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2001 IIHF World Women's Championship
Pool B
Tournament details
Host country Flag of Latvia Latvia
Dates March 20 - March 25
Teams 8
Venue(s) Briancon, France (in 1 host city)
Tournament statistics
Matches played 20
Goals scored 87 (4.35 per match)
Attendance 14,527
Scoring leader(s) Zuzana Kralova (5+3=8PTS)


The 2001 IIHF World Women Championships Pool B were held between March 20-March 25, 2001 in the city of Briancon in France. Switzerland won the tournament with a narrow 2-1 victory over Japan in the final.

2001 Qualification TournamentEdit

Continuing the format from the previous year, the five teams that were ranked 2nd to 7th stayed in Group B, being joined by the winner of the qualification tournament and the relegated team from the World Championship.

  • Flag of the Czech Republic Czech Republic - Finished 7th in 2000 Group B
  • Flag of Denmark Denmark - Finished 4th in 2000 Group B
  • Flag of France France - Finished 5th in 2000 Group B
  • Flag of Japan Japan - Finished 8th and relegated from 2000 World Championship
  • Flag of Latvia Latvia - Finished 6th in 2000 Group B
  • Flag of Norway Norway - Finished 3rd in 2000 Group B
  • Flag of North Korea North Korea - Winners of Qualification Tournament
  • Flag of Switzerland Switzerland - Finished 2nd in 2000 Group B

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. In the placing rounds, the first place teams played each other for the Final, the 2nd places for the Match for third place etc.

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
     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 Japan Japan 3120108+24
2. Flag of North Korea North Korea 31111014-43
3. Flag of France France 311178-13
4. Flag of Denmark Denmark 3102107+32

ResultsEdit

All times local

March 20, 2001
5:30pm
Denmark Flag of Denmark 8 – 2
( 3 - 0 , 1 - 2, 4 - 0)
Flag of North Korea North Korea Parc 1326
Attendance: 451
March 20, 2001
8:30pm
France Flag of France 3 – 3
( 1 - 2 , 2 - 0 , 0 - 1)
Flag of Japan Japan Parc 1326
Attendance: 1812
March 21, 2001
4:30pm
Japan Flag of Japan 4 – 4
( 0 - 0 , 4 - 1, 0 - 3)
Flag of North Korea North Korea Parc 1326
Attendance: 409
March 21, 2001
8:00pm
Denmark Flag of Denmark 1 – 2
( 0 - 0 , 1 - 2 , 0 - 0)
Flag of France France Parc 1326
Attendance: 1592
March 23, 2001
11:30am
Japan Flag of Japan 3 – 1
( 1 - 0 , 0 - 0, 2 - 1 )
Flag of Denmark Denmark Parc 1326
Attendance: 413
March 23, 2001
2:30pm
North Korea Flag of North Korea 4 – 2
( 1 - 1 , 2 - 0 , 1 - 1 )
Flag of France France Parc 1326
Attendance: 1867

Group BEdit

StandingsEdit

Rk. Team GP W T L GF GA DIF PTS
1. Flag of Switzerland Switzerland 3300162+146
2. Flag of the Czech Republic Czech Republic 311197+23
3. Flag of Latvia Latvia 311168+23
4. Flag of Norway Norway 3003216-140

ResultsEdit

All times local

March 20, 2001
11:00pm
Latvia Flag of Latvia 0 – 4
( 0 - 1 , 0 - 2 , 0 - 1 )
Flag of Switzerland Switzerland Parc 1326
Attendance: 300
March 20, 2001
4:30pm
Norway Flag of Norway 0 – 5
( 0 - 1 , 0 - 2 , 0 - 2 )
Flag of the Czech Republic Czech Republic Parc 1326
Attendance: 427
March 22, 2001
4:30pm
Norway Flag of Norway 1 – 3
( 0 - 2 , 0 - 0 , 1 - 1 )
Flag of Latvia Latvia Parc 1326
Attendance: 513
March 22, 2001
8:00pm
Switzerland Flag of Switzerland 4 – 1
( 2 - 0 , 1 - 0 , 1 - 1 )
Flag of the Czech Republic Czech Republic Parc 1326
Attendance: 946
March 23, 2001
5:30pm
Czech Republic Flag of the Czech Republic 3 – 3
( 1 - 1 , 0 - 2 , 2 - 0 )
Flag of Latvia Latvia Parc 1326
Attendance: 476
March 23, 2001
8:00pm
Switzerland Flag of Switzerland 8 – 1
( 6 - 1 , 0 - 0 , 2 - 0 )
Flag of Norway Norway Parc 1326
Attendance: 1337

