The 2022 IIHF Under-18 Women's World Championship was scheduled to take place in Linköping and Mjölby, Sweden. On Dec. 24, 2021, it was announced by the IIHF that all January 2022 championships would be canceled, including the IIHF U18 Women's World Championship.
Most recently, the U.S. Under-18 Women's National Team went 3-1-0-1 (W-OTW-OTL-L) at the 2020 IIHF Under-18 Women's World Championship to claim a fifth gold medal in the last six years and extend its unprecedented medal streak in tournament play to 13-straight IIHF Under-18 Women's World Championships.
The 2020 IIHF Under-18 Women's World Championship took place Dec. 26-Jan 2 in Bratislava, Slovakia, where the U.S. won three of its four preliminary-round games to earn second in Group A and a bye for the quarterfinals. In the semifinals, the U.S. defeated Russia, 3-0, to advance to the gold-medal game. In the gold-medal matchup with Canada, the U.S. used an overtime game-winner from Kiara Zanon and 31 saves from Skylar Vetter to claim gold in thrilling fashion.