2017 IIHF Women's World Championship

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2017 IIHF World Championship
2017 IIHF Women's World Championship.png
Tournament details
Host country  United States
Dates 31 March–7 April
Teams 8
Venue(s)(in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions Gold medal blank.svg  United States (8th title)
Runner-up Silver medal blank.svg  Canada
Third place Bronze medal blank.svg  Finland
Fourth place  Germany
Tournament statistics
Matches played 22
Goals scored 115 (5.23 per match)
Attendance 20,034 (911 per match)
Scoring leader(s) United States Kendall Coyne
(12 points)
MVP United States Brianna Decker
Website Website
2016
2018

The 2017 IIHF Women's World Championship was an international Ice hockey tournament run by the International Ice Hockey Federation. It was held in Plymouth Township, Michigan, United States from 31 March to 7 April 2017.[1]

The United States defeated Canada in the gold medal game 3–2 after overtime, winning their eighth title.[2] Finland won the bronze medal by beating Germany 8–0.[3]

Venues[edit]

USA Hockey Arena I
3,504
USA Hockey Arena II
800
Compuware arena.jpg

Participants[edit]

Match officials[edit]

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

Rosters[edit]

Each team's roster consists 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 "Long List" roster no later than two weeks before the tournament, and a final roster by the Passport Control meeting prior to the start of tournament.[5]

Preliminary round[edit]

All times are local (UTC−4).

Group A[edit]

Pos Team Pld W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  United States (H) 3 3 0 0 0 14 3 +11 9 Semifinals
2  Canada 3 1 0 0 2 11 6 +5 3[a]
3  Finland 3 1 0 0 2 8 10 −2 3[a] Quarterfinals
4  Russia 3 1 0 0 2 2 16 −14 3[a]
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.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b c Canada 3 Pts, +7 GD; Finland 3 Pts, 0 GD; Russia 3 Pts, −7 GD
31 March 2017
16:00
Finland 1–2
(0–0, 1–0, 0–2)
 RussiaUSA Hockey Arena, Plymouth
Attendance: 146
31 March 2017
19:35
United States 2–0
(0–0, 1–0, 1–0)
 CanadaUSA Hockey Arena, Plymouth
Attendance: 3,152
1 April 2017
15:35
Russia 0–7
(0–1, 0–3, 0–3)
 United StatesUSA Hockey Arena, Plymouth
Attendance: 1,919
1 April 2017
19:35
Canada 3–4
(1–1, 1–2, 1–1)
 FinlandUSA Hockey Arena, Plymouth
Attendance: 780
3 April 2017
15:35
Canada 8–0
(4–0, 1–0, 3–0)
 RussiaUSA Hockey Arena, Plymouth
Attendance: 516
3 April 2017
19:35
United States 5–3
(1–1, 2–1, 2–1)
 FinlandUSA Hockey Arena, Plymouth
Attendance: 1,368

Group B[edit]

Pos Team Pld W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Germany 3 2 0 0 1 7 6 +1 6[a] Quarterfinals
2  Sweden 3 2 0 0 1 6 5 +1 6[a]
3   Switzerland 3 1 1 0 1 7 5 +2 5 Relegation round
4  Czech Republic 3 0 0 1 2 3 7 −4 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.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Sweden 1–3 Germany
31 March 2017
12:00
Czech Republic 1–2 GWS
(0–0, 1–0, 0–1)
(OT 0–0)
(SO: 0–1)
  SwitzerlandUSA Hockey Arena, Plymouth
Attendance: 428
31 March 2017
15:35
Sweden 1–3
(0–0, 1–3, 0–0)
 GermanyUSA Hockey Arena, Plymouth
Attendance: 480
1 April 2017
12:00
Czech Republic 1–2
(0–0, 0–1, 1–1)
 GermanyUSA Hockey Arena, Plymouth
Attendance: 496
1 April 2017
18:00
Switzerland  1–2
(0–1, 1–0, 0–1)
 SwedenUSA Hockey Arena, Plymouth
Attendance: 168
3 April 2017
12:00
Germany 2–4
(0–3, 0–0, 2–1)
  SwitzerlandUSA Hockey Arena, Plymouth
Attendance: 404
3 April 2017
18:00
Sweden 3–1
(1–1, 2–0, 0–0)
 Czech RepublicUSA Hockey Arena, Plymouth
Attendance: 111

Relegation round[edit]

The third and fourth placed team from Group B played a best-of-three series to determine the relegated team. The IIHF opted to expand the World Championship to ten teams starting in 2019, so no team was relegated after all.

