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The 2008 Women's World Ice Hockey Championships were held from April 4 to April 13, 2008, in Harbin, People's Republic of China. It was the 11th event, and was run by the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF).

2008 IIHF World Women's Championship
2008年世界女子冰球锦标 (Simplified Chinese)
2008年世界女子冰球錦標 (Traditional Chinese)
2008 IIHF Women's World Championship.png
Tournament details
Host country China
Dates4–12 April 2008
Teams9
Venue(s)2 (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions Gold medal blank.svg United States (2nd title)
Runner-up Silver medal blank.svg Canada
Third place Bronze medal blank.svg Finland
Fourth place  Switzerland
Tournament statistics
Matches played20
Goals scored117 (5.85 per match)
Attendance22,910 (1,146 per match)
Scoring leader(s)United States Natalie Darwitz
(10 points points)
MVPFinland Noora Räty
2007
2009

Promotions and relegations reflect the results of the 2007 Women's World Ice Hockey Championships.

For the eleventh straight tournament, Canada met the United States in the gold-medal match and, for only the second time out of 11, the American team defeated the Canadians for the gold medal. This tournament was the first IIHF Women's tournament in which the host nation (in this case, China) failed to medal. The Swiss competed for a medal for the first time, losing to Finland in the Bronze medal game.

Contents

Top DivisionEdit

Preliminary roundEdit

Group AEdit

Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA PTS
  Canada 2 2 0 0 0 19 1 6
  Russia 2 1 0 0 1 6 11 3
  China 2 0 0 0 2 3 16 0

All times local (GMT+8).

April 4, 2008
15:00
Russia  1–8
( 1 – 2, 0 – 2, 0 – 4 )
  CanadaHongbo Arena
Attendance: 1232
April 5, 2008
15:00
China  3–5
( 1 – 1, 0 – 2, 2 – 2 )
  RussiaHongbo Arena
Attendance: 2009
April 6, 2008
15:00
Canada  11–0
( 4 – 0, 3 – 0, 4 – 0 )
  ChinaHongbo Arena
Attendance: 1892

Group BEdit

Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA PTS
  United States 2 2 0 0 0 15 2 6
   Switzerland 2 1 0 0 1 4 7 3
  Germany 2 0 0 0 2 1 11 0

All times local (GMT+8).

April 4, 2008
19:00
Germany  1–8
( 1 – 1, 0 – 3, 0 – 4 )
  United StatesHongbo Arena
Attendance: 1390
April 5, 2008
19:00
Switzerland   3–0
( 1 – 0, 2 – 0, 0 – 0 )
  GermanyHongbo Arena
Attendance: 887
April 6, 2008
19:00
United States  7–1
( 1 – 0, 2 – 1, 4 – 0 )
   SwitzerlandHongbo Arena
Attendance: 845

Group CEdit

Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA PTS
  Finland 2 1 1 0 0 9 3 5
  Sweden 2 1 0 1 0 7 3 4
  Japan 2 0 0 0 2 1 11 0

All times local (GMT+8).

April 4, 2008
19:00
Japan  0–5
( 0 – 2, 0 – 2, 0 – 1 )
  SwedenBaqu Arena
Attendance: 1543
April 5, 2008
19:00
Finland  6–1
( 0 – 0, 2 – 1, 4 – 0 )
  JapanBaqu Arena
Attendance: 896
April 6, 2008
19:00
Sweden  2–3
( 1 – 1, 0 – 0, 1 – 1, 0 – 1 )
  FinlandBaqu Arena
Attendance: 866

Qualifying roundEdit

Group D (1–3 Place)Edit

Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA PTS
  United States 2 1 0 1 0 4 3 4
  Canada 2 1 0 0 1 6 6 3
  Finland 2 0 1 0 1 3 4 2

All times local (GMT+8).

April 8, 2008
12:00
United States  0–1
( 0 – 0, 0 – 0, 0 – 0, 0 – 1 )
  FinlandHongbo Arena
Attendance: 804
April 9, 2008
12:00
Finland  2–4
( 1 – 1, 0 – 3, 1 – 0 )
  CanadaHongbo Arena
Attendance: 963
April 10, 2008
12:00
Canada  2–4
( 2 – 1, 0 – 1, 0 – 2 )
  United StatesHongbo Arena
Attendance: 1096

Group E (4–6 Place)Edit

Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA PTS
   Switzerland 2 1 1 0 0 6 4 5
  Sweden 2 1 0 1 0 6 5 4
  Russia 2 0 0 0 2 2 5 0

All times local (GMT+8).

