1987 World Women's Hockey Tournament
Tournament details
Host nation Flag of Canada Canada
Dates April 21 - April 26
Teams 7
Venue(s) North York (in 1 host city)
Champions Flag of Canada.svg.png Canada (1 title)
Tournament statistics
Games played 27
Goals scored 247  (9.15 per game)
Scoring leader(s) France Saint-Louis (CAN)
MVP Dawn McGuire (CAN)

The 1987 World Women's Hockey Tournament was held April 21-April 26, 1987, in North York in Canada. This was the first major world tournament for the Women's game, and was the first unofficial tournament before the IIHF launched their world championship in 1990. The Ontario Women's Hockey Association hosted the tournament. During the tournament, representatives from participating nations met to establish a strategy to lobby the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) for the creation of a Women's World Championship.[1]Team Canada won the tournament defeating the Province of Ontario by 4-0 in the final game. The championship trophy was named the Hazel McCallion World Cup, in honor of Mississauga mayor Hazel McCallion.[2]

Teams[edit | edit source]

The following teams played at the tournament. It is assumed that these teams were selected on an invitational basis, but that is not confirmed.

Format[edit | edit source]

The seven participating teams played in a single round robin format. The top four teams from the group proceeded to the Medal Round, while the remaining teams played in the placing games.

Group stage[edit | edit source]

     Teams proceed to Medal round
     Teams sent to Placing round

Round robin[edit | edit source]

Standings[edit | edit source]

Rk. Team GP W T L GF GA DIF PTS
1. Flag of Canada.png Canada 6 6 0 0 51 2 +49 12
2. Flag of the United States.png United States of America 6 5 0 1 64 5 +59 10
3. Flag of Ontario Ontario 6 4 0 2 59 9 +50 8
4. Flag of Sweden.png Sweden 6 3 0 3 13 22 -9 6
5. Flag of Switzerland.png Switzerland 6 2 0 4 12 49 -37 4
6. Flag of Japan.gif Japan 6 1 0 5 9 52 -43 2
7. Flag of the Netherlands.png Netherlands 6 0 0 6 6 75 -69 0

Results[edit | edit source]

April 21, 1987 Canada Flag of Canada.png 10 – 0
Flag of Switzerland.png Switzerland North York, Canada
April 21, 1987 Netherlands Flag of the Netherlands.png 2 – 5
Flag of Japan.gif Japan North York, Canada
April 21, 1987 Ontario Flag of Ontario 8 – 0
Flag of Sweden.png Sweden North York, Canada
April 21, 1987 Canada Flag of Canada.png 2 – 1
Flag of the United States.png United States of America North York, Canada
April 22, 1987 Ontario Flag of Ontario 16 – 0
Flag of Switzerland.png Switzerland North York, Canada
April 22, 1987 Canada Flag of Canada.png 11 – 0
Flag of Japan.gif Japan North York, Canada
April 22, 1987 Sweden Flag of Sweden.png 0 – 10
Flag of the United States.png United States of America North York, Canada
April 22, 1987 Ontario Flag of Ontario 19 – 0
Flag of the Netherlands.png Netherlands North York, Canada
April 23, 1987 Japan Flag of Japan.gif 4 – 6
Flag of Switzerland.png Switzerland North York, Canada
April 23, 1987 Canada Flag of Canada.png 19 – 1
Flag of the Netherlands.png Netherlands North York, Canada
April 23, 1987 Switzerland Flag of Switzerland.png 0 – 3
Flag of Sweden.png Sweden North York, Canada
April 23, 1987 Ontario Flag of Ontario 14 – 0
Flag of Japan.gif Japan Port Credit, Canada
April 23, 1987 United States of America Flag of the United States.png 20 – 0
Flag of the Netherlands.png Netherlands North York, Canada
April 24, 1987 Japan Flag of Japan.gif 0 – 16
Flag of the United States.png United States of America North York, Canada
April 24, 1987 Sweden Flag of Sweden.png 7 – 0
Flag of the Netherlands.png Netherlands North York, Canada
April 24, 1987 Canada Flag of Canada.png 5 – 0
Flag of Ontario Ontario North York, Canada
April 24, 1987 United States of America Flag of the United States.png 13 – 1
Flag of Switzerland.png Switzerland North York, Canada
April 25, 1987 Canada Flag of Canada.png 4 – 0
Flag of Sweden.png Sweden North York, Canada
April 25, 1987 Switzerland Flag of Switzerland.png 5 – 3
Flag of the Netherlands.png Netherlands North York, Canada
April 25, 1987 Japan Flag of Japan.gif 0 – 3
Flag of Sweden.png Sweden North York, Canada
April 25, 1987 United States of America Flag of the United States.png 4 – 2
Flag of Ontario Ontario North York, Canada

Playoff stage[edit | edit source]

Placing Round[edit | edit source]

April 25, 1987 Japan Flag of Japan.gif 4 – 0
Flag of the Netherlands.png Netherlands North York, Canada

5th/6th Place Game[edit | edit source]

April 26, 1987 Switzerland Flag of Switzerland.png 4 – 0
Flag of Japan.gif Japan North York, Canada

Medal Round[edit | edit source]

  Semi finals Final
25 April – North York
 Flag of Canada.png Canada  8  
 Flag of Sweden.png Sweden  2  
 
26 April – North York
     Flag of Canada.png Canada  4
   Flag of Ontario Ontario  0
Third place
25 April - North York 26 April - North York
 Flag of the United States.png United States of America  4  Flag of the United States.png United States of America  5
 Flag of Ontario Ontario  5    Flag of Sweden.png Sweden  0

Semi-Finals[edit | edit source]

April 25, 1987 Canada Flag of Canada.png 8 – 2
Flag of Sweden.png Sweden North York, Canada
April 25, 1987 United States of America Flag of the United States.png 4 – 5
Flag of Ontario Ontario North York, Canada

Bronze Medal Game[edit | edit source]

April 26, 1987 United States of America Flag of the United States.png 5 – 0
Flag of Sweden.png Sweden North York, Canada

Final[edit | edit source]

April 26, 1987 Canada Flag of Canada.png 4 – 0
Flag of Ontario Ontario North York, Canada

Champions[edit | edit source]

 1987 Women's World Tournament Winners 

Canada
1st title

Final standings[edit | edit source]

Rk. Team
1 Flag of Canada.png Canada
2 Flag of Ontario Ontario
3 Flag of the United States.png United States of America
4. Flag of Sweden.png Sweden
5. Flag of Switzerland.png Switzerland
6. Flag of Japan.gif Japan
7. Flag of the Netherlands.png Netherlands

References[edit | edit source]

  1. About GirlsWomens' Hockey. Alaska State Hockey. Retrieved on 24 June 2010.
  2. On the Edge: Women Making Hockey History, p.80, by Elizabeth Etue and Megan K. Williams, Second Story Press, Toronto, Ontario, 1996, Template:ISBN


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