Ice hockey at the 2014 Winter Olympics – Women's qualification

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Ice hockey at the 2014 Winter Olympics
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Qualification for the women's tournament at the 2014 Winter Olympics determined by the IIHF World Ranking following the 2012 IIHF Women's World Championships. The top five teams in the World Ranking received automatic berths into the Olympics, Russia has received an automatic berth as host, and all other teams had an opportunity to qualify for the remaining two spots.[1]

Qualified teams[edit]

Event Date Location Vacancies Qualified
Host 1  Russia
2012 IIHF World Ranking,
comprising the following events:
2009 World Championship
2010 Winter Olympic Games
2011 World Championship
2012 World Championship
4 April 2009–
14 April 2012
United States Burlington^ 5  Canada
 United States
 Finland
  Switzerland
 Sweden
Final qualification tournament 7–10 February 2013 Slovakia Poprad [2] 1  Japan
Final qualification tournament 7–10 February 2013 Germany Weiden 1  Germany
TOTAL 8

^ Burlington was the site for 2012 World Championship; at the conclusion of the tournament the ranking was finalized with regards to the qualification slots

Direct qualification[edit]

To qualify directly, a nation had to be ranked in the top five following the 2012 IIHF Women's World Championships.[1] The IIHF World Ranking attributes points from 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012 to determine the seeding for the 2014 Olympics.[3]

     Qualified to Olympic Tournament
     Qualified as Hosts
     Did not qualify directly to Olympics
World Ranking
Team WC 2012
(100%)
WC 2011
(75%)
OLY 2010
(50%)
WC 2009
(25%)
Total
1  Canada 1200 870 600 290 2960
2  United States 1160 900 580 300 2940
3  Finland 1100 840 560 280 2780
4   Switzerland 1120 780 530 255 2685
5  Sweden 1060 795 550 275 2680
6  Russia 1040 825 520 265 2650
7  Slovakia 1000 765 500 235 2500
8  Germany 1020 720 460 230 2430

Olympic preliminary qualification[edit]

Group G was played 12–14 October in Barcelona, while Group H was played 27–30 September in Jastrzebie-Zdroj. Denmark and Slovenia were the expected hosts, being the nations ranked 19th and 20th respectively amongst participating nations.[4] The winners of each tournament advanced to the Olympic Pre-Qualification tournaments in November of the same year.

Group G[edit]

Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA DIF PTS
 Denmark 3 3 0 0 0 30 4 +26 9
 Hungary 3 2 0 0 1 18 6 +12 6
 Spain 3 1 0 0 2 3 14 −11 3
 Croatia 3 0 0 0 3 3 30 −27 0

All times are local (UTC+2).

12 October 2012
16:00
Hungary  3–4
(2–1, 0–3, 1–0)
 Denmark Pista de Gel Camp Nou
Attendance: 400
12 October 2012
20:00
Croatia  1–2
(1–2, 0–0, 0–0)
 Spain Pista de Gel Camp Nou
Attendance: 650
13 October 2012
16:00
Croatia  1–8
(0–0, 0–6, 1–2)
 Hungary Pista de Gel Camp Nou
Attendance: 150
13 October 2012
20:00
Denmark  6–0
(2–0, 3–0, 1–0)
 Spain Pista de Gel Camp Nou
Attendance: 900
14 October 2012
16:00
Denmark  20–1
(6–0, 5–0, 9–1)
 Croatia Pista de Gel Camp Nou
Attendance: 150
14 October 2012
20:00
Spain  1–7
(0–2, 0–0, 1–5)
 Hungary Pista de Gel Camp Nou
Attendance: 850

Group H[edit]

Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA DIF PTS
 Netherlands 3 2 1 0 0 14 6 +8 8
 Poland 3 1 1 1 0 11 10 +1 6
 Slovenia 3 1 0 1 1 5 8 −3 4
 South Korea 3 0 0 0 3 4 10 −6 0
     Team advanced to Olympic Pre-Qualification

All times are local (UTC+2).

27 September 2012
16:00
Netherlands  5–2
(1–1, 1–1, 3–1)
 South Korea Jastor Arena
Attendance: 100
27 September 2012
19:30
Poland  4–3 GWS
(1–0, 0–1, 2–2)
(OT 0–0)
(SO: 1–0)
 Slovenia Jastor Arena
Attendance: 300
28 September 2012
16:00
Slovenia  2–0
(1–0, 0–0, 1–0)
 South Korea Jastor Arena
Attendance: 50
28 September 2012
19:30
Netherlands  5–4 OT
(1–1, 0–1, 3–2)
(OT 1–0)
 Poland Jastor Arena
Attendance: 300
30 September 2012
13:00
Slovenia  0–4
(0–1, 0–1, 0–2)
 Netherlands Jastor Arena
Attendance: 100
30 September 2012
16:30
South Korea  2–3
(0–1, 0–0, 2–2)
 Poland Jastor Arena
Attendance: 300

Olympic pre-qualification[edit]

The two preliminary round winners joined the nations ranked thirteen to eighteen. Two round robins were played from 8–11 November 2012 in Shanghai and Valmiera.[5] The winners of each group advanced to the final qualification tournaments.

Group E[edit]

Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA DIF PTS
 China 3 2 1 0 0 14 5 +9 8
 France 3 1 0 2 0 13 8 +5 5
 Great Britain 3 1 0 0 2 2 13 −11 3
 Netherlands 3 0 1 0 2 7 10 −3 2

All times are local (UTC+8).

