2009 IIHF Women's World Championship

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2009 IIHF World Women's Championship
2009 naisten jääkiekon maailmanmestaruuskilpailut (Finnish)
2009 kvinnors ishockey VM (Swedish)
Tournament details
Host country  Finland
Dates April 4–12, 2009
Teams 9
Venue(s) (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions Gold medal blank.svg  United States (3rd title)
Tournament statistics
Matches played 20
Goals scored 140 (7 per match)
Attendance 28,614 (1,431 per match)
Scoring leader(s) United States Julie Chu (10 points)
United States Natalie Darwitz (10 points)
MVP Canada Carla MacLeod

The 2009 IIHF World Women's Championships was held in Hämeenlinna, Finland, between April 4 and April 12, 2009.[1] This was the 12th women's championship run by the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF). The defending champions United States defeated Canada 4–1 in the final match to win the gold medal and retain their top standing another year.

This was the last world championships with nine teams in the Top Division. Two teams—Japan and China—were relegated to Division I, replaced by only one—Slovakia—promoted from there. Division I also relegated two, Czech Republic and France, while receiving only one team through promotion, Latvia, along with the two from the top division. Division II only relegated one team, the Netherlands, but did not receive any promoted teams from the lower divisions. Those lower divisions were canceled for the 2009 cycle, with the lowest seeded team in each to be dropped down one division. The final result was that the Top Division will be reduced in size by one team for 2011, while the lowest division (Division V) will increase by one team.[2]

Top Division[edit]

Preliminary round[edit]

Group A[edit]

Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA PTS
 United States 2 2 0 0 0 16 0 6
 Russia 2 1 0 0 1 3 9 3
 Japan 2 0 0 0 2 1 11 0

All times are local (UTC+3).

April 4, 2009
17:00
Japan  0 – 8
( 0 - 4, 0 - 1, 0 - 3 )
 United States Arena 2, Hämeenlinna
Attendance: 347
April 5, 2009
15:00
Russia  3 – 1
( 0 - 0, 0 - 0, 3 - 1 )
 Japan Arena 1, Hämeenlinna
April 6, 2009
12:00
United States  8 – 0
( 1 - 0, 5 - 0, 2 - 0 )
 Russia Arena 1, Hämeenlinna
Attendance: 1629

Group B[edit]

Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA PTS
 Canada 2 2 0 0 0 20 1 6
 Sweden 2 1 0 0 1 6 8 3
 China 2 0 0 0 2 2 19 0

All times are local (UTC+3).

April 4, 2009
15:00
China  1 – 13
( 1 - 5, 0 - 4, 0 - 4 )
 Canada Arena 1, Hämeenlinna
Attendance: 625
April 5, 2009
19:00
Sweden  6 – 1
( 2 - 0, 3 - 0, 1 - 1 )
 China Arena 1, Hämeenlinna
Attendance: 1,737
April 6, 2009
15:30
Canada  7 – 0
( 2 - 0, 1 - 0, 4 - 0 )
 Sweden Arena 1, Hämeenlinna
Attendance: 1403

Group C[edit]

Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA PTS
 Finland 2 2 0 0 0 13 3 6
 Kazakhstan 2 0 1 0 1 2 8 2
 Switzerland 2 0 0 1 1 4 8 1

All times are local (UTC+3).

April 4, 2009
19:00
Kazakhstan  0 – 7
( 0 - 2, 0 - 3, 0 - 2 )
 Finland Arena 1, Hämeenlinna
Attendance: 3,241
April 5, 2009
17:00
Switzerland  1 – 2 (SO)
( 0 - 0, 0 - 1, 1 - 0, 0 - 0, 0 - 1 )
 Kazakhstan Arena 2, Hämeenlinna
Attendance: 215
April 6, 2009
19:00
Finland  6 – 3
( 4 - 1, 1 - 0, 1 - 2 )
 Switzerland Arena 1, Hämeenlinna
Attendance: 3201

Qualifying round[edit]

Group D (1st–3rd place)[edit]

Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA PTS
 Canada 2 2 0 0 0 10 1 6
 United States 2 1 0 0 1 8 2 3
 Finland 2 0 0 0 2 0 15 0

All times are local (UTC+3).

April 8, 2009
19:00
Canada  8 – 0
( 2 - 0, 2 - 0, 4 - 0 )
 Finland Arena 1, Hämeenlinna
Attendance: 2032
April 9, 2009
19:00
Finland  0 – 7
( 0 - 2, 0 - 3, 0 - 2 )
 United States Arena 1, Hämeenlinna
Attendance: 2038
April 10, 2009
19:00
United States  1 – 2
( 0 - 0, 0 - 2, 1 - 0 )
 Canada Arena 1, Hämeenlinna

 United States and  Canada advance to the final.  Finland plays in the bronze medal game.

Group E (4th–6th place)[edit]

Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA PTS
 Sweden 2 2 0 0 0 17 0 6
 Russia 2 1 0 0 1 9 10 3
 Kazakhstan 2 0 0 0 2 2 18 0

 Sweden advances to the bronze medal game.

All times are local (UTC+3).

April 8, 2009
15:00
Sweden  9 – 0
( 2 - 0, 3 - 0, 4 - 0 )
 Kazakhstan Arena 1, Hämeenlinna
Attendance: 2058
April 9, 2009
15:00
Kazakhstan  2 – 9
( 1 - 3, 0 - 3, 1 - 3 )
 Russia Arena 1, Hämeenlinna
Attendance: 374
April 10, 2009
15:00
Russia  0 – 8
( 0 - 1, 0 - 4, 0 - 3 )
 Sweden Arena 1, Hämeenlinna
Attendance: 425

Consolation round[edit]

Group F (7th–9th place)[edit]

Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA PTS
 Switzerland 2 1 1 0 0 8 6 5
 Japan 2 1 0 0 1 4 4 3
 China 2 0 0 1 1 5 7 1

 China and  Japan are relegated to Division I for the 2011 Women's World Ice Hockey Championships.

