2000 IIHF Women's World Championship

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2000 IIHF Women's World Championship
Tournament details
Host country  Canada
Dates April 3 - April 9
Teams 8
Venue(s) (in 7 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Gold medal blank.svg  Canada (6th title)
Runner-up Silver medal blank.svg  United States
Third place Bronze medal blank.svg  Finland
Fourth place  Sweden
Tournament statistics
Matches played 20
Goals scored 148 (7.4 per match)
Attendance 57,444 (2,872 per match)
Scoring leader(s) United States Krissy Wendell (13 points)
1999
2001

The 2000 IIHF World Women's Championships was held April 3-April 9, 2000 in the Ontario towns of Mississauga, Barrie, Kitchener, London, Niagara Falls, Oshawa and Peterborough, Canada. Final games were played at the Hershey Centre in Mississauga. Team Canada won their 6th consecutive gold medal at the World Championships defeating the United States in a repeat of the previous five finals.

In one of the cloest finals competed, Canada took the tournament with a 2-1 final win, in overtime. Finland picked up their sixth consecutive bronze medal, with a win over Sweden.

This year's tournament also counted as qualification for the Turin Olympics. With six automatic berths available, all four semi-finalists were assured Olympic participation. In the consolation round China defeated Germany and Russia defeated Japan, to join them.


Teams[edit]

With the promotion and relegation format now in use, the top seven nations were joined by Japan, the winner of Group B in 1999.

World Championship Group A[edit]

The eight participating teams were divided up into two seeded groups as below. The teams played each other once in a single round robin format. The top two teams from the group proceeded to the Final Round, while the remaining teams played in the Consolation Round.

First round[edit]

     Teams proceed to Final round
     Teams sent to Consolation round

Group A[edit]

Standings[edit]

Rk. Team GP W T L GF GA DIF PTS
1.  Canada 3 3 0 0 21 1 +20 6
2.  Sweden 3 1 1 1 11 5 +6 3
3.  China 3 1 1 1 5 9 -4 3
4.  Japan 3 0 0 3 0 22 -22 0

Results[edit]

All times local

April 3, 2000
7:30 pm
Japan  0 – 9
 Canada Hershey Centre
April 3, 2000
7:00 pm
China  1 – 1
 Sweden Memorial Centre
April 4, 2000
7:00 pm
Sweden  10 – 0
 Japan Memorial Arena
April 4, 2000
7:30 pm
Canada  8 – 1
 China Memorial Aud.
April 6, 2000
4:00 pm
China  3 – 0
 Japan Hershey Centre
April 6, 2000
7:30 pm
Canada  4 – 0
 Sweden Hershey Centre

Group B[edit]

Standings[edit]

Rk. Team GP W T L GF GA DIF PTS
1.  United States 3 3 0 0 35 4 +31 6
2.  Finland 3 2 0 1 14 6 +8 4
3.  Russia 3 1 0 2 8 24 -16 2
4.  Germany 3 0 0 3 4 27 -23 0

Results[edit]

All times local

April 3, 2000
4:00 pm
Finland  7 – 1
 Russia Hershey Centre
April 3, 2000
8:00 pm
Germany  1 – 16
 United States Barrie Molson Centre
April 4, 2000
4:00 pm
Finland  4 – 1
 Germany Hershey Centre
April 4, 2000
8:00 pm
United States  15 – 0
 Russia Hershey Centre
April 6, 2000
7:00 pm
Russia  7 – 2
 Germany Civic Centre
April 6, 2000
7:00 pm
United States  4 – 3
 Finland Thompson

Playoff Round[edit]

Consolation Round 5-8 Place[edit]

April 7, 2000
4:00 pm
China  3 – 0
 Germany Hershey Centre
April 7, 2000
7:30 pm
Japan  4 – 8
 Russia Hershey Centre

Consolation Round 7-8 Place[edit]

April 9, 2000
12:00 pm
Germany  3 – 2
 Japan Iceland

Consolation Round 5-6 Place[edit]

April 9, 2000
12:00 pm
Russia  4 – 0
 China Hershey Centre

Final round[edit]

Semi finals Finals
8 April 2000 9 April 2000
                 
     
Group A 1st  Canada 3
 
Group B 2nd  Finland 2   Gold Medal Game AOT
   Canada 2
     
   United States 1
Group B 1st  United States 7
 
Group A 2nd  Sweden 1  
  Bronze Medal Game
 Finland 7
 Sweden 1

Semifinals[edit]

April 8, 2000
1:00 pm
Canada  3 – 2
 Finland Hershey Centre
April 8, 2000
7:00 pm
United States  3 – 1
 Sweden Hershey Centre

Match for third place[edit]

April 9, 2000
4:00 pm
Finland  7 – 1
 Sweden Hershey Centre

Final[edit]

April 9, 2000
7:30 pm
Canada  3 – 2 AOT
 United States Hershey Centre

Champions[edit]

 2000 IIHF World Women Championship Winners 

Canada
6th title

Scoring leaders[edit]

Player GP G A Pts PIM +/-
United States Krissy Wendell 5 2 11 13 6 10
United States Stephanie O'Sullivan 5 5 7 12 2 12
United States Karyn Bye 5 8 2 10 2 12
United States Alana Blahoski 5 7 2 9 0 7
Canada Jayna Hefford 5 5 3 8 4 5
United States Brandy Fisher 5 3 5 8 0 5
United States Natalie Darwitz 5 2 6 8 18 10
United States A.J. Mleczko 5 1 7 8 2 15
Canada Hayley Wickenheiser 5 1 7 8 4 8
Finland Katja Riipi 5 7 0 7 0 5

Goaltending leaders[edit]

Player Mins GA GAA SV%
Canada Sami Jo Small 150:02 2 0.80 95.65
United States Sarah Tueting 120:00 1 0.50 94.44
China Guo Hong 220:00 6 1.64 94.06
Canada Kim St-Pierre 149:58 3 1.20 93.48
Finland Tuula Puputti 238:23 9 2.27 92.56

Final standings[edit]

Rk. Team Notes
 Canada Qualified for 2002 Winter Olympic Games
 United States Qualified for 2002 Winter Olympic Games
 Finland Qualified for 2002 Winter Olympic Games
4.  Sweden Qualified for 2002 Winter Olympic Games
5.  Russia Qualified for 2002 Winter Olympic Games
6.  China Qualified for 2002 Winter Olympic Games
7.  Germany Qualified for 2002 Winter Olympic Games Qualification
8.  Japan Relegated to the 2001 World Championships Division I

Qualified for 2002 Winter Olympic Games Qualification

World Championship Group B[edit]

World Championship Group B was played again with an eight team tournament which was hosted by Latvia in Liepāja and Riga.  Kazakhstan won the tournament winning the final stage round robin by 3 points to win the competition and to ensure their Promotion to the main World Championship in 2001.

Directorate Awards[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Collins Gem Hockey Facts and Stats 2009-10, p.542, Andrew Podnieks, Harper Collins Publishers Ltd, Toronto, Canada, ISBN 978-1-55468-621-6
  • Podnieks, Andrew (2010). IIHF Media Guide & Record Book 2011. Moydart Press. pp. 26–7, 230–1. 

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