Ice hockey at the 2022 Winter Olympics – Women's tournament

The women's tournament in ice hockey at the 2022 Winter Olympics was held in Beijing, China between 3 and 17 February 2022.[1] Ten countries qualified for the tournament; six of them did so automatically by virtue of their ranking by the International Ice Hockey Federation, one, China, automatically qualified as hosts, while the three others took part in a qualification tournament.

2022 Winter Olympics
Tournament details
Host country China
Dates3–17 February
Teams10
Venue(s)Beijing National Indoor Stadium
Wukesong Arena
Final positions
Champions Gold medal blank.svg Canada (5th title)
Runner-up Silver medal blank.svg United States
Third place Bronze medal blank.svg Finland
Fourth place  Switzerland
Tournament statistics
Matches played28
Goals scored176 (6.29 per match)
Attendance16,662 (595 per match)
Scoring leader(s)Canada Sarah Nurse
(18 points)
MVPCanada Brianne Jenner
2018
2026

The United States had been the defending champion. Canada won the gold medal, defeating the United States in the final 3–2.[2] Finland defeated Switzerland 4–0 for the bronze medal. The final standings were an exact repeat of the 2021 IIHF Women's World Championship.

Qualified teamsEdit

Event Date Location Vacancies Qualified
Hosts 17 May 2018[3]   Copenhagen 1   China
2020 IIHF World Ranking[a] 12 December 2016 – 10 April 2020 6[4]   United States
  Canada
  Finland
  ROC
   Switzerland
  Japan
Final qualification tournament[5] 11–14 November 2021[6][7]   Chomutov 1   Czech Republic
  Füssen 1   Denmark
  Luleå 1   Sweden
Total 10
Notes
  1. b Halifax and Truro were the sites for 2020 IIHF World Championship; the conclusion of the tournament the ranking was to be finalized with regards to the direct qualification slots, but several 2020 Women's Ice Hockey World Championships were cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Seeding for 2020 was used in lieu of placement to determine ranking for unplayed tournaments.

FormatEdit

The ten teams were split into two groups of five teams each, in which they played against each team once. All teams from Group A and the top-three ranked teams from Group B advanced to the quarterfinals. A knockout system was used after the group stage.

VenuesEdit

Beijing National Indoor Stadium
Capacity: 19,418
Wukesong Arena
Capacity: 15,384
   
Beijing Beijing

RostersEdit

Match officialsEdit

12 referees and 12 linesmen were selected for the tournament.[8][9]

Preliminary roundEdit

All times are local (UTC+8).[10]

Tiebreak criteriaEdit

In each group, teams were ranked according to the following criteria:

  1. Number of points (three points for a regulation-time win, two points for an overtime or shootout win, one point for an overtime or shootout defeat, no points for a regulation-time defeat);
  2. In case two teams are tied on points, the result of their head-to-head match will determine the ranking;
  3. In case three or four teams are tied on points, the following criteria will apply (if, after applying a criterion, only two teams remain tied, the result of their head-to-head match will determine their ranking):
    1. Points obtained in head-to-head matches between the teams concerned;
    2. Goal differential in head-to-head matches between the teams concerned;
    3. Number of goals scored in head-to-head matches between the teams concerned;
    4. If three teams remain tied, result of head-to-head matches between each of the teams concerned and the remaining team in the group (points, goal difference, goals scored);
    5. Place in 2021 IIHF World Ranking.

Group AEdit

Pos Team Pld W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Canada 4 4 0 0 0 33 5 +28 12 Quarterfinals
2   United States 4 3 0 0 1 20 6 +14 9
3   Finland 4 1 0 0 3 10 19 −9 3[a]
4   ROC 4 1 0 0 3 6 18 −12 3[a]
5    Switzerland 4 1 0 0 3 6 27 −21 3[a]
Source: IIHF
Rules for classification: Tiebreakers
Notes:
  1. ^ a b c Finland 3 Pts, +4 GD; ROC 3 Pts, −2 GD; Switzerland 3 Pts, −2 GD. ROC defeated Switzerland 5–2.
3 February 2022 (2022-02-03)
12:10
v
Canada  12–1
(3–0, 5–0, 4–1)
   SwitzerlandBeijing National Indoor Stadium, Beijing
Attendance: 821
3 February 2022 (2022-02-03)
21:10
v
Finland  2–5
(0–2, 0–2, 2–1)
  United StatesWukesong Arena, Beijing
Attendance: 335

