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The 2012 IIHF World Women's Championships was the 15th such event hosted by the International Ice Hockey Federation. The competition also served as qualifications for the 2013 competition, and the 2014 Olympics.

Canada won their tenth title by defeating the United States 5–4 in overtimeCaroline Ouellette scored the decisive goal.[1] The Swiss team, by finishing third, captured their first ever Women's World Championship medal.[2]

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 [hide*1 Top Division

Top Division[edit]Edit

The Top Division was contested between eight teams from April 7 to April 14, 2012. The event was hosted by USA Hockey in Burlington, Vermont. A new format was used where the top four ranked teams were placed in Group A and were automatically qualified for the final round, and played in the preliminary round was only used to determine seeding for the next round. The top two teams received a bye into the semifinals. Meanwhile, the next four teams played the preliminary round in Group B. The top two teams from Group B joined the others for the final round, while the bottom two team played a best-of-three series, with the loser being relegated next year.[3]

Group A

Group B

Rosters[edit]Edit

For more details on this topic, see 2012 IIHF Women's World Championship rosters.

Each teams roster for the 2012 IIHF Women's World Championship consisted of at least 15 skaters (forwards, and defencemen) and 2 goaltenders, and at most 20 skaters and 3 goaltenders. All eight participating nations, through the confirmation of their respective national associations, had to submit a roster by the first IIHF directorate meeting on 6 April 2012.[4]

Preliminary round[edit]Edit

Legend
Advanced to the Semifinals
Advanced to the Quarterfinals
Advanced to the Relegation Round

Group A[edit]Edit

Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA DIF PTS
United States 3 3 0 0 0 29 2 +27 9
Canada 3 2 0 0 1 19 12 +7 6
Finland 3 1 0 0 2 7 18 −11 3
Russia 3 0 0 0 3 5 28 −23 0

All times are local (UTC−4).

7 April 2012

15:00

Finland  5–4

(0–2, 2–0, 3–2)

Russia Gutterson FieldhouseVermont

Attendance: 1,494

7 April 2012

19:00

United States  9–2

(5–0, 1–2, 2–0)

Canada Gutterson FieldhouseVermont

Attendance: 3,970

8 April 2012

15:00

Canada  3–2

(1–0, 1–1, 1–1)

Finland Gutterson FieldhouseVermont

Attendance: 1,499

8 April 2012

19:00

United States  9–0

(2–0, 2–0, 5–0)

Russia Gutterson FieldhouseVermont

Attendance: 2,242

10 April 2012

15:00

Canada  14–1

(6–0, 5–0, 3–1)

Russia Gutterson FieldhouseVermont

Attendance: 643

10 April 2012

19:00

Finland 0–11

(0–2, 0–6, 0–3)

 United States Gutterson FieldhouseVermont

Attendance: 2,356

Group B[edit]Edit

Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA DIF PTS
  Switzerland 3 2 0 0 1 7 6 +1 6
Sweden 3 1 1 0 1 9 5 +4 5
Germany 3 1 0 1 1 6 8 −2 4
Slovakia 3 1 0 0 2 6 9 −3 3

All times are local (UTC−4).

7 April 2012

13:00

Slovakia 1–5

(0–1, 1–1, 0–3)

 Sweden Cairns ArenaVermont

Attendance: 243

7 April 2012

17:00

Switzerland   2–3

(1–1, 1–2, 0–0)

 Germany Cairns ArenaVermont

Attendance: 277

8 April 2012

13:00

Sweden  2–1 OT

(0–0, 0–0, 1–1) (OT: 1–0)

Germany Cairns ArenaVermont

Attendance: 342

8 April 2012

17:00

Switzerland   2–1

(1–0, 0–1, 1–0)

Slovakia Cairns ArenaVermont

Attendance: 200

10 April 2012

13:00

Sweden 2–3

(1–1, 0–0, 1–2)

  Switzerland Cairns ArenaVermont

Attendance: 325

10 April 2012

17:00

Germany 2–4

(0–1, 1–2, 1–1)

 Slovakia Cairns ArenaVermont

Attendance: 237

Relegation series[edit]Edit

Best of three.

All times are local (UTC−4).

