2004 IIHF Women's World Championship

The 2004 IIHF World Women's Championships were held March 30 – April 6, 2004 in Halifax and Dartmouth, Canada. The Canadian national women's hockey team won their eighth straight World Championships. The event had 9 teams, because the 2003 event was cancelled due to the SARS epidemic, therefore no teams were relegated and the winners of the 2002 and 2003 Division I tournaments qualified. Canada won their 37th consecutive World Championship game before losing 3–1 in their third game. They later avenged their loss to the US by defeating them in the gold medal game 2–1. Sweden and Finland also met each other twice, with Finland winning the bronze medal game 3–2 improving on the earlier draw.

2004 IIHF Women's World Championship
2004 IIHF Women's World Championship logo.svg
Tournament details
Host country Canada
DatesMarch 30 – April 6
Teams9
Venue(s)2 (in 2 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Gold medal blank.svg Canada (8th title)
Runner-up Silver medal blank.svg United States
Third place Bronze medal blank.svg Finland
Fourth place Sweden
Tournament statistics
Matches played20
Goals scored129 (6.45 per match)
Attendance89,461 (4,473 per match)
Scoring leader(s)Canada Jennifer Botterill (11 points)
MVPJennifer Botterill
2003
2005

In addition to being the qualifications for the 2005 world tournaments, this year also finalized the qualification for the Torino Olympics.

Top DivisionEdit

Preliminary roundEdit

Group AEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Canada (H) 2 2 0 0 24 0 +24 4 Group D
2   Germany 2 1 0 1 4 15 −11 2 Group E
3   China 2 0 0 2 2 15 −13 0 Group F
Source:[citation needed]
(H) Host.
30 March 2004
20:00
China  0–11
(0–4, 0–3, 0–4)
  CanadaHalifax Metro Centre, Halifax
Attendance: 5,447

31 March 2004
20:00
Germany  4–2
(0–1, 1–1, 3–0)
  ChinaHalifax Metro Centre, Halifax
Attendance: 3,507

1 April 2004
20:00
Canada  13–0
(8–0, 3–0, 2–0)
  GermanyHalifax Metro Centre, Halifax
Attendance: 7,251

Group BEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   United States 2 2 0 0 17 1 +16 4 Group D
2   Russia 2 1 0 1 2 9 −7 2 Group E
3    Switzerland 2 0 0 2 2 11 −9 0 Group F
30 March 2004
16:00
Switzerland   1–9
(1–1, 0–4, 0–4)
  United StatesHalifax Metro Centre, Halifax
Attendance: 4,900

31 March 2004
16:00
Russia  2–1
(1–0, 1–0, 0–1)
   SwitzerlandHalifax Metro Centre, Halifax
Attendance: 3,274

1 April 2004
16:00
United States  8–0
(2–0, 2–0, 4–0)
  RussiaHalifax Metro Centre, Halifax
Attendance: 6,185

Group CEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Sweden 2 1 1 0 10 4 +6 3 Group D
2   Finland 2 1 1 0 3 2 +1 3 Group E
3   Japan 2 0 0 2 2 9 −7 0 Group F
30 March 2004
18:00
Japan  2–8
(0–2, 2–4, 0–2)
  SwedenDartmouth Sportsplex, Dartmouth
Attendance: 1,238

31 March 2004
18:00
Finland  1–0
(1–0, 0–0, 0–0)
  JapanDartmouth Sportsplex, Dartmouth
Attendance: 1,221

1 April 2004
18:00
Sweden  2–2
(2–0, 0–1, 0–1)
  FinlandDartmouth Sportsplex, Dartmouth
Attendance: 1,412

Qualifying roundEdit

Group DEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   United States 2 2 0 0 12 3 +9 4 Final
2   Canada (H) 2 1 0 1 8 4 +4 2
3   Sweden 2 0 0 2 3 16 −13 0 Bronze medal game
Source:[citation needed]
(H) Host.
3 April 2004
16:10
Canada  1–3
(1–2, 0–1, 0–0)
  United StatesHalifax Metro Centre, Halifax
Attendance: 8,505

