1973 Ice Hockey World Championships

The 1973 Ice Hockey World Championships were the 40th Ice Hockey World Championships and the 51st European Championships of ice hockey. The tournament took place in the Soviet Union from 31 March to 15 April and the games were played at the Palace of Sports of the Central Lenin Stadium in the capital, Moscow. Six teams took part in the main tournament, with each team playing each other twice. The Soviet Union took back their world title, winning all ten games on home ice, with a big points difference, and becoming World Champions for the twelfth time.

1973 Ice Hockey World Championships
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A Soviet stamp sheet dedicated to the 1973 World Ice Hockey Championships
Tournament details
Host country Soviet Union
Dates31 March – 15 April
Teams6
Final positions
Champions Gold medal blank.svg Soviet Union (12th title)
Runner-up Silver medal blank.svg Sweden
Third place Bronze medal blank.svg Czechoslovakia
Fourth place Finland
Tournament statistics
Matches played30
Goals scored258 (8.6 per match)
Attendance331,500 (11,050 per match)
Scoring leader(s)Soviet Union Vladimir Petrov 34 points
1972
1974

World Championship Group A (Soviet Union)Edit

Team Games Won Drawn Lost Points difference Points
1   Soviet Union 10 10 0 0 100 - 18 20
2   Sweden 10 7 1 2 53 - 23 15
3   Czechoslovakia 10 6 1 3 48 - 20 13
4   Finland 10 3 1 6 24 - 39 7
5   Poland 10 1 1 8 14 - 76 3
6   West Germany 10 1 0 9 19 - 82 2

West Germany was relegated to Group B.

31 MarchCzechoslovakia  14-1  Poland
31 MarchSoviet Union  17-1  West Germany
1 AprilPoland  2-11  Sweden
1 AprilFinland  8-3  West Germany
2 AprilSweden  2-0  Czechoslovakia
2 AprilSoviet Union  8-2  Finland
3 AprilCzechoslovakia  4-2  West Germany
3 AprilSoviet Union  9-3  Poland
4 AprilWest Germany  2-8  Sweden
4 AprilPoland  0-5  Finland
5 AprilFinland  2-3  Sweden
5 AprilSoviet Union  3-2  Czechoslovakia
6 AprilPoland  2-4  West Germany
7 AprilFinland  2-4  Czechoslovakia
7 AprilSoviet Union  6-1  Sweden
8 AprilPoland  1-4  Czechoslovakia
8 AprilWest Germany  2-18  Soviet Union
9 AprilSweden  7-0  Poland
9 AprilFinland  2-1  West Germany
10 AprilCzechoslovakia  3-3  Sweden
10 AprilSoviet Union  9-1  Finland
11 AprilWest Germany  2-7  Czechoslovakia
11 AprilSoviet Union  20-0  Poland
12 AprilSweden  12-1  West Germany
12 AprilFinland  1-1  Poland
13 AprilSweden  2-1  Finland
13 AprilSoviet Union  4-2  Czechoslovakia
14 AprilWest Germany  1-4  Poland
15 AprilCzechoslovakia  8-0  Finland
15 AprilSoviet Union  6-4  Sweden

World Championship Group B (Austria)Edit

Played in Graz, 22 to 31 March.

Team Games Won Drawn Lost Points difference Points
7   East Germany 7 7 0 0 56 - 21 14
8   United States 7 5 1 1 52 - 23 11
9   Yugoslavia 7 4 2 1 36 - 22 10
10   Romania 7 4 1 2 24 - 20 9
11   Austria 7 2 0 5 21 - 44 4
12   Japan 7 2 0 5 23 - 28 4
13    Switzerland 7 2 0 5 26 - 44 4
14   Italy 7 0 0 7 18 - 54 0

East Germany was promoted to Group A, both Switzerland and Italy were relegated to group C. Rating Austria, Japan and Switzerland against each other head to head, they each had two points, Austria had a goal differential of +2, Japan +1, and Switzerland -3.