4 February 2022 (2022-02-04)
12:10
v
ROC  5–2
(2–1, 2–1, 1–0)
   SwitzerlandBeijing National Indoor Stadium, Beijing

5 February 2022 (2022-02-05)
12:10
v
Canada  11–1
(2–1, 5–0, 4–0)
  FinlandWukesong Arena, Beijing
Attendance: 670
5 February 2022 (2022-02-05)
21:10
v
United States  5–0
(1–0, 1–0, 3–0)
  ROCWukesong Arena, Beijing
Attendance: 581

6 February 2022 (2022-02-06)
21:10
v
Switzerland   0–8
(0–5, 0–2, 0–1)
  United StatesWukesong Arena, Beijing
Attendance: 545

7 February 2022 (2022-02-07)
13:15
v
ROC  1–6
(0–2, 1–2, 0–2)
  CanadaWukesong Arena, Beijing
Attendance: 545
7 February 2022 (2022-02-07)
21:10
v
Switzerland   3–2
(1–0, 1–1, 1–1)
  FinlandBeijing National Indoor Stadium, Beijing
Attendance: 742

8 February 2022 (2022-02-08)
12:10
v
United States  2–4
(0–1, 2–3, 0–0)
  CanadaWukesong Arena, Beijing
Attendance: 591
8 February 2022 (2022-02-08)
21:10
v
Finland  5–0
(2–0, 3–0, 0–0)
  ROCBeijing National Indoor Stadium, Beijing
Attendance: 797

Group BEdit

Pos Team Pld W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Japan 4 2 1 1 0 13 7 +6 9 Quarterfinals
2   Czech Republic 4 2 0 1 1 10 8 +2 7
3   Sweden 4 2 0 0 2 7 8 −1 6
4   China (H) 4 1 1 0 2 7 7 0 5 Eliminated
5   Denmark 4 1 0 0 3 7 14 −7 3
Source: IIHF
Rules for classification: Tiebreakers
(H) Host
3 February 2022 (2022-02-03)
12:10
v
Czech Republic  3–1
(1–0, 1–1, 1–0)
  ChinaWukesong Arena, Beijing
Attendance: 499
3 February 2022 (2022-02-03)
16:40
v
Sweden  1–3
(0–1, 1–0, 0–2)
  JapanWukesong Arena, Beijing
Attendance: 482

4 February 2022 (2022-02-04)
12:10
v
Denmark  1–3
(1–0, 0–1, 0–2)
  ChinaWukesong Arena, Beijing
Attendance: 580

5 February 2022 (2022-02-05)
16:40
v
Japan  6–2
(3–0, 2–1, 1–1)
  DenmarkWukesong Arena, Beijing
Attendance: 476
5 February 2022 (2022-02-05)
16:40
v
Czech Republic  3–1
(1–0, 1–1, 1–0)
  SwedenBeijing National Indoor Stadium, Beijing
Attendance: 438

6 February 2022 (2022-02-06)
16:40
v
China  2–1 GWS
(0–1, 0–0, 1–0)
(OT: 0–0)
(SO: 1–0)
  JapanWukesong Arena, Beijing
Attendance: 506

7 February 2022 (2022-02-07)
16:40
v
Denmark  3–2
(1–1, 1–1, 1–0)
  Czech RepublicWukesong Arena, Beijing
Attendance: 637
7 February 2022 (2022-02-07)
21:10
v
China  1–2
(1–0, 0–2, 0–0)
  SwedenWukesong Arena, Beijing
Attendance: 588

