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2018 IIHF Women's World Championship
Division II
Tournament details
Host nations Flag of Slovenia Slovenia / Flag of Spain Spain /
Flag of Bulgaria Bulgaria
Dates 31 March – 6 April 2018 (Group A)
17–23 March 2018 (Group B)
4–9 December 2017 (Qualification)
Teams 17
Venue(s) (in 3 host cities)

The 2018 IIHF Women's World Championship Division II was an international ice hockey tournament run by the International Ice Hockey Federation.

The Group A tournament was held in Maribor, Slovenia from 31 March to 6 April 2018, the Group B tournament in Valdemoro, Spain, from 17 to 23 March 2018 and the qualification tournament in Sofia, Bulgaria, from 4 to 9 December 2017.[1]

The Netherlands won the Group A tournament and play in Diviosn I next year.[2] Spain took home the top spot in the Group B tournament and were promoted to Group A next year,[3] while Croatia won the qualification tournament.[4]

Group A tournament[]

2018 IIHF Women's World Championship Division II A
Tournament details
Host nation Flag of Slovenia Slovenia
Dates 31 March – 6 April 2018
Teams 6
Venue(s) (in 1 host city)
Tournament statistics
Games played 15
Goals scored 82  (5.47 per game)
Attendance 5,784  (386 per game)
Scoring leader(s) Flag of Netherlands Julie Zwarthoed

Participants[]

Team Qualification
Flag of the Netherlands.png Netherlands Placed 2nd in Division II A last year.
Flag of Great Britain.gif United Kingdom Placed 3rd in Division II A last year.
Flag of North Korea.gif North Korea Placed 4th in Division II A last year.
Flag of Slovenia.png Slovenia Host, placed 5th in Division II A last year.
Flag of Australia.jpg Australia Placed 6th in Division II A last year.
Flag of Mexico.gif Mexico Placed 1st in Division II B last year and was promoted.

Match officials[]

4 referees and 7 linesmen were selected for the tournament.[5]

Referees
  • Flag of Russia Darja Abrosimova
  • Flag of the United States Kaylen Erchul
  • Flag of Finland Anniina Nurmi
  • Flag of Austria Ulrike Winklmayr

Linesmen
  • Flag of Sweden Liv Andersson
  • Flag of Canada Jennifer Berezowski
  • Flag of Hungary Zita Gebora
  • Flag of Indonesia Catherine Goutama
  • Flag of Russia Anastasiia Kurashova
  • Flag of Finland Milla Ronkainen
  • Flag of China Wang Hui

Standings[]

Pos Team Pld W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Flag of the Netherlands.png Netherlands (P) 5 5 0 0 0 24 3 +21 15 Promoted to 2019 Division I B
2 Flag of Great Britain.gif United Kingdom 5 4 0 0 1 17 7 +10 12
3 Flag of North Korea.gif North Korea 5 3 0 0 2 14 15 −1 9
4 Flag of Australia.jpg Australia 5 2 0 0 3 10 17 −7 6
5 Flag of Slovenia.png Slovenia (H) 5 1 0 0 4 14 15 −1 3
6 Flag of Mexico.gif Mexico 5 0 0 0 5 3 25 −22 0
Source: IIHF
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) head-to-head points; 3) head-to-head goal difference; 4) head-to-head number of goals scored; 5) result against closest best-ranked team outside tied teams; 6) result against second-best ranked team outside tied teams; 7) seeding before tournament.
(H) Host; (P) Promoted.

Results[]

All times are local (UTC+2).

