International Ice Hockey Federation

Olympic schedule released

Olympic schedule released

Games set for men’s, women’s tournaments

Published 15.08.2018 16:14 GMT+11 | Author Adam Steiss
Olympic schedule released
The Olympic ice hockey events will run from 10-25 February 2018. Photo: Andre Ringuette/HHOF-IIHF Images
The dates and matchups for the 2018 Winter Olympic Games ice hockey events have been set with the release of both the men’s and women’s tournament schedules.

Click below to access the full schedule for both tournaments:



The Winter Olympic Games, to be held in PyeongChang, South Korea, officially kicks off with the Opening Ceremony on 9th February. The men’s and women’s tournament games will be split up between the newly-constructed Gangneung Hockey Centre, which can hold up ot 10,000 spectators, and the 6,000 capacity Kwandong Hockey Centre.

Click here to access the PyeongChang 2018 ticket platform

The Gangneung arena will host the majority of the men’s hockey games, as well as both gold medal games. Kwandong arena will house all the women’s games with the exception of the semi-finals and the final.

Women’s Ice Hockey Event

The puck drops on the first ice hockey game at PyeongChang 2018 on 10 February, with a women’s game between Japan and Sweden, set for 16:40 local time (GMT+9) at the Kwandong Hockey Centre. Tournament hosts Korea follow up with an evening game against Switzerland at 21:10.

2014 gold medallist Canada’s women’s national team will play its first game on 11 February, taking on Russia. They will close out the preliminary round against their perennial rivals the United States on 15 February. Team USA will come into the Olympic tournament as the favourites, having won every IIHF Ice Hockey Women’s World Championship since losing to Canada in a thrilling overtime gold medal final at Sochi 2014.

The women’s gold medal game is scheduled for 22 February at 13:10 at the Guangneung Hockey Centre. The bronze medal game happens the day before at 16:40 in Kwandong.

Men’s Ice Hockey Event

The men’s tournament will open a few days after the women’s event, beginning on 14 February with two Group B matchups: Slovakia versus Russia and USA versus Slovenia, both happening at 21:10 in the Gangneung and Kwandong Hockey Centres respectively.

2014 bronze medallists Finland take on Germany on Day 2 of the men’s tournament. Korea’s men’s national team, which along with the women’s team will make its first-ever appearance on Olympic ice, faces the Czech Republic in its tournament opener on the same day.

Team Canada, also defending champions in the men’s category, opens the men’s event against Switzerland. 2017 IIHf Ice Hockey World Champions Sweden get their Olympic campaign started on the same day with a Group C game against Norway.

As in past Olympics, the Games will close out with the men’s tournament gold medal game, taking on the final day of competition on 25 February at 13:10 local time, preceded by the bronze medal game the day before at 21:10.


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