2011 IIHF Women's World Championship

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2011 IIHF World Women's Championship
Eishockey-Weltmeisterschaft der Frauen 2011 (German)
Championnat du monde de hockey sur glace féminin 2011 (French)
Campionato mondiale di hockey su ghiaccio femminile 2011 (Italian)
Tournament details
Host country   Switzerland
Dates 16 – 25 April
Teams 8
Venue(s) (in 2 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Gold medal blank.svg  United States (4th title)
Tournament statistics
Matches played 21
Goals scored 129 (6.14 per match)
Attendance 28,437 (1,354 per match)
Scoring leader(s) United States Hilary Knight (14 points)
MVP Slovakia Zuzana Tomčíková
2009
2012

The 2011 IIHF World Women's Championships was held in April 2011 in Switzerland.[1] This was the 13th women's championship run by the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF). The United States were the defending champions.

The Americans defended their title, and captured their third straight gold medal by defeating Canada 3–2 in overtime on a goal by Hilary Knight.[2]

Top Division[edit]

Preliminary Round[edit]

All times local (CEST/UTC+2)

Group A[edit]

Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA GD PTS
 United States 3 3 0 0 0 27 2 +25 9
 Sweden 3 2 0 0 1 11 10 +1 6
 Russia 3 1 0 0 2 6 21 −15 3
 Slovakia 3 0 0 0 3 1 12 −11 0
April 17, 2011
12:00
United States  5 – 0
(0–0, 2–0, 3–0)
 Slovakia Hallenstadion
Attendance: 585
April 17, 2011
16:00
Sweden  7 – 1
(3–1, 1–0, 3–0)
 Russia Hallenstadion
Attendance: 520
April 18, 2011
12:00
Sweden  3 – 0
(1–0, 1–0, 1–0)
 Slovakia Hallenstadion
Attendance: 829
April 18, 2011
16:00
Russia  1 – 13
(0–5, 1–3, 0–5)
 United States Hallenstadion
Attendance: 535
April 20, 2011
14:00
Slovakia  1 – 4
(0–1, 0–0, 1–3)
 Russia Deutweg rink
Attendance: 257
April 20, 2011
20:00
United States  9 – 1
(4–0, 5–0, 0–1)
 Sweden Deutweg rink
Attendance: 748

Group B[edit]

Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA GD PTS
 Canada 3 3 0 0 0 21 0 +21 9
  Switzerland 3 1 1 0 1 8 14 −6 5
 Finland 3 1 0 1 1 6 7 −1 4
 Kazakhstan 3 0 0 0 3 4 18 −14 0
April 16, 2011
16:00
Finland  5 – 3
(2–1, 2–0, 1–2)
 Kazakhstan Deutweg rink
Attendance: 634
April 16, 2011
20:00
Canada  12 – 0
(3–0, 5–0, 4–0)
  Switzerland Deutweg rink
Attendance: 2,900
April 17, 2011
16:00
Kazakhstan  0 – 7
(0–2, 0–3, 0–2)
 Canada Deutweg rink
Attendance: 411
April 17, 2011
20:00
Finland  1 – 2 OT
(1–0, 0–1, 0–0)
( OT: 0–1 )
  Switzerland Deutweg rink
Attendance: 2,117
April 19, 2011
16:00
Canada  2 – 0
(1–0, 0–0, 1–0)
 Finland Deutweg rink
Attendance: 614
April 19, 2011
20:00
Switzerland   6 – 1
(3–0, 1–0, 2–1)
 Kazakhstan Deutweg rink
Attendance: 2,436

Relegation series[edit]

Best of three.

