2012 IIHF Women's World Championship
Tournament details
Host nation Flag of the United States United States
Dates 7–14 April 2012
Teams 8
Venue(s) (in 1 host city)
Champions Flag of Canada.png Canada (10 titles)
Tournament statistics
Games played 21
Goals scored 141  (6.71 per game)
Attendance 27,791  (1,323 per game)
Scoring leader(s) Flag of the United States Monique Lamoureux-Kolls (14 points)

The 2012 Women's World Championship was the 15th such event hosted by the International Ice Hockey Federation. The competition also served as qualifications for the 2013 competition, and the 2014 Olympics.

Canada won their tenth title by defeating the United States 5–4 in overtime. Caroline Ouellette scored the decisive goal.[1] The Swiss team, by finishing third, captured their first ever Women's World Championship medal.[2]

Top Division[edit | edit source]

The Top Division was contested between eight teams from April 7 to April 14, 2012. The event was hosted by USA Hockey in Burlington, Vermont. A new format was used where the top four ranked teams were placed in Group A and were automatically qualified for the final round, and played in the preliminary round was only used to determine seeding for the next round. The top two teams received a bye into the semifinals. Meanwhile, the next four teams played the preliminary round in Group B. The top two teams from Group B joined the others for the final round, while the bottom two team played a best-of-three series, with the loser being relegated next year.[3]

Group A

Group B

Rosters[edit | edit source]

For more details on this topic, see 2012 IIHF Women's World Championship rosters.

Each teams roster for the 2012 IIHF Women's World Championship consisted of at least 15 skaters (forwards, and defencemen) and 2 goaltenders, and at most 20 skaters and 3 goaltenders. All eight participating nations, through the confirmation of their respective national associations, had to submit a roster by the first IIHF directorate meeting on 6 April 2012.[4]

Preliminary round[edit | edit source]

Legend
Advanced to the Semifinals
Advanced to the Quarterfinals
Advanced to the Relegation Round

Group A[edit | edit source]

Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA DIF PTS
Flag of the United States.png United States of America 3 3 0 0 0 29 2 +27 9
Flag of Canada.png Canada 3 2 0 0 1 19 12 +7 6
Flag of Finland.png Finland 3 1 0 0 2 7 18 −11 3
Flag of Russia.png Russia 3 0 0 0 3 5 28 −23 0

All times are local (UTC−4).

7 April 2012
15:00
Finland Flag of Finland.png 5–4
(0–2, 2–0, 3–2)
Flag of Russia.png Russia Gutterson Fieldhouse, Vermont
Attendance: 1,494
7 April 2012
19:00
United States of America Flag of the United States.png 9–2
(5–0, 1–2, 2–0)
Flag of Canada.png Canada Gutterson Fieldhouse, Vermont
Attendance: 3,970
8 April 2012
15:00
Canada Flag of Canada.png 3–2
(1–0, 1–1, 1–1)
Flag of Finland.png Finland Gutterson Fieldhouse, Vermont
Attendance: 1,499
8 April 2012
19:00
United States of America Flag of the United States.png 9–0
(2–0, 2–0, 5–0)
Flag of Russia.png Russia Gutterson Fieldhouse, Vermont
Attendance: 2,242
10 April 2012
15:00
Canada Flag of Canada.png 14–1
(6–0, 5–0, 3–1)
Flag of Russia.png Russia Gutterson Fieldhouse, Vermont
Attendance: 643
10 April 2012
19:00
Finland Flag of Finland.png 0–11
(0–2, 0–6, 0–3)
Flag of the United States.png United States of America Gutterson Fieldhouse, Vermont
Attendance: 2,356

Group B[edit | edit source]

Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA DIF PTS
Flag of Switzerland.png Switzerland 3 2 0 0 1 7 6 +1 6
Flag of Sweden.png Sweden 3 1 1 0 1 9 5 +4 5
Flag of Germany.png Germany 3 1 0 1 1 6 8 −2 4
Flag of Slovakia.png Slovakia 3 1 0 0 2 6 9 −3 3

All times are local (UTC−4).

7 April 2012
13:00
Slovakia Flag of Slovakia.png 1–5
(0–1, 1–1, 0–3)
Flag of Sweden.png Sweden Cairns Arena, Vermont
Attendance: 243
7 April 2012
17:00
Switzerland Flag of Switzerland.png 2–3
(1–1, 1–2, 0–0)
Flag of Germany.png Germany Cairns Arena, Vermont
Attendance: 277
8 April 2012
13:00
Sweden Flag of Sweden.png 2–1 OT
(0–0, 0–0, 1–1)
(OT: 1–0)
Flag of Germany.png Germany Cairns Arena, Vermont
Attendance: 342
8 April 2012
17:00
Switzerland Flag of Switzerland.png 2–1
(1–0, 0–1, 1–0)
Flag of Slovakia.png Slovakia Cairns Arena, Vermont
Attendance: 200
10 April 2012
13:00
Sweden Flag of Sweden.png 2–3
(1–1, 0–0, 1–2)
Flag of Switzerland.png Switzerland Cairns Arena, Vermont
Attendance: 325
10 April 2012
17:00
Germany Flag of Germany.png 2–4
(0–1, 1–2, 1–1)
Flag of Slovakia.png Slovakia Cairns Arena, Vermont
Attendance: 237

Relegation series[edit | edit source]

Best of three.

All times are local (UTC−4).

11 April 2012
17:00
Germany Flag of Germany.png 2–1 GWS
(0–1, 1–0, 0–0)
(OT: 0–0)
(SO: 1–0)
Flag of Slovakia.png Slovakia Cairns Arena, Vermont
Attendance: 174
13 April 2012
13:00
Slovakia Flag of Slovakia.png 1–3
(0–1, 0–1, 1–1)
Flag of Germany.png Germany Cairns Arena, Vermont
Attendance: 187
  • The third game of the relegation series was cancelled because Germany won both meetings and Slovakia is therefore relegated.

