Tuesday's World Women's Hockey Championship Games
FINAL ATTENDANCE OF 94,001 BREAKS RECORD

The 2004 IIHF World Women’s Hockey Championship in Halifax/Dartmouth (Nova Scotia) set an all-time attendance record for this event, drawing a total of 94,001 fans to 20 games.

The previous World Women’s attendance record was 66,783, set by Kitchener, Ontario during the 1997 event.

The 2004 World Women’s host committee had announced on January 29, 2004 (8 weeks prior to the event), that they had already broken the 1997 attendance record.


- Attendance for the Gold Medal Final was 10,506 -

Canada 2 vs. USA 0

CANADA’S NATIONAL WOMEN’S TEAM CAPTURES EIGHTH CONSECUTIVE
GOLD MEDAL AT 2004 IIHF WORLD WOMEN’S HOCKEY CHAMPIONSHIP

HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA – Canada’s National Women’s Team has captured gold at the 2004 IIHF World Women’s Hockey Championship, with an 2-0 win over the USA. For an eighth consecutive World Championship, Canada has captured the World title, defeating the USA in each of the eight finals. Canada captured all seven previous World Women’s Hockey Championships (1990, 1992, 1994, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2001).» more

 

IIHF DIRECTORATE AWARDS
(as voted on by members of the championship directorate which is made up of one representative of each of the 9 teams at the event):

Top Goaltender:
Kim St-Pierre (CAN)
Top Defenceman:
Angela Ruggiero (USA)
Top Forward:
Jayna Hefford (CAN)

TOURNAMENT ALL-STAR TEAM

(As voted on by memebers of the media):

Goaltender:Pam Dreyer (USA)
Defence:Angela Ruggiero (USA)
Gunilla Anderson (SWE)

Forwards:Jennifer Botterill (CAN), Natalie Darwitz (USA, Jayna Hefford (CAN)

Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the Championship
(As voted on by members of the media):
Jennifer Botterill (CAN)

 

Finland 3 vs. Sweden 2
Finland claims sixth bronze medal
By Krista Nymark

Bragging rights were finally awarded after 60 minutes of fast and furious play tonight, as Team Finland topped rival Team Sweden in the 2004 battle for bronze. » more

 

Past Team Canada coaches honoured
By Kristen Lipscombe

Hockey Canada honoured coaches past and present at a Team Canada reception Monday evening in Halifax’s World Trade and Convention Centre.» more

 

Little girls with big dreams
By Kristen Lipscombe

Cassie Campbell, Hayley Wickenheiser, Jennifer Botterill and Sami Jo-Small weren’t the only Canadian girls hitting the ice this week. » more

 

Future is bright
for young Swedish team

By Kristen Lipscombe

The Canadian and American squads may have plenty of depth, experience and exposure on their sides, but the underdog women’s hockey teams are more than ready to play catch up.» more

 
 
For more information:
Kalli Quinn Director, Female National Teams | Équipes nationales féminines