China Granted Automatic Berths At 2022 Beijing Olympics


In a similar vein to the IIHF’s decision four years ago to allow Korea automatic berths to the 2018 Olympics in PyeongChang, the IIHF today confirmed at their Annual Congress that the next Winter Olympic hosts, China, will gain automatic berths for the men’s and women’s tournaments in Beijing for the 2022 Games.
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IIHF Confirms 2022 Olympic Women’s Tournament Expanding To Ten Teams


Following a similar mandate made for the IIHF Women’s World Championships last year, the IIHF today confirmed that the 2022 Olympic women’s tournament in Beijing, China, will expand to ten teams, in order to accommodate both the host country and a new contender in an ever-increasing talent pool in international women’s hockey.
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IHLC Team Profiles – China (Men’s)

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china-11 CHINA (CHN) Men’s National Ice Hockey Team

An emerging hockey nation just by virtue of its sheer size, the Chinese men’s team will look to replicate the success of the women’s size before the 2022 Olympics in Beijing. With the world watching, China will look to make their first Olympic appearance a success, potentially racking up a few wins (and an IHLC title) in Beijing.
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IHLC Team Profiles – China (Women’s)

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china-11 CHINA (CHN) Women’s National Ice Hockey Team

China has been a unique contender for the women’s IHLC, emerging as an unlikely threat at the 1992 World Championship – but more remarkable has been their ability to stay competitive in a nation not known for its hockey prowess. China nearly upset the dominant Canadian squad at the 1996 Pacific Rim Championship, narrowly losing 1-0. China has played the most games of any women’s team that has yet to win the IHLC, and will surely continue to compete to win their elusive first IHLC.
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IHLC Results – Canada 11-0 China – Apr. 6, 2008

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Women’s World Championship Preliminary Round
Baqu Arena, Harbin china-11
Sunday, April 6, 2008

BOXSCORE
1st Period
03:21 – canada1965-11 PEN – Agosta, slashing
08:21 – canada1965-11 GOAL – Piper (Wickenheiser, Vaillancourt)
10:52 – canada1965-11 GOAL – Botterill (MacLeod, Hefford)
13:17 – canada1965-11 GOAL – MacLeod (Bechard)
13:42 – canada1965-11 GOAL – Botterill (Hefford)
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IHLC Results – United States 12-1 China – Feb. 14, 2002

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Olympic Preliminary Round
Peaks Ice Arena, Provo usa-11
Thursday, February 14, 2002

BOXSCORE
1st Period
01:19 – usa-11 GOAL – Granato (Wendell, Darwitz)
02:54 – china-11 PEN – Wang L., slashing
04:34 – usa-11 PEN – Dunn, interference
07:04 – usa-11 GOAL – Looney (Bailey, Baker)
09:29 – china-11 PEN – Ma, slashing
16:30 – usa-11 GOAL – Granato
20:00 – usa-11 PEN – Dunn, checking from behind major + game misconduct
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IHLC Results – United States 13-0 China – Apr. 3, 2001

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Women’s World Championship Preliminary Round
National Hockey Center, St. Cloud usa-11
Tuesday, April 3, 2001

BOXSCORE
1st Period
02:48 – usa-11 GOAL – Looney (Wendell)
06:34 – usa-11 GOAL – King (Wendell)
08:01 – usa-11 GOAL – Bailey (Granato, Ruggiero)
09:12 – usa-11 GOAL – Wendell (King)
09:48 – usa-11 PEN – Ruggiero, roughing
11:58 – usa-11 GOAL – Granato (Bailey)
12:37 – usa-11 PEN – Blahoski, roughing
14:58 – usa-11 PEN – Blahoski, roughing
17:23 – usa-11 GOAL – Merz
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IHLC Results – Canada 8-1 China – Apr. 4, 2000

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Women’s World Championship Preliminary Round
Kitchener Memorial Auditorium, Kitchener canada1965-11
Tuesday, April 4, 2000

BOXSCORE
1st Period
05:07 – canada1965-11 GOAL – Benoit (Sunohara)
07:47 – china-11 PEN – Jin, interference
07:59 – canada1965-11 PP GOAL – Brisson (Sunohara)
09:31 – canada1965-11 GOAL – Goyette (Botterill, Wickenheiser)
15:26 – canada1965-11 GOAL – Goyette (Wickenheiser)
16:57 – canada1965-11 PEN – Pounder, interference
17:49 – canada1965-11 SH GOAL – Campbell
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