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World Women’s Championship
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The 10 teams are divided into two, tiered, five-team groups in the Preliminary Round.
After a single round-robin series in each group, the five teams from Group A and the best three teams from Group B advance to the Playoff Round.
The Quarter-Finals will be played between A1-B3, A2-B2, A3-B1, A4-A5. The winner of each Quarter-Final moves onto the Semi-Finals.
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 quarter-final losers will be ranked 5th to 8th according to 1. their position in the group, 2. their preliminary-round record (1. points, 2. goal difference, 3. goals scored).
The two last-placed teams of Group B will be relegated to the Division I Group A.
Hungary and Denmark up, Sweden and France down
Hungary and Denmark finished first and second of the World Women's Championship Division IA to promote to the top division. Sweden and France are relegated from the highest level of international women's hockey.(14 Apr 2019)
Women’s World Championship coming up
On Friday starts the Women's World Championship in Plymouth, Michigan, United States. Yesterday the U.S. Women's National Team and USA Hockey announced that they've reached an agreement so USA will be represented by their best players at the home championship, trying to defend the gold medals.(29 Mar 2017)
New Swiss Head Coach
SIHF signed Daniela Diaz as new head coach of the Swiss women's team.(14 Dec 2015)
Germany relegated(03 Apr 2015)
Japan qualifies for WWC(11 Nov 2014)
Sweden to host 2015 Women’s WC
The 2015 IIHF World Women's Championship will be played in Sweden. Venue and dates are still to be announced.(05 Oct 2012)
First ever medal for Switzerland(15 Apr 2012)
USA-Canada in the women’s final
As expected both USA and Canada made it to the final of the World Women's Championship in Burlington, Vermont. Canada beat Finland 5-1 in the first semi final and then USA beat Switzerland 10-0. Sweden won the 5th place game against Russia 2-1 in overtime. In the relegation round Germany beat Slovakia 3-1 to stay in the top division.(14 Apr 2012)
US opens WWC with big win
United States women routes Canada 9:2 to open the 2012 IIHF Women's World Championships. The Americans opened the scoring 37 seconds in and added four more just over 5 minutes in. Monique Lamoureux-Kolls led the way with 6pts (3+3) handing the Canadians their worse loss.(08 Apr 2012)