All times local (CEST/UTC+2)

April 22, 2011
20:00
Slovakia  1 – 0
(0–0, 0–0, 1–0)
 Kazakhstan Deutweg rink
Attendance: 127
April 24, 2011
20:00
Kazakhstan  1 – 2 SO
(1–0, 0–0, 0–1)
(OT: 0–0)
(SO: 0–1)
 Slovakia Deutweg rink
Attendance: 113

Final round[edit]

  Quarterfinals     Semifinals     Final
                           
      B1   Canada 4  
  A2   Sweden 1     B3   Finland 1    
  B3   Finland 5         B1   Canada 2
      A1   United States 3
      A1   United States 5    
  B2    Switzerland 4     A3   Russia 1   Third place
  A3   Russia 5   B3   Finland 3
  A3   Russia 2

Quarterfinals[edit]

April 22, 2011
16:00
Sweden  1 – 5
(0–3, 0–1, 1–1)
 Finland Hallenstadion
Attendance: 931
April 22, 2011
20:00
Switzerland   4 – 5 OT
(1–0, 2–0, 1–4)
( OT: 0–1 )
 Russia Hallenstadion
Attendance: 4,123

Semifinals[edit]

April 23, 2011
16:00
Canada  4 – 1
(2–1, 0–0, 2–0)
 Finland Hallenstadion
Attendance: 912
April 23, 2011
20:00
United States  5 – 1
(2–1, 2–0, 1–0)
 Russia Hallenstadion
Attendance: 821

5th place playoff[edit]

April 24, 2011
16:00
Sweden  3 – 2 SO
(2–2, 0–0, 0–0)
(OT: 0–0)
(SO: 1–0)
  Switzerland Hallenstadion
Attendance: 2,043

Bronze medal game[edit]

April 25, 2011
16:00
Finland  3 – 2 OT
(2–0, 0–1, 0–1)
(OT: 1–0)
 Russia Hallenstadion
Attendance: 2,463

Gold medal game[edit]

April 25, 2011
20:00
Canada  2 – 3 OT
(1–1, 0–1, 1–0)
( OT: 0–1 )
 United States Hallenstadion
Attendance: 4,318

Scoring leaders[edit]

List shows the top 10 skaters sorted by points, then goals.

Player GP G A Pts +/− PIM
United States Hilary Knight 5 5 9 14 +11 2
United States Brianna Decker 5 4 7 11 +10 8
Finland Michelle Karvinen 6 4 4 8 +2 8
Sweden Erika Holst 5 2 6 8 −2 2
United States Meghan Duggan 5 4 3 7 +5 2
United States Monique Lamoureux-Kolls 3 2 5 7 +3 6
United States Julie Chu 5 1 6 7 +6 0
United States Kendall Coyne 5 4 2 6 +9 0
Canada Rebecca Johnston 5 4 2 6 +5 0
Finland Karoliina Rantamäki 5 4 2 6 +1 4

GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; +/− = Plus/Minus; PIM = Penalties In Minutes

Source: IIHF.com

Leading goaltenders[edit]

Only the top five goaltenders, based on save percentage, who have played 40% of their team's minutes are included in this list.

Player TOI SA GA GAA Sv% SO
Finland Noora Räty 304:05 233 10 1.97 95.71 0
Canada Shannon Szabados 127:48 64 3 1.41 95.31 1
United States Jessica Vetter 187:48 84 4 1.28 95.24 0
Slovakia Zuzana Tomčíková 305:00 250 13 2.56 94.80 1
Sweden Kim Martin 208:28 86 6 1.73 93.02 1

TOI = Time On Ice (minutes:seconds); SA = Shots Against; GA = Goals Against; GAA = Goals Against Average; Sv% = Save Percentage; SO = Shutouts

Source: IIHF.com

Tournament Awards[edit]

Best players of each team

Best players of each team seleceted by the coaches.

Team Players
 Canada Meaghan Mikkelson
Hayley Wickenheiser
Rebecca Johnston
 Finland Noora Räty
Jenni Hiirikoski
Karoliina Rantamäki
 Kazakhstan Daria Obydennova
Natalya Yakovchuk
Lyubov Ibragimova
 Russia Tatyana Burina
Iya Gavrilova
Yekaterina Smolentseva
  Switzerland Julia Marty
Nicole Bullo
Sara Benz
 Slovakia Zuzana Tomčíková
Iveta Karafiatova
Jana Kapustova
 Sweden Erika Holst
Elin Holmlöv
Gunilla Andersson
 United States Jessica Vetter
Brianna Decker
Caitlin Cahow

Division I[edit]

The following teams took part in the Division I tournament which was held in Ravensburg, Germany, from April 11 to April 16.[1] The winner of the group will be promoted to the Top Division for the 2012 championships, while the last-placed team in the group will be relegated to Division II.

