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1969 World Ice Hockey Championships

The 1969 World Ice Hockey Championships was the 36th edition of the Ice Hockey World Championships, which also doubled as the 47th European ice hockey championships. For the first time the Pool A, B and C tournaments were hosted by different nations:

1969 World Ice Hockey Championships
Tournament details
Host countries Sweden
 Yugoslavia
Dates15–30 March
Teams6
Final positions
Champions Gold medal blank.svg Soviet Union (9th title)
Runner-up Silver medal blank.svg Sweden
Third place Bronze medal blank.svg Czechoslovakia
Fourth place Canada
Tournament statistics
Matches played30
Goals scored219 (7.3 per match)
Attendance196,769 (6,559 per match)
Scoring leader(s)Soviet Union Anatoli Firsov 14 points
1968
1970
Pool A in Stockholm, Sweden, 15. - 30 March 1969
Pool B in Ljubljana, Yugoslavia, 28 February - 9 March 1969
Pool C in Skopje, Yugoslavia, 24 February - 2 March 1969

A total of 20 nations participated in the tournament. The Pool A team featured only the top six nations, now playing a double round-robin tournament for the amateur world championship. Teams #7-#14 contested the Pool B championship with the winner qualifying for the 1970 Pool A championship, while the bottom six participated in the Pool C tournament. Pool B and C began exchanging two teams this year (through promotion and relegation), a practice that lasted until 1987.

World Championship Group A (Sweden)Edit

For the seventh straight year, the Soviet Union won the Pool A tournament. Originally the tournament was scheduled to be held in Czechoslovakia, but due to the Soviet invasion of the country, they declined to host.[1] In the two games the Czechoslovak and Soviet teams played against each other, the Czechoslovak team won both times, becoming the first team to beat the Soviet Union twice in the same international tournament.[1] For the first time in international ice hockey, body-checking was allowed in all three zones of the ice.[2] Team USA was demoted to Pool-B after losing all ten games.

Pos. Team URS SWE TCH CAN FIN USA W T L GF-GA PTS
1.   Soviet Union *** 4:2* 0:2* 7:1* 6:1* 17:2* 8 0 2 59:23 16
2.   Sweden 2:3 *** 2:0* 5:1* 6:3* 8:2* 8 0 2 45:19 16
3.   Czechoslovakia 4:3 0:1 *** 6:1* 7:4* 8:3* 8 0 2 40:20 16
4.   Canada 2:4 2:4 2:3 *** 5:1* 5:0* 4 0 6 26:31 8
5.   Finland 3:7 0:5 2:4 1:6 *** 4:3* 2 0 8 26:52 4
6.   United States 4:8 4:10 2:6 0:1 3:7 *** 0 0 10 23:74 0
47. European Championship Rankings (URS-SWE-CSK-FIN games only)
1.   Soviet Union
2.   Sweden
3.   Czechoslovakia
4.   Finland

  Czechoslovakia  Canada 6:1 (1:0, 2:1, 3:0)

15. March 1969 – Stockholm
Goalscorers: Suchý 2, Nedomanský, Jiří Holík, Ševčík, Horešovský – King.
Referees: Wiking, Dahlberg (SWE)

  Sweden  Finland 6:3 (3:1, 1:1, 2:1)

15. March 1969 – Stockholm
Goalscorers: Lundström 2, Henriksson 2, Sterner, Nilsson - J. Peltonen, Keinonen, Isaksson.

  Soviet Union  United States 17:2 (3:0, 11:0, 3:2)

15. March 1969 – Stockholm
Goalscorers: Starshinov 4, Firsov 4, Mikhailov 3, Yurzinov 2, Paladiev, Maltsev, Petrov, Mishakov - Lackey 2.

  Canada  Finland 5:1 (1:1, 1:0, 3:0)

16. March 1969 – Stockholm
Goalscorers: Caffery 2, Pinder, Bourbonnais, Huck - Keinonen.

  Sweden  Soviet Union 2:4 (2:1, 0:1, 0:2)

16. March 1969 – Stockholm
Goalscorers: Nilsson, Johansson – Starshinov, Maltsev, Mikhailov, Kharlamov.

  Czechoslovakia  United States 8:3 (2:1, 4:2, 2:0)

16. March 1969 – Stockholm
Goalscorers: Nedomanský 2, Jar. Holík 2, Farda, Suchý, Hrbatý, Golonka – Lackey, Christiansen, Stordahl.
Referees: Dahlberg (SWE), Vaillancourt (CAN)

  Czechoslovakia  Finland 7:4 (4:1, 3:1, 0:2)

18. March 1969 - Stockholm
Goalscorers: Machač 3, Nedomanský 2, Suchý, Jiří Holík – Rantasila 2, Partinen, Mononen.
Referees: Joyal, Villancourt (CAN)

  Sweden  United States 8:2 (1:2, 3:0, 4:0)

18. March 1969 - Stockholm
Goalscorers: Sterner 2, Carlsson, Milton, Karlsson, Johansson, Lundström, Olsson - Markle, Pleau.