4 April 2004
20:10
Sweden  1–7
(1–0, 0–4, 0–3)
  CanadaHalifax Metro Centre, Halifax
Attendance: 5,816

5 April 2004
20:00
United States  9–2
(3–1, 1–1, 5–0)
  SwedenHalifax Metro Centre, Halifax
Attendance: 4,972

Group EEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
4   Finland 2 2 0 0 6 1 +5 4 Bronze medal game
5   Russia 2 1 0 1 5 4 +1 2
6   Germany 2 0 0 2 2 8 −6 0
3 April 2004
20:00
Germany  2–4
(0–1, 2–2, 0–1)
  RussiaHalifax Metro Centre, Halifax
Attendance: 4,144

4 April 2004
16:00
Finland  4–0
(2–0, 1–0, 1–0)
  GermanyHalifax Metro Centre, Halifax
Attendance: 6,599

5 April 2004
16:00
Russia  1–2
(1–0, 0–2, 0–0)
  FinlandHalifax Metro Centre, Halifax
Attendance: 5,976

Group FEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Relegation
7   China 2 2 0 0 11 5 +6 4
8    Switzerland 2 1 0 1 7 6 +1 2 Relegation to 2005 Division I
9   Japan 2 0 0 2 2 9 −7 0
3 April 2004
18:00
China  6–3
(2–1, 3–1, 1–1)
   SwitzerlandDartmouth Sportsplex, Dartmouth
Attendance: 1,197

4 April 2004
18:00
Japan  2–5
(0–2, 0–1, 2–2)
  ChinaDartmouth Sportsplex, Dartmouth
Attendance: 1,205

5 April 2004
18:00
Switzerland   4–0
(0–0, 1–0, 3–0)
  JapanDartmouth Sportsplex, Dartmouth
Attendance: 996

Final roundEdit

Bronze medal gameEdit

6 April 2004
16:00
Finland  3–2
(2–0, 1–0, 4–0)
  SwedenHalifax Metro Centre, Halifax
Attendance: 5,111

FinalEdit

6 April 2004
20:10
United States  0–2
(0–0, 0–1, 0–1)
  CanadaHalifax Metro Centre, Halifax
Attendance: 10,506

Final standingsEdit

    Canada
    United States
    Finland
4   Sweden
5   Russia
6   Germany
7   China
8    Switzerland
9   Japan

Awards and statisticsEdit

Scoring leadersEdit

Pos Player Country GP G A Pts +/− PIM
1 Jennifer Botterill   Canada 5 3 8 11 +8 0
2 Natalie Darwitz   United States 5 7 3 10 +7 2
2 Jayna Hefford   Canada 5 7 3 10 +6 2
4 Caroline Ouellette   Canada 5 3 6 9 +10 0
5 Krissy Wendell   United States 4 4 3 7 +7 0
6 Angela Ruggiero   United States 5 2 5 7 +9 2
6 Danielle Goyette   Canada 5 2 5 7 +7 6
8 Cherie Piper   Canada 5 1 6 7 +7 4
9 Jenny Potter   United States 5 3 3 6 +6 4
10 Katie King   United States 5 2 4 6 +6 2
10 Elin Holmlöv   Sweden 5 2 4 6 −1 8

GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; +/− = Plus-minus; PIM = Penalties In Minutes
Source: IIHF.com

Goaltending leadersEdit

(minimum 40% team's total ice time)

Pos Player Country TOI GA GAA Sv% SO
1 Kim St. Pierre   Canada 179:44 3 1.00 95.16 2
2 Pam Dreyer   United States 158:39 4 1.51 92.86 0
2 Chanda Gunn   United States 139:18 2 0.86 92.86 2
4 Florence Schelling    Switzerland 166:14 5 1.80 92.42 1
5 Heidi Wiik   Finland 240:00 5 1.25 92.19 1

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

Directorate AwardsEdit

All-Star teamEdit

Division IEdit

The Division I IIHF World Women's Championships were held March 14–20, 2004 in Ventspils, Latvia

  GP W T L GF GA Pts
  Kazakhstan 5 4 1 0 15 4 9
  Czech Republic 5 3 1 1 19 11 7
  Latvia 5 3 1 1 18 15 7
  France 5 1 2 2 14 13 4
  Norway 5 1 1 3 18 17 3
  North Korea 5 0 0 5 5 29 0