8 November 2012
15:00
France  7–0
(1–0, 2–0, 4–0)
 Great Britain S.U.S. Sport Complex
Attendance: 147
8 November 2012
19:00
China  5–2
(1–0, 1–1, 3–1)
 Netherlands S.U.S. Sport Complex
Attendance: 779
9 November 2012
15:00
France  3–4 GWS
(1–0, 1–2, 1–1)
(OT: 0–0)
(SO: 0–1)
 Netherlands S.U.S. Sport Complex
Attendance: 137
9 November 2012
19:00
Great Britain  0–5
(0–2, 0–2, 0–1)
 China S.U.S. Sport Complex
Attendance: 363
11 November 2012
15:00
Netherlands  1–2
(0–0, 1–0, 0–2)
 Great Britain S.U.S. Sport Complex
Attendance: 170
11 November 2012
19:00
China  4–3 GWS
(0–3, 2–0, 1–0)
(OT: 0–0)
(SO: 1–0)
 France S.U.S. Sport Complex
Attendance: 467

Group F[edit]

Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA DIF PTS
 Denmark 3 3 0 0 0 8 2 +6 9
 Austria 3 2 0 0 1 10 3 +7 6
 Italy 3 1 0 0 2 4 10 −6 3
 Latvia 3 0 0 0 3 3 10 −7 0

All times are local (UTC+2).

8 November 2012
15:30
Austria  7–0
(1–0, 2–0, 4–0)
 Italy Vidzeme Olimpic Centre Ice Arena
Attendance: 89
8 November 2012
19:30
Latvia  1–4
(0–1, 0–2, 1–1)
 Denmark Vidzeme Olimpic Centre Ice Arena
Attendance: 368
9 November 2012
15:30
Austria  0–1
(0–0, 0–1, 0-0)
 Denmark Vidzeme Olimpic Centre Ice Arena
Attendance: 76
9 November 2012
19:30
Italy  3–0
(1–0, 2–0, 0–0)
 Latvia Vidzeme Olimpic Centre Ice Arena
Attendance: 89
11 November 2012
13:00
Denmark  3–1
(0–1, 3–0, 0–0)
 Italy Vidzeme Olimpic Centre Ice Arena
Attendance: 72
11 November 2012
17:00
Latvia  2–3
(0–1, 1–2, 1–0)
 Austria Vidzeme Olimpic Centre Ice Arena
Attendance: 173

Final qualification[edit]

The two pre-qualification winners joined the nations ranked seventh through twelfth, to determine the final two olympic qualifiers. Two round robins were played from 7–10 February 2013 in Poprad [2] and Weiden. The winners of each group qualified for the olympics.

Group C[edit]

Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA DIF PTS
 Japan 3 2 0 1 0 9 4 +5 7
 Denmark 3 1 1 0 1 4 7 −3 5
 Norway 3 1 0 1 1 9 9 0 4
 Slovakia 3 0 1 0 2 5 7 −2 2

All times are local (UTC+1).

7 February 2013
14:00
Norway  3–4
(1–0, 2–1, 0–3)
 Japan Poprad Ice Stadium
Attendance: 314
7 February 2013
18:00
Slovakia  1–2
(1–2, 0–0, 0–0)
 Denmark Poprad Ice Stadium
Attendance: 981
8 February 2013
14:00
Norway  1–2 GWS
(0–0, 1–0, 0–1)
(OT 0–0)
(SO: 0–1)
 Denmark Poprad Ice Stadium
Attendance: 367
8 February 2013
18:00
Japan  0–1 GWS
(0–0, 0–0, 0–0)
(OT 0–0)
(SO: 0–1)
 Slovakia Poprad Ice Stadium
Attendance: 1,183
10 February 2013
14:00
Denmark  0–5
(0–2, 0–2, 0–1)
 Japan Poprad Ice Stadium
Attendance: 315
10 February 2013
18:00
Slovakia  3–5
(0–3, 3–1, 0–1)
 Norway Poprad Ice Stadium
Attendance: 943

Group D[edit]

Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA DIF PTS
 Germany 3 3 0 0 0 11 2 +9 9
 Czech Republic 3 1 1 0 1 9 6 +3 5
 China 3 1 0 1 1 5 7 −2 4
 Kazakhstan 3 0 0 0 3 2 12 −10 0

All times are local (UTC+1).

7 February 2013
16:00
Kazakhstan  1–5
(0–3, 1–1, 0–1)
 Czech Republic Weiden Arena
Attendance: 300
7 February 2013
19:30
Germany  3–1
(1–0, 0–1, 2–0)
 China Weiden Arena
Attendance: 485
8 February 2013
16:00
Kazakhstan  1–2
(0–0, 1–2, 0–0)
 China Weiden Arena
Attendance: 215
8 February 2013
19:30
Czech Republic  1–3
(1–1, 0–2, 0–0)
 Germany Weiden Arena
Attendance: 1,104
10 February 2013
14:00
China  2–3 GWS
(0–1, 0–0, 2–1)
(OT 0–0)
(SO: 0–1)
 Czech Republic Weiden Arena
Attendance: 175
10 February 2013
17:30
Germany  5–0
(1–0, 2–0, 2–0)
 Kazakhstan Weiden Arena
Attendance: 750

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