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NHL Network To Provide Ground-Breaking Coverage of U18 Women's Worlds

By USA Hockey, 06/03/22, 1:59PM EDT


All U.S. Games Will Be Available Live on Either NHLN or ESPN+

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – NHL Network announced today its broadcast plans for the IIHF Under-18 Women’s World Championship, which includes live coverage of all U.S. games either on NHLN or ESPN+. The tournament will take place June 6-13 in Madison and Middleton, Wisconsin, and it will be the first time ever the event has had live network television coverage in the U.S.

NHL Network will air all U.S. games either live or delayed, but has collaborated with ESPN+ to ensure all U.S. contests are available live. In addition, other select games played at LaBahn Arena will be made available live in the U.S. through ESPN+.

The Field

The tournament includes the top eight teams in the world. Group A will play preliminary round games at LaBahn Arena in Madison and features the United States, Canada, Finland and Sweden. Group B, featuring Czechia, Switzerland, Germany and Slovakia, will play its preliminary round games at Bob Suter’s Capitol Ice Arena in Middleton. The playoff round, including quarterfinals, semifinals and bronze and gold-medal games, will be staged at LaBahn. 

USA Preliminary Round Games

The three U.S. games in the preliminary round will be available live on ESPN+ and aired on NHL Network the following day at 12 noon ET.

Playoff Round

Final broadcast details of the playoff round will be made official at a later date, but all U.S. games will air live either on NHL Network or ESPN+.

In addition, will have broadcasts of all games from the tournament, however, games will be blacked out where broadcast rights exist.

LaBahn Arena Tickets

Bob Suter's Capitol Ice Arena Tickets

Team USA Schedule

Date Opponent/Round Time (Local/ET)/Result Location BROADCAST/Player Of The Game
Thurs., June 2 Canada
W, 3-1 National Sports Center
Blaine, Minnesota
Mon., June 6 Sweden
Preliminary Round
W, 6-1 LaBahn Arena
Madison, Wisconsin
Cassie Hall
Tues., June 7 Finland
Preliminary Round
W, 5-0 LaBahn Arena
Madison, Wisconsin
Laila Edwards
Thurs., June 9 Canada
Preliminary Round
W, 7-0 LaBahn Arena
Madison, Wisconsin
Annelies Bergmann
Sun., June 12 Sweden
Semifinal Round
W, 3-2 LaBahn Arena
Madison, Wisconsin
Grace Dwyer
Mon., June 13 Canada
Gold-Medal Game
L, 2-3 LaBahn Arena
Madison, Wisconsin
Claire Enright

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