  Soviet Union  Canada 7:1 (5:1, 2:0, 0:0)

18. March 1969 - Stockholm
Goalscorers: Vikulov 2, Firsov 2, Kharlamov 2, Yakushev - Pinder.

  Soviet Union -   Finland 6:1 (3:0, 1:0, 2:1)

19. March 1969 - Stockholm
Goalscorers: Petrov 2, Paladiev, Maltsev, Firsov, Kharlamov - Oksanen.

  Czechoslovakia -   Sweden 0:2 (0:1, 0:0, 0:1)

19. March 1969 - Stockholm
Goalscorers: Palmqvist, Nilsson.
Referees: Trumble (USA), Joyal (CAN)

  Canada  United States 5:0 (1:0, 0:0, 4:0)

20. March 1969 - Stockholm
Goalscorers: Hargreaves, Caffery, Bayes, King, Huck.

  Sweden  Canada 5:1 (1:1, 3:0, 1:0)

21. March 1969 - Stockholm
Goalscorers: Lundström 2, Svedberg, Sjöberg, Johansson - Caffery.

  Czechoslovakia -   Soviet Union 2:0 (0:0, 1:0, 1:0)

21. March 1969 - Stockholm
Goalscorers: 33. Suchý, 47. Černý.
Referees: Dahlberg (SWE), Vaillancourt (CAN)

  Finland  United States 4:3 (1:1, 1:0, 2:2)

22. March 1969 – Stockholm
Goalscorers: E. Peltonen 2, Leimu, Wahlsten - Pleau, Mayasich, Sheehy.

  United States  Soviet Union 4:8 (1:3, 1:2, 2:3)

23. March 1969 - Stockholm
Goalscorers: Mayasich 2, Skime, Naslund - Mishakov 2, Paladiev, Firsov, Mikhailov, Petrov, Kharlamov, Yurzinov.

  Sweden  Finland 5:0 (2:0, 2:0, 1:0)

23. March 1969 – Stockholm
Goalscorers: Karlsson 3, Sjöberg, Johansson.

  Czechoslovakia -   Canada 3:2 (1:1, 1:0, 1:1)

23. March 1969 - Stockholm
Goalscorers: Golomka, Hrbatý, Jar. Holík – Heindl, Bayes.
Referees: Dahlberg (SWE), Trumble (USA)

  Sweden  Soviet Union 2:3 (1:1, 1:1, 0:1)

24. March 1969 – Stockholm
Goalscorers: Sjöberg, Nygren - Mikhailov 2, Petrov.

  Czechoslovakia -   Finland 4:2 (2:2, 1:0, 1:0)

25. March 1969 - Stockholm
Goalscorers: Jiřík 2, Jiří Holík, Nedomanský – Keinonen, Isaksson.
Referees: Wiking (SWE), Trumble (USA)

  United States -   Canada 0:1 (0:1, 0:0, 0:0)

25. March 1969 - Stockholm
Goalscorer: Mott.

  Finland -   Soviet Union 3:7 (0:1, 1:4, 2:2)

26. March 1969 - Stockholm
Goalscorers: Leimu, Isaksson, Oksanen – Paladiev, Zimin, Starshinov, Maltsev, Petrov, Firsov, Mishakov

  Czechoslovakia -   United States 6:2 (2:0, 2:1, 2:1)

26. March 1969 - Stockholm
Goalscorers: Nedomanský 2, Černý 2, Pospíšil, Machač – Pieau, Skime.
Referees: Sillankorva (FIN), Vaillancourt (CAN)

  Sweden  Canada 4:2 (1:0, 0:2, 3:0)

27. March 1969 - Stockholm
Goalscorers: Sterner 2, Johansson, Håkan Nygren – Pinder, Heindl.

  Czechoslovakia -   Soviet Union 4:3 (2:0, 0:2, 2:1)