April 8, 2008
15:30
Switzerland   4–3
( 2 – 1, 1 – 2, 0 – 0, 0 – 0, 1 – 0 )
  SwedenHongbo Arena
Attendance: 812
April 9, 2008
15:30
Sweden  3–1
( 1 – 0, 1 – 0, 1 – 1 )
  RussiaHongbo Arena
Attendance: 804
April 10, 2008
15:30
Russia  1–2
( 0 – 1, 1 – 1, 0 – 0 )
   SwitzerlandHongbo Arena
Attendance: 884

Consolation roundEdit

Group F (7–9 Place)Edit

Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA PTS
  Japan 2 1 0 0 1 4 3 3
  China 2 1 0 0 1 5 5 3
  Germany 2 1 0 0 1 4 5 3

All times local (GMT+8).

April 8, 2008
19:00
Germany  2–1
( 2 – 1, 0 – 0, 0 – 0 )
  JapanHongbo Arena
Attendance: 833
April 9, 2008
19:00
Japan  3–1
( 1 – 0, 0 – 0, 2 – 1 )
  ChinaHongbo Arena
Attendance: 2146
April 10, 2008
19:00
China  4–2
( 1 – 1, 0 – 1, 3 – 0 )
  GermanyHongbo Arena
Attendance: 1984

  Germany is relegated to Division I for the 2009 Women's World Ice Hockey Championships.

Final roundEdit

Match for third placeEdit

All times local (GMT+8).

April 12, 2008
15:30
Finland  4–1
( 0 – 1, 1 – 0, 3 – 0 )
   SwitzerlandHongbo Arena
Attendance: 1024

FinalEdit

All times local (GMT+8).

April 12, 2008
19:00
United States  4–3
( 2 – 1, 2 – 0, 0 – 2 )
  CanadaHongbo Arena

Awards and StatisticsEdit

Scoring leadersEdit

Pos Player Country GP G A Pts +/− PIM
1 Natalie Darwitz   United States 5 6 4 10 +7 2
2 Hayley Wickenheiser   Canada 5 3 6 9 +2 6
3 Jennifer Botterill   Canada 5 4 4 8 +4 4
4 Jayna Hefford   Canada 5 3 5 8 +4 8
5 Cherie Piper   Canada 5 2 6 8 +2 0
6 Jenny Potter   United States 5 5 2 7 +5 2
7 Julie Chu   United States 5 0 7 7 +2 2
8 Yekaterina Smolentseva   Russia 4 4 2 6 +4 33
9 Kathrin Lehmann    Switzerland 5 4 2 6 +5 8
9 Stefanie Marty    Switzerland 5 4 2 6 +6 10
9 Sarah Vaillancourt   Canada 5 4 2 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 Noora Räty   Finland 243:42 6 1.48 92.59 1
2 Florence Schelling    Switzerland 305:00 15 2.95 91.89 1
3 Azusa Nakaoku   Japan 179:31 8 2.67 91.01 0
4 Charline Labonté   Canada 138:29 3 1.30 90.91 1
5 Jessie Vetter   United States 243:42 7 1.72 88.14 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

Media All-StarsEdit

Source:[1]

Division IEdit

The following teams took part of the Division I tournament, which was played in Ventspils, Latvia, at Ventspils OC Ice Hall from March 10 through March 16, 2008.

Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA PTS
  Kazakhstan 5 4 0 0 1 14 8 12
  Slovakia 5 3 1 0 1 14 11 11
  Czech Republic 5 2 1 0 2 12 11 8
  France 5 2 0 0 3 7 12 6
  Norway 5 1 0 1 3 11 13 4
  Latvia 5 1 0 1 3 9 12 4

  Kazakhstan is promoted to the main tournament and   Latvia is relegated to Division II for the 2009 Women's World Ice Hockey Championships.[2]

10 March 2008Czech Republic  3–1  France
10 March 2008Slovakia  1–5  Kazakhstan
10 March 2008Norway  3–1  Latvia
11 March 2008France  1–5  Slovakia
11 March 2008Kazakhstan  3–2  Norway
11 March 2008Latvia  3–4  Czech Republic
13 March 2008Slovakia  3–2  Norway
13 March 2008Kazakhstan  3–1  Czech Republic
13 March 2008Latvia  0–1  France
14 March 2008Norway  2–3 (OT)  Czech Republic
14 March 2008France  1–2  Kazakhstan
14 March 2008Latvia  2–3 (OT)  Slovakia
16 March 2008Czech Republic  1–2  Slovakia
16 March 2008France  3–2  Norway
16 March 2008Kazakhstan  1–3  Latvia

