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The 2009 IIHF World Women's Championships was held in HämeenlinnaFinland, between April 4 and April 12, 2009.[1] This was the 12th women's championship run by the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF). The defending champions United States defeated Canada 4–1 in the final match to win the gold medal and retain their top standing another year.

This was the last world championships with nine teams in the Top Division. Two teams—Japan and China—were relegated to Division I, replaced by only one—Slovakia—promoted from there. Division I also relegated two, Czech Republic and France, while receiving only one team through promotion, Latvia, along with the two from the top division. Division II only relegated one team, the Netherlands, but did not receive any promoted teams from the lower divisions. Those lower divisions were canceled for the 2009 cycle, with the lowest seeded team in each to be dropped down one division. The final result was that the Top Division will be reduced in size by one team for 2011, while the lowest division (Division V) will increase by one team.[2]

ContentsEdit

 [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
United States 2 2 0 0 0 16 0 6
Russia 2 1 0 0 1 3 9 3
Japan 2 0 0 0 2 1 11 0

All times are local (UTC+3).

April 4, 2009

17:00

Japan 0 – 8

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

 United States Arena 2Hämeenlinna

Attendance: 347

April 5, 2009

15:00

Russia  3 – 1

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

Japan Arena 1Hämeenlinna
April 6, 2009

12:00

United States  8 – 0

( 1 - 0, 5 - 0, 2 - 0 )

Russia Arena 1Hämeenlinna

Attendance: 1629

Group B[edit]Edit

Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA PTS
Canada 2 2 0 0 0 20 1 6
Sweden 2 1 0 0 1 6 8 3
China 2 0 0 0 2 2 19 0

All times are local (UTC+3).

April 4, 2009

15:00

China 1 – 13

( 1 - 5, 0 - 4, 0 - 4 )

 Canada Arena 1Hämeenlinna

Attendance: 625

April 5, 2009

19:00

Sweden  6 – 1

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

China Arena 1Hämeenlinna

Attendance: 1,737

April 6, 2009

15:30

Canada  7 – 0

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

Sweden Arena 1Hämeenlinna

Attendance: 1403

Group C[edit]Edit

Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA PTS
Finland 2 2 0 0 0 13 3 6
Kazakhstan 2 0 1 0 1 2 8 2
  Switzerland 2 0 0 1 1 4 8 1

All times are local (UTC+3).

April 4, 2009

19:00

Kazakhstan 0 – 7

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

 Finland Arena 1Hämeenlinna

Attendance: 3,241

April 5, 2009

17:00

Switzerland   1 – 2 (SO)

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

 Kazakhstan Arena 2Hämeenlinna

Attendance: 215

April 6, 2009

19:00

Finland  6 – 3

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

  Switzerland Arena 1Hämeenlinna

Attendance: 3201

Qualifying round[edit]Edit

Group D (1st–3rd place)[edit]Edit

Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA PTS
Canada 2 2 0 0 0 10 1 6
United States 2 1 0 0 1 8 2 3
Finland 2 0 0 0 2 0 15 0

All times are local (UTC+3).

April 8, 2009

19:00

Canada  8 – 0

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

Finland Arena 1Hämeenlinna

Attendance: 2032

April 9, 2009

19:00

Finland 0 – 7

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

 United States Arena 1Hämeenlinna

Attendance: 2038

April 10, 2009

19:00

United States 1 – 2

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

 Canada Arena 1Hämeenlinna

United States and  Canada advance to the final.  Finland plays in the bronze medal game.

Group E (4th–6th place)[edit]Edit

Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA PTS
Sweden 2 2 0 0 0 17 0 6
Russia 2 1 0 0 1 9 10 3
Kazakhstan 2 0 0 0 2 2 18 0

Sweden advances to the bronze medal game.

All times are local (UTC+3).

April 8, 2009

15:00

Sweden  9 – 0

( 2 - 0, 3 - 0, 4 - 0 )

Kazakhstan Arena 1Hämeenlinna

Attendance: 2058

April 9, 2009

15:00

Kazakhstan 2 – 9

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

 Russia Arena 1Hämeenlinna

Attendance: 374

April 10, 2009

15:00

Russia 0 – 8

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

 Sweden Arena 1Hämeenlinna

Attendance: 425

Consolation round[edit]Edit

Group F (7th–9th place)[edit]Edit

Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA PTS
  Switzerland 2 1 1 0 0 8 6 5
Japan 2 1 0 0 1 4 4 3
China 2 0 0 1 1 5 7 1

China and  Japan are relegated to Division I for the 2011 Women's World Ice Hockey Championships.

All times are local (UTC+3).

