2012
STAMFORD, Conn. – Dec. 20, 2021 – NBCSN presents its final hockey game tonight when the U.S. Women’s Hockey team faces off against rival Canada live at 8 p.m. ET. The matchup is part of the My Why Tour, presented by Toyota, as the two national teams participate in a showcase around both countries on the road to the 2022 Olympic Winter Games.
The U.S. team is headlined by Olympic gold medalists Kendall Coyne Schofield, Hilary Knight, and Brianna Decker. Overall, the team includes 13 members of the defending gold medal winning team. The U.S. women’s hockey team has won a medal in every Olympics since the sport debuted in 1998, including winning gold in the first-ever tournament. The U.S. and Canada have faced each other in five of the six Olympic gold-medal games, including the thrilling penalty shootout 3-2 U.S. victory in 2018.
The U.S.-Canada matchup marks the final hockey game to be televised on NBCSN, which is ceasing operations at the end of 2021. Since its rebrand from Versus on Jan. 1, 2012, NBCSN has televised 1,437 total NHL and Olympic hockey games — 1,389 across the NHL and 48 men’s and women’s Olympic hockey matchups.
Play-by-play commentator Kenny Albert will call the action from Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minn., alongside analyst and 2018 Olympic gold medalist Monique Lamoureux-Morando.
Coverage on NBCSN is live streamed on NBCOlympics.com and the NBC Sports app. Peacock will also provide live streaming coverage of the game.
The U.S.-Canada matchup is part of NBC Olympics’ comprehensive 2022 Winter Olympics U.S. Olympic Team Trials telecast coverage across NBC, NBCSN, USA Network, Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA, and Peacock.
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