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2009 IIHF Women's World Championship

The 2009 IIHF World Women's Championships was held in Hämeenlinna, Finland, between April 4 and April 12, 2009.[1] This was the 12th women's championship run by the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF). The defending champions United States defeated Canada 4–1 in the final match to win the gold medal and retain their top standing another year.

2009 IIHF World Women's Championship
2009 naisten jääkiekon maailmanmestaruuskilpailut (Finnish)
2009 kvinnors ishockey VM (Swedish)
2009 IIHF Women's World Championship.png
Tournament details
Host country Finland
DatesApril 4–12, 2009
Teams9
Venue(s)2 (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions Gold medal blank.svg United States (3rd title)
Runner-up Silver medal blank.svg Canada
Third place Bronze medal blank.svg Finland
Fourth place Sweden
Tournament statistics
Matches played20
Goals scored140 (7 per match)
Attendance28,614 (1,431 per match)
Scoring leader(s)United States Julie Chu
(10 points)
MVPCanada Carla MacLeod
2008
2011

This was the last world championships with nine teams in the Top Division. Two teams—Japan and China—were relegated to Division I, replaced by only one—Slovakia—promoted from there. Division I also relegated two, Czech Republic and France, while receiving only one team through promotion, Latvia, along with the two from the top division. Division II only relegated one team, the Netherlands, but did not receive any promoted teams from the lower divisions. The lower divisions of III, IV, and V, were canceled for the 2009 cycle, with the lowest seeded team in each to be dropped down one division. The final result was that the Top Division will be reduced in size by one team for 2011, while the lowest division (Division V) will increase by one team. [2]

Contents

Top DivisionEdit

Preliminary roundEdit

Group AEdit

Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA PTS
  United States 2 2 0 0 0 16 0 6
  Russia 2 1 0 0 1 3 9 3
  Japan 2 0 0 0 2 1 11 0

All times are local (UTC+3).

April 4, 2009
17:00
Japan  0 – 8
( 0 - 4, 0 - 1, 0 - 3 )
  United StatesArena 2, Hämeenlinna
Attendance: 347
April 5, 2009
15:00
Russia  3 – 1
( 0 - 0, 0 - 0, 3 - 1 )
  JapanArena 1, Hämeenlinna
April 6, 2009
12:00
United States  8 – 0
( 1 - 0, 5 - 0, 2 - 0 )
  RussiaArena 1, Hämeenlinna
Attendance: 1629

Group BEdit

Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA PTS
  Canada 2 2 0 0 0 20 1 6
  Sweden 2 1 0 0 1 6 8 3
  China 2 0 0 0 2 2 19 0

All times are local (UTC+3).

April 4, 2009
15:00
China  1 – 13
( 1 - 5, 0 - 4, 0 - 4 )
  CanadaArena 1, Hämeenlinna
Attendance: 625
April 5, 2009
19:00
Sweden  6 – 1
( 2 - 0, 3 - 0, 1 - 1 )
  ChinaArena 1, Hämeenlinna
Attendance: 1,737
April 6, 2009
15:30
Canada  7 – 0
( 2 - 0, 1 - 0, 4 - 0 )
  SwedenArena 1, Hämeenlinna
Attendance: 1403

Group CEdit

Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA PTS
  Finland 2 2 0 0 0 13 3 6
  Kazakhstan 2 0 1 0 1 2 8 2
   Switzerland 2 0 0 1 1 4 8 1

All times are local (UTC+3).

April 4, 2009
19:00
Kazakhstan  0 – 7
( 0 - 2, 0 - 3, 0 - 2 )
  FinlandArena 1, Hämeenlinna
Attendance: 3,241
April 5, 2009
17:00
Switzerland   1 – 2 (SO)
( 0 - 0, 0 - 1, 1 - 0, 0 - 0, 0 - 1 )
  KazakhstanArena 2, Hämeenlinna
Attendance: 215
April 6, 2009
19:00
Finland  6 – 3
( 4 - 1, 1 - 0, 1 - 2 )
   SwitzerlandArena 1, Hämeenlinna
Attendance: 3201

Qualifying roundEdit

Group D (1st–3rd place)Edit

Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA PTS
  Canada 2 2 0 0 0 10 1 6
  United States 2 1 0 0 1 8 2 3
  Finland 2 0 0 0 2 0 15 0

All times are local (UTC+3).

April 8, 2009
19:00
Canada  8 – 0
( 2 - 0, 2 - 0, 4 - 0 )
  FinlandArena 1, Hämeenlinna
Attendance: 2032
April 9, 2009
19:00
Finland  0 – 7
( 0 - 2, 0 - 3, 0 - 2 )
  United StatesArena 1, Hämeenlinna
Attendance: 2038
April 10, 2009
19:00
United States  1 – 2
( 0 - 0, 0 - 2, 1 - 0 )
  CanadaArena 1, Hämeenlinna

  United States and   Canada advance to the final.   Finland plays in the bronze medal game.

