2014 IIHF Women's World Championship

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2014 IIHF Women's World Championship

This is the first time women's tournaments will be played in an Olympic year. The International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) determined that the best way to continue advancing the competitive level of nations not invited to the Olympic tournament was to fund participation every year.[1] No top level tournament was played, and initially the IIHF stated that the last placed Olympic participant would be relegated to be replaced by the Division I A winner.[2] However after discussion it was changed so that the two teams in question will play a best two out of three series instead of simply swapping places.[3]

2014 Winter Olympics[edit]


The eighth placed team of the Olympics will face the winner of this years Division I tournament in a best-of-three series. The winner of this will be promoted to the Top Division in 2015. The exact dates and venues are still to be determined.

Japan   Czech Republic
Czech Republic   Japan
Japan   Czech Republic

Division I[edit]

The Division I competition was held in two groups. Group A games was played in Přerov, Czech Republic, and Group B was played in Ventspils, Latvia from April 14–22, 2014.

Division II[edit]

The Division II competition was held in three groups. Group A games was played from April 6–12, 2014 in Asiago, Italy, and Group B was played in Reykjavik, Iceland from March 24–30, 2014. The qualification group was played in Mexico City, Mexico from March 19–22, 2014.


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