MVP: Raygan Kirk (CAN)
Best Goalie Saskia Maurer (SUI)
Best Defenceman Alexie Guay (CAN)
Best Forward Elisa Holopainen (FIN)
Goal: Saskia Maurer (SUI)
Defence: Alexie Guay (CAN), Nelli Laitinen (FIN)
Forward: Elisa Holopainen (FIN), Katy Knoll (USA), Ilona Markova (RUS)
The leading scorers here in Obihiro were as follows:
Goals--Holopainen & Natalie Mlynkova (RUS)--5
Assists--Kristyna Kaltounkova (CZE)--6
There will be WW18 Division I-A drama later today. Germany and Slovakia will play in the final game of the round robin. The winner of the group will play at the top level of WW18 in 2020 and the loser will remain in I-A. Slovakia must win in regulation to earn promotion while Germany can win any way or lose in overtime/shootout. There will be a live stream on the event page starting at 12:30 local time.
Japan has been demoted and will play Division I-A for 2020.
The 2020 WW18 has not yet been allocated. The 2019 senior Women’s Worlds will be played in Espoo, Finland, and the 2020 WW will be played in Halifax and Truro, Nova Scotia, Canada.