StatisticsEdit

Scoring leadersEdit

Pos Player Country GP G A Pts +/− PIM
1 Zarina Tukhtiyeva   Kazakhstan 5 6 3 9 +5 10
2 Line Oien   Norway 5 5 2 7 +1 4
2 Olga Potapova   Kazakhstan 5 5 2 7 +6 6
4 Sophie Serre   France 5 3 3 6 −1 4
5 Lyubov Ibragimova   Kazakhstan 5 0 6 6 +6 14
6 Inese Geca-Miljone   Latvia 5 4 1 5 +2 2
6 Martina Veličková   Slovakia 5 4 1 5 +6 10
8 Jana Kapustová   Slovakia 5 2 3 5 +6 8
8 Iveta Koka   Latvia 5 2 3 5 +2 6
8 Simona Studentova   Slovakia 5 2 3 5 0 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 Darya Obydennova   Kazakhstan 300:00 8 1.60 93.98 0
2 Lolita Andrisevska   Latvia 303:38 12 2.37 93.72 0
3 Zuzana Tomčíková   Slovakia 305:00 11 2.16 93.68 0
4 Christine Smestad   Norway 184:52 7 2.27 92.78 0
5 Radka Lhotska   Czech Republic 304:44 11 2.17 92.76 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

Division IIEdit

The following teams took part in the Division II tournament, held in Vierumäki, Finland, at Vierumäki Ice Rink from March 25 to March 30, 2008.
Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA PTS
  Austria 5 5 0 0 0 22 10 15
  Denmark 5 4 0 0 1 25 7 12
  North Korea 5 3 0 0 2 21 10 9
  Italy 5 1 1 0 3 15 17 5
  Netherlands 5 1 0 1 3 10 15 4
  Australia 5 0 0 0 5 5 39 0

  Austria is promoted to Division I and   Australia is relegated to Division III for the 2009 Women's World Ice Hockey Championships.

25 March 2008North Korea  1–5  Denmark
25 March 2008Australia  2–6  Austria
25 March 2008Italy  3–2 (OT)  Netherlands
26 March 2008Denmark  2–3  Austria
26 March 2008Netherlands  6–2  Australia
26 March 2008Italy  1–6  North Korea
27 March 2008Denmark  3–0  Netherlands
27 March 2008Italy  5–0  Australia
27 March 2008North Korea  0–4  Austria
29 March 2008Netherlands  0–4  North Korea
29 March 2008Austria  6–4  Italy
29 March 2008Australia  1–12  Denmark
30 March 2008Austria  3–2  Netherlands
30 March 2008North Korea  10–0  Australia
30 March 2008Denmark  3–2  Italy

StatisticsEdit

Scoring leadersEdit

Pos Player Country GP G A Pts +/− PIM
1 Denise Altmann   Austria 5 10 5 15 +9 8
2 Marie Henriksen   Denmark 5 8 6 14 +10 0
3 Josefine Jakobsen   Denmark 5 6 7 13 +10 2
4 Eva Schwarzler   Austria 5 6 5 11 +7 8
5 Esther Kantor   Austria 5 2 8 10 +7 2
6 Ri Sol-gyong   North Korea 5 4 5 9 +8 4
7 Henriette Oestergaard   Denmark 5 3 6 9 +8 2
8 Saskia Admiraal   Netherlands 5 4 1 5 +3 4
8 Choe Kum-son   North Korea 5 4 1 5 +5 6
8 Sidsel Olausson   Denmark 5 4 1 5 +4 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 Nanna Holm Glaas   Denmark 240:00 6 1.50 93.55 1
2 Nina Geyer   Austria 120:00 4 2.00 93.44 0
3 Sandra Borschke   Austria 180:00 6 2.00 92.59 1
4 Hong Kum-sil   North Korea 275:33 9 1.96 91.74 2
5 Claudia van Leeuwen   Netherlands 304:29 15 2.96 90.38 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

Division IIIEdit

The following teams took part in the Division III tournament, held in Miskolc, Hungary, from April 6 to April 12, 2008.
Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA PTS
  Great Britain 5 4 1 0 0 29 7 14
  Slovenia 5 4 0 1 0 27 6 13
  Croatia 5 2 0 1 2 12 20 7
  Belgium 5 2 0 0 3 12 16 6
  Hungary 5 1 0 0 4 4 20 3
  South Korea 5 0 1 0 4 7 22 2

  Great Britain is promoted to Division II and   South Korea is relegated to Division IV for the 2009 Women's World Ice Hockey Championships.

