2011 IIHF Women's World Championship

The 2011 IIHF World Women's Championships was held in April 2011 in Zürich and Winterthur, Switzerland.[1] This was the 13th women's championship run by the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF). The United States were the defending champions and defended their title, capturing their third straight gold medal by defeating Canada 3–2 in overtime on a goal by Hilary Knight.[2] IIHF council member Monique Scheier-Schneider presided over the events.[3]

2011 IIHF World Women's Championship
Eishockey-Weltmeisterschaft der Frauen 2011 (German)
Championnat du monde de hockey sur glace féminin 2011 (French)
Campionato mondiale di hockey su ghiaccio femminile 2011 (Italian)
2011 IIHF Women's World Championship.png
Tournament details
Host country  Switzerland
DatesApril 16–25
Teams8
Venue(s)2 (in 2 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Gold medal blank.svg United States (4th title)
Runner-up Silver medal blank.svg Canada
Third place Bronze medal blank.svg Finland
Fourth place Russia
Tournament statistics
Matches played21
Goals scored129 (6.14 per match)
Attendance28,437 (1,354 per match)
Scoring leader(s)United States Hilary Knight (14 points)
MVPSlovakia Zuzana Tomčíková
2009
2012

Top DivisionEdit

Preliminary RoundEdit

All times local (CEST/UTC+2)

Group AEdit

Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA GD PTS
  United States 3 3 0 0 0 27 2 +25 9
  Sweden 3 2 0 0 1 11 10 +1 6
  Russia 3 1 0 0 2 6 21 −15 3
  Slovakia 3 0 0 0 3 1 12 −11 0
April 17, 2011
12:00
United States  5–0
(0–0, 2–0, 3–0)
  SlovakiaHallenstadion
Attendance: 585
April 17, 2011
16:00
Sweden  7–1
(3–1, 1–0, 3–0)
  RussiaHallenstadion
Attendance: 520
April 18, 2011
12:00
Sweden  3–0
(1–0, 1–0, 1–0)
  SlovakiaHallenstadion
Attendance: 829
April 18, 2011
16:00
Russia  1–13
(0–5, 1–3, 0–5)
  United StatesHallenstadion
Attendance: 535
April 20, 2011
14:00
Slovakia  1–4
(0–1, 0–0, 1–3)
  RussiaDeutweg rink
Attendance: 257
April 20, 2011
20:00
United States  9–1
(4–0, 5–0, 0–1)
  SwedenDeutweg rink
Attendance: 748

Group BEdit

Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA GD PTS
  Canada 3 3 0 0 0 21 0 +21 9
   Switzerland 3 1 1 0 1 8 14 −6 5
  Finland 3 1 0 1 1 6 7 −1 4
  Kazakhstan 3 0 0 0 3 4 18 −14 0
April 16, 2011
16:00
Finland  5–3
(2–1, 2–0, 1–2)
  KazakhstanDeutweg rink
Attendance: 634
April 16, 2011
20:00
Canada  12–0
(3–0, 5–0, 4–0)
   SwitzerlandDeutweg rink
Attendance: 2,900
April 17, 2011
16:00
Kazakhstan  0–7
(0–2, 0–3, 0–2)
  CanadaDeutweg rink
Attendance: 411
April 17, 2011
20:00
Finland  1 – 2 OT
(1–0, 0–1, 0–0)
( OT: 0–1 )
   SwitzerlandDeutweg rink
Attendance: 2,117
April 19, 2011
16:00
Canada  2–0
(1–0, 0–0, 1–0)
  FinlandDeutweg rink
Attendance: 614
April 19, 2011
20:00
Switzerland   6–1
(3–0, 1–0, 2–1)
  KazakhstanDeutweg rink
Attendance: 2,436

Relegation seriesEdit

Best of three.

