How to watch tonight’s Canada-USA Olympic gold medal hockey game
For the fourth straight Olympics, Canada and the United States will face off for women’s hockey supremacy in the gold medal game.
And it never gets old.
One of hockey’s biggest rivalries is set to ignite tonight with the Border Buddies meet tonight. The game takes place tonight at 11:10 p.m. ET / 8:10 p.m. PT.
The two countries have combined for the six Olympic gold medals in women’s hockey history. This race will be increased to seven.
How we got here
Canada was perfect in the round robin with a 12-1 win over Switzerland, an 11-1 thrashing over Finland and a 4-2 win over their gold medal opponent. Canada then toppled Sweden 11-0 in the quarters and dusted Switzerland again with a 10-3 win in the semis to set their course to a date with the United States.
The United States beat Finland 5-2 in its first tournament and earned a 5-0 victory over Russia, officially known as the Russian Olympic Committee, to start the round robin 2-0. They stumbled to a 4-2 loss to Canada to close out the preliminary round. Team USA avoided scares against Czechia and Finland – each by a score of 4-1 – to advance to the quarters and semi-finals until a final date with Canada.
About this round robin match
Canada beat the United States in a round robin, toppling the southern neighbor with a 4-2 win in Beijing take first place in Group A with a 4-0 record. The United States finished second with a 3-1 record.
Brianne Jenner scored twice, and Jamie Lee Rattray and captain Marie-Philip Poulin each scored singles for Canada in the win, which saw Canadian goaltender Ann-Renée Desbiens turn in a 51-save performance that set a new Canadian recordwomen’s or men’s, for most saves in an Olympic match.
Four years ago…
The last time these two countries faced each other for Olympic gold was, of course, in 2018. The United States avenged three Olympic gold losses, in 2002, 2010 and 2014 in a epic shootout which left the Americans gold for the first time since the 1998 Nagano Olympics.
Other international action
It couldn’t be evenly matched between Canada and the United States at the IIHF World Women’s Championship. Since 1990, each country has claimed a total of 20 medals. Canada holds the lead in gold medals with 11. The United States has nine. The United States team holds the advantage with 11 silver medals – three more than Canada – and Canada claims the only bronze medal between the two.
Canada also holds the recent advantage there, winning gold last summer. The United States last claimed a first-place finish in 2019 – their last of five straight stage victories and the last of a nine-year streak of eight golds. There were no events in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
where to watch
The gold medal game between Canada and the United States will take place on Wednesday, February 16 at 11:10 p.m. ET/8:10 p.m. PT on CBC television. It can also be viewed live for free on Radio-Canada.ca and the CBC Olympics app. The CBC Gem app will also allow users to stream the game to an external device, free of charge, and is compatible with Apple TV, FireTV, Google Chromecast, and Roku TV.