2022 Olympic Women’s Hockey Guide: Full schedule, Team USA roster for Beijing Winter Games

u.s. women's hockey
ANTHONY WALLACE/AFP via Getty Images

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.

RELATED: USA vs. Canada hockey gold medal game: highlights and analysis from Canada’s 3-2 win

The women’s tournament came to a close Wednesday 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.

RELATED: 2022 Winter Olympics – TV schedule, day-by-day viewing guide to the Beijing Winter Games

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.

RELATED: How to watch/stream the 2022 Winter Olympics on NBC and Peacock

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)
  • Czechia (CZE)
  • Sweden (SWE)
  • Denmark (DEN)
  • China (CHN)

RELATED: 2022 Winter Olympics – A guide to Men’s Hockey at the Beijing Winter Games

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. 

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

RELATED: 2022 Winter Olympics – Stars to watch at the Beijing Winter Games

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, Czechia 2
  • Preliminary Round – Finland 5, ROC 0

Preliminary Round – Sweden 3, Denmark 1

Women’s Ice Hockey Quarterfinal Schedule

Thursday, February 10

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

RELATED: Everything you need to know about the 2022 Winter Olympics


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

RELATED: 2022 Winter Olympics: Sports at the Beijing Winter Games

Be sure to follow OlympicTalk and NBC Olympics for the latest news and updates about the Beijing Winter Games!

Scroll Down For: