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1996 IIHF Women's Pacific Rim Championship
Tournament details
Host country Flag of Canada Canada
Dates April 1 - April 6
Teams 4
Venue(s) Richmond, British Columbia (in 1 host city)
Tournament statistics
Matches played 10
Goals scored 78 (7.8 per match)


The 1996 IIHF Women's Pacific Rim Championship was held between April 1–6, 1996. The tournament was held in Richmond, British Columbia, Canada.

Canada won their 2nd title in this event completing a 100% record in this competition as it would be the last year that it was held. The Canadians won all of their games in a convincing fashion defeating the United States 4-1 in the Final.

This tournament also served as qualification for the 1997 World Championships with the top three teams Qualifying making it the first time that Canada or the United States had to qualify for the tournament.

Teams & Format[]

Four teams completed in this tournament. The teams were:

The teams would first play a full round robin against each other. After these three games, all teams would proceed to the Semi-Final where it would be 1st vs 4th and 2nd vs 3rd, with the winning teams meeting in the final.

First Round[]

Standings[]

Rk. Team GP W T L GF GA DIF PTS
1. Flag of Canada.png Canada 3 3 0 0 16 2 +14 6
2. Flag of the United States.png United States of America 3 2 0 1 21 5 +16 4
3. Flag of China.gif China 3 1 0 2 6 6 0 2
4. Flag of Japan.gif Japan 3 0 0 3 1 31 -30 0

Results[]

April 1, 1996
5:00pm
United States of America Flag of the United States.png 4–2
Flag of China.gif China Richmond, British Columbia
April 1, 1996
9:00pm
Canada Flag of Canada.png 12–0
Flag of Japan.gif Japan Richmond, British Columbia
April 2, 1996
5:00pm
Canada Flag of Canada.png 1–0
Flag of China.gif China Richmond, British Columbia
April 2, 1996
9:00pm
Japan Flag of Japan.gif 0–15
Flag of the United States.png United States of America Richmond, British Columbia
April 3, 1996
5:00pm
China Flag of China.gif 4–1
Flag of Japan.gif Japan Richmond, British Columbia
April 3, 1996
9:00pm
Canada Flag of Canada.png 3–2
Flag of the United States.png United States of America Richmond, British Columbia

Playoff Round[]

Final Round[]

Semi-Final   Final
1  Flag of Canada.png Canada 18  
4  Flag of Japan.gif Japan 0     1  Flag of Canada.png Canada 4
3  Flag of the United States.png United States of America 5   2  Flag of the United States.png United States of America 1
2  Flag of China.gif China 0  

Semifinals[]

April 5, 1996
5:00pm
Canada Flag of Canada.png 18–0
Flag of Japan.gif Japan Richmond, British Columbia
April 5, 1996
9:00pm
United States of America Flag of the United States.png 5–0
Flag of China.gif China Richmond, British Columbia

Match for third place[]

April 6, 1996
5:30pm
China Flag of China.gif 5–1
Flag of Japan.gif Japan Richmond, British Columbia

Final[]

April 6, 1996
8:30pm
Canada Flag of Canada.png 4–1
Flag of the United States.png United States of America Richmond, British Columbia

Champions[]

 1996 IIHF Women's Pacific Rim Championship 

Canada
2nd title

Final standings[]

Rk. Team Notes
Gold medal icon.svg Flag of Canada.png Canada Qualified for the 1997 World Championships
Silver medal icon.svg Flag of the United States.png United States of America Qualified for the 1997 World Championships
Bronze medal icon.svg Flag of China.gif China Qualified for the 1997 World Championships
4. Flag of Japan.gif Japan
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