Abbey Murphy, a current player for the Gophers, will be representing the United States alongside former Gopher players Kelly Pannek, Grace Zumwinkle, and Taylor Heise in the highly anticipated matches against Team Canada. Pannek, Zumwinkle, and Heise were chosen for Team USA after joining Minnesota’s Professional Women’s Hockey League franchise. Pannek signed with the team prior to the draft, in which Heise was selected as the No. 1 pick and Zumwinkle was selected as the No. 13 pick.
Team Canada has not yet announced their roster for the November games in the 2023-24 Rivalry Series. Sarah Potomak, a former Gopher player, represented Team Canada in three Rivalry Series games in November 2022.
The U.S. Women’s National Team will take on Canada in the 2023-24 Rivalry Series, a seven-game competition between the two fierce rivals. The series will consist of two games in November, two games in December, and three games in February. The final game will be held at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minnesota on Sunday, February 11.