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2000 IIHF World Women's Championship
Pool B
Tournament details
Host country Flag of Latvia Latvia
Dates March 20 - March 26
Teams 8
Venue(s) Liepaja, Riga (in 1 host city)
Tournament statistics
Matches played 20
Goals scored 117 (5.85 per match)
Attendance 6,296
Scoring leader(s) Rachel Rochat (4+4=8PTS)


The 2000 IIHF World Women Championships Pool B were held between March 20-March 26, 2000 in the cities of Liepaja and Riga in Latvia. Kazakhstan won the tournament with an impressive performance winning all three of their final round matches.

2000 Qualification TournamentEdit

Once again, eight teams took part in the Pool B world championships with the teams listed below:

  • Flag of the Czech Republic Czech Republic - Finished 4th in 1999 Group B
  • Flag of Denmark Denmark - Finished 6th in 1999 Group B
  • Flag of France France - Finished 3rd in 1999 Group B
  • Flag of Italy Italy - Winners of Qualification Tournament
  • Flag of Kazakhstan Kazakhstan - Winners of Qualification Tournament
  • Flag of Latvia Latvia - Finished 5th in 1999 Group B
  • Flag of Norway Norway - Finished 2nd in 1999 Group B
  • Flag of Switzerland Switzerland - Finished 8th and relegated from 1999 World Championship

World Championship Group BEdit

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. The teams would carry forward any matches against teams that that they have already played in the first round, leaving just two matches to be played in the final round.

The winning team in the tournament was promoted to the 2001 World Championship, while the bottom two teams would be relegated to the 2003 Group B Qualification tournament.

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 Kazakhstan Kazakhstan 330083+56
2. Flag of Switzerland Switzerland 3201104+64
3. Flag of the Czech Republic Czech Republic 301269-31
4. Flag of Latvia Latvia 3012210-81

ResultsEdit

All times local

March 20, 2000
4:00pm
Switzerland Flag of Switzerland 1 – 2
( 0 - 1, 0 - 1, 1 - 0)
Flag of Kazakhstan Kazakhstan
Attendance: 490
March 20, 2000
7:00pm
Czech Republic Flag of the Czech Republic 2 – 2
( 0 - 0 , 2 - 1 , 0 - 1)
Flag of Latvia Latvia
Attendance: 1050
March 21, 2000
3:30pm
Czech Republic Flag of the Czech Republic 2 – 3
( 0 - 1, 2 - 2 , 0 - 0)
Flag of Kazakhstan Kazakhstan
Attendance: 410
March 21, 2000
7:00pm
Latvia Flag of Latvia 0 – 5
( 0 - 2 , 0 - 1 , 0 - 2)
Flag of Switzerland Switzerland
Attendance: 980
March 23, 2000
3:30pm
Switzerland Flag of Switzerland 4 – 2
( 0 - 1, 2 - 1 , 2 - 0)
Flag of the Czech Republic Czech Republic
Attendance: 520
March 23, 2000
7:00pm
Kazakhstan Flag of Kazakhstan 3 – 0
( 1 - 0 , 0 - 0 , 2 - 0 )
Flag of Latvia Latvia
Attendance: 964

Group BEdit

StandingsEdit

Rk. Team GP W T L GF GA DIF PTS
1. Flag of Norway Norway 3300163+136
2. Flag of Denmark Denmark 311185+33
3. Flag of France France 31111210+23
4. Flag of Italy Italy 3003220-180

ResultsEdit

All times local

March 20, 2000
4:00pm
Norway Flag of Norway 7 – 0
( 2 - 0, 2 - 0 , 3 - 0)
Flag of Italy Italy
March 20, 2000
7:00pm
France Flag of France 2 – 2
( 0 - 0 , 1 - 1 , 1 - 1)
Flag of Denmark Denmark
March 22, 2000
3:30pm
France Flag of France 8 – 2
( 2 - 0, 2 - 0 , 4 - 2 )
Flag of Italy Italy
March 22, 2000
7:00pm
Denmark Flag of Denmark 1 – 3
( 0 - 1 , 1 - 0 , 0 - 2)
Flag of Norway Norway
March 23, 2000
3:30pm
Norway Flag of Norway 6 – 2
( 2 - 0, 2 - 0 , 2 - 2 )
Flag of France France
March 23, 2000
7:00pm
Italy Flag of Italy 0 – 5
( 0 - 2 , 0 - 1 , 0 - 2)
Flag of Denmark Denmark

