2020 IIHF Women's World Championship Division III

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2020 IIHF Women's World Championship Division III
2020 IIHF World Women's Championship Div III.png
Tournament details
Host country Bulgaria
Dates4–10 December
Teams6
Venue(s)1 (in 1 host city)
Tournament statistics
Matches played12
Goals scored74 (6.17 per match)
Attendance2,724 (227 per match)
Scoring leader(s)Lithuania Klara Miuller
(9 points)
WebsiteWebsite

The 2020 IIHF Women's World Championship Division III will be an international ice hockey tournament run by the International Ice Hockey Federation.

The tournament will be held in Sofia, Bulgaria from 4 to 10 December 2019.[1]

Participants[edit]

Team Qualification
 Romania Placed 6th in Division II B previous year and was relegated.
 Belgium Placed 2nd in Division II B Q previous year.
 South Africa Placed 3rd in Division II B Q previous year.
 Hong Kong Placed 4th in Division II B Q previous year.
 Bulgaria Host, placed 5th in Division II B Q previous year.
 Lithuania First time participating in tournament.

Match officials[edit]

Four referees and seven linesmen are selected for the tournament.[2]

Referees Linesmen
  • Australia Gabrielle Aston
  • Canada Shauna Neary
  • Norway Rita Rygh
  • United States Laura White

Standings[edit]

Pos Team Pld W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Romania 4 2 1 1 0 20 11 +9 9 Promotion to 2021 Division II B
2  South Africa 4 3 0 0 1 12 16 −4 9
3  Belgium (E) 4 2 0 0 2 18 11 +7 6
4  Lithuania (E) 4 2 0 0 2 11 10 +1 6
5  Bulgaria (E, H) 4 1 1 0 2 9 10 −1 5
6  Hong Kong (E) 4 0 0 1 3 4 16 −12 1
Updated to match(es) played on 8 December 2019. 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.
(E) Eliminated; (H) Host.

Results[edit]

All times are local (UTC+2).

4 December 2019
13:00
South Africa 4–11
(1–4, 0–5, 3–2)
 RomaniaWinter Sports Palace, Sofia
Attendance: 233
4 December 2019
16:30
Lithuania 4–1
(2–1, 0–0, 2–0)
 Hong KongWinter Sports Palace, Sofia
Attendance: 280
4 December 2019
20:00
Belgium 4–2
(2–0, 1–2, 1–0)
 BulgariaWinter Sports Palace, Sofia
Attendance: 410

5 December 2019
13:00
Romania 2–1 OT
(0–0, 1–1, 0–0)
(OT: 1–0)
 Hong KongWinter Sports Palace, Sofia
Attendance: 35
5 December 2019
16:30
Belgium 3–4
(2–1, 1–1, 0–2)
 South AfricaWinter Sports Palace, Sofia
Attendance: 231
5 December 2019
20:00
Bulgaria 2–1
(0–0, 1–1, 1–0)
 LithuaniaWinter Sports Palace, Sofia
Attendance: 310

7 December 2019
13:00
Belgium 3–4
(2–1, 0–1, 1–2)
 LithuaniaWinter Sports Palace, Sofia
Attendance: 150
7 December 2019
16:30
South Africa 2–1
(0–0, 1–0, 1–1)
 Hong KongWinter Sports Palace, Sofia
Attendance: 220
7 December 2019
20:00
Romania 3–4 OT
(0–1, 3–1, 0–1)
(OT: 0–1)
 BulgariaWinter Sports Palace, Sofia
Attendance: 310

8 December 2019
13:00
Hong Kong 1–8
(0–2, 1–6, 0–0)
 BelgiumWinter Sports Palace, Sofia
Attendance: 35
8 December 2019
16:30
Lithuania 2–4
(0–1, 1–0, 1–3)
 RomaniaWinter Sports Palace, Sofia
Attendance: 150
8 December 2019
20:00
Bulgaria 1–2
(1–0, 0–0, 0–2)
 South AfricaWinter Sports Palace, Sofia
Attendance: 360

10 December 2019
13:00
South Africa v LithuaniaWinter Sports Palace, Sofia
10 December 2019
16:30
Hong Kong v BulgariaWinter Sports Palace, Sofia
10 December 2019
20:00
Romania v BelgiumWinter Sports Palace, Sofia

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tournaments for 2020 assigned". iihf.com. 24 May 2019.
  2. ^ "IIHF Ice hockey Women's World Championship Div III – Competition officials" (PDF). IIHF. 25 November 2019. Retrieved 4 December 2019.

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