2018 Women’s Olympic Hockey Schedule Released

The schedule for the women’s tournament at the 2018 Olympics in PyeongChang, Korea were released by the IIHF today, kicking off hockey at the Olympics on Saturday, 10 February.

Group B starts off the tournament, with Japan facing Sweden in the opener, followed by hosts Korea playing Switzerland, while the teams of Group A (Canada, Finland, Russia and the United States) starting the next day, and playing alternating days afterwards. The playoff rounds begin one week later, where Canada will look to win their fifth consecutive Olympic gold medal, while the United States will look to finally lift the weight of 20 years of Silver with a victory, while squads like Finland, Russia or Switzerland looking to play spoiler.

UPDATE (Dec. 5): As a result of Russia’s ban from the 2018 Olympics, approved athletes will be able to participate under the Olympic Flag as the “Olympic Athletes From Russia” team; the schedule below has been adjusted to reflect this change.

The tournament schedule is as follows:

๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Canada
๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Finland
๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ O.A.F. Russia
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ United States
๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ท Korea
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช Sweden
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ Switzerland

Saturday, 10 February
๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต Japanย vs. Sweden ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช
๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ท Koreaย vs. Switzerland ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ

Sunday, 11 February
๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Finland vs. United States ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Canada vs. Olympic Athletes From Russia ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ

Monday, 12 February
๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต Japanย vs. Switzerland ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ
๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ท Korea vs. Sweden ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช

Tuesday, 13 February
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Canada vs. Finland ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ
๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ Olympic Athletes From Russia vs. United States ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

Wednesday, 14 February
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช Sweden vs. Switzerland ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ
๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต Japan vs. Korea ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ท

Thursday, 15 February
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Canada vs. United States ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Finland vs. Olympic Athletes From Russia ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ

Saturday, 17 February
Quarterfinal – A3 vs. B2
Quarterfinal – A4 vs. B1

Monday, 19 February
Semifinal – A1 vs. A4/B1
Semifinal – A2 vs. A3/B2
Classification Game – B3 vs. B4

Wednesday, 21 February
Bronze Medal Game

Thursday, 22 February
Gold Medal Game

The IHLC for the tournament will likely fall to the winner of November’s Four Nations Cup, although if the title is held by the U.S. or Canada by the end of the tournament, the IHLC will be contested in a handful of exhibition tilts in the lead-up to the Games. The path to PyeongChang is now clear, and who brings the IHLC to the Games will soon be very clear!

Photo Credit: Sochi 2014IIHFHHOFIOC



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