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2024 IIHF Women’s World Championship Gold Medal Game – USA vs. Canada | Puck drop, stream, preview

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UTICA, NY — It all comes down to this.

Two teams. Longtime rivals. A history that carries over three decades of hatred, respect and all-around exciting competition.

Canada vs. United States

The U.S. is looking to win back-to-back championships for the first time since winning five straight gold medals from 2013 to 2019. This team looks unbeatable. Whether it be veterans like Kendall Coyne Schofield or Hilary Knight, or the next wave of talent like Abbey Murphy and Taylor Heise, this team has an incredible amount of depth. Not to mention, they have an incredible netminder in Aerin Frankel.

Canada wants revenge on losing to the U.S. in the Group A finale last week. While players like Natalie Spooner and Sarah Nurse have played well, the scoring has been very balanced for the Canadians. Renata Fast leads the team with three goals, with she and Kristin O’Neill tied for the team lead with five points each.

The Americans are 10-12 in gold medal games at the Women’s Worlds, with all of their losses coming at the hands of Canada. Conversely, Canada is 12-9 against the U.S. in gold medal games in this particular tournament.

Canada is 102-78-1 against the United States, with the Canadians winning 30 of the 51 gold medal game matchups across all competitions.

BRONZE MEDAL GAME

Finland vs. Czechia

Czechia is looking to win a third straight bronze medal, while Finland is vying to finish third for the first time since 2021.

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