2016 IIHF Women's World Championship

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2016 IIHF World Championship
2016 IIHF Women's World Championship.png
Tournament details
Host country  Canada
Dates 28 March–4 April
Teams 8
Venue(s)(in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions Gold medal blank.svg  United States (7th title)
Runner-up Silver medal blank.svg  Canada
Third place Bronze medal blank.svg  Russia
Fourth place  Finland
Tournament statistics
Matches played 21
Goals scored 108 (5.14 per match)
Attendance 41,109 (1,958 per match)
Scoring leader(s) United States Hilary Knight
(9 points)
MVP United States Hilary Knight
Website Website
2015
2017

The 2016 IIHF Women's World Championship was the 17th such event hosted by the International Ice Hockey Federation. It was contested in Kamloops, Canada from 28 March to 4 April 2016.[1]

United States defeated Canada in the gold medal game 1–0 after overtime, securing their seventh title.[2] Russia won the bronze medal by defeating Finland in a shootout.[3]

Venues[edit]

Sandman Centre
Capacity: 5,464
McArthur Island Sport and Event Centre
Capacity: 1,000
Interior Savings Centre - Interior.JPG
Kamloops

Participants[edit]

Match officials[edit]

10 referees and 9 linesmen were selected for the tournament.[4]

Rosters[edit]

Each team's 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 16 September 2015.[5]

All times are local (UTC−7).

Group A[edit]

Pos Team Pld W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  United States 3 3 0 0 0 13 2 +11 9 Advance to semifinals
2  Canada (H) 3 2 0 0 1 15 5 +10 6
3  Finland 3 1 0 0 2 7 11 −4 3 Advance to quarterfinals
4  Russia 3 0 0 0 3 4 21 −17 0
Source: IIHF
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) head-to-head points; 3) head-to-head goal difference; 4) head-to-head number of goals scored; 5) result against closest best-ranked team outside tied teams; 6) result against second-best ranked team outside tied teams; 7) seeding before tournament.
(H) Host.
28 March 2016
15:30
Russia 3–5
(0–1, 2–1, 1–3)
 FinlandSandman Centre, Kamloops
Attendance: 1,107
28 March 2016
19:30
United States 3–1
(0–0, 0–0, 3–1)
 CanadaSandman Centre, Kamloops
Attendance: 5,580
29 March 2016
15:30
Finland 1–2
(1–1, 0–1, 0–0)
 United StatesSandman Centre, Kamloops
Attendance: 1,149
29 March 2016
19:30
Canada 8–1
(0–1, 6–0, 2–0)
 RussiaSandman Centre, Kamloops
Attendance: 4,453
31 March 2016
15:30
United States 8–0
(3–0, 0–0, 5–0)
 RussiaSandman Centre, Kamloops
Attendance: 1,323
31 March 2016
19:30
Canada 6–1
(1–0, 4–1, 1–0)
 FinlandSandman Centre, Kamloops
Attendance: 4,234

Group B[edit]

Pos Team Pld W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Sweden 3 2 1 0 0 7 3 +4 8 Advance to quarterfinals
2  Czech Republic 3 1 1 0 1 8 6 +2 5
3   Switzerland 3 1 0 1 1 6 7 −1 4 Advance to relegation round
4  Japan 3 0 0 1 2 4 9 −5 1
Source: IIHF
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) head-to-head points; 3) head-to-head goal difference; 4) head-to-head number of goals scored; 5) result against closest best-ranked team outside tied teams; 6) result against second-best ranked team outside tied teams; 7) seeding before tournament.
28 March 2016
13:00
Switzerland  4–2
(1–1, 1–0, 2–1)
 JapanMcArthur Island Centre, Kamloops
Attendance: 1,000
28 March 2016
17:00
Sweden 3–2
(0–0, 1–1, 2–1)
 Czech RepublicMcArthur Island Centre, Kamloops
Attendance: 613
29 March 2016
13:00
Switzerland  1–3
(0–0, 1–2, 0–1)
 Czech RepublicMcArthur Island Centre, Kamloops
Attendance: 570
29 March 2016
17:00
Japan 0–2
(0–0, 0–0, 0–2)
 SwedenMcArthur Island Centre, Kamloops
Attendance: 612
31 March 2016
13:00
Czech Republic 3–2 GWS
(0–1, 1–0, 1–1)
(OT 0–0)
(SO: 1–0)
 JapanMcArthur Island Centre, Kamloops
Attendance: 782
31 March 2016
17:00
Sweden 2–1 GWS
(0–1, 1–0, 0–0)
(OT 0–0)
(SO: 1–0)
  SwitzerlandMcArthur Island Centre, Kamloops
Attendance: 874

