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2000 Women's World Ice Hockey Championships
Tournament details
Host country Flag of Canada Canada
Dates April 3 - April 9
Teams 8
Venue(s) 7 (in 7 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Gold medal blank.png Flag of Canada.svg.png Canada (6th title)
Tournament statistics
Matches played 20
Goals scored 148 (7.4 per match)
Scoring leader(s) Flag of the United States Krissy Wendell (13 points)

The 2000 IIHF World Women Championships was held April 3-April 9, 2000 in Mississauga, Barrie, Kitchener, London, Niagara Falls, Oshawa and Peterborough, Canada. Final games were played at the Hershey Centre in Mississauga. Team Canada won their 6th consecutive gold medal at the World Championships defeating the United States in a repeat of the previous five finals.

In one of the cloest finals competed, Canada took the tournament with a 2-1 final win, after overtime.

Finland picked up their sixth consecutive bronze medal, with a win over Sweden.

Teams[]

With the promotion and relegation format now in use, the top seven nations were joined by Japan, the winner of Group B in 1999.

World Championship Group A[]

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[]

     Teams proceed to Final round
     Teams sent to Consolation round

Group A[]

Standings[]

Rk. Team GP W T L GF GA DIF PTS
1. Flag of Canada.png Canada 3 3 0 0 21 1 +20 6
2. Flag of Sweden.png Sweden 3 1 1 1 11 5 +6 3
3. Flag of China.gif China 3 1 1 1 5 9 -4 3
4. Flag of Japan.gif Japan 3 0 0 3 0 22 -22 0

Results[]

All times local

April 3, 2000
7:30pm
Japan Flag of Japan.gif 0 – 2
Flag of Canada.png Canada Hershey Centre
April 3, 2000
7:00pm
China Flag of China.gif 1 – 1
Flag of Sweden.png Sweden Memorial Centre
April 4, 2000
7:30pm
Canada Flag of Canada.png 8 – 1
Flag of Japan.gif Japan Hershey Centre
April 4, 2000
7:30pm
Canada Flag of Canada.png 8 – 1
Flag of China.gif China Memorial Aud.
April 6, 2000
4:00pm
China Flag of China.gif 3 – 0
Flag of Japan.gif Japan Hershey Centre
April 6, 2000
7:30pm
Canada Flag of Canada.png 4 – 3
Flag of Sweden.png Sweden Hershey Centre

Group B[]

Standings[]

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 35 4 +31 6
2. Flag of Finland.png Finland 3 2 0 1 14 6 +8 4
3. Flag of Russia.png Russia 3 1 0 2 8 24 -16 2
4. Flag of Germany.png Germany 3 0 0 3 4 27 -23 0

Results[]

All times local

April 3, 2000
4:00pm
Finland Flag of Finland.png 7 – 1
Flag of Russia.png Russia Hershey Centre
April 3, 2000
8:00pm
Germany Flag of Germany.png 1 – 16
Flag of the United States.png United States of America Barrie Molson Centre
April 4, 2000
4:00pm
Finland Flag of Finland.png 4 – 1
Flag of Germany.png Germany Hershey Centre
April 4, 2000
8:00pm
United States of America Flag of the United States.png 15 – 0
Flag of Russia.png Russia Hershey Centre
April 6, 2000
7:00pm
Russia Flag of Russia.png 7 – 2
Flag of Germany.png Germany Civic Centre
April 6, 2000
7:00pm
United States of America Flag of the United States.png 4 – 3
Flag of Finland.png Finland Thompson

Playoff Round[]

Consolation Round 5-8 Place[]

April 7, 2000
4:00pm
China Flag of China.gif 3 – 0
Flag of Germany.png Germany Hershey Centre
April 7, 2000
7:30pm
Japan Flag of Japan.gif 4 – 8
Flag of Russia.png Russia Hershey Centre

Consolation Round 7-8 Place[]

April 9, 2000
12:00pm
Germany Flag of Germany.png 3 – 2
Flag of Japan.gif Japan Iceland

Consolation Round 5-6 Place[]

