Ice hockey at the 2010 Winter Olympics – Women's qualification

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Eight teams qualified for the women's ice hockey tournament at the 2010 Winter Olympics. The top six teams in the IIHF World Ranking after the 2008 Women's World Ice Hockey Championships received automatic berths into the Ice Hockey event. Lower ranked teams had an opportunity to qualify for the event. Teams ranked 13th and below were divided into two groups where they played in a first qualification round in September 2008. The two group winners from the round advanced to the second qualification round, where the teams ranked 7th through 12th joined them. In the second qualifying round, played in November 2008, the teams were again divided into two groups. The two group winners China and Slovakia advanced to the Olympic Ice Hockey Tournament.[1][2]

Qualified teams[edit]

Event Date Location Vacancies Qualified
2008 IIHF World Ranking[a] 30 March 2004 – 13 April 2008 ChinaHarbin[b] 6  Canada[c]
 United States[c]
 Finland
 Sweden[c]
  Switzerland
 Russia
Final qualification tournament 1 6–9 November 2008 Germany Bad Tölz 1  Slovakia
Final qualification tournament 2 6–9 November 2008 China Shanghai 1  China
TOTAL 8
Notes
  1. a 2008 IIHF World Ranking were comprising the following events: 2005 World Championships, 2006 Winter Olympic Games, 2007 World Championships and 2008 World Championships.
  2. b Harbin was the site for 2008 World Championship; at the conclusion of the tournament the ranking were finalized with regards to the qualification slots.
  3. c Canada, USA and Sweden had already mathematically qualified after the 2007 World Championships.

IIHF World Ranking[edit]

Qualified directly to Olympic Tournament
Final qualification tournament
Pre-qualification tournament
Rank Team WC 2008
(100%)
WC 2007
(75%)
OLY 2006
(50%)
WC 2005
(25%)
Total
1  Canada 1160 1200 1200 1160 2950
2  United States 1200 1160 1120 1200 2930
3  Finland 1120 1100 1100 1100 2770
4  Sweden 1060 1120 1160 1120 2760
5   Switzerland 1100 1060 1020 960 2645
6  Russia 1040 1020 1040 1000 2575
7  Germany 980 1000 1060 1060 2525
8  China 1000 1040 940 1040 2510
9  Japan 1020 940 920 940 2420
10  Kazakhstan 940 980 960 1020 2410
11  France 880 900 880 900 2220
12  Czech Republic 900 860 860 920 2205
13  Latvia 840 920 900 860 2195
14  Norway 860 880 840 840 2150
15  Italy 760 800 1000 820 2065
16  Slovenia 680 720 820 720 1810
17  Slovakia 920 820 800 1735
18  Denmark 800 840 880 1650
19  Austria 820 760 760 1580
20  North Korea 780 780 780 1560
21  Netherlands 740 740 740 1480
22  Australia 720 700 640 1405
23  Great Britain 700 680 700 1385
24  Belgium 640 660 680 1305
25  Hungary 620 640 660 1265
26  South Korea 600 620 600 1215
27  New Zealand 560 540 580 1110
28  South Africa 500 600 620 1105
29  Romania 540 560 560 1100
30  Croatia 660 580 1095
31  Iceland 580 500 540 1090
32  Estonia 520 520 910
33  Turkey 480 480 840
 Bulgaria 0

Pre-qualification tournaments[edit]

The following teams were ranked 13th and below in the IIHF World Ranking. They were seeded according to their ranking, with the two group winners advancing to the final qualification tournaments.[3]

Group A[edit]

Games were played in Liepāja, Latvia.

Pos Team Pld W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Slovakia 4 4 0 0 0 105 2 +103 12 Final qualification tournament
2  Latvia (H) 4 3 0 0 1 53 3 +50 9
3  Italy 4 2 0 0 2 51 8 +43 6
4  Croatia 4 1 0 0 3 31 36 −5 3
5  Bulgaria 4 0 0 0 4 1 192 −191 0
Source: IIHF.com
(H) Host.

All times are local (UTC+1).

2 September 2008
16:30
Bulgaria 0–41
(0–17, 0–12, 0–12)
 ItalyLiepāja Arena, Liepāja
Attendance: 45
2 September 2008
20:00
Slovakia 2–0
(2–0, 0–0, 0–0)
 LatviaLiepāja Arena, Liepāja
Attendance: 280
3 September 2008
19:00
Croatia 30–1
(8–0, 13–0, 9–1)
 BulgariaLiepāja Arena, Liepāja
Attendance: 45
4 September 2008
16:30
Italy 1–3
(1–2, 0–1, 0–0)
 SlovakiaLiepāja Arena, Liepāja
Attendance: 62
4 September 2008
20:00
Latvia 9–0
(1–0, 3–0, 5–0)
 CroatiaLiepāja Arena, Liepāja
Attendance: 118
5 September 2008
19:00
Bulgaria 0–39
(0–14, 0–11, 0–14)
 LatviaLiepāja Arena, Liepāja
Attendance: 115
6 September 2008
16:30
Slovakia 82–0
(31–0, 24–0, 27–0)
 BulgariaLiepāja Arena, Liepāja
Attendance: 37
6 September 2008
20:00
Italy 8–0
(1–0, 4–0, 3–0)
 CroatiaLiepāja Arena, Liepāja
Attendance: 82
7 September 2008
16:00
Latvia 5–1
(3–0, 1–1, 1–0)
 ItalyLiepāja Arena, Liepāja
Attendance: 114
7 September 2008
19:30
Croatia 1–18
(1–5, 0–9, 0–4)
 SlovakiaLiepāja Arena, Liepāja
Attendance: 41

Group B[edit]

Games were played in Maribor, Slovenia.