April 8, 2009

17:00

China 4 – 5 (SO)

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

  Switzerland Arena 2Hämeenlinna

Attendance: 379

April 9, 2009

17:00

Switzerland   3 – 2

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

Japan Arena 2Hämeenlinna

Attendance: 247

April 10, 2009

17:00

Japan  2 – 1

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

China Arena 2Hämeenlinna

Attendance: 256

Final round[edit]Edit

Match for third place[edit]Edit

All times are local (UTC+3).

April 12, 2009

15:00

Finland  4 – 1

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

Sweden Arena 1Hämeenlinna

Attendance: 3027

Final[edit]Edit

All times are local (UTC+3).

April 12, 2009

19:00

United States  4 – 1

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

Canada Arena 1Hämeenlinna

Attendance: 3046

Division I[edit]Edit

The following teams took part in the Division I tournament which was held in GrazAustria, from April 4 to April 10, 2009.[1] The winner of the group gets promoted to the Top Division for the 2011 championships, while the two bottom teams in the group are relegated to Division II.

Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA GDF PTS
Slovakia 5 4 0 0 1 22 14 +8 12
Germany 5 4 0 0 1 20 13 +7 12
Norway 5 2 1 0 2 18 18 0 8
Austria 5 2 0 1 2 16 16 0 7
Czech Republic 5 2 0 0 3 17 18 −1 6
France 5 0 0 0 5 10 24 −14 0

Slovakia is promoted to the Top Division for the 2011 Women's World Ice Hockey Championships, winning the head-to-head tie-breaker over  Germany.  Czech Republic and  France are relegated to Division II.

04 April 2009 Slovakia 9-4 Norway
04 April 2009 Germany 5-3 France
04 April 2009 Czech Republic 1-4 Austria
06 April 2009 Germany 4-3 Norway
06 April 2009 Slovakia 1-5 Czech Republic
06 April 2009 Austria 5-2 France
07 April 2009 Czech Republic 2-4 Germany
07 April 2009 France 0-4 Norway
07 April 2009 Slovakia 5-3 Austria
09 April 2009 Czech Republic 5-4 France
09 April 2009 Germany 1-2 Slovakia
09 April 2009 Norway 2-1 (OT) Austria
10 April 2009 France 1-5 Slovakia
10 April 2009 Norway 5-4 Czech Republic
10 April 2009 Austria 3-6 Germany

Directorate awards[edit]Edit

[3]

Division II[edit]Edit

The following teams took part in the Division II tournament which was held in Torre PelliceItaly, from April 12 to April 18, 2009.[1] The winner of the group gets promoted to Division I for the 2011 championships, while the last-placed team in the group are relegated to Division III.

Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA GD PTS
Latvia 5 5 0 0 0 25 4 21 15
North Korea 5 3 1 0 1 15 13 2 11
Great Britain 5 3 0 0 2 11 11 0 9
Italy 5 1 1 0 3 15 18 -3 5
Denmark 5 0 1 2 2 10 17 -7 4
Netherlands 5 0 0 1 4 4 17 -13 1

Latvia is promoted to the Division I for the 2011 Women's World Ice Hockey Championships.  Netherlands is relegated to Division III.  Denmark was to have been relegated but since Division II was not played, no one was promoted to take their place.

12 April 2009 North Korea 1-6 Latvia
12 April 2009 Denmark 2-1 (OT) Netherlands
12 April 2009 Great Britain 5-3 Italy
13 April 2009 Denmark 3-4 (OT) North Korea
13 April 2009 Netherlands 0-2 Great Britain
13 April 2009 Latvia 5-1 Italy
15 April 2009 Latvia 5-0 Netherlands
15 April 2009 Denmark 1-3 Great Britain
15 April 2009 North Korea 4-2 Italy
16 April 2009 Netherlands 1-2 North Korea
16 April 2009 Great Britain 0-3 Latvia
16 April 2009 Italy 3-2 (OT) Denmark
18 April 2009 North Korea 4-1 Great Britain
18 April 2009 Latvia 6-2 Denmark
18 April 2009 Italy 6-2 Netherlands

Division III, Division IV and Division V[edit]Edit

The Division III, Division IV and Division V did not play this year. The respective tournaments were cancelled. The reasons seem to be multiple.[4] No country wanted to assume the financial costs of the tournaments. The tournaments will be scheduled for 2011. It has the effect the following changes:

  • Iceland is not promoted to the Division III, but rest in the Division IV.
  • Turkey is not promoted to the Division IV, but rest in the new division V.
  • For the next tournament of 2011, the division V will consist of Turkey, Poland, Bulgaria, Spain and Ireland.
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