28. March 1969 - Stockholm
Goalscorers: 15. Jiří Holík, 20. Nedomanský, 49. Horešovský, 51. Jar. Holík – 22. Kharlamov, 33. Firsov, 58. Ragulin.
Referees: Dahlberg (SWE), Vaillancourt (CAN)

  Finland  Canada 1:6 (0:3, 1:2, 0:1)

29. March 1969 – Stockholm
Goalscorers: Mononen - King, Stephanson, Heindl, Begg, Mott, Huck.

  Sweden  United States 10:4 (6:2, 1:1, 3:1)

29. March 1969 – Stockholm
Goalscorers: Milton 3, Nilsson 3, Karlsson, Johansson, Nygren, Olsson - Lackey, Pleau, Stordahl, Gambucci.

  United States  Finland 3:7 (1:1, 0:5, 2:1)

30. March 1969 - Stockholm
Goalscorers: Pleau, Stordahl, Christiansen - Rantasila 2, J. Peltonen 2, Leimu, Harju, E. Peltonen.


  Czechoslovakia  Sweden 0:1 (0:1, 0:0, 0:0)

30. March 1969 – Stockholm
Goalscorer: 18. Olsson.
Referees: Trumble (USA), Vaillancourt (CAN)

  Canada  Soviet Union 2:4 (1:1, 0:1, 1:2)

30. March 1969 – Stockholm
Goalscorers: Demarco, Heindl - Mikhailov 2, Romishevsky, Maltsev.

Pool A Statistics and team rostersEdit

LEADING SCORERS Goals Assists Points
1.   Anatoli Firsov 10 4 14
2.   Boris Mikhailov 9 5 14
2.   Ulf Sterner 9 5 14
4.   Jaroslav Holík 4 10 14
5.   Valeri Kharlamov 6 7 13

1.   Soviet Union
Goaltenders: Viktor Zinger, Viktor Puchkov.
Defencemen: Vitali Davydov, Igor Romishevsky, Alexander Ragulin, Vladimir Lutchenko, Yevgeni Paladiev, Viktor Kuzkin.
Forwards: Vladimir Vikulov, Alexander Maltsev, Anatoli Firsov, Boris Mikhailov, Vladimir Petrov, Valeri Kharlamov, Yevgeni Zimin, Viacheslav Starshinov, Alexander Yakushev, Yevgeni Mishakov, Vladimir Yurzinov.
Coaches: Arkady Chernyshev, Anatoli Tarasov.


2.   Sweden
Goaltenders: Leif Holmqvist, Gunnar Bäckman.
Defencemen: Lennart Svedberg, Arne Carlsson, Bert-Ola Nordlander, Lars-Erik Sjöberg, Nils Johansson, Kjell-Rune Milton.
Forwards: Stig-Göran Johansson, Stefan Karlsson, Tord Lundström, Ulf Sterner, Lars-Göran Nilsson, Björn Palmqvist, Håkan Nygren, Mats Hysing, Dick Yderström, Roger Olsson, Leif Henriksson.
Coach: Arne Strömberg.

3.   Czechoslovakia
Goaltenders: Vladimír Dzurilla, Miroslav Lacký.
Defencemen: Jan Suchý, Josef Horešovský, Oldřich Machač, František Pospíšil, Vladimír Bednář.
Forwards: František Ševčík, Jozef Golonka, Jaroslav Jiřík, Jan Hrbatý, Jaroslav Holík, Jiří Holík, Richard Farda, Václav Nedomanský, Josef Černý, Jan Klapáč, Jan Havel, Josef Augusta.
Coaches: Jaroslav Pitner, Vladimír Kostka.

4.   Canada
Goaltenders: Wayne Stephenson, Ken Dryden.
Defencemen: Gary Begg, Terry O'Malley, Ken Stephanson, Jack Bownass, Bob Murdoch, Ab DeMarco, Jr.
Forwards: Gerry Pinder, Fran Huck, Morris Mott, Richie Bayes, Terry Caffery, Steve King, Chuck Lefley, Roger Bourbonnais, Ted Hargreaves, Bill Heindl, Danny O'Shea
Coach: Jackie McLeod.

