Canada beat the U.S. in Vermont last year to win gold, and the Americans have returned the favour, scoring the only goal of the third period to win back the title with a thrilling 3-2 win.
The 8 teams are divided into two, four-team groups in the Preliminary Round.
After a single round-robin series in each group, the four teams from Group A and the best two teams from Group B advance to the Playoff Round while the third- and fourth-placed team in Group B will play a best-of-three relegation round series.
The two top-seeded teams from Group A will receive Quarter-Final Round bye thus moving automatically to the Semi-Finals. The Quarter-Finals will be played between 3A-2B and 4A-1B. The winner of each Quarter-Final moves onto the Semi-Finals, while the loser will play a placement game.
The winner of each Semi-Final game will move onto the Gold Medal Game, while the losers will play in the Bronze Medal Game.
The winner of the best-of-three Relegation Round series will play again in the Top while the loser will be relegated to the Division I Group A.
Three Point System
For all games points shall be awarded as follows:
- 3 points for the winning team at the conclusion of regulation time
- 1 point for both teams at the conclusion of regulation time if the game is tied
- An additional point earned for the team winning the game in a 5-minute overtime period, or the Game Winning Shots Procedure if the teams are still tied following conclusion of the overtime period
- 0 points for the team losing the game in regulation time
If a game is tied at the end of regulation time, a five-minute overtime period shall be played immediately after an intermission of three minutes. The teams will defend the same goals as in the third period. The game will end when the five minutes has expired or when a goal is scored; the scoring team will be declared the winner. If no goal is scored in the overtime period then the Game Winning Shots Procedure will apply. All overtime periods of any IIHF game shall be played with each team at the numerical strength of four (4) skaters and one (1) goalkeeper.
Overtime procedure in Play-Off Games:
- In case of a tie at the conclusion of regulation time in a Quarter Final, Semi Final and Bronze Medal Game, there will be a 10-minute sudden-death overtime period played, following a three-minute intermission.
- The teams will defend the same goals as in the third period.
- The team, which scores a goal during this period is the winner.
- In the Gold Medal game there will be a 20-minute sudden-death overtime period, following a 15-minute intermission during which the ice will be resurfaced.
- The teams will change ends.
- The team which scores a goal during this period is declared winner.
- If no goal is scored during the sudden-death overtime, there will be Game Winning Shot (GWS) competition ("shootout") according to the Game Winning Shots Procedure.
Game Winning Shots Procedure
If no goal is scored in the overtime period then the Game Winning Shots (GWS) procedure will apply. The following procedure will be utilized:
- Three different shooters from each team will take alternate shots, until a decisive goal is scored.
- If the game is still tied after three shots by each team, the GWS will continue with a tie-break shoot out by one player of each team, with a reversed shooting order.
- The same or new players can take the tie-break shots. The same player can also be used for each shot by a team in the tie-break shoot-out.
- Only the decisive goal will count in the result of the game.
- Shots will be taken at both ends of the ice. The area of the ice to be used will be dry scraped.
- A coin toss will determine which team takes the first shot, with the winner of the toss having the choice whether his team will shoot first or second.
- Any player whose penalty was not over when overtime ended cannot take the shots and must stay in the penalty box or in the dressing room.
- Once named, players may only be replaced in the event of injury or penalty.
- The substitute stand-by player is placed last in the shooting order.
- The goalkeepers will defend the same goal, as determined by the Referee.
- The goalkeepers from each team may be changed after each shot.
- The players of both teams will take the shots alternately until a decisive goal is scored.
- The decisive goal will be credited to the player who scored and to the goalkeeper concerned.
Tie breaking formula
The tie-breaking system for two teams with the same number of points in a standing will be the game between the two teams, the winner of the game taking precedence.
Due to the fact that the three-point system does not allow a game to end in a tie, then the following tie breaking procedure is applicable when three or more teams are tied in points in a Championship standing.
Should three or more teams be tied on points, then a tie breaking formula will be applied as follows, creating a sub-group amongst the tied teams. This process will continue until only two or none of the teams remain tied. In the case of two tied teams remaining, the game between the two would then be the determining tie-breaker as the game could not end as a tie. In the case of none of the teams being tied, the criteria specified in the respective step applies.
Taking into consideration the games between each of the tied teams, a sub-group is created applying the points awarded in the direct games amongst the tied teams from which the teams are then ranked accordingly.
