2015 IIHF Women's World Championship

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2015 Ice Hockey Women's World Championship
2015 IIHF Women's World Championship logo.svg
Tournament details
Host country  Sweden
Dates 28 March – 4 April 2015
Teams 8
Venue(s)(in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions Gold medal blank.svg  United States (6th title)
Runner-up Silver medal blank.svg  Canada
Third place Bronze medal blank.svg  Finland
Fourth place  Russia
Tournament statistics
Matches played 20
Goals scored 115 (5.75 per match)
Attendance 15,522 (776 per match)
Scoring leader(s) United States Hilary Knight
(12 points)
MVP United States Hilary Knight[1]
2016

The 2015 Women's World Championship was the 16th such event hosted by the International Ice Hockey Federation. The competition also served as qualifications for the 2016 competition.

United States defeated Canada in the gold medal game 7–5, securing their sixth title.[2] Finland won the bronze medal by beating Russia 4–1.[3]

Teams[edit]

The tournament was contested between eight teams from 28 March to 4 April 2015 in Malmö, Sweden.[4]

Venues[edit]

Malmö Malmö
Malmö Isstadion
Capacity: 5,750
Rosengårds Ishall
Malmö isstadion 2.jpg

Format[edit]

The preliminary round was divided into two pools that placed the top four seeds into Group A, and the bottom four in Group B. The top two finishers in Group A advanced directly to the semifinals, while the two remaining teams and the top two in Group B played a quarterfinal round. The bottom two teams from Group B played a relegation series to determine the one team that gets relegated.

Match officials[edit]

10 Referees and 9 linesman were selected for the tournament.[5]

Rosters[edit]

Each teams roster 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.

Preliminary round[edit]

The schedule was announced on 10 September 2014.[6]

All times are local (UTC+2).

Group A[edit]

Pos Team Pld W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  United States 3 3 0 0 0 17 5 +12 9 Advance to semifinals
2  Canada 3 2 0 0 1 12 6 +6 6
3  Finland 3 0 1 0 2 6 12 −6 2 Advance to quarterfinals
4  Russia 3 0 0 1 2 4 16 −12 1
Source: IIHF
28 March 2015
16:00
United States 4–2
(3–1, 0–1, 1–0)
 CanadaMalmö Isstadion, Malmö
Attendance: 1,724
28 March 2015
20:00
Finland 3–2 GWS
(0–0, 2–2, 0–0)
(OT 0–0)
(SO: 1–0)
 RussiaMalmö Isstadion, Malmö
Attendance: 329
29 March 2015
16:00
Canada 4–0
(3–0, 1–0, 0–0)
 RussiaMalmö Isstadion, Malmö
Attendance: 363
29 March 2015
20:00
United States 4–1
(2–1, 2–0, 0–0)
 FinlandMalmö Isstadion, Malmö
Attendance: 312
31 March 2015
12:00
Russia 2–9
(0–1, 2–4, 0–4)
 United StatesMalmö Isstadion, Malmö
Attendance: 349
31 March 2015
16:00
Canada 6–2
(2–1, 2–0, 2–1)
 FinlandMalmö Isstadion, Malmö
Attendance: 298

Group B[edit]

Pos Team Pld W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Sweden (H) 3 2 0 1 0 10 6 +4 7 Advance to quarterfinals
2   Switzerland 3 2 0 0 1 10 5 +5 6
3  Japan 3 1 1 0 1 6 6 0 5 Advance to relegation round
4  Germany 3 0 0 0 3 2 11 −9 0
Source: IIHF
(H) Host.
28 March 2015
12:00
Sweden 3–4 GWS
(1–1, 1–0, 1–2)
(OT 0–0)
(SO: 0–1)
 JapanMalmö Isstadion, Malmö
Attendance: 2,943
28 March 2015
14:00
Germany 2–5
(0–1, 1–1, 1–3)
  SwitzerlandRosengårds Ishall, Malmö
Attendance: 129
29 March 2015
12:00
Switzerland  2–3
(0–2, 0–0, 2–1)
 SwedenMalmö Isstadion, Malmö
Attendance: 2,372
29 March 2015
14:00
Japan 2–0
(1–0, 0–0, 1–0)
 GermanyRosengårds Ishall, Malmö
Attendance: 108
31 March 2015
14:00
Switzerland  3–0
(1–0, 1–0, 1–0)
 JapanRosengårds Ishall, Malmö
Attendance: 112
31 March 2015
20:00
Germany 0–4
(0–1, 0–2, 0–1)
 SwedenMalmö Isstadion, Malmö
Attendance: 1,274

Relegation series[edit]

The third and fourth placed team from Group B played a best-of-three series to determine the relegated team.

