The tournament has brought us many surprises. First and foremost, the tournament has set an attendance record. In total the matches were attended by 22 653 of the viewer. Is a pan-European record. The previous record was set in 2012, MFM in the Czech Republic. Then at the games in Zlin and Petrov were 17 490 spectators.
photo: Gennady Cherkasov
Every match in the stands of the ice arena “Dmitrov” watched at least 1,000 fans. Such significant interest was recorded in the history of the tournament for the first time, although he held the championship for 11-th time. By participating in the world championship were the players of the national teams of eight countries — USA, Canada, Sweden, Finland, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Germany and Russia.
Among the hockey players up to 18 years the strongest were the representatives of the USA. They defeated rivals from Sweden with the score 9:3. The Russian team won the fourth place. In the fight for the bronze medal the Russians lost to team Canada.
The world Cup was held under the auspices of the International ice hockey Federation (IIHF) and received its highest rating.
“This is the most successful tournament held in Europe. It is symbolic that here in the final for the first time broke the European team”, — said the head of the Committee of women’s hockey IIHF Suzanne Kolbenmoor. And in the official microblog of the international Federation there was a record “Thank you, Dmitrov!”.