BRAMPTON, Ont. – The U.S. Women’s National Team continues its IIHF Women’s Worlds campaign with a morning meeting against Switzerland at the CAA Centre in Brampton, Ontario. The game marks the second preliminary-round game for the U.S.
Puck drop is set for 11 a.m. ET and can be viewed live on NHL Network.
Today's meeting against Switzerland marks the second of four preliminary-round games for Team USA at the 2023 IIHF Women's World Championship. The U.S. enters the game having won its first prelim game against Japan on Wednesday. Team USA has won 23 of its last 24 preliminary-round games.
Team USA boasts a perfect 10-0 record against the Swiss at Women's Worlds. Most recently, the U.S. topped Switzerland 9-0 in the third prelim game at the 2022 Women's World Championship. The U.S. has outscored the Swiss 90-5 in all time meetings at Women's Worlds.
Aug. 29, 2022 Preliminary W, 9-0
Aug. 20, 2021 Preliminary W, 3-0
April 7, 2019 Preliminary W, 8-0
April 5, 2013 Preliminary W, 5-0
April 13, 2012 Semifinals W, 10-0
April 8, 2008 Preliminary W, 7-1
March 30, 2004 Preliminary W, 9-1
April 11, 1994 Preliminary W, 6-0
April 20, 1992 Preliminary W, 17-0
March 19, 1990 Preliminary W, 16-3
The U.S. last met Team Switzerland was in the preliminary round of the 2022 IIHF Women's World Championship. Seven different players tallied goals in the U.S.' 9-0 shutout victory. Team USA's defense also shut things down, holding the Swiss to just four shots, the second-fewest allowed by the U.S. ever.
Goaltender Aerin Frankel (Briarcliff Manor, N.Y.) recorded her first win in net in Women's Worlds play against Japan. Frankel stopped 12 of 13 shots in the winning effort.
12 different players recorded points in Wednesday's win over Japan. Of those 12, five had multi-point games, with Alex Carpenter (North Reading, Mass.) (2G, 1A) and Hilary Knight (Sun Valley, Idaho) (1G, 2A) leading the way with three points apiece.