1999 Women's World Ice Hockey Championships (Lower Divisions)

The 1999 IIHF World Women's Championships Pool B were held between March 21 – March 28, 1999, in the town of Colmar in France.

1999 IIHF World Women's Championship
Pool B
Tournament details
Host country France
DatesMarch 21 - March 28
Teams8
Venue(s)Colmar (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions Gold medal blank.svg Japan (1st title)
Tournament statistics
Games played20
Goals scored133 (6.65 per game)
Attendance13,850 (693 per match)
Scoring leader(s)Japan Masako Sato (12 points)
2000 →

This was the first year of the Pool B tournament which saw Japan win the Pool with a 7–1 final game victory over Norway to promote them to the World Championship. A third tier was played as well (called 2000 B Qualification) with six nations in Székesfehérvár, Hungary.

1999 Qualification TournamentEdit

Group B contained the seven teams that failed to qualify for the main World Championships through the Qualification Process and Japan.

World Championship Group BEdit

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.

The winning team in the tournament was promoted to the 2000 World Championship, while the bottom two teams would be relegated to the 2001 Group B Qualification tournament.

First roundEdit

Group AEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Japan 3 3 0 0 16 2 +14 6 Advanced to Final round
2   Norway 3 1 0 2 5 8 −3 2
3   Denmark 3 1 0 2 5 11 −6 2 Sent to Consolation round
4   Latvia 3 1 0 2 5 10 −5 2

ResultsEdit

All times local

March 22, 1999
4:30 pm
Latvia  3 – 1
( 1 - 0, 1 - 0, 1 - 1)
  DenmarkColmar
Attendance: 250
March 22, 1999
8:00 pm
Norway  0 – 4
( 0 - 1 , 0 - 2, 0 - 1)
  JapanColmar
Attendance: 250
March 24, 1999
4:30 pm
Latvia  2 – 6
( 1 - 2, 0 - 1, 0 - 2)
  JapanColmar
Attendance: 200
March 24, 1999
8:00 pm
Denmark  4 – 2
( 1 - 0 , 3 - 1, 0 - 1)
  NorwayColmar
Attendance: 300
March 25, 1999
5:30 pm
Norway  3 – 0
( 3 - 0 , 0 - 0, 0 - 0)
  LatviaColmar
March 25, 1999
9:00 pm
Japan  6 – 0
( 1 - 0 , 3 - 0, 2 - 0)
  DenmarkColmar

Group BEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   France 3 2 1 0 14 3 +11 5 Advanced to Final round
2   Czech Republic 3 2 1 0 14 4 +10 5
3   Slovakia 3 1 0 2 6 8 −2 2 Sent to Consolation round
4   Netherlands 3 0 0 3 3 22 −19 0

ResultsEdit

All times local

March 21, 1999
5:00 pm
Czech Republic  9 – 0
( 4 - 0 , 1 - 0 , 4 - 0 )
  NetherlandsColmar
Attendance: 1000
March 21, 1999
8:30 pm
France  3 – 0
( 0 - 0 , 2 - 0 , 1 - 0 )
  SlovakiaColmar
Attendance: 1300
March 23, 1999
4:30 pm
Slovakia  2 – 3
( 1 - 1 , 1 - 0 , 0 - 2 )
  Czech RepublicColmar
Attendance: 250
March 23, 1999
8:30 pm
France  9 – 1
( 4 - 1 , 2 - 0 , 3 - 0 )
  NetherlandsColmar
Attendance: 1000
March 25, 1999
10:30 am
Netherlands  2 – 4
( 0 - 0 , 1 - 4 , 1 - 0 )
  SlovakiaColmar
Attendance: 1350
March 25, 1999
2:00 pm
Czech Republic  2 – 2
( 0 - 0 , 2 - 1 , 0 - 1 )
  FranceColmar
Attendance: 1350

Playoff RoundEdit

Consolation Round 5-8 PlaceEdit

March 27, 1999
10:30 am
Denmark  9 – 1
( 2 - 1 , 4 - 0 , 3 - 0 )
  NetherlandsColmar

Netherlands relegated to 2001 Group B Qualification.

March 27, 1999
2:00 pm
Latvia  8 – 0
( 2 - 0 , 5 - 0 , 1 - 0 )
  SlovakiaColmar

Slovakia relegated to 2001 Group B Qualification.

