Women’s Hockey at the Winter Olympics: Medal game schedule, results

USA vs. Canada in women's hockey at the 2022 Winter Olympics
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To help you get up to speed on everything you need to know about women’s hockey at the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing, On Her Turf has compiled some helpful resources: from schedules for the medal round games, details on how to watch and livestream, results from group play and knockout rounds, rosters for all 10 teams, and a complete history of the U.S.-Canada rivalry at the Olympics and world championships.

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To stay up-to-date on how to watch every women’s and mixed gender event, here is On Her Turf’s official guide to the Winter Games.

Women’s Hockey Bronze and Gold Medal Game Schedule – 2022 Winter Olympics

Women’s Hockey Game Date/Start Time (U.S. Eastern Time) Date/Start Time (Beijing, China) How to Watch
Bronze Medal Game 2/16/22 6:30 AM 2/16/22 7:30 PM Peacock | NBCOlympics.com
Gold Medal Game 2/16/22 11:05 PM 2/17/22 12:05 PM NBC | Peacock | NBCOlympics.com

How to watch ice hockey at the 2022 Beijing Olympics

For viewers in the United States, you have some options:

  • Peacock will be the streaming home of the 2022 Winter Olympics. Live streaming coverage and full replays of every event will be available on Peacock’s premium tier. Click here to watch.
  • You can also stream events via NBCOlympics.com and the NBC Sports app.
  • Games will also air on NBC, USA Network, and CNBC. Preliminary TV listings can be found here and the most up-to-date schedule with TV and streaming info can be found here.

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Where is hockey being played in Beijing?

Two venues are being used for the women’s hockey tournament: Wukesong Sports Center and National Indoor Stadium. During the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics, Wukesong Sports Center hosted basketball, while National Indoor Stadium was the home of gymnastics, trampoline, and handball.

Women’s Hockey: Group Play Results at the 2022 Winter Olympics

Group A (SUI vs CAN): CAN won 12-1 Group B (CHN vs CZE): CZE won 3-1
Group A (FIN vs USA): USA won 5-2 Group B (JPN vs SWE): JPN won 3-1
Group A (ROC vs SUI): ROC won 5-2 Group B (DEN vs CHN): CHN won 3-1
Group A (CAN vs FIN): CAN won 11-1 Group B (CZE vs SWE): CZE won 3-1
Group A (USA vs ROC): USA won 5-0 Group B (DEN vs JPN): JPN won 6-2
Group A (SUI vs USA): USA won 8-0 Group B (CHN vs JPN): CHN won 2-1 (GWS)
Group A (CAN vs ROC): CAN won 6-1 Group B (CZE vs DEN): DEN won 3-2
Group A (FIN vs SUI): SUI won 3-2 Group B (SWE vs CHN): SWE won 2-1
Group A (USA vs CAN): CAN won 4-2 Group B (JPN vs CZE): CZE won 3-2 (GWS)
Group A (ROC vs FIN): FIN won 5-0 Group B (SWE vs DEN): SWE won 3-1

Women’s Hockey Quarterfinal Results

Women’s Hockey Game  Result
Quarterfinal #1: USA vs. CZE USA won 4-1
Quarterfinal #2: CAN vs. SWE CAN won 11-0
Quarterfinal #3: ROC vs. SUI SUI won 4-2
 Quarterfinal #4: FIN vs. JPN FIN won 7-1

Women’s Hockey Semifinal Results

Women’s Hockey Game
Semifinal #1: Canada vs. Switzerland (CAN won 10-3)
Semifinal #2: United States vs. Finland (USA won 4-1)

Which ice hockey teams qualified for the Winter Olympics?

A total of 10 women’s hockey teams will compete in Beijing, up from eight at the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics.

Since 2014, the women’s Olympic ice hockey tournament has used weighted pools. The top five teams in the world compete in Group A, while the remaining five teams compete in Group B. At the end of pool play, all five Group A teams and the top three Group B teams will progress to the quarterfinal round.

Women’s Hockey Group A Teams

Women’s Hockey Group B Teams

  • United States (qualified by world ranking)
  • Canada (qualified by world ranking)
  • Finland (qualified by world ranking)
  • Russian Olympic Committee (qualified by world ranking)
  • Switzerland (qualified by world ranking)
  • Japan (qualified by world ranking)
  • China (qualified as host nation)
  • Czech Republic (secured spot at qualifying tournament)
  • Sweden (secured spot at qualifying tournament)
  • Denmark (secured spot at qualifying tournament)

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Rosters for the 2022 Winter Olympics

Here is a look at the rosters for all 10 teams in the women’s hockey tournament.

