Like FIFA for several seasons now, NHL 22 will add women’s teams to virtual ice via the massive IIHF (International Ice Hockey Federation) update released just recently.
In addition to the women’s teams, the IIHF World Junior Championship is also playable with « updated jerseys and branding for the men’s teams ». EA Sports Vice President Sean Ramjagsingh commented on the patch:
“The introduction of this latest IIHF content to NHL 22 continues the evolution of the franchise to reflect the growing diversity that is its fan base. We are so proud to showcase these evolutions, and in particular the women’s international teams .
You can find all the details here as well as a special trailer below:
« It’s an honor to put on my digital skates for the very first time in NHL 22, and to be able to do so while playing for my country makes the moment even more surreal », said Canada’s team captain, Marie-Philip Poulin. « Representation is important, and I’m thrilled that every young girl playing NHL 22 can also feel like hockey is a sport that represents them. »
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