4 April 2017
12:00
Switzerland  2–4
(0–2, 0–1, 2–1)
 Czech RepublicUSA Hockey Arena, Plymouth
Attendance: 355
6 April 2017
12:00
Czech Republic 2–3 OT
(0–0, 1–2, 1–0)
(OT 0–1)
  SwitzerlandUSA Hockey Arena, Plymouth
Attendance: 478
7 April 2017
12:00
Switzerland  3–1
(2–1, 0–0, 1–0)
 Czech RepublicUSA Hockey Arena, Plymouth
Attendance: 457

Switzerland won series 2–1

Final round[edit]

Bracket[edit]

  Quarterfinals     Semifinals     Final
                           
        A1  United States 11  
  A4  Russia 1     B1  Germany 0    
  B1  Germany 2         A1  United States 3
      A2  Canada 2
        A2  Canada 4    
  A3  Finland 4     A3  Finland 0   Third place
  B2  Sweden 0   A3  Finland 8
  B1  Germany 0

Quarterfinals[edit]

4 April 2017
15:35
Finland 4–0
(2–0, 1–0, 1–0)
 SwedenUSA Hockey Arena, Plymouth
Attendance: 397
4 April 2017
19:35
Russia 1–2
(1–0, 0–1, 0–1)
 GermanyUSA Hockey Arena, Plymouth
Attendance: 486

Semifinals[edit]

6 April 2017
15:35
Canada 4–0
(1–0, 2–0, 1–0)
 FinlandUSA Hockey Arena, Plymouth
Attendance: 1,166
6 April 2017
19:35
United States 11–0
(2–0, 5–0, 4–0)
 GermanyUSA Hockey Arena, Plymouth
Attendance: 1,872

Fifth place game[edit]

6 April 2017
17:00
Russia 4–3 GWS
(0–1, 0–1, 3–1)
(OT 0–0)
(SO: 1–0)
 SwedenUSA Hockey Arena, Plymouth
Attendance: 102

Bronze medal game[edit]

7 April 2017
15:35
Finland 8–0
(3–0, 5–0, 0–0)
 GermanyUSA Hockey Arena, Plymouth
Attendance: 836

Gold medal game[edit]

7 April 2017
19:35
United States 3–2 OT
(1–1, 0–0, 1–1)
(OT 1–0)
 CanadaUSA Hockey Arena, Plymouth
Attendance: 3,917

Statistics[edit]

Final standings[edit]

1st, gold medalist(s)  United States
2nd, silver medalist(s)  Canada
3rd, bronze medalist(s)  Finland
4  Germany
5  Russia
6  Sweden
7   Switzerland
8  Czech Republic

Scoring leaders[edit]

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

Player GP G A Pts +/− PIM POS
United States Kendall Coyne 5 5 7 12 +10 0 F
United States Brianna Decker 5 3 9 12 +11 8 F
United States Hilary Knight 5 4 5 9 +10 0 F
Switzerland Lara Stalder 6 4 5 9 +5 2 F
Finland Susanna Tapani 6 3 6 9 0 2 F
Switzerland Alina Müller 6 4 4 8 +2 2 F
Czech Republic Aneta Lédlová 6 3 3 6 +7 12 F
Canada Marie-Philip Poulin 5 2 4 6 +3 2 F
United States Amanda Kessel 5 1 5 6 +4 0 F
United States Monique Lamoureux 5 1 5 6 +11 0 D

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 Nicole Hensley 190:17 2 0.63 56 96.43 2
Canada Shannon Szabados 248:29 5 1.21 109 95.41 2
Switzerland Florence Schelling 368:00 11 1.79 160 93.12 0
Finland Noora Räty 355:03 12 2.03 157 92.36 2
Russia Nadezhda Alexandrova 183:18 6 1.96 70 91.43 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

Source: IIHF.com

Threatened boycott by US players[edit]

On 15 March 2017, the U.S. team announced that they would boycott the World Championship due to inequitable support and conditions for women's hockey, unless concessions were made by USA Hockey.[6] The players were publicly supported by the players' associations for the NBA, WNBA, MLB and the NHL. After several days of stalled negotiations and attempts to field a team of non-boycotting players, the original players agreed to play in the World Championship after an agreement was struck with USA Hockey to increase player pay and support for women's development.[7][8][9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Plymouth gets Women's Worlds". iihf.com. 18 February 2016. 
  2. ^ "USA wins first gold at home". Retrieved 8 April 2017. 
  3. ^ "Finns take bronze". Retrieved 8 April 2017. 
  4. ^ Assignments
  5. ^ "Team Entry Long List". IIHF Tournament Administration Packages. Retrieved 2016-09-25. 
  6. ^ Associated Press (29 March 2017). "US women's hockey team strike 'historic' pay deal and agree to end boycott". The Guardian. Retrieved 15 April 2017. 
  7. ^ Berkman, Seth (27 March 2017). "No Resolution in Pay Dispute Involving U.S. Women's Hockey Team". The New York Times. Retrieved 15 April 2017. 
  8. ^ Berkman, Seth (15 March 2017). "U.S. Women's Hockey Team Plans to Boycott World Championship Over Pay Dispute". The New York Times. Retrieved 15 April 2017. 
  9. ^ Guardian Sport (26 March 2017). "USA Hockey rebuffed as replacements stand in support of women's boycott". The Guardian. Retrieved 15 April 2017. 

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