2020 IIHF Women's World Championship Division III

The 2020 IIHF Women's World Championship Division III was an international ice hockey tournament run by the International Ice Hockey Federation.

2020 IIHF Women's World Championship Division III
2020 IIHF World Women's Championship Div III.png
Tournament details
Host country Bulgaria
Dates4–10 December,2019
Teams6
Venue(s)1 (in 1 host city)
Tournament statistics
Matches played15
Goals scored91 (6.07 per match)
Attendance3,304 (220 per match)
Scoring leader(s)Lithuania Klara Miuller
(10 points)
WebsiteWebsite
2021 (cancelled) →

The tournament was held in Sofia, Bulgaria from 4 to 10 December 2019.[1]

South Africa won the tournament and were promoted to Division II.[2]

ParticipantsEdit

Team Qualification
  Romania Placed 6th in Division II B previous year and was relegated.
  Belgium Placed 2nd in Division II B Q previous year.
  South Africa Placed 3rd in Division II B Q previous year.
  Hong Kong Placed 4th in Division II B Q previous year.
  Bulgaria Host, placed 5th in Division II B Q previous year.
  Lithuania First time participating in tournament.

Match officialsEdit

Four referees and seven linesmen are selected for the tournament.[3]

Referees Linesmen
  •   Gabrielle Aston
  •   Shauna Neary
  •   Rita Rygh
  •   Laura White

StandingsEdit

Pos Team Pld W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   South Africa (P) 5 4 0 0 1 16 18 −2 12 Promotion to 2021 Division II B
2   Belgium 5 3 0 0 2 22 13 +9 9[a]
3   Romania 5 2 1 1 1 22 15 +7 9[a]
4   Bulgaria (H) 5 2 1 0 2 14 10 +4 8
5   Lithuania 5 2 0 0 3 13 14 −1 6
6   Hong Kong 5 0 0 1 4 4 21 −17 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.
(H) Host; (P) Promoted.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Romania 2–4 Belgium


ResultsEdit

All times are local (UTC+2).

4 December 2019
13:00
South Africa  4–11
(1–4, 0–5, 3–2)
  RomaniaWinter Sports Palace, Sofia
Attendance: 233
4 December 2019
16:30
Lithuania  4–1
(2–1, 0–0, 2–0)
  Hong KongWinter Sports Palace, Sofia
Attendance: 280
4 December 2019
20:00
Belgium  4–2
(2–0, 1–2, 1–0)
  BulgariaWinter Sports Palace, Sofia
Attendance: 410

5 December 2019
13:00
Romania  2–1 OT
(0–0, 1–1, 0–0)
(OT: 1–0)
  Hong KongWinter Sports Palace, Sofia
Attendance: 35
5 December 2019
16:30
Belgium  3–4
(2–1, 1–1, 0–2)
  South AfricaWinter Sports Palace, Sofia
Attendance: 231
5 December 2019
20:00
Bulgaria  2–1
(0–0, 1–1, 1–0)
  LithuaniaWinter Sports Palace, Sofia
Attendance: 310

7 December 2019
13:00
Belgium  3–4
(2–1, 0–1, 1–2)
  LithuaniaWinter Sports Palace, Sofia
Attendance: 150
7 December 2019
16:30
South Africa  2–1
(0–0, 1–0, 1–1)
  Hong KongWinter Sports Palace, Sofia
Attendance: 220
7 December 2019
20:00
Romania  3–4 OT
(0–1, 3–1, 0–1)
(OT: 0–1)
  BulgariaWinter Sports Palace, Sofia
Attendance: 310

8 December 2019
13:00
Hong Kong  1–8
(0–2, 1–6, 0–0)
  BelgiumWinter Sports Palace, Sofia
Attendance: 35
8 December 2019
16:30
Lithuania  2–4
(0–1, 1–0, 1–3)
  RomaniaWinter Sports Palace, Sofia
Attendance: 150
8 December 2019
20:00
Bulgaria  1–2
(1–0, 0–0, 0–2)
  South AfricaWinter Sports Palace, Sofia
Attendance: 360

10 December 2019
13:00
South Africa  4–2
(1–1, 2–1, 1–0)
  LithuaniaWinter Sports Palace, Sofia
Attendance: 150
10 December 2019
16:30
Hong Kong  0–5
(0–1, 0–3, 0–1)
  BulgariaWinter Sports Palace, Sofia
Attendance: 250
10 December 2019
20:00
Romania  2–4
(1–1, 0–3, 1–0)
  BelgiumWinter Sports Palace, Sofia
Attendance: 180

Awards and statisticsEdit

AwardsEdit

Award[4] Player
Best Goalkeeper   Emilie Simonsen
Best Defenceman   Donne van Doesburgh
Best Forward   Klara Miuller

Scoring leadersEdit

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

Player GP G A Pts +/− PIM POS
  Klara Miuller 5 9 1 10 +4 10 F
  Chloe Schuurman 5 4 8 10 +7 4 F
  Lotte De Guchtenaere 5 8 1 9 0 2 F
  Timea Csiszér 5 4 5 9 +8 4 F
  Veronika Metanova 5 7 1 8 +2 4 F
  Dalene Rhode 5 5 3 8 +5 8 F
  Ana Voicu 5 5 3 8 +6 20 F
  Femke Bosmans 5 4 4 8 +4 2 F
  Tina Lisichkova 5 3 4 7 0 12 D
  Chinouk Van Calster 5 2 5 7 +6 0 D

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

Goaltending leadersEdit

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
  Emilie Simonsen 300:00 14 2.80 192 92.71 0
  Paulina Georgieva 303:22 10 1.98 102 90.20 1
  Sumi Chau 213:27 10 2.81 82 87.80 0
  Shaylene Swanepoel 266:20 14 3.15 87 83.91 0
  Andrea Kurkó 198:19 11 3.33 58 81.03 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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Tournaments for 2020 assigned". iihf.com. 24 May 2019.
  2. ^ "First triumph for South African women". iihf.com. 11 December 2019.
  3. ^ "IIHF Ice hockey Women's World Championship Div III – Competition officials" (PDF). IIHF. 25 November 2019. Retrieved 4 December 2019.
  4. ^ Awards

External linksEdit