IIHF World Women's Championship
Tournament details
Host nation Flag of the United States United States
Dates April 11 - April 17
Teams 8
Venue(s) Lake Placid (in 1 host city)
Champions Flag of Canada.svg.png Canada (3 titles)
Tournament statistics
Games played 20
Goals scored 185  (9.25 per game)
Scoring leader(s) Flag of Finland Rikka Nieminen (4+9=13pts)

The 1994 IIHF World Women Championships was held April 11-April 17, 1994 at the Herb Brooks Arena in Lake Placid, New York in the United States. The Team Canada won their 3rd consecutive gold medal at the World Championships defeating the United States in a repeat of the previous two finals. Finland picked up their 3rd consecutive bronze medal, with a win over Semi-Final debutants, China.

Qualification Tournament[edit | edit source]

The tournament was held between eight teams. Canada and the United States as the top two ranked teams received automatic qualification for the tournament. In addition, the top five teams from the 1993 European Championship would be joined by the winner of the 1994 Asian Qualification Tournament.

  • Flag of Canada.png Canada - Automatically Qualified
  • Flag of China.gif China - Winner - 1994 Asian Qualification Tournament
  • Flag of Finland.png Finland - Winner - 1993 European Championship
  • Flag of Germany.png Germany - 4th Place - 1993 European Championship
  • Flag of Norway.png Norway - 3rd Place - 1993 European Championship
  • Flag of Switzerland.png Switzerland - 5th Place - 1993 European Championship
  • Flag of Sweden.png Sweden - 2nd Place - - 1993 European Championship
  • Flag of the United States.png United States of America - Automatically Qualified

Asian Qualification Tournament (Japan)[edit | edit source]

11 March 1994
Japan Flag of Japan.gif 2-6 Flag of China.gif China
12 March 1994
Japan Flag of Japan.gif 1-7 Flag of China.gif China

Final Tournament[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

     Teams proceed to Final round
     Teams sent to Consolation round

Group A[edit | edit source]

Standings[edit | edit source]

Rk. Team GP W T L GF GA DIF PTS
1. Flag of Canada.png Canada 3 3 0 0 27 3 +24 6
2. Flag of China.gif China 3 1 1 1 13 12 +1 3
3. Flag of Sweden.png Sweden 3 1 1 1 9 13 -4 3
4. Flag of Norway.png Norway 3 0 0 3 2 23 -21 0

Results[edit | edit source]

All times local

April 11, 1994
2:00pm
Sweden Flag of Sweden.png 3 – 1
Flag of Norway.png Norway Pad 1932, Lake Placid, New York
April 11, 1994
4:00pm
Canada Flag of Canada.png 7 – 1
Flag of China.gif China Pad 1980, Lake Placid, New York
April 12, 1994
3:00pm
Sweden Flag of Sweden.png 4 – 4
Flag of China.gif China Pad 1980, Lake Placid, New York
April 12, 1994
7:00pm
Norway Flag of Norway.png 0 – 12
Flag of Canada.png Canada Pad 1980, Lake Placid, New York
April 14, 1994
3:00pm
Canada Flag of Canada.png 8 – 2
Flag of Sweden.png Sweden Pad 1980, Lake Placid, New York
April 14, 1994
7:00pm
China Flag of China.gif 8 – 1
( 2 - 0 , 1 - 0 , 3 - 1 )
Flag of Norway.png Norway Pad 1932, Lake Placid, New York

Group B[edit | edit source]

Standings[edit | edit source]

Rk. Team GP W T L GF GA DIF PTS
1. Flag of the United States.png United States of America 3 3 0 0 24 1 +23 6
2. Flag of Finland.png Finland 3 2 0 1 31 3 +28 4
3. Flag of Switzerland.png Switzerland 3 1 0 2 2 20 -18 2
4. Flag of Germany.png Germany 3 0 0 3 2 35 -33 0

Results[edit | edit source]

All times local

April 11, 1994
2:00pm
Finland Flag of Finland.png 17 – 1
Flag of Germany.png Germany Pad 1932, Lake Placid, New York
April 11, 1994
8:00pm
United States of America Flag of the United States.png 6 – 0
Flag of Switzerland.png Switzerland Pad 1980, Lake Placid, New York
April 12, 1994
4:00pm
Finland Flag of Finland.png 13 – 0
Flag of Switzerland.png Switzerland Tampere, Finland
April 12, 1994
8:00pm
Germany Flag of Germany.png 0 – 16
Flag of the United States.png United States of America Pad 1932, Lake Placid, New York
April 14, 1994
1:00pm
Germany Flag of Germany.png 1 – 2
Flag of Switzerland.png Switzerland Pad 1932, Lake Placid, New York
April 14, 1994
7:00pm
United States of America Flag of the United States.png 2 – 1
Flag of Finland.png Finland Pad 1980, Lake Placid, New York

