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Qualification for the women's tournament at the 2014 Winter Olympics determined by the IIHF World Ranking following the 2012 IIHF Women's World Championships. The top five teams in the World Ranking received automatic berths into the Olympics, Russia has received an automatic berth as host, and all other teams had an opportunity to qualify for the remaining two spots.[1]

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 [hide*1 Qualified teams

Qualified teams[edit]Edit

Event Date Location Vacancies Qualified
Host 1 Russia
2012 IIHF World Ranking,

comprising the following events: 2009 World Championship 2010 Winter Olympic Games 2011 World Championship 2012 World Championship

4 April 2009–

14 April 2012

[1]

Burlington

5 Canada

United States  Finland   Switzerland  Sweden

Final qualification tournament 7–10 February 2013 [2]

Poprad[2]

1 Japan
Final qualification tournament 7–10 February 2013 [3]

Weiden

1 Germany
TOTAL 8

^Burlington was the site for 2012 World Championship; at the conclusion of the tournament the ranking was finalized with regards to the qualification slots

Direct qualification[edit]Edit

To qualify directly, a nation had to be ranked in the top five following the 2012 IIHF Women's World Championships.[1] The IIHF World Ranking attributes points from 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012 to determine the seeding for the 2014 Olympics.[3]

     Qualified to Olympic Tournament
     Qualified as Hosts
     Did not qualify directly to Olympics
World Ranking Team WC 2012

(100%)

WC 2011

(75%)

OLY 2010

(50%)

WC 2009

(25%)

Total
1 Canada 1200 870 600 290 2960
2 United States 1160 900 580 300 2940
3 Finland 1100 840 560 280 2780
4   Switzerland 1120 780 530 255 2685
5 Sweden 1060 795 550 275 2680
6 Russia 1040 825 520 265 2650
7 Slovakia 1000 765 500 235 2500
8 Germany 1020 720 460 230 2430

Olympic preliminary qualification[edit]Edit

Group G was played 12–14 October in Barcelona, while Group H was played 27–30 September in Jastrzebie-ZdrojDenmark and Slovenia were the expected hosts, being the nations ranked 19th and 20th respectively amongst participating nations.[4] The winners of each tournament advanced to the Olympic Pre-Qualification tournaments in November of the same year.

Group G[edit]Edit

Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA DIF PTS
Denmark 3 3 0 0 0 30 4 +26 9
Hungary 3 2 0 0 1 18 6 +12 6
Spain 3 1 0 0 2 3 14 −11 3
Croatia 3 0 0 0 3 3 30 −27 0

All times are local (UTC+2).

12 October 2012

16:00

Hungary 3–4

(2–1, 0–3, 1–0)

 Denmark Pista de Gel Camp Nou

Attendance: 400

12 October 2012

20:00

Croatia 1–2

(1–2, 0–0, 0–0)

 Spain Pista de Gel Camp Nou

Attendance: 650

13 October 2012

16:00

Croatia 1–8

(0–0, 0–6, 1–2)

 Hungary Pista de Gel Camp Nou

Attendance: 150

13 October 2012

20:00

Denmark  6–0

(2–0, 3–0, 1–0)

Spain Pista de Gel Camp Nou

Attendance: 900

14 October 2012

16:00

Denmark  20–1

(6–0, 5–0, 9–1)

Croatia Pista de Gel Camp Nou

Attendance: 150

14 October 2012

20:00

Spain 1–7

(0–2, 0–0, 1–5)

 Hungary Pista de Gel Camp Nou

Attendance: 850

Group H[edit]Edit

Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA DIF PTS
Netherlands 3 2 1 0 0 14 6 +8 8
Poland 3 1 1 1 0 11 10 +1 6
Slovenia 3 1 0 1 1 5 8 −3 4
South Korea 3 0 0 0 3 4 10 −6 0
     Team advanced to Olympic Pre-Qualification

All times are local (UTC+2).

27 September 2012

16:00

Netherlands  5–2

(1–1, 1–1, 3–1)

South Korea Jastor Arena

Attendance: 100

27 September 2012

19:30

Poland  4–3 GWS

(1–0, 0–1, 2–2) (OT 0–0) (SO: 1–0)

Slovenia Jastor Arena

Attendance: 300

28 September 2012

16:00

Slovenia  2–0

(1–0, 0–0, 1–0)

South Korea Jastor Arena

Attendance: 50

28 September 2012

19:30

Netherlands  5–4 OT

(1–1, 0–1, 3–2) (OT 1–0)

Poland Jastor Arena

Attendance: 300

30 September 2012

13:00

Slovenia 0–4

(0–1, 0–1, 0–2)

 Netherlands Jastor Arena

Attendance: 100

30 September 2012

16:30

South Korea 2–3

(0–1, 0–0, 2–2)

 Poland Jastor Arena

Attendance: 300

Olympic pre-qualification[edit]Edit

The two preliminary round winners joined the nations ranked thirteen to eighteen. Two round robins were played from 8–11 November 2012 in Shanghai and Valmiera.[5] The winners of each group advanced to the final qualification tournaments.

Group E[edit]Edit

Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA DIF PTS
China 3 2 1 0 0 14 5 +9 8
France 3 1 0 2 0 13 8 +5 5
Great Britain 3 1 0 0 2 2 13 −11 3
Netherlands 3 0 1 0 2 7 10 −3 2

All times are local (UTC+8).

