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Ice hockey at the 2010 Winter Olympics – Women's tournament

The women's tournament in ice hockey at the 2010 Winter Olympics was held in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, from 13 to 25 February. Eight teams competed, seeded into two groups. Canada won the final by a score of 2–0 over the United States, who were awarded silver. The bronze medal game was won by Finland with a 3–2 victory over Sweden in overtime.

Women's ice hockey
at the XXI Olympic Winter Games
WomenHockey2010WinterOlympicsvictory.jpg
Medal ceremony
VenuesGeneral Motors Place (renamed Canada Hockey Place during the game due to the no-commercial policy)
UBC Thunderbird Arena
Dates13–25 February 2010
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s)  Canada (3rd title)
2nd, silver medalist(s)  United States
3rd, bronze medalist(s)  Finland
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The tournament consisted of 20 games: 12 in the preliminary round (teams play the other teams in their own group); 4 final classification games; 2 semifinal games; 1 bronze medal game; and 1 final.[1]

The tournament had a total attendance of 162,419, an average of 8,120 spectators per game, making it the most attended IIHF-run women's hockey tournament of all-time.[2]

Contents

QualificationEdit

RostersEdit

First roundEdit

Group AEdit

Team
GP W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts
  Canada 3 3 0 0 0 41 2 39 9
  Sweden 3 2 0 0 1 10 15 -5 6
   Switzerland 3 1 0 0 2 6 15 -9 3
  Slovakia 3 0 0 0 3 4 29 -25 0

All times are local (UTC−8).

13 February 2010
12:00
Sweden  3–0
(1–0, 1–0, 1–0)
   SwitzerlandUBC Winter Sports Centre, Vancouver
Attendance: 5,222
13 February 2010
17:00
Canada  18–0
(7–0, 6–0, 5–0)
  SlovakiaCanada Hockey Place, Vancouver
Attendance: 16,496
15 February 2010
14:30
Switzerland   1–10
(0–2, 1–3, 0–5)
  CanadaUBC Winter Sports Centre, Vancouver
Attendance: 5,413
15 February 2010
19:00
Sweden  6–2
(3–2, 1–0, 2–0)
  SlovakiaUBC Winter Sports Centre, Vancouver
Attendance: 5,323
17 February 2010
14:30
Canada  13–1
(5–0, 7–0, 1–1)
  SwedenUBC Winter Sports Centre, Vancouver
Attendance: 5,483
17 February 2010
19:00
Slovakia  2–5
(1–0, 0–1, 1–4)
   SwitzerlandUBC Winter Sports Centre, Vancouver
Attendance: 5,272

Group BEdit

Team
GP W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts
  United States 3 3 0 0 0 31 1 30 9
  Finland 3 2 0 0 1 7 8 -1 6
  Russia 3 1 0 0 2 3 19 -16 3
  China 3 0 0 0 3 3 16 -13 0

All times are local (UTC−8).

14 February 2010
12:00
United States  12–1
(5–0, 3–0, 4–1)
  ChinaUBC Winter Sports Centre, Vancouver
Attendance: 5,278
14 February 2010
16:30
Finland  5–1
(1–1, 2–0, 2–0)
  RussiaUBC Winter Sports Centre, Vancouver
Attendance: 5,275
16 February 2010
14:30
Russia  0–13
(0–5, 0–7, 0–1)
  United StatesUBC Winter Sports Centre, Vancouver
Attendance: 5,365
16 February 2010
19:00
Finland  2–1
(0–1, 2–0, 0–0)
  ChinaUBC Winter Sports Centre, Vancouver
Attendance: 5,317
18 February 2010
14:30
United States  6–0
(4–0, 1–0, 1–0)
  FinlandUBC Winter Sports Centre, Vancouver
Attendance: 5,398
18 February 2010
19:00
China  1–2
(0–0, 1–2, 0–0)
  RussiaUBC Winter Sports Centre, Vancouver
Attendance: 5,391

Classification roundEdit

  5th place semifinal            
  A3    Switzerland 6  
  B4   China 0   5th place game
      A3    Switzerland 2
  5th place semifinal   B3   Russia 1
  B3   Russia 4
  A4   Slovakia 2   7th place game
    B4   China 3
    A4   Slovakia 1

Fifth place semifinalEdit

All times are local (UTC−8).

