Ice hockey at the 2002 Winter Olympics – Women's tournament

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2002 Winter Olympics
Ice hockey pictogram.svg
Tournament details
Host country United States
Dates11–21 February
Teams8
Venue(s)2 (in 2 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Gold medal blank.svg Canada (1st title)
Runner-up Silver medal blank.svg United States
Third place Bronze medal blank.svg Sweden
Fourth place Finland
Tournament statistics
Matches played20
Goals scored127 (6.35 per match)
Attendance129,435 (6,472 per match)
Scoring leader(s)Canada Hayley Wickenheiser
(10 points)
MVPCanada Hayley Wickenheiser
1998
2006

The women's tournament in ice hockey at the 2002 Winter Olympics was held in Provo and West Valley City, United States, from 11 to 21 February. Eight teams competed, seeded into two groups. Canada won the final by a score of 3–2 over the United States, who were awarded silver. The bronze medal game was won by Sweden with a 2–1 victory over Finland.

The tournament consisted of 20 games: 12 in the preliminary round (teams play the other teams in their own group); 4 final classification games; 2 semifinal games; 1 bronze medal game; and 1 final.

Qualifying[edit]

The qualification process, and seedings for the Olympic tournament, came from the final standings of the 2000 IIHF Women's World Championship. The top six nations were given direct entry to the Olympics, the final two spots were contested in a qualification tournament.[1] The nations ranked seven through ten played a round robin in Engelberg, Switzerland from 8 to 11 February 2001.

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Kazakhstan 3 2 0 1 9 10 −1 4 2002 Winter Olympics
2  Germany 3 1 1 1 7 6 +1 3[a]
3   Switzerland (H) 3 1 1 1 10 7 +3 3[a]
4  Japan 3 0 2 1 7 10 −3 2
Source: IIHF
(H) Host.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Germany 3–1 Switzerland

All times are local (UTC+1).

8 February 2001
16:30
Japan 3–3
(1–0, 0–2, 2–1)
 GermanySporting Park, Engelberg
Attendance: 300
8 February 2001
20:00
Kazakhstan 2–7
(0–3, 0–3, 2–1)
  SwitzerlandSporting Park, Engelberg
Attendance: 825
9 February 2001
17:00
Kazakhstan 5–2
(1–1, 2–0, 2–1)
 JapanSporting Park, Engelberg
Attendance: 513
10 February 2001
17:00
Germany 3–1
(0–1, 1–0, 2–0)
  SwitzerlandSporting Park, Engelberg
Attendance: 800
11 February 2001
13:30
Germany 1–2
(0–0, 0–1, 1–1)
 KazakhstanSporting Park, Engelberg
Attendance: 531
11 February 2001
17:00
Switzerland  2–2
(0–0, 0–0, 2–2)
 JapanSporting Park, Engelberg
Attendance: 920

Rosters[edit]

Preliminary round[edit]

All times are local (UTC–7).

Group A[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Canada 3 3 0 0 25 0 +25 6 Semifinals
2  Sweden 3 2 0 1 10 13 −3 4
3  Russia 3 1 0 2 6 11 −5 2 5–8th place semifinals
4  Kazakhstan 3 0 0 3 1 18 −17 0
Source: IIHF.com
11 February 2002
11:00
Canada 7–0
(3–0, 2–0, 2–0)
 KazakhstanE Center, West Valley City
Attendance: 7,321
11 February 2002
14:00
Sweden 3–2
(2–0, 1–2, 0–0)
 RussiaPeaks Ice Arena, Provo
Attendance: 5,241
13 February 2002
11:00
Russia 0–7
(0–2, 0–2, 0–3)
 CanadaE Center, West Valley City
Attendance: 8,213
13 February 2002
14:00
Sweden 7–0
(3–0, 2–0, 2–0)
 KazakhstanPeaks Ice Arena, Provo
Attendance: 3,549
15 February 2002
14:00
Kazakhstan 1–4
(1–1, 0–2, 0–1)
 RussiaPeaks Ice Arena, Provo
Attendance: 5,618
16 February 2002
19:00
Canada 11–0
(1–0, 4–0, 6–0)
 SwedenPeaks Ice Arena, Provo
Attendance: 6,306

Group B[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  United States (H) 3 3 0 0 27 1 +26 6 Semifinals
2  Finland 3 2 0 1 7 6 +1 4
3  Germany 3 0 1 2 6 18 −12 1 5–8th place semifinals
4  China 3 0 1 2 6 21 −15 1
Source: IIHF.com
(H) Host.
12 February 2002
11:00
United States 10–0
(2–0, 4–0, 4–0)
 GermanyE Center, West Valley City
Attendance: 8,504
12 February 2002
14:00
Finland 4–0
(0–0, 2–0, 2–0)
 ChinaPeaks Ice Arena, Provo
Attendance: 4,977
14 February 2002
11:00
Finland 3–1
(1–0, 2–0, 0–1)
 GermanyPeaks Ice Arena, Provo
Attendance: 4,769
14 February 2002
16:00
China 1–12
(0–3, 1–5, 0–4)
 United StatesPeaks Ice Arena, Provo
Attendance: 6,325
16 February 2002
11:00
United States 5–0
(3–0, 1–0, 1–0)
 FinlandE Center, West Valley City
Attendance: 8,507
16 February 2002
14:00
Germany 5–5
(1–1, 1–4, 3–0)
 ChinaPeaks Ice Arena, Provo
Attendance: 5,418

