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10 current and former Bulldogs taking part in 2022 IIHF Women's World Championship

The United States, featuring former UMD goaltender Maddie Rooney, opens against Japan at 8 a.m. CDT on Thursday on NHL Network. Canada, with Olympic gold medalists Ashton Bell and Jocelyne Larocque on the blue line, plays Finland at noon CDT on Thursday. All games are being played in Herning and Frederikshavn, Denmark.

Ashton Bell skating for Canada at 2022 Olympics
Ashton Bell of Canada in action with Dani Cameranesi of the United States during the 2022 Olympics at Wukesong Sports Centre in Beijing, China on February 8, 2022.
JONATHAN ERNST / FILE / REUTERS
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The 2022 IIHF Women’s World Championship gets underway on Thursday, Aug. 25, in Denmark, with 10 current and former Bulldogs suiting up for six of the 10 countries taking part.

This year’s World Championship is unique, not only because it’s starting in August and running into September, but because it’s the first time the tournament is being played during an Olympic year.

SCHEDULES:

UNITED STATES (All games on NHL Network)

FULL WOMEN'S WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP SCHEDULE

Ice Hockey - Women's Prelim. Round - Group A - Finland v United States
Hannah Brandt (20), Megan Bozek (9) and Maddie Rooney (35) of United States celebrate beating Finland in their preliminary-round matchup of the 2022 Beijing Olympics on Thursday, Feb. 3, 2022, at the Wukesong Sports Centre in Beijing, China.
Brian Snyder / File / Reuters

The tournament was canceled in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, as was the 2021 edition, until it was brought back in August of 2021 and played in Calgary.

The Canadians are the reigning World and Olympic champions, featuring Minnesota Duluth fifth-year senior defenseman and captain Ashton Bell, as well as former defenseman Jocelyne Larocque. Both were part of the gold medal teams in Calgary and the 2022 Olympics in Beijing.

Below is the complete rundown of current and former Bulldogs taking part in the 2022 IIHF Women’s World Championship in Denmark.

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Ice Hockey - Women's Play-offs Semifinals - Canada v Switzerland
Jocelyne Larocque of Canada in action with Lara Christen of Switzerland during the 2022 Olympics at Wukesong Sports Centre in Beijing, China on February 14, 2022.
JONATHAN ERNST / FILE / REUTERS

Canada

Ashton Bell, D, fifth-year senior
Jocelyne Larocque, D, 2007-11

Ice Hockey - Women's Prelim. Round - Group A - United States v Canada
Maddie Rooney of the United States looks on during play during the 2022 Olympics at Wukesong Sports Centre in Beijing, China on February 8, 2022.
BRIAN SNYDER / FILE / REUTERS

USA

Maddie Rooney, G 2015-20

Ice Hockey - Women's Play-offs Semifinals - Canada v Switzerland
Lara Stalder of Switzerland celebrates scoring against Canada in the semifinals of the 2022 Olympics at Wukesong Sports Centre in Beijing, China on February 14, 2022.
ANNEGRET HILSE / FILE / REUTERS

Switzerland

Lara Stalder, F, 2013-17

Ice Hockey - Women's Prelim. Round - Group B - Czech Republic v Sweden
Jessica Adolfsson of Sweden in action with Katerina Mrazova of Czech Republic during the 2022 Olympics at National Indoor Stadium in Beijing, China on February 5, 2022.
DAVID W CERNY / FILE / REUTERS

Czechia

Blanka Skodova, G, fifth-year senior
Katerina Mrazova, F, 2013-18

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UMD Women’s Hockey drops game to Minnesota State to force third WCHA quarterfinal game.
Minnesota Duluth defenseman Nina Jobst-Smith (28) skates with the puck near Minnesota State defenseman Charlotte Akervik (8) on Saturday, Feb. 26, 2022, at Amsoil Arena in Duluth.
Clint Austin / File / Duluth News Tribune

Germany

Nina Jobst-Smith, D, junior
Marie Delarbre, F, 2012-14

Ice Hockey - Women's Play-offs Quarterfinals - Canada v Sweden
Emma Soderberg of Sweden looks on during the 2022 Olympics at Wukesong Sports Centre in Beijing, China on February 11, 2022.
BRIAN SNYDER / FILE / REUTERS

Sweden

Emma Soderberg, G, fifth-year senior
Michelle Lowenhielm, F, 2014-18

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