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 2016
13:00
Switzerland  3–1
(2–1, 1–0, 0–0)
 JapanMcArthur Island Centre, Kamloops
Attendance: 522
3 April 2016
13:00
Japan 0–4
(0–1, 0–2, 0–1)
  SwitzerlandMcArthur Island Centre, Kamloops
Attendance: 791
Switzerland won series 2–0

Final round[edit]

Bracket[edit]

  Quarterfinals     Semifinals     Final
                           
        A1  United States 9  
  A4  Russia 4     A4  Russia 0    
  B1  Sweden 1         A1  United States (OT) 1
      A2  Canada 0
        A2  Canada 5    
  A3  Finland 5     A3  Finland 3   Third place
  B2  Czech Republic 0   A4  Russia (GWS) 1
  A3  Finland 0

Quarterfinals[edit]

1 April 2016
15:30
Russia 4–1
(2–1, 1–0, 1–0)
 SwedenSandman Centre, Kamloops
Attendance: 1,126
1 April 2016
19:30
Finland 5–0
(0–0, 3–0, 2–0)
 Czech RepublicSandman Centre, Kamloops
Attendance: 1,256

Semifinals[edit]

3 April 2016
15:00
United States 9–0
(5–0, 3–0, 1–0)
 RussiaSandman Centre, Kamloops
Attendance: 2,297
3 April 2016
19:30
Canada 5–3
(1–1, 1–0, 3–2)
 FinlandSandman Centre, Kamloops
Attendance: 4,007

Fifth place game[edit]

3 April 2016
17:00
Sweden 4–2
(0–2, 0–0, 4–0)
 Czech RepublicMcArthur Island Centre, Kamloops
Attendance: 612

Bronze medal game[edit]

4 April 2016
15:00
Finland 0–1 GWS
(0–0, 0–0, 0–0)
(OT 0–0)
(SO: 0–1)
 RussiaSandman Centre, Kamloops
Attendance: 2,351

Gold medal game[edit]

4 April 2016
19:30
United States 1–0 OT
(0–0, 0–0, 0–0)
(OT 1–0)
 CanadaSandman Centre, Kamloops
Attendance: 5,850

Statistics[edit]

Final standings[edit]

Gold medal icon.svg  United States
Silver medal icon.svg  Canada
Bronze medal icon.svg  Russia
4  Finland
5  Sweden
6  Czech Republic
7   Switzerland
8  Japan
 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 2 9 +8 0 F
Switzerland Christine Meier 5 4 5 9 +5 0 F
United States Jocelyne Lamoureux 5 3 5 8 +8 2 F
Switzerland Lara Stalder 5 3 5 8 +5 12 F
Canada Rebecca Johnston 5 2 5 7 +3 0 F
United States Monique Lamoureux 5 2 5 7 +7 4 D
Canada Natalie Spooner 5 3 3 6 +3 2 F
Canada Jenn Wakefield 5 3 3 6 +3 4 F
United States Brianna Decker 5 2 4 6 +5 2 F
Canada Marie-Philip Poulin 5 2 4 6 +4 6 F

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

Leading goaltenders[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
United States Alex Rigsby 192:30 1 0.31 72 98.61 2
Canada Emerance Maschmeyer 191:23 4 1.25 90 95.56 0
Switzerland Florence Schelling 303:49 8 1.58 117 93.16 1
Sweden Sara Grahn 301:52 8 1.59 101 92.08 1
Finland Meeri Räisänen 346:07 14 2.43 176 92.05 1

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

Source: IIHF.com

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tournament allocations". iihfworlds2015.com. 15 May 2015.
  2. ^ "Pure gold for America". worldwomen2016.com. 5 April 2016.
  3. ^ "Sosina shoots to thrill!". worldwomen2016.com. 5 April 2016.
  4. ^ COMPETITION OFFICIALS (PDF), International Ice Hockey Federation, 1 April 2016
  5. ^ "Women's Worlds schedule released". worldwomen2016.com. 16 September 2015.

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