06 April 2008Great Britain  6–0  South Korea
06 April 2008Belgium  2–5  Slovenia
06 April 2008Croatia  2–1  Hungary
07 April 2008Great Britain  4–1  Belgium
07 April 2008South Korea  3–2 (OT)  Croatia
07 April 2008Slovenia  5–0  Hungary
09 April 2008Slovenia  8–0  South Korea
09 April 2008Great Britain  8–4  Croatia
09 April 2008Belgium  4–1  Hungary
11 April 2008Croatia  1–7  Slovenia
11 April 2008South Korea  3–4  Belgium
11 April 2008Hungary  0–8  Great Britain
12 April 2008Belgium  1–3  Croatia
12 April 2008Slovenia  2–3 (OT)  Great Britain
12 April 2008Hungary  2–1  South Korea

StatisticsEdit

Scoring leadersEdit

Pos Player Country GP G A Pts +/− PIM
1 Jasmina Rosar   Slovenia 5 15 3 18 +13 8
2 Pia Pren   Slovenia 5 4 14 18 +15 4
3 Diana Kruseljposavec   Croatia 5 10 1 11 −6 4
4 Beth Kavanah   Great Britain 5 5 5 10 +9 0
5 Emily Turner   Great Britain 5 3 6 9 +10 2
6 Angela Taylor   Great Britain 5 6 2 8 +9 6
7 Danila Tominc   Slovenia 5 3 5 8 +17 6
8 Katherine Wiggins   Great Britain 5 3 4 7 +6 2
9 Hwangbo Young   South Korea 5 4 2 6 −6 6
10 Nicola Bicknell   Great Britain 5 4 1 5 +2 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 Ksenija Boznar   Slovenia 185:00 4 1.30 95.74 1
2 Kristen Schonwetter   Belgium 299:26 16 3.21 91.16 0
3 Shin So-jung   South Korea 303:40 22 4.35 88.94 0
4 Monika Gyomber   Hungary 210:55 13 3.70 86.32 0
5 Kelly Herring   Great Britain 209:03 5 1.44 85.71 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

Division IVEdit

The following teams took part in the Division IV tournament, held in Miercurea-Ciuc, Romania, at Vakar Lajos Icerink from March 23 to March 29, 2008.
Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA PTS
  Iceland 5 5 0 0 0 30 5 15
  New Zealand 5 4 0 0 1 37 9 12
  Romania 5 2 0 1 2 25 16 7
  Estonia 5 2 0 0 3 11 17 6
  South Africa 5 1 1 0 3 15 24 5
  Turkey 5 0 0 0 5 3 50 0

  Iceland is promoted to Division III for the 2009 Women's World Ice Hockey Championships.[3]

23 March 2008New Zealand  9–1  South Africa
23 March 2008Turkey  1–8  Estonia
23 March 2008Romania  3–4  Iceland
24 March 2008South Africa  1–2  Estonia
24 March 2008Iceland  9–0  Turkey
24 March 2008Romania  2–7  New Zealand
26 March 2008South Africa  1–9  Iceland
26 March 2008Romania  9–1  Turkey
26 March 2008New Zealand  4–1  Estonia
27 March 2008Iceland  5–1  New Zealand
27 March 2008Turkey  1–8  South Africa
27 March 2008Estonia  0–8  Romania
29 March 2008Estonia  0–3  Iceland
29 March 2008New Zealand  16–0  Turkey
29 March 2008South Africa  4–3 (OT)  Romania

Awards and StatisticsEdit

Scoring leadersEdit

Pos Player Country GP G A Pts +/− PIM
1 Tara Tissink   New Zealand 5 10 7 17 +16 6
2 Magdolna Dobondi   Romania 5 7 9 16 +8 0
3 Csilla Ilyes   Romania 5 6 7 13 +9 4
4 Flosrun Johannesdottir   Iceland 5 6 5 11 +12 2
5 Sheree Haslemore   New Zealand 5 3 8 11 +11 4
6 Kiri Langford   New Zealand 5 6 4 10 +9 4
7 Angelique Mawson   New Zealand 5 3 7 10 +9 4
7 Ibolya Sandor   Romania 5 3 7 10 +8 0
9 Megan Gilchrist   New Zealand 5 3 6 9 +14 6
10 Sigrun Arnadottir   Iceland 5 4 4 8 +11 18

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 Karitas Halldorsdottir   Iceland 240:00 5 1.25 95.15 1
2 Monika Janis   Estonia 271:24 14 3.10 90.07 0
3 Mary McCutcheon   New Zealand 145:12 2 0.83 90.00 1
4 Angelique Otto   South Africa 203:29 7 2.06 89.39 0
5 Andrea Herescu   Romania 243:06 12 2.96 88.12 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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Collins gem Hockey Facts and Stats 2009–10, p. 546, Andrew Podnieks, Harper Collins Publishers Ltd, Toronto, Canada, ISBN 978-1-55468-621-6.
  2. ^ Statistics
  3. ^ Iceland’s women celebrating promotion

External linksEdit