2000 IIHF Women's World Championship

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2000 IIHF Women's World Championship
Tournament details
Host country  Canada
Dates April 3 - April 9
Teams 8
Venue(s) (in 7 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Gold medal blank.svg  Canada (6th title)
Tournament statistics
Matches played 20
Goals scored 148 (7.4 per match)
Attendance 57,444 (2,872 per match)
Scoring leader(s) United States Krissy Wendell (13 points)

The 2000 IIHF World Women's Championships was held April 3-April 9, 2000 in the Ontario towns of Mississauga, Barrie, Kitchener, London, Niagara Falls, Oshawa and Peterborough, Canada. Final games were played at the Hershey Centre in Mississauga. Team Canada won their 6th consecutive gold medal at the World Championships defeating the United States in a repeat of the previous five finals.

In one of the cloest finals competed, Canada took the tournament with a 2-1 final win, after overtime.

Finland picked up their sixth consecutive bronze medal, with a win over Sweden.

Teams

With the promotion and relegation format now in use, the top seven nations were joined by Japan, the winner of Group B in 1999.

World Championship Group A

The eight participating teams were divided up into two seeded groups as below. The teams played each other once in a single round robin format. The top two teams from the group proceeded to the Final Round, while the remaining teams played in the Consolation Round.

First round

     Teams proceed to Final round
     Teams sent to Consolation round

Group A

Standings

Rk. Team GP W T L GF GA DIF PTS
1.  Canada 3 3 0 0 21 1 +20 6
2.  Sweden 3 1 1 1 11 5 +6 3
3.  China 3 1 1 1 5 9 -4 3
4.  Japan 3 0 0 3 0 22 -22 0

Results

All times local

April 3, 2000
7:30 pm
Japan  0 – 9
 Canada Hershey Centre
April 3, 2000
7:00 pm
China  1 – 1
 Sweden Memorial Centre
April 4, 2000
7:00 pm
Sweden  10 – 0
 Japan Memorial Arena
April 4, 2000
7:30 pm
Canada  8 – 1
 China Memorial Aud.
April 6, 2000
4:00 pm
China  3 – 0
 Japan Hershey Centre
April 6, 2000
7:30 pm
Canada  4 – 0
 Sweden Hershey Centre

Group B

Standings

Rk. Team GP W T L GF GA DIF PTS
1.  United States 3 3 0 0 35 4 +31 6
2.  Finland 3 2 0 1 14 6 +8 4
3.  Russia 3 1 0 2 8 24 -16 2
4.  Germany 3 0 0 3 4 27 -23 0

Results

All times local

April 3, 2000
4:00 pm
Finland  7 – 1
 Russia Hershey Centre
April 3, 2000
8:00 pm
Germany  1 – 16
 United States Barrie Molson Centre
April 4, 2000
4:00 pm
Finland  4 – 1
 Germany Hershey Centre
April 4, 2000
8:00 pm
United States  15 – 0
 Russia Hershey Centre
April 6, 2000
7:00 pm
Russia  7 – 2
 Germany Civic Centre
April 6, 2000
7:00 pm
United States  4 – 3
 Finland Thompson

Playoff Round

Consolation Round 5-8 Place

April 7, 2000
4:00 pm
China  3 – 0
 Germany Hershey Centre
April 7, 2000
7:30 pm
Japan  4 – 8
 Russia Hershey Centre

Consolation Round 7-8 Place

April 9, 2000
12:00 pm
Germany  3 – 2
 Japan Iceland

Consolation Round 5-6 Place

April 9, 2000
12:00 pm
Russia  4 – 0
 China Hershey Centre

Final round

Semi finals Finals
8 April 2000 9 April 2000
                 
     
Group A 1st  Canada 3
 
Group B 2nd  Finland 2   Gold Medal Game AOT
   Canada 2
     
   United States 1
Group B 1st  United States 7
 
Group A 2nd  Sweden 1  
  Bronze Medal Game
 Finland 7
 Sweden 1

Semifinals

April 8, 2000
1:00 pm
Canada  3 – 2
 Finland Hershey Centre
April 8, 2000
7:00 pm
United States  3 – 1
 Sweden Hershey Centre

Match for third place

April 9, 2000
4:00 pm
Finland  7 – 1
 Sweden Hershey Centre

Final

April 9, 2000
7:30 pm
Canada  3 – 2 AOT
 United States Hershey Centre

Champions

 2000 IIHF World Women Championship Winners 

Canada
6th title

Scoring leaders

Player GP G A Pts PIM
United States Krissy Wendell 5 2 11 13 6
United States Stephanie O'Sullivan 5 5 7 12 2
United States Karyn Bye 5 8 2 10 2
United States Alana Blahoski 5 7 2 9 0
Canada Jayne Hefford 5 5 3 8 4
United States Brandy Fisher 5 3 5 8 4
United States Natalie Darwitz 5 2 6 8 18
United States A. J Mleczko 5 1 7 8 2
Canada Hayley Wickenheiser 5 1 7 8 4
Finland Katja Riipi 5 7 0 7 0

Goaltending leaders

Player Mins GA GAA SV%
United States Sarah Tueting 120 1 0.50 .944
Canada Sami Small 150 2 0.80 .957
Canada Kim St-Pierre 150 3 1.20 .935
China Hong Guo 220 6 1.64 .941
Finland Tulla Puputti 238 9 1.64 .926
United States Sara Decosta 180 7 2.33 .883
Russia Irina Gachennikova 220 13 3.55 .852
Germany Manuela Hirschbeck 218 13 3.57 .904
Sweden Lotta Gothesson 300 19 3.80 .890
Japan Tomoko Fujimoto 210 18 5.14 .851

Final standings

Rk. Team Notes
Gold medal icon.svg  Canada Qualified for 2002 Winter Olympic Games
Silver medal icon.svg  United States Qualified for 2002 Winter Olympic Games
Bronze medal icon.svg  Finland Qualified for 2002 Winter Olympic Games
4.  Sweden Qualified for 2002 Winter Olympic Games
5.  Russia Qualified for 2002 Winter Olympic Games
6.  China Qualified for 2002 Winter Olympic Games
7.  Germany Qualified for 2002 Winter Olympic Games Qualification
8.  Japan Relegated to the 2001 World Championships Group B

Qualified for 2002 Winter Olympic Games Qualification

World Championship Group B

World Championship Group B was played again with an eight team tournament which was hosted by Latvia in Liepāja and Riga.  Kazakhstan won the tournament winning the final stage round robin by 3 points to win the competition and to ensure their Promotion to the main World Championship in 2001.

Directorate Awards

References

  1. ^ Collins Gem Hockey Facts and Stats 2009-10, p.542, Andrew Podnieks, Harper Collins Publishers Ltd, Toronto, Canada, ISBN 978-1-55468-621-6







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