BRAMPTON, Ont. – The U.S. Women’s National Team continues its 2023 IIHF Women’s World Championship journey with a semifinal-round meeting with Cezchia at the CAA Centre in Brampton, Ontario on Saturday.
Puck drop is set for 12:00 p.m. ET and can be viewed live on NHL Network.
TODAY'S MATCH UP
The U.S. meets Czechia today in the semifinal round of the 2023 IIHF Women's World Championship. Team USA advanced to the semifinals after defeating Germany, 3-0, while Czechia advanced to the semifinal round following a 2-1 win over Finland.
Today's game is the third all-time meeting between Team USA and Czechia in Women's Worlds play and the second time the two teams will meet this championship. The U.S. holds an all-time 2-0 record against Czechia. The two teams met in last year's WWC semifinals, with the U.S. coming out with a 10-1 victory.
April 9, 2023 Preliminary W, 6-2
Sept. 3, 2022 Semifinals W, 10-1
LAST TIME AGAINST CZECHIA
Team USA and Czechia last met five days ago in the third game of the preliminary round on April 9. The U.S. came away with a 6-2 victory – Caroline Harvey (Salem, N.H.) recorded two assists as Lacey Eden(Annapolis, Md.) recorded the game-winning score.
TEAM USA IN THE SEMIFINALS
Team USA holds a 16-0-0-1-1 (W-OTW-OTL-L-T) all-time in semifinal competition at Women's Worlds. The U.S. has advanced to the gold medal game in all 21 tournaments staged.
Last five WWC semifinal results
Sept. 3, 2022 vs. Czechia W, 10-1
Aug. 30, 2021 vs. Finland W, 3-0
April 13, 2019 vs. Russia W, 8-0
April 6, 2017 vs. Germany W, 11-0
April 3, 2016 vs. Russia W, 9-0
2024 WWC SITE TO BE ANNOUNCED SUNDAY
The host location of the 2024 IIHF Women's World Championship is set to be announced on Sunday afternoon prior to the Bronze Medal Game. USA Hockey is set to host next year's tournament. It'll be the first WWC held in the U.S. since 2017.