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2015 Ice Hockey Women's World Championship
2015 IIHF Women's World Championship logo.png
Tournament details
Host country Flag of Sweden Sweden
Dates 28 March – 4 April 2015
Teams 8
Venue(s) 2 (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions Gold medal blank.png Flag of the United States.png United States of America (6th title)
Runner-up Silver medal blank.png Flag of Canada.png Canada
Third place Bronze medal blank.png Flag of Finland.png Finland
Fourth place Flag of Russia.png Russia
Tournament statistics
Matches played 20
Goals scored 115 (5.75 per match)
Attendance 15,522 (776 per match)
Scoring leader(s) Flag of the United States Hilary Knight
(12 points)
MVP Flag of the United States Hilary Knight[1]
2016

The 2015 Women's World Championship was the 16th such event hosted by the International Ice Hockey Federation. The competition also served as qualifications for the 2016 competition.

United States defeated Canada in the gold medal game 7–5, securing their sixth title.[2] Finland won the bronze medal by beating Russia 4–1.[3]

Teams[]

The tournament was contested between eight teams from 28 March to 4 April 2015 in Malmö, Sweden.[4]

Group A

Group B

Venues[]

Malmö Malmö
Malmö Isstadion
Capacity: 5,750
Rosengårds Ishall
Malmö isstadion 2.jpg Rosengårds Ishall.jpg

Format[]

The preliminary round was divided into two pools that placed the top four seeds into Group A, and the bottom four in Group B. The top two finishers in Group A advanced directly to the semifinals, while the two remaining teams and the top two in Group B played a quarterfinal round. The bottom two teams from Group B played a relegation series to determine the one team that gets relegated.

Match officials[]

10 Referees and 9 linesman were selected for the tournament.[5]

Referees
  • Flag of Canada Gabrielle Ariano-Lortie
  • Flag of Finland Anna Eskola
  • Flag of Finland Kaisa Ketonen
  • Flag of France Marie Picavet
  • Flag of Germany Nicole Hertrich
  • Flag of Sweden Gabriella Gran
  • Flag of Sweden Katarina Timglas
  • Flag of Switzerland Drahomira Fialova
  • Flag of the United States Katie Guay
  • Flag of the United States Jamie Huntley

Linesman
  • Flag of Austria Bettia Angerer
  • Flag of Canada Stephanie Gagnon
  • Flag of the Czech Republic Ilona Novotná
  • Flag of Estonia Kaire Leet
  • Flag of Finland Jenni Heikkinen
  • Flag of Germany Lisa Linnek
  • Flag of Norway Anna Nygard
  • Flag of Sweden Veronica Johansson
  • Flag of the United States Kate Connolly

Preliminary round[]

The schedule was announced on 10 September 2014.[6]

All times are local (UTC+2).

Group A[]

28 March 2015
16:00
United States of America Flag of the United States.png 4–2
(3–1, 0–1, 1–0)
Flag of Canada.png Canada Malmö Isstadion, Malmö
Attendance: 1,724
28 March 2015
20:00
Finland Flag of Finland.png 3–2 GWS
(0–0, 2–2, 0–0)
(OT 0–0)
(SO: 1–0)
Flag of Russia.png Russia Malmö Isstadion, Malmö
Attendance: 329
29 March 2015
16:00
Canada Flag of Canada.png 4–0
(3–0, 1–0, 0–0)
Flag of Russia.png Russia Malmö Isstadion, Malmö
Attendance: 363
29 March 2015
20:00
United States of America Flag of the United States.png 4–1
(2–1, 2–0, 0–0)
Flag of Finland.png Finland Malmö Isstadion, Malmö
Attendance: 312
31 March 2015
12:00
Russia Flag of Russia.png 2–9
(0–1, 2–4, 0–4)
Flag of the United States.png United States of America Malmö Isstadion, Malmö
Attendance: 349
31 March 2015
16:00
Canada Flag of Canada.png 6–2
(2–1, 2–0, 2–1)
Flag of Finland.png Finland Malmö Isstadion, Malmö
Attendance: 298

Group B[]

28 March 2015
12:00
Sweden Flag of Sweden.png 3–4 GWS
(1–1, 1–0, 1–2)
(OT 0–0)
(SO: 0–1)
Flag of Japan.gif Japan Malmö Isstadion, Malmö
Attendance: 2,943
28 March 2015
14:00
Germany Flag of Germany.png 2–5
(0–1, 1–1, 1–3)
Flag of Switzerland.png Switzerland Rosengårds Ishall, Malmö
Attendance: 129
29 March 2015
12:00
Switzerland Flag of Switzerland.png 2–3
(0–2, 0–0, 2–1)
Flag of Sweden.png Sweden Malmö Isstadion, Malmö
Attendance: 2,372
29 March 2015
14:00
Japan Flag of Japan.gif 2–0
(1–0, 0–0, 1–0)
Flag of Germany.png Germany Rosengårds Ishall, Malmö
Attendance: 108
31 March 2015
14:00
Switzerland Flag of Switzerland.png 3–0
(1–0, 1–0, 1–0)
Flag of Japan.gif Japan Rosengårds Ishall, Malmö
Attendance: 112
31 March 2015
20:00
Germany Flag of Germany.png 0–4
(0–1, 0–2, 0–1)
Flag of Sweden.png Sweden Malmö Isstadion, Malmö
Attendance: 1,274

Relegation series[]

The third and fourth placed team from Group B played a best-of-three series to determine the relegated team.