  Kazakhstan is promoted to the 2005 Women's World Ice Hockey Championships,   Norway and   North Korea are demoted to Division II

14 March 2004Norway  3–3  France
14 March 2004Latvia  1–4  Czech Republic
14 March 2004North Korea  1–4  Kazakhstan
15 March 2004Czech Republic  4–3  Norway
15 March 2004France  6–0  North Korea
15 March 2004Kazakhstan  3–3  Latvia
17 March 2004Kazakhstan  1–0  Norway
17 March 2004Czech Republic  3–3  France
17 March 2004North Korea  1–4  Latvia
18 March 2004France  0–4  Kazakhstan
18 March 2004Czech Republic  8–1  North Korea
18 March 2004Latvia  7–5  Norway
20 March 2004Norway  7–2  North Korea
20 March 2004France  2–3  Latvia
20 March 2004Kazakhstan  3–0  Czech Republic

Awards and statisticsEdit

Directorate AwardsEdit

Source: Passionhockey.com

Scoring leadersEdit

Pos Player Country GP G A Pts +/− PIM
1 Hege Ask   Norway 5 5 3 8 0 2
2 Iveta Koka   Latvia 5 2 6 8 +7 2
3 Drahomíra Fialová   Czech Republic 5 4 2 6 +3 2
3 Eva Holešova   Czech Republic 5 4 2 6 −1 4
3 Zuzana Králová   Czech Republic 5 4 2 6 +5 4
3 Christine Duchamp   France 5 4 2 6 −1 10
7 Lyubov Alexeyeva   Kazakhstan 5 3 3 6 +10 4
8 Inese Geca-Miljone   Latvia 5 5 0 5 +5 4
9 Olga Potapova   Kazakhstan 5 4 1 5 +10 4
10 Helene Martinsen   Norway 5 4 1 5 +3 14

GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; +/− = Plus-minus; PIM = Penalties In Minutes
Source: IIHF.com

Goaltending leadersEdit

(minimum 40% team's total ice time)

Pos Player Country TOI GA GAA Sv% SO
1 Yelena Kuznetsova   Kazakhstan 298:57 4 0.80 95.70 3
2 Radka Lhotská   Czech Republic 180:00 5 1.67 93.06 0
3 Lolita Andriševska   Latvia 300:00 14 2.80 92.86 0
3 Nolwenn Rousselle   France 300:00 11 2.20 92.86 1
5 Petra Šmardová   Czech Republic 120:00 4 2.00 91.49 0

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

Division IIEdit

The Division II IIHF World Women's Championships will be held March 14–20, 2004 in Sterzing, Italy

  GP W T L GF GA Pts
  Denmark 5 4 1 0 24 7 9
  Italy 5 4 0 1 24 7 8
  Slovakia 5 3 1 1 28 7 7
  Netherlands 5 2 0 3 8 14 4
  Australia 5 1 0 4 6 32 2
  Great Britain 5 0 0 5 6 29 0

  Denmark is promoted to Division I while   Australia and   Great Britain are demoted to Division III in the 2005 Women's World Ice Hockey Championships

14 March 2004Netherlands  1–5  Slovakia
14 March 2004Great Britain  2–3  Denmark
14 March 2004Italy  7–0  Australia
15 March 2004Denmark  4–1  Netherlands
15 March 2004Slovakia  8–1  Australia
15 March 2004Italy  10–2  Great Britain
17 March 2004Denmark  10–0  Australia
17 March 2004Great Britain  0–1  Netherlands
17 March 2004Italy  2–1  Slovakia
18 March 2004Netherlands  5–1  Australia
18 March 2004Slovakia  11–0  Great Britain
18 March 2004Italy  1–4  Denmark
20 March 2004Denmark  3–3  Slovakia
20 March 2004Australia  4–2  Great Britain
20 March 2004Italy  4–0  Netherlands

