2007 IIHF Women's World Championship

The 2007 Women's World Ice Hockey Championships were held from April 3 to 10, 2007 in Winnipeg and Selkirk, Manitoba, Canada. There were no championships in 2006 due to the Torino Olympic tournament. Games were played at the MTS Centre and Selkirk Recreation Complex.

2007 IIHF Women's World Championship
2007 IIHF Women's World Championship.png
Tournament details
Host country Canada
DatesApril 3–10
Teams9
Venue(s)2 (in 2 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Gold medal blank.svg Canada (9th title)
Runner-up Silver medal blank.svg United States
Third place Bronze medal blank.svg Sweden
Fourth place Finland
Tournament statistics
Matches played20
Goals scored118 (5.9 per match)
Attendance119,231 (5,962 per match)
Scoring leader(s)Canada Hayley Wickenheiser
(14 points)
MVPHayley Wickenheiser
2005
2008

It was the tenth event, and was run by the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF). Canada, led by tournament MVP Hayley Wickenheiser, won its ninth world championship by defeating the USA 5–1 in the Gold Medal game. Following Sweden's historic Silver in the Olympics they captured their second world championship Bronze, blanking rival Finland 1–0. This championship stands as the only women's to have over one hundred thousand attendees.[1]

In June 2006, the IIHF expanded Pool A from 8 to 9 teams, restoring Russia, which had been demoted to Division I after the 2005 event. The decision was made due to the success of the 9-team pool in the 2004 Championships.[2] Because of this change, all teams demoted after the 2005 event were restored to their 2005 divisions for 2007. Three new countries entered the tournament for the first time in 2007.

Top DivisionEdit

Preliminary roundEdit

All times are local (UTC−5).

Group AEdit

Team Pld W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts
  United States 2 2 0 0 0 18 1 +17 6
  China 2 1 0 0 1 8 9 −1 3
  Kazakhstan 2 0 0 0 2 0 16 −16 0
April 3, 2007
19:30
Kazakhstan  0–9
(0–5, 0–2, 0–2)
  United StatesSelkirk Recreation Complex, Selkirk
Attendance: 951

April 4, 2007
19:30
China  7–0
(2–0, 3–0, 2–0)
  KazakhstanSelkirk Recreation Complex, Selkirk
Attendance: 849

April 5, 2007
19:30
United States  9–1
(4–1, 3–0, 2–0)
  ChinaSelkirk Recreation Complex, Selkirk
Attendance: 1,103

Group BEdit

Team Pld W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts
  Canada 2 2 0 0 0 17 0 +17 6
   Switzerland 2 1 0 0 1 1 9 −8 3
  Germany 2 0 0 0 2 0 9 −9 0
April 3, 2007
19:30
Switzerland   0–9
(0–5, 0–2, 0–2)
  CanadaMTS Centre, Winnipeg
Attendance: 10,706

April 4, 2007
19:30
Germany  0–1
(0–0, 0–1, 0–0)
   SwitzerlandMTS Centre, Winnipeg
Attendance: 4,102

April 5, 2007
19:30
Canada  8–0
(2–0, 2–0, 4–0)
  GermanyMTS Centre, Winnipeg
Attendance: 10,715

Group CEdit

Team Pld W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts
  Finland 2 1 1 0 0 5 0 +5 5
  Sweden 2 1 0 1 0 3 3 0 4
  Russia 2 0 0 0 2 2 7 −5 0
April 3, 2007
16:00
Russia  2–3
(0–2, 0–0, 2–1)
  SwedenMTS Centre, Winnipeg
Attendance: 3,243

April 4, 2007
16:00
Finland  4–0
(1–0, 1–0, 2–0)
  RussiaMTS Centre, Winnipeg
Attendance: 3,350

April 5, 2007
16:00
Sweden  0–1 OT
(0–0, 0–0, 0–0)
(OT: 0–1)
  FinlandMTS Centre, Winnipeg
Attendance: 4,069