All times are local (UTC+3).

April 8, 2009
17:00
China  4 – 5 (SO)
( 2 - 1, 2 - 0, 0 - 3, 0 - 0, 0 - 1 )
 Switzerland Arena 2, Hämeenlinna
Attendance: 379
April 9, 2009
17:00
Switzerland  3 – 2
( 0 - 0, 2 - 1, 1 - 1 )
 Japan Arena 2, Hämeenlinna
Attendance: 247
April 10, 2009
17:00
Japan  2 – 1
( 0 - 0, 2 - 0, 0 - 1 )
 China Arena 2, Hämeenlinna
Attendance: 256

Final round[edit]

Match for third place[edit]

All times are local (UTC+3).

April 12, 2009
15:00
Finland  4 – 1
( 1 - 0, 1 - 1, 2 - 0 )
 Sweden Arena 1, Hämeenlinna
Attendance: 3027

Final[edit]

All times are local (UTC+3).

April 12, 2009
19:00
United States  4 – 1
( 1 - 0, 1 - 1, 2 - 0 )
 Canada Arena 1, Hämeenlinna
Attendance: 3046

Division I[edit]

The following teams took part in the Division I tournament which was held in Graz, Austria, from April 4 to April 10, 2009.[1] The winner of the group gets promoted to the Top Division for the 2011 championships, while the two bottom teams in the group are relegated to Division II.

Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA GDF PTS
 Slovakia 5 4 0 0 1 22 14 +8 12
 Germany 5 4 0 0 1 20 13 +7 12
 Norway 5 2 1 0 2 18 18 0 8
 Austria 5 2 0 1 2 16 16 0 7
 Czech Republic 5 2 0 0 3 17 18 −1 6
 France 5 0 0 0 5 10 24 −14 0

 Slovakia is promoted to the Top Division for the 2011 Women's World Ice Hockey Championships, winning the head-to-head tie-breaker over  Germany.  Czech Republic and  France are relegated to Division II.

04 April 2009 Slovakia  9-4
 Norway
04 April 2009 Germany  5-3
 France
04 April 2009 Czech Republic  1-4
 Austria
06 April 2009 Germany  4-3
 Norway
06 April 2009 Slovakia  1-5
 Czech Republic
06 April 2009 Austria  5-2
 France
07 April 2009 Czech Republic  2-4
 Germany
07 April 2009 France  0-4
 Norway
07 April 2009 Slovakia  5-3
 Austria
09 April 2009 Czech Republic  5-4
 France
09 April 2009 Germany  1-2
 Slovakia
09 April 2009 Norway  2-1 (OT)
 Austria
10 April 2009 France  1-5
 Slovakia
10 April 2009 Norway  5-4
 Czech Republic
10 April 2009 Austria  3-6
 Germany

Directorate awards[edit]

[3]

Division II[edit]

The following teams took part in the Division II tournament which was held in Torre Pellice, Italy, from April 12 to April 18, 2009.[1] The winner of the group gets promoted to Division I for the 2011 championships, while the last-placed team in the group are relegated to Division III.

Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA GD PTS
 Latvia 5 5 0 0 0 25 4 21 15
 North Korea 5 3 1 0 1 15 13 2 11
 Great Britain 5 3 0 0 2 11 11 0 9
 Italy 5 1 1 0 3 15 18 -3 5
 Denmark 5 0 1 2 2 10 17 -7 4
 Netherlands 5 0 0 1 4 4 17 -13 1

 Latvia is promoted to the Division I for the 2011 Women's World Ice Hockey Championships.  Netherlands is relegated to Division III.  Denmark was to have been relegated but since Division II was not played, no one was promoted to take their place.

12 April 2009 North Korea  1-6
 Latvia
12 April 2009 Denmark  2-1 (OT)
 Netherlands
12 April 2009 Great Britain  5-3
 Italy
13 April 2009 Denmark  3-4 (OT)
 North Korea
13 April 2009 Netherlands  0-2
 Great Britain
13 April 2009 Latvia  5-1
 Italy
15 April 2009 Latvia  5-0
 Netherlands
15 April 2009 Denmark  1-3
 Great Britain
15 April 2009 North Korea  4-2
 Italy
16 April 2009 Netherlands  1-2
 North Korea
16 April 2009 Great Britain  0-3
 Latvia
16 April 2009 Italy  3-2 (OT)
 Denmark
18 April 2009 North Korea  4-1
 Great Britain
18 April 2009 Latvia  6-2
 Denmark
18 April 2009 Italy  6-2
 Netherlands

Division III, Division IV and Division V[edit]

The Division III, Division IV and Division V did not play this year. The respective tournaments were cancelled. The reasons seem to be multiple.[4] No country wanted to assume the financial costs of the tournaments. The tournaments will be scheduled for 2011. It has the effect the following changes:

  • Iceland is not promoted to the Division III, but rest in the Division IV.
  • Turkey is not promoted to the Division IV, but rest in the new division V.
  • For the next tournament of 2011, the division V will consist of Turkey, Poland, Bulgaria, Spain and Ireland.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c 2009 IIHF Championship Program iihf.com. Retrieved on June 6, 2008.
  2. ^ "World Women’s back to eight teams". IIHF. 24 March 2009. Retrieved 6 April 2009. [dead link]
  3. ^ http://stats.iihf.com/Hydra/178/IHW178000_85I_1_0.pdf
  4. ^ 2009 Women's Division III, IV and V all Cancelled, http://forums.internationalhockey.net/showthread.php?t=7423

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