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2019 IIHF Women's World Championship Final

The 2019 IIHF Women's World Championship Final was played on 14 April 2019, at Espoo Metro Areena in Espoo, Finland. The United States defeated Finland 2–1 in a game-winning shootout, to win its ninth World Championship (and fifth consecutive).[1]

2019 IIHF Women's World Championship Final
123OTSO Total
 United States 01001 2
 Finland 01000 1
Date14 April 2019
ArenaMetro Areena
CityEspoo
Attendance6,053

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Gold Medal controversyEdit

During the final between the United States and Finland, it appeared Finland had won 2–1 in overtime after a game-winning goal to win their first World Championship.[2] However, Finland celebrated on the ice before the United States requested video review. The goal was reviewed for over ten minutes and eventually overturned. The IIHF released a press statement the next day citing rules 186 and 183ii as the reasons for overturning the goal.[3] The United States went on to defeat Finland 2–1 in shootout. Finland unable to win their first World Championship due to an overtime goal was ruled "no goal", and ended up getting silver medal.[4]

Road to the finalEdit

United States Round Finland
Opponent Result Preliminary round Opponent Result
  Finland 6–2 Game 1   United States 2–6
  Canada 3–2 Game 2   Russia 4–0
   Switzerland 8–0 Game 3    Switzerland 6–2
  Russia 10–0 Game 4   Canada 1–6
Both teams played in Group A:
Pos Team Pld W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   United States 4 4 0 0 0 27 4 +23 12 Quarterfinals
2   Canada 4 3 0 0 1 19 5 +14 9
3   Finland (H) 4 2 0 0 2 13 14 −1 6
4   Russia 4 1 0 0 3 3 20 −17 3
5    Switzerland 4 0 0 0 4 3 22 −19 0
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.
Opponent Result Playoff Opponent Result
  Japan 4–0 Quarterfinals   Czech Republic 3–1
  Russia 8–0 Semifinals   Canada 4–2

MatchEdit

14 April 2019
20:00
United States  2–1 GWS
(0–0, 1–1, 0–0)
(OT: 0–0)
(SO: 1–0)
  FinlandEspoo Metro Areena, Espoo
Attendance: 6,053

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Lucas Aykroyd (14 April 2019). "It's a five-peat for U.S.!". International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved 14 April 2019.
  2. ^ Weiswerda, Brennin (14 April 2019). "Controversial goalie-interference call costs Finland gold medal, USA wins in shootout". RMNB. Retrieved 14 April 2019.
  3. ^ "IIHF - Statement from IIHF". IIHF International Ice Hockey Federation.
  4. ^ Pasi Mennander (15 April 2019). "Naisleijonat toinen kotiturnauksessaan – Tässä MM-kisojen loppujärjestys". leijonat.fi. Retrieved 15 April 2019.

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