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The 2008 Women's World Ice Hockey Championships were held from April 4 to April 13, 2008, in HarbinPeople's Republic of China.

It was the 11th event, and was run by the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF).

Promotions and relegations reflect the results of the 2007 Women's World Ice Hockey Championships.

For the eleventh straight tournament, Canada met the United States in the gold-medal match and, for only the second time out of 11, the American team defeated the Canadians for the gold medal. This tournament was the only IIHF Women's tournament in which the host nation (in this case, China) failed to medal.

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 [hide*1 Top Division

Top Division[edit]Edit

Preliminary round[edit]Edit

Group A[edit]Edit

Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA PTS
Canada 2 2 0 0 0 19 1 6
Russia 2 1 0 0 1 6 11 3
China 2 0 0 0 2 3 16 0

All times local (GMT+8).

April 4, 2008

15:00

Russia 1 – 8

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

 Canada Hongbo Arena

Attendance: 1232

April 5, 2008

15:00

China 3 – 5

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

 Russia Hongbo Arena

Attendance: 2009

April 6, 2008

15:00

Canada  11 – 0

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

China Hongbo Arena

Attendance: 1892

Group B[edit]Edit

Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA PTS
United States 2 2 0 0 0 15 2 6
  Switzerland 2 1 0 0 1 4 7 3
Germany 2 0 0 0 2 1 11 0

All times local (GMT+8).

April 4, 2008

19:00

Germany 1 – 8

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

 United States Hongbo Arena

Attendance: 1390

April 5, 2008

19:00

Switzerland   3 – 0

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

Germany Hongbo Arena

Attendance: 887

April 6, 2008

19:00

United States  7 – 1

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

  Switzerland Hongbo Arena

Attendance: 845

Group C[edit]Edit

Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA PTS
Finland 2 1 1 0 0 9 3 5
Sweden 2 1 0 1 0 7 3 4
Japan 2 0 0 0 2 1 11 0

All times local (GMT+8).

April 4, 2008

19:00

Japan 0 – 5

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

 Sweden Baqu Arena

Attendance: 1543

April 5, 2008

19:00

Finland  6 – 1

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

Japan Baqu Arena

Attendance: 896

April 6, 2008

19:00

Sweden 2 – 3

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

 Finland Baqu Arena

Attendance: 866

Qualifying round[edit]Edit

Group D (1-3 Place)[edit]Edit

Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA PTS
United States 2 1 0 1 0 4 3 4
Canada 2 1 0 0 1 6 6 3
Finland 2 0 1 0 1 3 4 2

All times local (GMT+8).

April 8, 2008

12:00

United States 0 – 1

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

 Finland Hongbo Arena

Attendance: 804

April 9, 2008

12:00

Finland 2 – 4

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

 Canada Hongbo Arena

Attendance: 963

April 10, 2008

12:00

Canada 2 – 4

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

 United States Hongbo Arena

Attendance: 1096

Group E (4-6 Place)[edit]Edit

Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA PTS
  Switzerland 2 1 1 0 0 6 4 5
Sweden 2 1 0 1 0 6 5 4
Russia 2 0 0 0 2 2 5 0

All times local (GMT+8).

April 8, 2008

15:30

Switzerland   4 – 3

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

Sweden Hongbo Arena

Attendance: 812

April 9, 2008

15:30

Sweden  3 – 1

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

Russia Hongbo Arena

Attendance: 804

April 10, 2008

15:30

Russia 1 – 2

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

  Switzerland Hongbo Arena

Attendance: 884

Consolation round[edit]Edit

Group F (7-9 Place)[edit]Edit

Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA PTS
Japan 2 1 0 0 1 4 3 3
China 2 1 0 0 1 5 5 3
Germany 2 1 0 0 1 4 5 3

All times local (GMT+8).

April 8, 2008

19:00

Germany  2 – 1

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

Japan Hongbo Arena

Attendance: 833

April 9, 2008

19:00

Japan  3 – 1

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

China Hongbo Arena

Attendance: 2146

April 10, 2008

19:00

China  4 – 2

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

Germany Hongbo Arena

Attendance: 1984

 Germany is relegated to Division I for the 2009 Women's World Ice Hockey Championships.

Final round[edit]Edit

Match for third place[edit]Edit

All times local (GMT+8).

April 12, 2008

15:30

Finland  4 – 1

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

  Switzerland Hongbo Arena

Attendance: 1024

Final[edit]Edit

All times local (GMT+8).

April 12, 2008

19:00

United States  4 – 3

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

Canada Hongbo Arena

Division I[edit]Edit

The following teams took part of the Division I tournament, which was played in VentspilsLatvia, at Ventspils OC Ice Hall from March 10 through March 16, 2008.

Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA PTS
Kazakhstan 5 4 0 0 1 14 8 12
Slovakia 5 3 1 0 1 14 11 11
Czech Republic 5 2 1 0 2 12 11 8
France 5 2 0 0 3 7 12 6
Norway 5 1 0 1 3 11 13 4
Latvia 5 1 0 1 3 9 12 4

 Kazakhstan is promoted to the main tournament and  Latvia is relegated to Division II for the 2009 Women's World Ice Hockey Championships.[1]

10 March 2008 Czech Republic 3-1 France
10 March 2008 Slovakia 1-5 Kazakhstan
10 March 2008 Norway 3-1 Latvia
11 March 2008 France 1-5 Slovakia
11 March 2008 Kazakhstan 3-2 Norway
11 March 2008 Latvia 3-4 Czech Republic
13 March 2008 Slovakia 3-2 Norway
13 March 2008 Kazakhstan 3-1 Czech Republic
13 March 2008 Latvia 0-1 France
14 March 2008 Norway 2-3 (OT) Czech Republic
14 March 2008 France 1-2 Kazakhstan
14 March 2008 Latvia 2-3 (OT) Slovakia
16 March 2008 Czech Republic 1-2 Slovakia
16 March 2008 France 3-2 Norway
16 March 2008 Kazakhstan 1-3 Latvia

Division II[edit]Edit

The following teams took part in the Division II tournament, held in VierumäkiFinland, at Vierumäki Ice Rink from March 25 to March 30, 2008.
Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA PTS
Austria 5 5 0 0 0 22 10 15
Denmark 5 4 0 0 1 25 7 12
North Korea 5 3 0 0 2 21 10 9
Italy 5 1 1 0 3 15 17 5
Netherlands 5 1 0 1 3 10 15 4
Australia 5 0 0 0 5 5 39 0

 Austria is promoted to Division I and  Australia is relegated to Division III for the 2009 Women's World Ice Hockey Championships.

25 March 2008 North Korea 1-5 Denmark
25 March 2008 Australia 2-6 Austria
25 March 2008 Italy 3-2 (OT) Netherlands
26 March 2008 Denmark 2-3 Austria
26 March 2008 Netherlands 6-2 Australia
26 March 2008 Italy 1-6 North Korea
27 March 2008 Denmark 3-0 Netherlands
27 March 2008 Italy 5-0 Australia
27 March 2008 North Korea 0-4 Austria
29 March 2008 Netherlands 0-4 North Korea
29 March 2008 Austria 6-4 Italy
29 March 2008 Australia 1-12 Denmark
30 March 2008 Austria 3-2 Netherlands
30 March 2008 North Korea 10-0 Australia
30 March 2008 Denmark 3-2 Italy

Division III[edit]Edit

The following teams took part in the Division III tournament, held in MiskolcHungary, from April 6 to April 12, 2008.
Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA PTS
Great Britain 5 4 1 0 0 29 7 14
Slovenia 5 4 0 1 0 27 6 13
Croatia 5 2 0 1 2 12 20 7
Belgium 5 2 0 0 3 12 16 6
Hungary 5 1 0 0 4 4 20 3
South Korea 5 0 1 0 4 7 22 2

 Great Britain is promoted to Division II and  South Korea is relegated to Division IV for the 2009 Women's World Ice Hockey Championships.

06 April 2008 Great Britain 6-0 South Korea
06 April 2008 Belgium 2-5 Slovenia
06 April 2008 Croatia 2-1 Hungary
07 April 2008 Great Britain 4-1 Belgium
07 April 2008 South Korea 3-2 (OT) Croatia
07 April 2008 Slovenia 5-0 Hungary
09 April 2008 Slovenia 8-0 South Korea
09 April 2008 Great Britain 8-4 Croatia
09 April 2008 Belgium 4-1 Hungary
11 April 2008 Croatia 1-7 Slovenia
11 April 2008 South Korea 3-4 Belgium
11 April 2008 Hungary 0-8 Great Britain
12 April 2008 Belgium 1-3 Croatia
12 April 2008 Slovenia 2-3 (OT) Great Britain
12 April 2008 Hungary 2-1 South Korea

Division IV[edit]Edit

The following teams took part in the Division IV tournament, held in Miercurea-CiucRomania, at Vakar Lajos Icerink from March 23 to March 29, 2008.
Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA PTS
Iceland 5 5 0 0 0 30 5 15
New Zealand 5 4 0 0 1 37 9 12
Romania 5 2 0 1 2 25 16 7
Estonia 5 2 0 0 3 11 17 6
South Africa 5 1 1 0 3 15 24 5
Turkey 5 0 0 0 5 3 50 0

 Iceland is promoted to Division III for the 2009 Women's World Ice Hockey Championships.[2]

23 March 2008 New Zealand 9-1 South Africa
23 March 2008 Turkey 1-8 Estonia
23 March 2008 Romania 3-4 Iceland
24 March 2008 South Africa 1-2 Estonia
24 March 2008 Iceland 9-0 Turkey
24 March 2008 Romania 2-7 New Zealand
26 March 2008 South Africa 1-9 Iceland
26 March 2008 Romania 9-1 Turkey
26 March 2008 New Zealand 4-1 Estonia
27 March 2008 Iceland 5-1 New Zealand
27 March 2008 Turkey 1-8 South Africa
27 March 2008 Estonia 0-8 Romania
29 March 2008 Estonia 0-3 Iceland
29 March 2008 New Zealand 16-0 Turkey
29 March 2008 South Africa 4-3 (OT) Romania

Awards and honors[edit]Edit

Directorate awards[edit]Edit

All-Star team[edit]Edit

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