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1999 IIHF World Women's Championship
Tournament details
Host nation Flag of Finland Finland
Dates March 8 - March 14
Teams 8
Venue(s) Espoo, Vantaa (in 2 host cities)
Champions Flag of Canada.svg Canada (5 titles)
Tournament statistics
Games played 20
Goals scored 138  (6.9 per game)

The 1999 IIHF World Women Championships was held between March 8-March 14, 1999 in the city of Espoo in Finland. Team Canada won their 5th consecutive gold medal at the World Championships defeating the United States in a repeat of the previous four finals. Canada skated to a solid 3-1 victory in the final to take the gold with a solid performance that saw them winning all five games.

Finland picked up their fifth consecutive bronze medal, with a win over Sweden who had their strongest performance since 1992.

1999 Qualification TournamentEdit

The 1999 tournament created the format that has remained to the present, as the World Championships was greatly expanded to incorporate the European Championships and the Pacific Qualification Tournaments and there were a series of Qualification Tournaments Held to assign teams places in this first year, with the standard Promotion and Relegation model following after that.

  • Flag of Canada Canada - Qualified as 2nd in 1998 Olympic Games
  • Flag of China China - Qualified as 4th in 1998 Olympic Games
  • Flag of Finland Finland - Qualified as 3rd in 1998 Olympic Games
  • Flag of Germany Germany - Qualified as 1st in 1999 World Championship Qualification
  • Flag of Russia Russia - Qualified as 3rd in 1999 World Championship Qualification
  • Flag of Switzerland Switzerland - Qualified as 2nd in 1999 World Championship Qualification
  • Flag of Sweden Sweden - Qualified as 5th in 1998 Olympic Games
  • Flag of the United States United States of America - Qualified as 1st in 1998 Olympic Games

First Qualification TournamentEdit

     Teams proceed to Final Qualification Tournament
     Teams play in 1999 World Championship Group B

StandingsEdit

Rk. Team GP W T L GF GA DIF PTS
1. Flag of the Czech Republic Czech Republic 3300176+116
2. Flag of France France 32011216+64
3. Flag of Slovakia Slovakia 3012710-32
4. Flag of the Netherlands Netherlands 3003317-140

Czech Republic and France advanced to the Final Qualification Tournament. Slovakia and Netherlands qualified for Group B.

ResultsEdit

January 27, 1998 Czech Republic Flag of the Czech Republic 6 – 2
Flag of the Netherlands Netherlands Colmar
January 27, 1998 France Flag of France 3 – 1
Flag of Slovakia Slovakia Colmar
January 28, 1998 Slovakia Flag of Slovakia 2 – 7
Flag of the Netherlands Netherlands Colmar
January 28, 1998 Netherlands Flag of the Netherlands 1 – 7
Flag of France France Colmar
January 29, 1998 Netherlands Flag of the Netherlands 0 – 4
Flag of Slovakia Slovakia Colmar
January 29, 1998 Czech Republic Flag of the Czech Republic 4 – 2
( 1:0 , 3:0 , 0:2 )
Flag of France France Colmar

Final Qualification TournamentEdit

     Team qualified for 1999 World Championship.
     Teams advanced to Playoff
     Teams qualified for 1999 World Championship Group B

Group AEdit

StandingsEdit

Rk. Team GP W T L GF GA DIF PTS
1. Flag of Germany Germany 3300261+256
2. Flag of Russia Russia 3201187+114
3. Flag of France France 3012325-222
4. Flag of Denmark Denmark 3003317-140

Germany qualified for the World Championship. Russia advanced to the Playoff. France and Denmark qualified for Group B.

ResultsEdit

March 23, 1998 Russia Flag of Russia 14 – 1
Flag of France France Füssen
March 23, 1998 Denmark Flag of Denmark 0 – 12
Flag of Germany Germany Füssen
March 24, 1998 Denmark Flag of Denmark 1 – 2
Flag of France France Füssen
March 24, 1998 Germany Flag of Germany 4 – 1
Flag of Russia Russia Füssen
March 25, 1998 Russia Flag of Russia 3 – 2
Flag of Denmark Denmark Füssen
March 25, 1998 France Flag of France 0 – 10
Flag of Germany Germany Füssen

Group BEdit

StandingsEdit

Rk. Team GP W T L GF GA DIF PTS
1. Flag of Switzerland Switzerland 3300162+146
2. Flag of Norway Norway 311199+04
3. Flag of the Czech Republic Czech Republic 311146-22
4. Flag of Latvia Latvia 3003214-120

Suitzerland qualified for the World Championship. Norway advanced to the Playoff. Czech Republic and Latvia qualified for Group B.

ResultsEdit

March 23, 1998 Norway Flag of Norway 6 – 0
Flag of Latvia Latvia Huttwil
March 23, 1998 Switzerland Flag of Switzerland 3 – 0
Flag of the Czech Republic Czech Republic Huttwil
March 24, 1998 Norway Flag of Norway 2 – 2
Flag of the Czech Republic Czech Republic Huttwil
March 24, 1998 Latvia Flag of Latvia 1 – 6
Flag of Switzerland Switzerland Huttwil
March 25, 1998 Czech Republic Flag of the Czech Republic 2 – 1
Flag of Latvia Latvia Huttwil
March 25, 1998 Switzerland Flag of Switzerland 7 – 1
Flag of Norway Norway Huttwil

PlayoffEdit

The playoff was held two days after the main tournaments were finished in the town of Zuchwil in Switzerland

March 27, 1998 Russia Flag of Russia 6 – 1
( 1 - 0 , 4 - 1 , 1 - 0)
Flag of Norway Norway Zuchwil

Russia qualified for the World Championship. Norway qualified for Group B.

