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1989 IIHF European Women's Championship
Tournament details
Host country Flag of West Germany West Germany
Dates April 4 - April 9
Teams 8
Venue(s) Düsseldorf, Ratingen (in 2 host cities)
Tournament statistics
Matches played 20
Goals scored 220 (11 per match)


The 1989 IIHF European Women Championships was held April 4-April 9, 1989 in West Germany. This was the first ever European Championship to be held. Finland won their first title with a 7-1 victory over neighbours Sweden in the Final. The hosts West Germany picked up the bronze after edging past Norway on penalty shots.

Qualification Tournament[]

Ten teams entered the championship. Of these, the top six ranked teams received a bye to the final tournament. These were:

The final four sides played in Qualification matches. A two-leg aggregate playoff was played with the winners of the two matches taking the final two places.

March 6, 1989 United Kingdom Flag of Great Britain.gif 2 – 4
( 0 - 0 , 1 - 2 , 1 - 2 )
Flag of the Netherlands.png Netherlands Chelmsford, England
March 7, 1989 United Kingdom Flag of Great Britain.gif 2 – 4
( 0 - 3 , 1 - 0 , 1 - 1 )
Flag of the Netherlands.png Netherlands Chelmsford, England
  • The Netherlands won the qualifier 8-4 on aggregate.
March 18, 1989 Czechoslovakia Flag of Czechoslovakia.png 1 – 1
( 0 - 0 , 1 - 1 , 0 - 0 )
Flag of France.png France Plzeň
March 19, 1989 Czechoslovakia Flag of Czechoslovakia.png 4 – 1
( 1 - 0 , 1 - 0 , 2 - 1 )
Flag of France.png France Beroun
  • Czechoslovakia won the qualifier 5-2 on aggregate.

Final Tournament[]

The eight participating teams were divided up into two seeded groups as below. The teams played each other once in a single round robin format. The top two teams from the group proceeded to the Final Round, while the remaining teams played in the Consolation Round.

First Round[]

     Teams proceed to Final round
     Teams sent to Consolation round

Group A[]

Standings[]

Rk. Team GP W T L GF GA DIF PTS
1. Flag of Sweden.png Sweden 3 3 0 0 24 3 +21 6
2. Flag of Norway.png Norway 3 1 1 1 18 6 +12 3
3. Flag of Switzerland.png Switzerland 3 1 1 1 24 15 +9 3
4. Flag of the Netherlands.png Netherlands 3 0 0 3 1 43 -42 0

Results[]

All times local (GMT+4)

April 4, 1989 Sweden Flag of Sweden.png 12 – 0
( 3 - 0 , 7 - 0 , 2 - 0 )
Flag of the Netherlands.png Netherlands Düsseldorf
April 4, 1989 Switzerland Flag of Switzerland.png 4 – 4
( 1 - 0 , 2 - 1 , 1 - 3 )
Flag of Norway.png Norway Ratingen
April 5, 1989 Switzerland Flag of Switzerland.png 17 – 1
( 6 - 1 , 2 - 0 , 9 - 0 )
Flag of the Netherlands.png Netherlands Ratingen
April 5, 1989 Sweden Flag of Sweden.png 2 – 0
( 0 - 0 , 1 - 0 , 1 - 0 )
Flag of Norway.png Norway Düsseldorf
April 6, 1989 Sweden Flag of Sweden.png 10 – 3
( 5 - 0 , 4 - 1 , 1 - 2 )
Flag of Switzerland.png Switzerland Düsseldorf
April 6, 1989 Norway Flag of Norway.png 14 – 0
( 5 - 0 , 2 - 0 , 7 - 0 )
Flag of the Netherlands.png Netherlands Ratingen

Group B[]

Standings[]

Rk. Team GP W T L GF GA DIF PTS
1. Flag of Finland.png Finland 3 3 0 0 57 0 +57 6
2. Flag of Germany.png Germany 3 2 0 1 17 5 +12 4
3. Flag of Denmark.png Denmark 3 1 0 2 6 20 -14 2
4. Flag of Czechoslovakia.png Czechoslovakia 3 0 0 3 0 55 -55 0

Results[]

All times local (GMT+4)

