2003 Women's Ice Hockey World Championships
Tournament details
Host nations Flag of Latvia Latvia / Flag of Italy Italy /
Flag of Slovenia Slovenia

The top division of the 2003 IIHF Women's World Ice Hockey Championship was set to be held in Beijing, China, from April 4th to 9th, 2003. However, it was cancelled due to the SARS crisis. Only the top division event was cancelled, as the lower divisions still had their tournaments. The teams from Russia, Germany, Sweden, and Switzerland were already in China, while the American and Finnish teams were awaiting word on whether they should travel when the IIHF indicated that the Championships were to be postponed or even cancelled.[1] The move to cancel was a logical one, as the Canadians were under a government order not to travel at all at that time.[2]

Top Division[edit | edit source]

Postponed, then cancelled. Groups for this division were seeded for 2004 based on the 2003 IIHF World Ranking instead of the normal practise of using their most recent finish.

Division I[edit | edit source]

The Division I tournament was held in Ventspils, Latvia from March 9 to 15.

Team GP W T L GF GA PTS
Flag of Japan.gif Japan 5 5 0 0 23 6 10
Flag of Kazakhstan.png Kazakhstan 5 3 1 1 20 7 7
Flag of the Czech Republic.png Czech Republic 5 3 0 2 15 22 6
Flag of France.png France 5 2 1 2 9 9 5
Flag of Latvia.png Latvia 5 1 0 4 7 16 2
Flag of North Korea.gif North Korea 5 0 0 5 10 24 0

Japan was promoted to the 2004 IIHF Women's World Championship.

09 March 2003 North Korea Flag of North Korea.gif 2–6
Flag of Japan.gif Japan
09 March 2003 Latvia Flag of Latvia.png 1–6
Flag of Kazakhstan.png Kazakhstan
09 March 2003 France Flag of France.png 1–4
Flag of the Czech Republic.png Czech Republic
10 March 2003 Kazakhstan Flag of Kazakhstan.png 4–1
Flag of North Korea.gif North Korea
10 March 2003 Japan Flag of Japan.gif 2–1
Flag of France.png France
10 March 2003 Latvia Flag of Latvia.png 1–2
Flag of the Czech Republic.png Czech Republic
12 March 2003 Kazakhstan Flag of Kazakhstan.png 3–3
Flag of France.png France
12 March 2003 Japan Flag of Japan.gif 8–3
Flag of the Czech Republic.png Czech Republic
12 March 2003 Latvia Flag of Latvia.png 5–2
Flag of North Korea.gif North Korea
13 March 2003 Czech Republic Flag of the Czech Republic.png 0–7
Flag of Kazakhstan.png Kazakhstan
13 March 2003 North Korea Flag of North Korea.gif 0–3
Flag of France.png France
13 March 2003 Latvia Flag of Latvia.png 0–5
Flag of Japan.gif Japan
15 March 2003 Czech Republic Flag of the Czech Republic.png 6–5
Flag of North Korea.gif North Korea
15 March 2003 Latvia Flag of Latvia.png 0–1
Flag of France.png France
15 March 2003 Kazakhstan Flag of Kazakhstan.png 0–2
Flag of Japan.gif Japan

Statistics[edit | edit source]

Scoring leaders[edit | edit source]

Player GP G A Pts PIM +/-
Flag of Kazakhstan Natalya Yakovchuk 5 7 4 11 2 8
Flag of Kazakhstan Yekaterina Maltseva 5 5 6 11 2 8
Flag of Japan Hanae Kubo 5 5 5 10 10 7
Flag of Japan Yuki Togawa 5 4 4 8 6 4
Flag of the Czech Republic Drahomira Fialova 5 6 0 6 2 −4
Flag of Japan Masako Sato 5 3 3 6 0 6
Flag of the Czech Republic Zuzana Kralova 5 3 3 6 6 1
Flag of North Korea Hong Pong Hwa 5 2 4 6 5 1
Flag of Kazakhstan Yelena Shtelmaister 5 1 5 6 2 8
Flag of North Korea Choe Jong Sun 5 4 1 5 4 −1

