2001 Women's World Ice Hockey Championships (Lower Divisions)

The 2001 IIHF World Women's Championships Division I (formerly Pool 'B') were held between March 20 – March 25, 2001 in the city of Briançon, France. Switzerland won the tournament with a narrow 2–1 victory over Japan in the final.

2001 IIHF World Women's Championship
Division I
Tournament details
Host country France
DatesMarch 20 - March 25
Teams8
Venue(s)Briançon, France (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions Gold medal blank.svg  Switzerland (1st title)
Tournament statistics
Matches played20
Goals scored87 (4.35 per match)
Attendance14,527 (726 per match)
Scoring leader(s)Czech Republic Zuzana Kralova (5+3=8PTS)
2000
2003

For the third consecutive year the number of participants grew, with this year's third tier having ten nations in two groups. The two groups played independent of each other in Bucharest, Romania and Maribor, Slovenia. Initially the two group winners, Slovakia and the Netherlands, were promoted to Division I with Denmark and Norway being relegated to Division I Qualification. However, before the 2003 season was played the formation of the divisions were changed.

The women's tiers were reformatted for 2003, so there would be a top level of eight teams, and Divisions I, II, III each with 6 teams. The winner of the 2001 Division I tournament was promoted to the 2003 World Championship, replacing the nation relegated from there. The relegated team and the next five placed nations formed Division I for 2003. The bottom two teams from 2001 Division I along with the top four nations from the two qualifying tournaments formed the 2003 Division II. All remaining participants proceeded to the 2003 Division III.

World Championship Division IEdit

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. In the placing rounds, the first place teams played each other for the promotion, while the fourth place teams were relegated.

First roundEdit

     Teams proceed to Final
     Teams relegated to Division II

Group AEdit

Rk. Team GP W T L GF GA DIF PTS
1.   Japan 3 1 2 0 10 8 +2 4
2.   North Korea 3 1 1 1 10 14 -4 3
3.   France 3 1 1 1 7 8 -1 3
4.   Denmark 3 1 0 2 10 7 +3 2

ResultsEdit

All times local

March 20, 2001
5:30pm
Denmark  8 – 2
( 3 - 0 , 1 - 2, 4 - 0)
  North KoreaParc 1326
Attendance: 451
March 20, 2001
8:30pm
France  3 – 3
( 1 - 2 , 2 - 0 , 0 - 1)
  JapanParc 1326
Attendance: 1812
March 21, 2001
4:30pm
Japan  4 – 4
( 0 - 0 , 4 - 1, 0 - 3)
  North KoreaParc 1326
Attendance: 409
March 21, 2001
8:00pm
Denmark  1 – 2
( 0 - 0 , 1 - 2 , 0 - 0)
  FranceParc 1326
Attendance: 1592
March 23, 2001
11:30am
Japan  3 – 1
( 1 - 0 , 0 - 0, 2 - 1 )
  DenmarkParc 1326
Attendance: 413
March 23, 2001
2:30pm
North Korea  4 – 2
( 1 - 1 , 2 - 0 , 1 - 1 )
  FranceParc 1326
Attendance: 1867

Group BEdit

Rk. Team GP W T L GF GA DIF PTS
1.    Switzerland 3 3 0 0 16 2 +14 6
2.   Czech Republic 3 1 1 1 9 7 +2 3
3.   Latvia 3 1 1 1 6 8 -2 3
4.   Norway 3 0 0 3 2 16 -14 0

ResultsEdit

All times local

March 20, 2001
11:00pm
Latvia  0 – 4
( 0 - 1 , 0 - 2 , 0 - 1 )
   SwitzerlandParc 1326
Attendance: 300
March 20, 2001
4:30pm
Norway  0 – 5
( 0 - 1 , 0 - 2 , 0 - 2 )
  Czech RepublicParc 1326
Attendance: 427
March 22, 2001
4:30pm
Norway  1 – 3
( 0 - 2 , 0 - 0 , 1 - 1 )
  LatviaParc 1326
Attendance: 513
March 22, 2001
8:00pm
Switzerland   4 – 1
( 2 - 0 , 1 - 0 , 1 - 1 )
  Czech RepublicParc 1326
Attendance: 946
March 23, 2001
5:30pm
Czech Republic  3 – 3
( 1 - 1 , 0 - 2 , 2 - 0 )
  LatviaParc 1326
Attendance: 476
March 23, 2001
8:00pm
Switzerland   8 – 1
( 6 - 1 , 0 - 0 , 2 - 0 )
  NorwayParc 1326
Attendance: 1337