Qualifying roundEdit

Group D (1–3 Place)Edit

Team Pld W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts
  Canada 2 1 1 0 0 10 4 +6 5
  United States 2 1 0 1 0 8 5 +3 4
  Finland 2 0 0 0 2 0 9 −9 0
April 7, 2007
15:30
United States  4–5 GWS
(2–1, 2–3, 0–0)
(OT: 0–0)
(SO: 0–1)
  CanadaMTS Centre, Winnipeg
Attendance: 15,003

April 8, 2007
19:30
Finland  0–4
(0–2, 0–1, 0–1)
  United StatesMTS Centre, Winnipeg
Attendance: 4,758

April 9, 2007
19:30
Canada  5–0
(3–0, 1–0, 1–0)
  FinlandMTS Centre, Winnipeg
Attendance: 10,691

Group E (4–6 Place)Edit

Team Pld W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts
  Sweden 2 2 0 0 0 16 2 +14 6
   Switzerland 2 1 0 0 1 5 5 0 3
  China 2 0 0 0 2 3 17 −14 0
April 7, 2007
19:30
China  1–5
(0–1, 1–2, 0–2)
   SwitzerlandMTS Centre, Winnipeg
Attendance: 4,048

April 8, 2007
15:30
Sweden  12–2
(2–1, 5–0, 5–1)
  ChinaMTS Centre, Winnipeg
Attendance: 3,500

April 9, 2007
16:00
Switzerland   0–4
(0–1, 0–1, 0–2)
  SwedenMTS Centre, Winnipeg
Attendance: 3,761

Consolation roundEdit

Group F (7–9 Place)Edit

Team Pld W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts
  Russia 2 2 0 0 0 11 1 +10 6
  Germany 2 1 0 0 1 4 4 0 3
  Kazakhstan 2 0 0 0 2 0 10 −10 0
April 7, 2007
12:00
Kazakhstan  0–3
(0–2, 0–0, 0–1)
  GermanyMTS Centre, Winnipeg
Attendance: 2,124

April 8, 2007
12:00
Russia  7–0
(0–0, 6–0, 1–0)
  KazakhstanMTS Centre, Winnipeg
Attendance: 1,959

April 9, 2007
12:00
Germany  1–4
(1–2, 0–0, 0–2)
  RussiaMTS Centre, Winnipeg
Attendance: 10,741

  Kazakhstan will be demoted to Division I for the 2008 Women's World Ice Hockey Championships.

Final roundEdit

Bronze medal gameEdit

April 10, 2007
15:30
Finland  0–1
(0–0, 0–0, 0–1)
  SwedenMTS Centre, Winnipeg
Attendance: 8,555

FinalEdit

April 10, 2007
19:30
Canada  5–1
(0–0, 3–0, 2–1)
  United StatesMTS Centre, Winnipeg
Attendance: 15,003

Awards and StatisticsEdit

Scoring leadersEdit

Pos Player Country GP G A Pts +/− PIM
1 Hayley Wickenheiser   Canada 5 8 6 14 +11 0
2 Krissy Wendell   United States 5 5 7 12 +5 8
3 Danielle Goyette   Canada 5 6 5 11 +10 0
4 Natalie Darwitz   United States 5 4 5 9 +6 6
5 Pernilla Winberg   Sweden 5 5 3 8 +8 8
6 Maria Rooth   Sweden 5 4 2 6 +5 4
7 Sarah Parsons   United States 5 3 3 6 +5 2
8 Erika Lawler   United States 5 2 4 6 +5 2
8 Sarah Vaillancourt   Canada 5 2 4 6 +6 4
10 Iya Gavrilova   Russia 4 4 1 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 Kim St-Pierre   Canada 180:00 1 0.33 97.96 2
2 Kim Martin   Sweden 175:02 3 1.03 95.77 0
3 Jennifer Harß   Germany 123:55 2 0.97 95.65 1
4 Sara Grahn   Sweden 126:30 2 0.95 94.29 1
5 Noora Räty   Finland 301:32 10 1.99 93.15 2
TOI = Time On Ice (minutes:seconds); GA = Goals Against; GAA = Goals Against Average; Sv% = Save Percentage; SO = Shutouts Source: IIHF.com