Goaltending leaders[edit | edit source]

Player Mins GA SOG GAA SV%
Flag of Japan Yuka Oda 280:24 6 128 1.28 95.31
Flag of Kazakhstan Natalya Trunova 299:56 7 136 1.40 94.85
Flag of France Nolwenn Rousselle 299:50 9 144 1.80 93.75
Flag of Latvia Lolita Andrisevska 279:11 16 163 3.44 90.18
Flag of the Czech Republic Radka Lhotska 213:46 13 86 3.65 84.88

Division II[edit | edit source]

Division II tournament was held in Lecco, Italy from March 31 to April 6.

Team GP W T L GF GA PTS
Flag of Norway.png Norway 5 4 1 0 24 9 9
Flag of Denmark.png Denmark 5 3 1 1 16 13 7
Flag of Slovakia.png Slovakia 5 2 2 1 23 7 6
Flag of Italy.png Italy 5 2 0 3 13 21 4
Flag of the Netherlands.png Netherlands 5 1 1 3 8 18 3
Flag of Great Britain.gif United Kingdom 5 0 1 4 12 28 1

Norway is promoted to the 2004 Division I tournament.

31 March 2003 United Kingdom Flag of Great Britain.gif 1–8
Flag of Slovakia.png Slovakia
31 March 2003 Denmark Flag of Denmark.png 4–1
Flag of the Netherlands.png Netherlands
31 March 2003 Italy Flag of Italy.png 2–4
Flag of Norway.png Norway
01 April 2003 Slovakia Flag of Slovakia.png 1–2
Flag of Denmark.png Denmark
01 April 2003 Netherlands Flag of the Netherlands.png 0–3
Flag of Italy.png Italy
01 April 2003 Norway Flag of Norway.png 8–3
Flag of Great Britain.gif United Kingdom
03 April 2003 United Kingdom Flag of Great Britain.gif 4–4
Flag of Denmark.png Denmark
03 April 2003 Netherlands Flag of the Netherlands.png 1–7
Flag of Norway.png Norway
03 April 2003 Slovakia Flag of Slovakia.png 10–0
Flag of Italy.png Italy
04 April 2003 Norway Flag of Norway.png 2–2
Flag of Slovakia.png Slovakia
04 April 2003 Denmark Flag of Denmark.png 5–4
Flag of Italy.png Italy
04 April 2003 Netherlands Flag of the Netherlands.png 4–2
Flag of Great Britain.gif United Kingdom
06 April 2003 Slovakia Flag of Slovakia.png 2–2
Flag of the Netherlands.png Netherlands
06 April 2003 Norway Flag of Norway.png 3–1
Flag of Denmark.png Denmark
06 April 2003 Italy Flag of Italy.png 4–2
Flag of Great Britain.gif United Kingdom

Statistics[edit | edit source]

Scoring leaders[edit | edit source]

Player GP G A Pts PIM +/-
Flag of Slovakia Nikoleta Celarova 5 5 3 8 6 6
Flag of Denmark Tine Christoffersen Perry 5 3 4 7 16 7
Flag of Denmark Sofie Lund 5 5 1 6 0 7
Flag of Norway Line Bialik Olen 5 5 1 6 2 6
Flag of Norway Helene Martinsen 5 4 2 6 4 3
Flag of Italy Sabina Florian 5 4 2 6 4 0
Flag of Norway Hege Ask 5 4 2 6 6 6
Flag of Slovakia Ivana Gajdosova 5 2 4 6 6 2
Flag of United Kingdom Angela Taylor 5 4 1 5 12 1
Flag of Slovakia Zuzana Moravčíková 5 3 2 5 2 6
Flag of Norway Trine Martens 5 3 2 5 2 4

Goaltending leaders[edit | edit source]

Player Mins GA SOG GAA SV%
Flag of Slovakia Zuzana Tomcikova 150:07 3 71 1.20 95.77
Flag of Netherlands Helena Kysela 179:44 6 96 2.00 93.75
Flag of Slovakia Andrea Risova 149:23 4 61 1.61 93.44
Flag of Norway Line Kuvas 240:00 8 119 2.00 93.28
Flag of Denmark Birgitte Andersen 296:27 12 133 2.43 90.98

Division III[edit | edit source]

The Division III tournament was held in Maribor, Slovenia from March 25 to 31.