8 February 2022 (2022-02-08)
16:40
v
Japan  3–2 GWS
(1–0, 0–1, 1–1)
(OT: 0–0)
(SO: 1–0)
  Czech RepublicWukesong Arena, Beijing
Attendance: 638
8 February 2022 (2022-02-08)
21:10
v
Sweden  3–1
(1–0, 1–1, 1–0)
  DenmarkWukesong Arena, Beijing
Attendance: 696

Playoff roundEdit

RankingEdit

Winning teams were reseeded for the semi-finals in accordance with the following ranking:[11]

  1. tier of the group played in
  2. rank within group
Rank Team Grp Pos
1   Canada A 1
2   United States A 2
3   Finland A 3
4   ROC A 4
5    Switzerland A 5
6   Japan B 1
7   Czech Republic B 2
8   Sweden B 3

BracketEdit

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsGold medal game
 
          
 
11 February
 
 
  Canada11
 
14 February
 
  Sweden0
 
  Canada10
 
12 February
 
   Switzerland3
 
  ROC2
 
17 February
 
   Switzerland4
 
  Canada3
 
11 February
 
  United States2
 
  United States4
 
14 February
 
  Czech Republic1
 
  United States4
 
12 February
 
  Finland1 Bronze medal game
 
  Finland7
 
16 February
 
  Japan1
 
  Finland4
 
 
   Switzerland0
 

QuarterfinalsEdit

11 February 2022 (2022-02-11)
12:10
v
United States  4–1
(0–0, 1–1, 3–0)
  Czech RepublicWukesong Arena, Beijing
Attendance: 636

11 February 2022 (2022-02-11)
21:10
v
Canada  11–0
(4–0, 5–0, 2–0)
  SwedenWukesong Arena, Beijing
Attendance: 669

12 February 2022 (2022-02-12)
12:10
v
ROC  2–4
(0–0, 1–1, 1–3)
   SwitzerlandWukesong Arena, Beijing
Attendance: 670

12 February 2022 (2022-02-12)
16:40
v
Finland  7–1
(2–1, 2–0, 3–0)
  JapanWukesong Arena, Beijing
Attendance: 675

SemifinalsEdit

14 February 2022 (2022-02-14)
12:10
v
Canada  10–3
(5–1, 3–2, 2–0)
   SwitzerlandWukesong Arena, Beijing
Attendance: 645

14 February 2022 (2022-02-14)
21:10
v
United States  4–1
(0–0, 2–0, 2–1)
  FinlandWukesong Arena, Beijing
Attendance: 642

Bronze medal gameEdit

16 February 2022 (2022-02-16)
19:30
v
Finland  4–0
(1–0, 0–0, 3–0)
   SwitzerlandWukesong Arena, Beijing
Attendance: 724

Gold medal gameEdit

17 February 2022 (2022-02-17)
12:10
v
Canada  3–2
(2–0, 1–1, 0–1)
  United StatesWukesong Arena, Beijing
Attendance: 834

MedalistsEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Women's tournament   Canada
Erin Ambrose
Ashton Bell
Kristen Campbell
Emily Clark
Mélodie Daoust
Ann-Renée Desbiens
Renata Fast
Sarah Fillier
Brianne Jenner
Rebecca Johnston
Jocelyne Larocque
Emma Maltais
Emerance Maschmeyer
Sarah Nurse
Marie-Philip Poulin
Jamie Lee Rattray
Jill Saulnier
Ella Shelton
Natalie Spooner
Laura Stacey
Claire Thompson
Blayre Turnbull
Micah Zandee-Hart
  United States
Cayla Barnes
Megan Bozek
Hannah Brandt
Dani Cameranesi
Alexandra Carpenter
Alex Cavallini
Jesse Compher
Kendall Coyne Schofield
Brianna Decker
Jincy Dunne
Savannah Harmon
Caroline Harvey
Nicole Hensley
Megan Keller
Amanda Kessel
Hilary Knight
Abbey Murphy
Kelly Pannek
Maddie Rooney
Abby Roque
Hayley Scamurra
Lee Stecklein
Grace Zumwinkle
  Finland
Sanni Hakala
Jenni Hiirikoski
Elisa Holopainen
Sini Karjalainen
Michelle Karvinen
Anni Keisala
Nelli Laitinen
Julia Liikala
Eveliina Mäkinen
Petra Nieminen
Tanja Niskanen
Jenniina Nylund
Meeri Räisänen
Sanni Rantala
Ronja Savolainen
Sofianna Sundelin
Susanna Tapani
Noora Tulus
Minttu Tuominen
Viivi Vainikka
Sanni Vanhanen
Emilia Vesa
Ella Viitasuo

