1965 Ice Hockey World Championships

The 1965 Ice Hockey World Championships took place in Tampere, Finland, 3–15 March. Eight teams took part, each playing each other once. The Soviets became world champions for the fifth time, winning all of their games. This also counted as their ninth European title, with the Czechs finishing second and the Swedes third. For the third straight year Canada finished fourth. The tournament employed new tie-breaking rules, which some believed were supposed to be in place for the Innsbruck Olympics. To decide medals priority would be given to the team who won the head-to-head game, unless they tied, or more than two teams were tied. In those two cases goal differential would be used, but only the goal differential between the top four teams.[1]

1965 Ice Hockey World Championships
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A Finnish stamp dedicated to the 1965 World Ice Hockey Championships
Tournament details
Host country Finland
Dates3–14 March
Teams8
Final positions
Champions Gold medal blank.svg Soviet Union (5th title)
Runner-up Silver medal blank.svg Czechoslovakia
Third place Bronze medal blank.svg Sweden
Fourth place Canada
Tournament statistics
Matches played28
Goals scored221 (7.89 per match)
Attendance178,968 (6,392 per match)
Scoring leader(s)Czechoslovakia Josef Golonka (14 points)
1964
1966

Fifteen nations played in two groups, with qualification games used to establish the tier for closely ranked teams. From now on, the last place team in group 'A' would be relegated, with the group 'B' champion being promoted to replace them. Poland went undefeated to earn promotion, defeating the Swiss, and tying the West Germans.

The event was the first Ice Hockey World Championships hosted by Finland, and was organized by Harry Lindblad, president of the Finnish Ice Hockey Association.[2][3]

Qualifying Round Group AEdit

First roundEdit

18 December 1964West Germany  2–8   Switzerland
20 December 1964West Germany  7–2   Switzerland
3 January 1965Switzerland   6–7  West Germany

Second roundEdit

2 March 1965Norway  5–4  West Germany
Qualified for Group A:   Norway
Qualified for Group B:    Switzerland,
  West Germany

World Championship Group A (Tampere, Finland)Edit

Team GP W D L GF GA Pts
  Soviet Union 7 7 0 0 51 –13 14
  Czechoslovakia 7 6 0 1 43 –10 12
  Sweden 7 4 1 2 33 –17 9
  Canada 7 4 0 3 28 –21 8
  East Germany 7 3 0 4 18 –33 6
  United States 7 2 0 5 22 –44 4
  Finland 7 1 1 5 14 –27 3
  Norway 7 0 0 7 12 –56 0

Norway was relegated to 1966 Group B.

4 MarchSweden  5–2  United States
4 MarchSoviet Union  8–4  Finland
4 MarchCzechoslovakia  5–1  East Germany
5 MarchSweden  5–1  East Germany
5 MarchFinland  0–4  Canada
5 MarchNorway  2–14  Soviet Union
6 MarchUnited States  0–12  Czechoslovakia
6 MarchCanada  6–0  Norway
7 MarchFinland  2–2  Sweden
7 MarchCanada  5–2  United States
7 MarchSoviet Union  8–0  East Germany
8 MarchCzechoslovakia  9–2  Norway
9 MarchFinland  4–1  Norway
9 MarchEast Germany  7–4  United States
10 MarchSoviet Union  5–3  Sweden
10 MarchCanada  8–1  East Germany
10 MarchFinland  2–5  Czechoslovakia
11 MarchSweden  10–0  Norway
11 MarchCzechoslovakia  8–0  Canada
11 MarchUnited States  2–9  Soviet Union
12 MarchUnited States  4–0  Finland
12 MarchEast Germany  5–1  Norway
13 MarchSweden  6–4  Canada
13 MarchFinland  2–3  East Germany
13 MarchSoviet Union  3–1  Czechoslovakia
14 MarchCzechoslovakia  3–2  Sweden
14 MarchCanada  1–4  Soviet Union
14 MarchUnited States  8–6  Norway

Qualifying Round Group BEdit

19 November 1964Italy  2–3  Hungary
26 November 1964Hungary  2–2  Italy
5 December 1964Great Britain  8–2  France
12 December 1964France  3–2  Great Britain
Qualified for Group B:   Hungary,
  Great Britain
Teams in 1966 Group B qualification:   France,
  Italy

World Championship Group B (Turku, Rauma, and Pori, Finland)Edit

Team GP W D L GF GA Pts
  Poland 6 5 1 0 35 –15 11
   Switzerland 6 4 1 1 27 –15 9
  West Germany 6 3 2 1 30 –20 8
  Hungary 6 2 1 3 19 –24 5
  Austria 6 2 0 4 21 –28 4
  Great Britain 6 1 1 4 24 –41 3
  Yugoslavia 6 0 2 4 16 –29 2
  Romania did not participate

Poland earned promotion to the 1966 Group A. Romania joined France and Italy in the following year's qualification for Group B.

4 MarchSwitzerland   7–2  Austria
4 MarchPoland  9–5  Hungary
4 MarchYugoslavia  5–5  Great Britain
5 MarchPoland  5–3  Austria
5 MarchWest Germany  8–2  Yugoslavia
6 MarchSwitzerland   3–1  Hungary
6 MarchWest Germany  12–4  Great Britain
7 MarchAustria  5–4  Great Britain
7 MarchPoland  3–1   Switzerland
7 MarchHungary  3–0  Yugoslavia
8 MarchWest Germany  2–1  Austria
9 MarchSwitzerland   3–3  Yugoslavia
9 MarchWest Germany  4–4  Hungary
9 MarchPoland  11–2  Great Britain
10 MarchAustria  6–5  Yugoslavia
11 MarchHungary  5–3  Austria
11 MarchPoland  3–3  West Germany
11 MarchSwitzerland   7–4  Great Britain
12 MarchPoland  4–1  Yugoslavia
12 MarchSwitzerland   6–1  West Germany
12 MarchHungary  1–5  Great Britain

Ranking and statisticsEdit

 


 1965 IIHF World Championship Winners 
 
Soviet Union
5th title

Tournament AwardsEdit

Final standingsEdit

The final standings of the tournament according to IIHF:

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

European championships final standingsEdit

The final standings of the European championships according to IIHF:

    Soviet Union
    Czechoslovakia
    Sweden
4   East Germany
5   Finland
6   Norway

CitationsEdit

  1. ^ Duplacey, James (1998). Total Hockey: The official encyclopedia of the National Hockey League. Total Sports. p. 505. ISBN 0-8362-7114-9.
  2. ^ "2.75 Harry Lindblad". Legends of Hockey. Hockey Hall of Fame. Retrieved 28 February 2019.
  3. ^ "Milestones of Finnish Ice Hockey". Leijonat. Retrieved 1 March 2019.

ReferencesEdit

  • Summary (in french)
  • Podnieks, Andrew (2010). IIHF Media Guide & Record Book 2011. Moydart Press. p. 139.