2012 IIHF Women's World Championship

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2012 IIHF Women's World Championship
Tournament details
Host country  United States
Dates 7–14 April 2012
Teams 8
Venue(s) (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions Gold medal blank.svg  Canada (10th title)
Runner-up Silver medal blank.svg  United States
Third place Bronze medal blank.svg  Switzerland
Fourth place  Finland
Tournament statistics
Matches played 21
Goals scored 141 (6.71 per match)
Attendance 27,791 (1,323 per match)
Scoring leader(s) United States Monique Lamoureux-Kolls (14 points)
2011
2013

The 2012 IIHF World Women's Championships was the 15th such event hosted by the International Ice Hockey Federation. The competition also served as qualifications for the 2013 competition, and the 2014 Olympics.

Canada won their tenth title by defeating the United States 5–4 in overtime. Caroline Ouellette scored the decisive goal.[1] The Swiss team, by finishing third, captured their first ever Women's World Championship medal.[2]

Top Division[edit]

The Top Division was contested between eight teams from April 7 to April 14, 2012. The event was hosted by USA Hockey in Burlington, Vermont. A new format was used where the top four ranked teams were placed in Group A and were automatically qualified for the final round, and played in the preliminary round was only used to determine seeding for the next round. The top two teams received a bye into the semifinals. Meanwhile, the next four teams played the preliminary round in Group B. The top two teams from Group B joined the others for the final round, while the bottom two team played a best-of-three series, with the loser being relegated next year.[3]

Rosters[edit]

For more details on this topic, see 2012 IIHF Women's World Championship rosters.

Each teams roster for the 2012 IIHF Women's World Championship consisted of at least 15 skaters (forwards, and defencemen) and 2 goaltenders, and at most 20 skaters and 3 goaltenders. All eight participating nations, through the confirmation of their respective national associations, had to submit a roster by the first IIHF directorate meeting on 6 April 2012.[4]

Preliminary round[edit]

Legend
Advanced to the Semifinals
Advanced to the Quarterfinals
Advanced to the Relegation Round

Group A[edit]

Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA DIF PTS
 United States 3 3 0 0 0 29 2 +27 9
 Canada 3 2 0 0 1 19 12 +7 6
 Finland 3 1 0 0 2 7 18 −11 3
 Russia 3 0 0 0 3 5 28 −23 0

All times are local (UTC−4).

7 April 2012
15:00
Finland  5–4
(0–2, 2–0, 3–2)
 Russia Gutterson Fieldhouse, Vermont
Attendance: 1,494
7 April 2012
19:00
United States  9–2
(5–0, 1–2, 2–0)
 Canada Gutterson Fieldhouse, Vermont
Attendance: 3,970
8 April 2012
15:00
Canada  3–2
(1–0, 1–1, 1–1)
 Finland Gutterson Fieldhouse, Vermont
Attendance: 1,499
8 April 2012
19:00
United States  9–0
(2–0, 2–0, 5–0)
 Russia Gutterson Fieldhouse, Vermont
Attendance: 2,242
10 April 2012
15:00
Canada  14–1
(6–0, 5–0, 3–1)
 Russia Gutterson Fieldhouse, Vermont
Attendance: 643
10 April 2012
19:00
Finland  0–11
(0–2, 0–6, 0–3)
 United States Gutterson Fieldhouse, Vermont
Attendance: 2,356

Group B[edit]

Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA DIF PTS
 Switzerland 3 2 0 0 1 7 6 +1 6
 Sweden 3 1 1 0 1 9 5 +4 5
 Germany 3 1 0 1 1 6 8 −2 4
 Slovakia 3 1 0 0 2 6 9 −3 3

All times are local (UTC−4).

7 April 2012
13:00
Slovakia  1–5
(0–1, 1–1, 0–3)
 Sweden Cairns Arena, Vermont
Attendance: 243
7 April 2012
17:00
Switzerland  2–3
(1–1, 1–2, 0–0)
 Germany Cairns Arena, Vermont
Attendance: 277
8 April 2012
13:00
Sweden  2–1 OT
(0–0, 0–0, 1–1)
(OT: 1–0)
 Germany Cairns Arena, Vermont
Attendance: 342
8 April 2012
17:00
Switzerland  2–1
(1–0, 0–1, 1–0)
 Slovakia Cairns Arena, Vermont
Attendance: 200
10 April 2012
13:00
Sweden  2–3
(1–1, 0–0, 1–2)
 Switzerland Cairns Arena, Vermont
Attendance: 325
10 April 2012
17:00
Germany  2–4
(0–1, 1–2, 1–1)
 Slovakia Cairns Arena, Vermont
Attendance: 237

Relegation series[edit]

Best of three.