8 November 2012

15:00

France  7–0

(1–0, 2–0, 4–0)

Great Britain S.U.S. Sport Complex

Attendance: 147

8 November 2012

19:00

China  5–2

(1–0, 1–1, 3–1)

Netherlands S.U.S. Sport Complex

Attendance: 779

9 November 2012

15:00

France 3–4 GWS

(1–0, 1–2, 1–1) (OT: 0–0) (SO: 0–1)

 Netherlands S.U.S. Sport Complex

Attendance: 137

9 November 2012

19:00

Great Britain 0–5

(0–2, 0–2, 0–1)

 China S.U.S. Sport Complex

Attendance: 363

11 November 2012

15:00

Netherlands 1–2

(0–0, 1–0, 0–2)

 Great Britain S.U.S. Sport Complex

Attendance: 170

11 November 2012

19:00

China  4–3 GWS

(0–3, 2–0, 1–0) (OT: 0–0) (SO: 1–0)

France S.U.S. Sport Complex

Attendance: 467

Group F[edit]Edit

Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA DIF PTS
Denmark 3 3 0 0 0 8 2 +6 9
Austria 3 2 0 0 1 10 3 +7 6
Italy 3 1 0 0 2 4 10 −6 3
Latvia 3 0 0 0 3 3 10 −7 0

All times are local (UTC+2).

8 November 2012

15:30

Austria  7–0

(1–0, 2–0, 4–0)

Italy Vidzeme Olimpic Centre Ice Arena

Attendance: 89

8 November 2012

19:30

Latvia 1–4

(0–1, 0–2, 1–1)

 Denmark Vidzeme Olimpic Centre Ice Arena

Attendance: 368

9 November 2012

15:30

Austria 0–1

(0–0, 0–1, 0-0)

 Denmark Vidzeme Olimpic Centre Ice Arena

Attendance: 76

9 November 2012

19:30

Italy  3–0

(1–0, 2–0, 0–0)

Latvia Vidzeme Olimpic Centre Ice Arena

Attendance: 89

11 November 2012

13:00

Denmark  3–1

(0–1, 3–0, 0–0)

Italy Vidzeme Olimpic Centre Ice Arena

Attendance: 72

11 November 2012

17:00

Latvia 2–3

(0–1, 1–2, 1–0)

 Austria Vidzeme Olimpic Centre Ice Arena

Attendance: 173

Final qualification[edit]Edit

The two pre-qualification winners joined the nations ranked seventh through twelfth, to determine the final two olympic qualifiers. Two round robins were played from 7–10 February 2013 in Poprad [2] and Weiden. The winners of each group qualified for the olympics.

Group C[edit]Edit

Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA DIF PTS
Japan 3 2 0 1 0 9 4 +5 7
Denmark 3 1 1 0 1 4 7 −3 5
Norway 3 1 0 1 1 9 9 0 4
Slovakia 3 0 1 0 2 5 7 −2 2

All times are local (UTC+1).

7 February 2013

14:00

Norway 3–4

(1–0, 2–1, 0–3)

 Japan Poprad Ice Stadium

Attendance: 314

7 February 2013

18:00

Slovakia 1–2

(1–2, 0–0, 0–0)

 Denmark Poprad Ice Stadium

Attendance: 981

8 February 2013

14:00

Norway 1–2 GWS

(0–0, 1–0, 0–1) (OT 0–0) (SO: 0–1)

 Denmark Poprad Ice Stadium

Attendance: 367

8 February 2013

18:00

Japan 0–1 GWS

(0–0, 0–0, 0–0) (OT 0–0) (SO: 0–1)

 Slovakia Poprad Ice Stadium

Attendance: 1,183

10 February 2013

14:00

Denmark 0–5

(0–2, 0–2, 0–1)

 Japan Poprad Ice Stadium

Attendance: 315

10 February 2013

18:00

Slovakia 3–5

(0–3, 3–1, 0–1)

 Norway Poprad Ice Stadium

Attendance: 943

Group D[edit]Edit

Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA DIF PTS
Germany 3 3 0 0 0 11 2 +9 9
Czech Republic 3 1 1 0 1 9 6 +3 5
China 3 1 0 1 1 5 7 −2 4
Kazakhstan 3 0 0 0 3 2 12 −10 0

All times are local (UTC+1).

7 February 2013

16:00

Kazakhstan 1–5

(0–3, 1–1, 0–1)

 Czech Republic Weiden Arena

Attendance: 300

7 February 2013

19:30

Germany  3–1

(1–0, 0–1, 2–0)

China Weiden Arena

Attendance: 485

8 February 2013

16:00

Kazakhstan 1–2

(0–0, 1–2, 0–0)

 China Weiden Arena

Attendance: 215

8 February 2013

19:30

Czech Republic 1–3

(1–1, 0–2, 0–0)

 Germany Weiden Arena

Attendance: 1,104

10 February 2013

14:00

China 2–3 GWS

(0–1, 0–0, 2–1) (OT 0–0) (SO: 0–1)

 Czech Republic Weiden Arena

Attendance: 175

10 February 2013

17:30

Germany  5–0

(1–0, 2–0, 2–0)

Kazakhstan Weiden Arena

Attendance: 750

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