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1962 Ice Hockey World Championships

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The 1962 World Ice Hockey Championships was the 29th edition of the Ice Hockey World Championships. The tournament was held in Colorado Springs and Denver, United States from March 8 to March 18, 1962. This was the first time this championship (other than being part of an Olympic tournament) had been held in North America.[1] The Soviet Union and Czechoslovakia led a boycott of the tournament. At issue was the boycott of the 1957 championships in Moscow by Canada and the USA in protest of the Soviet invasion of Hungary, and the Americans refusal of East German passports in reaction to the building of the Berlin Wall by East Germans to prevent East Berliners from defection to West Berlin.[1]

1962 Ice Hockey World Championships
Tournament details
Host country United States
Dates1–12 March
Teams8
Final positions
Champions Gold medal blank.svg Sweden (3rd title)
Runner-up Silver medal blank.svg Canada
Third place Bronze medal blank.svg United States
Fourth place Finland
Tournament statistics
Matches played28
Goals scored310 (11.07 per match)
Attendance70,702 (2,525 per match)
Scoring leader(s)Sweden Nisse Nilsson 18 points
1961
1963

Sweden won their third World, and their ninth European title. Canada, represented by the Galt Terriers, lost only to the Swedes finishing second, followed by the host Americans. In the 'B' pool the Australian team defeated Denmark for their first victory ever.[1]

Contents

Qualifying Round (A/B)Edit

With the absences of the USSR, Czechoslovakia, and East Germany, the top two nations from the 1961 'B' pool were elevated (Norway and Great Britain). The third and final spot was filled by a qualifying game between the only remaining 'B' pool nations.

07 MarchSwitzerland   9-4  Austria

Switzerland qualified in Group A

Austria qualified in Group B

World Championship Group A (United States)Edit

Final RoundEdit

Place Team Matches Won Drawn Lost Difference Points
1   Sweden 7 7 0 0 67 - 10 14
2   Canada 7 6 0 1 58 - 12 12
3   United States 7 5 0 2 54 - 23 10
4   Finland 7 3 0 4 32 - 42 6
5   Norway 7 3 0 4 32 - 54 6
6   West Germany 7 2 0 5 27 - 36 4
7    Switzerland 7 1 0 6 21 - 60 2
8   Great Britain 7 1 0 6 19 - 73 2
08 MarchGreat Britain  3-6   Switzerland
08 MarchUnited States  14-2  Norway
08 MarchFinland  1-8  Canada
09 MarchFinland  5-7  Great Britain
09 MarchSweden  17-2   Switzerland
09 MarchWest Germany  4-6  Norway
10 MarchUnited States  1-2  Sweden
10 MarchCanada  8-0  West Germany
11 MarchCanada  7-2   Switzerland
11 MarchGreat Britain  2-12  Norway
11 MarchUnited States  6-3  Finland
12 MarchNorway  7-5   Switzerland
12 MarchGreat Britain  0-9  West Germany
12 MarchSweden  12-2  Finland
13 MarchCanada  3-5  Sweden
13 MarchUnited States  8-4  West Germany
14 MarchFinland  7-4   Switzerland
14 MarchUnited States  12-5  Great Britain
14 MarchCanada  14-1  Norway
15 MarchWest Germany  3-9  Finland
15 MarchSweden  17-0  Great Britain
16 MarchSweden  10-2  Norway
16 MarchUnited States  12-1   Switzerland
17 MarchFinland  5-2  Norway
17 MarchGreat Britain  2-12  Canada
17 MarchSweden  4-0  West Germany
18 MarchUnited States  1-6  Canada
18 MarchWest Germany  7-1   Switzerland

World Championship Group B (United States)Edit

Final RoundEdit

Place Team Matches Won Drawn Lost Difference Points
9   Japan 5 5 0 0 63 - 16 10
10   Austria 5 4 0 1 49 - 09 8
11   France 5 3 0 2 35 - 25 6
12   Netherlands 5 2 0 3 20 - 46 4
13   Australia 5 1 0 4 13 - 51 2
14   Denmark 5 0 0 5 09 - 42 0
08 MarchAustralia  4-6  Netherlands
09 MarchJapan  10-8  France
10 MarchAustralia  0-17  Austria
10 MarchNetherlands  9-4  Denmark
11 MarchFrance  7-2  Denmark
12 MarchAustralia  2-13  Japan
13 MarchFrance  13-1  Australia
13 MarchNetherlands  1-12  Austria
14 MarchJapan  7-3  Austria
15 MarchFrance  6-2  Netherlands
15 MarchDenmark  2-6  Australia
16 MarchNetherlands  2-20  Japan
16 MarchFrance  1-10  Austria
17 MarchJapan  13-1  Denmark
18 MarchDenmark  0-7  Austria

Ranking and statisticsEdit

 


 1962 IIHF World Championship Winners 
 
Sweden
3rd title

Tournament AwardsEdit

Final standingsEdit

The final standings of the tournament according to IIHF:

    Sweden
    Canada
    United States
4   Finland
5   Norway
6   West Germany
7    Switzerland
8   Great Britain

European championships final standingsEdit

The final standings of the European championships according to IIHF:

    Sweden
    Finland
    Norway
4   West Germany
5    Switzerland
6   Great Britain

NotesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Championnat du monde 1962
  • 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. 138.
  • Szemberg, Szymon; Podnieks, Andrew, eds. (2007), World of Hockey: Celebrating a Century of the IIHF, Bolton, Ontario: Fenn Publishing, ISBN 1-55168-307-5