Awards and statisticsEdit

Directorate AwardsEdit

Source: Passionhockey.com

Scoring leadersEdit

Pos Player Country GP G A Pts +/− PIM
1 Nicole Bona   Italy 5 3 9 12 +7 8
2 Maria Leitner   Italy 5 7 4 11 +10 2
3 Tine Perry   Denmark 5 5 5 10 +3 6
4 Marie Henriksen   Denmark 5 3 7 10 +7 0
5 Sofie Lund   Denmark 5 8 1 9 +4 2
6 Sabina Florian   Italy 5 6 1 7 +6 6
7 Martina Veličková   Slovakia 5 5 2 7 +5 2
8 Zuzana Moravčíková   Slovakia 5 4 2 6 +10 2
9 Natalie Babonyová   Slovakia 5 3 3 6 +5 6
10 Maria Olausson   Denmark 5 5 0 5 +7 2

GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; +/− = Plus-minus; PIM = Penalties In Minutes
Source: IIHF.com

Goaltending leadersEdit

(minimum 40% team's total ice time)

Pos Player Country TOI GA GAA Sv% SO
1 Andrea Risova   Slovakia 120:00 1 0.50 95.00 1
2 Debora Montanari   Italy 247:10 4 0.97 94.81 3
3 Camilla Bedmar   Denmark 240:00 6 1.50 93.18 1
4 Helena Kysela   Netherlands 300:00 13 2.60 93.16 1
5 Vicky Robbins   Great Britain 245:39 19 4.54 91.88 0

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

Division IIIEdit

The Division III IIHF Women World Championships were held March 21–28, 2004 in Maribor, Slovenia.

  GP W T L GF GA Pts
  Austria 5 5 0 0 35 4 10
  Slovenia 5 4 0 1 28 8 8
  Hungary 5 3 0 2 15 20 6
  Belgium 5 2 0 3 13 19 4
  Romania 5 1 0 4 4 21 2
  South Korea 5 0 0 5 7 30 0

  Austria was promoted to Division II at the 2005 Women's World Ice Hockey Championships, while both   Romania and   South Korea were relegated to the newly formed Division IV.

21 March 2004Austria  8–1  Hungary
21 March 2004South Korea  1–2  Belgium
21 March 2004Slovenia  5–0  Romania
22 March 2004Belgium  1–10  Austria
22 March 2004Hungary  3–0  Romania
22 March 2004Slovenia  10–1  South Korea
24 March 2004Romania  4–3  South Korea
24 March 2004Belgium  3–4  Hungary
24 March 2004Slovenia  1–3  Austria
25 March 2004Belgium  6–0  Romania
25 March 2004South Korea  1–10  Austria
25 March 2004Slovenia  8–3  Hungary
27 March 2004Hungary  4–1  South Korea
27 March 2004Austria  4–0  Romania
27 March 2004Slovenia  4–1  Belgium

Awards and statisticsEdit

Directorate AwardsEdit

Source: Passionhockey.com

Scoring leadersEdit

Pos Player Country GP G A Pts +/− PIM
1 Jasmina Rošar   Slovenia 5 11 6 17 +9 8
2 Ina Prezelj   Slovenia 5 9 8 17 +9 4
3 Denise Altmann   Austria 5 6 5 11 +14 10
4 Eva Maria Schwarzler   Austria 5 6 3 9 +14 2
5 Pia Pren   Slovenia 5 4 3 7 +9 2
6 Esther Kantor   Austria 5 3 3 6 +10 4
7 Cacilia Reichel   Austria 5 3 3 6 +9 0
8 Sonja Ban   Austria 5 4 1 5 +10 0
8 Kerstin Oberhuber   Austria 5 4 1 5 +12 2
8 Edit Darányi   Hungary 5 4 1 5 +1 6
8 Tímea Tóvölgyi   Hungary 5 4 1 5 +1 2

GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; +/− = Plus-minus; PIM = Penalties In Minutes
Source: [ IIHF.com]

Goaltending leadersEdit

Player Mins GA SOG GAA SV%
  Nina Geyer 151:13 2 58 0.79 96.55
  Hedvika Korbar 239:30 3 64 0.75 95.31
  Beata Antal 293:13 18 231 3.68 92.21
  Doris Abele 148:47 2 24 0.81 91.67
  Eszter Kökényesi 280:00 15 142 3.21 89.44

CitationsEdit

  1. ^ Collins gem Hockey Facts and Stats 2009–10, p.544, Andrew Podnieks, Harper Collins Publishers Ltd, Toronto, Canada, ISBN 978-1-55468-621-6

ReferencesEdit