Directorate AwardsEdit

Source: IIHF.com

Media All-StarsEdit

Source: IIHF.com

Division IEdit

The following teams took part in the Division I tournament, held from April 2, 2007 through April 8, 2007 in Nikkō, Japan:

Team Pld W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts
  Japan 5 5 0 0 0 25 5 +20 15
  Latvia 5 3 0 1 1 13 9 +4 10
  France 5 1 1 2 1 10 17 −7 7
  Norway 5 2 0 0 3 8 9 −1 6
  Czech Republic 5 1 1 0 3 12 16 −4 5
  Denmark 5 0 1 0 4 5 17 −12 2

  Japan is promoted to the main tournament and   Denmark is demoted to Division II in the 2008 Women's World Ice Hockey Championships

02 April 2007Norway  1–2  France
02 April 2007Denmark  1–3  Czech Republic
02 April 2007Latvia  2–5  Japan
03 April 2007Czech Republic  1–3  Norway
03 April 2007France  3–2 (OT)  Latvia
03 April 2007Japan  4–1  Denmark
05 April 2007Latvia  5–0  Denmark
05 April 2007Czech Republic  5–4 (OT)  France
05 April 2007Japan  3–0  Norway
07 April 2007Czech Republic  1–2  Latvia
07 April 2007Denmark  1–4  Norway
07 April 2007France  0–7  Japan
08 April 2007Norway  0–2  Latvia
08 April 2007France  1–2 (OT)  Denmark
08 April 2007Japan  6–2  Czech Republic

StatisticsEdit

Scoring leadersEdit

Pos Player Country GP G A Pts +/− PIM
1 Yurie Adachi   Japan 5 6 4 10 +7 4
2 Laila Stolte   Latvia 5 6 2 8 +2 8
2 Iveta Koka   Latvia 5 4 4 8 +5 2
4 Chiaki Yamanaka   Japan 5 1 7 8 +6 6
5 Ami Nakamura   Japan 5 4 3 7 +3 2
6 Shoko Nihonyanagi   Japan 5 2 4 6 +7 6
7 Eva Holešová   Czech Republic 5 4 1 5 −1 6
7 Simona Studentová   Czech Republic 5 4 1 5 +5 0
9 Inese Geca-Miljone   Latvia 5 3 2 5 +4 2
10 Yuki Togawa   Japan 5 3 1 4 +1 4

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 Christine Smestad   Norway 219:40 6 1.64 94.92 0
2 Azusa Nakaoku   Japan 180:00 2 0.67 94.59 2
3 Lolita Andrisevska   Latvia 241:04 9 2.24 94.03 1
4 Petra Šmardová   Czech Republic 163:59 7 2.56 88.89 0
5 Orane Leenders   France 246:04 15 3.66 85.44 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 following teams took part in the Division II tournament, held from March 17, 2007 through March 23, 2007 in Pyongyang, North Korea.

Team Pld W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts
  Slovakia 5 5 0 0 0 25 3 +22 15
  Italy 5 2 2 0 1 14 15 −1 10
  North Korea 5 3 0 1 1 22 7 +15 10
  Austria 5 2 0 0 3 17 11 +6 6
  Netherlands 5 0 1 1 3 6 23 −17 3
  Slovenia 5 0 0 1 4 5 30 −25 1

  Slovakia is promoted to Division I and   Slovenia is demoted to Division III in the 2008 Women's World Ice Hockey Championships

