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1949 Ice Hockey World Championships

The 16th Ice Hockey World Championships and 27th European Hockey Championships was held from February 12 to 20, 1949, in Stockholm, Sweden. In the initial round, the ten teams participating were divided into three groups: two groups of three and one of four. In the second round, the top two teams in each group advanced to the medal round (for positions 1 through 6) with the remaining four teams advancing to the consolation round for places 7 through 10.

1949 Ice Hockey World Championships
Tournament details
Host country Sweden
Dates12–20 February
Teams10
Final positions
Champions Gold medal blank.svg Czechoslovakia (2nd title)
Runner-up Silver medal blank.svg Canada
Third place Bronze medal blank.svg United States
Fourth place Sweden
Tournament statistics
Matches played31
Goals scored360 (11.61 per match)
1948
1950

Czechoslovakia overcame tragedy to win their second world championship and ninth European Championship. In November 1948 six Czechoslovak players (Ladislav Troják, Karel Stibor, Zdeněk Jarkovský, Vilibald Šťovík, Miloslav Pokorný and defenseman Zdeněk Švarc) were lost when their plane went missing crossing the English Channel. Despite the key losses to their roster, they defeated the Sudbury Wolves, Canada's representative, three to two. It was only the third defeat for the Canadians at a World Championship. The Americans were able to top the Czechoslovaks in the final round, which earned them a bronze medal, and kept the host Swedes off the podium.[1][2]

World Ice Hockey Championship (in Stockholm, Sweden)Edit

First RoundEdit

Group AEdit

12 February 1949 Stockholm   Canada   Denmark 47:0 (13:0,16:0,18:0)
13 February 1949 Stockholm   Canada   Austria 7:0 (0:0,3:0,4:0)
14 February 1949 Stockholm   Austria   Denmark 25:1 (8:0,6:0,11:1)

Standings

Pos. Team G.P. Wins Ties Losses Goals Goal diff Pts..
1   Canada 2 2 0 0 54: 0 +54 4:0
2   Austria 2 1 0 1 25: 8 +17 2:2
3   Denmark 2 0 0 2 1:72 -71 0:4

Group BEdit

12 February 1949 Stockholm   Norway   Belgium 2:0 (2:0,0:0,0:0)
12 February 1949 Stockholm   USA   Switzerland 12:5 (6:2,4:1,2:2)
13 February 1949 Stockholm   Switzerland   Belgium 18:2 (5:0,10:1,3:1)
13 February 1949 Stockholm   USA   Norway 12:1 (7:1,3:0,2:0)
14 February 1949 Stockholm   Switzerland   Norway 7:1 (4:1,3:0,0:0)
14 February 1949 Stockholm   USA   Belgium 12:0 (4:0,5:0,3:0)

Standings

Pos. Team G.P. Wins Ties Losses Goals Goal diff Pts..
1   USA 3 3 0 0 36: 6 +30 6:0
2   Switzerland 3 2 0 1 30:15 +15 4:2
3   Norway 3 1 0 2 4:19 -15 2:4
4   Belgium 3 0 0 3 2:32 -30 0:6

Group CEdit

12 February 1949 Stockholm   Sweden   Finland 12:1 (2:0,3:0,7:1)
13 February 1949 Stockholm   Sweden   Czechoslovakia 4:2 (3:0,1:2,0:0)
14 February 1949 Stockholm   Czechoslovakia   Finland 19:2 (8:1,3:1,8:0)

Standings

Pos. Team G.P. Wins Ties Losses Goals Goal diff Pts..
1   Sweden 2 2 0 0 16: 3 +13 4:0
2   Czechoslovakia 2 1 0 1 21: 6 +15 2:2
3   Finland 2 0 0 2 3:31 -28 0:4

