The unusual format of the Olympic tournament has put the United States and Canada in the same group before they are stream canada vs usa womens hockey up in the elimination round to set up a potential collision course for the gold-medal game. Both teams cruised through their first two Olympic contests with an eye on Wednesday night, which will serve as a litmus test for the gold-medal hopes of the North American rivals.
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Since last week, they've been on the ice in Lake Placid a couple times a day and training in the weight room. Chelsea Walkland is sitting up in the stands.
But they were also here to try out for two national teams— one for girls under the age of 18 and one for girls under Lauren Bernard just got off the ice.
Clarkson is considered a hockey powerhouse.
Lauren Bernard plays defense and was on the u18 team last year. She's joining the Clarkson team this fall.
They make mistakes. Even just walking by— they eat the same snacks I do.
Bernard skated against them on the u18 team last year. They were at a whole other level— the intensity, the pace, the competition.
After each whistle two girls take off, one with the puck and the other chasing her down, trying to stop her from getting a shot on net. The two have met in five out of the last six Olympic gold medal games, with the Americans winning in a shoot-out in Walkland says that rivalry brings out the best in the two teams.
That's followed by the u22 teams facing off tonight at 7 p. The respective teams play at the same times again on Thursday and Saturday.