2008 IIHF Women's World Championship

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2008 IIHF World Women's Championship
2008年世界女子冰球锦标 (Simplified Chinese)
2008年世界女子冰球錦標 (Traditional Chinese)
Tournament details
Host country  China
Dates April 4 - April 12
Teams 9
Venue(s) (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions Gold medal blank.svg  United States (2nd title)
Tournament statistics
Matches played 20
Goals scored 117 (5.85 per match)
Attendance 22,910 (1,146 per match)
Scoring leader(s) United States Natalie Darwitz (10 points)
MVP Finland Noora Räty

The 2008 Women's World Ice Hockey Championships were held from April 4 to April 13, 2008, in Harbin, People's Republic of China.

It was the 11th event, and was run by the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF).

Promotions and relegations reflect the results of the 2007 Women's World Ice Hockey Championships.

For the eleventh straight tournament, Canada met the United States in the gold-medal match and, for only the second time out of 11, the American team defeated the Canadians for the gold medal. This tournament was the only IIHF Women's tournament in which the host nation (in this case, China) failed to medal.

Top Division[edit]

Preliminary round[edit]

Group A[edit]

Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA PTS
 Canada 2 2 0 0 0 19 1 6
 Russia 2 1 0 0 1 6 11 3
 China 2 0 0 0 2 3 16 0

All times local (GMT+8).

April 4, 2008
15:00
Russia  1 – 8
( 1 - 2, 0 - 2, 0 - 4 )
 Canada Hongbo Arena
Attendance: 1232
April 5, 2008
15:00
China  3 – 5
( 1 - 1, 0 - 2, 2 - 2 )
 Russia Hongbo Arena
Attendance: 2009
April 6, 2008
15:00
Canada  11 – 0
( 4 - 0, 3 - 0, 4 - 0 )
 China Hongbo Arena
Attendance: 1892

Group B[edit]

Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA PTS
 United States 2 2 0 0 0 15 2 6
 Switzerland 2 1 0 0 1 4 7 3
 Germany 2 0 0 0 2 1 11 0

All times local (GMT+8).

April 4, 2008
19:00
Germany  1 – 8
( 1 - 1, 0 - 3, 0 - 4 )
 United States Hongbo Arena
Attendance: 1390
April 5, 2008
19:00
Switzerland  3 – 0
( 1 - 0, 2 - 0, 0 - 0 )
 Germany Hongbo Arena
Attendance: 887
April 6, 2008
19:00
United States  7 – 1
( 1 - 0, 2 - 1, 4 - 0 )
 Switzerland Hongbo Arena
Attendance: 845

Group C[edit]

Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA PTS
 Finland 2 1 1 0 0 9 3 5
 Sweden 2 1 0 1 0 7 3 4
 Japan 2 0 0 0 2 1 11 0

All times local (GMT+8).

April 4, 2008
19:00
Japan  0 – 5
( 0 - 2, 0 - 2, 0 - 1 )
 Sweden Baqu Arena
Attendance: 1543
April 5, 2008
19:00
Finland  6 – 1
( 0 - 0, 2 - 1, 4 - 0 )
 Japan Baqu Arena
Attendance: 896
April 6, 2008
19:00
Sweden  2 – 3
( 1 - 1, 0 - 0, 1 - 1, 0 - 1 )
 Finland Baqu Arena
Attendance: 866

Qualifying round[edit]

Group D (1-3 Place)[edit]

Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA PTS
 United States 2 1 0 1 0 4 3 4
 Canada 2 1 0 0 1 6 6 3
 Finland 2 0 1 0 1 3 4 2

All times local (GMT+8).

April 8, 2008
12:00
United States  0 – 1
( 0 - 0, 0 - 0, 0 - 0, 0 - 1 )
 Finland Hongbo Arena
Attendance: 804
April 9, 2008
12:00
Finland  2 – 4
( 1 - 1, 0 - 3, 1 - 0 )
 Canada Hongbo Arena
Attendance: 963
April 10, 2008
12:00
Canada  2 – 4
( 2 - 1, 0 - 1, 0 - 2 )
 United States Hongbo Arena
Attendance: 1096

Group E (4-6 Place)[edit]

Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA PTS
 Switzerland 2 1 1 0 0 6 4 5
 Sweden 2 1 0 1 0 6 5 4
 Russia 2 0 0 0 2 2 5 0

All times local (GMT+8).

