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2024 IIHF Women’s World Hockey Championship Logo, Tournament Info, and Logo History

The 2024 IIHF Ice Hockey Women’s World Championship begins this morning at the Adirondack Bank Center in Utica, New York. Ten teams split into two divisions vying for the right to call themselves the best hockey team in the world this year.

The 2024 IIHF Women’s World Hockey Championship logo features a navy blue goaltender silhouette in front of a silver and blue depiction of the Utica University Nexus Center. Behind that is the Utica skyline on the right and a row of pine trees to the left. The logo features a red, white, and blue motif with four stripes and three white stars, an obvious nod to the flag of the host United States.

Two versions of this logo exist, with the primary logo (stacked vertically) shown above and a horizontal version of the same logo below:

For this year’s edition, we have Canada, Czechia, Finland, Switzerland, and the host (and defending champion) United States in Pool A. Pool B sees China, Denmark, Germany, Japan, and Sweden. This is the 22nd Women’s World Championship. No country other than Canada or the U.S. has claimed gold, and only once in those 22 tournaments has a team other than those two even won a silver (Finland in 2019).

The IIHF has used a templated design for its tournament logos for quite some time now. The first Women’s Hockey Championship to use the format was in 2007. The template utilizes the rounded rectangle shape of the IIHF logo, recoloured and designed to match the host country or region. Each logo features the tournament year above and the tournament title below; the host city is always presented at the very bottom.

LINK: IIHF Women’s World Hockey Championship Logo History

Take a look at the graphic below. Note that the 2020 edition was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and tournaments were not held in 2010, 2014, or 2018 due to the Winter Olympics.

The 2024 tournament will run for the next week and a half, with the Gold Medal game taking place on the evening of Sunday, April 14th. You can see the full schedule here.