World Championship Group AEdit

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 the United States United States of America 3300272+206
2. Flag of Sweden Sweden 32011012-24
3. Flag of China China 3012411-72
4. Flag of Russia Russia 3012220-180

ResultsEdit

All times local

March 8, 1999
4:30pm
United States of America Flag of the United States 10 – 2
( 2 - 2, 4 - 0, 4 - 0)
Flag of Russia Russia Espoo
March 8, 1999
4:30pm
China Flag of China 1 – 3
Flag of Sweden Sweden Vantaa
March 9, 1999
8:00pm
Sweden Flag of Sweden 0 – 11
( 0 - 3, 0 - 4, 0 - 4)
Flag of the United States United States of America Vantaa
March 9, 1999
8:00pm
Finland Flag of Finland 9 – 0
Flag of Switzerland Switzerland Espoo
March 11, 1999
4:30pm
Russia Flag of Russia 0 – 7
Flag of Sweden Sweden Espoo
March 11, 1999
8:00pm
United States of America Flag of the United States 6 – 0
( 1 - 0, 2 - 0, 3 - 0)
Flag of China China Vantaa

Group BEdit

StandingsEdit

Rk. Team GP W T L GF GA DIF PTS
1. Flag of Canada Canada 3300250+256
2. Flag of Finland Finland 3201161+154
3. Flag of Germany Germany 3102526-212
4. Flag of Switzerland Switzerland 3003422-180

ResultsEdit

All times local

March 8, 1999
8:00pm
Canada Flag of Canada 10 – 0
( 2 - 0 , 6 - 0 , 2 - 0 )
Flag of Switzerland Switzerland Vantaa
March 8, 1999
8:00pm
Finland Flag of Finland 9 – 0
Flag of Sweden Sweden Espoo
March 9, 1999
4:30pm
Germany Flag of Germany 0 – 13
( 0 - 4 , 0 - 6 , 0 - 3 )
Flag of Canada Canada Espoo
March 9, 1999
4:30pm
China Flag of China 3 – 2
Flag of Russia Russia Vantaa
March 11, 1999
8:00pm
Switzerland Flag of Switzerland 4 – 5
( 0 - 0 , 1 - 0 , 0 - 0 )
Flag of Germany Germany Vantaa
March 11, 1999
8:00pm
Canada Flag of Canada 1 – 0
Flag of Finland Finland Espoo

Playoff RoundEdit

Consolation Round 5-8 PlaceEdit

March 12, 1999
4:30pm
Germany Flag of Germany 2 – 6
Flag of Russia Russia Vantaa
March 12, 1999
7:30pm
China Flag of China 3 – 2
Flag of Switzerland Switzerland Vantaa

Consolation Round 7-8 PlaceEdit

March 14, 1999
4:00pm
Germany Flag of Germany 3 – 0
Flag of Switzerland Switzerland Vantaa

Consolation Round 5-6 PlaceEdit

March 14, 1999
2:00pm
Russia Flag of Russia 1 – 4
Flag of China China Vantaa

Final RoundEdit

Semi finals Finals
13 March 1999 14 March 1999
                 
     
Group A 1st Flag of the United States United States of America 3
 
Group B 2nd Flag of Finland Finland 1   Gold Medal Game
  Flag of Canada Canada 3
     
  Flag of the United States United States of America 1
Group B 1st Flag of Canada Canada 4
 
Group A 2nd Flag of Sweden Sweden 1  
  Bronze Medal Game
Flag of Finland Finland 8
Flag of Sweden Sweden 2

SemifinalsEdit

March 13, 1999
2:00pm
Canada Flag of Canada 4 – 1
( 1 - 0 , 1 - 1 , 2 - 0 )
Flag of Sweden Sweden Espoo
March 13, 1999
7:30pm
United States of America Flag of the United States 3 – 1
( 0 - 1 , 2 - 0 , 1 - 0)
Flag of China China Espoo

Match for third placeEdit

March 14, 1999
2:00pm
Finland Flag of Finland 8 – 2
Flag of Sweden Sweden Espoo

FinalEdit

March 14, 1999
6:00pm
Canada Flag of Canada 3 – 1
Flag of the United States United States of America Espoo

ChampionsEdit

 1999 IIHF World Women Championship Winners 
Flag of Canada.svg.png
Canada
5th title

Final standingsEdit

Rk. Team Notes
Gold medal icon Flag of Canada Canada
Silver medal icon Flag of the United States United States of America
Bronze medal icon Flag of Finland Finland
4. Flag of Sweden Sweden
5. Flag of China China
6. Flag of Russia Russia
7. Flag of Germany Germany
8. Flag of Switzerland Switzerland Relegated to the 2000 World Championships Group B

World Championship Group BEdit

In addition to the main World Championships, this year saw the first running of World Championship Group B, which replaced the European Championships. Eight further teams played in this competition, hosted by France in the town of Colmar. Flag of Japan Japan won the tournament defeating Flag of Norway Norway in the final 7-1 to win the competition and to ensure their Promotion to the main World Championship in 2000.

Directorate AwardsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Collins gem Hockey Facts and Stats 2009-10, p.542, Andrew Podnieks, Harper Collins Publishers Ltd, Toronto, Canada, ISBN 978-1-55468-621-6


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