For these Games, the women competed in a 5-team tournament. The teams were grouped into one single pool and all teams played each other in a round-robin preliminary round. The top two teams after the round robin played for gold, and teams ranked third and fourth contested the bronze-medal match.
A total of five women's team qualified to compete at the games. Canada as host nation qualified automatically, along with the top four nations at the qualification event held in March 2015. Women's rosters can have a maximum of 18 athletes.