1 April 2015
18:00
Japan Flag of Japan.gif 3–2 OT
(0–1, 1–1, 1–0)
(OT 1–0)
Flag of Germany.png Germany Rosengårds Ishall, Malmö
Attendance: 83
3 April 2015
14:00
Germany Flag of Germany.png 1–2 OT
(0–1, 1–0, 0–0)
(OT 0–1)
Flag of Japan.gif Japan Rosengårds Ishall, Malmö
Attendance: 109

Final round[]

  Quarterfinals     Semifinals     Final
                           
      A1  Flag of the United States.png United States of America 13  
  A4  Flag of Russia.png Russia 2     A4  Flag of Russia.png Russia 1    
  B1  Flag of Sweden.png Sweden 1         A1  Flag of the United States.png United States of America 7
      A2  Flag of Canada.png Canada 5
      A2  Flag of Canada.png Canada 3    
  A3  Flag of Finland.png Finland 3     A3  Flag of Finland.png Finland 0   Third place
  B2  Flag of Switzerland.png Switzerland 0   A4  Flag of Russia.png Russia 1
  A3  Flag of Finland.png Finland 4

Quarterfinals[]

1 April 2015
16:00
Finland Flag of Finland.png 3–0
(1–0, 0–0, 2–0)
Flag of Switzerland.png Switzerland Malmö Isstadion, Malmö
Attendance: 322
1 April 2015
20:00
Russia Flag of Russia.png 2–1
(0–0, 0–1, 2–0)
Flag of Sweden.png Sweden Malmö Isstadion, Malmö
Attendance: 1,714

Semifinals[]

3 April 2015
12:00
United States of America Flag of the United States.png 13–1
(4–1, 6–0, 3–0)
Flag of Russia.png Russia Malmö Isstadion, Malmö
Attendance: 426
3 April 2015
16:00
Canada Flag of Canada.png 3–0
(1–0, 0–0, 2–0)
Flag of Finland.png Finland Malmö Isstadion, Malmö
Attendance: 584

Bronze medal game[]

4 April 2015
12:00
Finland Flag of Finland.png 4–1
(2–0, 1–0, 1–1)
Flag of Russia.png Russia Malmö Isstadion, Malmö
Attendance: 448

Gold medal game[]

4 April 2015
16:00
United States of America Flag of the United States.png 7–5
(4–2, 1–3, 2–0)
Flag of Canada.png Canada Malmö Isstadion, Malmö
Attendance: 1,523

Ranking and statistics[]

Final standings[]

Gold medal icon.svg Flag of the United States.png United States of America
Silver medal icon.svg Flag of Canada.png Canada
Bronze medal icon.svg Flag of Finland.png Finland
4 Flag of Russia.png Russia
5 Flag of Sweden.png Sweden
6 Flag of Switzerland.png Switzerland
7 Flag of Japan.gif Japan
8 Flag of Germany.png Germany
 Relegated to Division I A 

Scoring leaders[]

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

Player GP G A Pts +/− PIM POS
Flag of the United States Hilary Knight 5 7 5 12 +8 6 F
Flag of the United States Brianna Decker 5 5 6 11 +8 0 F
Flag of Sweden Anna Borgqvist 4 5 3 8 +6 2 F
Flag of the United States Jocelyne Lamoureux 4 5 3 8 +3 2 F
Flag of Canada Natalie Spooner 5 4 3 7 +6 6 F
Flag of the United States Kendall Coyne 5 3 4 7 +8 0 F
Flag of the United States Anne Schleper 4 1 6 7 +4 2 D
Flag of the United States Monique Lamoureux 5 1 6 7 +7 2 D
Flag of Sweden Erika Grahm 4 4 2 6 +7 2 F
Flag of Canada Marie-Philip Poulin 5 3 3 6 +4 2 F

GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; +/− = Plus/Minus; PIM = Penalties in Minutes; POS = Position
Source: IIHF.com

Goaltending leaders[]

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

Player TOI GA GAA SA Sv% SO
Flag of Switzerland Florence Schelling 236:13 7 1.78 118 94.07 1
Flag of Japan Nana Fujimoto 315:32 8 1.52 128 93.75 1
Flag of Finland Meeri Räisänen 301:27 10 1.99 148 93.24 1
Flag of Canada Ann-Renée Desbiens 140:00 4 1.71 58 93.10 2
Flag of Germany Ivonne Schröder 127:00 4 1.89 49 91.84 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

Awards[]

Source: IIHF.com

References[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Knight named MVP. worldwomen2015.com (4 April 2015).
  2. Living the American dream. worldwomen2015.com (4 April 2015).
  3. Finns finish off Russia. worldwomen2015.com (4 April 2015).
  4. 28 tournaments confirmed. iihfworlds2014.com (2014-05-23).
  5. Competition officials
  6. Derby opens Women’s Worlds. worldwomen2015.com (2014-09-10).

External links[]



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