Pos Team Pld W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Norway 3 3 0 0 0 19 2 +17 9 Final qualification tournament
2  Great Britain 3 1 1 0 1 10 7 +3 5
3  Austria 3 1 0 1 1 10 5 +5 4
4  Slovenia (H) 3 0 0 0 3 2 27 −25 0
Source: IIHF.com
(H) Host.

All times are local (UTC+2).

3 September 2008
16:00
Norway 3–1
(1–0, 0–1, 2–0)
 Great BritainDvorana Tabor Ledna Arena, Maribor
Attendance: 125
3 September 2008
20:00
Slovenia 0–7
(0–1, 0–4, 0–2)
 AustriaDvorana Tabor Ledna Arena, Maribor
Attendance: 250
4 September 2008
16:00
Austria 0–1
(0–0, 0–1, 0–0)
 NorwayDvorana Tabor Ledna Arena, Maribor
Attendance: 120
4 September 2008
20:00
Slovenia 1–5
(0–2, 1–1, 0–2)
 Great BritainDvorana Tabor Ledna Arena, Maribor
Attendance: 240
5 September 2008
16:00
Great Britain 4–3 OT
(1–1, 2–1, 0–1)
(OT: 1–0)
 AustriaDvorana Tabor Ledna Arena, Maribor
Attendance: 100
5 September 2008
20:00
Norway 15–1
( 7–0, 5–0, 3–1 )
 SloveniaDvorana Tabor Ledna Arena, Maribor
Attendance: 200

Final Qualification Tournaments[edit]

By being ranked 7 through 12 in the final 2008 IIHF World Rankings, the following teams qualified for the qualification tournament. There were two winners from these tournaments that advanced to the Olympic tournament.[3]

Group C[edit]

Games were played in Bad Tölz, Germany.

Pos Team Pld W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Slovakia 3 3 0 0 0 6 1 +5 9 2010 Winter Olympics
2  Kazakhstan 3 2 0 0 1 9 3 +6 6
3  Germany (H) 3 1 0 0 2 8 7 +1 3
4  France 3 0 0 0 3 4 16 −12 0
Source: IIHF.com
(H) Host.

All times are local (UTC+1).

6 November 2008
16:00
Kazakhstan 6–1
(1–0, 2–1, 3–0)
 FranceHacker-Pschorr Arena, Bad Tölz
Attendance: 70
6 November 2008
19:00
Germany 0–2
(0–1, 0–1, 0–0)
 SlovakiaHacker-Pschorr Arena, Bad Tölz
Attendance: 294
8 November 2008
13:30
Kazakhstan 0–1
(0–0, 0–1, 0–0)
 SlovakiaHacker-Pschorr Arena, Bad Tölz
Attendance: 85
8 November 2008
17:00
France 2–7
(0–1, 0–3, 2–3)
 GermanyHacker-Pschorr Arena, Bad Tölz
Attendance: 310
9 November 2008
13:30
Slovakia 3–1
(1–0, 1–0, 1–1)
 FranceHacker-Pschorr Arena, Bad Tölz
Attendance: 54
9 November 2008
17:00
Germany 1–3
(1–0, 0–2, 0–1)
 KazakhstanHacker-Pschorr Arena, Bad Tölz
Attendance: 255

Group D[edit]

Games were played in Shanghai, China.

Pos Team Pld W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  China (H) 3 3 0 0 0 11 3 +8 9 2010 Winter Olympics
2  Japan 3 2 0 0 1 6 5 +1 6
3  Norway 3 0 1 0 2 3 9 −6 2
4  Czech Republic 3 0 0 1 2 6 9 −3 1
Source: IIHF.com
(H) Host.

All times are local (UTC+8).

6 November 2008
14:30
Japan 3–2
(2–1, 1–1, 0–0)
 Czech RepublicS.U.S. Sport Complex, Shanghai
Attendance: 1,500
6 November 2008
18:30
China 5–0
(2–0, 2–0, 1–0)
 NorwayS.U.S. Sport Complex, Shanghai
Attendance: 3,180
7 November 2008
14:30
Japan 3–1
(1–1, 1–0, 1–0)
 NorwayS.U.S. Sport Complex, Shanghai
Attendance: 1,800
7 November 2008
18:30
Czech Republic 3–4
(1–1, 2–1, 0–2)
 ChinaS.U.S. Sport Complex, Shanghai
Attendance: 2,200
9 November 2008
14:30
Norway 2–1 GWS
(1–0, 0–1, 0–0)
(OT: 0–0)
(SO: 1–0)
 Czech RepublicS.U.S. Sport Complex, Shanghai
Attendance: 1,800
9 November 2008
18:30
China 2–0
(0–0, 1–0, 1–0)
 JapanS.U.S. Sport Complex, Shanghai
Attendance: 2,200

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Women's Tournament Programme & Schedules". International Ice Hockey Federation website.
  2. ^ Switzerland and Russia qualify
  3. ^ a b 2008 Ranking