Olympic Ice Hockey Betting Odds For Beijing 2022

Olympic ice hockey betting odds for Beijing 2022 will probably see the most U.S. action out of any other sports at the games. Unlike the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics, the NHL plans to pause the 2021-22 NHL season to allow the star athletes to compete in the Olympics, improving the quality of play and making the games more entertaining and intriguing.

Gathering all of the information you can about the nations and the competitors will help inform your decision and give you the best chance to win. We will bridge that gap on this page. Readers will find information on the rules that differ between the NHL and the Olympics, the favorites for the tournament, and safe places to make a bet on the

Olympic Hockey Betting odds

Men’s Hockey Gold Medal Odds

Women’s Hockey Gold Medal Odds

Can American Players Legally Wager On The 2022 Beijing Ice Hockey Events?

When looking to bet on hockey at the Winter Olympics, you can legally do so in the United States when using online betting sites such as Bovada, BetOnline, and MyBookie. Those online sportsbooks offer the best hockey odds all year round and when the Winter Olympics come around, there is no shortage of betting lines all around the country. You will not only find betting lines on different games, but also futures odds on who is going to win the gold medal in both men’s and women’s hockey.

What Is The History Of Olympic Ice Hockey?

Men’s ice hockey was first brought to the Olympics in 1920 as a part of the summer games. It was later transferred to the Winter Olympic Games in 1924. The early stages of the event saw Canada win four consecutive gold medals and 20 straight matches before losing to Great Britain in 1936. The Soviet Union was the next international force winning seven of eight gold medals spanning from 1964 to 1992. Their lone loss was the famed “Miracle on Ice” in 1980 when Team USA beat them for the gold. It wasn’t until 1998 before women’s teams were allowed to compete.

What Are The Rules For Olympic Ice Hockey?

The rules to NHL hockey are mostly understood by sports fans but there are several Olympic Ice Hockey rules that differ fr om those of the NHL.

The neutral zone is 58 feet long, making it eight feet longer than NHL rinks. The attacking zone is six feet shorter than that of the NHL, there is an additional foot between the end boards and the goal line and the ice is 15 feet wider. The 200-foot length of the rink, however, is the same as the NHL.

There are no restricted areas for goalies, meaning they can play the puck fr om anywhere on the ice. NHL players are given a two-minute penalty for using their hands to win draws. In the Olympics, the play will be whistled dead, but no penalty is given out.

The NHL has used the hybrid icing format since 2013, but the Olympics use the no-touch icing system. Icing will be called as soon as the puck crosses the opposing goal line. The Player’s positioning on the ice will not matter.

Penalty shots are also different. In the NHL, if a penalty shot is awarded, only the person who drew the penalty can shoot unless he is injured. In the Olympics, anyone on the floor during the penalty can be chosen by the head coach.

Fighting is not allowed in the Olympics, it is accompanied by a major penalty (five minutes) and game misconduct.

If a player’s helmet comes off, the player must come off of the ice immediately. Players are allowed to finish their shift if they lose a helmet in the NHL.

The final differences are the rules regarding shootouts. Games tied after regulation in the preliminary rounds go to five-minute 4-on-4 overtime. If the overtime ends with no scoring, the game ends with a shootout. In the playoff rounds, the overtime period is extended to a 10-minute 4-on-4 before a shootout. The gold medal game has 20-minute overtime before the game goes to a shootout.

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Best Olympic Betting Sites
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  • BetOnline
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  • SportsBetting
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  • Xbet

2022 Beijing Winter Olympics - Ice Hockey Event Quick Facts

  • The first Olympic Winter Games were held in Chamonix, France in 1924. The Canadian hockey team won all five of its games, outscoring opponents 110-3.
  • Needing a win or a tie to secure another gold medal, Canada plays the United States to a draw in one of the longest final games in history in 1932. The match was called after three scoreless overtime periods.
  • Canada won gold for the last time of the century in 1952.
  • In 1972, Canada refused to send a team. The country withdrew from international hockey to protest the definition of amateur athletes. International hockey is restricted to amateur athletes, but the Canadians argued that the Soviets and other eastern bloc teams are amateur in name only.
  • The NHL allowed its players to join their national teams in 1998.

