1990 IIHF Women's World Championship

The 1990 IIHF World Women's Championships were held March 19 to 25, 1990, at the Civic Centre in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. The Canadian team won the gold medal, the United States won silver, and Finland won bronze. This was the first IIHF-sanctioned international tournament in women's ice hockey. Fran Rider helped to organize the championships with no financial support from the Canadian Amateur Hockey Association.[1]

1990 IIHF Women's World Championship
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Tournament details
Host country Canada
Dates19–25 March
Officially opened byRay Hnatyshyn
Teams8
Arena(s) (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions Gold medal blank.svg Canada (1st title)
Runner-up Silver medal blank.svg United States
Third place Bronze medal blank.svg Finland
Fourth place Sweden
Tournament statistics
Matches played20
Goals scored237 (11.85 per match)
Scoring leader(s)United States Cindy Curley (23 points)
1992

There was strong international attention directed at the games. The gold medal game packed 9,000 people into the arena and drew over a million viewers on television.[citation needed] For unknown reasons, the Canadian Amateur Hockey Association decided that the Canadian team should wear pink and white uniforms instead of the expected red and white.[2] While the experiment only lasted for this tournament, Ottawa was taken over by a "pink craze" during the championships. Restaurants had pink-coloured food on special, and pink became a popular colour for flowers and bow ties.[2]

Qualification TournamentEdit

The United States, Canadian and Asian representative Japan, qualified automatically.[3][4] The 1989 European Women's Ice Hockey Championship served as the qualification tournament for this championship. The top five finishers in the top pool qualified. They were Finland, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, and West Germany.[3]

Final tournamentEdit

Group stageEdit

Group AEdit

Team Games Won Drawn Lost Points difference Points
1   Canada 3 3 0 0 50–01 6
2   Sweden 3 2 0 1 19–19 4
3   West Germany 3 1 0 2 04–25 2
4   Japan 3 0 0 3 05–33 0
19 MarchCanada  15–1  Sweden
19 MarchWest Germany  4–1  Japan
21 MarchCanada  17–0  West Germany
21 MarchJapan  4–11  Sweden
22 MarchCanada  18–0  Japan
22 MarchSweden  7–0  West Germany

Group BEdit

Team Games Won Drawn Lost Points difference Points
1   United States 3 3 0 0 38–07 6
2   Finland 3 2 0 1 24–06 4
3    Switzerland 3 1 0 2 11–29 2
4   Norway 3 0 0 3 04–35 0
19 MarchNorway  1–10  Finland
19 MarchUnited States  16–3   Switzerland
21 MarchUnited States  17–0  Norway
21 MarchFinland  10–0   Switzerland
22 MarchSwitzerland   8–3  Norway
22 MarchFinland  4–5  United States

Consolation roundEdit

5–8 placeEdit

24 MarchSwitzerland   5–4  Japan
24 MarchNorway  6–3  West Germany

7–8 placeEdit

25 MarchWest Germany  9–2  Japan

5–6 placeEdit

25 MarchSwitzerland   7–6  Norway

Final roundEdit

SemifinalsEdit

24 MarchUnited States  10–3  Sweden
24 MarchCanada  6–5  Finland

3–4 placeEdit

25 MarchFinland  6–3  Sweden

FinalEdit

25 MarchCanada  5–2  United States

Rankings and statisticsEdit

Final rankingsEdit

  1.   Canada
  2.   United States
  3.   Finland
  4.   Sweden
  5.    Switzerland
  6.   Norway
  7.   West Germany
  8.   Japan

Scoring leadersEdit

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

  G A Pts
Cindy Curley,   United States 11 12 23
Tina Cardinale,   United States 5 10 15
Cammi Granato,   United States 9 5 14
Kim Urech,    Switzerland 8 6 14
Angela James,   Canada 11 2 13
Heather Ginzel,   Canada 7 5 12
Susana Yuen,   Canada 5 7 12
Kelly O'Leary,   United States 6 5 11
Shirley Cameron,   Canada 5 6 11
Stacy Wilson,   Canada 3 8 11

Canada's Dawn McGuire was named MVP of the gold medal game.

Leading goaltendersEdit

Only the top five goaltenders, based on save percentage, who have played 40% of their team's minutes are included in this list.

Player TOI SA GA GAA Sv% SO
  Cathy Phillips 156 32 3 1.15 90.63 1
  Tamae Satsu 151 143 17 6.75 88.11 0
  Kelly Dyer 200 83 12 3.60 85.54 1
  Aurelia Vonderstrass 180 65 10 3.33 84.62 0
  Tanja Muller 147 97 15 6.12 84.54 0

TOI = Time On Ice (minutes:seconds); SA = Shots Against; GA = Goals Against; GAA = Goals Against Average; Sv% = Save Percentage; SO = Shutouts
Source: whockey.com

BodycheckingEdit

This is the only major international tournament in women's ice hockey to allow bodychecking.[5] Before the tournament, bodychecking had been allowed in women's ice hockey in Europe and North America though Canada had begun to gradually eliminate the tactic from their women's ice hockey programs in the mid-1980's. The European teams asked for bodychecking to be included.[5]

After this tournament, the International Ice Hockey Federation disallowed bodychecking in women's ice hockey.[5] It is currently[when?] an infraction punished with a minor or major and game misconduct penalty.[6]

In addition, the intermissions between periods were twenty minutes instead of fifteen.[3] This has since[when?] been changed to the usual fifteen minutes.

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ On the Edge: Women Making Hockey History, p.81, by Elizabeth Etue and Megan K. Williams, Second Story Press, Toronto, Ontario, 1996, ISBN 0-929005-79-1
  2. ^ a b Kelly p. 88.
  3. ^ a b c Andria Hunter Women's Hockey Net page on the IIHF World Women's Championships accessed July 16, 2006.
  4. ^ Championnats du monde feminins 1990 accessed September 2, 2019.
  5. ^ a b c Kelly, p. 89.
  6. ^ International Ice Hockey Federation Section 5, Rule 441 of Official Ice Hockey rules Archived 2006-10-17 at the Wayback Machine p. 84 accessed July 16, 2006.

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