April 8, 2008
15:30
Switzerland  4 – 3
( 2 - 1, 1 - 2, 0 - 0, 0 - 0, 1 - 0 )
 Sweden Hongbo Arena
Attendance: 812
April 9, 2008
15:30
Sweden  3 – 1
( 1 - 0, 1 - 0, 1 - 1 )
 Russia Hongbo Arena
Attendance: 804
April 10, 2008
15:30
Russia  1 – 2
( 0 - 1, 1 - 1, 0 - 0 )
 Switzerland Hongbo Arena
Attendance: 884

Consolation round[edit]

Group F (7-9 Place)[edit]

Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA PTS
 Japan 2 1 0 0 1 4 3 3
 China 2 1 0 0 1 5 5 3
 Germany 2 1 0 0 1 4 5 3

All times local (GMT+8).

April 8, 2008
19:00
Germany  2 – 1
( 2 - 1, 0 - 0, 0 - 0 )
 Japan Hongbo Arena
Attendance: 833
April 9, 2008
19:00
Japan  3 – 1
( 1 - 0, 0 - 0, 2 - 1 )
 China Hongbo Arena
Attendance: 2146
April 10, 2008
19:00
China  4 – 2
( 1 - 1, 0 - 1, 3 - 0 )
 Germany Hongbo Arena
Attendance: 1984

 Germany is relegated to Division I for the 2009 Women's World Ice Hockey Championships.

Final round[edit]

Match for third place[edit]

All times local (GMT+8).

April 12, 2008
15:30
Finland  4 – 1
( 0 - 1, 1 - 0, 3 - 0 )
 Switzerland Hongbo Arena
Attendance: 1024

Final[edit]

All times local (GMT+8).

April 12, 2008
19:00
United States  4 – 3
( 2 - 1, 2 - 0, 0 - 2 )
 Canada Hongbo Arena

Division I[edit]

The following teams took part of the Division I tournament, which was played in Ventspils, Latvia, at Ventspils OC Ice Hall from March 10 through March 16, 2008.

Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA PTS
 Kazakhstan 5 4 0 0 1 14 8 12
 Slovakia 5 3 1 0 1 14 11 11
 Czech Republic 5 2 1 0 2 12 11 8
 France 5 2 0 0 3 7 12 6
 Norway 5 1 0 1 3 11 13 4
 Latvia 5 1 0 1 3 9 12 4

 Kazakhstan is promoted to the main tournament and  Latvia is relegated to Division II for the 2009 Women's World Ice Hockey Championships.[1]

10 March 2008 Czech Republic  3-1
 France
10 March 2008 Slovakia  1-5
 Kazakhstan
10 March 2008 Norway  3-1
 Latvia
11 March 2008 France  1-5
 Slovakia
11 March 2008 Kazakhstan  3-2
 Norway
11 March 2008 Latvia  3-4
 Czech Republic
13 March 2008 Slovakia  3-2
 Norway
13 March 2008 Kazakhstan  3-1
 Czech Republic
13 March 2008 Latvia  0-1
 France
14 March 2008 Norway  2-3 (OT)
 Czech Republic
14 March 2008 France  1-2
 Kazakhstan
14 March 2008 Latvia  2-3 (OT)
 Slovakia
16 March 2008 Czech Republic  1-2
 Slovakia
16 March 2008 France  3-2
 Norway
16 March 2008 Kazakhstan  1-3
 Latvia

Division II[edit]

The following teams took part in the Division II tournament, held in Vierumäki, Finland, at Vierumäki Ice Rink from March 25 to March 30, 2008.
Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA PTS
 Austria 5 5 0 0 0 22 10 15
 Denmark 5 4 0 0 1 25 7 12
 North Korea 5 3 0 0 2 21 10 9
 Italy 5 1 1 0 3 15 17 5
 Netherlands 5 1 0 1 3 10 15 4
 Australia 5 0 0 0 5 5 39 0

 Austria is promoted to Division I and  Australia is relegated to Division III for the 2009 Women's World Ice Hockey Championships.