11 April 2012

17:00

Germany  2–1 GWS

(0–1, 1–0, 0–0) (OT: 0–0) (SO: 1–0)

Slovakia Cairns ArenaVermont

Attendance: 174

13 April 2012

13:00

Slovakia 1–3

(0–1, 0–1, 1–1)

 Germany Cairns ArenaVermont

Attendance: 187

  • The third game of the relegation series was cancelled because Germany won both meetings and Slovakia is therefore relegated.

Final round[edit]Edit

Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
A1  United States 10
A4 Russia 2 B1   Switzerland 0
B1   Switzerland 5 A1 United States 4
A2  Canada 5
A2  Canada 5
A3  Finland 2 A3 Finland 1 Third place
B2 Sweden 1 A3 Finland 2
B1   Switzerland 6

All times are local (UTC−4).

Quarterfinals[edit]Edit

11 April 2012

15:00

Russia 2–5

(1–2, 1–3, 0–0)

  Switzerland Gutterson FieldhouseVermont

Attendance: 1,340

11 April 2012

19:00

Finland  2–1

(2–0, 0–0, 0–1)

Sweden Gutterson FieldhouseVermont

Attendance: 1,633

Semifinals[edit]Edit

13 April 2012

15:00

Canada  5–1

(2–0, 1–1, 2–0)

Finland Gutterson FieldhouseVermont

Attendance: 1,750

13 April 2012

19:00

United States  10–0

(3–0, 3–0, 4–0)

  Switzerland Gutterson FieldhouseVermont

Attendance: 2,211

Fifth place game[edit]Edit

13 April 2012

17:00

Russia 1–2 OT

(0–1, 0–0, 1–0) (OT: 0–1)

 Sweden Cairns ArenaVermont

Attendance: 261

Bronze medal game[edit]Edit

14 April 2012

15:00

Switzerland   6–2

(2–2, 1–0, 3–0)

Finland Gutterson FieldhouseVermont

Attendance: 2,400

Gold medal game[edit]Edit

14 April 2012

19:00

United States 4–5 OT

(1–1, 2–2, 1–1) (OT: 0–1)

 Canada Gutterson FieldhouseVermont

Attendance: 4,007

Ranking and statistics[edit]Edit

Final standings[edit]Edit

[1] Canada
[2] United States
[3]   Switzerland
4 Finland
5 Sweden
6 Russia
7 Germany
8 Slovakia

Scoring leaders[edit]Edit

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

Player GP G A Pts +/− PIM
[4]

Monique Lamoureux-Kolls

5 7 7 14 +9 6
[5]

Kelli Stack

5 5 8 13 +6 2
[6]

Brianna Decker

5 4 6 10 +13 6
[7]

Amanda Kessel

5 3 7 10 +9 0
[8]

Hayley Wickenheiser

5 3 7 10 +4 4
[9]

Kendall Coyne

5 4 5 9 +10 0
[10]

Jocelyne Lamoureux

5 4 5 9 +7 8
[11]

Caroline Ouellette

5 4 5 9 +6 6
[12]

Jayna Hefford

5 3 6 9 +7 4
[13]

Gigi Marvin

5 3 6 9 +4 2

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
[14]

Sara Grahn

120:01 54 3 1.50 94.44 0
[15]

Florence Schelling

228:23 183 14 3.68 92.35 0
[16]

Zuzana Tomčíková

304:43 177 14 2.76 92.09 0
[17]

Kim Martin

179:48 60 5 1.67 91.67 0
[18]

Viona Harrer

185:00 82 7 2.27 91.46 0

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

Division I[edit]Edit

Main article: 2012 IIHF Women's World Championship Division I

The Division I competition is being held in two groups. Group A games will be played from March 25 to March 31, 2012 in VentspilsLatvia and Group B will be played from April 9 to April 15, 2012 in HullEngland,Great Britain.

Group A

Group B

Division II[edit]Edit

Main article: 2012 IIHF Women's World Championship Division II

The Division II competition is being held in two groups. Group A games will be played from March 25 to 31, 2012 in Slovenia and Group B will be played from March 10 to 16, 2012 in SeoulSouth Korea.

Group A

Group B

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