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.
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
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.
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 04:00 WOMEN'S WORLD ICE HOCKEY SEMIFINAL 07:00 WOMEN'S WORLD ICE HOCKEY CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL
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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