The 1996 IIHF European Women Championships were held between March 12–29, 1996.

The format remained unchanged from the previous year, with promoted Russia replacing Denmark who were relegated from the 1995 tournament

The Pool A tournament was held in Yaroslavl, Russia, while Pool B took place in Trnava and Piešťany in Slovakia. The tournament was the final European Championship ever to be held, with the IIHF revamping the World Championships to create yearly tiered divisions.

European Championship Group A[edit | edit source]

1996 IIHF European Women's Championship
Pool A
Tournament details
Host country Flag of Russia Russia
Dates March 23 – March 29
Teams 6
Venue(s) Yaroslavl (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions 10px Flag of Sweden.png Sweden (1st title)
Tournament statistics
Matches played 15
Goals scored 95 (6.33 per match)
Scoring leader(s) Ekaterina Pashkevich (6+3=9pts)

Teams & Format[edit | edit source]

Six teams completed in Pool A, with Russia joining the group after winning the 1995 Pool B tournament. The teams were:

A single round robin was played between the teams, with the top ranked team winning the championship.

Final Round[edit | edit source]

Standings[edit | edit source]

Rk. Team GP W T L GF GA DIF PTS
1. Flag of Sweden.png Sweden 5 4 1 0 20 11 +9 9
2. Flag of Russia.png Russia 5 4 0 1 17 15 +2 8
3. Flag of Finland.png Finland 5 3 0 2 26 5 +21 6
4. Flag of Norway.png Norway 5 2 0 3 14 21 -7 4
5. Flag of Switzerland.png Switzerland 5 1 0 4 11 23 -12 2
6. Flag of Germany.png Germany 5 0 1 4 7 20 -13 1

Results[edit | edit source]

March 23, 1996 Sweden Flag of Sweden.png 6 – 3
( 2 – 0, 3 – 1, 1 – 2 )
Flag of Norway.png Norway Yaroslavl
March 23, 1996 Switzerland Flag of Switzerland.png 3 – 2
( 1 – 0, 0 – 1, 2 – 1 )
Flag of Germany.png Germany Yaroslavl
March 23, 1996 Russia Flag of Russia.png 3 – 2
( 0 – 2, 2 – 0, 1 – 0 )
Flag of Finland.png Finland Yaroslavl
March 24, 1996 Sweden Flag of Sweden.png 2 – 2
( 0 – 0, 0 – 1, 2 – 1 )
Flag of Germany.png Germany Yaroslavl
March 24, 1996 Finland Flag of Finland.png 7 – 0
( 3 – 0, 1 – 0, 3 – 0 )
Flag of Norway.png Norway Yaroslavl
March 24, 1996 Russia Flag of Russia.png 4 – 3
( 1 – 0, 3 – 1, 0 – 2 )
Flag of Switzerland.png Switzerland Yaroslavl
March 26, 1996 Finland Flag of Finland.png 8 – 0
( 2 – 0, 3 – 0, 3 – 0 )
Flag of Germany.png Germany Yaroslavl
March 26, 1996 Sweden Flag of Sweden.png 6 – 3
( 2 – 1, 0 – 1, 4 – 1 )
Flag of Switzerland.png Switzerland Yaroslavl
March 26, 1996 Russia Flag of Russia.png 5 – 4
( 1 – 1, 1 – 2, 3 – 1 )
Flag of Norway.png Norway Yaroslavl
March 27, 1996 Finland Flag of Finland.png 8 – 0
( 3 – 0, 2 – 0, 3 – 0 )
Flag of Switzerland.png Switzerland Yaroslavl
March 27, 1996 Norway Flag of Norway.png 4 – 1
( 3 – 0, 0 – 0, 1 – 1 )
Flag of Germany.png Germany Yaroslavl
March 27, 1996 Sweden Flag of Sweden.png 4 – 2
( 2 – 0, 1 – 1, 1 – 1 )
Flag of Russia.png Russia Yaroslavl
March 29, 1996 Norway Flag of Norway.png 3 – 2
( 1 – 1, 1 – 0, 1 – 1 )
Flag of Switzerland.png Switzerland Yaroslavl
March 29, 1996 Sweden Flag of Sweden.png 2 – 1
( 1 – 0, 1 – 0, 0 – 1 )
Flag of Finland.png Finland Yaroslavl
March 29, 1996 Russia Flag of Russia.png 3 – 2
( 2 – 0, 1 – 2, 0 – 0 )
Flag of Germany.png Germany Yaroslavl

Champions[edit | edit source]

 1996 IIHF European Women Championship Winners 

Sweden
1st title

European Championship Group B[edit | edit source]

1996 IIHF European Women's Championship
Pool B
Tournament details
Host country Flag of Slovakia Slovakia
Dates March 12 – March 16
Teams 8
Venue(s) Trnava, Piešťany (in 3 host cities)
Final positions
Champions 10px Flag of Denmark.png Denmark (2nd title)
Tournament statistics
Matches played 16
Goals scored 103 (6.44 per match)
Attendance 13,225 (827 per match)
Scoring leader(s) Marion Pepels (5+4=9pts)

Teams & Format[edit | edit source]

The eight teams that competed in Pool B were:

Kazakhstan replaced Ukraine after they withdrew from the competition.

The teams were split into two groups of four teams as below. At the end of the group stage, the teams would play the team that finished in the same position in the opposite group in a playoff match, i.e. Winner of Group A played Winner of Group B for the Gold Medal.

First round[edit | edit source]

Group A[edit | edit source]

Standings[edit | edit source]

Rk. Team GP W T L GF GA DIF PTS
1. Flag of Latvia.png Latvia 3 3 0 0 11 4 +7 6
2. Flag of Slovakia.png Slovakia 3 2 0 1 9 7 +2 4
3. Flag of France.png France 3 1 0 2 9 12 -3 2
4. Flag of Kazakhstan.png Kazakhstan 3 0 0 3 5 11 -6 0

Results[edit | edit source]

March 12, 1996
11:30 am
Latvia Flag of Latvia.png 4 – 2
( 2 – 0, 1 – 2, 1 – 0 )
Flag of Kazakhstan.png Kazakhstan Trnava
March 12, 1996
6:30 pm
Slovakia Flag of Slovakia.png 6 – 3
( 3 – 1, 1 – 2, 2 – 0 )
Flag of France.png France Trnava
March 13, 1996
3:00 pm
France Flag of France.png 1 – 4
( 0 – 3, 1 – 1, 0 – 0 )
Flag of Latvia.png Latvia Trnava
March 13, 1996
6:30 pm
Slovakia Flag of Slovakia.png 2 – 1
( 1 – 1, 0 – 0, 1 – 0 )
Flag of Kazakhstan.png Kazakhstan Trnava
March 15, 1996
10:00 am
Kazakhstan Flag of Kazakhstan.png 2 – 5
( 0 – 3, 1 – 0, 1 – 2 )
Flag of France.png France Trnava
March 15, 1996
5:00 pm
Latvia Flag of Latvia.png 3 – 1
( 1 – 0, 1 – 0, 1 – 1 )
Flag of Slovakia.png Slovakia Trnava

Group B[edit | edit source]

Standings[edit | edit source]

Rk. Team GP W T L GF GA DIF PTS
1. Flag of Denmark.png Denmark 3 3 0 0 13 4 +9 6
2. Flag of the Czech Republic.png Czech Republic 3 1 1 1 14 10 +4 3
3. Flag of the Netherlands.png Netherlands 3 1 1 1 12 8 +4 3
4. Flag of Great Britain.gif United Kingdom 3 0 0 3 2 19 -17 0

Results[edit | edit source]

March 12, 1996
3:00 pm
Czech Republic Flag of the Czech Republic.png 4 – 4
( 2 – 1, 2 – 2, 0 – 1 )
Flag of the Netherlands.png Netherlands Trnava
March 12, 1996 Denmark Flag of Denmark.png 5 – 0
( 0 – 0, 3 – 0, 2 – 0 )
Flag of Great Britain.gif United Kingdom Piešťany
March 13, 1996
2:30 pm
Netherlands Flag of the Netherlands.png 1 – 3
( 1 – 1, 1 – 2, 0 – 1 )
Flag of Denmark.png Denmark Piešťany
March 13, 1996
5:30 pm
Czech Republic Flag of the Czech Republic.png 7 – 1
( 1 – 0, 0 – 1, 6 – 0 )
Flag of Great Britain.gif United Kingdom Piešťany
March 15, 1996
1:30 pm
Denmark Flag of Denmark.png 5 – 3
( 2 – 0, 2 – 1, 1 – 2 )
Flag of the Czech Republic.png Czech Republic Trnava
March 15, 1996
4:00 pm
United Kingdom Flag of Great Britain.gif 1 – 7
( 1 – 1, 0 – 2, 0 – 4 )
Flag of the Netherlands.png Netherlands Piešťany

Playoff Round[edit | edit source]

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

March 16, 1996
11:00 am
United Kingdom Flag of Great Britain.gif 4 – 5 OT
( 2 – 1, 1 – 2, 1 – 1, 0 – 1 )
Flag of Kazakhstan.png Kazakhstan Trnava

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

March 16, 1996
3:00 pm
France Flag of France.png 7 – 3
( 3 – 1, 1 – 0, 3 – 2 )
Flag of the Netherlands.png Netherlands Piešťany

Match for third place[edit | edit source]

March 16, 1996
2:45 pm
Czech Republic Flag of the Czech Republic.png 5 – 2
( 0 – 1, 4 – 1, 1 – 0 )
Flag of Slovakia.png Slovakia Trnava

Final[edit | edit source]

March 16, 1996
6:30 pm
Latvia Flag of Latvia.png 0 – 3
( 0 – 2, 0 – 1, 0 – 0 )
Flag of Denmark.png Denmark Trnava

Final standings[edit | edit source]

Rk. Team Notes
1 Flag of Sweden.png Sweden Qualified for the 1997 World Championships
2 Flag of Russia.png Russia Qualified for the 1997 World Championships
3 Flag of Finland.png Finland Qualified for the 1997 World Championships
4. Flag of Norway.png Norway Qualified for the 1997 World Championships
5. Flag of Switzerland.png Switzerland Qualified for the 1997 World Championships
6. Flag of Germany.png Germany Qualified for the 1999 World Championships Qualification Tournament
7. Flag of Denmark.png Denmark Qualified for the 1999 World Championships Qualification Tournament
8. Flag of Latvia.png Latvia Qualified for the 1999 World Championships Qualification Tournament
9. Flag of the Czech Republic.png Czech Republic Qualified for the 1999 World Championships Pre-Qualification Tournament
10. Flag of Slovakia.png Slovakia Qualified for the 1999 World Championships Pre-Qualification Tournament
11. Flag of France.png France Qualified for the 1999 World Championships Pre-Qualification Tournament
12. Flag of the Netherlands.png Netherlands Qualified for the 1999 World Championships Pre-Qualification Tournament
13. Flag of Kazakhstan.png Kazakhstan Qualified for the 2000 World Championships Pool B Qualification Tournament
14. Flag of Great Britain.gif United Kingdom Qualified for the 2000 World Championships Pool B Qualification Tournament

Rosters[edit | edit source]

Medal Team Players
1 Flag of Sweden.png Sweden Annica Åhlén, Lotta Almblad, Gunilla Andersson, Pernilla Burholm, Susanne Ceder, Minna Dunder, Ann-Louise Edstrand, Joa Elfsberg, Asa Elfving, Anne Ferm, Charlotte Gothesson, Ann-Sofie Gustafsson, Erika Holst, Marita Johansson, Camilla Kempe, Asa Lidstrom, Tina Mansson, Pia Morelius, Ann-Britt Nordkvist, Maria Rooth
2 Flag of Russia.png Russia Irina Gashennikova, Svetlana Gavrilova, Nataliya Kozlova, Tatyana Malysheva, Rada Maslennikova, Larisa Mishina, Mariya Misropyan, Svetlana Nikolaeva, Elena Osipova, Ekaterina Pashkevich, Yuliya Perova, Lyudmila Reshetnikova, Elena Rodikova, Zhanna Shchelchkova, Violetta Simonova, Svetlana Trefilova, Tatyana Tsareva, Yuliya Voronina, Irina Votintseva, Lyudmila Yurlova
3 Flag of Finland.png Finland Kati Ahonen, Sari Fisk, Anne Haanpaa, Paivi Halonen, Kirsi Hänninen, Johanna Hirvinen, Satu Huotari, Marianne Ihalainen, Johanna Ikonen, Kati Kovalainen, Tuija Kuusisto, Sanna Lankosaari, Marika Lehtimäki, Katri-Helena Luomajoki, Jonna Norppa-Rahkola, Marja-Helena Pälvilä, Tiia Reima, Maria Selin, Petra Vaarakallio

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See also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Malolepszy, Tomasz (2013). European Ice Hockey Championship Results: Since 1910. Rowman & Littlefield, 158. 

External links[edit | edit source]


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