United States (USA) Women’s Hockey Roster

  • Head Coach: Joel Johnson; Assistant coaches: Courtney Kennedy, Brian Pothier, Steve Thompson
  • Best Olympic finish: Gold (1998, 2018)
  • Number of returning Olympians: 15 (including 13 from 2018)
  • Number of rising/current college players: 5 (Cayla Barnes, Jesse Compher, Grace Zumwinkle, Abbey Murphy, Caroline Harvey). Harvey, the youngest member of the team, deferred her freshman year at the University of Wisconsin to train with Team USA in 2021-22
  • Youngest player on the team: Caroline Harvey (age 19)
  • Oldest player on the team: Hilary Knight (age 32)
No. Position Name
2 D Lee Stecklein
3 D Cayla Barnes
4 D Caroline Harvey
5 D Megan Keller
9 D Megan Bozek
11 F Abby Roque
12 F Kelly Pannek
13 F Grace Zumwinkle
14 F Brianna Decker
15 D Savannah Harmon
16 F Hayley Scamurra
18 F Jesse Compher
19 D Jincy Dunne
20 F Hannah Brandt
21 F Hilary Knight
24 F Dani Cameranesi
25 F Alex Carpenter
26 F Kendall Coyne Schofield – Captain
28 F Amanda Kessel
29 G Nicole Hensley
33 G Alex Cavallini (nee Rigsby)
35 G Maddie Rooney
37 F Abbey Murphy

Canada (CAN) Women’s Hockey Roster

  • Head coach: Troy Ryan; Assistant coaches: Doug Derraugh, Kori Cheverie, Ali Domenico
  • Best Olympic finish: Gold (2002, 2004, 2010, 2014)
  • Number of returning Olympians: 13
  • Current college players: 3 (Sarah Fillier, Emma Maltais, Ashton Bell)
  • Youngest player: Sarah Fillier (age 21)
  • Oldest player: Jocelyne Larocque (age 33)
No. Position Name
3 D Jocelyne Larocque
6 F Rebecca Johnston
7 F Laura Stacey
10 F Sarah Fillier
11 F Jillian Saulnier
14 D Renata Fast
15 F Mélodie Daoust
17 D Ella Shelton
19 F Brianne Jenner – A
20 F Sarah Nurse
21 D Ashton Bell
23 D Erin Ambrose
24 F Natalie Spooner
26 F Emily Clark
27 F Emma Maltais
28 D Micah Zandee-Hart
29 F Marie-Philip Poulin – C
35 G Ann-Renée Desbiens
38 G Emerance Maschmeyer
40 F Blayre Turnbull – A
42 D Claire Thompson
47 F Jamie Lee Rattray
50 G Kristen Campbell

Finland (FIN) Roster

  • Head coach: Pasi Mustonen; Assistant coaches: Kari Eloranta, Juuso Toivola
  • Best Olympic Finish: Bronze (1998, 2010, 2018)
No. Position Name
1 G Eveliina Mäkinen
2 D Sini Karjalainen
6 D Jenni Hiirikoski
7 D Sanni Rantala
8 D Ella Viitasuo
9 D Nelli Laitinen
10 F Elisa Holopainen
12 F Sanni Vanhanen
15 D Minttu Tuominen
16 F Petra Nieminen
18 G Meeri Räisänen
23 F Sanni Hakala
24 F Viivi Vainikka
27 F Julia Liikala
28 F Jenniina Nylund
32 F Emilia Vesa
33 F Michelle Karvinen
34 F Sofianna Sundelin
36 G Anni Keisala
40 F Noora Tulus
61 F Tanja Niskanen
77 F Susanna Tapani
88 D Ronja Savolainen

Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) Roster

  • Head coach: Yevgeny Bobariko; Assistant coaches: Aleksei Kusakin, Yevgeny Shcherbakov
  • Best Olympic Finish: Fourth (2018, as “Olympic Athletes from Russia”)
No. Position Name
2 D Angelina Goncharenko (COVID-19)
4 D Maria Pechnikova
10 F Lyudmila Belyakova (COVID-19)
 13 D Nina Pirogova
15 F Valeria Pavlova
16 F Ilona Markova
17 F Fanuza Kadirova
18 F Olga Sosina – C (COVID-19)
19 D Yelena Provorova
26 F Yekaterina Dobrodeyeva
27 F Veronika Korzhakova
29 F Alexandra Vafina
42 F Oxana Bratisheva
59 F Yelena Dergachyova
69 G Maria Sorokina
70 D Anna Shibanova
72 D Anna Savonina
73 F Viktoria Kulishova
76 D Yekaterina Nikolayeva (COVID-19)
97 F Anna Shokhina
21 F Polina Bolgareva
G Diana Farkhutdinova (COVID-19)
23 G Daria Gredzen
G Valeria Merkusheva (late addition)
D Maria Batalova (late addition)

