When Does The 2018 World Cup Start

The 2014 Winter Olympics ended in heart-break for Team USA as they lost 3 -2 in overtime to Canada. This winter in Pyeongchang, Team USA will be looking for revenge, their Olympic tournament starts Feb. 11 against a tough Finland team. The Olympic Women’s hockey schedule is available here, all games will be live across NBC’s networks.

Hockey fans will need to get their DVR ready to go early because all games in the round-robin part of the tournament will take place at either 2:40 a.m. ET or 7:10 a.m.. Sweden faces off against Japan to get the Olympic hockey schedule under way at 2:40 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 10. Switzerland plays Korea at 7:10 a.m. as the only other game on opening day. Day two of the tournament feature some the tournament favorites. As mentioned Team USA gets started against Finland at 2:40 a.m. followed by Canada and Olympic Athletes from Russia at 7:10 a.m..

The International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) ranks the teams before the tournament starts. USA enters the tournament as world number one, followed by Canada ranked second, Finland third, Russia fourth, Sweden fifth, Switzerland sixth, Japan ninth and Korea twenty-second. As the tournament gets underway a major story line will be if home country Korea can pull off an upset.. With seven of the top ten countries represented at this years Olympics the competition will be intense and the quality of hockey will be high. 

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There are two groups of teams in the Women’s tournament. In group A Finland, USA, Canada and the Athletes from Russia will compete against each other. Group B has Japan, Sweden, Switzerland and Korea. Following the group stage the top two teams from each group are seeded and placed into the Quarterfinal or directly in the Semifinal.

Source : https://fansided.com/2018/02/03/winter-olympics-2018-womens-hockey-tournament-start/

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