SOCHI, RUSSIA -- Team USA and Team Canada meet up this morning in Sochi for what some are saying is a preview of the gold medal match next week.

The U.S. and Canda are women's hockey powerhouses.

The teams have played 7 exhibition matches leading up to the Olympics.

Canada won the first 3 of those games, and the United States won the last 4.

Local Olympians Kelli Stack and Brianne McLaughlin are a big part of Team USA's success.

As far as Olympic medals go, Team USA won gold in 1998 in Nagano, Japan, but that was the last time they won.

Canada won gold at the last three winter games in Salt Lake City, Torino, and Vancouver.

USA Women's Hockey Olympics page:

The game will be on NBC Sports this morning at 7:30 a.m.

You can watch the game live online here:

Be sure to check back at for the latest on the game.