Switzerland (SUI) Women’s Hockey Team

  • Head coach: Colin Mueller; Assistant coaches: Andrin Christen, Simon Theiler, Melanie Haefliger
  • Best Olympic Finish: Bronze (2014)
No. Pos. Name
3 D Sarah Forster
7 F Lara Stalder
8 F Kaleigh Quennec
9 D Shannon Sigrist
12 F Lisa Rüedi
14 F Evelina Raselli
15 F Laura Zimmermann
16 D Nicole Vallario
17 D Lara Christen
18 D Stefanie Wetli
20 G Andrea Brändli
21 F Rahel Enzler
22 D Sinja Leemann
23 D Nicole Bullo
24 F Noemi Ryhner
25 F Alina Müller
26 F Dominique Rüegg
28 F Alina Marti
29 G Saskia Maurer
39 G Caroline Spies
71 F Lena Marie Lutz
88 F Phoebe Staenz
F Keely Moy

China (CHN) Women’s Hockey Team

  • Head coach: Brian David Idalski; Assistant coaches: Max Harrison Markowitz, Stacey Lee Colarossi
  • Best Olympic finish: 4th (1998)
No. Position Name
88 G Chen Tiya (Tia Chan)
23 F Fang Xin
28 D Fei Anna (Anna Fairman)
26 F Guan Yingying
10 F He Xin
15 F Hu Baozhen (Madison Woo)
5 D Huang Huier (Camryn Wong)
17 F Kang Mulan (Kasundra Betinol)
44 F Li Beika (Rebekah Kolstad)
66 D Li Qianhua
19 F Lin Jiaxin (Taylor Lum)
19 F Lin Qiqi (Leah Lum)
91 F Lin Ni (Rachel Llanes)
93 D Liu Zhixin
34 F Mi Le (Hannah Miller)
24 D Wang Yuting
24 G Wang Yuqing (Jessica Wong)
2 D Yu Baiwei (Berry Yu)
7 F Zhang Mengying
51 F Zhang Xifang (Anna Segedi)
97 D Zhao Qinan
33 G Zhou Jiaying (Kimberly Newell)
98 F Zhu Rui

Czech Republic (CZE) Roster

  • Head coach: Tomas Pacina; Assistant coach: Jakub Peslar
  • Making Olympic debut in women’s hockey in Beijing
No. Position Name
1 G Viktorie Švejdová
2 D Aneta Tejralová
4 D Daniela Pejšová
5 D Samantha Kolowratová
7 F Lenka Serdar
9 F Alena Mills – C
10 F Denisa Křížová
12 F Klára Hymlarová
14 D Dominika Lásková
15 F Aneta Lédlová
16 F Kateřina Mrázová
17 D Pavlína Horálková
18 F Michaela Pejzlová
19 F Natálie Mlýnková
21 F Tereza Vanišová
23 F Kateřina Bukolská
24 D Sára Čajanová
25 F Kristýna Pátková
26 F Vendula Přibylová
27 D Tereza Radová
28 F Noemi Neubauerová
29 G Klára Peslarová
30 G Kateřina Zechovská

Denmark (DEN) Women’s Hockey Team

  • Head coach: Jan Peter Elander, Assistant coaches: Timothy Bothwell and Tim Frandsen
  • Denmark is making its Olympic debut in women’s hockey in Beijing
No. Pos. Name
2 D Kristine Melberg
4 F Silke Glud
8 F Josefine Persson
11 D Amalie Andersen
13 F Michele Brix
14 F Nicoline Jensen – A
15 D Amanda Refsgaard
17 F Sofia Skriver
18 F Maria Peters
19 D Josephine Asperup
21 F Michelle Weis
22 D Sofie Skott
23 F Julie Oksbjerg
27 F Lilli Friis-Hansen
30 G Lisa Jensen
33 G Emma-Sofie Nordström
44 F Julie Østergaard
50 F Mia Bau Hansen
63 F Josefine Jakobsen – C
68 F Emma Russell
72 G Cassandra Repstock-Romme
87 D Simone Jacquet Thrysøe
89 D Malene Frandsen

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Japan (JPN) Women’s Hockey Roster

Head coach: Yuji Iizuka; assistant coaches: Masahito Haruna and Yujiro Nakajimaya

