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The 2011 IIHF World Women's Championships was held in April 2011 in Switzerland.[1] This was the 13th women's championship run by the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF). TheUnited States were the defending champions.

The Americans defended their title, and captured their third straight gold medal by defeating Canada 3–2 in overtime on a goal by Hilary Knight.[2]

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 [hide*1 Top Division

Top Division[edit]Edit

Preliminary Round[edit]Edit

All times local (CEST/UTC+2)

Group A[edit]Edit

Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA GD PTS
United States 3 3 0 0 0 27 2 +25 9
Sweden 3 2 0 0 1 11 10 +1 6
Russia 3 1 0 0 2 6 21 −15 3
Slovakia 3 0 0 0 3 1 12 −11 0
April 17, 2011

12:00

United States  5 – 0

(0–0, 2–0, 3–0)

Slovakia Hallenstadion

Attendance: 585

April 17, 2011

16:00

Sweden  7 – 1

(3–1, 1–0, 3–0)

Russia Hallenstadion

Attendance: 520

April 18, 2011

12:00

Sweden  3 – 0

(1–0, 1–0, 1–0)

Slovakia Hallenstadion

Attendance: 829

April 18, 2011

16:00

Russia 1 – 13

(0–5, 1–3, 0–5)

 United States Hallenstadion

Attendance: 535

April 20, 2011

14:00

Slovakia 1 – 4

(0–1, 0–0, 1–3)

 Russia Deutweg rink

Attendance: 257

April 20, 2011

20:00

United States  9 – 1

(4–0, 5–0, 0–1)

Sweden Deutweg rink

Attendance: 748

Group B[edit]Edit

Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA GD PTS
Canada 3 3 0 0 0 21 0 +21 9
  Switzerland 3 1 1 0 1 8 14 −6 5
Finland 3 1 0 1 1 6 7 −1 4
Kazakhstan 3 0 0 0 3 4 18 −14 0
April 16, 2011

16:00

Finland  5 – 3

(2–1, 2–0, 1–2)

Kazakhstan Deutweg rink

Attendance: 634

April 16, 2011

20:00

Canada  12 – 0

(3–0, 5–0, 4–0)

  Switzerland Deutweg rink

Attendance: 2,900

April 17, 2011

16:00

Kazakhstan 0 – 7

(0–2, 0–3, 0–2)

 Canada Deutweg rink

Attendance: 411

April 17, 2011

20:00

Finland 1 – 2 OT

(1–0, 0–1, 0–0) ( OT: 0–1 )

  Switzerland Deutweg rink

Attendance: 2,117

April 19, 2011

16:00

Canada  2 – 0

(1–0, 0–0, 1–0)

Finland Deutweg rink

Attendance: 614

April 19, 2011

20:00

Switzerland   6 – 1

(3–0, 1–0, 2–1)

Kazakhstan Deutweg rink

Attendance: 2,436

Relegation series[edit]Edit

Best of three.

All times local (CEST/UTC+2)

April 22, 2011

20:00

Slovakia  1 – 0

(0–0, 0–0, 1–0)

Kazakhstan Deutweg rink

Attendance: 127

April 24, 2011

20:00

Kazakhstan 1 – 2 SO

(1–0, 0–0, 0–1) (OT: 0–0) (SO: 0–1)

 Slovakia Deutweg rink

Attendance: 113

Final round[edit]Edit

Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
B1  Canada 4
A2 Sweden 1 B3 Finland 1
B3  Finland 5 B1 Canada 2
A1  United States 3
A1  United States 5
B2   Switzerland 4 A3 Russia 1 Third place
A3  Russia 5 B3  Finland 3
A3 Russia 2

Quarterfinals[edit]Edit

April 22, 2011

16:00

Sweden 1 – 5

(0–3, 0–1, 1–1)

 Finland Hallenstadion

Attendance: 931

April 22, 2011

20:00

Switzerland   4 – 5 OT

(1–0, 2–0, 1–4) ( OT: 0–1 )

 Russia Hallenstadion

Attendance: 4,123

Semifinals[edit]Edit

April 23, 2011

16:00

Canada  4 – 1

(2–1, 0–0, 2–0)

Finland Hallenstadion

Attendance: 912

April 23, 2011

20:00

United States  5 – 1

(2–1, 2–0, 1–0)

Russia Hallenstadion

Attendance: 821

5th place playoff[edit]Edit

April 24, 2011

16:00

Sweden  3 – 2 SO

(2–2, 0–0, 0–0) (OT: 0–0) (SO: 1–0)

  Switzerland Hallenstadion

Attendance: 2,043

Bronze medal game[edit]Edit

April 25, 2011

16:00

Finland  3 – 2 OT

(2–0, 0–1, 0–1) (OT: 1–0)

Russia Hallenstadion

Attendance: 2,463

Gold medal game[edit]Edit

April 25, 2011

20:00

Canada 2 – 3 OT

(1–1, 0–1, 1–0) ( OT: 0–1 )

 United States Hallenstadion

Attendance: 4,318

Scoring leaders[edit]Edit

List shows the top 10 skaters sorted by points, then goals.

Player GP G A Pts +/− PIM
[1]

Hilary Knight

5 5 9 14 +11 2
[2]

Brianna Decker

5 4 7 11 +10 8
[3]

Michelle Karvinen

6 4 4 8 +2 8
[4]

Erika Holst

5 2 6 8 −2 2
[5]

Meghan Duggan

5 4 3 7 +5 2
[6] Monique Lamoureux-Kolls 3 2 5 7 +3 6
[7]

Julie Chu

5 1 6 7 +6 0
[8]

Kendall Coyne

5 4 2 6 +9 0
[9]

Rebecca Johnston

5 4 2 6 +5 0
[10]

Karoliina Rantamäki

5 4 2 6 +1 4

GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; +/− = Plus/Minus; PIM = Penalties In Minutes

Source: IIHF.com

Leading goaltenders[edit]Edit

Only the top five goaltenders, based on save percentage, who have played 40% of their team's minutes are included in this list.