Classification round[edit]

  5–8th place semifinals     5th place game
                 
  A3  Russia 4  
  B4  China 1    
      A3  Russia 5
      B3  Germany 0
  B3  Germany 4    
  A4  Kazakhstan 0   7th place game
 
B4  China 2
  A4  Kazakhstan 1

5–8th place semifinals[edit]

17 February 2002
14:00
Russia 4–1
(0–1, 3–0, 1–0)
 ChinaPeaks Ice Arena, Provo
Attendance: 5,719
17 February 2002
21:00
Germany 4–0
(1–0, 3–0, 0–0)
 KazakhstanE Center, West Valley City
Attendance: 7,773

Seventh place game[edit]

19 February 2002
14:00
China 2–1 OT
(1–0, 0–0, 0–1)
(OT:1–0)
 KazakhstanPeaks Ice Arena, Provo
Attendance: 5,490

Fifth place game[edit]

19 February 2002
19:00
Russia 5–0
(2–0, 1–0, 2–0)
 GermanyPeaks Ice Arena, Provo
Attendance: 5,781

Final round[edit]

Sweden and the United States women's teams during the semifinals. The United States won, 4–0.
  Semifinals     Gold medal game
                 
  B1  United States 4  
  A2  Sweden 0    
      B1  United States 2
      A1  Canada 3
  A1  Canada 7    
  B2  Finland 3   Bronze medal game
 
B2  Finland 1
  A2  Sweden 2

Semifinals[edit]

19 February 2002
11:05
Canada 7–3
(2–1, 0–2, 5–0)
 FinlandE Center, West Valley City
Attendance: 7,289
19 February 2002
16:30
United States 4–0
(2–0, 1–0, 1–0)
 SwedenE Center, West Valley City
Attendance: 7,738

Bronze medal game[edit]

21 February 2002
12:10
Finland 1–2
(0–2, 1–0, 0–0)
 Sweden 3rd, bronze medalist(s)Peaks Ice Arena, Provo
Attendance: 6,298

Gold medal game[edit]

21 February 2002
17:10
2nd, silver medalist(s) United States 2–3
(0–1, 1–2, 1–0)
 Canada 1st, gold medalist(s)E Center, West Valley City
Attendance: 8,599

Final rankings[edit]

Rank Team
1st, gold medalist(s)  Canada
2nd, silver medalist(s)  United States
3rd, bronze medalist(s)  Sweden
4  Finland
5  Russia
6  Germany
7  China
8  Kazakhstan

Statistics[edit]

Scoring leaders[edit]

List shows the top ten skaters sorted by points, then goals.

Player GP G A Pts +/− PIM POS
Canada Hayley Wickenheiser 5 7 3 10 +7 2 F
United States Cammi Granato 5 6 4 10 +9 0 F
Canada Danielle Goyette 5 3 7 10 +7 0 F
United States Natalie Darwitz 5 7 1 8 +8 2 F
United States Katie King 5 4 3 7 +6 4 F
Canada Jayna Hefford 5 3 4 7 +7 2 F
United States Jenny Potter 5 1 6 7 +6 2 F
United States Tara Mounsey 5 0 7 7 +5 4 D
Canada Vicky Sunohara 5 4 2 6 +7 6 F
Canada Jennifer Botterill 5 3 3 6 +2 8 F
United States Karyn Bye 5 3 3 6 +6 0 F
Finland Katja Riipi 5 3 3 6 +4 6 F

GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; +/− = Plus-minus; PIM = Penalties in Minutes; POS = Position
Source: IIHF.com

Leading goaltenders[edit]

Only the top five goaltenders, based on save percentage, who have played at least 40% of their team's minutes, are included in this list.

Player TOI GA GAA SA Sv% SO
United States Sarah Tueting 120:00 1 0.50 20 95.00 1
United States Sara Decosta 179:00 3 1.01 58 94.83 2
Sweden Kim Martin 180:00 5 1.67 82 93.90 1
Canada Kim St-Pierre 240:00 5 1.25 78 93.59 2
Russia Irina Gashennikova 300:00 12 2.40 178 93.26 1

TOI = Time on Ice (minutes:seconds); GA = Goals Against; GAA = Goals Against Average; SA = Shots Against; Sv% = Save Percentage; SO = Shutouts

Awards[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]