Should three or more teams still remain tied in points then the better goal difference in the direct games amongst the tied teams will be decisive.
Should three or more teams still remain tied in points and goal difference then the highest number of goals scored by these teams in their direct games will be decisive
Should three or more teams still remain tied in points, goal difference and goals scored then the results between each of the three teams and the closest best-ranked team outside the sub-group will be applied. In this case the tied team with the best result (1. points, 2. goal difference, 3. more goals scored) against the closest best ranked-team will take precedence
Should the teams still remain tied, then the results between each of the three teams and the next highest best-ranked team outside the sub-group will be applied.
Should the teams still remain tied after these five steps have been exercised then Sport considerations will be applied and the teams will be ranked by their positions coming into the Championship (seeding).
Note: If not all mutual games have been played yet in an ongoing tournament, the tied teams will be ranked in the standings according to the following criteria: 1. Lower number of games played, 2. Goal difference, 3. Goals scored, 4. Positions coming into the Championship.
Click here to download the IIHF’s Rule Book and Sport Regulations.
To play in the IIHF World Championship, the Olympic ice hockey tournament and the qualifications to these competitions, players must fulfill the following qualification requirements:
- Each player must be under the jurisdiction of an IIHF member national association
- Each player must be a citizen of the country he represents.
Acquiring a new national eligibility (The ‘two-year’ case)
When a player has changed his citizenship or has acquired another citizenship and wants to participate for the first time in an IIHF competition representing his new country the player must:
- Prove that he/she has participated for at least two consecutive years in the national competitions of his/her new country during which period he/she has neither transferred to another country nor played ice hockey within any other country.
- Have an international transfer card (ITC) that shows the transfer to the national competition of his/her new country and which was approved and dated at least two years before the start of the IIHF competition in which he/she wishes to participate.
Change of national eligibility (The ‘four-year’ case)
A player, who has previously participated in IIHF competition, can switch national eligibility (but only once in a player's life) if:
- He/she is a citizen of the new country of his choice.
- He/she has participated for at least four consecutive years in the national competitions of his/her new country, during which period he/she has neither transferred to another country nor played ice hockey within any other country and has not played for his/her previous country in an IIHF competition during this four year period.
- He/she has an international transfer card (ITC) that shows the transfer to the national competition of his/her new country and which was approved and dated at least four years before the start of the IIHF competition in which he/she wishes to participate.
Team Canada Package
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Gold Medal Playoff Package
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The Gold Medal Playoff Package includes three exciting doubleheaders at SBP Arena for a total of six games: the quarter-final doubleheader on April 6, the semifinal doubleheader on April 8 and the bronze medal and gold medal games on April 9.
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Gold Medal 3-Pack
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Fan Guide & F.A.Q.
General Event Information
2013 IIHF Ice Hockey Women’s World Championship
April 2-9, 2013 – Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
SBP Arena – 13 games
Nepean Sportsplex – eight games
Pre-tournament games to be held across Ontario
2013 Seeding (according to 2012 results):
Group A: Canada (1), United States (2), Switzerland (3), Finland (4)
Group B: Sweden (5), Russia (6), Germany (7), Czech Republic (promoted)
Q: I can’t go to all 12 games, what other ticket options will I have?
A: The 12‐game ticket packages are your best value in attending the world championship. It gives you access to the best seats, best pricing (savings of over $100), souvenir ticket package (if purchased prior to Dec. 1, 2012) and a free souvenir program. Other options that will be available if the full package doesn’t work will include three‐day packs and doubleheader day passes. These packages will start to be available in the upcoming months. Stay tuned towww.hockeycanada.ca/2013ottawa, or follow the event on Twitter for up‐to‐date information atwww.twitter.com/hc_wwhc.
Every seat, every game!
Let’s welcome the world to Hockey Country and show our Canadian pride with full buildings for every game during the Championship.
If you are unable to use your tickets for a particular game, you can donate them to our Tickets for Kids program. You will be helping to give the youth of our city a chance to experience the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity of attending a Women’s World Championship game.
Return your tickets in the self-addressed envelope that is included in your ticket booklet.
Plus – by donating your tickets, you will be entered into a draw for a chance to win one of five pairs of tickets to see the Gold Medal game at the 2013 IIHF Ice Hockey Women’s World Championship at SBP Arena. One entry for every pair of tickets donated. Visit www.hockeycanada.ca/2013ottawa for full details.