1 April 2015
18:00
Japan 3–2 OT
(0–1, 1–1, 1–0)
(OT 1–0)
 GermanyRosengårds Ishall, Malmö
Attendance: 83
3 April 2015
14:00
Germany 1–2 OT
(0–1, 1–0, 0–0)
(OT 0–1)
 JapanRosengårds Ishall, Malmö
Attendance: 109

Final round[edit]

Finland - Russia
  Quarterfinals     Semifinals     Final
                           
      A1  United States 13  
  A4  Russia 2     A4  Russia 1    
  B1  Sweden 1         A1  United States 7
      A2  Canada 5
      A2  Canada 3    
  A3  Finland 3     A3  Finland 0   Third place
  B2   Switzerland 0   A4  Russia 1
  A3  Finland 4

Quarterfinals[edit]

1 April 2015
16:00
Finland 3–0
(1–0, 0–0, 2–0)
  SwitzerlandMalmö Isstadion, Malmö
Attendance: 322
1 April 2015
20:00
Russia 2–1
(0–0, 0–1, 2–0)
 SwedenMalmö Isstadion, Malmö
Attendance: 1,714

Semifinals[edit]

3 April 2015
12:00
United States 13–1
(4–1, 6–0, 3–0)
 RussiaMalmö Isstadion, Malmö
Attendance: 426
3 April 2015
16:00
Canada 3–0
(1–0, 0–0, 2–0)
 FinlandMalmö Isstadion, Malmö
Attendance: 584

Bronze medal game[edit]

4 April 2015
12:00
Finland 4–1
(2–0, 1–0, 1–1)
 RussiaMalmö Isstadion, Malmö
Attendance: 448

Gold medal game[edit]

4 April 2015
16:00
United States 7–5
(4–2, 1–3, 2–0)
 CanadaMalmö Isstadion, Malmö
Attendance: 1,523

Ranking and statistics[edit]

Final standings[edit]

Gold medal icon.svg  United States
Silver medal icon.svg  Canada
Bronze medal icon.svg  Finland
4  Russia
5  Sweden
6   Switzerland
7  Japan
8  Germany
 Relegated to Division I A 

Scoring leaders[edit]

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

Player GP G A Pts +/− PIM POS
United States Hilary Knight 5 7 5 12 +8 6 F
United States Brianna Decker 5 5 6 11 +8 0 F
Sweden Anna Borgqvist 4 5 3 8 +6 2 F
United States Jocelyne Lamoureux 4 5 3 8 +3 2 F
Canada Natalie Spooner 5 4 3 7 +6 6 F
United States Kendall Coyne 5 3 4 7 +8 0 F
United States Anne Schleper 4 1 6 7 +4 2 D
United States Monique Lamoureux 5 1 6 7 +7 2 D
Sweden Erika Grahm 4 4 2 6 +7 2 F
Canada Marie-Philip Poulin 5 3 3 6 +4 2 F

GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; +/− = Plus/Minus; PIM = Penalties in Minutes; POS = Position
Source: IIHF.com

Goaltending leaders[edit]

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

Player TOI GA GAA SA Sv% SO
Switzerland Florence Schelling 236:13 7 1.78 118 94.07 1
Japan Nana Fujimoto 315:32 8 1.52 128 93.75 1
Finland Meeri Räisänen 301:27 10 1.99 148 93.24 1
Canada Ann-Renée Desbiens 140:00 4 1.71 58 93.10 2
Germany Ivonne Schröder 127:00 4 1.89 49 91.84 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

Awards[edit]

Source: IIHF.com

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Knight named MVP". worldwomen2015.com. 4 April 2015.
  2. ^ "Living the American dream". worldwomen2015.com. 4 April 2015.
  3. ^ "Finns finish off Russia". worldwomen2015.com. 4 April 2015.
  4. ^ "28 tournaments confirmed". iihfworlds2014.com. 2014-05-23.
  5. ^ Competition officials
  6. ^ "Derby opens Women's Worlds". worldwomen2015.com. 2014-09-10.

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