1999 IIHF World Women's Championship
Tournament details
Host nation Flag of Finland Finland
Dates March 8 - March 14
Teams 8
Venue(s) Espoo, Vantaa (in 2 host cities)
Champions Flag of Canada.svg.png Canada (5 titles)
Tournament statistics
Games played 20
Goals scored 138  (6.9 per game)

The 1999 IIHF World Women Championships was held between March 8-March 14, 1999 in the city of Espoo in Finland. Team Canada won their 5th consecutive gold medal at the World Championships defeating the United States in a repeat of the previous four finals. Canada skated to a solid 3-1 victory in the final to take the gold with a solid performance that saw them winning all five games.

Finland picked up their fifth consecutive bronze medal, with a win over Sweden who had their strongest performance since 1992.

1999 Qualification Tournament[edit | edit source]

The 1999 tournament created the format that has remained to the present, as the World Championships was greatly expanded to incorporate the European Championships and the Pacific Qualification Tournaments and there were a series of Qualification Tournaments Held to assign teams places in this first year, with the standard Promotion and Relegation model following after that.

  • Flag of Canada.png Canada - Qualified as 2nd in 1998 Olympic Games
  • Flag of China.gif China - Qualified as 4th in 1998 Olympic Games
  • Flag of Finland.png Finland - Qualified as 3rd in 1998 Olympic Games
  • Flag of Germany.png Germany - Qualified as 1st in 1999 World Championship Qualification
  • Flag of Russia.png Russia - Qualified as 3rd in 1999 World Championship Qualification
  • Flag of Switzerland.png Switzerland - Qualified as 2nd in 1999 World Championship Qualification
  • Flag of Sweden.png Sweden - Qualified as 5th in 1998 Olympic Games
  • Flag of the United States.png United States of America - Qualified as 1st in 1998 Olympic Games

First Qualification Tournament[edit | edit source]

     Teams proceed to Final Qualification Tournament
     Teams play in 1999 World Championship Group B

Standings[edit | edit source]

Rk. Team GP W T L GF GA DIF PTS
1. Flag of the Czech Republic.png Czech Republic 3 3 0 0 17 6 +11 6
2. Flag of France.png France 3 2 0 1 12 16 +6 4
3. Flag of Slovakia.png Slovakia 3 0 1 2 7 10 -3 2
4. Flag of the Netherlands.png Netherlands 3 0 0 3 3 17 -14 0

Czech Republic and France advanced to the Final Qualification Tournament. Slovakia and Netherlands qualified for Group B.

Results[edit | edit source]

January 27, 1998 Czech Republic Flag of the Czech Republic.png 6 – 2
Flag of the Netherlands.png Netherlands Colmar
January 27, 1998 France Flag of France.png 3 – 1
Flag of Slovakia.png Slovakia Colmar
January 28, 1998 Slovakia Flag of Slovakia.png 2 – 7
Flag of the Netherlands.png Netherlands Colmar
January 28, 1998 Netherlands Flag of the Netherlands.png 1 – 7
Flag of France.png France Colmar
January 29, 1998 Netherlands Flag of the Netherlands.png 0 – 4
Flag of Slovakia.png Slovakia Colmar
January 29, 1998 Czech Republic Flag of the Czech Republic.png 4 – 2
( 1:0 , 3:0 , 0:2 )
Flag of France.png France Colmar

Final Qualification Tournament[edit | edit source]

     Team qualified for 1999 World Championship.
     Teams advanced to Playoff
     Teams qualified for 1999 World Championship Group B

Group A[edit | edit source]

Standings[edit | edit source]

Rk. Team GP W T L GF GA DIF PTS
1. Flag of Germany.png Germany 3 3 0 0 26 1 +25 6
2. Flag of Russia.png Russia 3 2 0 1 18 7 +11 4
3. Flag of France.png France 3 0 1 2 3 25 -22 2
4. Flag of Denmark.png Denmark 3 0 0 3 3 17 -14 0

Germany qualified for the World Championship. Russia advanced to the Playoff. France and Denmark qualified for Group B.

