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The 1996 IIHF European Women Championships were held between March 12 - March 29, 1996.

The format remained unchanged from the previous year, with promoted Russia replacing Denmark who were relegated from the 1995 tournament

The Pool A tournament was held in Yaroslavl, Russia, while Pool B took place in Trnava and Piešťany in Slovakia. The tournament was the final European Championship ever to be held, with the IIHF revamping the World Championships to create the multiple divisions that still exist today.

European Championship Group AEdit

1996 IIHF European Women's Championship
Pool A
Tournament details
Host country Flag of Russia Russia
Dates March 23 - March 29
Teams 6
Venue(s) Yaroslavl (in 1 host city)
Tournament statistics
Matches played 15
Goals scored 95 (6.33 per match)
Scoring leader(s) Ekaterina Pashkevich (6+3=9pts)


Teams & FormatEdit

Six teams completed in Pool A, with Russia joining the group after winning the 1995 Pool B tournament. The teams were:

A single round robin was played between the teams, with the top ranked team winning the championship.

Final RoundEdit

StandingsEdit

Rk. Team GP W T L GF GA DIF PTS
1. Flag of Sweden Sweden 54102011+99
2. Flag of Russia Russia 54011715+28
3. Flag of Finland Finland 5302265+216
4. Flag of Norway Norway 52031421-74
5. Flag of Switzerland Switzerland 51041123-122
6. Flag of Germany Germany 5014720-131

ResultsEdit

March 23, 1996 Sweden Flag of Sweden 6 – 3
( 2 - 0, 3 - 1, 2 - 1 )
Flag of Norway Norway Yaroslavl
March 23, 1996 Switzerland Flag of Switzerland 3 – 2
( 1 - 0, 0 - 1, 2 - 1 )
Flag of Germany Germany Yaroslavl
March 23, 1996 Russia Flag of Russia 3 – 2
( 0 - 2, 2 - 0, 1 - 0 )
Flag of Finland Finland Yaroslavl
March 24, 1996 Sweden Flag of Sweden 2 – 2
( 0 - 0, 0 - 1, 2 - 1 )
Flag of Germany Germany Yaroslavl
March 24, 1996 Finland Flag of Finland 7 – 0
( 3 - 0, 1 - 0, 3 - 0 )
Flag of Norway Norway Yaroslavl
March 24, 1996 Russia Flag of Russia 4 – 3
( 1 - 0, 3 - 1, 0 - 2 )
Flag of Switzerland Switzerland Yaroslavl
March 26, 1996 Finland Flag of Finland 8 – 0
( 2 - 0, 3 - 0, 3 - 0 )
Flag of Germany Germany Yaroslavl
March 26, 1996 Sweden Flag of Sweden 6 – 3
( 2 - 1, 0 - 1, 4 - 1 )
Flag of Switzerland Switzerland Yaroslavl
March 26, 1996 Russia Flag of Russia 5 – 4
( 1 - 1, 1 - 2, 3 - 1 )
Flag of Norway Norway Yaroslavl
March 27, 1996 Finland Flag of Finland 8 – 0
( 3 - 0, 2 - 0, 3 - 0 )
Flag of Switzerland Switzerland Yaroslavl
March 27, 1996 Norway Flag of Norway 4 – 1
( 3 - 0, 0 - 0, 1 - 1 )
Flag of Germany Germany Yaroslavl
March 27, 1996 Sweden Flag of Sweden 4 – 2
( 2 - 0, 1 - 1, 1 - 1 )
Flag of Russia Russia Yaroslavl
March 29, 1996 Norway Flag of Norway 3 – 2
( 1 - 1, 1 - 0, 1 - 1 )
Flag of Switzerland Switzerland Yaroslavl
March 29, 1996 Sweden Flag of Sweden 2 – 1
( 1 - 0, 1 - 0, 0 - 1 )
Flag of Finland Finland Yaroslavl
March 29, 1996 Russia Flag of Russia 3 – 2
( 2 - 0, 1 - 2, 0 - 0 )
Flag of Germany Germany Yaroslavl

ChampionsEdit

 1996 IIHF European Women Championship Winners 
Flag of Sweden.png
Sweden
1st title

European Championship Group BEdit

1996 IIHF European Women's Championship
Pool B
Tournament details
Host country Flag of Slovakia Slovakia
Dates March 12 - March 16
Teams 8
Venue(s) Trnava, Piešťany (in 3 host cities)
Tournament statistics
Matches played 16
Goals scored 103 (6.44 per match)
Attendance 13,225
Scoring leader(s) Marion Pepels (5+4=9pts)


Teams & FormatEdit

The eight teams that competed in Pool B were:

Kazakhstan replaced the Ukraine after they withdrew from the competition.

The teams were spilt into two groups of four teams as below. At the end of the group stage, the teams would play the team that finished in the same position in the opposite group in a playoff match, i.e. Winner of Group A played Winner of Group B for the Gold Medal.

