Olympic hockey schedule for 2022 in Beijing announced

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The United States will face China and Canada will play Germany in their opening preliminary round games of the men’s ice hockey competition at the 2022 Beijing Olympics at 8:10 a.m. ET on Feb. 10, the International Ice Hockey Federation announced Thursday.

The host country will make its Olympic debut in men’s ice hockey when it plays the U.S. at National Indoor Stadium. In a potential showdown between Edmonton Oilers teammates Connor McDavid, a native of Richmond Hill, Ontario, and Cologne, Germany native Leon Draisaitl, Canada will face Germany at the same time at Wukesong Sport Center.

The NHL and NHL Players’ Association reached an agreement with the IIHF for NHL players to participate in the 2022 Olympics after the NHL skipped the 2018 PyeongChang Olympics. The 2021-22 NHL regular season will break from Feb. 3-22 for the 2022 Honda NHL All-Star Weekend at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas and the Olympic men’s hockey tournament, which gets underway with two games at National Indoor Stadium on Feb. 9. The Russian Olympic Committee faces Switzerland at 3:40 a.m. ET and the Czech Republic takes on Denmark at 8:10 a.m. ET.

Sweden plays its opening game against Latvia at 11:10 p.m. ET on Feb. 9 and Finland will face Slovakia at 3:40 a.m. ET at National Indoor Stadium on Feb. 10.

The U.S. and Canada play one another in each team’s second preliminary round game at 11:10 p.m. ET at National Indoor Stadium on Feb. 11.

Each of the 12 teams will play three preliminary round games in group play. Group A includes Canada, the U.S., Germany and China. Group B is comprised of the Russian Olympic Committee, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Denmark. Group C is Finland, Sweden, Slovakia and Latvia.

The three first-place teams and top second-place team in group play will receive byes into the Olympic quarterfinals. The eight other teams will be paired in qualifying round games Feb. 15 with the winners advancing to the quarterfinals Feb. 16.

The Olympic semifinals will be held Feb. 17 and 18, with the bronze and gold medal games Feb. 19.

Olympic men’s ice hockey schedule

Wednesday, Feb. 9
At National Indoor Stadium
Russian Olympic Committee vs. Switzerland, 3:40 a.m. ET
Czech Republic vs. Denmark, 8:10 a.m. ET
Sweden vs. Latvia, 11:10 p.m. ET

Thursday, Feb. 10
At National Indoor Stadium
Finland vs. Slovakia, 3:40 a.m. ET
United States vs. China, 8:10 a.m. ET
Denmark vs. Russian Olympic Committee, 11:10 p.m. ET

At Wukesong Sport Center
Canada vs. Germany, 8:10 a.m. ET

Friday, Feb. 11
At National Indoor Stadium
Czech Republic vs. Switzerland, 3:40 a.m. ET
Latvia vs. Finland, 8:10 a.m. ET
Canada vs. United States, 11:10 p.m. ET

At Wukesong Sport Center
Sweden vs. Slovakia, 3:40 a.m. ET

Saturday, Feb. 12
At National Indoor Stadium
Germany vs. China, 3:40 a.m. ET
Russian Olympic Committee vs. Czech Republic, 8:10 a.m. ET
Slovakia vs. Latvia, 11:10 p.m. ET

At Wukesong Sport Center
Switzerland vs. Denmark, 8:10 a.m. ET

Sunday, Feb. 13
At National Indoor Stadium
Finland vs. Sweden, 3:40 a.m. ET
China vs. Canada, 8:10 a.m. ET

At Wukesong Sport Center
United States vs. Germany, 8:10 a.m. ET

Monday, Feb. 14
At National Indoor Stadium
Qualifying round Game 1, 11:10 p.m. ET

At Wukesong Sport Center
Qualifying round Game 2, 11:10 p.m. ET

Tuesday, Feb. 15
At National Indoor Stadium
Qualifying round Game 3, 3:40 a.m. ET
Qualifying round Game 4, 8:10 a.m. ET
Quarterfinal 1, 11:10 p.m. ET

Wednesday, Feb. 16
At National Indoor Stadium
Quarterfinal 3, 3:40 a.m. ET
Quarterfinal 4, 9:30 a.m. ET

At Wukesong Sport Center
Quarterfinal 2, 1 a.m. ET

Thursday, Feb. 17
Semifinal 1, 11:10 p.m. ET

Friday, Feb, 18
At National Indoor Stadium
Semifinal 2, 8:10 a.m. ET

Saturday, Feb. 19
At National Indoor Stadium
Bronze medal game, 8:10 a.m. ET
Gold medal game, 11:10 p.m. ET

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