2017 IIHF Women's World Championship

The 2017 IIHF Women's World Championship was an international Ice hockey tournament run by the International Ice Hockey Federation. It was held in Plymouth Township, Michigan, United States from 31 March to 7 April 2017.[1]

2017 IIHF World Championship
2017 IIHF Women's World Championship.png
Tournament details
Host country United States
Dates31 March – 7 April
Teams8
Venue(s)1 (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions Gold medal blank.svg United States (8th title)
Runner-up Silver medal blank.svg Canada
Third place Bronze medal blank.svg Finland
Fourth place Germany
Tournament statistics
Matches played22
Goals scored115 (5.23 per match)
Attendance20,034 (911 per match)
Scoring leader(s)United States Kendall Coyne
(12 points)
MVPUnited States Brianna Decker
WebsiteWebsite
2016
2018

The United States defeated Canada in the gold medal game 3–2 after overtime, winning their eighth title.[2] Finland won the bronze medal by beating Germany 8–0.[3]

VenuesEdit

USA Hockey Arena I
3,504
USA Hockey Arena II
800
 

ParticipantsEdit

Match officialsEdit

10 referees and 9 linesmen were selected for the tournament.[4]

RostersEdit

Each team's roster consists of at least 15 skaters (forwards, and defencemen) and 2 goaltenders, and at most 20 skaters and 3 goaltenders. All eight participating nations, through the confirmation of their respective national associations, had to submit a "Long List" roster no later than two weeks before the tournament, and a final roster by the Passport Control meeting prior to the start of tournament.[5]

Preliminary roundEdit

All times are local (UTC−4).

Group AEdit

Pos Team Pld W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   United States (H) 3 3 0 0 0 14 3 +11 9 Semifinals
2   Canada 3 1 0 0 2 11 6 +5 3[a]
3   Finland 3 1 0 0 2 8 10 −2 3[a] Quarterfinals
4   Russia 3 1 0 0 2 2 16 −14 3[a]
Source: IIHF
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) head-to-head points; 3) head-to-head goal difference; 4) head-to-head number of goals scored; 5) result against closest best-ranked team outside tied teams; 6) result against second-best ranked team outside tied teams; 7) seeding before tournament.
(H) Host.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b c Canada 3 Pts, +7 GD; Finland 3 Pts, 0 GD; Russia 3 Pts, −7 GD
31 March 2017
16:00
Finland  1–2
(0–0, 1–0, 0–2)
  RussiaUSA Hockey Arena, Plymouth
Attendance: 146
31 March 2017
19:35
United States  2–0
(0–0, 1–0, 1–0)
  CanadaUSA Hockey Arena, Plymouth
Attendance: 3,152
1 April 2017
15:35
Russia  0–7
(0–1, 0–3, 0–3)
  United StatesUSA Hockey Arena, Plymouth
Attendance: 1,919
1 April 2017
19:35
Canada  3–4
(1–1, 1–2, 1–1)
  FinlandUSA Hockey Arena, Plymouth
Attendance: 780
3 April 2017
15:35
Canada  8–0
(4–0, 1–0, 3–0)
  RussiaUSA Hockey Arena, Plymouth
Attendance: 516
3 April 2017
19:35
United States  5–3
(1–1, 2–1, 2–1)
  FinlandUSA Hockey Arena, Plymouth
Attendance: 1,368

Group BEdit

Pos Team Pld W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Germany 3 2 0 0 1 7 6 +1 6[a] Quarterfinals
2   Sweden 3 2 0 0 1 6 5 +1 6[a]
3    Switzerland 3 1 1 0 1 7 5 +2 5 Relegation round
4   Czech Republic 3 0 0 1 2 3 7 −4 1
Source: IIHF
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) head-to-head points; 3) head-to-head goal difference; 4) head-to-head number of goals scored; 5) result against closest best-ranked team outside tied teams; 6) result against second-best ranked team outside tied teams; 7) seeding before tournament.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Sweden 1–3 Germany
31 March 2017
12:00
Czech Republic  1–2 GWS
(0–0, 1–0, 0–1)
(OT 0–0)
(SO: 0–1)
   SwitzerlandUSA Hockey Arena, Plymouth
Attendance: 428
31 March 2017
15:35
Sweden  1–3
(0–0, 1–3, 0–0)
  GermanyUSA Hockey Arena, Plymouth
Attendance: 480
1 April 2017
12:00
Czech Republic  1–2
(0–0, 0–1, 1–1)
  GermanyUSA Hockey Arena, Plymouth
Attendance: 496
1 April 2017
18:00
Switzerland   1–2
(0–1, 1–0, 0–1)
  SwedenUSA Hockey Arena, Plymouth
Attendance: 168
3 April 2017
12:00
Germany  2–4
(0–3, 0–0, 2–1)
   SwitzerlandUSA Hockey Arena, Plymouth
Attendance: 404
3 April 2017
18:00
Sweden  3–1
(1–1, 2–0, 0–0)
  Czech RepublicUSA Hockey Arena, Plymouth
Attendance: 111

Relegation roundEdit

The third and fourth placed team from Group B played a best-of-three series to determine the relegated team. The IIHF opted to expand the World Championship to ten teams starting in 2019, so no team was relegated after all.