Player TOI SA GA GAA Sv% SO
[11]

Noora Räty

304:05 233 10 1.97 95.71 0
[12]

Shannon Szabados

127:48 64 3 1.41 95.31 1
[13]

Jessica Vetter

187:48 84 4 1.28 95.24 0
[14]

Zuzana Tomčíková

305:00 250 13 2.56 94.80 1
[15]

Kim Martin

208:28 86 6 1.73 93.02 1

TOI = Time On Ice (minutes:seconds); SA = Shots Against; GA = Goals Against; GAA = Goals Against Average; Sv% = Save Percentage; SO = Shutouts

Source: IIHF.com

Tournament Awards[edit]Edit

Best players of each team

Best players of each team seleceted by the coaches.

Team Players
Canada Meaghan Mikkelson

Hayley Wickenheiser Rebecca Johnston

Finland Noora Räty

Jenni Hiirikoski Karoliina Rantamäki

Kazakhstan Daria Obydennova

Natalya Yakovchuk Lyubov Ibragimova

Russia Tatyana Burina

Iya Gavrilova Yekaterina Smolentseva

  Switzerland Julia Marty

Nicole Bullo Sara Benz

Slovakia Zuzana Tomčíková

Iveta Karafiatova Jana Kapustova

Sweden Erika Holst

Elin Holmlöv Gunilla Andersson

United States Jessica Vetter

Brianna Decker Caitlin Cahow

Division I[edit]Edit

Main article: 2011 Women's World Ice Hockey Championships – Division I

The following teams took part in the Division I tournament which was held in RavensburgGermany, from April 11 to April 16.[1] The winner of the group will be promoted to the Top Division for the 2012 championships, while the last-placed team in the group will be relegated to Division II.

On March 29, 2011 Japan withdrew from the tournament due to the 2011 Japan Earthquake.[3] They will retain their position in 2012's Division I, and the 5th placed team will be relegated.

Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA PTS
Germany 4 4 0 0 0 12 2 12
Norway 4 3 0 0 1 13 7 9
Latvia 4 1 0 0 3 5 7 3
Austria 4 1 0 0 3 6 12 3
China 4 1 0 0 3 8 16 3

Germany is promoted to Top Division for the 2012 IIHF Women's World Championship.  China is relegated to Division II (renamed Division I B).

Division II[edit]Edit

Main article: 2011 Women's World Ice Hockey Championships – Division II

The following teams took part in the Division II tournament which was held in CaenFrance.[1] The winner of the group, Czech Republic is promoted to Division I for the 2012 championships, while the last-placed team in the group, North Korea is relegated to Division III. Prior to the start of the tournament the North Korean national team announced they would withdraw, citing financial reasons. All games against them were counted as a forfeit, with a score of 5–0 for the opposing team.[4]

Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA PTS
Czech Republic 5 5 0 0 0 23 2 15
France 5 4 0 0 1 13 5 12
Denmark 5 3 0 0 2 17 12 9
Italy 5 2 0 0 3 11 9 6
Great Britain 5 1 0 0 4 10 21 3
North Korea 5 0 0 0 5 0 25 0

Czech Republic is promoted to Division I A for the 2012 IIHF Women's World Championship.  North Korea is relegated to Division III (renamed Division II A).

Division III[edit]Edit

Main article: 2011 Women's World Ice Hockey Championships – Division III

The following teams took part in the Division III tournament which was held in NewcastleAustralia. The winner of the group, Netherlands is promoted to Division II for the 2012 championships, while the last-placed team in the group,Belgium is relegated to Division IV.

Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA PTS
Netherlands 5 4 1 0 0 33 4 14
Australia 5 4 0 1 0 22 9 13
Hungary 5 2 1 0 2 27 11 8
Slovenia 5 2 0 1 2 19 16 7
Croatia 5 1 0 0 4 5 29 3
Belgium 5 0 0 0 5 3 40 0

Netherlands is promoted to Division II (renamed I B) for the 2012 IIHF Women's World Championship.  Belgium is relegated to Division IV (renamed II B).

Division IV[edit]Edit

Main article: 2011 Women's World Ice Hockey Championships – Division IV

The following teams took part in the Division IV tournament which was held in ReykjavíkIceland, from March 29 to April 4.

Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA PTS
New Zealand 4 4 0 0 0 20 6 12
South Korea 4 3 0 0 1 15 6 9
Iceland 4 2 0 0 2 10 10 6
Romania 4 1 0 0 3 9 15 3
South Africa 4 0 0 0 4 4 21 0

New Zealand is promoted to Division III (renamed II A) for the 2012 IIHF Women's World Championship.  South Africa should have been relegated to Division V (renamed II B Qualification) but were not.

Division V[edit]Edit

Main article: 2011 Women's World Ice Hockey Championships – Division V

The following teams took part in the Division V tournament which was held in SofiaBulgaria, from March 14 to March 20.

Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA PTS
Poland 4 3 1 0 0 61 4 11
Spain 4 3 0 1 0 32 5 10
Bulgaria 4 2 0 0 2 5 27 6
Turkey 4 1 0 0 3 4 23 3
Ireland 4 0 0 0 4 0 43 0

Poland is promoted to Division IV (renamed II B) for the 2012 IIHF Women's World Championship. In addition, because of some nations not participating,  Spain instead of hosting the Division II B Qualification, effectively were promoted as well[

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