Sustaining Women’s Hockey Growth Still Post-Olympics Issue

Feb 18, 2022, 6:59 AM
USA Women's Hockey - Beijing 2022...
Savannah Harmon #15 of Team United States celebrates her third period goal against Team Czech Republic with Kendall Coyne Schofield #26, Cayla Barnes #3, Hannah Brandt #20 and Hilary Knight #21 during the Women's Ice Hockey Quarterfinal match on Day 7 of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games at Wukesong Sports Centre on February 11, 2022 in Beijing, China. (Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images)
(Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images)

BEIJING (AP) — Another Olympic women’s hockey tournament is over and very little appears to have changed.

Canada and the United States met in the final for the sixth time in seven Olympics and there remain concerns about how to grow the sport globally.

U.S. captain Kendall Coyne Schofield was emotional in placing an emphasis on increasing the visibility for women’s hockey.

There appears to be little sign of a thaw in the split between the Premier Hockey Federation and U.S. and Canadian players who make up the Professional Women’s Hockey Players’ Association.

The players all but shut the door on playing in the PHF.

The 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics

Just a year after Japan’s summer Olympics, the Games are back for a winter show in Beijing, China. The unusually short gap between Games is due to the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Strict precautions and enforced virus prevention protocol are in place to help keep athletes, coaches and personnel safe. 

Beijing is the capital of China, with a population of more than 20 million people and the first city to host both a Summer and Winter Olympic games. It is one of the largest cities in the world and 15 hours ahead of Mountain Time. There are 13 different venues in and around Beijing that will be used for the Winter Olympics. A total of 109 events will be held in 15 different sports, and there will be a lot of Utah locals competing for medals. Keep up to date with them at our Olympic headquarters.

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