COLUMBUS, Ohio – Buckeye forward Emma Maltais helped Team Canada to a gold medal finish at the 2022 IIHF Women’s World Championships in Herning, Denmark on Sunday. Canada defeated the United States, 2-1, in the championship game to earn its second straight Women’s World Championship gold medal and the country’s 12th overall.
Maltais has now won three gold medals in the last 12 months, including Women’s World Championship gold at the 2021 tournament in Calgary last summer and Olympic gold at the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics in February. In the 2022 world championship tournament, she tallied one goal and two assists for Canada.
Ohio State alumna Jincy Dunne took silver with Team USA for the second straight year at the Women’s World Championships. This year’s tournament saw Dunne record her first senior national team goal of her career as she scored the first goal of the United States’ preliminary round win over Finland. She totaled two goals and four assists in Denmark.
Incoming freshman Sofie Lundin joined Maltais as the second active Buckeye in the 2022 tournament. She helped Team Sweden advance to the quarterfinals and earned two assists for her team.
Also competing in Denmark was 2022 Ohio State graduate Andrea Braendli, who took fourth with Switzerland. As the starting goaltender, Braendli made 150 saves in six games.