Consolation Round – places 7 to 10Edit

17 February 1949 Stockholm   Belgium   Denmark 8:3 (2:1,4:2,2:0)
17 February 1949 Stockholm   Finland   Norway 7:3 (4:3,2:0,1:0)
18 February 1949 Stockholm   Finland   Belgium 17:2 (6:0,4:0,7:2)
18 February 1949 Stockholm   Norway   Denmark Denmark withdrew
19 February 1949 Stockholm   Finland   Denmark Denmark withdrew
19 February 1949 Stockholm   Norway   Belgium 14:1 (5:0,6:0,3:1)

Standings

Pos. Team G.P. Wins Ties Losses Goals Goal diff Pts..
7   Finland 3 3 0 0 29: 5 +24 6:0
8   Norway 3 2 0 1 22: 8 +14 4:2
9   Belgium 3 1 0 2 11:34 -23 2:4
10   Denmark 3 0 0 3 3: 18 - 15 0:6

Final Round – places 1 to 6Edit

15 February 1949 Stockholm   Canada   Czechoslovakia 2:3 (0:0,1:2,1:1)
15 February 1949 Stockholm   Sweden   Austria 18:0 (5:0,5:0,8:0)
15 February 1949 Stockholm   USA   Switzerland 4:5 (1:4,3:0,0:1)
16 February 1949 Stockholm   Czechoslovakia   Austria 7:1 (4:0,2:0,1:1)
16 February 1949 Stockholm   Sweden   Canada 2:2 (0:1,1:0,1:1)
17 February 1949 Stockholm   Canada   USA 7:2 (2:0,1:2,4:0)
17 February 1949 Stockholm   Sweden   Switzerland 3:1 (0:0,2:1,1:0)
18 February 1949 Stockholm   Czechoslovakia   Switzerland 8:1 (4:0,1:1,3:0)
18 February 1949 Stockholm   Canada   Austria 8:2 (3:0,3:1,2:1)
18 February 1949 Stockholm   Sweden   USA 3:6 (1:0,0:4,2:2)
19 February 1949 Stockholm   Switzerland   Austria 10:1 (4:0,3:1,3:0)
19 February 1949 Stockholm   USA   Czechoslovakia 2:0 (0:0,1:0,1:0)
20 February 1949 Stockholm   USA   Austria 9:1 (0:1,3:0,6:0)
20 February 1949 Stockholm   Sweden   Czechoslovakia 0:3 (0:0,0:2,0:1)
20 February 1949 Stockholm   Canada   Switzerland 1:1 (0:1,0:0,1:0)

Standings

Pos. Team G.P. Wins Ties Losses Goals Goal diff Pts..
1   Czechoslovakia 5 4 0 1 21: 6 +15 8: 2
2   Canada 5 2 2 1 20:10 +10 6: 4
3   USA 5 3 0 2 23:16 + 7 6: 4
4   Sweden 5 2 1 2 26:12 +14 5: 5
5   Switzerland 5 2 1 2 18:17 + 1 5: 5
6   Austria 5 0 0 5 5:52 -47 0:10

Final rankings – World ChampionshipsEdit

RF Team
1   Czechoslovakia
2   Canada
3   USA
4   Sweden
5   Switzerland
6   Austria
7   Finland
8   Norway
9   Belgium
10   Denmark

World Championships 1949
  Czechoslovakia

Team membersEdit

Pos. Country Members
1 CSR Bohumil Modrý, Josef Jirka, Přemysl Hajný, Oldřich Němec, Josef Trousílek, František Vacovský, Jiří Macelis, Václav Roziňák, Miloslav Charouzd, Vladimír Zábrodský, Stanislav Konopásek, Vladimír Kobranov, Vladimír Bouzek, Gustav Bubník, Zdeněk Marek, František Mizera, Čeněk Picka

Final rankings – European ChampionshipsEdit

RF Team
1   Czechoslovakia
2   Sweden
3   Switzerland
4   Austria
5   Finland
6   Norway
7   Belgium
8   Denmark

CitationsEdit

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. pp. 131–2.

External linksEdit