Playoff RoundEdit

Consolation Round 5-8 PlaceEdit

StandingsEdit

Rk. Team GP W T L GF GA DIF PTS
5. Flag of France France 3210125+75
6. Flag of Latvia Latvia 312075+24
7. Flag of the Czech Republic Czech Republic 311195+43
8. Flag of Italy Italy 3003417-130

ResultsEdit

All times local

March 20, 2000
4:00pm
Latvia Flag of Latvia 2 – 2
( 0 - 0 , 2 - 1 , 0 - 1 )
Flag of the Czech Republic Czech Republic
Attendance: 490
March 22, 2000
7:00pm
France Flag of France 8 – 2
( 2 - 0 , 2 - 0 , 4 - 2)
Flag of Italy Italy
March 25, 2000
1:00pm
France Flag of France 3 – 3
( 0 - 1 , 1 - 2 , 2 - 0 )
Flag of Latvia Latvia
March 25, 2000
4:00pm
Czech Republic Flag of the Czech Republic 7 – 2
( 1 - 1 , 4 - 1 , 2 - 0 )
Flag of Italy Italy
March 26, 2000
1:00pm
Czech Republic Flag of the Czech Republic 0 – 1
( 0 - 0 , 0 - 1 , 0 - 0 )
Flag of France France
March 26, 2000
4:00pm
Latvia Flag of Latvia 2 – 0
( 0 - 0 , 1 - 0 , 1 - 0 )
Flag of Italy Italy
Attendance: 382

Final Round 1-4 PlaceEdit

StandingsEdit

Rk. Team GP W T L GF GA DIF PTS
1. Flag of Kazakhstan Kazakhstan 330072+56
2. Flag of Switzerland Switzerland 311174+33
3. Flag of Norway Norway 311165+13
4. Flag of Denmark Denmark 3003110-90

ResultsEdit

All times local

March 20, 2000
4:00pm
Switzerland Flag of Switzerland 1 – 2
( 0 - 1 , 0 - 1 , 1 - 0 )
Flag of Kazakhstan Kazakhstan
Attendance: 490
March 22, 2000
7:00pm
Denmark Flag of Denmark 1 – 3
( 0 - 1 , 1 - 0 , 0 - 2)
Flag of Norway Norway
March 25, 2000
1:00pm
Norway Flag of Norway 2 – 2
( 0 - 0 , 2 -0 , 0 - 2 )
Flag of Switzerland Switzerland
March 25, 2000
4:00pm
Kazakhstan Flag of Kazakhstan 3 – 0
( 0 - 0 , 1 - 0 , 2 - 0 )
Flag of Denmark Denmark
March 26, 2000
1:00pm
Switzerland Flag of Switzerland 4 – 0
( 1 - 0 , 0 - 0 , 3 - 0 )
Flag of Denmark Denmark
March 26, 2000
4:00pm
Kazakhstan Flag of Kazakhstan 2 – 1
( 1 - 0 , 0 - 1 , 1 - 0 )
Flag of Italy Italy

Scoring leadersEdit

Player GP G A Pts PIM +/-
Flag of Switzerland Rachel Rochat 544847
Flag of France Christine Duchamp 535846
Flag of France Gwenola Personne 552725
Flag of Latvia Inese Geca-Miljone 55272-1
Flag of Norway Marianne Dahlstrom 516703

Goaltending leadersEdit

Player Mins GA SOG GAA SV%
Flag of Kazakhstan Nayalya Trunova 3004900.80.956
Flag of Switzerland Patricia Sautter 29961111.20.946
Flag of Norway Hege Moe 29971061.41.934
Flag of Latvia Lolita Andrisevska 300131772.60.926
Flag of Denmark Birgitte Andersen 296111382.23.920

ChampionsEdit

 2000 IIHF World Women Championship Pool B Winners 
Flag of Kazakhstan.png
Kazakhstan
1st title

Final standingsEdit

Rk. Team Notes
Gold medal icon Flag of Kazakhstan Kazakhstan Promoted to the 2001 World Championships
Silver medal icon Flag of Switzerland Switzerland
Bronze medal icon Flag of Norway Norway
4. Flag of Denmark Denmark
5. Flag of France France
6. Flag of Latvia Latvia
7. Flag of the Czech Republic Czech Republic Relegated to the 2003 World Championships Group B Qualification
8. Flag of Italy Italy Relegated to the 2003 World Championships Group B Qualification

