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The 2000 IIHF World Women's Championships Pool B were held between March 20-March 26, 2000 in the cities of Liepāja and Riga in LatviaKazakhstan won the tournament with an impressive performance winning all three of their final round matches.

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2000 Qualification Tournament[edit]Edit

Main article: 2000 Women's World Ice Hockey Championships Pool B Qualification

Once again, eight teams took part in the Pool B world championships with the teams listed below:

  •  Czech Republic - Finished 4th in 1999 Group B
  •  Denmark - Finished 6th in 1999 Group B
  •  France - Finished 3rd in 1999 Group B
  •  Italy - Winners of Qualification Tournament
  •  Kazakhstan - Winners of Qualification Tournament
  •  Latvia - Finished 5th in 1999 Group B
  •  Norway - Finished 2nd in 1999 Group B
  •   Switzerland - Finished 8th and relegated from 1999 World Championship

World Championship Group B[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. The teams would carry forward any matches against teams that that they have already played in the first round, leaving just two matches to be played in the final round.

The winning team in the tournament was promoted to the 2001 World Championship, while the bottom team would be relegated to the 2003 Group B Qualification tournament.

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. Kazakhstan 3 3 0 0 8 3 +5 6
2.   Switzerland 3 2 0 1 10 4 +6 4
3. Czech Republic 3 0 1 2 6 9 -3 1
4. Latvia 3 0 1 2 2 10 -8 1

Results[edit]Edit

All times local

March 20, 2000

4:00 pm

Switzerland   1 – 2

( 0 - 1, 0 - 1, 1 - 0)

 Kazakhstan

Attendance: 490

March 20, 2000

7:00 pm

Czech Republic 2 – 2

( 0 - 0 , 2 - 1 , 0 - 1)

Latvia

Attendance: 1050

March 21, 2000

3:30 pm

Czech Republic 2 – 3

( 0 - 1, 2 - 2 , 0 - 0)

 Kazakhstan

Attendance: 410

March 21, 2000

7:00 pm

Latvia 0 – 5

( 0 - 2 , 0 - 1 , 0 - 2)

  Switzerland

Attendance: 980

March 23, 2000

3:30 pm

Switzerland   4 – 2

( 0 - 1, 2 - 1 , 2 - 0)

Czech Republic

Attendance: 520

March 23, 2000

7:00 pm

Kazakhstan  3 – 0

( 1 - 0 , 0 - 0 , 2 - 0 )

Latvia

Attendance: 964

Group B[edit]Edit

Standings[edit]Edit

Rk. Team GP W T L GF GA DIF PTS
1. Norway 3 3 0 0 16 3 +13 6
2. Denmark 3 1 1 1 8 5 +3 3
3. France 3 1 1 1 12 10 +2 3
4. Italy 3 0 0 3 2 20 -18 0

Results[edit]Edit

All times local

March 20, 2000

4:00 pm

Norway  7 – 0

( 2 - 0, 2 - 0 , 3 - 0)

Italy
March 20, 2000

7:00 pm

France 2 – 2

( 0 - 0 , 1 - 1 , 1 - 1)

Denmark
March 22, 2000

3:30 pm

France  8 – 2

( 2 - 0, 2 - 0 , 4 - 2 )

Italy
March 22, 2000

7:00 pm

Denmark 1 – 3

( 0 - 1 , 1 - 0 , 0 - 2)

 Norway
March 23, 2000

3:30 pm

Norway  6 – 2

( 2 - 0, 2 - 0 , 2 - 2 )

France
March 23, 2000

7:00 pm

Italy 0 – 5

( 0 - 2 , 0 - 1 , 0 - 2)

 Denmark

Playoff Round[edit]Edit

Consolation Round 5-8 Place[edit]Edit

Standings[edit]Edit

Rk. Team GP W T L GF GA DIF PTS
5. France 3 2 1 0 12 5 +7 5
6. Latvia 3 1 2 0 7 5 +2 4
7. Czech Republic 3 1 1 1 9 5 +4 3
8. Italy 3 0 0 3 4 17 -13 0

Results[edit]Edit

All times local

March 20, 2000

4:00 pm

Latvia 2 – 2

( 0 - 0 , 2 - 1 , 0 - 1 )

Czech Republic

Attendance: 490

March 22, 2000

7:00 pm

France  8 – 2

( 2 - 0 , 2 - 0 , 4 - 2)

Italy
March 25, 2000

1:00 pm

France 3 – 3

( 0 - 1 , 1 - 2 , 2 - 0 )

Latvia
March 25, 2000

4:00 pm

Czech Republic  7 – 2

( 1 - 1 , 4 - 1 , 2 - 0 )

Italy
March 26, 2000

1:00 pm

Czech Republic 0 – 1

( 0 - 0 , 0 - 1 , 0 - 0 )

 France
March 26, 2000

4:00 pm

Latvia  2 – 0

( 0 - 0 , 1 - 0 , 1 - 0 )

Italy

Attendance: 382

Final Round 1-4 Place[edit]Edit

Standings[edit]Edit

Rk. Team GP W T L GF GA DIF PTS
1. Kazakhstan 3 3 0 0 7 2 +5 6
2.   Switzerland 3 1 1 1 7 4 +3 3
3. Norway 3 1 1 1 6 5 +1 3
4. Denmark 3 0 0 3 1 10 -9 0

Results[edit]Edit

All times local

March 20, 2000

4:00 pm

Switzerland   1 – 2

( 0 - 1 , 0 - 1 , 1 - 0 )

 Kazakhstan

Attendance: 490

March 22, 2000

7:00 pm

Denmark 1 – 3

( 0 - 1 , 1 - 0 , 0 - 2)