Group E (4th–6th place)Edit

Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA PTS
  Sweden 2 2 0 0 0 17 0 6
  Russia 2 1 0 0 1 9 10 3
  Kazakhstan 2 0 0 0 2 2 18 0

  Sweden advances to the bronze medal game.

All times are local (UTC+3).

April 8, 2009
15:00
Sweden  9 – 0
( 2 - 0, 3 - 0, 4 - 0 )
  KazakhstanArena 1, Hämeenlinna
Attendance: 2058
April 9, 2009
15:00
Kazakhstan  2 – 9
( 1 - 3, 0 - 3, 1 - 3 )
  RussiaArena 1, Hämeenlinna
Attendance: 374
April 10, 2009
15:00
Russia  0 – 8
( 0 - 1, 0 - 4, 0 - 3 )
  SwedenArena 1, Hämeenlinna
Attendance: 425

Consolation roundEdit

Group F (7th–9th place)Edit

Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA PTS
   Switzerland 2 1 1 0 0 8 6 5
  Japan 2 1 0 0 1 4 4 3
  China 2 0 0 1 1 5 7 1

  China and   Japan are relegated to Division I for the 2011 Women's World Ice Hockey Championships.

All times are local (UTC+3).

April 8, 2009
17:00
China  4 – 5 (SO)
( 2 - 1, 2 - 0, 0 - 3, 0 - 0, 0 - 1 )
   SwitzerlandArena 2, Hämeenlinna
Attendance: 379
April 9, 2009
17:00
Switzerland   3 – 2
( 0 - 0, 2 - 1, 1 - 1 )
  JapanArena 2, Hämeenlinna
Attendance: 247
April 10, 2009
17:00
Japan  2 – 1
( 0 - 0, 2 - 0, 0 - 1 )
  ChinaArena 2, Hämeenlinna
Attendance: 256

Final roundEdit

Match for third placeEdit

All times are local (UTC+3).

April 12, 2009
15:00
Finland  4 – 1
( 1 - 0, 1 - 1, 2 - 0 )
  SwedenArena 1, Hämeenlinna
Attendance: 3027

FinalEdit

All times are local (UTC+3).

April 12, 2009
19:00
United States  4 – 1
( 1 - 0, 1 - 1, 2 - 0 )
  CanadaArena 1, Hämeenlinna
Attendance: 3046

Awards and StatisticsEdit

Scoring leadersEdit

Pos Player Country GP G A Pts +/− PIM
1 Julie Chu   United States 5 5 5 10 +8 0
2 Natalie Darwitz   United States 5 3 7 10 +8 2
3 Hilary Knight   United States 5 7 2 9 +5 4
4 Erika Holst   Sweden 5 4 5 9 +5 4
5 Elin Holmlöv   Sweden 5 6 2 8 +5 2
6 Jennifer Botterill   Canada 5 5 3 8 +5 2
7 Hayley Wickenheiser   Canada 5 4 4 8 +6 4
8 Caroline Ouellette   Canada 5 3 5 8 +7 6
9 Carla MacLeod   Canada 5 2 6 8 +9 4
10 Michelle Karvinen   Finland 5 5 2 7 +3 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 Kim St-Pierre   Canada 120:00 0 0.00 100.00 2
2 Jessie Vetter   United States 120:00 1 0.50 98.21 1
3 Valentina Lizana   Sweden 240:00 5 1.25 93.33 2
4 Azusa Nakaoku   Japan 208:10 11 3.17 92.47 0
5 Charline Labonté   Canada 179:04 5 1.68 91.23 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:[3]

Division IEdit

The following teams took part in the Division I tournament which was held in Graz, Austria, from April 4 to April 10, 2009.[1] The winner of the group gets promoted to the Top Division for the 2011 championships, while the two bottom teams in the group are relegated to Division II.

Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA GDF PTS
  Slovakia 5 4 0 0 1 22 14 +8 12
  Germany 5 4 0 0 1 20 13 +7 12
  Norway 5 2 1 0 2 18 18 0 8
  Austria 5 2 0 1 2 16 16 0 7
  Czech Republic 5 2 0 0 3 17 18 −1 6
  France 5 0 0 0 5 10 24 −14 0

  Slovakia is promoted to the Top Division for the 2011 Women's World Ice Hockey Championships, winning the head-to-head tie-breaker over   Germany.   Czech Republic and   France are relegated to Division II.