Q: When can I get tickets to the 2013 IIHF Ice Hockey Women’s World Championship?
A: Tickets are available online now or by calling 613‐599‐FANS (3267). Twelve‐game ticket packages are on sale now, and include all Team Canada games, playoff round and medal round games at SBP Arena, home of the Ottawa Senators. Packages are on sale for $184, $239 or $289.CLICK HERE to purchase a ticket package.
Smaller packages will be available starting Nov. 1; information will be available at www.hockeycanada.ca/2013ottawa.
Q: When will my tickets be delivered to me?
A: All full‐event package holders who purchase their 12‐game packages prior to Dec. 1, 2012 will receive a commemorative souvenir ticket package in February 2013. All other package and group ticket purchasers will receive their packages by the end of February 2013.
Q: I want to bring my sports team/office staff/community group to a game as a team‐building event, what options do you have available?
A: There are some amazing discounted group ticket offers available for the 2012 IIHF Ice Hockey Women’s World Championship, some of which even include a fundraising option for your group. For more information on your group inquiry, you can contact our group sales team at email@example.com, or call (613) 599‐0210.
Q: How can I volunteer for the 2013 IIHF Ice Hockey Women’s World Championship?
A: For more information on volunteering, go to our website at www.hockeycanada.ca/2013volunteer. Volunteer applicants must follow the registration process and will have to complete a record check. Not everyone who registers to volunteer will be accepted since a large number of applications are expected.
Transportation and Parking
Getting to the Game
As thousands descend on Ottawa for the 2013 IIHF Ice Hockey Women’s World Championship, fans are encouraged to use public transportation and to carpool throughout the duration of the tournament.
OC Transpo will be operating event-level service to SBP Arena and regular routes to Nepean Sportsplex. For up-to-date schedule, route and fare information, visit octranspo.com.
Week‐long and multi‐day parking passes will be available and first priority given to world championship ticket package buyers, starting in January 2013.
If you are planning on driving to games at SBP Arena, be sure to purchase your parking day passes now and save up to 30% off the single-game prices at the gate. To order, CLICK HERE until March 1, 2013, to ensure delivery prior to the championship.
Please familiarize yourself with the site maps on the following pages. Specified lots at SBP Arena will be reserved for fans attending only one game (Lots 4 and 5) on a particular day, while others will be reserved for those attending both games (Lots 6, 7 and 9). Nepean Sportsplex parking is free and on a first-come-first-served basis.
Q: What time do doors open at SBP Arena?
A: Doors for all games at both venues will open one hour before the scheduled start time.
Q: I have tickets for both games in a doubleheader and I plan on attending both games. Will I be able to stay inside the arena between games?
A; Yes, you will be able to stay inside the arena (SBP Arena or NSP). Upon arrival for the first game you will be required to present your tickets to both games. Both tickets will be scanned, as well, the ticket for the second game and your hand will be stamped. This will ensure that you able to remain inside the arena between games.
Q: What type of food and beverage options are there at SBP Arena and the NSP?
A: There are a variety of concessions available at both venues. At SBP Arena there are also a number of restaurants including:
- Club Red – Fine dining and lounge.
- Bert’s Place – Check out the pre-and post-game action on one of Bert’s 35 televisions while enjoying a succulent burger or ribs.
- Frank Finnigan’s ‑ Enjoy tasty snacks, delicious sandwiches and desserts.
- Local Heroes Hockey Country Lodge ‑ Enjoy several Local Heroes favourites, ice cold beer and terrific music before and after the game.
- The Ledge Carvery & Bar ‑ Overlook the ice while enjoying hot and hearty made-to-order sandwiches and fresh salads.
At the NSP, enjoy the food and beverage options available at the concession or canteen before, during and after the game.
Q: Where can I get official 2013 IIHF Ice Hockey Women’s World Championship merchandise?
A: Official 2013 IIHF Ice Hockey Women’s World Championship and Team Canada merchandise will be available at multiple on-site locations at SBP Arena and the NSP.
Q: Can I bring flags, banners or noisemakers to the games?
A: Guests are permitted to bring banners into the arenas, providing they don’t carry any disparaging or obscene messages, interfere with the game or other fans’ enjoyment of the game. Signs greater than 24" x 24" in size must be rolled up or folded upon entry into the building. Poles in excess of 36” used to display banners or flags are not permitted. For the comfort and safety of all patrons, laser pointers, air horns and other noisemakers are not permitted inside either venue.
