2001 IIHF Women's World Championship

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2001 IIHF Women's World Championship
Tournament details
Host country  United States
Dates April 2 - April 8
Teams 8
Venue(s) (in 6 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Gold medal blank.svg  Canada (7th title)
Runner-up Silver medal blank.svg  United States
Third place Bronze medal blank.svg  Russia
Fourth place  Finland
Tournament statistics
Matches played 20
Goals scored 143 (7.15 per match)
Attendance 21,847 (1,092 per match)
Scoring leader(s) United States Cammi Granato (13 points)
MVP Canada Jennifer Botterill
2000
2003

The 2001 IIHF World Women's Championships was held April 2–8, 2001 in six cities in the state of Minnesota. Team Canada won their seventh consecutive gold medal at the World Championships defeating the United States in a repeat of the previous six finals. Russia upset Finland two to one to capture their first medal in women's hockey.

Teams[edit]

With the promotion and relegation format now in use, the top seven nations were joined by Kazakhstan, the winner of Group B in 2000.

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 29 1 +28 6
2.  Russia 3 2 0 1 12 7 +5 4
3.  Sweden 3 1 0 2 3 17 -14 2
4.  Kazakhstan 3 0 0 3 3 22 -19 0

Results[edit]

All times local

April 2, 2001
4:00 pm
Sweden  0 – 3
( 0 - 0 , 0 - 2 , 0 - 1 )
 Russia Recreation Centre, Rochester
Attendance: 300
April 2, 2001
7:30 pm
Kazakhstan  0 – 11
( 0 - 4 , 0 - 4 , 0 - 3 )
 Canada Recreation Centre, Rochester
Attendance: 301
April 3, 2001
4:00 pm
Sweden  3 – 1
( 1 - 0 , 1 - 1 , 1 - 0 )
 Kazakhstan Recreation Centre, Rochester
Attendance: 303
April 3, 2001
7:30 pm
Canada  5 – 1
( 2 - 0 , 3 - 1 , 0 - 0 )
 Russia Recreation Centre, Rochester
Attendance: 520
April 5, 2001
4:05 pm
Canada  13 – 0
( 4 - 0 , 6 - 0 , 3 - 0 )
 Sweden Mariucci Arena, Minneapolis
Attendance: 1178
April 5, 2001
7:30 pm
Russia  8 – 2
( 3 - 0 , 1 - 1 , 4 - 1 )
 Kazakhstan Schwan's Super Rink, Blaine
Attendance: 301

Group B[edit]

Standings[edit]

Rk. Team GP W T L GF GA DIF PTS
1.  United States 3 3 0 0 35 0 +35 6
2.  Finland 3 2 0 1 12 17 -5 4
3.  China 3 0 1 2 6 20 -14 1
4.  Germany 3 0 1 2 2 18 -16 1

Results[edit]

All times local

April 2, 2001
4:00 pm
Finland  7 – 6
( 4 - 3 , 1 - 1 , 2 - 2 )
 China NHC, St. Cloud
Attendance: 300
April 2, 2001
7:30 pm
Germany  0 – 13
( 0 - 5 , 0 - 6 , 0 - 2 )
 United States NHC, St. Cloud
Attendance: 301
April 3, 2001
4:00 pm
Finland  5 – 2
( 0 - 1 , 3 - 1 , 2 - 0 )
 Germany NHC, St. Cloud
Attendance: 300
April 3, 2001
7:30 pm
United States  13 – 0
( 6 - 0 , 3 - 0 , 4 - 0 )
 China NHC, St. Cloud
Attendance: 581
April 5, 2001
7:30 pm
China  0 – 0
( 0 - 0 , 0 - 0 , 0 - 0 )
 Germany Ice Center, Plymouth
Attendance: 300
April 5, 2001
7:35 pm
United States  9 – 0
( 3 - 0 , 5 - 0 , 1 - 0 )
 Finland Mariucci Arena, Minneapolis
Attendance: 4421