25 March 2008 North Korea  1-5
 Denmark
25 March 2008 Australia  2-6
 Austria
25 March 2008 Italy  3-2 (OT)
 Netherlands
26 March 2008 Denmark  2-3
 Austria
26 March 2008 Netherlands  6-2
 Australia
26 March 2008 Italy  1-6
 North Korea
27 March 2008 Denmark  3-0
 Netherlands
27 March 2008 Italy  5-0
 Australia
27 March 2008 North Korea  0-4
 Austria
29 March 2008 Netherlands  0-4
 North Korea
29 March 2008 Austria  6-4
 Italy
29 March 2008 Australia  1-12
 Denmark
30 March 2008 Austria  3-2
 Netherlands
30 March 2008 North Korea  10-0
 Australia
30 March 2008 Denmark  3-2
 Italy

Division III[edit]

The following teams took part in the Division III tournament, held in Miskolc, Hungary, from April 6 to April 12, 2008.
Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA PTS
 Great Britain 5 4 1 0 0 29 7 14
 Slovenia 5 4 0 1 0 27 6 13
 Croatia 5 2 0 1 2 12 20 7
 Belgium 5 2 0 0 3 12 16 6
 Hungary 5 1 0 0 4 4 20 3
 South Korea 5 0 1 0 4 7 22 2

 Great Britain is promoted to Division II and  South Korea is relegated to Division IV for the 2009 Women's World Ice Hockey Championships.

06 April 2008 Great Britain  6-0
 South Korea
06 April 2008 Belgium  2-5
 Slovenia
06 April 2008 Croatia  2-1
 Hungary
07 April 2008 Great Britain  4-1
 Belgium
07 April 2008 South Korea  3-2 (OT)
 Croatia
07 April 2008 Slovenia  5-0
 Hungary
09 April 2008 Slovenia  8-0
 South Korea
09 April 2008 Great Britain  8-4
 Croatia
09 April 2008 Belgium  4-1
 Hungary
11 April 2008 Croatia  1-7
 Slovenia
11 April 2008 South Korea  3-4
 Belgium
11 April 2008 Hungary  0-8
 Great Britain
12 April 2008 Belgium  1-3
 Croatia
12 April 2008 Slovenia  2-3 (OT)
 Great Britain
12 April 2008 Hungary  2-1
 South Korea

Division IV[edit]

The following teams took part in the Division IV tournament, held in Miercurea-Ciuc, Romania, at Vakar Lajos Icerink from March 23 to March 29, 2008.
Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA PTS
 Iceland 5 5 0 0 0 30 5 15
 New Zealand 5 4 0 0 1 37 9 12
 Romania 5 2 0 1 2 25 16 7
 Estonia 5 2 0 0 3 11 17 6
 South Africa 5 1 1 0 3 15 24 5
 Turkey 5 0 0 0 5 3 50 0

 Iceland is promoted to Division III for the 2009 Women's World Ice Hockey Championships.[2]

23 March 2008 New Zealand  9-1
 South Africa
23 March 2008 Turkey  1-8
 Estonia
23 March 2008 Romania  3-4
 Iceland
24 March 2008 South Africa  1-2
 Estonia
24 March 2008 Iceland  9-0
 Turkey
24 March 2008 Romania  2-7
 New Zealand
26 March 2008 South Africa  1-9
 Iceland
26 March 2008 Romania  9-1
 Turkey
26 March 2008 New Zealand  4-1
 Estonia
27 March 2008 Iceland  5-1
 New Zealand
27 March 2008 Turkey  1-8
 South Africa
27 March 2008 Estonia  0-8
 Romania
29 March 2008 Estonia  0-3
 Iceland
29 March 2008 New Zealand  16-0
 Turkey
29 March 2008 South Africa  4-3 (OT)
 Romania

Awards and honors[edit]

Directorate awards[edit]

All-Star team[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Statistics
  2. ^ Iceland’s women celebrating promotion
  3. ^ Collins gem Hockey Facts and Stats 2009-10, p. 546, Andrew Podnieks, Harper Collins Publishers Ltd, Toronto, Canada, ISBN 978-1-55468-621-6.

External links[edit]