All times are local (UTC−4).

11 April 2012
17:00
Germany  2–1 GWS
(0–1, 1–0, 0–0)
(OT: 0–0)
(SO: 1–0)
 Slovakia Cairns Arena, Vermont
Attendance: 174
13 April 2012
13:00
Slovakia  1–3
(0–1, 0–1, 1–1)
 Germany Cairns Arena, Vermont
Attendance: 187
  • The third game of the relegation series was cancelled because Germany won both meetings and Slovakia is therefore relegated.

Final round[edit]

  Quarterfinals     Semifinals     Final
                           
      A1   United States 10  
  A4   Russia 2     B1   Switzerland 0    
  B1   Switzerland 5         A1   United States 4
      A2   Canada 5
      A2   Canada 5    
  A3   Finland 2     A3   Finland 1   Third place
  B2   Sweden 1   A3   Finland 2
  B1   Switzerland 6

All times are local (UTC−4).

Quarterfinals[edit]

11 April 2012
15:00
Russia  2–5
(1–2, 1–3, 0–0)
 Switzerland Gutterson Fieldhouse, Vermont
Attendance: 1,340
11 April 2012
19:00
Finland  2–1
(2–0, 0–0, 0–1)
 Sweden Gutterson Fieldhouse, Vermont
Attendance: 1,633

Semifinals[edit]

13 April 2012
15:00
Canada  5–1
(2–0, 1–1, 2–0)
 Finland Gutterson Fieldhouse, Vermont
Attendance: 1,750
13 April 2012
19:00
United States  10–0
(3–0, 3–0, 4–0)
 Switzerland Gutterson Fieldhouse, Vermont
Attendance: 2,211

Fifth place game[edit]

13 April 2012
17:00
Russia  1–2 OT
(0–1, 0–0, 1–0)
(OT: 0–1)
 Sweden Cairns Arena, Vermont
Attendance: 261

Bronze medal game[edit]

14 April 2012
15:00
Switzerland  6–2
(2–2, 1–0, 3–0)
 Finland Gutterson Fieldhouse, Vermont
Attendance: 2,400

Gold medal game[edit]

14 April 2012
19:00
United States  4–5 OT
(1–1, 2–2, 1–1)
(OT: 0–1)
 Canada Gutterson Fieldhouse, Vermont
Attendance: 4,007

Ranking and statistics[edit]

Final standings[edit]

Gold medal icon.svg  Canada
Silver medal icon.svg  United States
Bronze medal icon.svg  Switzerland
4  Finland
5  Sweden
6  Russia
7  Germany
8  Slovakia

Scoring leaders[edit]

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

Player GP G A Pts +/− PIM
United States Monique Lamoureux-Kolls 5 7 7 14 +9 6
United States Kelli Stack 5 5 8 13 +6 2
United States Brianna Decker 5 4 6 10 +13 6
United States Amanda Kessel 5 3 7 10 +9 0
Canada Hayley Wickenheiser 5 3 7 10 +4 4
United States Kendall Coyne 5 4 5 9 +10 0
United States Jocelyne Lamoureux 5 4 5 9 +7 8
Canada Caroline Ouellette 5 4 5 9 +6 6
Canada Jayna Hefford 5 3 6 9 +7 4
United States Gigi Marvin 5 3 6 9 +4 2

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
Sweden Sara Grahn 120:01 54 3 1.50 94.44 0
Switzerland Florence Schelling 228:23 183 14 3.68 92.35 0
Slovakia Zuzana Tomčíková 304:43 177 14 2.76 92.09 0
Sweden Kim Martin 179:48 60 5 1.67 91.67 0
Germany Viona Harrer 185:00 82 7 2.27 91.46 0

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]

Division I[edit]

The Division I competition is being held in two groups. Group A games will be played from March 25 to March 31, 2012 in Ventspils, Latvia and Group B will be played from April 9 to April 15, 2012 in Hull, England, Great Britain.

Division II[edit]

The Division II competition is being held in two groups. Group A games will be played from March 25 to 31, 2012 in Slovenia and Group B will be played from March 10 to 16, 2012 in Seoul, South Korea.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ouellette wins it in OT for Canada". iihf.com. 2012-04-14. 
  2. ^ "Swiss win first ever WW bronze". iihf.com. 2012-04-15. 
  3. ^ "Schedule". International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved 2011-07-20. 
  4. ^ "Overview of rosters". Iihf.com. Retrieved 6 April 2012. 

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