The 1996 IIHF European Women Championships were held between March 12 - March 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 the multiple divisions that still exist today.

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)
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, 2 - 1 )
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)
Tournament statistics
Matches played 16
Goals scored 103 (6.44 per match)
Attendance 13,225
Scoring leader(s) Marion Pepels (5+4=9pts)


Teams & Format[edit | edit source]

The eight teams that competed in Pool B were:

Kazakhstan replaced the Ukraine after they withdrew from the competition.

The teams were spilt 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
11:30am
Latvia Flag of Latvia.png 4 – 2
( 2 - 0, 1 - 2, 1 - 0 )
Flag of Kazakhstan.png Kazakhstan Trnava
March 12, 1996
6:30pm
Slovakia Flag of Slovakia.png 6 – 3
( 3 - 1, 1 - 2, 2 - 1 )
Flag of France.png France Trnava
March 13, 1996
3:00pm
France Flag of France.png 1 – 4
( 0 - 3, 1 - 1, 0 - 0 )
Flag of Latvia.png Latvia Trnava
March 13, 1996
6:30pm
Slovakia Flag of Slovakia.png 2 – 1
( 1 - 1, 0 - 0, 1 - 0 )
Flag of Kazakhstan.png Kazakhstan Trnava
March 15, 1996
10:00am
Kazakhstan Flag of Kazakhstan.png 2 – 5
( 0 - 3, 1 - 0, 1 - 2 )
Flag of France.png France Trnava
March 15, 1996
5:00pm
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
3:00pm
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
2:30pm
Netherlands Flag of the Netherlands.png 1 – 3
( 1 - 1, 1 - 2, 0 - 1 )
Flag of Denmark.png Denmark Piešťany
March 13, 1996
5:30pm
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
1:30pm
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
4:00pm
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
11:00am
United Kingdom Flag of Great Britain.gif 4 – 5 AOT
( 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
3:00pm
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
2:45pm
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
6:30pm
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
Gold medal icon.svg Flag of Sweden.png Sweden Qualified for the 1997 World Championships
Silver medal icon.svg Flag of Russia.png Russia Qualified for the 1997 World Championships
Bronze medal icon.svg 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
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