Ice hockey at the 2006 Winter Olympics – Women's qualification

Qualification for the women's tournament at the 2006 Winter Olympics was determined by the IIHF World Ranking following the 2004 Women's World Ice Hockey Championships. The top four teams in the World Ranking received automatic berths into the Olympics, Italy received an automatic berth as host, and all other teams had an opportunity to qualify for the remaining three spots in the Olympics.

Qualified TeamsEdit

Event Date Location Vacancies Qualified
2004 IIHF World Ranking[a] 5 March 2001 – 6 April 2004   Halifax[b] 4   Canada
  United States
  Finland
  Sweden
Qualification tournament 11–13 November 2004   Podolsk 1   Russia
Qualification tournament 11–14 November 2004   Bad Tölz 1   Germany
Qualification tournament 11–14 November 2004   Beijing 1    Switzerland
Host 1   Italy
TOTAL 8
Notes
  1. b Halifax was the site for 2004 World Championship; at the conclusion of the tournament the ranking were finalized with regards to the qualification slots.

IIHF World RankingEdit

Qualified directly to Olympic Tournament
Qualification tournament
Rank Team WC 2004
(100%)
OLY 2002
(75%)
WC 2001
(50%)
WC 2000
(25%)
Total
1   Canada 1200 1200 1200 1200 3000
2   United States 1160 1160 1160 1160 2900
3   Finland 1120 1100 1100 1120 2775
4   Sweden 1100 1120 1020 1100 2725
5   Russia 1060 1060 1120 1060 2680
6   Germany 1040 1040 1060 1020 2605
7   China 1020 1020 1040 1040 2565
8    Switzerland 1000 960 960 940 2435
9   Kazakhstan 940 1000 1000 960 2430
10   Japan 980 940 940 1000 2405
11   Czech Republic 920 920 840 1590
12   Latvia 900 860 860 1545
13   France 880 880 880 1540
14   Norway 860 840 920 1510
15   North Korea 840 900 800 1490
16   Denmark 820 820 900 1455
17   Italy 800 760 820 1385
18   Slovakia 780 800 780 1375
19   Netherlands 760 780 720 1330
20   Great Britain 720 740 760 1280
21   Australia 740 720 680 1270
22   Belgium 640 700 740 1175
23   Hungary 660 660 700 1165
24   Slovenia 680 620 990
25   Romania 620 640 940
26   Austria 700 700
27   South Korea 600 600
28   South Africa 680 660 505
  • North Korea and Denmark chose not to participate in Olympic qualifying.

Qualification TournamentsEdit

Three round-robins were played from 11 to 14 November 2004. The teams ranked 5th, 6th and 7th reserved the right to host these tournaments. The three group winners qualified for the Olympic tournament.

Group AEdit

Games were played in Podolsk, Russia.

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Russia (H) 2 2 0 0 6 2 +4 4 2006 Winter Olympics
2   Japan 2 1 0 1 6 4 +2 2
3   Czech Republic 2 0 0 2 1 7 −6 0
Source: IIHF.com
(H) Host.
11 November 2004
18:30
Czech Republic  0–3
(0–3, 0–0, 0–0)
  RussiaVityaz Ice Palace, Podolsk
Attendance: 1,700
12 November 2004
18:30
Japan  4–1
(0–1, 2–0, 2–0)
  Czech RepublicVityaz Ice Palace, Podolsk
Attendance: 700
13 November 2004
17:00
Russia  3–2
(2–0, 1–1, 0–1)
  JapanVityaz Ice Palace, Podolsk
Attendance: 2,100

Group BEdit

Games were played in Bad Tölz, Germany.

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Germany (H) 3 3 0 0 20 2 +18 6 2006 Winter Olympics
2   Kazakhstan 3 2 0 1 21 6 +15 4
3   Latvia 3 1 0 2 13 11 +2 2
4   Slovenia 3 0 0 3 3 38 −35 0
Source: IIHF.com
(H) Host.
11 November 2004
16:00
Kazakhstan  17–0
(4–0, 8–0, 5–0)
  SloveniaHacker-Pschorr Arena, Bad Tölz
Attendance: 99
11 November 2004
19:30
Latvia  1–5
(1–2, 0–1, 0–2)
  GermanyHacker-Pschorr Arena, Bad Tölz
Attendance: 425
13 November 2004
15:00
Kazakhstan  4–1
(1–0, 2–0, 1–1)
  LatviaHacker-Pschorr Arena, Bad Tölz
Attendance: 140
13 November 2004
18:30
Germany  10–1
(3–0, 4–0, 3–1)
  SloveniaHacker-Pschorr Arena, Bad Tölz
Attendance: 575
14 November 2004
14:30
Slovenia  2–11
(1–2, 0–7, 1–2)
  LatviaHacker-Pschorr Arena, Bad Tölz
Attendance: 67
14 November 2004
18:00
Germany  5–0
(1–0, 2–0, 2–0)
  KazakhstanHacker-Pschorr Arena, Bad Tölz
Attendance: 1,498

Group CEdit

Games were played in Beijing, China.

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1    Switzerland 3 3 0 0 15 5 +10 6 2006 Winter Olympics
2   China (H) 3 2 0 1 19 4 +15 4
3   France 3 1 0 2 8 13 −5 2
4   Norway 3 0 0 3 2 22 −20 0
Source: IIHF.com
(H) Host.
11 November 2004
14:30
Switzerland   8–0
(2–0, 2–0, 4–0)
  NorwayBeijing
Attendance: 270
11 November 2004
18:30
France  1–7
(1–3, 0–3, 0–1)
  ChinaBeijing
Attendance: 500
12 November 2004
14:30
Switzerland   4–3
(0–1, 3–1, 1–1)
  FranceBeijing
Attendance: 280
12 November 2004
18:30
China  10–0
(1–0, 2–0, 7–0)
  NorwayBeijing
Attendance: 600
14 November 2004
14:30
Norway  2–4
(1–0, 0–4, 1–0)
  FranceBeijing
Attendance: 300
14 November 2004
18:30
China  2–3
(0–0, 0–0, 2–3)
   SwitzerlandBeijing
Attendance: 890

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