2000 IIHF Women's World Championship

The 2000 IIHF World Women's Championships was held April 3–9, 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 sixth consecutive gold medal at the World Championships defeating the United States.[1]

2000 IIHF Women's World Championship
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Tournament details
Host country Canada
DatesApril 3–9
Teams8
Venue(s)7 (in 7 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Gold medal blank.svg Canada (6th title)
Runner-up Silver medal blank.svg United States
Third place Bronze medal blank.svg Finland
Fourth place Sweden
Tournament statistics
Matches played20
Goals scored148 (7.4 per match)
Attendance57,444 (2,872 per match)
Scoring leader(s)United States Krissy Wendell (13 points)
1999
2001

In one of the closest finals competed, Canada took the tournament with a 2–1 final win, in overtime. Finland picked up their sixth consecutive bronze medal, with a win over Sweden.

This year's tournament also counted as qualification for the Salt Lake Olympics. With six automatic berths available, all four semi-finalists were assured Olympic participation. In the consolation round China defeated Germany and Russia defeated Japan, to join them.

TeamsEdit

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 AEdit

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 roundEdit

     Teams proceed to Final round
     Teams sent to Consolation round

Group AEdit

StandingsEdit

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

ResultsEdit

All times local

April 3, 2000
7:30 pm
Japan  0 – 9  CanadaHershey Centre
April 3, 2000
7:00 pm
China  1 – 1  SwedenMemorial Centre
April 4, 2000
7:00 pm
Sweden  10 – 0  JapanMemorial Arena
April 4, 2000
7:30 pm
Canada  8 – 1  ChinaMemorial Aud.
April 6, 2000
4:00 pm
China  3 – 0  JapanHershey Centre
April 6, 2000
7:30 pm
Canada  4 – 0  SwedenHershey Centre

Group BEdit

StandingsEdit

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

ResultsEdit

All times local

April 3, 2000
4:00 pm
Finland  7 – 1  RussiaHershey Centre
April 3, 2000
8:00 pm
Germany  1 – 16  United StatesBarrie Molson Centre
April 4, 2000
4:00 pm
Finland  4 – 1  GermanyHershey Centre
April 4, 2000
8:00 pm
United States  15 – 0  RussiaHershey Centre
April 6, 2000
7:00 pm
Russia  7 – 2  GermanyCivic Centre
April 6, 2000
7:00 pm
United States  4 – 3  FinlandThompson

Playoff RoundEdit

Consolation Round 5-8 PlaceEdit

April 7, 2000
4:00 pm
China  3 – 0  GermanyHershey Centre
April 7, 2000
7:30 pm
Japan  4 – 8  RussiaHershey Centre

Consolation Round 7-8 PlaceEdit

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

Consolation Round 5-6 PlaceEdit

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

Final roundEdit

  Semi finals
8 April 2000
    Finals
9 April 2000
                 
  A1   Canada 3   Gold Medal Game AOT
  B2   Finland 2    
        Canada 2
        United States 1
  B1   United States 7    
  A2   Sweden 1   Bronze Medal Game
 
  Finland 7
    Sweden 1

SemifinalsEdit

April 8, 2000
1:00 pm
Canada  3 – 2  FinlandHershey Centre
April 8, 2000
7:00 pm
United States  3 – 1  SwedenHershey Centre

Match for third placeEdit

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

FinalEdit

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

ChampionsEdit

 2000 IIHF World Women Championship Winners 
 
Canada
6th title

Scoring leadersEdit

Player GP G A Pts PIM +/-
  Krissy Wendell 5 2 11 13 6 10
  Stephanie O'Sullivan 5 5 7 12 2 12
  Karyn Bye 5 8 2 10 2 12
  Alana Blahoski 5 7 2 9 0 7
  Jayna Hefford 5 5 3 8 4 5
  Brandy Fisher 5 3 5 8 0 5
  Natalie Darwitz 5 2 6 8 18 10
  A.J. Mleczko 5 1 7 8 2 15
  Hayley Wickenheiser 5 1 7 8 4 8
  Katja Riipi 5 7 0 7 0 5

Goaltending leadersEdit

Player Mins GA GAA SV%
  Sami Jo Small 150:02 2 0.80 95.65
  Sarah Tueting 120:00 1 0.50 94.44
  Guo Hong 220:00 6 1.64 94.06
  Kim St-Pierre 149:58 3 1.20 93.48
  Tuula Puputti 238:23 9 2.27 92.56

Final standingsEdit

Rk. Team Notes
    Canada Qualified for 2002 Winter Olympic Games
    United States Qualified for 2002 Winter Olympic Games
    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 Division I

Qualified for 2002 Winter Olympic Games Qualification

World Championship Group BEdit

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 AwardsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ https://teamusa.usahockey.com/page/show/4286762-2000-iihf-women-s-world-championship
  2. ^ Collins Gem Hockey Facts and Stats 2009-10, p.542, Andrew Podnieks, Harper Collins Publishers Ltd, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, ISBN 978-1-55468-621-6
  • Podnieks, Andrew (2010). IIHF Media Guide & Record Book 2011. Moydart Press. pp. 26–7, 230–1.

External linksEdit