1999 IIHF Women's World Championship

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1999 IIHF World Women's Championship
Tournament details
Host country  Finland
Dates March 8 - March 14
Teams 8
Venue(s) Espoo, Vantaa (in 2 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Gold medal blank.svg  Canada (5th title)
Runner-up Silver medal blank.svg  United States
Third place Bronze medal blank.svg  Finland
Fourth place  Sweden
Tournament statistics
Matches played 20
Goals scored 138 (6.9 per match)
Attendance 25,234 (1,262 per match)
Scoring leader(s) United States Jenny Schmidgall 12 points
1997
2000

The 1999 IIHF World Women's Championships was held between March 8-March 14, 1999, in the city of Espoo in Finland. Team Canada won their 5th consecutive gold medal at the World Championships defeating the United States in a repeat of the previous four finals. Canada skated to a solid 3-1 victory in the final to take the gold with a solid performance that saw them winning all five games.

Finland picked up their fifth consecutive bronze medal, with a win over Sweden who had their strongest performance since 1992.

Qualification[edit]

The 1999 tournament created the format that has remained to the present, as the World Championships was greatly expanded to incorporate the European Championships and the Pacific Qualification Tournaments. There were a series of Qualification Tournaments Held to assign teams places in this first year, with the standard Promotion and Relegation model following after that. The top five nations from the Nagano Olympics were joined by three qualifiers.[1]

World Championship Group A[edit]

The eight participating teams were divided up into two seeded groups as below. The teams played each other once in a single round robin format. The top two teams from the group proceeded to the Final Round, while the remaining teams played in the Consolation Round.

First round[edit]

     Teams proceed to Final round
     Teams sent to Consolation round

Group A[edit]

Standings[edit]

Rk. Team GP W T L GF GA DIF PTS
1.  United States 3 3 0 0 27 2 +20 6
2.  Sweden 3 2 0 1 10 12 -2 4
3.  China 3 1 0 2 4 11 -7 2
4.  Russia 3 0 0 3 4 20 -16 0

Results[edit]

All times local

March 8, 1999
4:30 pm
United States  10 – 2
( 2 - 2, 4 - 0, 4 - 0)
 Russia Espoo
March 8, 1999
4:30 pm
China  1 – 3  Sweden Vantaa
March 9, 1999
8:00 pm
Sweden  0 – 11
( 0 - 3, 0 - 4, 0 - 4)
 United States Vantaa
March 9, 1999
4:30 pm
China  3 – 2  Russia Vantaa
March 11, 1999
4:30 pm
Russia  0 – 7  Sweden Espoo
March 11, 1999
8:00 pm
United States  6 – 0
( 1 - 0, 2 - 0, 3 - 0)
 China Vantaa

Group B[edit]

Standings[edit]

Rk. Team GP W T L GF GA DIF PTS
1.  Canada 3 3 0 0 24 0 +24 6
2.  Finland 3 2 0 1 16 1 +15 4
3.  Germany 3 1 0 2 5 26 -21 2
4.   Switzerland 3 0 0 3 4 22 -18 0

Results[edit]

All times local

March 8, 1999
8:00 pm
Canada  10 – 0
( 2 - 0 , 6 - 0 , 2 - 0 )
  Switzerland Vantaa
March 8, 1999
8:00 pm
Finland  9 – 0  Germany Espoo
March 9, 1999
4:30 pm
Germany  0 – 13
( 0 - 4 , 0 - 6 , 0 - 3 )
 Canada Espoo
March 9, 1999
8:00 pm
Finland  7 – 0   Switzerland Espoo
March 11, 1999
8:00 pm
Switzerland   4 – 5
( 0 - 0 , 1 - 0 , 0 - 0 )
 Germany Vantaa
March 11, 1999
8:00 pm
Canada  1 – 0  Finland Espoo

Playoff Round[edit]

Consolation Round 5-8 Place[edit]

March 12, 1999
4:30 pm
Germany  2 – 6  Russia Vantaa
March 12, 1999
7:30 pm
China  3 – 2   Switzerland Vantaa

Consolation Round 7-8 Place[edit]

March 14, 1999
4:00 pm
Germany  3 – 0   Switzerland Vantaa

Consolation Round 5-6 Place[edit]

March 14, 1999
2:00 pm
Russia  1 – 4  China Vantaa

Final round[edit]

Semi finals Finals
13 March 1999 14 March 1999
                 
     
Group A 1st  United States 3
 
Group B 2nd  Finland 1   Gold Medal Game
   Canada 3
     
   United States 1
Group B 1st  Canada 4
 
Group A 2nd  Sweden 1  
  Bronze Medal Game
 Finland 8
 Sweden 2

Semifinals[edit]

March 13, 1999
2:00 pm
Canada  4 – 1
( 1 - 0 , 1 - 1 , 2 - 0 )
 Sweden Espoo
March 13, 1999
7:30 pm
United States  3 – 1
( 0 - 1 , 2 - 0 , 1 - 0)
 Finland Espoo

Match for third place[edit]

March 14, 1999
2:00 pm
Finland  8 – 2  Sweden Espoo

Final[edit]

March 14, 1999
6:00 pm
Canada  3 – 1  United States Espoo

Champions[edit]

 1999 IIHF World Women Championship Winners 

Canada
5th title

Scoring leaders[edit]

Player GP G A Pts PIM +/-
United States Jenny Schmidgall 5 5 7 12 0 9
Canada Jayna Hefford 5 5 6 11 0 8
Finland Kirsi Hanninen 5 5 5 10 2 6
Finland Petra Vaarakallio 5 3 7 10 4 4
Finland Sari Fisk 5 4 5 9 0 3
United States Karyn Bye 5 5 3 8 2 6
Canada Nancy Drolet 5 4 4 8 0 6
United States Cammi Granato 5 3 5 8 0 9
Canada Hayley Wickenheiser 5 3 5 8 8 5
United States Katie King 5 4 3 7 2 6

Goaltending leaders[2][edit]

Player Mins GA SOG GAA SV%
Canada Sami Jo Small 180:00 1 56 0.33 98.21
Canada Kim St-Pierre 120:00 1 34 0.50 97.06
United States Erin Whitten 179:03 4 72 1.34 94.44
Finland Tuula Puputti 237:27 6 89 1.52 93.26
United States Laurie Beliveau 120:00 2 23 1.00 91.30

Final standings[edit]

Rk. Team Notes
1st, gold medalist(s)  Canada
2nd, silver medalist(s)  United States
3rd, bronze medalist(s)  Finland
4.  Sweden
5.  China
6.  Russia
7.  Germany
8.   Switzerland Relegated to the 2000 World Championships Group B

World Championship Group B[edit]

In addition to the main World Championships, this year saw the first running of World Championship Group B, which replaced the European Championships. Eight further teams played in this competition, hosted by France in the town of Colmar.  Japan won the tournament defeating  Norway in the final 7-1 to win the competition and to ensure their Promotion to the main World Championship in 2000.

Directorate Awards[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ detailed qualification summary
  2. ^ Group A goaltending leaders
  3. ^ Collins gem Hockey Facts and Stats 2009-10, p.542, Andrew Podnieks, Harper Collins Publishers Ltd, Toronto, Canada, ISBN 978-1-55468-621-6
  • 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, 230. 

External links[edit]