Consolation Round 7-8 PlaceEdit

March 28, 1999
9:30 am
Slovakia  8 – 7
( 5 - 4 , 1 - 1 , 2 - 2 )
  NetherlandsColmar

Consolation Round 5-6 PlaceEdit

March 28, 1999
1:00 pm
Denmark  3 – 5
( 0 - 2 , 1 - 1 , 2 - 2 )
  LatviaColmar

Final roundEdit

Semi finals
27 March 1999
Finals
28 March 1999
      
A1   Japan 2
B2   Czech Republic 1
  Japan 7
  Norway 1
B1   France 2
A2   Norway 3 Bronze Medal Game
  France 5
  Czech Republic 4

SemifinalsEdit

March 27, 1999
5:30 pm
Japan  2 – 1
( 1 - 0 , 1 - 1 , 0 - 0 )
  Czech RepublicColmar
March 27, 1999
9:00 pm
France  2 – 3
( 1 - 2 , 1 - 0 , 0 - 1 )
  NorwayColmar

Match for third placeEdit

March 28, 1999
4:30 pm
France  5 – 4
( 2 - 3 , 1 - 0 , 2 - 1 )
  Czech RepublicColmar

FinalEdit

March 28, 1999
8:00 pm
Japan  7 – 1
( 2 - 1 , 3 - 0 , 2 - 0 )
  NorwayColmar

ChampionsEdit

 1999 IIHF World Women Championship Pool B Winners 
 
Japan
1st title

Scoring leadersEdit

Player GP G A Pts PIM +/-
  Masako Sato 5 8 4 12 4 6
  Gwenola Personne 5 2 9 11 2 13
  Christin Duchamp 4 7 3 10 2 14
  Inese Geca-Miljone 5 7 3 10 4 1
  Zuzana Králová 5 4 6 10 8 7
  Iveta Koka 5 3 7 10 2 5
  Hanae Kubo 5 4 4 8 2 5
  Etsuko Wada 5 4 4 8 4 3
  Aki Tsuchida 5 2 5 7 8 5
  Deborah Iszraelewicz 5 5 1 6 2 13

Goaltending leadersEdit

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Player Mins GA SOG GAA SV%
  Yuka Oda 261:51 3 72 0.69 95.83
  Lolita Andrisevska 292:02 12 178 2.47 93.26
  Ludmila Nelibová 290:58 11 126 2.27 91.27
  Hege Moe 175:11 11 102 3.77 89.22
  Desiree Jacobs 149:45 17 135 6.81 87.41

Final standingsEdit

Rk. Team Notes
    Japan Promoted to the 2000 World Championships
    Norway
    France
4.   Czech Republic
5.   Latvia
6.   Denmark
7.   Slovakia Relegated to the 2001 World Championships Group B Qualification
8.   Netherlands Relegated to the 2001 World Championships Group B Qualification

2000 Qualification TournamentEdit

Six additional nations played in two regional qualifiers for entry into the 2000 world championship group B. Both groups were played in Székesfehérvár, Hungary, with Group B being a best two out of three.

Group AEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1   Italy 3 3 0 0 19 3 +16 6
2   Great Britain 3 2 0 1 32 5 +27 4
3   Hungary 3 1 0 2 8 17 −9 2
4   South Africa 3 0 0 3 1 35 −34 0

Italy qualified to 2000 World Championship Group B .

19 March 1999Hungary  6-0
(1-0,3-0,2-0)
  South Africa
19 March 1999Italy  4-1
(0-0,1-1,3-0)
  Great Britain
20 March 1999Hungary  1-8
(0-3,1-4,0-1)
  Italy
20 March 1999South Africa  0-22
(0-8,0-2,0-12)
  Great Britain
21 March 1999South Africa  1-7
(0-0,1-3,0-4)
  Italy
21 March 1999Hungary  1-9
(0-1,1-5,0-3)
  Great Britain

Group BEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1   Kazakhstan 2 2 0 0 9 3 +6 4
2   North Korea 2 0 0 2 3 9 −6 0

Kazakhstan qualified to 2000 World Championship Group B .

19 March 1999North Korea  3-4  Kazakhstan
21 March 1999Kazakhstan  5-0
(forfeit)
  North Korea

Scoring leadersEdit

Player GP G A Pts PIM +/-
  Michelle Smith 3 7 8 15 0 11
  Louise Wheeler 3 5 9 14 0 11
  Teresa Lewis 3 6 6 12 4 6
  Maria Leitner 3 5 3 8 0 3
  Claire Oldfield 3 5 2 7 4 7

ReferencesEdit

  • Duplacey, James (1998). Total Hockey: The official encyclopedia of the National Hockey League. Total Sports. pp. 487–9. ISBN 0-8362-7114-9.

External linksEdit