5.   Finland
Goaltenders: Urpo Ylönen, Lasse Kiili.
Defencemen: Seppo Lindström, Lalli Partinen, Juha Rantasila, Ilpo Koskela, Pekka Marjamäki.
Forwards: Lasse Oksanen, Juhani Wahlsten, Matti Keinonen, Esa Peltonen, Jorma Peltonen, Pekka Leimu, Lauri Mononen, Esa Isaksson, Juhani Jylhä, Veli-Pekka Ketola, Matti Harju, Kari Johansson.
Coaches: Gustav Bubnik and Seppo Liitsola.

6.   United States
Goaltenders: Mike Curran, John Lothrop.
Defencemen: Bruce Riutta, Carl Lackey, Jim Branch, Bob Paradise, John Mayasich.
Forwards: Ron Nasland, Paul Coppo, Larry Pleau, Larry Stordahl, Bill Reichert, Gary Gambucci, Tim Sheehy, Keith Christiansen, Pete Markle, Jerry Lackey, Larry Skime.
Coach: John Mayasich (player-coach).

World Championship Group B (Yugoslavia)Edit

 
Match between Austria and Yugoslavia. Yugoslavia won 2–1.
GDR POL YUG GER NOR ROM AUT ITA W T L GF-GA PTS
7.   East Germany *** 4:1 6:1 6:1 13:4 11:2 11:3 11:1 7 0 0 62:13 14
8.   Poland 1:4 *** 4:1 3:2 5:1 4:2 9:1 5:2 6 0 1 31:13 12
9.   Yugoslavia 1:6 1:4 *** 4:1 3:3 4:4 2:1 2:1 3 2 2 17:20 8
10.   West Germany 1:6 2:3 1:4 *** 5:0 6:2 8:0 5:1 4 0 3 28:16 8
11.   Norway 4:13 1:5 3:3 0:5 *** 5:4 3:3 10:2 2 2 3 26:35 6
12.   Romania 2:11 2:4 4:4 2:6 4:5 *** 5:4 5:2 2 1 4 24:36 5
13.   Austria 3:11 1:9 1:2 0:8 3:3 4:5 *** 3:1 1 1 5 15:39 3
14.   Italy 1:11 2:5 1:2 1:5 2:10 2:5 1:3 *** 0 0 7 10:41 0
  • East Germany was promoted to the 1970 Pool A tournament while Austria and Italy were demoted to Pool C. Later, when Canada withdrew from international play, second place Poland was also promoted to fill their spot.

  Poland  Romania 4:2 (0:1, 2:0, 2:1)

28. February 1969 – Ljubljana

  East Germany  Italy 11:1 (2:0, 4:1, 5:0)

28. February 1969 – Ljubljana

  Norway  Austria 3:3 (2:0, 1:2, 0:1)

28. February 1969 – Ljubljana

  Yugoslavia  West Germany 4:1 (1:1, 2:0, 1:0)

28. February 1969 – Ljubljana

  East Germany  Norway 13:4 (4:1, 5:0, 4:3)

1. March 1969 – Ljubljana

  West Germany  Romania 6:2 (2:2, 2:0, 2:0)

1. March 1969 – Ljubljana

  Yugoslavia  Italy 2:1 (0:0, 2:0, 0:1)

2. March 1969 – Ljubljana

  Poland  Austria 9:1 (2:0, 3:0, 4:1)

2. March 1969 – Ljubljana

  East Germany  Romania 11:2 (2:1, 4:1, 5:0)

3. March 1969 – Ljubljana

  West Germany  Norway 5:0 (0:0, 1:0, 4:0)

3. March 1969 – Ljubljana

  Poland  Italy 5:2 (0:0, 2:1, 3:1)

3. March 1969 – Ljubljana

  Yugoslavia  Austria 2:1 (0:0, 1:0, 1:1)

3. March 1969 – Ljubljana

  Norway  Romania 5:4 (2:1, 3:1, 0:2)

4. March 1969 – Ljubljana

  West Germany  East Germany 1:6 (0:1, 1:0, 0:5)

4. March 1969 – Ljubljana

  Austria  Italy 3:1 (0:0, 2:0, 1:1)

5. March 1969 – Ljubljana

  Yugoslavia  Poland 1:4 (1:2, 0:0, 0:2)

5. March 1969 – Ljubljana

  East Germany  Austria 11:3 (1:1, 7:1, 3:1)

6. March 1969 – Ljubljana

  Poland  Norway 5:1 (4:0, 1:1, 0:0)

6. March 1969 – Ljubljana

  West Germany  Italy 5:1 (2:0, 1:1, 2:0)

