The U.S. Women's National Team has taken part in the International Ice Hockey Federation Women's World Championship since it began in 1990. The tournament initially took place in 1990, 1992, 1994 and 1997 until it became a sport in the Olympic Winter Games in 1998. Since that time, the IIHF Women's World Championship has taken place annually with the exception of an Olympic year until 2022, when the tournament was held in the Olympic year.
The U.S. has reached the gold medal game in all 21 of the events, capturing the event’s top prize five of the last seven years and a total of nine times (2005, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2019), including seven of the last 10 tournaments.
The 2022 IIHF Women's World Championship took place August 25-September 4, in Herning and Frederikshavn, Demark. The U.S. claimed the silver medal after falling in to Canada, 2-1, in the gold-medal game.
The U.S. has captured the top-prize in seven of the last 10 IIHF Women's World Championships. Through the 2022 WWC, Team USA now stands at 87-5-7-10-2 (W-OTW-OTL-L-T) in 111 career games and has outscored its opponents 718-163 all-time.