1996 IIHF European Women Championships

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The 1996 IIHF European Women Championships were held between March 12–29, 1996.

The format remained unchanged from the previous year, with promoted Russia replacing Denmark who were relegated from the 1995 tournament

The Pool A tournament was held in Yaroslavl, Russia, while Pool B took place in Trnava and Piešťany in Slovakia. The tournament was the final European Championship ever to be held, with the IIHF revamping the World Championships to create yearly tiered divisions.

European Championship Group A[edit]

1996 IIHF European Women's Championship
Pool A
Tournament details
Host country  Russia
Dates March 23 - March 29
Teams 6
Venue(s) Yaroslavl (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions Gold medal blank.svg  Sweden (1st title)
Tournament statistics
Matches played 15
Goals scored 95 (6.33 per match)
Scoring leader(s) Ekaterina Pashkevich (6+3=9pts)

Teams & Format[edit]

Six teams completed in Pool A, with Russia joining the group after winning the 1995 Pool B tournament. The teams were:

A single round robin was played between the teams, with the top ranked team winning the championship.

Final Round[edit]

Standings[edit]

Rk. Team GP W T L GF GA DIF PTS
1.  Sweden 5 4 1 0 20 11 +9 9
2.  Russia 5 4 0 1 17 15 +2 8
3.  Finland 5 3 0 2 26 5 +21 6
4.  Norway 5 2 0 3 14 21 -7 4
5.   Switzerland 5 1 0 4 11 23 -12 2
6.  Germany 5 0 1 4 7 20 -13 1

Results[edit]

March 23, 1996 Sweden  6 – 3
( 2 - 0, 3 - 1, 2 - 1 )
 Norway Yaroslavl
March 23, 1996 Switzerland   3 – 2
( 1 - 0, 0 - 1, 2 - 1 )
 Germany Yaroslavl
March 23, 1996 Russia  3 – 2
( 0 - 2, 2 - 0, 1 - 0 )
 Finland Yaroslavl
March 24, 1996 Sweden  2 – 2
( 0 - 0, 0 - 1, 2 - 1 )
 Germany Yaroslavl
March 24, 1996 Finland  7 – 0
( 3 - 0, 1 - 0, 3 - 0 )
 Norway Yaroslavl
March 24, 1996 Russia  4 – 3
( 1 - 0, 3 - 1, 0 - 2 )
  Switzerland Yaroslavl
March 26, 1996 Finland  8 – 0
( 2 - 0, 3 - 0, 3 - 0 )
 Germany Yaroslavl
March 26, 1996 Sweden  6 – 3
( 2 - 1, 0 - 1, 4 - 1 )
  Switzerland Yaroslavl
March 26, 1996 Russia  5 – 4
( 1 - 1, 1 - 2, 3 - 1 )
 Norway Yaroslavl
March 27, 1996 Finland  8 – 0
( 3 - 0, 2 - 0, 3 - 0 )
  Switzerland Yaroslavl
March 27, 1996 Norway  4 – 1
( 3 - 0, 0 - 0, 1 - 1 )
 Germany Yaroslavl
March 27, 1996 Sweden  4 – 2
( 2 - 0, 1 - 1, 1 - 1 )
 Russia Yaroslavl
March 29, 1996 Norway  3 – 2
( 1 - 1, 1 - 0, 1 - 1 )
  Switzerland Yaroslavl
March 29, 1996 Sweden  2 – 1
( 1 - 0, 1 - 0, 0 - 1 )
 Finland Yaroslavl
March 29, 1996 Russia  3 – 2
( 2 - 0, 1 - 2, 0 - 0 )
 Germany Yaroslavl

Champions[edit]

 1996 IIHF European Women Championship Winners 

Sweden
1st title

European Championship Group B[edit]

1996 IIHF European Women's Championship
Pool B
Tournament details
Host country  Slovakia
Dates March 12 - March 16
Teams 8
Venue(s) Trnava, Piešťany (in 3 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Gold medal blank.svg  Denmark (2nd title)
Tournament statistics
Matches played 16
Goals scored 103 (6.44 per match)
Attendance 13,225 (827 per match)
Scoring leader(s) Marion Pepels (5+4=9pts)

Teams & Format[edit]

The eight teams that competed in Pool B were:

Kazakhstan replaced Ukraine after they withdrew from the competition.

The teams were split into two groups of four teams as below. At the end of the group stage, the teams would play the team that finished in the same position in the opposite group in a playoff match, i.e. Winner of Group A played Winner of Group B for the Gold Medal.