6. March 1969 – Ljubljana

  Yugoslavia  Romania 4:4 (0:1, 3:3, 1:0)

6. March 1969 – Ljubljana

  Yugoslavia  Norway 3:3 (0:2, 2:0, 1:1)

8. March 1969 – Ljubljana

  West Germany  Austria 8:0 (2:0, 2:0, 4:0)

8. March 1969 – Ljubljana

  Romania  Italy 5:2 (0:1, 0:0, 5:1)

8. March 1969 – Ljubljana

  East Germany  Poland 4:1 (2:1, 1:0, 1:0)

8. March 1969 – Ljubljana

  Norway  Italy 10:2 (6:0, 3:2, 1:0)

9. March 1969 – Ljubljana

  Poland  West Germany 3:2 (1:0, 1:1, 1:1)

9. March 1969 – Ljubljana

  Romania  Austria 5:4 (0:1, 2:3, 3:0)

9. March 1969 – Ljubljana

  Yugoslavia  East Germany 1:6 (0:1, 0:4, 1:1)

9. March 1969 – Ljubljana

World Championship Group C (Yugoslavia)Edit

JPN SUI HUN NED BUL DEN W T L GF-GA PTS
15.   Japan *** 5:2 6:3 11:0 3:4 11:1 4 0 1 36:10 8
16.    Switzerland 2:5 *** 11:1 8:0 11:1 9:0 4 0 1 41:9 8
17.   Hungary 3:6 1:11 *** 13:1 5:3 4:1 3 0 2 26:22 6
18.   Netherlands 0:11 0:8 1:13 *** 7:5 4:3 2 0 3 12:40 4
19.   Bulgaria 4:3 3:11 3:5 5:7 *** 4:2 2 0 3 19:28 4
20.   Denmark 1:11 0:9 1:4 3:4 2:4 *** 0 0 5 7:32 0
  • Japan, and Switzerland were promoted to the 1970 Pool B tournament. Later Bulgaria was elevated as well to fill the vacancy left by Poland.

  Japan  Bulgaria 3:4 (0:0, 2:2, 1:2)

24. February 1969 – Skopje

   Switzerland  Hungary 11:1 (3:0, 4:0, 4:1)

24. February 1969 – Skopje

  Netherlands  Denmark 4:3 (2:0, 0:2, 2:1)

24. February 1969 – Skopje

   Switzerland  Netherlands 8:0 (2:0, 3:0, 3:0)

25. February 1969 – Skopje

  Hungary  Bulgaria 5:3 (2:1, 2:2, 1:0)

26. February 1969 – Skopje

  Japan  Denmark 11:1 (1:1, 5:0, 5:0)

26. February 1969 – Skopje

  Netherlands  Bulgaria 7:5 (2:2, 4:1, 1:2)

27. February 1969 – Skopje

  Japan  Hungary 6:3 (0:1, 4:1, 2:1)

27. February 1969 – Skopje

   Switzerland  Denmark 9:0 (3:0, 5:0, 1:0)

27. February 1969 – Skopje

  Japan  Netherlands 11:0 (5:0, 4:0, 2:0)

28. February 1969 – Skopje

  Hungary  Denmark 4:1 (1:0, 1:1, 2:0)

1. March 1969 – Skopje

   Switzerland  Bulgaria 11:3 (5:0, 3:3, 3:0)

1. March 1969 – Skopje

  Bulgaria  Denmark 4:2 (1:1, 3:1, 0:0)

2. March 1969 – Skopje

  Hungary  Netherlands 13:1 (5:0, 3:0, 5:1)

2. March 1969 – Skopje

  Japan   Switzerland 5:2 (3:0, 1:2, 1:0)

2. March 1969 – Skopje

Ranking and statisticsEdit

 


 1969 IIHF World Championship Winners 
 
Soviet Union
9th title

Tournament AwardsEdit

Final standingsEdit

The final standings of the tournament according to IIHF:

    Soviet Union
    Sweden
    Czechoslovakia
4   Canada
5   Finland
6   United States

European championships final standingsEdit

The final standings of the European championships according to IIHF:

    Soviet Union
    Sweden
    Czechoslovakia
4   Finland

NotesEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Summary (in French)
  • 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. 141.
  • Szemberg, Szymon; Podnieks, Andrew, eds. (2007), World of Hockey: Celebrating a Century of the IIHF, Bolton, Ontario: Fenn Publishing, ISBN 1-55168-307-5

External linksEdit