IIHF World Women's Championships

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

The IIHF Women's World Hockey Championship is the premier international tournament in Women's ice hockey. It is governed by the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF). Canada is the most successful nation with ten world titles followed by the United States with five.

The official world competition was first held in 1990.[1] In 1995 and 1996, in lieu of the world championship, the IIHF Women's Pacific Rim Championship and the IIHF European Women Championships were held. As part of an effort to improve competition, the IIHF decided to hold Women's Championships in Olympic years, starting in 2014, but not at the top level.[2]

Tournaments[edit]

Year Host city Final Third place match
Champion Score Second place Third place Score Fourth place
1990  Canada, Ottawa
Canada
5–2
United States

Finland
6–3
Sweden
1992  Finland, Tampere
Canada
8–0
United States

Finland
5–4
Sweden
1994  USA, Lake Placid
Canada
6–3
United States

Finland
8–1
China
1997  Canada, Kitchener
Canada
4–3
(OT)

United States

Finland
3–0
China
1999  Finland, Espoo/Vantaa
Canada
3–1
United States

Finland
8–2
Sweden
2000  Canada, Mississauga
Canada
3–2
(OT)

United States

Finland
7–1
Sweden
2001  USA, Minneapolis
Canada
3–2
United States

Russia
2–1
Finland
2003  China, Beijing Cancelled due to SARS outbreak in China
2004  Canada, Halifax/Dartmouth
Canada
2–0
United States

Finland
3–2
Sweden
2005  Sweden, Linköping/Norrköping
United States
1–0
(SO)

Canada

Sweden
5–2
Finland
2007  Canada, Winnipeg/Selkirk
Canada
5–1
United States

Sweden
1–0
Finland
2008  China, Harbin
United States
4–3
Canada

Finland
4–1
Switzerland
2009  Finland, Hämeenlinna
United States
4–1
Canada

Finland
4–1
Sweden
2011   Switzerland, Zürich/Winterthur
United States
3–2
(OT)

Canada

Finland
3–2
(OT)

Russia
2012  USA, Burlington
Canada
5–4
(OT)

United States

Switzerland
6–2
Finland
2013  Canada, Ottawa
United States
3–2
Canada

Russia
2–0
Finland
2014 Competition not held at top level during 2014 Olympics
2015  Sweden, Malmö
2016  Canada, Kamloops
2017  USA, TBA
2018 Competition not held at top level during 2018 Olympics
2019  Finland, TBA
2020  Canada, TBA

Participation and medals[edit]

Nation Games First Last Gold Silver Bronze Total Best finish (first/last)
 Canada 15 1990 2013 10 5 0 15 1st (1990/2012)
 United States 15 1990 2013 5 10 0 15 1st (2005/2013)
 Finland 15 1990 2013 0 0 10 10 3rd (1990/2011)
 Sweden 15 1990 2013 0 0 2 2 3rd (2005/2007)
 Russia 12 1997 2013 0 0 2 2 3rd (2001/2013)
 Switzerland 12 1990 2013 0 0 1 1 3rd (2012)
 China 11 1992 2009 0 0 0 0 4th (1994/1997)
 Germany 11 1990 2013 0 0 0 0 5th (2001/2013)
 Norway 4 1990 1997 0 0 0 0 6th (1990/1994)
 Kazakhstan 4 2001 2011 0 0 0 0 6th (2009)
 Japan 5 1990 2009 0 0 0 0 7th (2008)
 Slovakia 2 2011 2012 0 0 0 0 7th (2011)
 Denmark 1 1992 1992 0 0 0 0 7th (1992)
 Czech Republic 1 2013 2013 0 0 0 0 8th (2013)

Awards[edit]

Main article: List of IIHF Women's World Championship Directorate award winners

At most IIHF events, the tournament directorate awards the best forward, best defenceman, best goaltender and most valuable player of each tournament. at the women's event, these awards have been handed out in some combination since the first tournament, with the exception of 1997, and the cancelled tournament in 2003.

See also[edit]

External links/sources[edit]

  • The Women's Hockey Web
  • Müller, Stephan : International Ice Hockey Encyclopedia 1904–2005 / BoD GmbH Norderstedt, 2005 ISBN 3-8334-4189-5.
  • Duplacey, James (1998). Total Hockey: The official encyclopedia of the National Hockey League. Total Sports. pp. 487–9. ISBN 0-8362-7114-9. 
  • Podnieks, Andrew (2010). IIHF Media Guide & Record Book 2011. Moydart Press. pp. 26–7,227–235.