2004 IIHF Women's World Championship

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2004 IIHF Women's World Championship
Tournament details
Host country  Canada
Dates March 30 - April 6
Teams 9
Venue(s) (in 2 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Gold medal blank.svg  Canada (8th title)
Tournament statistics
Matches played 20
Goals scored 129 (6.45 per match)
Attendance 89,461 (4,473 per match)
Scoring leader(s) Canada Jennifer Botterill (11 points)

The 2004 IIHF World Women's Championships were held March 30-April 6, 2004 in Halifax and Dartmouth, Canada. The Canadian national women's hockey team won their eighth straight World Championships. The event had 9 teams, because the 2003 event was cancelled due to the SARS epidemic, therefore the winners of the 2002 and 2003 Division I tournaments qualified.

Top Division[edit]

Preliminary round[edit]

Group A[edit]

  GP W T L GF GA Pts
 Canada 2 2 0 0 24 0 4
 Germany 2 1 0 1 4 15 2
 China 2 0 0 2 2 15 0

Results:

Group B[edit]

  GP W T L GF GA Pts
 United States 2 2 0 0 17 1 4
 Russia 2 1 0 1 2 9 2
  Switzerland 2 0 0 2 2 11 0

Results:

Group C[edit]

  GP W T L GF GA Pts
 Sweden 2 1 1 0 10 4 3
 Finland 2 1 1 0 3 2 3
 Japan 2 0 0 2 2 9 0

Results:

Qualifying round[edit]

Group D (1-3 Place)[edit]

  GP W T L GF GA Pts
 United States 2 2 0 0 12 3 4
 Canada 2 1 0 1 8 4 2
 Sweden 2 0 0 2 3 16 0

Results:

Group E (4-6 Place)[edit]

  GP W T L GF GA Pts
 Finland 2 2 0 0 6 1 4
 Russia 2 1 0 1 5 4 2
 Germany 2 0 0 2 2 8 0

Results:

Group F (7-9 Place)[edit]

  GP W T L GF GA Pts
 China 2 2 0 0 11 5 4
  Switzerland 2 1 0 1 7 6 2
 Japan 2 0 0 2 2 9 0

Results:

Finals[edit]

All finals on April 6

Leading scorers[edit]

  1. Jennifer Botterill,  Canada (3 goals, 8 assists, 11 points)
  2. Natalie Darwitz,  United States (7 goals, 3 assists, 10 points)
  3. Jayna Hefford,  Canada (7 goals, 3 assists, 10 points)
  4. Caroline Ouellette,  Canada (3 goals, 6 assists, 9 points)
  5. Krissy Wendell,  United States (4 goals, 3 assists, 7 points)
  6. Angela Ruggiero,  United States (2 goals, 5 assists, 7 points)
  7. Danielle Goyette,  Canada (2 goals, 5 assists, 7 points)
  8. Cherie Piper,  Canada (1 goal, 6 assists, 7 points)
  9. Jenny Potter,  United States (3 goals, 3 assists, 6 points)

  Switzerland and  Japan are demoted to Division I at the 2005 Women's World Ice Hockey Championships

Division I[edit]

The Division I IIHF World Women's Championships were held March 14–20, 2004 in Ventspils, Latvia

  GP W T L GF GA Pts
 Kazakhstan 5 4 1 0 15 4 9
 Czech Republic 5 3 1 1 19 11 7
 Latvia 5 3 1 1 18 15 7
 France 5 1 2 2 14 13 4
 Norway 5 1 1 3 18 17 3
 North Korea 5 0 0 5 5 29 0

 Kazakhstan is promoted to the 2005 Women's World Ice Hockey Championships,  Norway and  North Korea are demoted to Division II