20 February 2010
14:30
Switzerland   6–0
(2–0, 2–0, 2–0)
  ChinaUBC Winter Sports Centre, Vancouver
Attendance: 5,454
20 February 2010
19:00
Russia  4–2
(2–0, 1–1, 1–1)
  SlovakiaUBC Winter Sports Centre, Vancouver
Attendance: 5,488

Seventh place gameEdit

All times are local (UTC−8).

22 February 2010
14:00
China  3–1
(0–1, 1–0, 2–0)
  SlovakiaUBC Winter Sports Centre, Vancouver
Attendance: 5,284

Fifth place gameEdit

All times are local (UTC−8).

22 February 2010
19:00
Switzerland   2–1 GWS
(0–1, 1–0, 0–0)
(OT: 0–0)
(SO: 1–0)
  RussiaUBC Winter Sports Centre, Vancouver
Attendance: 5,412

Final roundEdit

  Semifinal                    
  A1   Canada 5  
  B2   Finland 0   Gold medal final
      A1   Canada 2
  Semifinal   B1   United States 0
  B1   United States 9
  A2   Sweden 1   Bronze medal match
    B2   Finland 3
    A2   Sweden 2

SemifinalsEdit

All times are local (UTC−8).

22 February 2010
12:00
Sweden  1–9
(0–2, 1–3, 0–4)
  United StatesCanada Hockey Place, Vancouver
Attendance: 16,021
22 February 2010
17:00
Finland  0–5
(0–2, 0–1, 0–2)
  CanadaCanada Hockey Place, Vancouver
Attendance: 16,324

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Bronze medal gameEdit

All times are local (UTC−8).

25 February 2010
11:00
Sweden  2–3 (OT)
(0–0, 1–2, 1–0, 0–1)
  Finland  Canada Hockey Place, Vancouver
Attendance: 16,398

FinalEdit

All times are local (UTC−8).

25 February 2010
15:30
  Canada  2–0
(2–0, 0–0, 0–0)
  United States  Canada Hockey Place, Vancouver
Attendance: 16,805

Final rankingsEdit

The final rankings of the 2010 Winter Olympics Women's Ice Hockey Tournament are as follows:

Rank Team
    Canada
    United States
    Finland
4th   Sweden
5th    Switzerland
6th   Russia
7th   China
8th   Slovakia

StatisticsEdit

Leading scorersEdit

Rank Player Games played Goals Assists Pts PIM +/-
1   Meghan Agosta (CAN) 5 9 6 15 2 +14
2   Jayna Hefford (CAN) 5 5 7 12 8 +15
3   Stefanie Marty (SUI) 5 9 2 11 6 +4
4   Jenny Potter (USA) 5 6 5 11 0 +8
5   Natalie Darwitz (USA) 5 4 7 11 0 +6
6   Caroline Ouellette (CAN) 5 2 9 11 2 +12
  Hayley Wickenheiser (CAN) 5 2 9 11 0 +14
8   Cherie Piper (CAN) 5 5 5 10 0 +12
9   Monique Lamoureux (USA) 5 4 6 10 2 +7
10   Kelli Stack (USA) 5 3 5 8 2 +4
  Sarah Vaillancourt (CAN) 5 3 5 8 6 +7

Hat-trick scorers

Leading goaltendersEdit

Goalies with 40% or more of their team's total minutes

Rank Goalie GP Minutes GA GAA SV% Saves
1   Shannon Szabados (CAN) 3 180:00 1 0.33 98.04 50
2   Jessie Vetter (USA) 4 239:50 3 0.75 95.77 68
3   Florence Schelling (SUI) 5 301:55 16 3.18 90.91 160
4   Irina Gashennikova (RUS) 4 250:00 10 2.40 90.20 92
5   Shi Yao (CHN) 5 247:53 19 4.60 88.82 151

Shutout posters

AwardsEdit

Canada's Meghan Agosta was named the most valuable player and received the Directorate Award for best forward of the tournament. Directorate Awards also went to Molly Engstrom (United States) for best defenceman, and to Shannon Szabados (Canada) for best goaltender.

The tournament all-star team was voted on by the international media at the conclusion of the event. The following players were named:

Position Player Team
G Shannon Szabados   Canada
D Angela Ruggiero   United States
D Molly Engstrom   United States
F Meghan Agosta   Canada
F Jenny Potter   United States
F Marie-Philip Poulin   Canada

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2010 OWG Women's Tournament Playing Format". International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved 18 February 2010.
  2. ^ "Statistics". Iihf.com. Retrieved 2016-10-19.
  3. ^ "Olympics Women". Iihf.com. Retrieved 2016-10-19.

External linksEdit