April 9, 2000
12:00pm
Russia Flag of Russia.png 4 – 0
Flag of China.gif China Hershey Centre

Final Round[]

Semi finals Finals
8 April 2000 9 April 2000
                 
     
Group A 1st Flag of Canada.png Canada 3
 
Group B 2nd Flag of Finland.png Finland 2   Gold Medal Game AOT
  Flag of Canada.png Canada 2
     
  Flag of the United States.png United States of America 1
Group B 1st Flag of the United States.png United States of America 7
 
Group A 2nd Flag of Sweden.png Sweden 1  
  Bronze Medal Game
Flag of Finland.png Finland 7
Flag of Sweden.png Sweden 1

Semifinals[]

April 8, 2000
1:00pm
Canada Flag of Canada.png 3 – 2
Flag of Finland.png Finland Hershey Centre
April 8, 2000
7:00pm
United States of America Flag of the United States.png 3 – 1
Flag of Sweden.png Sweden Hershey Centre

Match for third place[]

April 9, 2000
4:00pm
Finland Flag of Finland.png 7 – 1
Flag of Sweden.png Sweden Hershey Centre

Final[]

April 9, 2000
7:30pm
Canada Flag of Canada.png 3 – 2 AOT
Flag of the United States.png United States of America Hershey Centre

Champions[]

 2000 IIHF World Women Championship Winners 

Canada
6th title

Scoring leaders[]

Player GP G A Pts PIM
Flag of the United States Krissy Wendell 5 2 11 13 6
Flag of the United States Stephanie O'Sullivan 5 5 7 12 2
Flag of the United States Karyn Bye 5 8 2 10 2
Flag of the United States Alana Blahoski 5 7 2 9 0
Flag of Canada Jayne Hefford 5 5 3 8 4
Flag of the United States Brandy Fisher 5 3 5 8 4
Flag of the United States Natalie Darwitz 5 2 6 8 18
Flag of the United States A. J Mleczko 5 1 7 8 2
Flag of Canada Hayley Wickenheiser 5 1 7 8 4
Flag of Finland Katja Riipi 5 7 0 7 0

Goaltending leaders[]

Player Mins GA GAA SV%
Flag of the United States Sarah Tueting 120 1 0.50 .944
Flag of Canada Sami Small 150 2 0.80 .957
Flag of Canada Kim St-Pierre 150 3 1.20 .935
Flag of China Hong Guo 220 6 1.64 .941
Flag of Finland Tulla Puputti 238 9 1.64 .926
Flag of the United States Sara Decosta 180 7 2.33 .883
Flag of Russia Irina Gachennikova 220 13 3.55 .852
Flag of Germany Manuela Hirschbeck 218 13 3.57 .904
Flag of Sweden Lotta Gothesson 300 19 3.80 .890
Flag of Japan Tomoko Fujimoto 210 18 5.14 .851

Final standings[]

Rk. Team Notes
Gold medal icon.svg Flag of Canada.png Canada Qualified for 2002 Winter Olympic Games
Silver medal icon.svg Flag of the United States.png United States of America Qualified for 2002 Winter Olympic Games
Bronze medal icon.svg Flag of Finland.png Finland Qualified for 2002 Winter Olympic Games
4. Flag of Sweden.png Sweden Qualified for 2002 Winter Olympic Games
5. Flag of Russia.png Russia Qualified for 2002 Winter Olympic Games
6. Flag of China.gif China Qualified for 2002 Winter Olympic Games
7. Flag of Germany.png Germany Qualified for 2002 Winter Olympic Games Qualification
8. Flag of Japan.gif Japan Relegated to the 2001 World Championships Group B

Qualified for 2002 Winter Olympic Games Qualification

World Championship Group B[]

World Championship Group B was played again with an eight team tournament which was hosted by Latvia in Liepaja and Riga. Flag of Kazakhstan.png Kazakhstan won the tournament winning the final stage round robin by 3 points to win the competition and to ensure their Promotion to the main World Championship in 2001.

Directorate Awards[]

References[]

  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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