31 March 2018
13:00
United Kingdom Flag of Great Britain.gif 5–1
(0–0, 0–1, 5–0)
Flag of Australia.jpg Australia Ledna Dvorana, Maribor
Attendance: 370
31 March 2018
16:30
North Korea Flag of North Korea.gif 2–5
(1–2, 0–0, 1–3)
Flag of the Netherlands.png Netherlands Ledna Dvorana, Maribor
Attendance: 372
31 March 2018
20:00
Mexico Flag of Mexico.gif 0–6
(0–2, 0–2, 0–2)
Flag of Slovenia.png Slovenia Ledna Dvorana, Maribor
Attendance: 400
1 April 2018
13:00
United Kingdom Flag of Great Britain.gif 3–1
(1–0, 1–1, 1–0)
Flag of North Korea.gif North Korea Ledna Dvorana, Maribor
Attendance: 356
1 April 2018
16:30
Australia Flag of Australia.jpg 4–1
(3–0, 1–1, 0–0)
Flag of Mexico.gif Mexico Ledna Dvorana, Maribor
Attendance: 348
1 April 2018
20:00
Netherlands Flag of the Netherlands.png 2–1
(1–0, 1–0, 0–1)
Flag of Slovenia.png Slovenia Ledna Dvorana, Maribor
Attendance: 450
3 April 2018
13:00
Netherlands Flag of the Netherlands.png 6–0
(2–0, 1–0, 3–0)
Flag of Australia.jpg Australia Ledna Dvorana, Maribor
Attendance: 344
3 April 2018
16:30
United Kingdom Flag of Great Britain.gif 5–0
(1–0, 2–0, 2–0)
Flag of Mexico.gif Mexico Ledna Dvorana, Maribor
Attendance: 357
3 April 2018
20:00
North Korea Flag of North Korea.gif 5–4
(2–0, 1–2, 2–2)
Flag of Slovenia.png Slovenia Ledna Dvorana, Maribor
Attendance: 499
4 April 2018
13:00
Mexico Flag of Mexico.gif 0–7
(0–1, 0–3, 0–3)
Flag of the Netherlands.png Netherlands Ledna Dvorana, Maribor
Attendance: 341
4 April 2018
16:30
Australia Flag of Australia.jpg 1–3
(0–0, 1–0, 0–3)
Flag of North Korea.gif North Korea Ledna Dvorana, Maribor
Attendance: 340
4 April 2018
20:00
Slovenia Flag of Slovenia.png 1–4
(0–1, 0–2, 1–1)
Flag of Great Britain.gif United Kingdom Ledna Dvorana, Maribor
Attendance: 462
6 April 2018
13:00
North Korea Flag of North Korea.gif 3–2
(1–1, 1–0, 1–1)
Flag of Mexico.gif Mexico Ledna Dvorana, Maribor
Attendance: 332
6 April 2018
16:30
Netherlands Flag of the Netherlands.png 4–0
(0–0, 3–0, 1–0)
Flag of Great Britain.gif United Kingdom Ledna Dvorana, Maribor
Attendance: 377
6 April 2018
20:00
Slovenia Flag of Slovenia.png 2–4
(0–4, 2–0, 0–0)
Flag of Australia.jpg Australia Ledna Dvorana, Maribor
Attendance: 436

Awards and statistics[]

Awards[]

  • Best players selected by the directorate:
    • Best Goalkeeper: Flag of Slovenia Pia Dukarič
    • Best Defenseman: Flag of Netherlands Kayleigh Hamers
    • Best Forward: Flag of Slovenia Pia Pren

Source: IIHF.com

Scoring leaders[]

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

Player GP G A Pts +/− PIM POS
Flag of Netherlands Julie Zwarthoed 5 5 6 11 +13 2 F
Flag of Slovenia Pia Pren 5 2 9 11 +5 2 F
Flag of Slovenia Sara Confidenti 5 6 4 10 +5 4 F
Flag of Netherlands Savine Wielenga 5 4 6 10 +11 2 F
Flag of North Korea Kim Hyang-mi 5 5 4 9 +5 0 F
Flag of North Korea Kim Un-hyang 5 6 1 7 +6 4 F
Flag of Netherlands Kayleigh Hamers 5 3 4 7 +5 0 D
Flag of United Kingdom Angela Taylor 5 4 2 6 +4 4 F
Flag of Netherlands Zoe Barbier 5 2 4 6 +10 0 F
Flag of North Korea Jong Su-hyon 5 0 6 6 +5 2 F

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

Leading goaltenders[]

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 United Kingdom Samantha Bolwell 120:00 1 0.50 36 97.22 1
Flag of Netherlands Nadia Zijlstra 180:00 1 0.33 35 97.14 2
Flag of Slovenia Pia Dukarič 299:45 15 3.00 221 93.21 1
Flag of Netherlands Lisa Daams 120:00 2 1.00 23 91.30 1
Flag of United Kingdom Nicole Jackson 180:00 6 2.00 58 89.66 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

Group B tournament[]

2018 IIHF Women's World Championship Division II B
Tournament details
Host nation Flag of Spain Spain
Dates 17–23 March 2018
Teams 6
Venue(s) (in 1 host city)
Tournament statistics
Games played 15
Goals scored 132  (8.8 per game)
Attendance 3,458  (231 per game)
Scoring leader(s) Flag of New Zealand Caitlin Heale

Participants[]

Team Qualification
Flag of Spain.gif Spain Host, placed 2nd in Division II B last year.
Flag of New Zealand.gif New Zealand Placed 3rd in Division II B last year.
Flag of Iceland.gif Iceland Placed 4th in Division II B last year.
Flag of Turkey.gif Turkey Placed 5th in Division II B last year.
Flag of Romania.svg Romania Placed 6th in Division II B last year.
Flag of Chinese Taipei.png Chinese Taipei Placed 1st in Division II B Qualification last year and was promoted.

