2020 Women's Ice Hockey World Championships

The 2020 Women's World Ice Hockey Championships was to be the 22nd such event hosted by the International Ice Hockey Federation. Teams would have participated at several levels of competition. The competition would have served as qualification for the 2021 competition and finalized seeding for the 2022 Winter Olympics qualification.

2020 Women's Ice Hockey World Championships
2019
2021

Several tournaments were cancelled due to the 2019–20 coronavirus pandemic.

Championship (Top Division)Edit

The tournament would have been held in Halifax and Truro, Canada from 31 March to 10 April 2020.[1] It was cancelled on 7 March 2020 due to the 2019–20 coronavirus pandemic.[2] The women's national ice hockey teams of Canada, Finland, Russia, Switzerland, and the United States were scheduled to compete in Group A; the national teams of the Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, Hungary, and Japan were scheduled to compete in Group B.[3]

Division IEdit

Group AEdit

The tournament would have been held in Angers, France from 12 to 18 April 2020.[4] It was cancelled on 7 March 2020 due to the coronavirus outbreak.[2] The women's national teams of Austria, France, the Netherlands, Norway, Slovakia, and Sweden were scheduled to compete in the tournament.[5]

Group BEdit

The tournament would have been held in Katowice, Poland from 28 March to 3 April 2020.[4] On 2 March 2020, the tournament was cancelled due to the coronavirus outbreak.[6] The women's national teams of China, Italy, Kazakhstan, Poland, Slovenia, and South Korea were scheduled to compete in the tournament.[7]

Division IIEdit

Group AEdit

The tournament would have been held in Jaca, Spain from 29 March to 4 April 2020.[4] On 2 March 2020, the tournament was cancelled due to the 2019–20 coronavirus pandemic.[6] The women's national teams of Chinese Taipei, Great Britain, Latvia, Mexico, DPR Korea, and Spain were scheduled to compete in the tournament.[8]

Group BEdit

The tournament was held in Akureyri, Iceland from 23 to 29 February 2020.[4]

Pos Team Pld W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1   Australia (P) 5 5 0 0 0 39 4 +35 15 Promotion to 2021 Division II A
2   Iceland (H) 5 4 0 0 1 25 7 +18 12
3   New Zealand 5 3 0 0 2 20 16 +4 9
4   Turkey 5 1 1 0 3 10 14 −4 5
5   Croatia 5 0 1 0 4 5 39 −34 2[a]
6   Ukraine (R) 5 0 0 2 3 7 26 −19 2[a] Relegation to 2021 Division III
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; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Croatia 2–1 (GWS) Ukraine

Division IIIEdit

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

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Tournaments for 2020 assigned". iihf.com. 24 May 2019.
  2. ^ a b "Women's Worlds cancelled". iihf.com. 7 March 2020.
  3. ^ "2020 IIHF Ice Hockey Women's World Championship: Teams". IIHF. Retrieved 2020-03-18.
  4. ^ a b c d e "World Championships – World Women". IIHF. Retrieved 24 May 2019.
  5. ^ "2020 IIHF Ice Hockey Women's World Championship Division I, Group A: Teams". IIHF. Retrieved 2020-03-18.
  6. ^ a b "IIHF cancels March tournaments". iihf.com. 2 March 2020.
  7. ^ "2020 IIHF Tournaments: Women's World Championships". IIHF. Retrieved 2020-03-18.
  8. ^ "2020 IIHF Ice Hockey Women's World Championship Division II, Group A: Teams". IIHF. Retrieved 2020-03-18.

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