April 4, 1989 Finland Flag of Finland.png 34 – 0
( 12 - 0 , 12 - 0 , 10 - 0 )
Flag of Czechoslovakia.png Czechoslovakia Ratingen
April 4, 1989 Germany Flag of Germany.png 2 – 0
( 0 - 0 , 0 - 0 , 2 - 0 )
Flag of Denmark.png Denmark Düsseldorf
April 5, 1989 Denmark Flag of Denmark.png 6 – 0
( 2 - 0 , 3 - 0 , 1 - 0 )
Flag of Czechoslovakia.png Czechoslovakia Düsseldorf
April 5, 1989 Finland Flag of Finland.png 5 – 0
( 0 - 0 , 1 - 0 , 4 - 0 )
Flag of Germany.png Germany Ratingen
April 6, 1989 Finland Flag of Finland.png 18 – 0
( 4 - 0 , 6 - 0 , 8 - 0 )
Flag of Denmark.png Denmark Ratingen
April 6, 1989 Germany Flag of Germany.png 15 – 0
( 3 - 0 , 7 - 0 , 5 - 0 )
Flag of Czechoslovakia.png Czechoslovakia Düsseldorf

Playoff Round[]

Consolation Round 5-8 Place[]

April 8, 1989 Denmark Flag of Denmark.png 2 – 1
( 1 - 0 , 1 - 1 , 0 - 0 )
Flag of the Netherlands.png Netherlands Ratingen
April 8, 1989 Switzerland Flag of Switzerland.png 9 – 3
( 3 - 3 , 3 - 0 , 3 - 0 )
Flag of Czechoslovakia.png Czechoslovakia Düsseldorf

Consolation Round 7-8 Place[]

April 9, 1989 Czechoslovakia Flag of Czechoslovakia.png 7 – 1
( 3 - 0 , 3 - 0 , 1 - 1 )
Flag of the Netherlands.png Netherlands Düsseldorf

Consolation Round 5-6 Place[]

April 9, 1989 Switzerland Flag of Switzerland.png 3 – 1
( 0 - 0, 1 - 1, 2 - 0 )
Flag of Denmark.png Denmark Ratingen

Final Round[]

Semi finals Finals
8 April 1989 9 April 1989
                 
     
Group A 1st Flag of Finland.png Finland 9
 
Group B 2nd Flag of Norway.png Norway 1   Gold Medal Game
  Flag of Finland.png Finland 7
     
  Flag of Sweden.png Sweden 1
Group B 1st Flag of Sweden.png Sweden 4
 
Group A 2nd Flag of Germany.png Germany 3  
  Bronze Medal Game (APS)
Flag of Germany.png Germany 2
Flag of Norway.png Norway 1

Semifinals[]

April 8, 1989 Finland Flag of Finland.png 9 – 1
( 2 - 0 , 5 - 1 , 2 - 0 )
Flag of Norway.png Norway Düsseldorf
April 8, 1989 Sweden Flag of Sweden.png 4 – 3
( 2 - 1 , 2 - 1 , 0 - 1 )
Flag of Germany.png Germany Ratingen

Match for 3-4 Place[]

April 9, 1989 Germany Flag of Germany.png 2 – 1
(0-0, 1-1, 0-0, 0-0, 1-0)
Flag of Norway.png Norway Düsseldorf

Final[]

April 9, 1989 Finland Flag of Finland.png 7 – 1
( 4 - 0 , 1 - 0 , 2 - 1 )
Flag of Sweden.png Sweden Ratingen

Champions[]

 1989 IIHF European Women Championship Winners 

Finland
1st title

Final standings[]

Rk. Team Notes
Gold medal icon.svg Flag of Finland.png Finland Qualified for 1990 World Championship
Silver medal icon.svg Flag of Sweden.png Sweden Qualified for 1990 World Championship
Bronze medal icon.svg Flag of Germany.png Germany Qualified for 1990 World Championship
4. Flag of Norway.png Norway Qualified for 1990 World Championship
5. Flag of Switzerland.png Switzerland Qualified for 1990 World Championship
6. Flag of Denmark.png Denmark
7. Flag of Czechoslovakia.png Czechoslovakia
8. Flag of the Netherlands.png Netherlands
9. Flag of France.png France
10. Flag of Great Britain.gif United Kingdom
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