Ice Hockey live stream: how to watch Winter Olympics 2022 medal matches online

Ice Hockey at the Winter Olympics 2022 in Beijing
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Following the gold taken by Canada's women, the only thing left to be decided in the 2022 Winter Olympics ice hockey is which way the medals will go for the men. Friday sees Finland vs Slovakia followed by ROC vs Sweden as the teams fight it out for a chance at gold in Sunday's final. Exciting stuff. Here’s how to watch a 2022 Winter Olympics ice hockey semi-final live stream wherever you are.

Beijing 2022 Ice Hockey schedule

February 18
Men’s Play-offs Semifinals Round 27: 4:10am GMT, (Feb 17) 11:10pm ET, 8:10pm PT
Men’s Play-offs Semifinals Round 28: 1:10pm GMT, 8:10am ET, 5:10am PT 

February 19
Men’s Bronze Medal Game Round 29: 4:10am GMT, (Feb 18) 11:10pm ET, 8:10pm PT 

February 20

Men’s Gold Medal Game Round 30: 1:10pm GMT, 8:10am ET, 5:10am PT 

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Ice hockey has been a part of the Games since the first Winter Olympics in 1924, but this year's competition may be one of the easiest to call in its history. Given that the NHL has decided not to send any of its players to compete in Beijing, the Russian Olympic Committee team entered the tournament odds-on favorites to win the men’s competition. But can the plucky Finnish team beat them to the gold?

The Beijing National Indoor Stadium and the Wukesong Arena will host the ice hockey at Beijing 2022. Both were constructed in 2008 for the Summer Olympics but have been converted into arenas for ice hockey.

The Winter Olympics ice hockey takes place from February 3–20. Below you'll find all the information on how to watch an ice hockey live stream from the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics, wherever you are in the world. 

Watch an ice hockey live stream with a VPN

There are so many events going on at the Winter Olympics that not every country's TV and streaming coverage shows every discipline. If you can't get the ice hockey where you are, then you can use a VPN to tune into a live stream from another country – something you might need to do if travelling abroad.

By downloading and installing a VPN, you can effectively trick your computer into thinking that it's back at home in the same country as the streaming service that you're trying to access. That way you can enjoy your home coverage without having to find an illegal stream - assuming you comply with the broadcaster's fine print, of course.

Use a VPN to watch the ice hockey from anywhere

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How to use a VPN

Using a VPN is as easy as one-two-three...

1. Download and install a VPN - as we say, our top choice is ExpressVPN

2. Connect to the appropriate server location - open the VPN app, hit 'choose location', eg: select 'US' for Peacock, or 'UK' for BBC, 'Australia' for 7Plus or 'Canada' for CBC. 

3. Go to the broadcaster's live stream - so that might be 7Plus, CBC, BBC iPlayer or Peacock TV.

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Free ice hockey live stream: how to watch Beijing 2022 online in Canada


CBC is providing comprehensive coverage of the Winter Olympics in Canada, which will of course include the hockey.

That's great because coverage on CBC is available absolutely FREE on its website and apps.

CBC also offers a premium (ad-free) subscription to the channel's standalone streaming service, CBC Gem. There's currently a 1-month FREE trial. After that, a subscription costs CA$4.99 per month.

And don't forget that using a VPN is the way to get your regular Winter Olympics live stream if you're away from Canada during the event.

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USA ice hockey live stream: watch every Beijing 2022 event on Peacock


NBC is the broadcaster showing the Winer Olympics in the US, with 200 hours of coverage. So if you have that on your cable plan, then it will inevitably show the US's ice hockey matches at least. You can also watch via the NBC website.

Alternatively, you can live stream all of the 2022 Winter Olympics on Peacock TV including the ice hockey. So that's every event across every sport, as well as the opening and closing ceremonies.

Peacock costs $4.99 a month for an ad-supported version of the service that offers coverage not only of Beijing 2022, but also a host of EPL soccer games, the Super Bowl, every big WWE event, plus plenty more live sports. 

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If you're abroad right now, you can still tune in just like you would at home with the help of a good VPN. Or consult our guide to the best Peacock VPN options for more details.

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Ice hockey live stream: how to watch Beijing 2022 online in Australia for FREE


Aussie sports fans can watch the Winter Olympics for FREE Down Under, thanks to Channel 7.

And if you’d like to stream the action from Beijing online instead, Channel 7's coverage is also available to watch via the network’s 7Plusstreaming service.

Australian's get a huge choice of live events thanks to on-demand access on 7Plus which will very likely include the ice hockey. A fantastic win for Aussie viewers!

Not in Australia? Use a VPN if you're away from home, in order to tap into your usual Winter Olympics coverage.

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Ice hockey live stream: how to watch Beijing 2022 online in the UK

BBC is providing FREE coverage

As ever, the BBC is providing FREE coverage of the 2022 Winter Olympics.

However, the BBC won't have all the action of every sport. If you want to guarantee every event and every session then you'll need the Discovery+ or Eurosport Player.

Discovery+ is your best option for the most comprehensive Winter Olympics coverage, with a subscription costing £6.99 per month or £59.99 per year after a 7-day FREE trial. (Current Eurosport Player subscribers will get the same access ahead of their Discovery+ migration. There is also some TV coverage on Eurosport 1 and 2)

Not in the UK during the Winter Olympics? No worries - residents of the country can just download and install a VPN to port themselves back home to a UK location, then watch live as usual.

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Watch the ice hockey: live stream Beijing 2022 in New Zealand


Winter Olympics coverage in New Zealand comes courtesy of Sky Sport, which is available as part of a range of pay TV packages.

Subscribers can watch online using the country's Sky Go service, while cord-cutters and anyone else can try the Sky Sport Now streaming-only platform - where a weekly pass costs $19.99 and a monthly pass costs $39.99 after a 7-day free trial.

Anyone in New Zealand from abroad or vice-versa can use the VPN route outlined earlier to access their preferred coverage just like they would at home.

Beijing 2022 ice hockey: dates and times

February 3

Women’s Preliminary Round 1 - Group B: 4:10am GMT, (Feb 2) 11:10pm ET, 8:10pm PT - Czech Republic vs. People’s Republic of China

Women’s Preliminary Round 2 - Group A: 4:10am GMT, (Feb 2) 11:10pm ET, 8:10pm PT - Canada vs. Switzerland

Women’s Preliminary Round 3 - Group B: 8:40am GMT, 3:40am ET, 12:40am PT - Sweden vs. Japan

Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics schedule and events

  • Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony - February 4
  • Alpine Skiing - February 6-19
  • Bobsleigh - February 13-20
  • Biathlon - February 5-19
  • Cross-Country Skiing - February 5-20
  • Curling - February 2-20
  • Freestyle Skiing - February 3-19
  • Figure Skating - February 4-20
  • Ice Hockey - February 3-20
  • Luge - February 5-10
  • Nordic Combined - February 9-17
  • Snowboarding - February 5-15
  • Ski Jumping - February 5-14
  • Skeleton - February 10-12
  • Speed Skating - February 5-19
  • Short Track Speed Skating - February 5-16
  • Winter Olympics Closing Ceremony - February 20