Final round[edit | edit source]

  Quarterfinals     Semifinals     Final
                           
      A1  Flag of the United States.png United States of America 10  
  A4  Flag of Russia.png Russia 2     B1  Flag of Switzerland.png Switzerland 0    
  B1  Flag of Switzerland.png Switzerland 5         A1  Flag of the United States.png United States of America 4
      A2  Flag of Canada.png Canada 5
      A2  Flag of Canada.png Canada 5    
  A3  Flag of Finland.png Finland 2     A3  Flag of Finland.png Finland 1   Third place
  B2  Flag of Sweden.png Sweden 1   A3  Flag of Finland.png Finland 2
  B1  Flag of Switzerland.png Switzerland 6

All times are local (UTC−4).

Quarterfinals[edit | edit source]

11 April 2012
15:00
Russia Flag of Russia.png 2–5
(1–2, 1–3, 0–0)
Flag of Switzerland.png Switzerland Gutterson Fieldhouse, Vermont
Attendance: 1,340
11 April 2012
19:00
Finland Flag of Finland.png 2–1
(2–0, 0–0, 0–1)
Flag of Sweden.png Sweden Gutterson Fieldhouse, Vermont
Attendance: 1,633

Semifinals[edit | edit source]

13 April 2012
15:00
Canada Flag of Canada.png 5–1
(2–0, 1–1, 2–0)
Flag of Finland.png Finland Gutterson Fieldhouse, Vermont
Attendance: 1,750
13 April 2012
19:00
United States of America Flag of the United States.png 10–0
(3–0, 3–0, 4–0)
Flag of Switzerland.png Switzerland Gutterson Fieldhouse, Vermont
Attendance: 2,211

Fifth place game[edit | edit source]

13 April 2012
17:00
Russia Flag of Russia.png 1–2 OT
(0–1, 0–0, 1–0)
(OT: 0–1)
Flag of Sweden.png Sweden Cairns Arena, Vermont
Attendance: 261

Bronze medal game[edit | edit source]

14 April 2012
15:00
Switzerland Flag of Switzerland.png 6–2
(2–2, 1–0, 3–0)
Flag of Finland.png Finland Gutterson Fieldhouse, Vermont
Attendance: 2,400

Gold medal game[edit | edit source]

14 April 2012
19:00
United States of America Flag of the United States.png 4–5 OT
(1–1, 2–2, 1–1)
(OT: 0–1)
Flag of Canada.png Canada Gutterson Fieldhouse, Vermont
Attendance: 4,007

Ranking and statistics[edit | edit source]

Final standings[edit | edit source]

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 Switzerland.png Switzerland
4 Flag of Finland.png Finland
5 Flag of Sweden.png Sweden
6 Flag of Russia.png Russia
7 Flag of Germany.png Germany
8 Flag of Slovakia.png Slovakia

Scoring leaders[edit | edit source]

List shows the top 10 skaters sorted by points, then goals.

Player GP G A Pts +/− PIM
Flag of the United States Monique Lamoureux-Kolls 5 7 7 14 +9 6
Flag of the United States Kelli Stack 5 5 8 13 +6 2
Flag of the United States Brianna Decker 5 4 6 10 +13 6
Flag of the United States Amanda Kessel 5 3 7 10 +9 0
Flag of Canada Hayley Wickenheiser 5 3 7 10 +4 4
Flag of the United States Kendall Coyne 5 4 5 9 +10 0
Flag of the United States Jocelyne Lamoureux 5 4 5 9 +7 8
Flag of Canada Caroline Ouellette 5 4 5 9 +6 6
Flag of Canada Jayna Hefford 5 3 6 9 +7 4
Flag of the United States Gigi Marvin 5 3 6 9 +4 2

GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; +/− = Plus/Minus; PIM = Penalties In Minutes

Source: IIHF.COM

Leading goaltenders[edit | edit source]

Only the top five goaltenders, based on save percentage, who have played 40% of their team's minutes are included in this list.

Player TOI SA GA GAA Sv% SO
Flag of Sweden Sara Grahn 120:01 54 3 1.50 94.44 0
Flag of Switzerland Florence Schelling 228:23 183 14 3.68 92.35 0
Flag of Slovakia Zuzana Tomčíková 304:43 177 14 2.76 92.09 0
Flag of Sweden Kim Martin 179:48 60 5 1.67 91.67 0
Flag of Germany Viona Harrer 185:00 82 7 2.27 91.46 0

TOI = Time On Ice (minutes:seconds); SA = Shots Against; GA = Goals Against; GAA = Goals Against Average; Sv% = Save Percentage; SO = Shutouts

Source: IIHF.com

Tournament Awards[edit | edit source]

Division I[edit | edit source]

The Division I competition is being held in two groups. Group A games will be played from March 25 to March 31, 2012 in Ventspils, Latvia and Group B will be played from April 9 to April 15, 2012 in Hull, England, Great Britain.

Group A

Group B

Division II[edit | edit source]

The Division II competition is being held in two groups. Group A games will be played from March 25 to 31, 2012 in Slovenia and Group B will be played from March 10 to 16, 2012 in Seoul, South Korea.

Group A

Group B

Team Photos[edit | edit source]


See also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "Ouellette wins it in OT for Canada". iihf.com (2012-04-14).
  2. "Swiss win first ever WW bronze". iihf.com (2012-04-15).
  3. Schedule. International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved on 2011-07-20.
  4. Overview of rosters. Iihf.com. Retrieved on 6 April 2012.

External links[edit | edit source]


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