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The 14th Ice Hockey World Championship and 25th European Championship was the first after the Second World War. It was held from 15 to 23 February 1947 in Prague, Czechoslovakia. Eight teams participated, but the competition was notably missing the reigning world champion, Canada. The world champion was decided for the first time by round robin league play. Czechoslovakia won the world championship for the first time and the European championship for the seventh time. King Gustav V had sent a telegram of congratulations to the Swedish team after beating the Czechoslovaks, but they had barely finished celebrating when they were upset by the Austrians, costing them the gold medal.[1]

1947 Ice Hockey World Championships
Tournament details
Host country Czechoslovakia
Dates15–23 February
Teams8
Final positions
Champions Gold medal blank.svg Czechoslovakia (1st title)
Runner-up Silver medal blank.svg Sweden
Third place Bronze medal blank.svg Austria
Fourth place  Switzerland
Tournament statistics
Matches played28
Goals scored337 (12.04 per match)
Scoring leader(s)Czechoslovakia Vladimír Zábrodský 29 goals
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1948

Many notable changes were made to the rules for this championship. The game was standardized to be played in three 20 minute periods, aligning with the Canadian practice. The net size was standardized as well. There would be no more one- and three-minute penalties, and penalty shots were instituted.[1] The Congress in Brussels where all this was decided, also tried to absolve Canada's objections to the definition of what an 'amateur player' was. Canada's absence from the first post World War II games was a combination of this dispute, and a dispute over who was making the decisions (i.e. North America vs. Europe).[1][2]

Also at issue was which American federation's team was the proper representative, (a dispute that nearly destroyed the following year's Olympic tournament) and how to decide which nations would receive invitations. Japan and Germany were barred from participation, but the IIHF was careful to illustrate that it was the politics, not the people, who were at fault, and allies like Austria and Italy were admitted.[2]

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1947 World Ice Hockey Championships (Prague, Czechoslovakia)Edit

Game resultsEdit

15. February 1947 Prague   Austria   Poland 10:2 (3:1,2:1,5:0)
15. February 1947 Prague   Czechoslovakia   Romania 23:1 (4:0,7:1,12:0)
15. February 1947 Prague   Sweden   Switzerland 4:4 (2:2,1:0,1:2)
16. February 1947 Prague   Sweden   Belgium 24:1 (8:0,7:1,9:0)
16. February 1947 Prague   Poland   Romania 6:0 (2:0,1:0,3:0)
16. February 1947 Prague   USA   Switzerland 4:3 (0:0,3:2,1:1)
17. February 1947 Prague   Austria   Belgium 14:5 (2:0,6:0,6:5)
17. February 1947 Prague   Switzerland   Romania 13:3 (7:0,0:2,6:1)
17. February 1947 Prague   Sweden   USA 4:1 (1:0,2:0,1:1)
18. February 1947 Prague   Czechoslovakia   Austria 13:5 (2:3,6:0,5:2)
18. February 1947 Prague   USA   Belgium 13:2 (5:1,5:0,3:1)
18. February 1947 Prague   Sweden   Poland 5:3 (0:1,4:1,1:1)
19. February 1947 Prague   Austria   USA 6:5 (2:1,2:3,2:1)
19. February 1947 Prague   Sweden   Romania 15:3 (6:2,6:0,3:1)
19. February 1947 Prague   Czechoslovakia   Poland 12:0 (3:0,2:0,7:0)
19. February 1947 Prague   Switzerland   Belgium 12:2 (3:1,7:0,2:1)
20. February 1947 Prague   USA   Romania 15:3 (6:0,3:1,6:2)
20. February 1947 Prague   Poland   Belgium 11:1 (1:0,6:0,4:1)
20. February 1947 Prague   Czechoslovakia   Switzerland 6:1 (2:1,2:0,2:0)
21. February 1947 Prague   Austria   Romania 12:1 (2:0,5:0,5:1)
21. February 1947 Prague   USA   Poland 3:2 (1:0,1:2,1:0)
21. February 1947 Prague   Czechoslovakia   Belgium 24:0 (9:0,5:0,10:0)
22. February 1947 Prague   Romania   Belgium 6:4 (2:1,3:0,1:3)
22. February 1947 Prague   Switzerland   Austria 5:0 (3:0,0:0,2:0)
22. February 1947 Prague   Czechoslovakia   Sweden 1:2 (0:1,0:1,1:0)
23. February 1947 Prague   Switzerland   Poland 9:3 (3:1,1:0,5:2)
23. February 1947 Prague   Austria   Sweden 2:1 (1:0,0:0,1:1)
23. February 1947 Prague   Czechoslovakia   USA 6:1 (2:0,1:1,3:0)

Final standingsEdit

Team GP W T L GF GA DIF PTS
  Czechoslovakia 7 6 0 1 85 10 +75 12
  Sweden 7 5 1 1 55 15 +40 11
  Austria 7 5 0 2 49 32 +17 10
   Switzerland 7 4 1 2 47 22 +25 9
  United States 7 4 0 3 42 26 +16 8
  Poland 7 2 0 5 27 40 –13 4
  Romania 7 1 0 6 17 88 –71 2
  Belgium 7 0 0 7 15 104 –89 0

World Champion 1947
  Czechoslovakia

Team membersEdit

Pos. Country Members
1 CSR Bohumil Modrý, Zdeněk Jarkovský, Josef Trousílek, Vilibald Šťovík, František Pácalt, Miroslav Sláma, Miloslav Pokorný, Ladislav Troják, Vladimír Zábrodský, Stanislav Konopásek, Josef Kus, Jaroslav Drobný, Karel Stibor, Václav Roziňák, Vladimír Bouzek

Final rankings -- European ChampionshipEdit

    Czechoslovakia
    Sweden
    Austria
4    Switzerland
5   Poland
6   Romania
7   Belgium

1947 European Champion
  Czechoslovakia

CitationsEdit

  1. ^ a b c Duplacey page 502
  2. ^ a b Summary at Passionhockey.com

ReferencesEdit

  • Complete results
  • Duplacey, James (1998). Total Hockey: The official encyclopedia of the National Hockey League. Total Sports. pp. 498–528. ISBN 0-8362-7114-9.
  • Podnieks, Andrew (2010). IIHF Media Guide & Record Book 2011. Moydart Press. p. 131.