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1963 Ice Hockey World Championships

The 1963 Ice Hockey World Championships was the 30th edition of the Ice Hockey World Championships. The tournament was held in Stockholm, Sweden from March 7 to March 17, 1963. The Soviet Union won the tournament for the third time, starting their roll of nine straight championships.[1] For the Soviets it was also their seventh European title. A new tie-breaking method was introduced, if there was a tie for a medal, it would be broken by the goal differential between only the top five placed nations. The Swedes, on the final day had nearly everything possible go against them. If they had won or tied against Czechoslovakia, or if Canada could have won or tied against the Soviets, or if the Americans had beaten the East Germans, they would have been crowned champions. The Czechoslovaks propelled themselves past Canada on the final day to capture the Bronze.

1963 Ice Hockey World Championships
Tournament details
Host country Sweden
Dates7–17 March
Teams8
Final positions
Champions Gold medal blank.svg Soviet Union (3rd title)
Runner-up Silver medal blank.svg Sweden
Third place Bronze medal blank.svg Czechoslovakia
Fourth place Canada
Tournament statistics
Matches played28
Goals scored256 (9.14 per match)
Attendance216,056 (7,716 per match)
Scoring leader(s)Canada Harold Jones (12 points)
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1964

A record twenty-one nations participated, at three levels, with most nations returning to the group where they played in 1961. This meant that the unfortunate Norwegians, despite defeating and placing higher than West Germany in 1962, returned to the 'B' pool. Even in the neutral site of Sweden, there was still a political incident. Unlike in 1961, the two German nations ended up playing their game against each other, with the West winning. Following the game when the winners flag was raised, the East Germans refused to acknowledge it, and were suspended for three months following their final game.[2]

The North American entries were historically poor. The Trail Smoke Eaters, representing Canada, finished out of the medals for the first time. It would be the last time that an Allan Cup champion would be selected to represent Canada. The Americans lost to everyone except the two German teams, finishing last.

World Championship Group A (Sweden)Edit

Final RoundEdit

Place Team Pld W T L GF GA Pts
1   Soviet Union 7 6 0 1 50 –9 12
2   Sweden 7 6 0 1 44 –10 12
3   Czechoslovakia 7 5 1 1 41 –16 11
4   Canada 7 4 1 2 46 –23 9
5   Finland 7 1 1 5 20 –35 3
6   East Germany 7 1 1 5 16 –43 3
7   West Germany 7 1 1 5 18 –56 3
8   United States 7 1 1 5 21 –64 3
7 MarchCzechoslovakia  10–1  West Germany
7 MarchFinland  1–6  Soviet Union
7 MarchSweden  5–1  East Germany
8 MarchWest Germany  0–6  Canada
8 MarchFinland  11–3  United States
8 MarchSweden  2–1  Soviet Union
9 MarchCanada  11–5  East Germany
9 MarchCzechoslovakia  10–1  United States
10 MarchWest Germany  3–15  Soviet Union
10 MarchCzechoslovakia  8–3  East Germany
10 MarchSweden  4–0  Finland
11 MarchFinland  4–4  West Germany
11 MarchCanada  10–4  United States
12 MarchSoviet Union  12–0  East Germany
12 MarchCanada  4–4  Czechoslovakia
12 MarchSweden  17–2  United States
13 MarchEast Germany  1–0  Finland
13 MarchSweden  10–2  West Germany
14 MarchWest Germany  4–8  United States
14 MarchCzechoslovakia  1–3  Soviet Union
14 MarchFinland  2–12  Canada
15 MarchSoviet Union  9–0  United States
15 MarchCzechoslovakia  5–2  Finland
15 MarchSweden  4–1  Canada
16 MarchWest Germany  4–3  East Germany
17 MarchUnited States  3–3  East Germany
17 MarchSweden  2–3  Czechoslovakia
17 MarchSoviet Union  4–2  Canada

World Championship Group B (Sweden)Edit

Final RoundEdit

Place Team Pld W T L GF GA Pts
9   Norway 6 5 0 1 35 –15 10
10    Switzerland 6 4 1 1 28 –10 9
11   Romania 6 4 1 1 29 –17 9
12   Poland 6 4 0 2 52 –13 8
13   Yugoslavia 6 2 0 4 23 –49 4
14   France 6 1 0 5 14 –38 2
15   Great Britain 6 0 0 6 8 –47 0
7 MarchSwitzerland   8–0  Great Britain
7 MarchRomania  4–3  Poland
8 MarchNorway  8–2  France
8 MarchSwitzerland   8–1  Yugoslavia
8 MarchRomania  8–1  Great Britain
9 MarchPoland  6–2  Norway
9 MarchYugoslavia  7–3  France
10 MarchSwitzerland   4–4  Romania
10 MarchPoland  10–0  Great Britain
11 MarchSwitzerland   5–0  France
11 MarchRomania  7–4  Yugoslavia
11 MarchNorway  9–2  Great Britain
12 MarchPoland  10–1  France
12 MarchNorway  7–3  Yugoslavia
13 MarchSwitzerland   2–1  Poland
14 MarchRomania  5–0  France
14 MarchYugoslavia  4–2  Great Britain
14 MarchNorway  4–1   Switzerland
16 MarchPoland  22–4  Yugoslavia
16 MarchFrance  8–3  Great Britain
16 MarchNorway  5–1  Romania

World Championship Group C (Sweden)Edit

Final RoundEdit

Place Team Pld W T L GF GA Pts
16   Austria 5 5 0 0 62 –7 10
17   Hungary 5 4 0 1 57 –12 8
18   Denmark 5 3 0 2 22 –31 6
19   Bulgaria 5 1 1 3 19 –22 3
20   Netherlands 5 1 1 3 21 –34 3
21   Belgium 5 0 0 5 8 –83 0
7 MarchHungary  25–1  Belgium
7 MarchAustria  13–2  Denmark
8 MarchBulgaria  3–3  Netherlands
9 MarchAustria  3–1  Hungary
10 MarchBulgaria  7–3  Belgium
10 MarchDenmark  4–1  Netherlands
11 MarchAustria  13–2  Netherlands
12 MarchHungary  10–3  Denmark
12 MarchAustria  30–0  Belgium
13 MarchDenmark  5–4  Bulgaria
13 MarchNetherlands  13–1  Belgium
14 MarchAustria  3–2  Bulgaria
15 MarchHungary  13–2  Netherlands
15 MarchDenmark  8–3  Belgium
16 MarchHungary  8–3  Bulgaria

Ranking and statisticsEdit

 


 1963 IIHF World Championship Winners 
 
Soviet Union

Tournament AwardsEdit

Final standingsEdit

The final standings of the tournament according to IIHF:

    Soviet Union
    Sweden
    Czechoslovakia
4   Canada
5   Finland
6   East Germany
7   West Germany
8   United States

European championships final standingsEdit

The final standings of the European championships according to IIHF:

    Soviet Union
    Sweden
    Czechoslovakia
4   West Germany
5   East Germany
6   Finland

CitationsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Championnat du monde 1963
  • 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. 138–9.
  • Szemberg, Szymon; Podnieks, Andrew, eds. (2007), World of Hockey: Celebrating a Century of the IIHF, Bolton, Ontario: Fenn Publishing, ISBN 1-55168-307-5