1931 Ice Hockey World Championships

The 1931 Ice Hockey World Championship was the 5th World Championship, an annual international ice hockey tournament. It took place between 1 and 8 February 1931 in Krynica-Zdrój, Poland. The tournament was won by Canada who were represented by the University of Manitoba Grads team, claiming their fifth world championship title by finishing on top of the group in the final round with a total of nine points. The United States finished second to win the silver medal, losing only one game to Canada and Austria finished third for the bronze medal. The host nation of Poland finished fourth at the tournament after winning one game, tying one, and losing three in the final round.

1931 Ice Hockey World Championships
Tournament details
Host country Poland
Dates1–8 February
Teams10
Venue(s)1 (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions Gold medal blank.svg Canada (5th title)
Runner-up Silver medal blank.svg United States
Third place Bronze medal blank.svg Austria
Fourth place Poland
Tournament statistics
Matches played29
Goals scored119 (4.1 per match)
Scoring leader(s)United States Charles Ramsay (8 goals)
1930
1932

The World Championship also acted simultaneously as the 15th European Championship. Austria who finished highest of the European teams in third were named the champions.

First roundEdit

Four teams compete in the First round each playing one game. The winning teams advance to the Second round and the losing teams compete in the Consolation round.[1]

February 1, 1931Czechoslovakia  4–1
(2–0, 1–1, 1–0)
  HungaryKrynica-Zdrój
February 1, 1931Austria  1 – 0 2OT
(0–0, 0–0, 0–0)
(OT: 0–0, 1–0)
  Great BritainKrynica-Zdrój

Second roundEdit

Eight teams compete in the Second round each playing one game. The winning teams advance to the Final round and the losing teams compete in the Third round.[1]

February 1, 1931Canada  9–0
(1–0, 4–0, 4–0)
  FranceKrynica-Zdrój
February 2, 1931  Czechoslovakia4–1
(0–0, 3–0, 1–1)
  PolandKrynica-Zdrój
February 2, 1931Sweden  3–1
(0–1, 2–0, 1–0)
  AustriaKrynica-Zdrój
February 2, 1931United States  15–0
(7–0, 5–0, 3–0)
  RomaniaKrynica-Zdrój

Third roundEdit

The four losing teams from the Second round compete in the Third round each playing one game. The winning teams advance to the Final round and the losing teams compete in the Consolation round.[1]

February 3, 1931Poland  2 – 1 OT
(1–0, 0–0, 0–1)
(OT: 1–0)
  FranceKrynica-Zdrój
February 3, 1931Austria  7–0
(4–0, 0–0, 3–0)
  RomaniaKrynica-Zdrój

Final roundEdit

The six participating teams played a round-robin, with the top three teams winning gold, silver and bronze respectively. Canada's University of Manitoba Grads won the tournament with a total of nine points after winning four games and tying one.[1] Sweden's 0 – 0 tie with Canada was the first time a European team did not lose to a team representing Canada in a World Championship match.[citation needed] Due to a tie between Czechoslovakia and Poland in points, fourth spot was given to Poland who had more total goals scored.[1]

Team GP W T L GF GA DIF PTS
  Canada 5 4 1 0 15 0 +15 9:1
  United States 5 4 0 1 7 3 +4 8:2
  Austria 5 2 0 3 5 13 −8 4:6
  Poland 5 1 1 3 3 6 −3 3:7
  Czechoslovakia 5 1 1 3 2 5 −3 3:7
  Sweden 5 1 1 3 1 6 −5 3:7
February 4, 1931United States  2–1  AustriaKrynica-Zdrój
February 4, 1931Canada  2–0  CzechoslovakiaKrynica-Zdrój
February 4, 1931Poland  2–0  SwedenKrynica-Zdrój
February 5, 1931Czechoslovakia  2–1  AustriaKrynica-Zdrój
February 5, 1931United States  3–0  SwedenKrynica-Zdrój
February 5, 1931Canada  3–0  PolandKrynica-Zdrój
February 6, 1931United States  1–0  CzechoslovakiaKrynica-Zdrój
February 6, 1931Canada  0–0  SwedenKrynica-Zdrój
February 6, 1931Austria  2–1  PolandKrynica-Zdrój
February 7, 1931Sweden  1–0  CzechoslovakiaKrynica-Zdrój
February 7, 1931Canada  8–0  AustriaKrynica-Zdrój
February 7, 1931United States  1–0  PolandKrynica-Zdrój
February 8, 1931Austria  1–0  SwedenKrynica-Zdrój
February 8, 1931Poland  0–0  CzechoslovakiaKrynica-Zdrój
February 8, 1931Canada  2–0  United StatesKrynica-Zdrój

Consolation roundEdit

The four participating teams played a round-robin, with games played between February 4 to February 7. The winner Hungary won all three games, finishing with six points and earning sixth place in the overall standings.[1]

Team GP W T L GF GA DIF PTS
  Hungary 3 3 0 0 13 2 +11 6:0
  Great Britain 3 2 0 1 14 4 +10 4:2
  France 3 1 0 2 8 4 +4 2:4
  Romania 3 0 0 3 2 27 −25 0:6
Hungary  3–1  Great BritainKrynica-Zdrój
France  7–1  RomaniaKrynica-Zdrój
Hungary  9–1  RomaniaKrynica-Zdrój
Great Britain  2–1  FranceKrynica-Zdrój
Great Britain  11–0  RomaniaKrynica-Zdrój
Hungary  1–0  FranceKrynica-Zdrój

15th European ChampionshipEdit

The 1931 World Championship also acted simultaneously as the 15th European Championships. Austria were named champions after finishing as the highest ranked European team in the tournament in third. Second and third were awarded to Poland and Czechoslovakia respectively.[1]

Austrian winning teamEdit

Medal tableEdit

    Austria
    Poland
    Czechoslovakia
4   Sweden
5   France
5   Romania
7   Great Britain
7   Hungary
  • Müller presents the European standings as not including the 'Consolation Round,' so the placement of the last four nations differ from the 'World' standings.

Ranking and statisticsEdit

 


 1931 World Championship Winners 
 
Canada
5th title

Top scorerEdit

Canadian winning teamEdit

Final standingsEdit

The final standings of the tournament:

    Canada
    United States
    Austria
4   Poland
5   Czechoslovakia
6   Sweden
7   Hungary
8   Great Britain
9   France
10   Romania

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Müller, Stephan (2005). International Ice Hockey Encyclopaedia 1904–2005. Germany: Books on Demand. p. 48. ISBN 3-8334-4189-5.