2001 Qualification TournamentEdit

First roundEdit

     Teams proceed to Final
     Teams proceed to Match for third place
     Teams sent to Consolation round

Group AEdit

StandingsEdit

Rk. Team GP W T L GF GA DIF PTS
1. Flag of Slovakia Slovakia 3300390+396
2. Flag of Belgium Belgium 32011110+14
3. Flag of Hungary Hungary 3102614-82
4. Flag of South Africa South Africa 3003335-320

ResultsEdit

All times local

March 22, 2000
1:00pm
Slovakia Flag of Slovakia 8 – 0
( 2 - 0 , 2 - 0, 4 - 0 )
Flag of Belgium Belgium
Attendance: 300
March 22, 2000
6:00pm
Hungary Flag of Hungary 4 – 3
( 1 - 0 , 2 - 2 , 1 - 1)
Flag of South Africa South Africa
Attendance: 850
March 23, 2000
4:00pm
South Africa Flag of South Africa 0 – 23
( 0 - 5 , 0 - 8 , 0 - 10 )
Flag of Slovakia Slovakia
Attendance: 300
March 23, 2000
6:00pm
Hungary Flag of Hungary 2 – 3
( 2 - 0 , 0 - 0 , 0 - 3 )
Flag of Belgium Belgium
Attendance: 400
March 25, 2000
4:00pm
Slovakia Flag of Slovakia 8 – 0
( 4 - 0 , 3 - 0 , 1 - 0 )
Flag of Hungary Hungary
Attendance: 310
March 25, 2000
6:00pm
Belgium Flag of Belgium 8 – 0
( 1 - 0 , 4 - 0 , 3 - 0 )
Flag of South Africa South Africa
Attendance: 400

Group BEdit

StandingsEdit

Rk. Team GP W T L GF GA DIF PTS
1. Flag of North Korea North Korea 3210145+95
2. Flag of Great Britain United Kingdom 3201147+74
3. Flag of the Netherlands Netherlands 311167-13
4. Flag of Australia Australia 3003217-150

ResultsEdit

All times local

March 22, 2000
4:00pm
Netherlands Flag of the Netherlands 2 – 0
( 0 - 0 , 1 - 0 , 1 - 0 )
Flag of Australia Australia
Attendance: 300
March 22, 2000
7:00pm
United Kingdom Flag of Great Britain 2 – 4
( 1 - 1 , 0 - 2 , 1 - 1 )
Flag of North Korea North Korea
Attendance: 300
March 23, 2000
1:00pm
North Korea Flag of North Korea 2 – 2
( 1 - 1 , 1 - 1 , 0 - 0 )
Flag of Australia Australia
Attendance: 300
March 23, 2000
7:00pm
United Kingdom Flag of Great Britain 7 – 1
( 2 - 0 , 1 - 1 , 4 - 0 )
Flag of Australia Australia
Attendance: 300
March 25, 2000
1:00pm
Australia Flag of Australia 1 – 8
( 0 - 3 , 1 - 2 , 0 - 3 )
Flag of North Korea North Korea
Attendance: 300
March 25, 2000
7:00pm
Netherlands Flag of the Netherlands 2 – 5
( 1 - 2 , 0 - 1 , 1 - 2 )
Flag of Australia Australia
Attendance: 300

Playoff RoundEdit

Consolation Round 7-8 PlaceEdit

March 26, 2000 South Africa Flag of South Africa 0 – 6
( 0 - 1 , 0 - 2 , 0 - 3 )
Flag of Australia Australia

Consolation Round 5-6 PlaceEdit

March 26, 2000 Hungary Flag of Hungary 0 – 2
( 0 - 1 , 0 - 0 , 0 - 1 )
Flag of the Netherlands Netherlands

Match for third placeEdit

March 26, 2000 Belgium Flag of Belgium 1 – 8
( 0 - 2 , 0 - 4 , 1 - 2 )
Flag of Great Britain United Kingdom

FinalEdit

March 25, 2000 Slovakia Flag of Slovakia 1 – 3
( 1 - 0 , 0 - 1 , 0 - 2 )
Flag of North Korea North Korea

North Korea qualified for the 2001 World Championship Group B.

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