4 April 2017
12:00
Switzerland   2–4
(0–2, 0–1, 2–1)
  Czech RepublicUSA Hockey Arena, Plymouth
Attendance: 355
6 April 2017
12:00
Czech Republic  2–3 OT
(0–0, 1–2, 1–0)
(OT 0–1)
   SwitzerlandUSA Hockey Arena, Plymouth
Attendance: 478
7 April 2017
12:00
Switzerland   3–1
(2–1, 0–0, 1–0)
  Czech RepublicUSA Hockey Arena, Plymouth
Attendance: 457

Switzerland won series 2–1

Final roundEdit

BracketEdit

  Quarterfinals     Semifinals     Final
                           
        A1   United States 11  
  A4   Russia 1     B1   Germany 0    
  B1   Germany 2         A1   United States 3
      A2   Canada 2
        A2   Canada 4    
  A3   Finland 4     A3   Finland 0   Third place
  B2   Sweden 0   A3   Finland 8
  B1   Germany 0

QuarterfinalsEdit

4 April 2017
15:35
Finland  4–0
(2–0, 1–0, 1–0)
  SwedenUSA Hockey Arena, Plymouth
Attendance: 397
4 April 2017
19:35
Russia  1–2
(1–0, 0–1, 0–1)
  GermanyUSA Hockey Arena, Plymouth
Attendance: 486

SemifinalsEdit

6 April 2017
15:35
Canada  4–0
(1–0, 2–0, 1–0)
  FinlandUSA Hockey Arena, Plymouth
Attendance: 1,166
6 April 2017
19:35
United States  11–0
(2–0, 5–0, 4–0)
  GermanyUSA Hockey Arena, Plymouth
Attendance: 1,872

Fifth place gameEdit

6 April 2017
17:00
Russia  4–3 GWS
(0–1, 0–1, 3–1)
(OT 0–0)
(SO: 1–0)
  SwedenUSA Hockey Arena, Plymouth
Attendance: 102

Bronze medal gameEdit

7 April 2017
15:35
Finland  8–0
(3–0, 5–0, 0–0)
  GermanyUSA Hockey Arena, Plymouth
Attendance: 836

Gold medal gameEdit

7 April 2017
19:35
United States  3–2 OT
(1–1, 0–0, 1–1)
(OT 1–0)
  CanadaUSA Hockey Arena, Plymouth
Attendance: 3,917

StatisticsEdit

Final standingsEdit

    United States
    Canada
    Finland
4   Germany
5   Russia
6   Sweden
7    Switzerland
8   Czech Republic

Scoring leadersEdit

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

Player GP G A Pts +/− PIM POS
  Kendall Coyne 5 5 7 12 +10 0 F
  Brianna Decker 5 3 9 12 +11 8 F
  Hilary Knight 5 4 5 9 +10 0 F
  Lara Stalder 6 4 5 9 +5 2 F
  Susanna Tapani 6 3 6 9 0 2 F
  Alina Müller 6 4 4 8 +2 2 F
  Aneta Lédlová 6 3 3 6 +7 12 F
  Marie-Philip Poulin 5 2 4 6 +3 2 F
  Amanda Kessel 5 1 5 6 +4 0 F
  Monique Lamoureux 5 1 5 6 +11 0 D

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

Leading goaltendersEdit

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

Player TOI GA GAA SA Sv% SO
  Nicole Hensley 190:17 2 0.63 56 96.43 2
  Shannon Szabados 248:29 5 1.21 109 95.41 2
  Florence Schelling 368:00 11 1.79 160 93.12 0
  Noora Räty 355:03 12 2.03 157 92.36 2
  Nadezhda Alexandrova 183:18 6 1.96 70 91.43 0

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

AwardsEdit

Source: IIHF.com

Source: IIHF.com

Threatened boycott by US playersEdit

On 15 March 2017, the U.S. team announced that unless concessions were made by USA Hockey, they would boycott the World Championship to protest inequitable support and conditions for women's hockey.[6] The players were publicly supported by the players' associations for the NBA, WNBA, MLB, NFL, and the NHL.

After several days of stalled negotiations and attempts to field a team of non-boycotting players, causing concern over such a team being competitive, an agreement was struck with USA Hockey to increase player pay and support for women's development; the original players immediately agreed to play in the World Championship.[7][8][9]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Plymouth gets Women's Worlds". iihf.com. 18 February 2016.
  2. ^ "USA wins first gold at home". Archived from the original on 8 April 2017. Retrieved 8 April 2017.
  3. ^ "Finns take bronze". Retrieved 8 April 2017.[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ Assignments
  5. ^ "Team Entry Long List". IIHF Tournament Administration Packages. Retrieved 2016-09-25.
  6. ^ Associated Press (29 March 2017). "US women's hockey team strike 'historic' pay deal and agree to end boycott". The Guardian. Retrieved 15 April 2017.
  7. ^ Berkman, Seth (27 March 2017). "No Resolution in Pay Dispute Involving U.S. Women's Hockey Team". The New York Times. Retrieved 15 April 2017.
  8. ^ Berkman, Seth (15 March 2017). "U.S. Women's Hockey Team Plans to Boycott World Championship Over Pay Dispute". The New York Times. Retrieved 15 April 2017.
  9. ^ Guardian Sport (26 March 2017). "USA Hockey rebuffed as replacements stand in support of women's boycott". The Guardian. Retrieved 15 April 2017.

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