๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ IIHF Names Utica As 2024 Women’s World Championship Host

On the final day of the 2023 Women’s World Championships, the International Ice Hockey Federation confirmed the next host of the tournament, with the 2024 Women’s World Championships to be hosted in Utica, New York, running from 04-14 April 2023.

The United States will host the tournament, which debuted in 1990, for the fifth time in history, previously holding the event in New York state in 1994 (Lake Placid), hosting again in 2001 (Minneapolis, Minnesota), 2012 (Burlington, Vermont) and 2017 (Plymouth, Michigan). 2017 saw the first time Team USA won Gold on home ice, upending Canada 3-2 in overtime following three straight Gold Medal losses at home in 1994, 2001 and 2012.

The Americans will host Canada, Czechia, Switzerland and Finland in Group A of the tournament, while Group B will be made up of Sweden, Japan, Germany and two teams that will be promoted from Division IA in August. Group A will play at the Adirondack Bank Center, home of the AHL’s Utica Comets, the New Jersey Devils’ minor league affiliate, while Group B will play at the Nexus Center at the Utica University campus. This will be the first time that Utica has ever hosted an IHLC matchup, and the first IHLC tilt in the region since the 2013 Four Nations Cup finale, held in Lake Placid.

The tournament schedule will be announced next month, with future hosts potentially to be announced at the next IIHF Congress in May.

Photo Credit: Adirondack Bank Center โ€“ IIHF โ€“ HHOF โ€“ IOC



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