The 1999 Women's World Ice Hockey Championships qualification process was contested between 10 teams competing for the three final places in the championships. The other seven teams would join Japan (the 6th Place team from the 1998 Olympic games), in the newly formed Pool B.

Teams[edit | edit source]

The following is the nations that competed, and the stage that they entered the qualification process at:

  • Flag of the Czech Republic.png Czech Republic - Entered at Pre-Qualification
  • Flag of Denmark.png Denmark - Entered at Final Qualification
  • Flag of France.png France - Entered at Pre-Qualification
  • Flag of Germany.png Germany - Entered at Final Qualification
  • Flag of Latvia.png Latvia - Entered at Final Qualification
  • Flag of the Netherlands.png Netherlands - Entered at Pre-Qualification
  • Flag of Norway.png Norway - Entered at Final Qualification
  • Flag of Russia.png Russia - Entered at Final Qualification
  • Flag of Slovakia.png Slovakia - Entered at Pre-Qualification
  • Flag of Switzerland.png Switzerland - Entered at Final Qualification

Format[edit | edit source]

The four teams in the Pre-Qualification group would play a single round robin, with the top two proceeding to the Final Qualification.

The eight teams in Final Qualification would be spilt into two groups of four, with the top two teams automatically qualifying for the World Championship, and a single match playoff at a neutral location to decide the final qualifier.

Pre-Qualification[edit | edit source]

     Teams proceed to Final Qualification
     Teams play in 1999 World Championship Pool B

Group Stage[edit | edit source]

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. Slovakia and Netherlands qualified for Pool 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[edit | edit source]

     Team qualified for 1999 World Championship.
     Teams advanced to final Playoff
     Teams qualified for 1999 World Championship Pool 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 qualifies for the World Championship. Russia advances to the Final Playoff. France and Denmark qualified for Pool 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 qualifies for the World Championship. Norway advances to the Final Playoff. Czech Republic and Latvia qualified for Pool 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

Final Playoff[edit | edit source]

The final 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 qualifies for the World Championship. Norway qualifies for Pool B.

Final standings[edit | edit source]

Rk. Team Notes
1. Flag of Germany.png Germany Qualified to the 1999 World Championships as Qualifier 1
2. Flag of Switzerland.png Switzerland Qualified to the 1999 World Championships as Qualifier 2
3. Flag of Russia.png Russia Qualified to the 1999 World Championships as Qualifier 3
4. Flag of Norway.png Norway Qualified for 1999 World Championships Pool B
5. Flag of the Czech Republic.png Czech Republic Qualified for 1999 World Championships Pool B
6. Flag of France.png France Qualified for 1999 World Championships Pool B
7. Flag of Latvia.png Latvia Qualified for 1999 World Championships Pool B
8. Flag of Denmark.png Denmark Qualified for 1999 World Championships Pool B
9. Flag of Slovakia.png Slovakia Qualified for 1999 World Championships Pool B
10. Flag of the Netherlands.png Netherlands Qualified for 1999 World Championships Pool B
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