Playoff RoundEdit

Consolation Round 7-8 PlaceEdit

March 25, 2001
11:30am
Denmark Flag of Denmark 2 – 4
( 1 - 2 , 1 - 0 , 0 - 2 )
Flag of Norway Norway Parc 1326
Attendance: 319

Consolation Round 5-6 PlaceEdit

March 25, 2001
2:30pm
Latvia Flag of Latvia 1 – 2
( 0 - 1 , 1 - 1 , 0 - 0 )
Flag of France France Parc 1326
Attendance: 1555

Match for third placeEdit

March 25, 2001
5:30pm
Czech Republic Flag of the Czech Republic 3 – 2
(0 - 1, 1 - 0, 1 - 1, 0 - 0, 1 - 0)
Flag of North Korea North Korea Hershey Centre
Attendance: 1030

FinalEdit

March 25, 2001
8:30pm
Switzerland Flag of Switzerland 2 – 1
( 2 - 0 , 0 - 1 , 0 - 0 )
Flag of Japan Japan Parc 1326
Attendance: 1980

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

 2001 IIHF World Women Championship Pool B Winners 
Flag of Switzerland.png
Switzerland
1st title

Final standingsEdit

Rk. Team Notes
Gold medal icon Flag of Switzerland Switzerland Promoted to the 2003 World Championships
Silver medal icon Flag of Japan Japan
Bronze medal icon Flag of the Czech Republic Czech Republic
4. Flag of North Korea North Korea
5. Flag of France France
6. Flag of Latvia Latvia
7. Flag of Norway Norway Relegated to the 2003 World Championships Division II
8. Flag of Denmark Denmark Relegated to the 2003 World Championships Division II

2003 Qualification TournamentEdit

Group A (Romania)Edit

Team Games Won Drawn Lost Points difference Points
1 Flag of the Netherlands Netherlands 4 4 0 0 27 - 04 8
2 Flag of Italy Italy 4 3 0 1 33 - 04 6
3 Flag of Belgium Belgium 4 2 0 2 12 - 16 4
4 Flag of South Africa South Africa 4 1 0 3 12 - 20 2
5 Flag of Romania Romania 4 0 0 4 02 - 42 0

Netherlands and Italy qualified in 2003 World Championship Division II

05 March 2001
South Africa Flag of South Africa 3-4 Flag of Belgium Belgium
05 March 2001
Romania Flag of Romania 1-14 Flag of the Netherlands Netherlands
06 March 2001
Italy Flag of Italy 9-1 Flag of South Africa South Africa
06 March 2001
Romania Flag of Romania 0-7 Flag of Belgium Belgium
08 March 2001
Romania Flag of Romania 0-15 Flag of Italy Italy
08 March 2001
Belgium Flag of Belgium 0-5 Flag of the Netherlands Netherlands
09 March 2001
Netherlands Flag of the Netherlands 2-1 Flag of Italy Italy
09 March 2001
Romania Flag of Romania 1-6 Flag of South Africa South Africa
11 March 2001
Netherlands Flag of the Netherlands 6-2 Flag of South Africa South Africa
11 March 2001
Italy Flag of Italy 8-1 Flag of Belgium Belgium

Group B (Slovenia)Edit

Team Games Won Drawn Lost Points difference Points
1 Flag of Slovakia Slovakia 4 4 0 0 48 - 02 8
2 Flag of Great Britain United Kingdom 4 3 0 1 29 - 06 6
3 Flag of Australia Australia 4 2 0 2 13 - 15 4
4 Flag of Hungary Hungary 4 1 0 3 07 - 28 2
5 Flag of Slovenia Slovenia 4 0 0 4 03 - 50 0

Slovakia and Great Britain qualified in 2003 World Championship Division II

20 March 2001
Hungary Flag of Hungary 0-12 Flag of Slovakia Slovakia
20 March 2001
Slovenia Flag of Slovenia 0-12 Flag of Great Britain United Kingdom
21 March 2001
Slovenia Flag of Slovenia 2-7 Flag of Australia Australia
21 March 2001
United Kingdom Flag of Great Britain 12-0 Flag of Hungary Hungary
22 March 2001
Slovakia Flag of Slovakia 9-1 Flag of Australia Australia
23 March 2001
Slovenia Flag of Slovenia 0-23 Flag of Slovakia Slovakia
24 March 2001
United Kingdom Flag of Great Britain 4-2 Flag of Australia Australia
24 March 2001
Slovenia Flag of Slovenia 1-7 Flag of Hungary Hungary
25 March 2001
Australia Flag of Australia 3-0 Flag of Hungary Hungary
25 March 2001
Slovakia Flag of Slovakia 4-1 Flag of Great Britain United Kingdom

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