USA women’s hockey team schedule: TV, watch live stream, times, roster, gold medal matchup at 2022 Winter Olympics

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The 2022 Winter Olympics takes place on Friday, February 4 but the competition begins as early as Wednesday, February 2 with early rounds of curling. The Beijing Winter Games will take place over the course of 19 days and end on Sunday, February 20 with the Closing Ceremony.

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The women’s tournament came to a close last night after Canada defeated the U.S. 3-2 to reclaim the gold medal. The two nations have previously met in the gold medal game in five of the six Olympic tournaments where Women’s hockey has been contested. Canada has claimed four Olympic gold medals (2002, 2006, 2010, 2014), while the U.S. has claimed two (1998, 2018). Both the U.S. and Canada have also dominated the World Championship scene with Canada winning 11 titles and the U.S. winning nine.

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Hockey will be contested at two venues in Beijing: The Wukesong Sports Centre and National Indoor Stadium. The Wukesong Sports Centre currently serves as the home arena for HC Kunlun Red Star of the KHL in addition to Beijing’s basketball and arena football teams. The venue was also the home for basketball at the 2008 Games. National Indoor Stadium previously hosted rhythmic gymnastics, trampoline, and handball at the 2008 Summer Olympics. The venue is nicknamed “The Fan” because of its design that resembles a traditional Chinese folding fan.

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2022 U.S. Olympic Women’s Hockey Team Roster:

The 2022 U.S. Women’s Olympic hockey team has 13 players returning from the 2018 Olympic championship team including goalie Maddie Rooney (Duluth, Minnesota) who proved to be the U.S.’s backbone during the final shootout win over Canada in PyeongChang and Hilary Knight (Sun Valley, Idaho). Knight was the youngest member of the U.S. team when she made her Olympic debut in Vancouver in 2010. Three Olympic medals and eight world titles later, the all-time U.S. total points record holder (80) is set to become just the fourth U.S. women’s hockey player to compete at four Winter Olympics, joining Jenny Potter, Angela Ruggiero, and Julie Chu. 

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The U.S. women’s hockey team will be led by head coach Joel Johnson (White Bear Lake, Minnesota) who also serves as the women’s head coach at the University of St. Thomas (Minnesota). Johnson took over the role after Bob Corkum stepped down in April 2021.

Goalies: Alex Cavallini, Nicole Hensley, Maddie Rooney

Defenders: Cayla Barnes, Megan Bozek, Jincy Dunne, Savannah Harmon, Caroline Harvey, Megan Keller, Lee Stecklein

Forwards: Hannah Brandt, Dani Cameranesi, Alex Carpenter, Jesse Compher, Kendall Coyne Schofield (captain), Brianna Decker, Amanda Kessel, Hilary Knight, Abbey Murphy, Kelly Pannek, Abby Roque, Hayley Scamurra, Grace Zumwinkle

NCAA Schools Represented on the 2022 U.S. Women’s Hockey Team:

  • University of Minnesota: 8
  • University of Wisconsin: 5
  • Boston College: 3
  • Northeastern University: 2
  • Boston University: 1
  • Clarkson University: 1
  • Lindenwood University: 1
  • Ohio State University: 1
  • University of Minnesota-Duluth: 1

What countries will be competing in women’s hockey at the 2022 Winter Olympics?

  • United States (USA)
  • Canada (CAN)
  • Finland (FIN)
  • Russian Olympic Committee (ROC)
  • Switzerland (SUI)
  • Japan (JPN)
  • Czech Republic (CZE)
  • Sweden (SWE)
  • Denmark (DEN)
  • China (CHN)

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2022 Winter Olympics Women’s Hockey TV Schedule and Scores

Wednesday, February 2

Thursday, February 3

Friday, February 4

Saturday, February 5

Sunday, February 6

Monday, February 7

Tuesday, February 8

  • Preliminary Round – Japan 3, Czech Republic 2
  • Preliminary Round – Finland 5, ROC 0
  • Preliminary Round – Sweden 3, Denmark 1

Women’s Ice Hockey Quarterfinal Schedule

Thursday, February 10

Quarterfinal – U.S. 4 – Czech Republic, 1

Friday, February 11

Saturday, February 12

Women’s Ice Hockey Semifinals Schedule

Sunday, February 13

Monday, February 14

Women’s Ice Hockey Bronze medal game

Wednesday, February 16

Women’s Ice Hockey Gold medal game

Wednesday, February 16

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How to stream the 2022 Winter Olympics on Peacock:

Peacock will be the streaming home of the Beijing Winter Games offering live stream coverage of every single event–that’s over 2,800 hours of Olympic action. In addition, to live stream coverage of every event, viewers will also be able to enjoy the Opening and Closing Ceremonies, NBC’s nightly primetime show, full replays of all competition available immediately upon conclusion, exclusive daily studio programming, medal ceremonies, extensive highlight clips, and more. Click here to sign up.