 Norway
March 25, 2000

1:00 pm

Norway 2 – 2

( 0 - 0 , 2 -0 , 0 - 2 )

  Switzerland
March 25, 2000

4:00 pm

Kazakhstan  3 – 0

( 0 - 0 , 1 - 0 , 2 - 0 )

Denmark
March 26, 2000

1:00 pm

Switzerland   4 – 0

( 1 - 0 , 0 - 0 , 3 - 0 )

Denmark
March 26, 2000

4:00 pm

Kazakhstan  2 – 1

( 1 - 0 , 0 - 1 , 1 - 0 )

Norway

Scoring leaders[edit]Edit

Player GP G A Pts PIM +/-
[1]

Rachel Rochat

5 4 4 8 4 7
[2]

Christine Duchamp

5 3 5 8 4 6
[3]

Gwenola Personne

5 5 2 7 2 5
[4]

Inese Geca-Miljone

5 5 2 7 2 -1
[5]

Marianne Dahlstrom

5 1 6 7 0 3

Goaltending leaders[edit]Edit

Player Mins GA SOG GAA SV%
[6]

Nayalya Trunova

300 4 90 0.80 .956
[7]

Patricia Sautter

299 6 111 1.20 .946
[8]

Hege Moe

299 7 106 1.41 .934
[9]

Lolita Andrisevska

300 13 177 2.60 .926
[10]

Birgitte Andersen

296 11 138 2.23 .920

Champions[edit]Edit

 2000 IIHF World Women Championship Pool B Winners 

Kazakhstan 1st title

Final standings[edit]Edit

Rk. Team Notes
[11]  Kazakhstan Promoted to the 2001 World Championships
[12]   Switzerland
[13] Norway
4. Denmark
5. France
6. Latvia
7. Czech Republic
8. Italy Relegated to the 2003 World Championships Group B Qualification

2001 Qualification Tournament[edit]Edit

First round[edit]Edit

     Teams proceed to Final
     Teams proceed to Match for third place
     Teams sent to Consolation round

Group A[edit]Edit

Standings[edit]Edit

Rk. Team GP W T L GF GA DIF PTS
1. Slovakia 3 3 0 0 39 0 +39 6
2. Belgium 3 2 0 1 11 10 +1 4
3. Hungary 3 1 0 2 6 14 -8 2
4. South Africa 3 0 0 3 3 35 -32 0

Results[edit]Edit

All times local

March 22, 2000

1:00 pm

Slovakia  8 – 0

( 2 - 0 , 2 - 0, 4 - 0 )

Belgium

Attendance: 300

March 22, 2000

6:00 pm

Hungary  4 – 3

( 1 - 0 , 2 - 2 , 1 - 1)

South Africa

Attendance: 850

March 23, 2000

4:00 pm

South Africa 0 – 23

( 0 - 5 , 0 - 8 , 0 - 10 )

 Slovakia

Attendance: 300

March 23, 2000

6:00 pm

Hungary 2 – 3

( 2 - 0 , 0 - 0 , 0 - 3 )

 Belgium

Attendance: 400

March 25, 2000

4:00 pm

Slovakia  8 – 0

( 4 - 0 , 3 - 0 , 1 - 0 )

Hungary

Attendance: 310

March 25, 2000

6:00 pm

Belgium  8 – 0

( 1 - 0 , 4 - 0 , 3 - 0 )

South Africa

Attendance: 400

Group B[edit]Edit

Standings[edit]Edit

Rk. Team GP W T L GF GA DIF PTS
1. North Korea 3 2 1 0 14 5 +9 5
2. Great Britain 3 2 0 1 14 7 +7 4
3. Netherlands 3 1 1 1 6 7 -1 3
4. Australia 3 0 0 3 2 17 -15 0

Results[edit]Edit

All times local

March 22, 2000

4:00 pm

Netherlands  2 – 0

( 0 - 0 , 1 - 0 , 1 - 0 )

Australia

Attendance: 300

March 22, 2000

7:00 pm

Great Britain 2 – 4

( 1 - 1 , 0 - 2 , 1 - 1 )

 North Korea

Attendance: 300

March 23, 2000

1:00 pm

North Korea 2 – 2

( 1 - 1 , 1 - 1 , 0 - 0 )

 Netherlands

Attendance: 300

March 23, 2000

7:00 pm

Great Britain  7 – 1

( 2 - 0 , 1 - 1 , 4 - 0 )

Australia

Attendance: 300

March 25, 2000

1:00 pm

Australia 1 – 8

( 0 - 3 , 1 - 2 , 0 - 3 )

 North Korea

Attendance: 300

March 25, 2000

7:00 pm

Netherlands 2 – 5

( 1 - 2 , 0 - 1 , 1 - 2 )

Great Britain

Attendance: 300

Playoff Round[edit]Edit

Consolation Round 7-8 Place[edit]Edit

March 26, 2000 South Africa 0 – 6

( 0 - 1 , 0 - 2 , 0 - 3 )

 Australia

Consolation Round 5-6 Place[edit]Edit

March 26, 2000 Hungary 0 – 2

( 0 - 1 , 0 - 0 , 0 - 1 )

 Netherlands

Match for third place[edit]Edit

March 26, 2000 Belgium 1 – 8

( 0 - 2 , 0 - 4 , 1 - 2 )

 Great Britain

Final[edit]Edit

March 25, 2000 Slovakia 1 – 3

( 1 - 0 , 0 - 1 , 0 - 2 )

 North Korea

North Korea qualified for the 2001 World Championship Group B.

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