Best Olympic finish: 6th (1998, 2018)

No. Pos. Name
1 G Nana Fujimoto
2 D Shiori Koike
3 D Aoi Shiga
4 D Ayaka Toko
6 D Sena Suzuki
7 D Yukiko Kawashima
8 D Akane Hosoyamada
10 F Haruna Yoneyama
11 F Mei Miura
12 F Chiho Osawa – C
14 F Haruka Toko
15 F Rui Ukita
16 F Akane Shiga
18 F Suzuka Taka
19 F Chika Otaki
21 F Hanae Kubo
22 F Miho Shishiuchi
23 F Hikaru Yamashita
27 F Remi Koyama
28 D Shiori Yamashita
30 G Akane Konishi
G Miyuu Masuhara

Sweden (SWE) Women’s Hockey Roster

  • Head coach: Ulf Lundberg; assistant coaches: Anders Lundberg, Andreas Spangberg
  • Best Olympic finish: Silver (2002)
  • Note: Four players on Sweden’s initial roster Emmy Alasalmi, Sara Grahn, Linnea Hedin and Hanna Olsson tested positive for Covid-19 and were replaced by Linnéa Andersson, Paula Bergström, Linn Peterson, and Agnes Åker.
No. Pos. Name
1 G Agnes Åker
3 D Anna Kjellbin
4 D Linnéa Andersson
5 D Johanna Fällman
8 D Ebba Berglund
9 D Jessica Adolfsson
10 D Mina Waxin
11 F Josefin Bouveng
12 D Maja Nylén Persson
13 F Emma Murén
15 F Lisa Johansson
16 F Linnea Johansson
17 F Sofie Lundin
19 F Sara Hjalmarsson
20 D Paula Bergström
22 F Linn Peterson
24 F Felizia Wikner-Zienkiewicz
25 F Lina Ljungblom
27 F Emma Nordin
28 F Michelle Löwenhielm
29 F Olivia Carlsson
30 G Emma Söderberg
35 G Ida Boman

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NBC Sports researcher Kyle Lynch contributed to this report. 

Crystal Dunn returns to USWNT roster five months after giving birth

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Crystal Dunn was named to the USWNT roster for two upcoming friendlies against England and Spain, marking her first official selection since giving birth to son Marcel in May.

Dunn made her NWSL return with the Portland Thorns earlier this month and also trained with the U.S. team as a non-rostered player ahead of friendlies vs. Nigeria.

In addition to Dunn, the 24-player roster features a veteran core of Alyssa Naeher, Becky Sauerbrunn, Rose Lavelle, Lindsey Horan, Mallory Pugh, and Megan Rapinoe.

Alex Morgan was not named to the USWNT roster due to a knee injury. While U.S. head coach Vlatko Andonovski did not provide details of the injury, he noted that “if this was a World Cup final, Alex was going to be on this trip and was going to play, no question.”

Other roster highlights include 17-year-old Alyssa Thompson, who becomes the first player born in 2004 to receive a USWNT call-up. Thomas, a high senior, plays club soccer for the U-17 Total Futbol Academy boys’ team.

“We are very excited for her, very excited about her potential and qualities and looking forward to seeing how she will turn out in our environment,” Andonovski said of Thompson. “This camp is not make it or break it. It’s a first experience for her, it’s just something that she shouldn’t even worry about.”

The USWNT also includes a handful of players who have made their USWNT breakthrough this season — thanks in part to both strong NWSL play and injuries to more veteran players. That list includes the likes of Naomi Girma (7 caps), Taylor Kornieck (5 caps), Hailie Mace (5 caps), Sam Coffey (1 cap), and Savannah DeMelo (0 caps).

Andonovski on Thursday called Coffey, a midfielder for the Portland Thorns, a candidate for NWSL MVP.


USWNT Roster for October 2022 Friendlies vs. England and Spain

Goalkeepers (3):

  • Aubrey Kingsbury (Washington Spirit)
  • Casey Murphy (North Carolina Courage)
  • Alyssa Naeher (Chicago Red Stars)

Defenders(7):

  • Alana Cook (OL Reign)
  • Crystal Dunn (Portland Thorns FC)
  • Emily Fox (Racing Louisville FC)
  • Naomi Girma (San Diego Wave FC)
  • Sofia Huerta (OL Reign)
  • Hailie Mace (Kansas City Current)
  • Becky Sauerbrunn (Portland Thorns FC)

Midfielders (8):