Results[edit | edit source]

March 23, 1998 Russia Flag of Russia.png 14 – 1
Flag of France.png France Füssen
March 23, 1998 Denmark Flag of Denmark.png 0 – 12
Flag of Germany.png Germany Füssen
March 24, 1998 Denmark Flag of Denmark.png 1 – 2
Flag of France.png France Füssen
March 24, 1998 Germany Flag of Germany.png 4 – 1
Flag of Russia.png Russia Füssen
March 25, 1998 Russia Flag of Russia.png 3 – 2
Flag of Denmark.png Denmark Füssen
March 25, 1998 France Flag of France.png 0 – 10
Flag of Germany.png Germany Füssen

Group B[edit | edit source]

Standings[edit | edit source]

Rk. Team GP W T L GF GA DIF PTS
1. Flag of Switzerland.png Switzerland 3 3 0 0 16 2 +14 6
2. Flag of Norway.png Norway 3 1 1 1 9 9 +0 4
3. Flag of the Czech Republic.png Czech Republic 3 1 1 1 4 6 -2 2
4. Flag of Latvia.png Latvia 3 0 0 3 2 14 -12 0

Suitzerland qualified for the World Championship. Norway advanced to the Playoff. Czech Republic and Latvia qualified for Group B.

Results[edit | edit source]

March 23, 1998 Norway Flag of Norway.png 6 – 0
Flag of Latvia.png Latvia Huttwil
March 23, 1998 Switzerland Flag of Switzerland.png 3 – 0
Flag of the Czech Republic.png Czech Republic Huttwil
March 24, 1998 Norway Flag of Norway.png 2 – 2
Flag of the Czech Republic.png Czech Republic Huttwil
March 24, 1998 Latvia Flag of Latvia.png 1 – 6
Flag of Switzerland.png Switzerland Huttwil
March 25, 1998 Czech Republic Flag of the Czech Republic.png 2 – 1
Flag of Latvia.png Latvia Huttwil
March 25, 1998 Switzerland Flag of Switzerland.png 7 – 1
Flag of Norway.png Norway Huttwil

Playoff[edit | edit source]

The playoff was held two days after the main tournaments were finished in the town of Zuchwil in Switzerland

March 27, 1998 Russia Flag of Russia.png 6 – 1
( 1 - 0 , 4 - 1 , 1 - 0)
Flag of Norway.png Norway Zuchwil

Russia qualified for the World Championship. Norway qualified for Group B.

World Championship Group A[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 the United States.png United States of America 3 3 0 0 27 2 +20 6
2. Flag of Sweden.png Sweden 3 2 0 1 10 12 -2 4
3. Flag of China.gif China 3 0 1 2 4 11 -7 2
4. Flag of Russia.png Russia 3 0 1 2 2 20 -18 0

Results[edit | edit source]

All times local

March 8, 1999
4:30pm
United States of America Flag of the United States.png 10 – 2
( 2 - 2, 4 - 0, 4 - 0)
Flag of Russia.png Russia Espoo
March 8, 1999
4:30pm
China Flag of China.gif 1 – 3
Flag of Sweden.png Sweden Vantaa
March 9, 1999
8:00pm
Sweden Flag of Sweden.png 0 – 11
( 0 - 3, 0 - 4, 0 - 4)
Flag of the United States.png United States of America Vantaa
March 9, 1999
8:00pm
Finland Flag of Finland.png 9 – 0
Flag of Switzerland.png Switzerland Espoo
March 11, 1999
4:30pm
Russia Flag of Russia.png 0 – 7
Flag of Sweden.png Sweden Espoo
March 11, 1999
8:00pm
United States of America Flag of the United States.png 6 – 0
( 1 - 0, 2 - 0, 3 - 0)
Flag of China.gif China Vantaa

Group B[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 25 0 +25 6
2. Flag of Finland.png Finland 3 2 0 1 16 1 +15 4
3. Flag of Germany.png Germany 3 1 0 2 5 26 -21 2
4. Flag of Switzerland.png Switzerland 3 0 0 3 4 22 -18 0