How to watch the 2022 Winter Olympics on NBC:

For the second consecutive Winter Games and third overall, NBC will broadcast its primetime Olympic show live across all time zones.

What time does primetime coverage begin each night on NBC?

  • Monday – Friday: 8:00 pm ET
  • Sunday: 7:00 pm ET

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Joel Embiid gains U.S. citizenship, mum on Olympic nationality

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Philadelphia 76ers All-Star center Joel Embiid said he is now a U.S. citizen and it’s way too early to think about what nation he would represent at the Olympics.

“I just want to be healthy and win a championship and go from there,” he said, according to The Associated Press.

Embiid, 28, was born in Cameroon and has never competed in a major international tournament. In July, he gained French nationality, a step toward being able to represent that nation at the 2024 Paris Olympics.

In the spring, French media reported that Embiid started the process to become eligible to represent France in international basketball, quoting national team general manager Boris Diaw.

Embiid was second in NBA MVP voting this season behind Serbian Nikola Jokic. He was the All-NBA second team center.

What nation Embiid represents could have a major impact on the Paris Games.

In Tokyo, a French team led by another center, Rudy Gobert, handed the U.S. its first Olympic defeat since 2004. That was in group play. The Americans then beat the French in the gold-medal game 87-82.

That France team had five NBA players to the U.S.’ 12: Nicolas BatumEvan FournierTimothe Luwawu-CabarrotFrank Ntilikina and Gobert.

Anthony Davis, who skipped the Tokyo Olympics, is the lone U.S. center to make an All-NBA team in the last five seasons. In that time, Embiid made four All-NBA second teams and Gobert made three All-NBA third teams.

No Olympic team other than the U.S. has ever had two reigning All-NBA players on its roster.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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LA 2028, Delta unveil first-of-its-kind emblems for Olympics, Paralympics

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Emblems for the 2028 Los Angeles Games that include logos of Delta Air Lines is the first integration of its kind in Olympic and Paralympic history.

Organizers released the latest set of emblems for the LA 2028 Olympics and Paralympics on Thursday, each with a Delta symbol occupying the “A” spot in LA 28.

Two years ago, the LA 2028 logo concept was unveiled with an ever-changing “A” that allowed for infinite possibilities. Many athletes already created their own logos, as has NBC.

“You can make your own,” LA28 chairperson Casey Wasserman said in 2020. “There’s not one way to represent Los Angeles, and there is strength in our diverse cultures. We have to represent the creativity and imagination of Los Angeles, the diversity of our community and the big dreams the Olympic and Paralympic Games provide.”

Also in 2020, Delta was announced as LA 2028’s inaugural founding partner. Becoming the first partner to have an integrated LA 2028 emblem was “extremely important for us,” said Emmakate Young, Delta’s managing director, brand marketing and sponsorships.

“It is a symbol of our partnership with LA, our commitment to the people there, as well as those who come through LA, and a commitment to the Olympics,” she said.

The ever-changing emblem succeeds an angelic bid logo unveiled in February 2016 when the city was going for the 2024 Games, along with the slogan, “Follow the Sun.” In July 2017, the IOC made a historic double awarding of the Olympics and Paralympics — to Paris for 2024 and Los Angeles for 2028.

The U.S. will host its first Olympics and Paralympics since 2002 (and first Summer Games since 1996), ending its longest drought between hosting the Games since the 28-year gap between 1932 and 1960.

Delta began an eight-year Olympic partnership in 2021, becoming the official airline of Team USA and the 2028 Los Angeles Games.

Athletes flew to this year’s Winter Games in Beijing on chartered Delta flights and will do so for every Games through at least 2028.

Previously, Delta sponsored the last two Olympics held in the U.S. — the 1996 Atlanta Games and the 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Games.

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