2018 Winter Olympics
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Tournament details
Host nation Flag of South Korea South Korea
Dates 10–22 February
Teams 8
Venue(s) (in 1 host city)
Champions Flag of the United States.png United States of America (2 titles)
Tournament statistics
Games played 22
Goals scored 109  (4.95 per game)
Attendance 85,565  (3,889 per game)
Scoring leader(s) Flag of Switzerland Alina Müller
MVP Flag of Canada Mélodie Daoust

The women's tournament in ice hockey at the 2018 Winter Olympics was held in Gangneung, South Korea between 10 and 22 February 2018.[1] Eight countries qualified for the tournament; five of them did so automatically by virtue of their ranking by the International Ice Hockey Federation, one, South Korea, automatically qualified as hosts, while the two others took part in a qualification tournament.[2] Under a special agreement with the IOC and the IIHF, twelve North Korean players joined the host team to form a united team.[3] They were allowed to have an expanded roster of 35 where 22 players dress for each game. Three North Korean players were selected for each game by coach Sarah Murray.[4]

The United States winning the gold medal game against Canada marks the first time in 20 years that the United States took home a gold medal in women's hockey. They previously won in 1998 in Nagano, Japan, which was also against Canada.[5] Canada's loss ended their winning streak of four consecutive winter games, having won since 2002.[6]

Qualification[edit | edit source]

Canada and the United States assured themselves of top four ranking after the 2016 Women's Ice Hockey World Championships by the end of the 2015 Championships and qualified for the A group.

Finland, Russia, and Sweden qualified by their ranking after the 2016 Championships.

South Korea qualified as the host team. The remaining two teams qualified from qualification tournaments.

Qualified teams[edit | edit source]

Event Date Location Vacancies Qualified
Hosts 19 September 2014[7] Flag of Spain Tenerife 1 Flag of Korea.gif South Korea
2016 IIHF World Ranking 7 December 2012 –
10 April 2016
Flag of Canada Kamloops 5 Flag of the United States.png United States of America
Flag of Canada.png Canada
Flag of Finland.png Finland
Flag of Russia.png Russia
Flag of Sweden.png Sweden
Final qualification tournament 9–12 February 2017 Flag of Switzerland Arosa 1 Flag of Switzerland.png Switzerland
Final qualification tournament 9–12 February 2017 Flag of Japan Tomakomai 1 Flag of Japan.gif Japan
TOTAL 8


Format[edit | edit source]

The top four teams based on the 2016 IIHF World Ranking, the United States, Canada, Finland and Olympic Athletes from Russia, compete in Group A, while the remaining four teams compete in Group B. The top two teams in Group A received a bye to the semifinals. In the quarterfinals, the third placed team in Group A played the second place team in Group B, while the fourth placed team in Group A played the first place team in Group B. The winners advanced to the semifinals, while the two losers, and the third and fourth placed teams in Group B, competed in a classification bracket for places five through eight.

Rosters[edit | edit source]

Match officials[edit | edit source]

10 referees and 9 linesmen were selected for the tournament.[10]

Referees
  • Flag of Canada Gabrielle Ariano-Lortie
  • Flag of Germany Nicole Hertrich
  • Flag of Norway Aina Hove
  • Flag of Switzerland Drahomira Fialova
  • Flag of Slovakia Nikoleta Celárová
  • Flag of Sweden Gabriella Gran
  • Flag of Sweden Katarina Timglas
  • Flag of the United States Dina Allen
  • Flag of the United States Katie Guay
  • Flag of the United States Melissa Szkola

Linesmen
  • Flag of Canada Justine Todd
  • Flag of the Czech Republic Zuzana Svobodová
  • Flag of Finland Jenni Heikkinen
  • Flag of Finland Johanna Tauriainen
  • Flag of France Charlotte Girard-Fabre
  • Flag of Germany Lisa Linnek
  • Flag of Slovenia Nataša Pagon
  • Flag of Sweden Veronica Johansson
  • Flag of the United States Jessica Leclerc

Preliminary round[edit | edit source]

All times are local (UTC+9).

Group A[edit | edit source]

Pos Team Pld W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Flag of Canada.png Canada 3 3 0 0 0 11 2 +9 9 Semifinals
2 Flag of the United States.png United States of America 3 2 0 0 1 9 3 +6 6
3 Flag of Finland.png Finland 3 1 0 0 2 7 8 −1 3 Quarterfinals
4 Olympic Athletes from Russia 3 0 0 0 3 1 15 −14 0
Source: IIHF


02018-02-11 11 February 2018
16:40
Finland Flag of Finland.png 1–3
(1–0, 0–2, 0–1)
Flag of the United States.png United States of America Kwandong Hockey Centre, Gangneung
Attendance: 4,032


02018-02-11 11 February 2018
21:10
Canada Flag of Canada.png 5–0
(0–0, 3–0, 2–0)
Olympic flag.png Olympic Athletes from Russia Kwandong Hockey Centre, Gangneung
Attendance: 3,912

