Following a quarter-final loss to Czechia, Finland is competing in the placement round, and is presently playing Japan on this morning for their final game of the tournament.
The game is 0-0 in a shootout .
The winner of this game will return to Group A for the 2023 IIHF Ice Hockey Women’s World Championship, joining the United States, Canada, Switzerland and Czechia. The loser will finish in sixth place and play in Group B in 2023 along with Sweden, Hungary, Germany and France.
This is the second Women’s World Championship in a row that this placement round format is being used.