04 April 2009Slovakia  9-4  Norway
04 April 2009Germany  5-3  France
04 April 2009Czech Republic  1-4  Austria
06 April 2009Germany  4-3  Norway
06 April 2009Slovakia  1-5  Czech Republic
06 April 2009Austria  5-2  France
07 April 2009Czech Republic  2-4  Germany
07 April 2009France  0-4  Norway
07 April 2009Slovakia  5-3  Austria
09 April 2009Czech Republic  5-4  France
09 April 2009Germany  1-2  Slovakia
09 April 2009Norway  2-1 (OT)  Austria
10 April 2009France  1-5  Slovakia
10 April 2009Norway  5-4  Czech Republic
10 April 2009Austria  3-6  Germany

StatisticsEdit

Scoring leadersEdit

Pos Player Country GP G A Pts +/− PIM
1 Line Øien   Norway 5 6 5 11 +5 2
2 Maritta Becker   Germany 4 3 6 9 +7 6
3 Petra Jurčová   Slovakia 5 7 1 8 +5 8
4 Denise Altmann   Austria 5 3 5 8 +3 4
4 Petra Pravlíková   Slovakia 5 3 5 8 +5 8
6 Eva-Maria Schwärzler   Austria 5 5 2 7 +3 4
7 Kateřina Mrázová   Czech Republic 5 4 3 7 0 0
8 Christina Fellner   Germany 5 3 4 7 +6 10
9 Marion Allemoz   France 5 1 6 7 –8 0
10 Martina Veličková   Slovakia 5 4 2 6 +7 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 177:40 8 2.70 92.52 0
2 Sandra Borschke   Austria 125:00 4 1.92 92.45 0
3 Viona Harrer   Germany 180:12 7 2.33 92.22 0
4 Zuzana Tomčíková   Slovakia 300:00 14 2.80 91.76 0
5 Nina Geyer   Austria 179:43 11 3.67 91.20 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 which was held in Torre Pellice, Italy, from April 12 to April 18, 2009.[1] The winner of the group was promoted to Division I for the 2011 championships, while the last-placed team in the group was relegated to Division III.

Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA GD PTS
  Latvia 5 5 0 0 0 25 4 21 15
  North Korea 5 3 1 0 1 15 13 2 11
  Great Britain 5 3 0 0 2 11 11 0 9
  Italy 5 1 1 0 3 15 18 -3 5
  Denmark 5 0 1 2 2 10 17 -7 4
  Netherlands 5 0 0 1 4 4 17 -13 1

  Latvia was promoted to the Division I for the 2011 Women's World Ice Hockey Championships.   Netherlands was relegated to Division III.   Denmark was to have been relegated but since Division III was not played, no one was promoted to take their place.

12 April 2009North Korea  1-6  Latvia
12 April 2009Denmark  2-1 (OT)  Netherlands
12 April 2009Great Britain  5-3  Italy
13 April 2009Denmark  3-4 (OT)  North Korea
13 April 2009Netherlands  0-2  Great Britain
13 April 2009Latvia  5-1  Italy
15 April 2009Latvia  5-0  Netherlands
15 April 2009Denmark  1-3  Great Britain
15 April 2009North Korea  4-2  Italy
16 April 2009Netherlands  1-2  North Korea
16 April 2009Great Britain  0-3  Latvia
16 April 2009Italy  3-2 (OT)  Denmark
18 April 2009North Korea  4-1  Great Britain
18 April 2009Latvia  6-2  Denmark
18 April 2009Italy  6-2  Netherlands

StatisticsEdit

Scoring leadersEdit

Pos Player Country GP G A Pts +/− PIM
1 Iveta Koka   Latvia 5 6 14 20 +20 2
2 Inese Geca-Miljone   Latvia 5 8 7 15 +20 0
3 Ieva Petersone   Latvia 5 10 4 14 +17 8
4 Angela Taylor   Great Britain 5 6 0 6 +3 6
5 O Chol-ok   North Korea 5 5 0 5 0 2
6 Linda de Rocco   Italy 5 2 3 5 +2 12
7 Josefine Jakobsen   Denmark 5 4 0 4 +2 8
8 Ri Sol-gyong   North Korea 5 2 2 4 +2 8
9 Anna de la Forest de Divonne   Italy 5 3 0 3 –3 4
9 Sabrina Viel   Italy 5 3 0 3 –3 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 Lolita Andrisevska   Latvia 240:00 2 0.50 98.44 2
2 Kelly Herring   Great Britain 239:23 7 1.75 93.91 1
3 Nanna Glaas   Denmark 250:59 11 2.63 90.43 0
4 Hong Kum-sil   North Korea 288:39 12 2.49 90.24 0
5 Claudia van Leeuwen   Netherlands 290:51 17 3.51 89.82 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 III, Division IV and Division VEdit

The Division III, Division IV and Division V did not play this year. The respective tournaments were cancelled. The reasons seem to be multiple.[4] No country wanted to assume the financial costs of the tournaments. The tournaments will be scheduled for 2011. It has the effect the following changes:

  • Iceland is not promoted to the Division III, but stay in the Division IV.
  • Turkey is now relegated from Division IV to the new division V.
  • Division V will then consist of Turkey, and the four new nations who were to play in 2009: Poland, Bulgaria, Spain and Ireland.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c 2009 IIHF Championship Program iihf.com. Retrieved on June 6, 2008.
  2. ^ "World Women's back to eight teams". iihf.com. International Ice Hockey Federation. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 17 February 2019.
  3. ^ Podnieks p. 36
  4. ^ 2009 Women's Division III, IV and V all Cancelled
  5. ^ planned tournaments (archived)

External linksEdit