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The 2000 IIHF World Women's Championships was held April 3-April 9, 2000 in the Ontario towns of MississaugaBarrieKitchenerLondonNiagara FallsOshawa 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.

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Teams[edit]Edit

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[edit]Edit

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[edit]Edit

     Teams proceed to Final round
     Teams sent to Consolation round

Group A[edit]Edit

Standings[edit]Edit

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

Results[edit]Edit

All times local

April 3, 2000

7:30 pm

Japan 0 – 9  Canada Hershey Centre
April 3, 2000

7:00 pm

China 1 – 1 Sweden Memorial Centre
April 4, 2000

7:00 pm

Sweden  10 – 0 Japan Memorial Arena
April 4, 2000

7:30 pm

Canada  8 – 1 China Memorial Aud.
April 6, 2000

4:00 pm

China  3 – 0 Japan Hershey Centre
April 6, 2000

7:30 pm

Canada  4 – 0 Sweden Hershey Centre

Group B[edit]Edit

Standings[edit]Edit

Rk. Team GP W T L GF GA DIF PTS
1. United States 3 3 0 0 35 4 +31 6
2. Finland 3 2 0 1 14 6 +8 4
3. Russia 3 1 0 2 8 24 -16 2
4. Germany 3 0 0 3 4 27 -23 0

Results[edit]Edit

All times local

April 3, 2000

4:00 pm

Finland  7 – 1 Russia Hershey Centre
April 3, 2000

8:00 pm

Germany 1 – 16  United States Barrie Molson Centre
April 4, 2000

4:00 pm

Finland  4 – 1 Germany Hershey Centre
April 4, 2000

8:00 pm

United States  15 – 0 Russia Hershey Centre
April 6, 2000

7:00 pm

Russia  7 – 2 Germany Civic Centre
April 6, 2000

7:00 pm

United States  4 – 3 Finland Thompson

Playoff Round[edit]Edit

Consolation Round 5-8 Place[edit]Edit

April 7, 2000

4:00 pm

China  3 – 0 Germany Hershey Centre
April 7, 2000

7:30 pm

Japan 4 – 8  Russia Hershey Centre

Consolation Round 7-8 Place[edit]Edit

April 9, 2000

12:00 pm

Germany  3 – 2 Japan Iceland

Consolation Round 5-6 Place[edit]Edit

April 9, 2000

12:00 pm

Russia  4 – 0 China Hershey Centre

Final round[edit]Edit

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

Semifinals[edit]Edit

April 8, 2000

1:00 pm

Canada  3 – 2 Finland Hershey Centre
April 8, 2000

7:00 pm

United States  3 – 1 Sweden Hershey Centre

Match for third place[edit]Edit

April 9, 2000

4:00 pm

Finland  7 – 1 Sweden Hershey Centre

Final[edit]Edit

April 9, 2000

7:30 pm

Canada  3 – 2 AOT United States Hershey Centre

Champions[edit]Edit

 2000 IIHF World Women Championship Winners 

Canada 6th title

Scoring leaders[edit]Edit

Player GP G A Pts PIM
[1]

Krissy Wendell

5 2 11 13 6
[2]

Stephanie O'Sullivan

5 5 7 12 2
[3]

Karyn Bye

5 8 2 10 2
[4]

Alana Blahoski

5 7 2 9 0
[5]

Jayne Hefford

5 5 3 8 4
[6]

Brandy Fisher

5 3 5 8 4
[7]

Natalie Darwitz

5 2 6 8 18
[8]

A. J Mleczko

5 1 7 8 2
[9]

Hayley Wickenheiser

5 1 7 8 4
[10]

Katja Riipi

5 7 0 7 0

Goaltending leaders[edit]Edit

Player Mins GA GAA SV%
[11]

Sarah Tueting

120 1 0.50 .944
[12]

Sami Small

150 2 0.80 .957
[13]

Kim St-Pierre

150 3 1.20 .935
[14]

Hong Guo

220 6 1.64 .941
[15]

Tulla Puputti

238 9 1.64 .926
[16]

Sara Decosta

180 7 2.33 .883
[17]

Irina Gachennikova

220 13 3.55 .852
[18]

Manuela Hirschbeck

218 13 3.57 .904
[19]

Lotta Gothesson

300 19 3.80 .890
[20]

Tomoko Fujimoto

210 18 5.14 .851

Final standings[edit]Edit

Rk. Team Notes
[21]  Canada Qualified for 2002 Winter Olympic Games
[22] United States Qualified for 2002 Winter Olympic Games
[23] Finland Qualified for 2002 Winter Olympic Games
4. Sweden Qualified for 2002 Winter Olympic Games
5. Russia Qualified for 2002 Winter Olympic Games
6. China Qualified for 2002 Winter Olympic Games
7. Germany Qualified for 2002 Winter Olympic Games Qualification
8. Japan Relegated to the 2001 World Championships Group B

Qualified for 2002 Winter Olympic Games Qualification

World Championship Group B[edit]Edit

Main article: 2000 Women's World Ice Hockey Championships (Lower Divisions)

World Championship Group B was played again with an eight team tournament which was hosted by Latvia in Liepāja and Riga.  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[edit]Edit

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