14 March 2004 Norway  3-3
 France
14 March 2004 Latvia  1-4
 Czech Republic
14 March 2004 North Korea  1-4
 Kazakhstan
15 March 2004 Czech Republic  4-3
 Norway
15 March 2004 France  6-0
 North Korea
15 March 2004 Latvia  3-3
 Kazakhstan
17 March 2004 Kazakhstan  1-0
 Norway
17 March 2004 Czech Republic  3-3
 France
17 March 2004 Latvia  4-1
 North Korea
18 March 2004 France  0-4
 Kazakhstan
18 March 2004 Czech Republic  8-1
 North Korea
18 March 2004 Latvia  7-5
 Norway
20 March 2004 Norway  7-2
 North Korea
20 March 2004 Latvia  3-2
 France
20 March 2004 Kazakhstan  3-0
 Czech Republic

Division II[edit]

The Division II IIHF World Women's Championships will be held March 14–20, 2004 in Sterzing, Italy

  GP W T L GF GA Pts
 Denmark 5 4 1 0 24 7 9
 Italy 5 4 0 1 24 7 8
 Slovakia 5 3 1 1 28 7 7
 Netherlands 5 2 0 3 8 14 4
 Australia 5 1 0 4 6 32 2
 Great Britain 5 0 0 5 6 29 0

 Denmark is promoted to Division I while  Australia and  Great Britain are demoted to Division III in the 2005 Women's World Ice Hockey Championships

14 March 2004 Netherlands  1-5
 Slovakia
14 March 2004 Great Britain  2-3
 Denmark
14 March 2004 Italy  7-0
 Australia
15 March 2004 Denmark  4-1
 Netherlands
15 March 2004 Slovakia  8-1
 Australia
15 March 2004 Italy  10-2
 Great Britain
17 March 2004 Denmark  10-0
 Australia
17 March 2004 Great Britain  0-1
 Netherlands
17 March 2004 Italy  2-1
 Slovakia
18 March 2004 Netherlands  5-1
 Australia
18 March 2004 Slovakia  11-0
 Great Britain
18 March 2004 Italy  1-4
 Denmark
20 March 2004 Denmark  3-3
 Slovakia
20 March 2004 Australia  4-2
 Great Britain
20 March 2004 Italy  4-0
 Netherlands

Division III[edit]

The Division III IIHF Women World Championships were held March 21–28, 2004 in Maribor, Slovenia.

  GP W T L GF GA Pts
 Austria 5 5 0 0 35 4 10
 Slovenia 5 4 0 1 28 8 8
 Hungary 5 3 0 2 15 20 6
 Belgium 5 2 0 3 13 19 4
 Romania 5 1 0 4 4 21 2
 South Korea 5 0 0 5 7 30 0

 Austria was promoted to Division II at the 2005 Women's World Ice Hockey Championships, while both  Romania and  South Korea were relegated to the newly formed Division IV.

21 March 2004 Austria  8-1
 Hungary
21 March 2004 South Korea  1-2
 Belgium
21 March 2004 Slovenia  5-0
 Romania
22 March 2004 Belgium  1-10
 Austria
22 March 2004 Hungary  3-0
 Romania
22 March 2004 Slovenia  10-1
 South Korea
24 March 2004 Romania  4-3
 South Korea
24 March 2004 Belgium  3-4
 Hungary
24 March 2004 Slovenia  1-3
 Austria
25 March 2004 Belgium  6-0
 Romania
25 March 2004 South Korea  1-10
 Austria
25 March 2004 Slovenia  8-3
 Hungary
27 March 2004 Hungary  4-1
 South Korea
27 March 2004 Austria  4-0
 Romania
27 March 2004 Slovenia  4-1
 Belgium

Awards and honors[edit]

Directorate Awards[edit]

All-Star team[edit]

  • Goaltender: Pam Dreyer, (United States)
  • Defender: Gunilla Andersson, (Sweden)
  • Defender: Angela Ruggiero, (United States)
  • Forward: Jennifer Botterill, (Canada)
  • Forward: Natalie Darwitz, (United States)
  • Forward: Jayna Hefford, (Canada)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Collins gem Hockey Facts and Stats 2009-10, p.544, Andrew Podnieks, Harper Collins Publishers Ltd, Toronto, Canada, ISBN 978-1-55468-621-6