22 MarchUnited States  6-4  Japan
22 MarchEast Germany  6-4  Yugoslavia
22 MarchSwitzerland   4-3  Italy
22 MarchAustria  2-4  Romania
23 MarchYugoslavia  6-6  United States
23 MarchAustria  6-5  Italy
24 MarchRomania  3-0  Japan
24 MarchEast Germany  8-5   Switzerland
25 MarchUnited States  4-6  East Germany
25 MarchItaly  2-5  Romania
25 MarchYugoslavia  6-0   Switzerland
25 MarchAustria  2-4  Japan
26 MarchUnited States  11-0  Italy
26 MarchAustria  1-6  Yugoslavia
27 MarchJapan  4-5   Switzerland
27 MarchEast Germany  4-2  Romania
28 MarchEast Germany  5-3  Japan
28 MarchRomania  5-4   Switzerland
28 MarchYugoslavia  8-4  Italy
28 MarchAustria  0-9  United States
30 MarchUnited States  6-3  Romania
30 MarchYugoslavia  4-3  Japan
30 MarchItaly  1-15  East Germany
30 MarchAustria  8-4   Switzerland
31 MarchItaly  3-5  Japan
31 MarchSwitzerland   4-10  United States
31 MarchYugoslavia  2-2  Romania
31 MarchAustria  2-12  East Germany

World Championship Group C (Netherlands)Edit

Played in Geleen, Rotterdam, Nijmegen, Utrecht, Tilburg and The Hague, from 9 to 18 March.

Team Games Won Drawn Lost Points difference Points
15   Norway 7 7 0 0 53 - 14 14
16   Netherlands 7 5 0 2 52 - 21 10
17   Hungary 7 5 0 2 44 - 24 10
18   Bulgaria 7 3 1 3 29 - 28 7
19   China 7 2 2 3 21 - 28 6
20   France 7 3 0 4 23 - 29 6
21   Denmark 7 0 2 5 22 - 58 2
22   Great Britain 7 0 1 6 18 - 60 1

Norway and the Netherlands were promoted to Group B.

09 MarchChina  3-3  Denmark
09 MarchHungary  9-0  Great Britain
09 MarchNorway  4-3  Bulgaria
09 MarchNetherlands  2-4  France
10 MarchChina  3-3  Bulgaria
10 MarchFrance  3-1  Great Britain
10 MarchNorway  14-2  Denmark
10 MarchNetherlands  5-3  Hungary
12 MarchNorway  4-0  China
12 MarchBulgaria  2-1  Denmark
12 MarchHungary  7-1  France
12 MarchNetherlands  13-3  Great Britain
13 MarchFrance  6-3  Denmark
13 MarchNorway  11-3  Great Britain
13 MarchHungary  9-6  China
13 MarchNetherlands  8-5  Bulgaria
15 MarchChina  2-1  France
15 MarchBulgaria  9-2  Great Britain
15 MarchNorway  6-0  Hungary
15 MarchNetherlands  14-0  Denmark
16 MarchNorway  8-3  France
16 MarchHungary  5-1  Bulgaria
16 MarchGreat Britain  8-8  Denmark
16 MarchNetherlands  7-0  China
18 MarchChina  7-1  Great Britain
18 MarchBulgaria  6-5  France
18 MarchHungary  11-5  Denmark
18 MarchNetherlands  3-6  Norway

Ranking and statisticsEdit

 


 1973 IIHF World Championship Winners 
 
Soviet Union
12th title

Tournament AwardsEdit

Final standingsEdit

The final standings of the tournament according to IIHF:

    Soviet Union
    Sweden
    Czechoslovakia
4   Finland
5   Poland
6   West Germany

European championships final standingsEdit

The final standings of the European championships according to IIHF:

    Soviet Union
    Sweden
    Czechoslovakia
4   Finland
5   Poland
6   West Germany

ReferencesEdit

External linksEdit

  • 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. p. 143.