Americans To Medal in Olympic Ice Hockey

Discipline: Medal: Olympic Games:
Women’s Gold 2018 Pyeongchang
Women’s Silver 2014 Sochi
Men’s Silver 2010 Vancouver
Women’s Silver 2010 Vancouver
Women’s Bronze 2006 Turin
Men’s Silver 2002 Salt Lake City
Women’s Silver 2002 Salt Lake City
Women’s Gold 1998 Nagano
Men’s Gold 1980 Lake Placid
Men’s Silver 1972 Sapporo
Men’s Silver 1960 Squaw Valley
Men’s Gold 1956 Cortina d'Ampezzo
Men’s Silver 1952 Oslo
Men’s Silver 1936 Garmisch-Partenkirchen
Men’s Bronze 1932 Lake Placid
Men’s Silver 1924 Chamonix
Men’s Silver 1920 Antwerp

Latest Beijing Olympic Ice Hockey News

Russian Olympic Committee Hockey

Denmark 2.5-Goal Underdogs In Men’s Ice Hockey Vs. Russia

By Giovanni Shorter | February 10, 2022

Denmark is a 2.5-goal underdog and has +425 odds against the Russian Olympic Committee in Men’s Ice Hockey. The game ending in a tie has shorter odds on the three-way moneyline than Denmark winning outright. Denmark pulled the upset against the Czech Republic in the preliminary round, winning their first-ever Olympic ice hockey game. BEIJING … Read more

Russian Olympic Committee Hockey

Russia Now Favored To Win Gold In 2022 Olympic Hockey

By Nick Mazone | January 14, 2022

The Russian Olympic Committee has +150 odds to win the gold medal. Finland (+400) and Sweden (+450) have the next shortest odds. Canada (+600) and the USA (+1000) saw their odds fall. BEIJING – The Olympic hockey odds have undergone some serious changes over the last month due to the changing rules of the tournament. … Read more

Olympic Hockey

Sportsbooks Pull Olympic Hockey Odds With NHL Players Out

By Brett Crown | December 23, 2021

Canada was favored to win the Olympic hockey gold medal with +150 odds. It is unclear which hockey players and leagues will participate in Beijing. BEIJING – Following the announcement that the NHL and NHL Players Association have pulled all players from representing their countries in the 2022 Winter Olympics, sportsbooks have pulled all Olympic … Read more

Team Canada - Olympic Hockey

Beijing 2022 Hockey Odds: Canada The Early Favorite

By Nick Mazone | November 17, 2021

Canada has +150 odds as the betting favorites to win the gold medal in the upcoming Olympics. The Russian Olympic Committee has +350 odds as the second option on the odds boards. Sweden (+650) and the United States (+650) are the only other countries with odds short of +1000 BEIJING – The Olympics are closer … Read more

Ice Hockey Events Schedule – 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics

Thu - Feb 3

  • Women's Prelim. Round - Group A
  • Women's Prelim. Round - Group B
  • Women's Prelim. Round - Group B
  • Women's Prelim. Round - Group A

Fri - Feb 4

  • Women's Prelim. Round - Group A
  • Women's Prelim. Round - Group B

Sat - Feb 5

  • Women's Prelim. Round - Group A
  • Women's Prelim. Round - Group B

Sun - Feb 6

  • Women's Prelim. Round - Group B
  • Women's Prelim. Round - Group A

Mon - Feb 7

  • Women's Prelim. Round - Group A
  • Women's Prelim. Round - Group B

Tue - Feb 8

  • Women's Prelim. Round - Group A
  • Women's Prelim. Round - Group B

Wed - Feb 9

  • Men's Prelim. Round - Group B

Thu - Feb 10

  • Men's Prelim. Round - Group A
  • Men's Prelim. Round - Group C

Fri - Feb 11

  • Men's Prelim. Round - Group B
  • Men's Prelim. Round - Group C
  • Women's Play-offs Quarterfinals

Sat - Feb 12

  • Men's Prelim. Round - Group A
  • Men's Prelim. Round - Group B
  • Women's Play-offs Quarterfinals

Thu - Feb 10

  • Men's Prelim. Round - Group A
  • Men's Prelim. Round - Group C

Sun - Feb 13

  • Men's Prelim. Round - Group A
  • Men's Prelim. Round - Group C

Mon - Feb 14

  • Women's Play-offs Semifinals

Tue - Feb 15

  • Men's Play-offs Qualifications

Wed - Feb 16

  • Men's Play-offs Quarterfinals
  • Women's Bronze Medal Game

Thu - Feb 17

  • Women's Gold Medal Game

Fri - Feb 17

  • Men's Play-offs Semifinals

Sat - Feb 19

  • Men's Bronze Medal Game

Sun - Feb 20

  • Men's Gold Medal Game

Fri - Feb 17

  • Men's Play-offs Semifinals

Sat - Feb 19

  • Men's Bronze Medal Game