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The United States and Canada are set to renew their women's hockey rivalry on Wednesday night at the end of pool play.
While the women's pool play starts to end on Wednesday, the men's group action begins with the United States opening its Group B schedule against Slovenia. The two games featuring American teams are packed on to a schedule that features five games with a wide array of storylines.
Women's Group B: Korea vs.
Japan a. Slovenia a.
Germany p. Canada p. The United States could be poised to finally end Canada's run of four straight Olympic gold medals, with Wednesday's game serving as a litmus test for where both teams stand entering the medal round.
Both teams have impressed so far against quality competition from Finland and the Olympic Athletes from Russia, but the standard is raised when they meet on the ice.
Wednesday's pool-play game will decide which part of the elimination bracket the United States and Canada land on. Both teams will qualify for the semifinals as the two best teams in Group A. Men's Competition Begins on Wednesday The Olympic Athletes from Russia get a chance to prove why they are the gold-medal favorites in men's ice hockey when the competition begins on Wednesday.
The game is the first of a five-game road swing for the Caps who have now won three straight. Observations from the win Another strong game for Holtby The brief reset seems to have done the job for Braden Holtby who made 41 saves.
Canada and Sweden are also in the hunt for the top spot on the podium, while the United States can reach the medals with a roster full of college athletes and players from the AHL. In order to achieve the best possible finish in Group B, the United States must knock off Slovenia and Slovakia and hope to play the Olympic Athletes from Russia to a tight game.