17 March 2007North Korea  2–3 (OT)  Italy
17 March 2007Netherlands  0–6  Austria
17 March 2007Slovakia  8–0  Slovenia
18 March 2007Italy  2–1  Austria
18 March 2007Slovenia  2–3 (OT)  Netherlands
18 March 2007Slovakia  4–1  North Korea
20 March 2007Slovakia  4–0  Netherlands
20 March 2007Italy  5–3  Slovenia
20 March 2007North Korea  6–0  Austria
21 March 2007Netherlands  3–4 (OT)  Italy
21 March 2007Austria  2–3  Slovakia
21 March 2007Slovenia  0–6  North Korea
23 March 2007Austria  8–0  Slovenia
23 March 2007Italy  0–6  Slovakia
23 March 2007North Korea  7–0  Netherlands

StatisticsEdit

Scoring leadersEdit

Pos Player Country GP G A Pts +/− PIM
1 Denise Altmann   Austria 5 6 7 13 +8 0
2 Esther Kantor   Austria 5 3 6 9 +8 0
3 Petra Daňková   Slovakia 5 1 7 8 +10 4
4 Janka Čulíková   Slovakia 5 6 1 7 +10 6
5 Petra Jurčová   Slovakia 5 5 2 7 +8 2
6 Han Mi-song   North Korea 5 4 3 7 +7 2
7 Ri Sol-gyong   North Korea 5 3 4 7 +6 0
8 Sabina Florian   Italy 5 3 3 6 0 8
8 Jana Kapustová   Slovakia 5 3 3 6 +8 4
8 Martina Veličková   Slovakia 5 3 3 6 +6 4

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 Zuzana Tomčíková   Slovakia 300:00 3 0.60 96.77 3
2 Sandra Borschke   Austria 195:01 7 2.15 93.33 1
3 Hong Kum-sil   North Korea 272:49 7 1.54 92.39 1
4 Helena Kysela   Netherlands 221:56 17 4.60 85.47 0
5 Chiara Traversa   Italy 185:00 9 2.92 85.25 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 following teams took part in the Division III tournament, held from March 5, 2007 through March 10, 2007 in Sheffield, England:

Team Pld W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts
  Australia 5 4 1 0 0 41 9 +32 14
  Great Britain 5 4 0 1 0 57 8 +49 13
  Belgium 5 3 0 0 2 22 18 +4 9
  Hungary 5 2 0 0 3 22 19 +3 6
  South Korea 5 1 0 0 4 12 27 −15 3
  South Africa 5 0 0 0 5 4 77 −73 0

  Australia is promoted to Division II and   South Africa is demoted to Division IV in the 2008 Women's World Ice Hockey Championships

05 March 2007Belgium  4–2  South Korea
05 March 2007South Africa  1–18  Australia
05 March 2007Hungary  1–8  Great Britain
06 March 2007South Korea  8–1  South Africa
06 March 2007Belgium  5–0  Hungary
06 March 2007Great Britain  5–6 (OT)  Australia
07 March 2007Belgium  10–1  South Africa
07 March 2007Hungary  1–3  Australia
07 March 2007Great Britain  10–0  South Korea
09 March 2007Australia  8–2  Belgium
09 March 2007South Korea  2–6  Hungary
09 March 2007South Africa  0–27  Great Britain
10 March 2007Australia  6–0  South Korea
10 March 2007Hungary  14–1  South Africa
10 March 2007Great Britain  7–1  Belgium

StatisticsEdit

Scoring leadersEdit

Pos Player Country GP G A Pts +/− PIM
1 Debbie Palmer   Great Britain 5 7 10 17 +18 2
2 Laura Bryne   Great Britain 5 8 8 16 +16 8
3 Natasha Farrier   Australia 5 5 7 12 0 0
4 Nicola Bicknell   Great Britain 5 5 6 11 +17 0
4 Eleanor Maitland   Great Britain 5 5 6 11 +16 4
6 Hwangbo Young   South Korea 5 7 3 10 +5 6
7 Rylie Padjen   Australia 5 6 4 10 +9 2
7 Sara Verpoest   Belgium 5 6 4 10 0 0
9 Ramona Gagyor   Hungary 5 7 2 9 +4 8
10 Stephanie Boxall   Australia 5 5 4 5 +8 0

