What: The 2017 IIHF Women's World Championship
Where: USA Hockey Arena, Plymouth, Michigan, USA
Who: USA, Canada, Finland, Sweden, Russia, Germany, Switzerland, Czech Republic
When: March 31 through April 7
How to watch in the United States: All USA games will be broadcast on the NHL Network, either live or on tape delay. All USA games will be broadcast live on NHL.com
Where can I watch if I’m not in the United States?
Swedish viewers can check out Svenska Ishockeyföbundet for streams and information.
Finnish viewers can find times and information on Areena.
Swiss viewers can find games streaming live on RTS Sport.
The 2017 IIHF app, available, for iOS and Android, will also feature game updates.
Individual national federations normally post periodic updates, if not full in-game action reports, on their Twitter accounts. The hashtags #WWC2017 and #WomensWorlds will undoubtedly feature information and updates, while team-specific hashtags will get more specialized information.
Team USA schedule:
Game 1: March 31, 7:35 p.m.
Canada — Live broadcast on NHL Network; Livestream on NHL.com
Game 2: April 1, 3:35 p.m.
Russia — Live broadcast on NHL Network; Livestream NHL.com
Game 3: April 3, 7:35 p.m.
Finland — Tape delay broadcast on NHL Network April 4 at 10 a.m.; Livestream NHL.com
Game 4 Semifinals: April 6, 3:35 p.m. or 7:35 p.m.
Teams to be determined — Tape delay broadcast on NHL Network April 7 at 10 a.m.; Livestream NHL.com
Bronze Medal and Gold Medal Games: April 7, Bronze 3:35 p.m.; Gold 7:35 p.m.
Teams to be determined — Live broadcast on NHL Network; Livestream NHL.com (Only the game USA plays in will be broadcast)
All times Eastern
Other games to track:
After a heated Olympic qualifying match where the Swiss ultimately triumphed, both teams now turn towards a chance at the medals. The Swiss will be led by reigning Olympic MVP Florence Schelling in net and University of Minnesota-Duluth standout forward Lara Stalder. The Czechs are highlighted by Denisa Křížová and up-and-coming Kateřina Bukolská.
Livestream on RTS (available to viewers in Switzerland).
Russia squeaked by Finland for the bronze medal last year, so this game is huge for both teams. It is likely to be the game that determines third or fourth in the preliminary round and decides who will play the USA and who will play Canada in the semifinals. Russia has some formidable firepower in the trio of Tornado Moscow’s Anna Shokhina, Yelena Dergachyova, and Alevtina Shtaryova.
The Finnish roster features a potentially dangerous combination of youth, veteran presence, homegrown star power, and world class goaltending. Watch for Noora Räty’s return to Worlds after a four-year absence, and star forward Linda Välimäki up front.
Available on Areena to viewers in Finland.