Match officials[]

4 referees and 7 linesmen were selected for the tournament.[6]

Referees
  • Flag of Latvia Sintija Čamāne
  • Flag of Canada Lisa Grison
  • Flag of Norway Elise Harbitz-Rasmussen
  • Flag of China Liu Chunhua

Linesmen
  • Flag of Austria Bettina Angerer
  • Flag of Spain Alba Calero
  • Flag of the United States Jennifer Cameron
  • Flag of Spain Claudia de la Pompa
  • Flag of China Fu Zhennan
  • Flag of Denmark Loise Larsen
  • Flag of Finland Linnea Sainio

Standings[]

Pos Team Pld W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Flag of Spain.gif Spain (H, P) 5 5 0 0 0 29 5 +24 15 Promoted to 2019 Division II A
2 Flag of Chinese Taipei.png Chinese Taipei 5 4 0 0 1 24 16 +8 12
3 Flag of Iceland.gif Iceland 5 2 1 0 2 25 11 +14 8
4 Flag of New Zealand.gif New Zealand 5 2 0 1 2 24 21 +3 7
5 Flag of Turkey.gif Turkey 5 1 0 0 4 17 31 −14 3
6 Flag of Romania.svg Romania 5 0 0 0 5 12 47 −35 0
Source: IIHF
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) head-to-head points; 3) head-to-head goal difference; 4) head-to-head number of goals scored; 5) result against closest best-ranked team outside tied teams; 6) result against second-best ranked team outside tied teams; 7) seeding before tournament.
(H) Host; (P) Promoted.

Results[]

All times are local (UTC+1).

17 March 2018
13:00
New Zealand Flag of New Zealand.gif 6–3
(0–2, 6–1, 0–0)
Flag of Romania.svg Romania Francisco Fernández Ochoa City Ice Rink, Valdemoro
Attendance: 125
17 March 2018
16:30
Chinese Taipei Flag of Chinese Taipei.png 6–2
(2–0, 2–1, 2–1)
Flag of Turkey.gif Turkey Francisco Fernández Ochoa City Ice Rink, Valdemoro
Attendance: 130
17 March 2018
20:15
Iceland Flag of Iceland.gif 1–2
(1–0, 0–1, 0–1)
Flag of Spain.gif Spain Francisco Fernández Ochoa City Ice Rink, Valdemoro
Attendance: 650
18 March 2018
13:00
Romania Flag of Romania.svg 4–9
(2–5, 1–3, 1–1)
Flag of Chinese Taipei.png Chinese Taipei Francisco Fernández Ochoa City Ice Rink, Valdemoro
Attendance: 63
18 March 2018
16:30
New Zealand Flag of New Zealand.gif 3–4 GWS
(0–2, 1–0, 2–1)
(OT: 0–0)
(SO: 0–1)
Flag of Iceland.gif Iceland Francisco Fernández Ochoa City Ice Rink, Valdemoro
Attendance: 120
18 March 2018
20:00
Spain Flag of Spain.gif 4–1
(2–1, 1–0, 1–0)
Flag of Turkey.gif Turkey Francisco Fernández Ochoa City Ice Rink, Valdemoro
Attendance: 530
20 March 2018
13:00
Iceland Flag of Iceland.gif 6–2
(1–1, 0–1, 5–0)
Flag of Turkey.gif Turkey Francisco Fernández Ochoa City Ice Rink, Valdemoro
Attendance: 130
20 March 2018
16:30
New Zealand Flag of New Zealand.gif 2–5
(0–3, 1–1, 1–1)
Flag of Chinese Taipei.png Chinese Taipei Francisco Fernández Ochoa City Ice Rink, Valdemoro
Attendance: 55
20 March 2018
20:00
Spain Flag of Spain.gif 12–0
(4–0, 5–0, 3–0)
Flag of Romania.svg Romania Francisco Fernández Ochoa City Ice Rink, Valdemoro
Attendance: 205
21 March 2018
13:00
Turkey Flag of Turkey.gif 4–11
(3–3, 0–5, 1–3)
Flag of New Zealand.gif New Zealand Francisco Fernández Ochoa City Ice Rink, Valdemoro
Attendance: 95
21 March 2018
16:30
Romania Flag of Romania.svg 1–12
(0–5, 1–2, 0–5)
Flag of Iceland.gif Iceland Francisco Fernández Ochoa City Ice Rink, Valdemoro
Attendance: 85
21 March 2018
20:00
Chinese Taipei Flag of Chinese Taipei.png 1–6
(0–2, 0–3, 1–1)
Flag of Spain.gif Spain Francisco Fernández Ochoa City Ice Rink, Valdemoro
Attendance: 455
23 March 2018
13:00
Iceland Flag of Iceland.gif 2–4
(0–1, 1–1, 1–2)
Flag of Chinese Taipei.png Chinese Taipei Francisco Fernández Ochoa City Ice Rink, Valdemoro
Attendance: 85
23 March 2018
16:30
Spain Flag of Spain.gif 5–2
(2–0, 3–0, 0–2)
Flag of New Zealand.gif New Zealand Francisco Fernández Ochoa City Ice Rink, Valdemoro
Attendance: 555
23 March 2018
20:00
Turkey Flag of Turkey.gif 8–4
(2–2, 1–2, 5–0)
Flag of Romania.svg Romania Francisco Fernández Ochoa City Ice Rink, Valdemoro
Attendance: 175

