Women’s World Gold Medal Game Features Team USA and Canada

Tonight’s matchup features the gold medal game of the 2024 IIHF Women’s World Championship between the U.S. and Canada. Team USA comes into the game on a six-game winning streak, with a dominant 5-0 shutout victory over Finland in the semifinals.

This game marks the 36th meeting between the U.S. and Canada, with Team USA holding a slight 13-5-7-10 record against their rivals. The U.S. has won their last two Women’s World Championship games against Canada, including a 1-0 victory in the preliminary round and a 6-3 win in last year’s gold medal match.

In all-time gold medal game appearances, the U.S. has a record of 5-5-4-8. Out of the 22 previous gold medal games, the U.S. has faced Canada 21 times, with Canada holding a 9-12 advantage in those matchups.

With their 23rd straight gold medal game appearance, the U.S. continues to be the only country to make it to every gold medal game in the history of the IIHF Women’s World Championship. They have secured gold 10 times and silver 12 times in the tournament’s history.

Aerin Frankel made history with her fourth shutout of the tournament in the 5-0 win over Finland, setting a new single-tournament shutout record. The previous record of three shutouts was shared by Liisa-Maria Sneck (FIN, 1997), Erin Whitten (USA, 1997), and Kim St. Pierre (CAN, 2005).

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