Team GP W T L GF GA PTS
Flag of Australia.jpg Australia 5 4 1 0 34 7 9
Flag of Slovenia.png Slovenia 5 3 2 0 20 8 8
Flag of Belgium.gif Belgium 5 2 1 2 10 12 5
Flag of Hungary.png Hungary 5 1 1 3 5 14 3
Flag of South Africa.gif South Africa 5 1 1 3 7 23 3
Flag of Romania.svg Romania 5 1 0 4 11 23 2

Australia is promoted to the 2004 Division II tournament.

25 March 2003 Hungary Flag of Hungary.png 0–2
Flag of Belgium.gif Belgium
25 March 2003 Romania Flag of Romania.svg 6–1
Flag of South Africa.gif South Africa
25 March 2003 Slovenia Flag of Slovenia.png 4–4
Flag of Australia.jpg Australia
26 March 2003 Australia Flag of Australia.jpg 7–0
Flag of Hungary.png Hungary
26 March 2003 Belgium Flag of Belgium.gif 3–1
Flag of Romania.svg Romania
26 March 2003 Slovenia Flag of Slovenia.png 6–1
Flag of South Africa.gif South Africa
28 March 2003 Belgium Flag of Belgium.gif 1–3
Flag of South Africa.gif South Africa
28 March 2003 Australia Flag of Australia.jpg 9–1
Flag of Romania.svg Romania
28 March 2003 Slovenia Flag of Slovenia.png 1–0
Flag of Hungary.png Hungary
29 March 2003 South Africa Flag of South Africa.gif 0–8
Flag of Australia.jpg Australia
29 March 2003 Hungary Flag of Hungary.png 3–2
Flag of Romania.svg Romania
29 March 2003 Slovenia Flag of Slovenia.png 2–2
Flag of Belgium.gif Belgium
31 March 2003 South Africa Flag of South Africa.gif 2–2
Flag of Hungary.png Hungary
31 March 2003 Australia Flag of Australia.jpg 6–2
Flag of Belgium.gif Belgium
31 March 2003 Slovenia Flag of Slovenia.png 7–1
Flag of Romania.svg Romania

Statistics[edit | edit source]

Scoring leaders[edit | edit source]

Player GP G A Pts PIM +/-
Flag of Slovenia Jasmina Rosar 5 8 8 16 4 11
Flag of Australia Stephanie Boxall 5 9 6 15 0 20
Flag of Slovenia Ina Prezelj 5 6 5 11 6 11
Flag of Australia Melissa Bibby 5 7 2 9 4 14
Flag of Slovenia Anja Erzen 5 4 2 6 0 10
Flag of Romania Magdolna Dobandi 5 3 2 5 0 1
Flag of Australia Rachel White 5 3 2 5 2 7
Flag of South Africa Nadia Kemp 5 3 2 5 2 −7
Flag of Australia Lisa McMahon 5 2 3 5 2 5
Flag of Belgium Leen De Decker 5 3 1 4 4 1

Goaltending leaders[edit | edit source]

Player Mins GA SOG GAA SV%
Flag of Australia Ashleigh Sluga 120:00 1 24 0.50 95.83
Flag of Hungary Eszter Kokenyesi 260:00 10 161 2.31 93.79
Flag of Belgium Celine Massez 279:48 11 141 2.36 92.20
Flag of Slovenia Urska Potocnik 280:00 8 93 1.71 91.40
Flag of Australia Emma Reid 180:00 6 50 2.00 88.00

References[edit | edit source]

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