Team USA vs. Canada in the women’s ice hockey gold medal game at the 2022 Winter Olympics was an inevitability. It’s time to tune in for the showdown.
For the fourth straight Winter Olympics, the women’s ice hockey gold medal will be decided in a North American showdown.
The last gold medal game was USA vs. Canada. And the two before that. Now the neighbors will square off again for the ultimate prize.
It all comes down to Wednesday night’s game.
How to watch USA vs. Canada in the Winter Olympics women’s hockey Gold Medal Game
It just so happened the Americans and Canadians landed in the same group for the opening stage of the competition. While both teams blew out their opposition, Canada topped the group thanks to a 4-2 victory over the US in the final game of the round.
In order to get by the Canadians this time, the USA women led by Hilary Knight will have to find a way to stop Sarah Nurse, who leads all players in scoring for the tournament. They’ll also have to get by goalkeeper Ann-Renee Desbiens, who was at her best in their prior meeting. They will have to do so without Brianna Decker, the team’s best player who suffered an injury earlier in the tournament.
Team USA bested Canada for the gold in the 2018 Winter Olympics while the Canadians came out on top in their meetings in 2014 and 2010. Before the Americans knocked them off their perch, Canada had won four-straight Olympic golds.
In total, Canada has four golds and two silvers in their six Olympic appearances in women’s ice hockey.
The United States has two golds, three silvers and one bronze.