COLUMBUS, Ohio – Four current and former Buckeyes will compete for gold at the 2022 IIHF Women’s World Championships beginning tomorrow, Aug. 25 in Denmark. Andrea Braendli, Jincy Dunne, Sofie Lundin and Emma Maltais look to help their respective countries earn the title of World Champion.
Current Buckeyes playing in the tournament include graduate forward Maltais (Canada) and incoming freshman forward Lundin (Sweden). Maltais returns to the Buckeye roster for her final season of eligibility this year, while Lundin is an incoming freshman. Team USA’s Dunne and Team Switzerland’s Braendli represent Ohio State as alumnae of the program.
All four Buckeyes played for their respective national teams at the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics and Braendli, Dunne and Maltais will be making their second consecutive World Championship appearance. The trio played in the 2021 Women’s World Championship tournament last August in Calgary, Alba. where Maltais and Team Canada won gold and Dunne and the United States took silver. Braendli had a breakout performance in the 2021 tournament, making 55 saves in Switzerland’s game against the U.S. after being named the starting goaltender for the Swiss team.
The Women’s World Championship will be held in both Herning and Frederikshavn, Denmark. Preliminary rounds will be contested Aug. 25-30 with Braendli, Dunne and Maltais playing in Group A in Herning while Lundin will play in Group B in Frederikshavn. Following the prelims, quarterfinals will be played Sept.1 in Herning with semifinals held on Sept. 3. Medal rounds are set for Sunday, Sept. 4. Fans can watch Team USA and Canada’s preliminary games as well as the quarterfinals, semifinals and medal games of the tournament on NHL Network. TSN will also be carrying Canada’s games.