Playoff Round[edit | edit source]

Consolation Round 5-8 Place[edit | edit source]

April 16, 1994
8:00pm
Sweden Flag of Sweden.png 7 – 1
Flag of Germany.png Germany Pad 1980, Lake Placid, New York
April 16, 1994
8:00pm
Norway Flag of Norway.png 7 – 4
Flag of Switzerland.png Switzerland Pad 1932, Lake Placid, New York

Consolation Round 7-8 Place[edit | edit source]

April 17, 1994
9:00am
Switzerland Flag of Switzerland.png 4 – 3
Flag of Germany.png Germany Pad 1932, Lake Placid, New York

Consolation Round 5-6 Place[edit | edit source]

April 26, 1992
1:00pm
Sweden Flag of Sweden.png 6 – 3
Flag of Norway.png Norway Pad 1932, Lake Placid, New York

Final Round[edit | edit source]

Semi finals Finals
15 April 1994 17 April 1994
                 
     
Group A 1st Flag of Canada.png Canada 4
 
Group B 2nd Flag of Finland.png Finland 1   Gold Medal Game
  Flag of Canada.png Canada 6
     
  Flag of the United States.png United States of America 3
Group B 1st Flag of the United States.png United States of America 14
 
Group A 2nd Flag of China.gif China 3  
  Bronze Medal Game
Flag of Finland.png Finland 8
Flag of China.gif China 1

Semifinals[edit | edit source]

April 15, 1994
5:00pm
Canada Flag of Canada.png 4 – 1
Flag of Finland.png Finland Pad 1980, Lake Placid, New York
April 15, 1994 United States of America Flag of the United States.png 14 – 3
Flag of China.gif China Pad 1980, Lake Placid, New York

Match for third place[edit | edit source]

April 17, 1994
11:15am
Finland Flag of Finland.png 8 – 1
Flag of China.gif China Pad 1980, Lake Placid, New York

Final[edit | edit source]

April 17, 1994 Canada Flag of Canada.png 6 – 3
Flag of the United States.png United States of America Pad 1980, Lake Placid, New York

Champions[edit | edit source]

 1994 IIHF World Women Championship Winners 

Canada
3nd title

Scoring leaders[edit | edit source]

Player GP G A Pts
Flag of Finland Riika Nieminen 5 4 9 13
Flag of Canada Danielle Goyette 5 9 3 12
Flag of the United States Karyn Bye 5 6 6 12
Flag of the United States Cammi Granato 5 5 7 12
Flag of China Hongmei Liu 5 8 3 11
Flag of Finland Tila Reima 5 7 4 11
Flag of Finland Sari Krooks 5 3 7 10
Flag of the United States Stephanie O'Sullivan 5 3 7 10
Flag of Finland Hanna Terrijoki 5 5 4 9
Flag of the United States Gretchen Ulion 5 5 4 9

Goaltending leaders[edit | edit source]

Player GPI Mins GA SOG SV% GAA
Flag of Finland Kati Ahonen 2 80 1 20 95.0 0.75
Flag of Canada Lesley Reddon 2 91 1 15 93.3 0.66
Flag of Finland Liisa-Maria Sneck 4 220 7 85 91.8 1.91
Flag of the United States Kelly Dyer 2 129 3 24 87.5 1.50
Flag of Canada Manon Rheaume 4 209 6 44 86.4 1.72
Flag of Switzerland Patricia Sautter 3 180 10 139 92.8 3.33
Flag of the United States Erin Whitten 3 180 7 52 86.4 2.33
Flag of Sweden Annica Åhlén 5 300 17 157 89.2 3.40
Flag of Norway Kari Fjellhammer 4 226 22 120 81.67 5.83
Flag of China Hong Guo 5 260 27 146 81.5 6.23

Final standings[edit | edit source]

Rk. Team
Gold medal icon.svg Flag of Canada.png Canada
Silver medal icon.svg Flag of the United States.png United States of America
Bronze medal icon.svg Flag of Finland.png Finland
4. Flag of China.gif China
5. Flag of Sweden.png Sweden
6. Flag of Norway.png Norway
7. Flag of Switzerland.png Switzerland
8. Flag of Germany.png Germany

Directorate Awards[edit | edit source]

  • Goalie: Erin Whitten (United States)
  • Defender: Geraldine Heaney (Canada)
  • Forward: Riikka Nieminen, (Finland)[1]

Team Photos[edit | edit source]


References[edit | edit source]

  1. Collins gem Hockey Facts and Stats 2009-10, p.541, Andrew Podnieks, Harper Collins Publishers Ltd, Toronto, Canada, ISBN 978-1-55468-621-6


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