The 2022 IIHF Women’s World Championship is in the knockout round. The two semi-final matches are played today (September 3), with the bronze and gold medal matches scheduled for tomorrow, September 4 (see below for TV schedule details).
This year’s tournament, hosted by Denmark, marks the first time the top division women’s world championship has been contested in an Olympic year since the debut of women’s hockey at the Nagano Winter Games in 1998.
Here’s a guide that includes information on how fans in the United States can watch on TV, the final group standings, an overview of the tournament format, and overtime procedures. This guide will be updated throughout the 2022 Women’s World Championship, so be sure to bookmark this page and check back for updates.
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How to watch the 2022 FIFA Women’s World Championship
Fans in the United States can watch the 2022 IIHF Women’s World Championship on television via NHL Network, which will carry TSN coverage.
During the quarter-finals, the only games shown on NHL Network are those involving the United States or Canada, which is notable compared to coverage of the U18 Women’s World Championship earlier this summer. This guide will be updated if additional coverage is added.
- 09/01/2022: Quarter-final #1 — Switzerland vs Japan
- Switzerland won 2-1 (GWS)
- 01/09/2022: Quarter-final #2 — USA v Hungary
- 09/01/2022: Quarter-final #3 – Finland vs Czech Republic
- 01/09/2022: Quarter-final #4 — Canada v. Sweden
Semi-Final TV Schedule (NHL Network):
- 09/03/2022: Semi-Final #1 – USA vs Czechia (8am ET)
- 03/09/2022: Semi-final #2 — Canada v. Switzerland (12 p.m. ET)
Medal Game TV Schedule (NHL Network):
- 04/09/2022: Bronze medal game (9 a.m. ET)
- 9/4/2022: Gold Medal Game (1:30 p.m. ET)
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Tournament format for the 2022 IIHF Women’s World Championship
Just like at the recent world championships, the women’s hockey competition in Denmark featured two weighted pools, with the top ranked nations competing in Group A.
Following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the team representing the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) – a designation that is the result of the state-sponsored doping program – is currently suspended by the IIHF. . With Russia banned, Sweden were invited and placed in Group B, while Japan moved to Group A.
The tournament began with a round robin, with each team playing four games against the other teams in the group. At the end of the group, the five teams from Group A will advance to the quarter-finals, along with the top three teams from Group B. The bottom-placed team from Group B (Denmark) was relegated to the World Championship tournament lower division for 2023.
2022 IIHF Women’s World Championship – Final Group Standings:
- United States
- Czech Republic
- Denmark (relegated to lower division World Championship for 2022)
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World Women’s Hockey World Overtime Rules
Given hockey’s #history, it seems likely that this information will become important at least once or twice during the 2022 IIHF Women’s World Championship:
- If a group game ends in a tie, a five-minute sudden-death overtime period will be played. Each team will compete with three skaters and a goalie. If no goal is scored, a penalty shootout will determine the winner.
- If a playoff game (excluding the gold medal game) ends in a tie, a 10-minute sudden-death overtime will be played. Each team will compete with three skaters and a goalie. If no goal is scored, a penalty shootout will determine the winner.
- If the gold medal game ends in a tie, 20-minute sudden-death overtime periods will be played until a goal is scored. Each team will compete with three skaters and a goalie.
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