Watch Canada play Switzerland in Brampton for IIHF Women’s World Hockey Championships

Published April 5, 2023 at 9:28 am

The players of Canada pose with their gold medals and trophy after after The IIHF World Championship Woman's ice hockey gold medal match between USA and Canada in Herning, Denmark, Sunday, Sept. 4, 2022. Canada's women's hockey team will start it's quest for a third straight world title with a showdown against Switzerland when the 2023 championship begins this spring in Brampton, Ont. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Bo Amstrup/Ritzau Scanpix via AP

The first round of play for the IIHF Women’s World Hockey Championships starts today in Brampton and the City has all the action free to watch downtown.

The City is broadcasting four of the sold-out tournament games for free at Garden Square starting with Canada taking on Switzerland.

Guests are invited to come out and cheer on Canada from the comfort of Muskoka chairs and picnic tables. There will also be popcorn and food available and attendees will have the chance to win prizes, including a pair of tickets to the gold medal game on April 16.

“We are so excited to be hosting the IIHF Women’s World Hockey Championships, knowing the next generation of athletes are watching closely,” Brampton Mayor Patrick Brown said in a statement. “Let us gather to cheer on Team Canada and leverage this hosting opportunity to showcase all that Brampton has to offer in both tourism and sport.”

The first viewing party starts today at 7:00 p.m., followed by Canada against the USA on April 10.

The semi-final game will be broadcast in Garden Square on April 15, with the gold medal game the following day on April 16.

Limited tickets are available now for the tournament games with all games being played at Brampton’s CAA Centre.

Here’s the schedule for the 2023 IIHF Women’s World Championships in Brampton:

Wednesday, April 5

France vs. Finland, 11 a.m.
United States vs. Japan, 3 p.m.
Canada vs. Switzerland, 7 p.m.

Thursday, April 6

Germany vs. Sweden, 11 a.m.
Japan vs. Czechia, 3 p.m.
France vs. Hungary, 7 p.m.

Friday, April 7

Switzerland vs. United States, 11 a.m.
Finland vs. Germany, 3 p.m.
Czechia vs. Canada, 7 p.m.

Saturday, April 8

Sweden vs. Hungary, 11 a.m.
Japan vs. Canada, 7 p.m.

Sunday, April 9

Finland vs. Sweden, 11 a.m.
United States vs. Czechia, 3 p.m.
Germany vs. France, 7 p.m.

Monday, April 10

Hungary vs. Finland, 11 a.m.
Switzerland vs. Japan, 3:00 p.m.
Canada vs. United States, 7:00 p.m.

Tuesday, April 11

Hungary vs. Germany, 11:00 a.m.
Sweden vs. France, 3:00 p.m.
Czechia vs. Switzerland, 7:00 p.m.
Conclusion of Preliminary Round


Thursday, April 13

10 a.m., 1:30, 5 and 8:30 p.m.
(if qualified first or second, the United States plays at 1:30 and Canada at 5:00 p.m.)

Friday, April 14

Quarterfinal Losers, 3 and 7 p.m.

Saturday, April 15

Quarterfinal Winners, 12 and 4 p.m.

Sunday, April 16

Fifth Place
Placement Winners, 9 a.m.
Third Place
Semifinal Losers, 3 p.m.
Semifinal Winners, 7 p.m.

For more information on the tournament games or to buy tickets visit

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