Final rankingEdit

The places five to eight are ranked by their preliminary round group and then placement.

Pos Grp Team Pld W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts Final result
  A   Canada 7 7 0 0 0 57 10 +47 21 Champions
  A   United States 7 5 0 0 2 30 11 +19 15 Runners-up
  A   Finland 7 3 0 0 4 22 24 −2 9 Third place
4 A    Switzerland 7 2 0 0 5 13 43 −30 6 Fourth place
5 A   ROC 5 1 0 0 4 8 22 −14 3 Eliminated in
quarterfinals
6 B   Japan 5 2 1 1 1 14 14 0 9
7 B   Czech Republic 5 2 0 1 2 11 12 −1 7
8 B   Sweden 5 2 0 0 3 7 19 −12 6
9 B   China (H) 4 1 1 0 2 7 7 0 5 Eliminated in
preliminary round
10 B   Denmark 4 1 0 0 3 7 14 −7 3
Source: IIHF
(H) Host

StatisticsEdit

Scoring leadersEdit

List shows the top ten skaters sorted by points, then goals.

Player GP G A Pts +/− PIM POS
  Sarah Nurse 7 5 13 18 +19 4 F
  Marie-Philip Poulin 7 6 11 17 +9 6 F
  Brianne Jenner 7 9 5 14 +15 2 F
  Natalie Spooner 7 3 11 14 +12 0 F
  Claire Thompson 7 2 11 13 +23 2 D
  Sarah Fillier 7 8 3 11 +13 0 F
  Hilary Knight 7 6 4 10 +6 0 F
  Alina Müller 7 4 6 10 +1 4 F
  Rebecca Johnston 7 2 8 10 +8 2 F
  Jamie Lee Rattray 7 5 4 9 +9 0 F
  Lara Stalder 7 5 4 9 –3 2 F

GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; +/− = Plus/minus; PIM = Penalties in minutes; POS = Position
Source: IIHF

Leading goaltendersEdit

Only the top five goaltenders, based on save percentage, who have played at least 40% of their team's minutes, are included in this list.

Player TOI GA GAA SA Sv% SO
  Zhou Jiaying 182:46 4 1.31 89 95.51 0
  Klára Peslarová 262:03 7 1.60 127 94.49 0
  Ann-Renée Desbiens 300:00 9 1.80 150 94.00 0
  Alex Cavallini 236:51 5 1.27 65 92.31 1
  Nana Fujimoto 292:54 12 2.46 149 91.95 0

TOI = Time on Ice (minutes:seconds); SA = Shots against; GA = Goals against; GAA = Goals against average; Sv% = Save percentage; SO = Shutouts
Source: IIHF

AwardsEdit

The all-star team was announced on 17 February 2022.[12]

Position Player
Goaltender   Klára Peslarová
Defenceman   Claire Thompson
  Jenni Hiirikoski
Forward   Sarah Nurse
  Marie-Philip Poulin
  Brianne Jenner
MVP   Brianne Jenner

ReferencesEdit

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  6. ^ Olympic Winter Games: Groups & Qualification Women, IIHF, archived from the original on 18 March 2018, retrieved 2 January 2021
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  8. ^ "Olympic game officials nominated". IIHF.com. Retrieved 7 January 2022.
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  11. ^ "Tournament Format". IIHF.com. Retrieved 13 February 2022.
  12. ^ "Jenner MVP, all-stars announced". IIHF. 17 February 2022. Retrieved 17 February 2022.

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