Q: Am I allowed to bring my camera?
A: Recording devices, including audio or video (such as recorder or a digital camera with video component) are not permitted in either venue. However, guests are permitted to bring small still cameras without a camera bag to SBP Arena or the NSP.
Q: What do I do if my tickets have been lost or stolen?
A: Please contact one of our customer service representatives at 613-599-FANS (toll-free 1 877-788-3267) or firstname.lastname@example.org. All tickets that are lost, destroyed or inaccessible are subject to a $10 per ticket replacement charge. In the event this occurs, a replacement ticket will be provided that overrides any other ticket for those seat(s). In the case of stolen tickets, a police report must be filed with your local police department. This report must be presented to the ticket office. There is no service charge or replacement fee for stolen tickets.
Want to watch the 2013 IIHF Ice Hockey Women's World Championship live?
All games can be watched live through the FastHockey live stream. Games that are shown on TV may be geo-blocked for the respective territory.
Here's a list of TV broadcasters:
Canada: TSN, RDS
2 April CAN-USA
3 April SUI-CAN (TSN2/RDS)
5 April CAN-FIN
8 April semi-final game with Canada
9 April gold medal game
5 April CAN-FIN
6 April quarter-final game with Finland
8 April 5th-place game if Finland plays
8 April both semi-final games
9 April gold & bronze medal games
6 April quarter-final game with Sweden
8 April semi-final game with Sweden
9 April bronze medal game if Sweden plays
9 April gold medal game
|1994||Canada||USA||Finland||Lake Placid, USA|
|2003||Cancelled due to outbreak of SARS disease in China.|
|2005||USA||Canada||Sweden||Linköping, Norröoping, SWE|
|2007||Canada||USA||Sweden||Winnipeg, Selkirk, CAN|
|2011||USA||Canada||Finland||Zurich, Winterthur, SUI|
The IIHF World Women's Championship is not played during Olympic seasons.
The 2013 IIHF Women's World Ranking will be published following the 2013 IIHF Ice Hockey Women's World Championship.
Below is the 2013 Women's Pre-Championship Report.
In the 2013 IIHF Women's Pre-Championship Report the value of the 2009 WW has dropped entirely and the values of the 2012 and 2011 Women's World Championships and of the 2010 Olympic Women's Ice Hockey Tournament have been amended accordingly (reduced by 25 percent). For the purpose of calculating the final 2013 IIHF World Ranking, only the points from the 2013 IIHF Ice Hockey Women's World Championship need to be added in the chart below.
Canada - USA (gold)
Russia - Finland (bronze)
Anna Shibanova's power-play goal early in the third period broke a scoreless tie and sent Russia to a 2-0 win over Finland to take the bronze medal at the 2013 Women's World Championship.
Canada - Russia (SF)
Canada broke open a close game with five goals in the second period en route to an 8-1 win over Russia. Canada will now face the U.S. for gold while the Russians and Finns will play for bronze.
USA - Finland (SF)
Hilary Knight broke a scoreless tie at 13:55 of the third period to send the U.S. on their way to a 3-0 win over Finland. The win puts the USA in the gold-medal game and the Finns in the bronze game.
Canada - Finland
Canada scored three goals in the final six minutes of the first period en route to a 8-0 win and first place in Group A. Canada finishes with a 2-1-0-0 record while the Finns are 1-0-1-2.
Sweden - Russia
Russia got goals from four players en route to a shocking 4-0 win over Sweden that puts the former in the quarter-finals and the latter in the relegation round.
United States - Switzerland
If Switzerland's Florence Shelling isn't the best women's goalie in the world right now, who is? She made more bona fide, highlight-reel saves in this one game today, a 5-0 loss to the United States, than any other goalie will make this entire tournament.
Czech Rep. - Germany
The Germans had something to prove on the final day of round robin play at the Nepean Sportsplex on Friday, and they did exactly that, earning a decisive 6-3 win over the Czech Republic.
Switzerland - Canada
Team Canada followed its emotional 3-2 shootout win 24 hours ago against the U.S. with a dominating 13-0 win over Switzerland. Marie-Philip Poulin had a record-tying four goals and added an assist.