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1930 World Ice Hockey Championships

The 1930 Men's Ice Hockey World Championships were held between January 30 and February 10, 1930, in Chamonix, France, Vienna, Austria, and Berlin, Germany. This event was the first world championships independent of hockey at the Olympics.[1]

1930 World Ice Hockey Championships
Tournament details
Host countries France
 Austria
 Germany
Dates29 January – 10 February
Teams12
Venue(s)3 (in 3 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Gold medal blank.svg Canada (4th title)
Runner-up Silver medal blank.svg Germany
Third place Bronze medal blank.svg  Switzerland
Fourth place Austria
Tournament statistics
Matches played12
Goals scored49 (4.08 per match)
1928
1931

Canada, represented by the Toronto CCMs, beat the German team in the gold medal match by a score of 6 to 1 to win the title.[2]

Germany won their first European Championship, defeating Switzerland in Berlin two to one. The lone game in Vienna was played to determine the European Bronze, Austria shutout Poland two to zero to round out the medals.[3]

Final tournamentEdit

First round
31 January 1930 Chamonix   Germany   Great Britain 4:2 (0:2, 2:0, 2:0)
31 January 1930 Chamonix   Hungary   Italy 2:0 (0:0, 2:0, 0:0)
31 January 1930 Chamonix   France   Belgium 4:1 (0:1, 2:0, 2:0)
Quarterfinals
1 February 1930 Chamonix   Poland   Japan 5:0 (2:0, 2:0, 1:0)
1 February 1930 Chamonix    Switzerland   Czechoslovakia 3:1 (2:1, 1:0, 0:0)
1 February 1930 Chamonix   Germany   Hungary 4:1 (1:0, 0:0, 3:1)
1 February 1930 Chamonix   France   Austria 1:2 (1:1, 0:0, 0:1)
Semifinals
2 February 1930 Chamonix    Switzerland   Austria 2:1 (0:0, 1:1, 1:0)
2 February 1930 Chamonix   Germany   Poland 3:1 (1:1, 2:0, 0:0)
4th place
5 February 1930 Vienna   Austria   Poland 2:0 (0:0, 0:0, 2:0)
Final
9 February 1930 Berlin   Germany    Switzerland 2:1 (0:1, 1:0, 1:0)

FinalEdit

10 February 1930 Berlin   Germany   Canada 1:6 (1:2, 0:2, 0:2)

The tournament was a direct knock-out playoff. The Canadian team was considered so dominant that it did not participate in the knock-out tournament. Canada was put into the gold medal final game, and the tournament was played to determine an opponent.[3]

Warm winter weather melted the ice in Chamonix, France and forced the Ligue Internationale de Hockey sur Glace officials to move the tournament to Berlin, Germany, and the Sportpalast (which had artificial ice). Additionally, the fourth place match was played in Vienna, Austria, making this the only world hockey championship tournament to take place in three different countries.[3]

The Canadian team lost to Austria 1-0 on February 7 (in Vienna) in an exhibition match. The loss to Austria was the first time any Canadian team had lost to a European team.[4]

Ranking and statisticsEdit

 


 1930 World Championship Winners 
 
Canada
4th title

Canadian winning teamEdit

Final standingsEdit

The final standings of the tournament:

    Canada
    Germany
     Switzerland
4   Austria
5   Poland
6   France
6   Hungary
6   Czechoslovakia
6   Japan
10   Great Britain
10   Italy
10   Belgium

European Championship medal tableEdit

    Germany
     Switzerland
    Austria
4   Poland
5   Czechoslovakia
5   Hungary
5   France
8   Great Britain
8   Italy
8   Belgium

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ IIHF Timeline
  2. ^ Holland, Dave (2008). Canada on Ice; The World Hockey Championships, 1920–2008. Canada On Ice productions. pp. 30–31. ISBN 978-0-9808936-0-1.
  3. ^ a b c Duplacey, James (1998). Total Hockey: The official encyclopedia of the National Hockey League. Total Sports. pp. 500–1. ISBN 0-8362-7114-9.
  4. ^ "Commentary on tournament (in French)". Archived from the original on 2012-03-02. Retrieved 2012-02-27.

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