2012 IIHF Women's Challenge Cup of Asia

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2012 IIHF Women's Challenge Cup of Asia
2012 IIHF Women's Challenge Cup of Asia Logo.png
Tournament details
Host country  China
Dates 15 February – 19 February 2012
Teams 4
Final positions
Champions Gold medal blank.svg  Japan (2nd title)
Tournament statistics
Matches played 8
Goals scored 54 (6.75 per match)

The 2012 IIHF Women's Challenge Cup of Asia was the second IIHF Women's Challenge Cup of Asia, an annual international ice hockey tournament held by the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF). It was held from 15 February 2012 to 19 February 2012 in Qiqihar, China. Japan won the tournament for the second year in a row after defeating China's first team in the gold medal game. China's second team won bronze after defeating South Korea in the third place match.

Overview[edit]

The 2012 IIHF Women's Challenge Cup of Asia began on 15 February 2012 in Qiqihar, China.[1] The tournament expanded back to four teams from three in 2011 with the inclusion of a second Chinese national team.[1] That second national team was the Chinese junior team.[2] The opening game was played between the first and second teams of China with the first Chinese team defeating the second team 12–0.[1] Japan won the tournament for the second year in a row after defeating China's first team in the gold medal game.[1] China's second team finished in third place after defeating South Korea in the bronze medal game 2–1.[1] Chiho Osawa of Japan finished the tournament as the top scorer after finishing with seven points including four goals and three assists.[3] South Korea's Shin Sojung finished as the tournaments top goaltender based on save percentage with 93.33.[4]

Round robin[edit]

The four participating teams were placed in a single round robin. After playing the round-robin, the top two teams advanced to the gold medal game while teams rank three and four advanced to the bronze medal game.[5]

     Team advances to the Gold medal game
     Team advances to the Bronze medal game
Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA GDF PTS
 China 1 3 3 0 0 0 19 2 +17 9
 Japan 3 2 0 0 1 20 5 +15 6
 China 2 3 0 1 0 2 4 27 –23 2
 South Korea 3 0 0 1 2 4 13 –9 1

All times local.

15 February 2012
16:15
China 1 China 12 – 0
(5–0, 5–0, 2–0)
 China 2 Qiqihar Icerink
Attendance: 220
15 February
19:15
Japan  6 – 1
(2–0, 2–1, 2–0)
 South Korea Qiqihar Icerink
Attendance: 1935
16 February 2012
16:15
China 1 China 3 – 0
(0–0, 3–0, 0–0)
 South Korea Qiqihar Icerink
Attendance: 374
16 February 2012
19:15
China 2 China 0 – 12
(0–4, 0–6, 0–2)
 Japan Qiqihar Icerink
Attendance: 312
18 February 2012
16:15
China 1 China 4 – 2
(1–0, 2–1, 1–1)
 Japan Qiqihar Icerink
Attendance: 2012
18 February 2012
19:15
South Korea  3 – 4 GWS
(0–0, 2–0, 1–3)
(OT: 0–0)
(SO: 0–1)
 China 2 Qiqihar Icerink
Attendance: 293

Gold medal game[edit]

19 February 2012
11:00
China 1 China 1 – 3
(0–0, 0–2, 1–1)
 Japan Qiqihar Icerink
Attendance: 2312

Bronze medal game[edit]

19 February 2012
14:00
China 2 China 2 – 1
(2–1, 0–0, 0–0)
 South Korea Qiqihar Icerink
Attendance: 2290

Scoring leaders[edit]

List shows the top ten skaters sorted by points, then goals, assists, and the lower penalties in minutes.[3]

Player GP G A Pts +/- PIM POS
Japan Osawa, ChihoChiho Osawa 4 4 3 7 +3 2 F
Japan Shimozawa, SakiSaki Shimozawa 4 4 2 6 +9 4 F
China Fang Xin 4 3 3 6 +6 2 F
Japan Yoneyama, HarunaHaruna Yoneyama 3 3 2 5 +6 4 F
China Huang Haijing 4 3 2 5 +5 10 F
Japan Toko, HarukaHaruka Toko 4 3 2 5 +9 0 F
China Zhang Mengying 4 3 2 5 +6 0 F
Japan Ishiura, FukaFuka Ishiura 3 3 1 4 +9 0 F
China Ma Rui 4 3 1 4 +6 2 F
China Kong Minghui 4 2 2 4 +5 4 F

Leading goaltenders[edit]

China's Shi Yao finished second among the goaltenders after conceding five goals and finishing with a save percentage of 92.06

Only the top goaltenders, based on save percentage, who have played at least 40% of their team's minutes are included in this list.[4]

Player MIP SOG GA GAA SVS%
South Korea Shin Sojung 209:57 165 11 3.14 93.33
China Shi Yao 178:59 63 5 1.68 92.06
Japan Nakaoku, AzusaAzusa Nakaoku 240:00 59 6 1.50 89.83
China (2) Yang Jiaqi 117:03 61 10 5.13 83:61
China (2) Jiao Jian 127:57 47 18 8.44 61.70

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