On March 29, 2011 Japan withdrew from the tournament due to the 2011 Japan Earthquake.[3] They will retain their position in 2012's Division I, and the 5th placed team will be relegated.

Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA PTS
 Germany 4 4 0 0 0 12 2 12
 Norway 4 3 0 0 1 13 7 9
 Latvia 4 1 0 0 3 5 7 3
 Austria 4 1 0 0 3 6 12 3
 China 4 1 0 0 3 8 16 3

 Germany is promoted to Top Division for the 2012 IIHF Women's World Championship.  China is relegated to Division II (renamed Division I B).

Division II[edit]

The following teams took part in the Division II tournament which was held in Caen, France.[1] The winner of the group, Czech Republic is promoted to Division I for the 2012 championships, while the last-placed team in the group, North Korea is relegated to Division III. Prior to the start of the tournament the North Korean national team announced they would withdraw, citing financial reasons. All games against them were counted as a forfeit, with a score of 5–0 for the opposing team.[4]

Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA PTS
 Czech Republic 5 5 0 0 0 23 2 15
 France 5 4 0 0 1 13 5 12
 Denmark 5 3 0 0 2 17 12 9
 Italy 5 2 0 0 3 11 9 6
 Great Britain 5 1 0 0 4 10 21 3
 North Korea 5 0 0 0 5 0 25 0

 Czech Republic is promoted to Division I A for the 2012 IIHF Women's World Championship.  North Korea is relegated to Division III (renamed Division II A).

Division III[edit]

The following teams took part in the Division III tournament which was held in Newcastle, Australia. The winner of the group, Netherlands is promoted to Division II for the 2012 championships, while the last-placed team in the group, Belgium is relegated to Division IV.

Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA PTS
 Netherlands 5 4 1 0 0 33 4 14
 Australia 5 4 0 1 0 22 9 13
 Hungary 5 2 1 0 2 27 11 8
 Slovenia 5 2 0 1 2 19 16 7
 Croatia 5 1 0 0 4 5 29 3
 Belgium 5 0 0 0 5 3 40 0

 Netherlands is promoted to Division II (renamed I B) for the 2012 IIHF Women's World Championship.  Belgium is relegated to Division IV (renamed II B).

Division IV[edit]

The following teams took part in the Division IV tournament which was held in Reykjavík, Iceland, from March 29 to April 4.

Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA PTS
 New Zealand 4 4 0 0 0 20 6 12
 South Korea 4 3 0 0 1 15 6 9
 Iceland 4 2 0 0 2 10 10 6
 Romania 4 1 0 0 3 9 15 3
 South Africa 4 0 0 0 4 4 21 0

 New Zealand is promoted to Division III (renamed II A) for the 2012 IIHF Women's World Championship.  South Africa should have been relegated to Division V (renamed II B Qualification) but were not.

Division V[edit]

The following teams took part in the Division V tournament which was held in Sofia, Bulgaria, from March 14 to March 20.

Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA PTS
 Poland 4 3 1 0 0 61 4 11
 Spain 4 3 0 1 0 32 5 10
 Bulgaria 4 2 0 0 2 5 27 6
 Turkey 4 1 0 0 3 4 23 3
 Ireland 4 0 0 0 4 0 43 0

 Poland is promoted to Division IV (renamed II B) for the 2012 IIHF Women's World Championship. In addition, because of some nations not participating,  Spain instead of hosting the Division II B Qualification, effectively were promoted as well[5][6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c 2010 IIHF Championship Program iihf.com. Retrieved on May 16, 2010.
  2. ^ "USA wins WW gold". iihf.com. 2011-04-25. Retrieved 2011-04-25. 
  3. ^ "Japan withdraws from events". IIHF. 29 March 2011. Retrieved 29 March 2011. 
  4. ^ IIHF (2011-03-28). "Withdrawals from Division II". IIHF.com. Retrieved 2011-03-28. 
  5. ^ Proposed 2012 Calendar
  6. ^ Actual Schedule

External links[edit]