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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.

Team USA is competing in Group A alongside Canada, Finland and Russia, and will open the competition Sunday, February 11 against Finland.

Robb Stauber, who coached the U.S. Women's National Team to a gold medal at the 2017 IIHF Women's World Championship, will be the head coach of the 2018 U.S. Olympic Women's Ice Hockey Team. 

The 2017-18 U.S. Women's National Team is currently preparing for the Olympics during a residency period in Wesley Chapel, Florida, and will be playing a series of games as part of The Time is Now Tour, Presented by Toyota on its journey to the Olympic Winter Games. 

U.S. Schedule

Date Opponent Round Time (Local/ET) Venue
Sun., Feb 11 Finland Preliminary 4:40 p.m./2:40 a.m. Kwandong Hockey Centre
Tues., Feb 13 Russia Preliminary 9:10 p.m./7:10 a.m. Kwandong Hockey Centre
Thurs., Feb. 15 Canada Preliminary 12:10 p.m./10:10 p.m. (Feb. 14) Kwandong Hockey Centre
Sat., Feb. 17 TBD Quarterfinals TBD Kwandong Hockey Centre
Mon., Feb. 19 TBD Semifinals TBD Gangneung Hockey Centre
Wed., Feb. 21 TBD Bronze-Medal Game 4:40 p.m./2:40 a.m. Kwandong Hockey Centre
Thurs., Feb. 22 TBD Gold-Medal Game 1:10 p.m./11:10 p.m.(Feb. 21) Gangneung Hockey Centre

Competition Groups

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

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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