Playoff RoundEdit

Match for seventh placeEdit

March 25, 2001
11:30am
Denmark  2 – 4
( 1 - 2 , 1 - 0 , 0 - 2 )
  NorwayParc 1326
Attendance: 319

Match for fifth placeEdit

March 25, 2001
2:30pm
Latvia  1 – 2
( 0 - 1 , 1 - 1 , 0 - 0 )
  FranceParc 1326
Attendance: 1555

Match for third placeEdit

March 25, 2001
5:30pm
Czech Republic  3 – 2
(0 - 1, 1 - 0, 1 - 1, 0 - 0, 1 - 0)
  North KoreaParc 1326
Attendance: 1030

FinalEdit

March 25, 2001
8:30pm
Switzerland   2 – 1
( 2 - 0 , 0 - 1 , 0 - 0 )
  JapanParc 1326
Attendance: 1980

Scoring leadersEdit

Player GP G A Pts PIM +/-
  Zuzana Kralova 4 5 3 8 0 1
  Anne-Sofie Lund 4 6 0 6 2 2
  Iveta Koka 4 4 2 6 0 3
  Sandrine Ray 4 4 2 6 6 5
  Kathrin Lehmann 4 3 3 5 0 6
  Jeanette Marty 4 1 4 5 8 4
  Simona Studentova 4 3 1 4 6 1
  Han Song Nyo 4 3 1 4 8 0
  Inese Geca-Miljone 4 2 2 4 4 3
  Prisca Mosimann 4 2 2 4 4 5
  Sophie Serre 4 2 2 4 4 –1

Goaltending leadersEdit

Player Mins GA SOG GAA SV%
  Riitta Schaeublin 188:13 2 90 0.64 97.78
  Lolita Andrisevska 240:00 10 207 2.50 95.17
  Radka Lhotska 208:35 7 112 2.01 93.75
  Hege Moe 100:00 4 62 2.40 93.55
  Birgitte Andersen 239:16 11 169 2.76 93.49

ChampionsEdit

 2001 IIHF World Women Championship Pool B Winners 
 
Switzerland
1st title

Final standingsEdit

Rk. Team Notes
     Switzerland Promoted to the 2003 World Championships
    Japan
    Czech Republic
4.   North Korea
5.   France
6.   Latvia
7.   Norway Relegated to the 2003 World Championships Division II
8.   Denmark Relegated to the 2003 World Championships Division II

2003 Division I QualificationEdit

At the time these tournaments were played it was understood that the winner of each group would be promoted to Division I for 2003. With the reorganization of the lower tiers into smaller groups the winners and second-place finishers of both tournaments were sent to Division II, with the remaining six nations comprising Division III.

Group AEdit

Played in Bucharest Romania March 5–11, 2001.

Team Games Won Drawn Lost Points difference Points
1   Netherlands 4 4 0 0 27 - 04 8
2   Italy 4 3 0 1 33 - 04 6
3   Belgium 4 2 0 2 12 - 16 4
4   South Africa 4 1 0 3 12 - 20 2
5   Romania 4 0 0 4 02 - 42 0

