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97 WomensWorld
1997 IIHF World Women's Championship
Tournament details
Host nation Flag of Canada.svg Canada
Dates March 31 - April 6
Teams 8
Venue(s) Brantford, Brampton, Hamilton, Kitchener, London, Mississauga, North York (in 7 host cities)
Champions Flag of Canada.svg Canada (4 titles)
Tournament statistics
Games played 20
Goals scored 129  (6.45 per game)
Scoring leader(s) Flag of Finland Riikka Nieminen

The 1997 IIHF World Women Championships was held March 31-April 6, 1997 in seven Canadian cities all in the Province of Ontario. Team Canada won their 4th consecutive gold medal at the World Championships defeating the United States in a repeat of the previous three finals, however this time the United States took Canada in the closest final so far, losing in overtime. Finland picked up their fourth consecutive bronze medal, with a win over China who made the Semi-Final for the second consecutive year.

Qualification TournamentEdit

The following teams participated in the championship. Qualification was the top three from the 1996 Pacific Qualification Tournament, and the top five from the 1996 European Championship.

  • Flag of Canada Canada - Qualified as 1st in 1996 Pacific Qualification Tournament
  • Flag of China China - Qualified as 3rd in 1996 Pacific Qualification Tournament
  • Flag of Finland Finland - Qualified as 2nd in 1996 European Championship
  • Flag of Norway Norway - Qualified as 4th in 1996 European Championship
  • Flag of Russia Russia - Qualified as 2nd in 1996 European Championship
  • Flag of Switzerland Switzerland - Qualified as 5th in 1996 European Championship
  • Flag of Sweden Sweden - Qualified as 1st in 1996 European Championship
  • Flag of the United States United States of America - Qualified as 2nd in 1996 Pacific Qualification Tournament

Pacific Qualification Tournament (Canada)Edit

First RoundEdit

Rk. Team GP W T L GF GA DIF PTS
1. Flag of Canada Canada 3300162+146
2. Flag of the United States United States of America 3201215+164
3. Flag of China China 31026602
4. Flag of Japan Japan 3003131-300

ResultsEdit

April 1, 1996
5:00pm
United States of America Flag of the United States 4–2
Flag of China China Richmond, British Columbia
April 1, 1996
9:00pm
Canada Flag of Canada 12–0
Flag of Japan Japan Richmond, British Columbia
April 2, 1996
5:00pm
Canada Flag of Canada 1–0
Flag of China China Richmond, British Columbia
April 2, 1996
9:00pm
Japan Flag of Japan 0–15
Flag of the United States United States of America Richmond, British Columbia
April 3, 1996
5:00pm
China Flag of China 4–1
Flag of Japan Japan Richmond, British Columbia
April 3, 1996
9:00pm
Canada Flag of Canada 3–2
Flag of the United States United States of America Richmond, British Columbia

Final RoundEdit

Semi-Final   Final
1  Flag of Canada Canada 18  
4  Flag of Japan Japan 0     1  Flag of Canada Canada 4
3  Flag of the United States United States of America 5   2  Flag of the United States United States of America 1
2  Flag of China China 0  

SemifinalsEdit

April 5, 1996
5:00pm
Canada Flag of Canada 18–0
Flag of Japan Japan Richmond, British Columbia
April 5, 1996
9:00pm
United States of America Flag of the United States 5–0
Flag of China China Richmond, British Columbia

Match for third placeEdit

April 6, 1996
5:30pm
China Flag of China 5–1
Flag of Japan Japan Richmond, British Columbia

FinalEdit

April 6, 1996
8:30pm
Canada Flag of Canada 4–1
Flag of the United States United States of America Richmond, British Columbia

Final TournamentEdit

The eight participating teams were divided up into two seeded groups as below. The teams played each other once in a single round robin format. The top two teams from the group proceeded to the Final Round, while the remaining teams played in the Consolation Round.

First RoundEdit

     Teams proceed to Final round
     Teams sent to Consolation round

Group AEdit

StandingsEdit

Rk. Team GP W T L GF GA DIF PTS
1. Flag of Canada Canada 3300222+206
2. Flag of China China 32011812+64
3. Flag of Russia Russia 3012618-121
4. Flag of Switzerland Switzerland 3012620-141

ResultsEdit

All times local

March 31, 1997
7:00pm
China Flag of China 6 – 2
( 3 - 0, 2 - 2, 1 - 0)
Flag of Russia Russia Hamilton
Attendance: 750
March 31, 1997
7:30pm
Canada Flag of Canada 6 – 0
( 1 - 0 , 2 - 0 , 3 - 0 )
Flag of Switzerland Switzerland Kitchener
Attendance: 3,889
April 1, 1997
7:00pm
China Flag of China 11 – 3
( 5 - 2 , 3 - 0 , 3 - 1 )
Flag of Switzerland Switzerland Mississauga
Attendance: 1,207
April 1, 1997
7:30pm
Canada Flag of Canada 9 – 1
( 3 - 0 , 3 - 0 , 3 - 1 )
Flag of Russia Russia Kitchener
Attendance: 5,559
April 3, 1997
7:30pm
Switzerland Flag of Switzerland 3 – 3
( 1 - 0 , 2 - 3 , 0 - 0 )
Flag of Russia Russia North York
Attendance: 1,089
April 3, 1997
7:30pm
Canada Flag of Canada 7 – 1
( 5 - 0 , 1 - 0 , 1 - 1 )
Flag of China China Kitchener
Attendance: 5,457