All times local (CEST/UTC+2)

April 22, 2011
20:00
Slovakia  1–0
(0–0, 0–0, 1–0)
  KazakhstanDeutweg rink
Attendance: 127
April 24, 2011
20:00
Kazakhstan  1 – 2 SO
(1–0, 0–0, 0–1)
(OT: 0–0)
(SO: 0–1)
  SlovakiaDeutweg rink
Attendance: 113

Final roundEdit

  Quarterfinals     Semifinals     Final
                           
      B1   Canada 4  
  A2   Sweden 1     B3   Finland 1    
  B3   Finland 5         B1   Canada 2
      A1   United States 3
      A1   United States 5    
  B2    Switzerland 4     A3   Russia 1   Third place
  A3   Russia 5   B3   Finland 3
  A3   Russia 2

QuarterfinalsEdit

April 22, 2011
16:00
Sweden  1–5
(0–3, 0–1, 1–1)
  FinlandHallenstadion
Attendance: 931
April 22, 2011
20:00
Switzerland   4 – 5 OT
(1–0, 2–0, 1–4)
( OT: 0–1 )
  RussiaHallenstadion
Attendance: 4,123

SemifinalsEdit

April 23, 2011
16:00
Canada  4–1
(2–1, 0–0, 2–0)
  FinlandHallenstadion
Attendance: 912
April 23, 2011
20:00
United States  5–1
(2–1, 2–0, 1–0)
  RussiaHallenstadion
Attendance: 821

5th place playoffEdit

April 24, 2011
16:00
Sweden  3 – 2 SO
(2–2, 0–0, 0–0)
(OT: 0–0)
(SO: 1–0)
   SwitzerlandHallenstadion
Attendance: 2,043

Bronze medal gameEdit

April 25, 2011
16:00
Finland  3 – 2 OT
(2–0, 0–1, 0–1)
(OT: 1–0)
  RussiaHallenstadion
Attendance: 2,463

Gold medal gameEdit

April 25, 2011
20:00
Canada  2 – 3 OT
(1–1, 0–1, 1–0)
( OT: 0–1 )
  United StatesHallenstadion
Attendance: 4,318

Scoring leadersEdit

List shows the top 10 skaters sorted by points, then goals.

Player GP G A Pts +/− PIM
  Hilary Knight 5 5 9 14 +11 2
  Brianna Decker 5 4 7 11 +10 8
  Michelle Karvinen 6 4 4 8 +2 8
  Erika Holst 5 2 6 8 −2 2
  Meghan Duggan 5 4 3 7 +5 2
  Monique Lamoureux-Kolls 3 2 5 7 +3 6
  Julie Chu 5 1 6 7 +6 0
  Kendall Coyne 5 4 2 6 +9 0
  Rebecca Johnston 5 4 2 6 +5 0
  Karoliina Rantamäki 5 4 2 6 +1 4

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

Leading goaltendersEdit

Only the top five goaltenders, based on save percentage, who have played 40% of their team's minutes are included in this list.

Player TOI SA GA GAA Sv% SO
  Noora Räty 304:05 233 10 1.97 95.71 0
  Shannon Szabados 127:48 64 3 1.41 95.31 1
  Jessica Vetter 187:48 84 4 1.28 95.24 0
  Zuzana Tomčíková 305:00 250 13 2.56 94.80 1
  Kim Martin 208:28 86 6 1.73 93.02 1

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

Tournament AwardsEdit

Best players of each team

Best players of each team selected by the coaches.

Team Players
  Canada Meaghan Mikkelson
Hayley Wickenheiser
Rebecca Johnston
  Finland Noora Räty
Jenni Hiirikoski
Karoliina Rantamäki
  Kazakhstan Daria Obydennova
Natalya Yakovchuk
Lyubov Ibragimova
  Russia Tatyana Burina
Iya Gavrilova
Yekaterina Smolentseva
   Switzerland Julia Marty
Nicole Bullo
Sara Benz
  Slovakia Zuzana Tomčíková
Iveta Karafiatova
Jana Kapustova
  Sweden Erika Holst
Elin Holmlöv
Gunilla Andersson
  United States Jessica Vetter
Brianna Decker
Caitlin Cahow

Division IEdit

The following teams took part in the Division I tournament which was held in Ravensburg, Germany, from April 11 to April 16.[1] The winner of the group was promoted to the Top Division for the 2012 championships, while the last-placed team in the group was relegated to Division II.

On March 29, 2011 Japan withdrew from the tournament due to the 2011 Japan earthquake.[4] They retained their position in 2012's Division I, and the 5th placed team was relegated.

Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA PTS
  Germany 4 4 0 0 0 12 2 12
  Norway 4 3 0 0 1 13 7 9
  Latvia 4 1 0 0 3 5 7 3
  Austria 4 1 0 0 3 6 12 3
  China 4 1 0 0 3 8 16 3

  Germany was promoted to Top Division for the 2012 IIHF Women's World Championship.   China was relegated to Division II (renamed Division I B).

Division IIEdit

The following teams took part in the Division II tournament which was held in Caen, France.[1] The winner of the group, Czech Republic was promoted to Division I for the 2012 championships, while the last-placed team in the group, North Korea was relegated to Division III. Prior to the start of the tournament the North Korean national team announced they would withdraw, citing financial reasons. All games against them were counted as a forfeit, with a score of 5–0 for the opposing team.[5]

Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA PTS
  Czech Republic 5 5 0 0 0 23 2 15
  France 5 4 0 0 1 13 5 12
  Denmark 5 3 0 0 2 17 12 9
  Italy 5 2 0 0 3 11 9 6
  Great Britain 5 1 0 0 4 10 21 3
  North Korea 5 0 0 0 5 0 25 0

  Czech Republic was promoted to Division I A for the 2012 IIHF Women's World Championship.   North Korea was relegated to Division III (renamed Division II A).

Division IIIEdit

The following teams took part in the Division III tournament which was held in Newcastle, Australia. The winner of the group, Netherlands was promoted to Division II for the 2012 championships, while the last-placed team in the group, Belgium was relegated to Division IV.

Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA PTS
  Netherlands 5 4 1 0 0 33 4 14
  Australia 5 4 0 1 0 22 9 13
  Hungary 5 2 1 0 2 27 11 8
  Slovenia 5 2 0 1 2 19 16 7
  Croatia 5 1 0 0 4 5 29 3
  Belgium 5 0 0 0 5 3 40 0

  Netherlands was promoted to Division II (renamed I B) for the 2012 IIHF Women's World Championship.   Belgium was relegated to Division IV (renamed II B).

Division IVEdit

The following teams took part in the Division IV tournament which was held in Reykjavík, Iceland, from March 29 to April 4.

Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA PTS
  New Zealand 4 4 0 0 0 20 6 12
  South Korea 4 3 0 0 1 15 6 9
  Iceland 4 2 0 0 2 10 10 6
  Romania 4 1 0 0 3 9 15 3
  South Africa 4 0 0 0 4 4 21 0

  New Zealand was promoted to Division III (renamed II A) for the 2012 IIHF Women's World Championship.   South Africa should have been relegated to Division V (renamed II B Qualification) but were not.

Division VEdit

The following teams took part in the Division V tournament which was held in Sofia, Bulgaria, from March 14 to March 20.

Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA PTS
  Poland 4 3 1 0 0 61 4 11
  Spain 4 3 0 1 0 32 5 10
  Bulgaria 4 2 0 0 2 5 27 6
  Turkey 4 1 0 0 3 4 23 3
  Ireland 4 0 0 0 4 0 43 0

  Poland was promoted to Division IV (renamed II B) for the 2012 IIHF Women's World Championship. In addition, because of some nations not participating,   Spain instead of hosting the Division II B Qualification, effectively were promoted as well.[6][7]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c 2010 IIHF Championship Program iihf.com. Retrieved on May 16, 2010.
  2. ^ "USA wins WW gold". iihf.com. 2011-04-25. Archived from the original on 2011-04-30. Retrieved 2011-04-25.
  3. ^ "Monique Scheier-Schneider enters the IIHF Hall of Fame". Embassy of Luxembourg in the Czech Republic, Estonia and Ukraine. 2015-05-18. Retrieved 2019-05-17.
  4. ^ "Japan withdraws from events". IIHF. 29 March 2011. Retrieved 29 March 2011.
  5. ^ IIHF (2011-03-28). "Withdrawals from Division II". IIHF.com. Archived from the original on 2014-01-14. Retrieved 2011-03-28.
  6. ^ Proposed 2012 Calendar
  7. ^ Actual Schedule

External linksEdit