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The IIHF Women's World Hockey Championship is the premier international tournament in Women's ice hockey. It is governed by the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF).

The official world competition was first held in 1990.[1] In 1995 and 1996, in lieu of the world championship, the IIHF Women's Pacific Rim Championship or European Championships were held. As part of an effort to improve competition, the IIHF decided to hold Women's Championships in Olympic years, starting in 2014, but not at the top level.[2]

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 [hide*1 Tournaments

Tournaments[edit]Edit

Year Host city Final Third place match
Champion Score Second place Third place Score Fourth place
1990 [1]

Ottawa

Canada

5–2

United States

Finland

6–3

Sweden

1992 [2]

Tampere

Canada

8–0

United States

Finland

5–4

Sweden

1994 [3]

Lake Placid

Canada

6–3

United States

Finland

8–1

China

1997 [4]

Kitchener

Canada

4–3

(OT)

United States

Finland

3–0

China

1999 [5]

Espoo & Vantaa

Canada

3–1

United States

Finland

8–2

Sweden

2000 [6]

Mississauga

Canada

3–2

(OT)

United States

Finland

7–1

Sweden

2001 [7]

Minneapolis

Canada

3–2

United States

Russia

2–1

Finland

2003 [8]

Beijing

Cancelled due to SARS outbreak in China
2004 [9]

Halifax & Dartmouth

Canada

2–0

United States

Finland

3–2

Sweden

2005 [10]

Linköping & Norrköping

United States

1–0

(SO)

Canada

Sweden

5–2

Finland

2007 [11]

Winnipeg & Selkirk

Canada

5–1

United States

Sweden

1–0

Finland

2008 [12]

Harbin

United States

4–3

Canada

Finland

4–1

Switzerland

2009 [13]

Hämeenlinna

United States

4–1

Canada

Finland

4–1

Sweden

2011 [14]

Zürich & Winterthur

United States

3–2

(OT)

Canada

Finland

3–2

(OT)

Russia

2012 [15]

Burlington

Canada

5–4

(OT)

United States

Switzerland

6–2

Finland

2013 [16]

Ottawa

United States

3–2

Canada

Russia

2–0

Finland

2015 [17]

Malmö

2016 [18] TBA
2017 [19] TBA
2019 [20] TBA
2020 [21] TBA

Participation and medals[edit]Edit

Nation Games First Last Gold Silver Bronze Total Best finish (first/last)
Canada 15 1990 2013 10 5 0 15 1st (1990/2012)
United States 15 1990 2013 5 10 0 15 1st (2005/2013)
Finland 15 1990 2013 0 0 10 10 3rd (1990/2011)
Sweden 15 1990 2013 0 0 2 2 3rd (2005/2007)
Russia 12 1997 2013 0 0 2 2 3rd (2001/2013)
  Switzerland 12 1990 2013 0 0 1 1 3rd (2012)
China 11 1992 2009 0 0 0 0 4th (1994/1997)
Germany 11 1990 2013 0 0 0 0 5th (2001/2013)
Norway 4 1990 1997 0 0 0 0 6th (1990/1994)
Kazakhstan 4 2001 2011 0 0 0 0 6th (2009)
Japan 5 1990 2009 0 0 0 0 7th (2008)
Slovakia 2 2011 2012 0 0 0 0 7th (2011)
Denmark 1 1992 1992 0 0 0 0 7th (1992)
Czech Republic 1 2013 2013 0 0 0 0 8th (2013)

Awards[edit]Edit

Main articleList of IIHF Women's World Championship Directorate award winners

At most IIHF events, the tournament directorate awards the best forward, best defenceman, best goaltender and most valuable player of each tournament. at the women's event, these awards have been handed out in some combination since the first tournament, with the exception of 1997, and the cancelled tournament in 2003.

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