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2018 PyeongChang Olympic Winter Games Women's Tournament

2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games

At the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games, 12 teams will compete between February 10-25 at the Gangneung Coastal Cluster.

Competition Groups

Eight teams will compete for Olympic Gold, Silver and Bronze at the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games.

Each team will play three preliminary round robin games with their group. There will be two quarterfinal games, two semifinal games, four final classification games, one bronze medal game and one gold medal game.

The United States, Canada, Finland and Russia make up Group A at the tournament while Sweden, Switzerland, Japan and Korea make up Group B. Japan and Switzerland qualified for the Olympics in February of 2017 while the rest of the countries were decided during the 2016 Women's World Championship.

Group A Group B
Canada South Korea
Finland Sweden
Russia Switzerland
United States Japan

Game Format

Each game will have three 20-minute periods with two 15-minute intermissions. The rink is roughly 200 feet long by 98 feet wide. This is around ten feet wider than NHL rinks.

Overtime:

For preliminary round games and qualification round games, the overtime will start with a five-minute sudden death period. If no winner is decided in overtime, a three-round shootout will be used. After the three-rounds, any skater can take the shot.

For the quarterfinals, the semifinals and the bronze medal game, the overtime will start with a ten-minute sudden death period. If no winner is decided in overtime, a three-round shootout will be used. After the three-rounds, any skater can take the shot.

For the gold medal game, the overtime will start with a twenty-minute sudden death period. If no winner is decided in overtime, a three-round shootout will be used. After the three-rounds, any skater can take the shot.

Venues

Gangneung Hockey Centre and Kwandong Hockey Centre will host all hockey games at the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games. The arenas are located in the Gangneung Coastal Cluster.

Credit: IOC/PyeongChang 2018

Gangneung Hockey Centre

Credit: IOC/PyeongChang 2018

Kwandong Hockey Centre