How one can watch 2022 Worlds championship between rivals

The shortage of the rivalry makes the United States-Canada girls’s hockey one spicier than most.

No person is complaining with extra probabilities to observe the 2 superpowers of the game face off with excessive stakes on the road.

That’s what is at stake Sunday in Denmark, the place the USA and Canada will play within the 2022 Girls’s World Championship last. It was solely somewhat extra than six months in the past, on the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing, that Canada dominated the US in each of their matchups — as soon as within the preliminary spherical and once more within the gold-medal recreation.

The Individuals entered 2022 Worlds – the primary girls’s world championship scheduled in the identical yr as an Olympics – searching for revenge. Profitable their first main worldwide match since 2019 would go a great distance in that regard.

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Caroline Harvey of USA (C) celebrates scoring the 9-1 aim throughout the girls’s IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship semi-final match between USA and Czech Republic in Herning, Denmark, on September 3, 2022.

How one can watch USA vs. Canada girls’s world championship

The sport will air at 1:30 p.m. ET (7:30 p.m. native time) on NHL Community. Cheryl Pounder, Kenzie Lalonde and Julia Tocher will likely be on the decision.

Streaming is accessible on any platform that helps NHL Community.

Rivalry renewed: Historical past vs. Canada

This marks the twenty first consecutive time the U.S. has superior to the ladies’s worlds last. The opponent for all of these gold-medal video games however one (Finland, 2019) has been Canada. Each Olympic last has included the U.S. and Canada.

The image is obvious: with regards to deciding the champion on this sport, the edges are Canada and the U.S. And Canada at present has the upper-hand, profitable gold on the 2021 World Championships and in Beijing.

In China, the Canadians proved a irritating foil for Crew USA. The U.S. outshot Canada a mixed 93-48 however misplaced 4-2 within the preliminary spherical and had been squarely beat within the Olympic last regardless of a rating of 3-2.

Each groups introduced 18 of the 23 gamers that had been with them in Beijing to Denmark. However it’s the American aspect that has reinvented itself.

How they obtained right here

The problem for the U.S. on the Olympics, beneath former coach Joel Johnson, wasn’t creating probabilities. There have been loads of scoring alternatives. Changing them proved to be a hardship.

That hasn’t been the case in Denmark. Coach John Wroblewski has opened up the offense and unlocked personnel pairings which have lit up the scoreboard.

Within the preliminary spherical, the Individuals defeated:

  • Japan, 10-0

  • Finland, 6-1

  • Switzerland, 9-0

  • Canada, 5-2

The U.S. fell behind 2-0 towards Canada however stormed again with 5 unanswered objectives. Gumption like that was lacking on the Olympics.

From there, the U.S. steamrolled within the knockout spherical, with a 12-1 victory over Hungary within the quarterfinals and a 10-1 win towards the Czech Republic within the semifinals. The 52 objectives are probably the most by a U.S. workforce.

Hilary Knight setting extra data

Even at 33 years outdated, Hilary Knight is exhibiting no indicators of vacating her place on the prime of the sport.

Knight is enjoying in her twelfth World Championship probably the most in Worldwide Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) historical past. With a third-period aim towards Hungary, she handed Canada’s Hayley Wickenheiser for many all-time factors in match historical past and enters the ultimate with 89 (53 objectives).

The additional she writes herself into the file books, the extra she is contributing for Crew USA.

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Youth motion

Whereas Knight and different veterans – like captain Kendall Coyne Schofield and defender Lee Stecklein – stay leaders on and off the ice, the U.S. is discovering success because of its greener members.

It has been a breakout match from Taylor Heise, a 22-year-old from the College of Minnesota. Heise leads the match in objectives (seven) and assists (11) – and to suppose a COVID-19 bout induced her to overlook coaching camp and delayed her arrival till the day earlier than the match began.

Defender Caroline Harvey, who was benched for a lot of Beijing because the workforce’s youngest participant, has shined alongside Stecklein as the highest pair in their very own zone. And Boston Faculty’s Hannah Bilka, 21, has 12 factors (5 objectives)

Observe Chris Bumbaca on Twitter @BOOMbaca.

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