Awards and statistics[]

Awards[]

  • Best players selected by the directorate:
    • Best Goalkeeper: Flag of Spain Alba Gonzalo
    • Best Defenseman: Flag of Spain Elena Álvarez
    • Best Forward: Flag of Iceland Silvia Björgvinsdóttir

Source: IIHF.com

Scoring leaders[]

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

Player GP G A Pts +/− PIM POS
Flag of New Zealand Caitlin Heale 5 7 8 15 +7 2 F
Flag of New Zealand Anjali Thakker 5 4 11 15 +6 2 F
Flag of Chinese Taipei Yeh Hui-chen 5 11 3 14 +4 2 F
Flag of Iceland Silvia Björgvinsdóttir 5 9 3 12 +4 4 F
Flag of Chinese Taipei Hsu Ting-yu 5 3 8 11 +5 4 F
Flag of Spain Vega Muñoz 5 3 8 11 +8 2 F
Flag of Iceland Sarah Shantz-Smiley 5 2 9 11 +2 4 F
Flag of Turkey Çağla Baktıroğlu 5 6 4 10 0 4 F
Flag of Turkey Betül Taygar 5 8 1 9 −8 6 F
Flag of Iceland Flosrún Jóhannesdóttir 5 4 4 8 +1 2 F

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

Leading goaltenders[]

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 Spain Alba Gonzalo 255:04 4 0.94 87 95.40 0
Flag of Chinese Taipei Hsu Tzu-ting 221:23 11 2.98 118 90.68 0
Flag of Iceland Guðlaug Þorsteinsdóttir 224:04 9 2.41 83 89.16 0
Flag of New Zealand Lochlyn Hyde 295:42 20 4.06 164 87.80 0
Flag of Turkey Kübra Dadaşoğlu 275:47 27 5.87 201 86.57 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

Group B Qualification tournament[]

2018 IIHF Women's World Championship Division II B Qualification
Tournament details
Host nation Flag of Bulgaria Bulgaria
Dates 4–9 December 2017
Teams 5
Venue(s) (in 1 host city)
Tournament statistics
Games played 10
Goals scored 70  (7 per game)
Attendance 1,366  (137 per game)
Scoring leader(s) Flag of Croatia Ela Filipeć

Participants[]

Team Qualification
Flag of Belgium.gif Belgium Placed 2nd in Division II B Qualification last year.
Flag of South Africa.gif South Africa Placed 3rd in Division II B Qualification last year.
Flag of Bulgaria.png Bulgaria Host, placed 4th in Division II B Qualification last year.
Flag of Hong Kong.png Hong Kong Placed 5th in Division II B Qualification last year.
Flag of Croatia.gif Croatia Did not participate last year.

Match officials[]

3 referees and 5 linesmen were selected for the tournament.[7]

Referees
  • Flag of Russia Olga Steinberg
  • Flag of Sweden Maria Fuhrberg
  • Flag of Switzerland Michaela Matejova

Linesmen
  • Flag of Austria Yvonne Grascher
  • Flag of Belarus Vitaliya Khamitsevich
  • Flag of Germany Julia Mannlein
  • Flag of Slovakia Tatiana Kasášová
  • Flag of Turkey Ìlksen Șermin Özdemir

Standings[]

Pos Team Pld W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Flag of Croatia.gif Croatia (P) 4 4 0 0 0 27 2 +25 12 Promoted to 2019 Division II B
2 Flag of Belgium.gif Belgium 4 3 0 0 1 26 2 +24 9
3 Flag of South Africa.gif South Africa 4 2 0 0 2 12 8 +4 6
4 Flag of Hong Kong.png Hong Kong 4 1 0 0 3 4 33 −29 3
5 Flag of Bulgaria.png Bulgaria (H) 4 0 0 0 4 3 27 −24 0
Source: IIHF.com
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) head-to-head points; 3) head-to-head goal difference; 4) head-to-head number of goals scored; 5) result against closest best-ranked team outside tied teams; 6) result against second-best ranked team outside tied teams; 7) seeding before tournament.
(H) Host; (P) Promoted.