Results[edit | edit source]

All times local

March 8, 1999
8:00pm
Canada Flag of Canada.png 10 – 0
( 2 - 0 , 6 - 0 , 2 - 0 )
Flag of Switzerland.png Switzerland Vantaa
March 8, 1999
8:00pm
Finland Flag of Finland.png 9 – 0
Flag of Sweden.png Sweden Espoo
March 9, 1999
4:30pm
Germany Flag of Germany.png 0 – 13
( 0 - 4 , 0 - 6 , 0 - 3 )
Flag of Canada.png Canada Espoo
March 9, 1999
4:30pm
China Flag of China.gif 3 – 2
Flag of Russia.png Russia Vantaa
March 11, 1999
8:00pm
Switzerland Flag of Switzerland.png 4 – 5
( 0 - 0 , 1 - 0 , 0 - 0 )
Flag of Germany.png Germany Vantaa
March 11, 1999
8:00pm
Canada Flag of Canada.png 1 – 0
Flag of Finland.png Finland Espoo

Playoff Round[edit | edit source]

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

March 12, 1999
4:30pm
Germany Flag of Germany.png 2 – 6
Flag of Russia.png Russia Vantaa
March 12, 1999
7:30pm
China Flag of China.gif 3 – 2
Flag of Switzerland.png Switzerland Vantaa

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

March 14, 1999
4:00pm
Germany Flag of Germany.png 3 – 0
Flag of Switzerland.png Switzerland Vantaa

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

March 14, 1999
2:00pm
Russia Flag of Russia.png 1 – 4
Flag of China.gif China Vantaa

Final Round[edit | edit source]

Semi finals Finals
13 March 1999 14 March 1999
                 
     
Group A 1st Flag of the United States.png United States of America 3
 
Group B 2nd Flag of Finland.png Finland 1   Gold Medal Game
  Flag of Canada.png Canada 3
     
  Flag of the United States.png United States of America 1
Group B 1st Flag of Canada.png Canada 4
 
Group A 2nd Flag of Sweden.png Sweden 1  
  Bronze Medal Game
Flag of Finland.png Finland 8
Flag of Sweden.png Sweden 2

Semifinals[edit | edit source]

March 13, 1999
2:00pm
Canada Flag of Canada.png 4 – 1
( 1 - 0 , 1 - 1 , 2 - 0 )
Flag of Sweden.png Sweden Espoo
March 13, 1999
7:30pm
United States of America Flag of the United States.png 3 – 1
( 0 - 1 , 2 - 0 , 1 - 0)
Flag of China.gif China Espoo

Match for third place[edit | edit source]

March 14, 1999
2:00pm
Finland Flag of Finland.png 8 – 2
Flag of Sweden.png Sweden Espoo

Final[edit | edit source]

March 14, 1999
6:00pm
Canada Flag of Canada.png 3 – 1
Flag of the United States.png United States of America Espoo

Champions[edit | edit source]

 1999 IIHF World Women Championship Winners 

Canada
5th title

Final standings[edit | edit source]

Rk. Team Notes
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 Sweden.png Sweden
5. Flag of China.gif China
6. Flag of Russia.png Russia
7. Flag of Germany.png Germany
8. Flag of Switzerland.png Switzerland Relegated to the 2000 World Championships Group B

World Championship Group B[edit | edit source]

In addition to the main World Championships, this year saw the first running of World Championship Group B, which replaced the European Championships. Eight further teams played in this competition, hosted by France in the town of Colmar. Flag of Japan.gif Japan won the tournament defeating Flag of Norway.png Norway in the final 7-1 to win the competition and to ensure their Promotion to the main World Championship in 2000.

Directorate Awards[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Collins gem Hockey Facts and Stats 2009-10, p.542, Andrew Podnieks, Harper Collins Publishers Ltd, Toronto, Canada, ISBN 978-1-55468-621-6


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