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World Women’s Championship
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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 Division at the 2013 IIHF Ice Hockey Women's World Championship, while the loser is relegated to the Division I Group A.
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)