02018-02-13 13 February 2018
16:40
Canada Flag of Canada.png 4–1
(2–0, 2–0, 0–1)
Flag of Finland.png Finland Kwandong Hockey Centre, Gangneung
Attendance: 3,879


02018-02-13 13 February 2018
21:10
United States of America Flag of the United States.png 5–0
(1–0, 3–0, 1–0)
Olympic flag.png Olympic Athletes from Russia Kwandong Hockey Centre, Gangneung
Attendance: 3,797

02018-02-15 15 February 2018
12:10
United States of America Flag of the United States.png 1–2
(0–0, 0–2, 1–0)
Flag of Canada.png Canada Kwandong Hockey Centre, Gangneung
Attendance: 3,885


02018-02-15 15 February 2018
16:40
Olympic flag.png Olympic Athletes from Russia 1–5
(0–1, 0–2, 1–2)
Flag of Finland.png Finland Kwandong Hockey Centre, Gangneung
Attendance: 3,353

Group B[edit | edit source]

Pos Team Pld W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Flag of Switzerland.png Switzerland 3 3 0 0 0 13 2 +11 9 Quarterfinals
2 Flag of Sweden.png Sweden 3 2 0 0 1 11 3 +8 6
3 Flag of Japan.gif Japan 3 1 0 0 2 6 6 0 3 Classification
4 Unification flag of Korea.png (H) 3 0 0 0 3 1 20 −19 0
Source: IIHF
(H) Host.


02018-02-10 10 February 2018
16:40
Japan Flag of Japan.gif 1–2
(0–1, 1–0, 0–1)
Flag of Sweden.png Sweden Kwandong Hockey Centre, Gangneung
Attendance: 3,762


02018-02-10 10 February 2018
21:10
Switzerland Flag of Switzerland.png 8–0
(3–0, 3–0, 2–0)
Unification flag of Korea.png Kwandong Hockey Centre, Gangneung
Attendance: 3,606

02018-02-12 12 February 2018
16:40
Switzerland Flag of Switzerland.png 3–1
(0–0, 2–0, 1–1)
Flag of Japan.gif Japan Kwandong Hockey Centre, Gangneung
Attendance: 4,033


02018-02-12 12 February 2018
21:10
Sweden Flag of Sweden.png 8–0
(4–0, 1–0, 3–0)
Unification flag of Korea.png Kwandong Hockey Centre, Gangneung
Attendance: 4,244

02018-02-14 14 February 2018
12:10
Sweden Flag of Sweden.png 1–2
(0–0, 0–1, 1–1)
Flag of Switzerland.png Switzerland Kwandong Hockey Centre, Gangneung
Attendance: 3,545


02018-02-14 14 February 2018
16:40
Unification flag of Korea.png 1–4
(0–2, 1–0, 0–2)
Flag of Japan.gif Japan Kwandong Hockey Centre, Gangneung
Attendance: 4,110

Playoff round[edit | edit source]

Bracket[edit | edit source]

 
QuarterfinalsSemifinalsFinal
 
          
 
 
 
 
19 February
 
 
Flag of Canada.png Canada5
 
17 February
 
Olympic Athletes from Russia0
 
Olympic Athletes from Russia6
 
22 February
 
Flag of Switzerland.png Switzerland2
 
Flag of Canada.png Canada2
 
 
Flag of the United States.png United States of America (GWS)3
 
 
19 February
 
 
Flag of the United States.png United States of America5
 
17 February
 
Flag of Finland.png Finland0 Bronze medal game
 
Flag of Finland.png Finland7
 
21 February
 
Flag of Sweden.png Sweden2
 
Flag of Finland.png Finland3
 
 
Olympic Athletes from Russia2
 
Fifth place bracket
 
5–8th place semifinalsFifth place game
 
      
 
18 February
 
 
Flag of Switzerland.png Switzerland2
 
20 February
 
Unification flag of Korea.png0
 
Flag of Switzerland.png Switzerland1
 
18 February
 
Flag of Japan.gif Japan0
 
Flag of Sweden.png Sweden1
 
 
Flag of Japan.gif Japan (OT)2
 
Seventh place game
 
 
20 February
 
 
Flag of Sweden.png Sweden6
 
 
Unification flag of Korea.png1

Quarterfinals[edit | edit source]

The top two teams in Group A received byes and were deemed the home team in the semifinals as they were seeded to advance.