First round[edit]

Group A[edit]

Standings[edit]

Rk. Team GP W T L GF GA DIF PTS
1.  Latvia 3 3 0 0 11 4 +7 6
2.  Slovakia 3 2 0 1 9 7 +2 4
3.  France 3 1 0 2 9 12 -3 2
4.  Kazakhstan 3 0 0 3 5 11 -6 0

Results[edit]

March 12, 1996
11:30 am
Latvia  4 – 2
( 2 - 0, 1 - 2, 1 - 0 )
 Kazakhstan Trnava
March 12, 1996
6:30 pm
Slovakia  6 – 3
( 3 - 1, 1 - 2, 2 - 1 )
 France Trnava
March 13, 1996
3:00 pm
France  1 – 4
( 0 - 3, 1 - 1, 0 - 0 )
 Latvia Trnava
March 13, 1996
6:30 pm
Slovakia  2 – 1
( 1 - 1, 0 - 0, 1 - 0 )
 Kazakhstan Trnava
March 15, 1996
10:00 am
Kazakhstan  2 – 5
( 0 - 3, 1 - 0, 1 - 2 )
 France Trnava
March 15, 1996
5:00 pm
Latvia  3 – 1
( 1 - 0, 1 - 0, 1 - 1 )
 Slovakia Trnava

Group B[edit]

Standings[edit]

Rk. Team GP W T L GF GA DIF PTS
1.  Denmark 3 3 0 0 13 4 +9 6
2.  Czech Republic 3 1 1 1 14 10 +4 3
3.  Netherlands 3 1 1 1 12 8 +4 3
4.  Great Britain 3 0 0 3 2 19 -17 0

Results[edit]

March 12, 1996
3:00 pm
Czech Republic  4 – 4
( 2 - 1, 2 - 2, 0 - 1 )
 Netherlands Trnava
March 12, 1996 Denmark  5 – 0
( 0 - 0, 3 - 0, 2 - 0 )
 Great Britain Piešťany
March 13, 1996
2:30 pm
Netherlands  1 – 3
( 1 - 1, 1 - 2, 0 - 1 )
 Denmark Piešťany
March 13, 1996
5:30 pm
Czech Republic  7 – 1
( 1 - 0, 0 - 1, 6 - 0 )
 Great Britain Piešťany
March 15, 1996
1:30 pm
Denmark  5 – 3
( 2 - 0, 2 - 1, 1 - 2 )
 Czech Republic Trnava
March 15, 1996
4:00 pm
Great Britain  1 – 7
( 1 - 1, 0 - 2, 0 - 4 )
 Netherlands Piešťany

Playoff Round[edit]

Consolation Round 7-8 Place[edit]

March 16, 1996
11:00 am
Great Britain  4 – 5 OT
( 2 - 1, 1 - 2, 1 - 1, 0 - 1 )
 Kazakhstan Trnava

Consolation Round 5-6 Place[edit]

March 16, 1996
3:00 pm
France  7 – 3
( 3 - 1, 1 - 0, 3 - 2 )
 Netherlands Piešťany

Match for third place[edit]

March 16, 1996
2:45 pm
Czech Republic  5 – 2
( 0 - 1, 4 - 1, 1 - 0 )
 Slovakia Trnava

Final[edit]

March 16, 1996
6:30 pm
Latvia  0 – 3
( 0 - 2, 0 - 1, 0 - 0 )
 Denmark Trnava

Final standings[edit]

Rk. Team Notes
1st  Sweden Qualified for the 1997 World Championships
2nd  Russia Qualified for the 1997 World Championships
3rd  Finland Qualified for the 1997 World Championships
4.  Norway Qualified for the 1997 World Championships
5.   Switzerland Qualified for the 1997 World Championships
6.  Germany Qualified for the 1999 World Championships Qualification Tournament
7.  Denmark Qualified for the 1999 World Championships Qualification Tournament
8.  Latvia Qualified for the 1999 World Championships Qualification Tournament
9.  Czech Republic Qualified for the 1999 World Championships Pre-Qualification Tournament
10.  Slovakia Qualified for the 1999 World Championships Pre-Qualification Tournament
11.  France Qualified for the 1999 World Championships Pre-Qualification Tournament
12.  Netherlands Qualified for the 1999 World Championships Pre-Qualification Tournament
13.  Kazakhstan Qualified for the 2000 World Championships Pool B Qualification Tournament
14.  Great Britain Qualified for the 2000 World Championships Pool B Qualification Tournament

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