2001 Women's World Hockey Championship
A Pool

General Information

The 2001 World Championship took place in Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota from April 2-8, 2001. This was the 7th IIHF Women's World Championship. Canada defeated the USA by a score of 3-2 to claim their 7th consectutive World Championship title. Russia defeated Finland by a score of 2-1 to claim the Bronze medal. This is the first time that a team other than Finland has claimed the Bronze medal at a Women's Hockey World Championship.

The 2001 World Championship was held in conjunction with the USA Hockey Girls/Women's National Championship, which brought 52 teams together to vie for the title in five classifications.

The USA Hockey National Championship committee worked in conjunction with the host of the World Championships. Those hosts were the Minnesota Wild, Minnesota Amateur Sports Commission and Minnesota Hockey (formerly known as Minnesota Amateur Hockey Association). The National Championship games were played at the Super Rink, an Olympic size, four sheet complex in Blaine, Minnesota.

The preliminary round games of the World Championship were played at the Schwan's Super Rink, located at the National Sports Center in Blaine, Minn., a northern Twin Cities suburb. The Schwan's Super Rink is North America's only ice sports venue with four Olympic-sized ice surfaces. The semi-final and medal rounds were held at the University of Minnesota's 9000-seat Mariucci Arena.

The tournament was the final IIHF Women's World Championship prior to the 2002 Olympic Winter Games in Salt Lake City, Utah. However, the 2000 IIHF Women's World Championship, has already served as the qualification and seeding tournament for the 2002 Olympic Winter Games.

Competition Pools

    Group A       Group B
    Canada        USA
    Sweden        Finland
    Russia        China
    Kazakstan     Germany


See complete results on the IIHF web site.

    Date       Time  Teams            Arena

 Round robin:
    02.04.2001 16:00  FIN  7 - CHN  6  NHC, St. Cloud
    02.04.2001 16:00  SWE  0 - RUS  3  Rec Center, Rochester
    02.04.2001 19:30  GER  0 - USA 13  NHC, St. Cloud
    02.04.2001 19:30  KAZ  0 - CAN 11  Rec Center, Rochester

    03.04.2001 16:00  FIN  5 - GER  2  NHC, St. Cloud
    03.04.2001 16:00  SWE  3 - KAZ  1  Rec Center, Rochester
    03.04.2001 19:30  USA 13 - CHN  0  NHC, St. Cloud
    03.04.2001 19:30  CAN  5 - RUS  1  Rec Center, Rochester

    05.04.2001 16:05  CAN 13 - SWE  0  Mariucci, Minneapolis
    05.04.2001 19:30  RUS  8 - KAZ  2  Super Rink, Blaine
    05.04.2001 19:30  CHN  0 - GER  0  Plymouth Ice Arena
    05.04.2001 19:35  USA  9 - FIN  0  Mariucci, Minneapolis

 Playoff round:
    06.04.2001 16:00  CHN  4 - KAZ  1  Columbia Arena, Fridley
    06.04.2001 19:30  SWE  2 - GER  6  Columbia Arena, Fridley

    07.04.2001 14:05  CAN  8 - FIN  0  Mariucci, Minneapolis 
    07.04.2001 19:35  USA  6 - RUS  1  Mariucci, Minneapolis 

 Medal round:
    08.04.2001 12:00  CHI  0 - GER  1  5th place  Columbia Arena, Fridley
    08.04.2001 12:00  SWE  3 - KAZ  1  7th place  Super Rink, Blaine
    08.04.2001 14:05  RUS  2 - FIN  1  Bronze     Mariucci, Minneapolis
    08.04.2001 18:00  USA  2 - CAN  3  Gold       Mariucci, Minneapolis

Ticket Information

Tickets are now on sale for the 2001 IIHF Women's World Championships through www.Ticketmaster.com or by calling 1-800-989-5151 (or 651-989-5151).

Hotel information and game schedule are located on the 2001 website located at www.superrink.org for Rochester, St. Cloud and Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Television Info

TSN/RDS in Canada will provide a live broadcast of the following semi-final and gold medal games:

  Saturday, April 7: 4pm ET/1pm PT
  Sunday, April 8:   7pm ET/ 4pm PT

Oxygen Sports cable network will broadcase the following games live:

  Saturday, April 7: both semi-final games
  Sunday, April 8:   gold medal game

The Boston/New Hampshire area local cable network ATT3 will have a tape delayed version of one of the semifinals (TUSAW) and the WWC final live, this coming Sunday April 8th:

   AT&T Broadband 3 Weekend Programming
   Sun Apr 8

Final Placings

  1. Team Canada
  2. Team USA
  3. Team Russia
  4. Team Finland
  5. Team Germany
  6. Team China
  7. Team Sweden
  8. Team Kazakstan


Pre-competition Exhibition Games

  Mar 28 2001  7:00 p.m. Canada 8 vs Finland 1  Brampton Sports Centre, ON
  Mar 29 2001  7:00 p.m. Finland  vs Germany    Teen Ranch, Caledon, ON
  Mar 30 2001  7:00 p.m. Canada 5 vs Germany 0  Ice Gardens, North York, ON

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