Group BEdit

StandingsEdit

Rk. Team GP W T L GF GA DIF PTS
1. Flag of the United States United States of America 3210203+175
2. Flag of Finland Finland 3210183+155
3. Flag of Sweden Sweden 3012217-151
4. Flag of Norway Norway 3012219-171

ResultsEdit

All times local

March 31, 1997
4:00pm
Norway Flag of Norway 0 – 7
( 0 - 2 , 0 - 3 , 0 - 2 )
Flag of the United States United States of America Kitchener
Attendance: 3,100
March 31, 1997
4:00pm
Finland Flag of Finland 5 – 0
( 3 - 0 , 1 - 0 , 1 - 0 )
Flag of Sweden Sweden Brampton
April 1, 1997
4:00pm
Norway Flag of Norway 2 – 2
( 2 - 0 , 0 - 1 , 0 - 1 )
Flag of Sweden Sweden Kitchener
Attendance: 3,068
April 1, 1997
7:00pm
Finland Flag of Finland 3 – 3
( 1 - 2 , 0 - 1 , 2 - 0 )
Flag of the United States United States of America Brantford
April 3, 1997
7:00pm
Norway Flag of Norway 0 – 10
( 0 - 3 , 0 - 3 , 0 - 4 )
Flag of Finland Finland Kitchener
Attendance: 3,401
April 3, 1997
7:00pm
United States of America Flag of the United States 10 – 0
( 4 - 0 , 3 - 0 , 3 - 0 )
Flag of Sweden Sweden London
Attendance: 3,472

Playoff RoundEdit

Consolation Round 5-8 PlaceEdit

April 4, 1997
4:00pm
Sweden Flag of Sweden 7 – 1
( 2 - 0 , 1 - 1 , 4 - 0 )
Flag of Switzerland Switzerland Kitchener
Attendance: 3,301
April 4, 1997
7:30pm
Russia Flag of Russia 2 – 1
( 1 - 1 , 1 - 0 , 0 - 0 )
Flag of Norway Norway Kitchener
Attendance: 2,849

Consolation Round 7-8 PlaceEdit

April 6, 1997
2:00pm
Switzerland Flag of Switzerland 1 – 0
( 0 - 0 , 0 - 0 , 1 - 0 )
Flag of Norway Norway Kitchener
Attendance: 565

Consolation Round 5-6 PlaceEdit

April 6, 1997
1:00pm
Russia Flag of Russia 1 – 3
( 1 - 0 , 0 - 2 , 0 - 1 )
Flag of Sweden Sweden Kitchener
Attendance: 2,471

Final RoundEdit

Semi finals Finals
5 April 1997 6 April 1997
                 
     
Group A 1st Flag of Canada Canada 2
 
Group B 2nd Flag of Finland Finland 1   Gold Medal Game (AOT)
  Flag of Canada Canada 4
     
  Flag of the United States United States of America 3
Group B 1st Flag of the United States United States of America 6
 
Group A 2nd Flag of China China 0  
  Bronze Medal Game
Flag of Finland Finland 3
Flag of China China 0

SemifinalsEdit

April 5, 1997
1:00pm
Canada Flag of Canada 2 – 1
( 0 - 1 , 1 - 0 , 1 - 0 )
Flag of Finland Finland Kitchener
Attendance: 4,963
April 5, 1997
5:00pm
United States of America Flag of the United States 6 – 0
( 2 - 0 , 2 - 0 , 2 - 0)
Flag of China China Kitchener
Attendance: 3,832

Match for third placeEdit

April 6, 1997
4:00pm
Finland Flag of Finland 3 – 0
( 0 - 0 , 0 - 0 , 3 - 0 )
Flag of China China Kitchener

FinalEdit

April 6, 1997 Canada Flag of Canada 4 – 3
( 1 - 0 , 1 - 2 , 1 - 1 , 1 - 0 )
Flag of the United States United States of America Kitchener
Attendance: 6,427

ChampionsEdit

 1997 IIHF World Women Championship Winners 
Flag of Canada.svg.png
Canada
4th title

Tournament AwardsEdit

The following was selected as the All-Star team of the tournament:

Final standingsEdit

Rk. Team Notes
Gold medal icon Flag of Canada Canada Qualified for the 1998 Winter Olympic Games
Silver medal icon Flag of the United States United States of America Qualified for the 1998 Winter Olympic Games
Bronze medal icon Flag of Finland Finland Qualified for the 1998 Winter Olympic Games
4. Flag of China China Qualified for the 1998 Winter Olympic Games
5. Flag of Sweden Sweden Qualified for the 1998 Winter Olympic Games
6. Flag of Russia Russia Qualified for the 1999 World Championships Qualification Tournament
7. Flag of Switzerland Switzerland Qualified for the 1999 World Championships Qualification Tournament
8. Flag of Norway Norway Qualified for the 1999 World Championships Qualification Tournament
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