  • Sam Coffey (Portland Thorns FC)
  • Savannah DeMelo (Racing Louisville FC)
  • Lindsey Horan (Olympique Lyon, FRA)
  • Taylor Kornieck (San Diego Wave FC)
  • Rose Lavelle (OL Reign)
  • Kristie Mewis (NJ/NY Gotham FC)
  • Ashley Sanchez (Washington Spirit)
  • Andi Sullivan (Washington Spirit)

Forwards (6):

  • Ashley Hatch (Washington Spirit)
  • Mallory Pugh (Chicago Red Stars)
  • Megan Rapinoe (OL Reign)
  • Trinity Rodman (Washington Spirit)
  • Sophia Smith (Portland Thorns FC)
  • Alyssa Thompson (Total Futbol Academy)

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Justine Wong-Orantes’ atypical path to becoming one of the best liberos in the world

Justine Wong-Orantes hits the ball in the women's semi-final volleyball match between USA and Serbia during the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
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It’s been 20 years since the same nation held both the Olympic and world volleyball titles at the same time, but libero Justine Wong-Orantes is looking to help lead Team USA accomplish that very feat at the 2022 FIVB Volleyball Women’s World Championships in the Netherlands and Poland. Competition began on Friday and the U.S. is currently 2-0 after group play wins against Kazakhstan and Canada.

“We’re trying to win, for sure,” Wong-Orantes told On Her Turf. “I think, especially with the new turn of the program and the new year of the quad, we just have a really nice blend of veterans and also newcomers on the team.”

The 14-woman roster for Team USA, which is ranked No. 1 in the world and won its first Olympic title last summer, features six players from that gold-medal-winning team. And while Wong-Orantes is among the 2021 U.S. Olympic team veterans, she’s still a relative newcomer to international play.

The Southern California native enjoyed a notable junior career – she was 12 when she became the youngest female to ever earn an AAA rating in beach volleyball – and was a standout collegian at Nebraska, where she was a member of the 2015 NCAA championship team. But Wong-Orantes followed a different path upon graduation, initially choosing not to go overseas to play professionally.

While she was first selected for the U.S. national team in 2016 and played a handful of international tournaments in the following years, it wasn’t until she started playing professionally in Germany in 2019 that she saw the potential to elevate her position on the roster. In particular, the pandemic-delayed Tokyo Olympics gave her an additional year of overseas experience, which she calls “a blessing in disguise.”

“I just felt like I was still in that developmental stage,” she said. “And a whole year postponement allowed me to go overseas and really get all the touches, all the repetitions, and just kind of expose myself to international volleyball another year. So I was, in hindsight, pretty thankful for that COVID season because I got an extra year under my belt, and I think that just gave me a ton of confidence.”

Ahead of the Olympics, Wong-Orantes earned “best libero” honors at the 2021 FIVB Volleyball National League in Rimini, Italy, which helped secure her spot on the Olympic roster. In Tokyo, she followed up with another standout performance and was named best libero of the Olympic tournament.

As to how the Wong-Orantes transformed into one of the world’s top liberos, she points to her background as a beach volleyball player. She began competing at age 8, and her first partner was Sara Hughes, a star on the AVP Pro Tour who also won two NCAA titles with USC.

“I think having that background and just the court awareness that beach volleyball forces you to have allowed me to really have a good read on the game,” said Wong-Orantes. “I think that’s what makes a great libero is just reading and always being reactive towards the ball.”

Wong-Orantes also credits the assistance of mental coach Sue Enquist, a former UCLA softball coach and U.S. national team coach, who now helps teams work on their culture and relationships. Enquist began working with the U.S. volleyball team during the pandemic and has continued in her role ever since.

“We just worked on a lot of stuff within ourselves, within our program, how to communicate with each other off the court, and I think that honestly propelled us into such a high, high level with how we worked with each other, and then that transferred onto the court,” explained Wong-Orantes, who noted the team has Enquist on speed dial while at the World Championship. “I really commend Sue. I just really give a lot of praise to her because I think our culture was never bad, but I think [she] just transformed into a different level.”

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ARNHEM, NETHERLANDS – Justine Wong-Orantes (far right) poses for a photo with her U.S. teammates after defeating Canada at the 2022 FIVB Volleyball Women’s World Championship on September 26, 2022. (Photo by Rene Nijhuis/Orange Pictures/BSR Agency/Getty Images)

Wong-Orantes said she and her U.S. teammates are on their toes for the world championships, which features twice as many teams (24) as the Olympics and a “more grueling” format.

“It’s going to be a long tournament, and I think we’re really going to need all 14 of us that are here. I’m pretty certain that, at any given moment, someone’s going to be called on and someone’s going to need to step up in big moments.”