Results[]

All times are local (UTC+2).

4 December 2017
15:30
Croatia Flag of Croatia.gif 4–0
(1–0, 3–0, 0–0)
Flag of South Africa.gif South Africa Winter Sports Palace, Sofia
Attendance: 75
4 December 2017
19:00
Bulgaria Flag of Bulgaria.png 0–9
(0–3, 0–4, 0–2)
Flag of Belgium.gif Belgium Winter Sports Palace, Sofia
Attendance: 230
5 December 2017
19:00
Hong Kong Flag of Hong Kong.png 0–10
(0–1, 0–5, 0–4)
Flag of Croatia.gif Croatia Winter Sports Palace, Sofia
Attendance: 238
6 December 2017
15:30
Belgium Flag of Belgium.gif 14–1
(3–0, 5–1, 6–0)
Flag of Hong Kong.png Hong Kong Winter Sports Palace, Sofia
Attendance: 68
6 December 2017
19:00
South Africa Flag of South Africa.gif 4–0
(0–0, 2–0, 2–0)
Flag of Bulgaria.png Bulgaria Winter Sports Palace, Sofia
Attendance: 225
7 December 2017
19:00
Croatia Flag of Croatia.gif 1–0
(1–0, 0–0, 0–0)
Flag of Belgium.gif Belgium Winter Sports Palace, Sofia
Attendance: 80
8 December 2017
15:30
South Africa Flag of South Africa.gif 8–1
(2–0, 4–1, 2–0)
Flag of Hong Kong.png Hong Kong Winter Sports Palace, Sofia
Attendance: 68
8 December 2017
19:00
Bulgaria Flag of Bulgaria.png 2–12
(0–5, 2–3, 0–4)
Flag of Croatia.gif Croatia Winter Sports Palace, Sofia
Attendance: 102
9 December 2017
14:30
Hong Kong Flag of Hong Kong.png 2–1
(0–1, 0–0, 2–0)
Flag of Bulgaria.png Bulgaria Winter Sports Palace, Sofia
Attendance: 200
9 December 2017
19:00
Belgium Flag of Belgium.gif 3–0
(1–0, 2–0, 0–0)
Flag of South Africa.gif South Africa Winter Sports Palace, Sofia
Attendance: 80

Statistics[]

Scoring leaders[]

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

Player GP G A Pts +/− PIM POS
Flag of Croatia Ela Filipeć 4 6 10 16 +17 2 D
Flag of Belgium Sonja Frere 4 4 4 8 +11 0 F
Flag of Croatia Vesna Gurka 4 3 5 8 +11 2 F
Flag of South Africa Dalene Rhode 4 6 1 7 +5 0 F
Flag of Croatia Ana Širanović 4 3 4 7 +11 2 F
Flag of Belgium Femke Bosmans 4 6 0 6 +7 0 F
Flag of Croatia Martina Smolec 4 1 5 6 +8 2 D
Flag of Croatia Tijana Delić 4 4 1 4 +8 0 F
Flag of Belgium Axelle Franck 4 3 1 4 +4 0 F
Flag of Belgium Cato Boon 4 2 2 4 +6 2 F
Flag of Belgium Valerie Jenaer 4 2 2 4 +4 0 F
Flag of South Africa Chloe Schuurman 4 2 2 4 0 4 F

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

Leading goaltenders[]

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 Belgium Nina van Orshaegen 180:00 1 0.33 40 97.50 1
Flag of Croatia Petra Belobrk 218:12 2 0.55 57 96.49 2
Flag of South Africa Shaylene Swanepoel 180:00 8 2.67 56 85.71 0
Flag of Hong Kong Chau Nga-sze 240:00 33 8.25 176 81.25 0
Flag of Bulgaria Katrin Stankova 152:05 19 7.50 90 78.89 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

References[]

  1. 27 tournaments assigned. iihf.com (19 May 2017).
  2. Dutch delight in Maribor. iihf.com (7 April 2018).
  3. ¡Qué festival!. iihf.com (22 March 2018).
  4. Croatia bounces back. iihf.com (10 December 2017).
  5. Group A Assignments
  6. Group B Assignments
  7. Group B qualification assignments


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