Playoff Round[edit]

Consolation Round 5-8 Place[edit]

April 6, 2001
4:00 pm
China  4 – 1
( 2 - 0, 1 - 1 , 1 - 0 )
 Kazakhstan Columbia Arena, Fridley
Attendance: 301
April 6, 2001
7:30 pm
Sweden  2 – 6
( 1 - 2, 1 - 1 , 0 - 3 )
 Germany Columbia Arena, Fridley
Attendance: 305

Consolation Round 7-8 Place[edit]

April 8, 2001
12:00 pm
Kazakhstan  1 – 3
 Sweden Schwan's Super Rink, Blaine
Attendance: 305

Consolation Round 5-6 Place[edit]

April 8, 2001
12:00 pm
Germany  1 – 0
( 1 - 0 , 0 - 0 , 0 - 0 )
 China Columbia Arena, Fridley

Final round[edit]

Semi finals Finals
7 April 2001 8 April 2001
                 
     
Group A 1st  Canada 8
 
Group B 2nd  Finland 0   Gold Medal Game
   Canada 3
     
   United States 2
Group B 1st  United States 6
 
Group A 2nd  Russia 1  
  Bronze Medal Game
 Russia 2
 Finland 1

Semifinals[edit]

April 7, 2001
3:08 pm
Canada  8 – 0
( 2 - 0 , 2 - 0 , 4 - 0 )
 Finland Mariucci Arena, Minneapolis
Attendance: 1603
April 7, 2001
7:38 pm
United States  6 – 1
( 2 - 1 , 3 - 0 , 1 - 0 )
 Russia Mariucci Arena, Minneapolis
Attendance: 2582

Match for third place[edit]

April 9, 2000
4:00 pm
Russia  2 – 1
( 1 - 0 , 1 - 1 , 0 - 0 )
 Finland Mariucci Arena, Minneapolis
Attendance: 1558

Final[edit]

April 9, 2000
6:08 pm
United States  2 – 3
( 1 - 1 , 0 - 1 , 1 - 1 )
 Canada Mariucci Arena, Minneapolis
Attendance: 5632

Champions[edit]

 2001 IIHF World Women Championship Winners 

Canada
7th title

Scoring leaders[edit]

Player GP G A Pts PIM +/-
United States Cammi Granato 5 7 6 13 0 16
United States Krissy Wendell 5 3 9 12 4 10
Canada Nancy Drolet 5 4 7 11 4 7
Canada Jennifer Botterill 5 8 2 10 4 11
Russia Ekaterina Pashkevich 5 6 4 10 2 5
United States Jenny Schmidgall 5 3 7 10 4 15
Canada Kelly Bechard 5 1 9 10 8 10
Canada Tammy Shewchuk 5 5 4 9 2 11
Canada Danielle Goyette 5 4 5 9 0 8
United States Katie King 5 7 1 8 0 10

Goaltending leaders[edit]

Player Mins GA SOG GAA SV%
United States Sara Decosta 120:00 1 40 0.50 97.50
Canada Kim St-Pierre 180:00 2 64 0.67 96.88
Canada Sami Jo Small 120:00 1 21 0.50 95.24
United States Sarah Tueting 178:49 3 45 1.01 93.33
Russia Irina Gachennikova 286:07 13 150 2.73 91.33

Final standings[edit]

Rk. Team Notes
Gold medal icon.svg  Canada
Silver medal icon.svg  United States
Bronze medal icon.svg  Russia
4.  Finland
5.  Germany
6.  China
7.  Sweden
8.  Kazakhstan Relegated to the 2003 World Championships Division I

World Championship Division I[edit]

World Championship Group B was renamed Division I and was played again with an eight team tournament which was hosted by Briancon in France.   Switzerland won the tournament with a 2-1 victory over  Japan to see them bounce straight back to the main World Championship in 2003.

Directorate Awards[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Collins gem Hockey Facts and Stats 2009-10, p.543, 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, 231–2. 

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