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 Shin So-jung   South Korea 185:43 13 4.20 92.97 0
2 Kristy Bruske   Australia 238:51 6 1.51 91.78 0
3 Monika Palotas   Hungary 260:00 18 4.15 90.37 0
4 Kelly Herring   Great Britain 185:00 7 1.68 90.28 1
5 Kristen Schonwetter   Belgium 211:38 16 4.54 90.06 1

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

Source: IIHF.com

Division IVEdit

The following teams took part in the Division IV tournament, held from March 26, 2007 through April 1, 2007 in Miercurea-Ciuc, Romania:

Team Pld W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts
  Croatia 5 5 0 0 0 41 6 +35 15
  Romania 5 4 0 0 1 44 12 +32 12
  New Zealand 5 3 0 0 2 45 9 +36 9
  Estonia 5 1 1 0 3 21 20 +1 5
  Iceland 5 1 0 1 3 17 23 −6 4
  Turkey 5 0 0 0 5 3 91 −88 0

  Croatia is promoted to Division III in the 2008 Women's World Ice Hockey Championships

26 March 2007Iceland  0–10  New Zealand
26 March 2007Estonia  0–12  Croatia
26 March 2007Romania  27–0  Turkey
27 March 2007New Zealand  3–4  Croatia
27 March 2007Turkey  1–14  Estonia
27 March 2007Romania  5–2  Iceland
29 March 2007New Zealand  19–0  Turkey
29 March 2007Iceland  0–3  Croatia
29 March 2007Romania  5–3  Estonia
30 March 2007Turkey  1–12  Iceland
30 March 2007Croatia  3–2  Romania
30 March 2007Estonia  0–9  New Zealand
01 April 2007Croatia  19–1  Turkey
01 April 2007Iceland  3–4 (OT)  Estonia
01 April 2007New Zealand  4–5  Romania

Awards and StatisticsEdit

Scoring leadersEdit

Pos Player Country GP G A Pts +/− PIM
1 Diana Kruseljposavec   Croatia 5 25 2 27 +19 4
2 Magdolna Dobondi   Romania 5 7 10 17 +14 6
3 Ibolya Sandor   Romania 5 6 9 15 +15 6
4 Sanja Vickovic   Croatia 5 4 9 13 +13 6
5 Alyx Anderson   New Zealand 5 4 8 12 +11 0
6 Shiree Haslemore   New Zealand 5 8 3 11 +15 2
7 Irina Pana   Romania 5 7 4 11 +13 2
8 Hollie Anderson   New Zealand 5 6 5 11 +8 12
8 Casey Redman   New Zealand 5 6 5 11 +6 6
10 Megan Gilchrist   New Zealand 5 5 6 11 +15 6

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 Lyndal Heineman   New Zealand 140:00 0 0.00 100.00 2
2 Petra Belobrk   Croatia 200:51 4 1.19 94.59 1
3 Beata Antal   Romania 172:44 7 2.43 91.25 0
4 Karitas Halldorsdottir   Iceland 160:00 14 5.25 87.61 0
5 Kaidi Ilves   Estonia 158:53 13 4.91 82.19 0

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

Source: IIHF.com

Directorate AwardsEdit

Source: IIHF.com

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Podnieks p. 26
  2. ^ "The IIHF Annual Congress made the following decisions in Riga during its session on May 19:" (PDF) (Volume 10 Number 4). International Ice Hockey Federation. June 2006. p. 2. Archived from the original (PDF) on 27 February 2014. Retrieved 17 February 2019.

External linksEdit