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Two big games tonight for Kamloops hockey fans

Canada's Natalie Spooner (24) celebrates with teammates after scoring her third goal of the night against Finland during third period semi-final action at the women's world hockey championships in Kamloops, B.C., Sunday, April 3, 2016.
Image Credit: THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
April 04, 2016 - 3:00 PM

KAMLOOPS - Kamloops hockey fans have a pair of big games tonight though where to watch might be difficult to answer.

Canada’s national women’s team faces off against the United States in Kamloops for a gold medal, while the Blazers are in Kelowna for Game 7 of the WHL playoffs opening round.

The women's gold medal game starts at 7:30 p.m., April 4, at the Sandman Centre in downtown Kamloops, but tickets are sold out.

Hockey Canada spokesperson Lisa Dornan says more tickets were made available this morning, but have already been bought up. She doesn’t expect any more available at the door.

The temporary Canada House at the Kamloops Curling Club has already shut down, according to host committee member Jon Pankuch, but the other international house venues are open. Of course you can watch the gold medal game at your favourite watering hole or at home on TV.

Canada beat Finland 5-3 yesterday to get to the final, which means the championship game will again be between the United States and Canada, who have faced each other at every gold medal game since the tournament's inception. The United States have won the last two World Champioinships, while Canada has won the last few Olympic gold medals.

Puck drop is 7:05 p.m. for the Blazers versus Rockets game at Prospera Place in Kelowna. The winner will take on the Victoria Royals in the next round. If you can't make it to the arena, you can watch the game online.


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