Netherlands and Italy qualified in 2003 World Championship Division II

05 March 2001South Africa  3-4
(1-1,2-2,0-1)
  Belgium
05 March 2001Romania  1-14
(1-7,0-2,0-5)
  Netherlands
06 March 2001Italy  9-1
(4-0,4-1,1-0)
  South Africa
06 March 2001Romania  0-7
(0-3,0-4,0-0)
  Belgium
08 March 2001Romania  0-15
(0-4,0-8,0-3)
  Italy
08 March 2001Belgium  0-5
(0-1,0-2,0-2)
  Netherlands
09 March 2001Netherlands  2-1
(2-0,0-1,0-0)
  Italy
09 March 2001Romania  1-6
(1-1,0-4,0-1)
  South Africa
11 March 2001Netherlands  6-2
(2-0,2-1,2-1)
  South Africa
11 March 2001Italy  8-1
(1-1,3-0,4-0)
  Belgium

Scoring leadersEdit

Player GP G A Pts PIM +/-
  Maria Pepels 4 8 4 12 4 10
  Nadia Kemp 4 9 1 10 2 –3
  Federica Zandegiacomo 4 8 0 8 0 8
  Sabrian Viel 4 4 4 8 0 10
  Evelyn Bazzanella 4 2 5 7 4 5
  Waltraud Kaser 4 4 2 6 4 6
  Nancy Van Der Linden 4 4 2 6 22 9
  Sara Verpoest 4 2 4 6 6 3
  Myrthe Martens 4 4 1 5 2 9
  Barbara Da Rold 4 4 1 5 4 8

Goaltending leadersEdit

Player Mins GA SOG GAA SV%
  Helena Kysela 150:56 2 23 0.80 91.30
  Michaela Mair 120:00 2 22 1.00 90.91
  Ilse Vangheel 120:00 8 70 4.00 88.57
  Ngoc Lam Kim 120:00 2 16 1.00 87.50
  Jennifer Sharland 104:01 11 66 6.35 83.33

Group BEdit

Played in Maribor Slovenia March 20–25, 2001.

Team Games Won Drawn Lost Points difference Points
1   Slovakia 4 4 0 0 48 - 02 8
2   Great Britain 4 3 0 1 29 - 06 6
3   Australia 4 2 0 2 13 - 15 4
4   Hungary 4 1 0 3 07 - 28 2
5   Slovenia 4 0 0 4 03 - 50 0

Slovakia and Great Britain qualified in 2003 World Championship Division II

20 March 2001Hungary  0-12
(0-3,0-5,0-4)
  Slovakia
20 March 2001Slovenia  0-12
(0-5,0-5,0-2)
  Great Britain
21 March 2001Slovenia  2-7
(1-3,1-1,0-3)
  Australia
21 March 2001Great Britain  12-0
(4-0,5-0,3-0)
  Hungary
22 March 2001Slovakia  9-1
(5-1,3-0,1-0)
  Australia
23 March 2001Slovenia  0-23
(0-5,0-8,0-10)
  Slovakia
24 March 2001Great Britain  4-2
(0-1,2-0,2-1)
  Australia
24 March 2001Slovenia  1-7
(0-3,0-3,1-1)
  Hungary
25 March 2001Australia  3-0
(0-0,3-0,0-0)
  Hungary
25 March 2001Slovakia  4-1
(1-0,1-0,2-1)
  Great Britain

Scoring leadersEdit

Player GP G A Pts PIM +/-
  Michaela Durcanska 4 5 9 14 4 16
  Katarina Buocikova 4 5 6 11 0 11
  Bozena Kevesova 4 8 2 10 2 14
  Petra Babiakova 4 6 3 9 2 12
  Zuzana Moravčíková 4 5 4 9 0 14
  Michelle Smith 4 6 2 8 4 9
  Louise Wheeler 4 4 4 8 2 6
  Lucia Petrovicova 4 2 6 8 2 19
  Natalia Babonyova 4 4 3 7 0 9
  Melissa Rulli 4 4 2 6 8 1

Goaltending leadersEdit

Player Mins GA SOG GAA SV%
  Jana Tistanova 150:38 1 32 0.40 96.88
  Amy Johnson 120:00 2 32 1.00 93.75
  Vicky Robbins 120:00 4 54 2.00 91.11
  Ashliegh Sluga 223:20 10 93 2.69 89.25
  Monika Kiskartali 169:55 17 118 6.00 85.59

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