02018-02-17 17 February 2018
12:10
Olympic flag.png Olympic Athletes from Russia 6–2
(1–0, 2–2, 3–0)
Flag of Switzerland.png Switzerland Kwandong Hockey Centre, Gangneung
Attendance: 3,903


02018-02-17 17 February 2018
16:40
Finland Flag of Finland.png 7–2
(3–0, 2–2, 2–0)
Flag of Sweden.png Sweden Kwandong Hockey Centre, Gangneung
Attendance: 3,803

5–8th place semifinals[edit | edit source]

02018-02-18 18 February 2018
12:10
Switzerland Flag of Switzerland.png 2–0
(1–0, 1–0, 0–0)
Unification flag of Korea.png Kwandong Hockey Centre, Gangneung
Attendance: 3,811


02018-02-20 20 February 2018
12:10
Sweden Flag of Sweden.png 6–1
(2–1, 1–0, 3–0)
Unification flag of Korea.png Kwandong Hockey Centre, Gangneung
Attendance: 4,125

Semifinals[edit | edit source]

02018-02-19 19 February 2018
13:10
United States of America Flag of the United States.png 5−0
(2−0, 2−0, 1−0)
Flag of Finland.png Finland Gangneung Hockey Centre, Gangneung
Attendance: 5,173


02018-02-21 21 February 2018
16:40
3 Finland Flag of Finland.png 3–2
(1–0, 2–1, 0–1)
Olympic flag.png Olympic Athletes from Russia Kwandong Hockey Centre, Gangneung
Attendance: 3,217

Seventh place game[edit | edit source]

02018-02-20 20 February 2018
12:10
Sweden Flag of Sweden.png 6–1
(2–1, 1–0, 3–0)
Unification flag of Korea.png Kwandong Hockey Centre, Gangneung
Attendance: 4,125

Fifth place game[edit | edit source]

02018-02-20 20 February 2018
16:40
Switzerland Flag of Switzerland.png 1–0
(1–0, 0–0, 0–0)
Flag of Japan.gif Japan Kwandong Hockey Centre, Gangneung
Attendance: 3,958

Bronze medal game[edit | edit source]

02018-02-21 21 February 2018
16:40
3 Finland Flag of Finland.png 3–2
(1–0, 2–1, 0–1)
Olympic flag.png Olympic Athletes from Russia Kwandong Hockey Centre, Gangneung
Attendance: 3,217

Gold medal game[edit | edit source]

02018-02-22 22 February 2018
13:10
2 Canada Flag of Canada.png 2–3 GWS
(0–1, 2–0, 0–1)
(OT: 0–0)
(SO: 0–1)
Flag of the United States.png United States of America 1 Gangneung Hockey Centre, Gangneung
Attendance: 4,467

Final ranking[edit | edit source]

Pos Grp Team Pld W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts
1 A Flag of the United States.png United States of America 5 3 1 0 1 17 5 +12 11
2 A Flag of Canada.png Canada 5 4 0 1 0 18 5 +13 13
3 A Flag of Finland.png Finland 6 3 0 0 3 17 17 0 9
4 A Olympic Athletes from Russia 6 1 0 0 5 9 25 −16 3
5 B Flag of Switzerland.png Switzerland 6 5 0 0 1 18 8 +10 15
6 B Flag of Japan.gif Japan 5 1 1 0 3 8 8 0 5
7 B Flag of Sweden.png Sweden 6 3 0 1 2 20 13 +7 10
8 B Unification flag of Korea.png (H) 5 0 0 0 5 2 28 −26 0
Source: IIHF.com
(H) Host.

Statistics[edit | edit source]

Scoring leaders[edit | edit source]

List shows the top ten skaters sorted by points, then goals.

Player GP G A Pts +/− PIM POS
Flag of Switzerland Alina Müller 6 7 3 10 +5 4 F
Flag of Switzerland Christine Meier 6 0 8 8 +4 0 D
Flag of Canada Mélodie Daoust 5 3 4 7 +7 2 F
Flag of Canada Marie-Philip Poulin 5 3 3 6 +5 8 F
Flag of Switzerland Lara Stalder 6 3 3 6 +3 4 F
Flag of Finland Michelle Karvinen 6 3 3 6 –1 2 F
Flag of Sweden Fanny Rask 6 2 4 6 +4 0 F
Flag of the United States Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson 5 4 1 5 +3 0 F
Flag of Finland Riikka Välilä 6 4 1 5 –2 0 F
Flag of Canada Rebecca Johnston 5 3 2 5 +2 2 F
Flag of the United States Dani Cameranesi 5 3 2 5 +1 0 F

GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; +/− = Plus/Minus; PIM = Penalties in Minutes; POS = Position
Source: IIHF.com

Leading goaltenders[edit | edit source]

Only the top five goaltenders, based on save percentage, who have played at least 40% of their team's minutes, are included in this list.

Player TOI GA GAA SA Sv% SO
Flag of Canada Shannon Szabados 200:00 4 1.20 79 94.94 1
Flag of the United States Maddie Rooney 258:56 5 1.16 92 94.57 1
Flag of Sweden Sara Grahn 262:14 8 1.83 145 94.48 1
Flag of Switzerland Florence Schelling 298:19 7 1.41 120 94.17 2
Flag of Japan Nana Fujimoto 236:30 7 1.78 87 91.95 0

TOI = Time on Ice (minutes:seconds); SA = Shots Against; GA = Goals Against; GAA = Goals Against Average; Sv% = Save Percentage; SO = Shutouts
Source: IIHF.com

Awards[edit | edit source]

Source: IIHF.com

References[edit | edit source]


External links[edit | edit source]





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