First RoundEdit

Group AEdit

StandingsEdit

Rk. Team GP W T L GF GA DIF PTS
1. Flag of Latvia Latvia 3300114+76
2. Flag of Slovakia Slovakia 320197+24
3. Flag of France France 3102912-32
4. Flag of Kazakhstan Kazakhstan 3003511-60

ResultsEdit

March 12, 1996
11:30am
Latvia Flag of Latvia 4 – 2
( 2 - 0, 1 - 2, 1 - 0 )
Flag of Kazakhstan Kazakhstan Trnava
March 12, 1996
6:30pm
Slovakia Flag of Slovakia 6 – 3
( 3 - 1, 1 - 2, 2 - 1 )
Flag of France France Trnava
March 13, 1996
3:00pm
France Flag of France 1 – 4
( 0 - 3, 1 - 1, 0 - 0 )
Flag of Latvia Latvia Trnava
March 13, 1996
6:30pm
Slovakia Flag of Slovakia 2 – 1
( 1 - 1, 0 - 0, 1 - 0 )
Flag of Kazakhstan Kazakhstan Trnava
March 15, 1996
10:00am
Kazakhstan Flag of Kazakhstan 2 – 5
( 0 - 3, 1 - 0, 1 - 2 )
Flag of France France Trnava
March 15, 1996
5:00pm
Latvia Flag of Latvia 3 – 1
( 1 - 0, 1 - 0, 1 - 1 )
Flag of Slovakia Slovakia Trnava

Group BEdit

StandingsEdit

Rk. Team GP W T L GF GA DIF PTS
1. Flag of Denmark Denmark 3300134+96
2. Flag of the Czech Republic Czech Republic 31111410+43
3. Flag of the Netherlands Netherlands 3111128+43
4. Flag of Great Britain United Kingdom 3003219-170

ResultsEdit

March 12, 1996
3:00pm
Czech Republic Flag of the Czech Republic 4 – 4
( 2 - 1, 2 - 2, 0 - 1 )
Flag of the Netherlands Netherlands Trnava
March 12, 1996 Denmark Flag of Denmark 5 – 0
( 0 - 0, 3 - 0, 2 - 0 )
Flag of Great Britain United Kingdom Piešťany
March 13, 1996
2:30pm
Netherlands Flag of the Netherlands 1 – 3
( 1 - 1, 1 - 2, 0 - 1 )
Flag of Denmark Denmark Piešťany
March 13, 1996
5:30pm
Czech Republic Flag of the Czech Republic 7 – 1
( 1 - 0, 0 - 1, 6 - 0 )
Flag of Great Britain United Kingdom Piešťany
March 15, 1996
1:30pm
Denmark Flag of Denmark 5 – 3
( 2 - 0, 2 - 1, 1 - 2 )
Flag of the Czech Republic Czech Republic Trnava
March 15, 1996
4:00pm
United Kingdom Flag of Great Britain 1 – 7
( 1 - 1, 0 - 2, 0 - 4 )
Flag of the Netherlands Netherlands Piešťany

Playoff RoundEdit

Consolation Round 7-8 PlaceEdit

March 16, 1996
11:00am
United Kingdom Flag of Great Britain 4 – 5 AOT
( 2 - 1, 1 - 2, 1 - 1, 0 - 1 )
Flag of Kazakhstan Kazakhstan Trnava

Consolation Round 5-6 PlaceEdit

March 16, 1996
3:00pm
France Flag of France 7 – 3
( 3 - 1, 1 - 0, 3 - 2 )
Flag of the Netherlands Netherlands Piešťany

Match for third placeEdit

March 16, 1996
2:45pm
Czech Republic Flag of the Czech Republic 5 – 2
( 0 - 1, 4 - 1, 1 - 0 )
Flag of Slovakia Slovakia Trnava

FinalEdit

March 16, 1996
6:30pm
Latvia Flag of Latvia 0 – 3
( 0 - 2, 0 - 1, 0 - 0 )
Flag of Denmark Denmark Trnava

Final standingsEdit

Rk. Team Notes
Gold medal icon Flag of Sweden Sweden Qualified for the 1997 World Championships
Silver medal icon Flag of Russia Russia Qualified for the 1997 World Championships
Bronze medal icon Flag of Finland Finland Qualified for the 1997 World Championships
4. Flag of Norway Norway Qualified for the 1997 World Championships
5. Flag of Switzerland Switzerland Qualified for the 1997 World Championships
6. Flag of Germany Germany Qualified for the 1999 World Championships Qualification Tournament
7. Flag of Denmark Denmark Qualified for the 1999 World Championships Qualification Tournament
8. Flag of Latvia Latvia Qualified for the 1999 World Championships Qualification Tournament
9. Flag of the Czech Republic Czech Republic Qualified for the 1999 World Championships Pre-Qualification Tournament
10. Flag of Slovakia Slovakia Qualified for the 1999 World Championships Pre-Qualification Tournament
11. Flag of France France Qualified for the 1999 World Championships Pre-Qualification Tournament
12. Flag of the Netherlands Netherlands Qualified for the 1999 World Championships Pre-Qualification Tournament
13. Flag of Kazakhstan Kazakhstan Qualified for the 2000 World Championships Pool B Qualification Tournament
14. Flag of Great Britain United Kingdom Qualified for the 2000 World Championships Pool B Qualification Tournament

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