1975 Ice Hockey World Championships

The 1975 Ice Hockey World Championships were the 42nd Ice Hockey World Championships and the 53rd European Championships of ice hockey. The tournament took place in West Germany from 3 April to 19 April and the games were played in Munich and Düsseldorf. Six teams took part in the main tournament, each playing each other twice. The Soviet Union won all of their games, and became World Champions for the fourteenth time, and won their 17th European title.

1975 Ice Hockey World Championships
Tournament details
Host country West Germany
Dates3–19 April
Teams6
Venue(s)2 (in 2 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Gold medal blank.svg Soviet Union (14th title)
Runner-up Silver medal blank.svg Czechoslovakia
Third place Bronze medal blank.svg Sweden
Fourth place Finland
Tournament statistics
Matches played30
Goals scored272 (9.07 per match)
Attendance169,000 (5,633 per match)
Scoring leader(s)Soviet Union Viktor Shalimov 19 points
1974
1976
Ice Hockey World Championships 1975 in Munich and Düsseldorf

This year did not offer much in the way of drama, with the expected order of finish happening again, and the host not even playing in the top level tournament.[1] This helped to change the player eligibility rules and change the format. Finland narrowly missed a medal again, finishing fourth for the sixth straight year.

World Championship Group A (West Germany)Edit

Team Games Won Drawn Lost Points difference Points
1   Soviet Union 10 10 0 0 90 - 23 20
2   Czechoslovakia 10 8 0 2 55 - 19 16
3   Sweden 10 5 0 5 51 - 34 10
4   Finland 10 5 0 5 36 - 34 10
5   Poland 10 2 0 8 18 - 78 4
6   United States 10 0 0 10 22 - 84 0

With Group A expanding to eight teams in 1976 no nation was relegated.

3 AprilCzechoslovakia  5-0  Poland
3 AprilSoviet Union  10-5  United States
4 AprilPoland  0-10  Sweden
4 AprilUnited States  4-7  Finland
5 AprilSweden  2-5  Czechoslovakia
5 AprilFinland  4-8  Soviet Union
6 AprilCzechoslovakia  8-3  United States
6 AprilSoviet Union  13-2  Poland
7 AprilUnited States  0-7  Sweden
7 AprilPoland  2-5  Finland
8 AprilCzechoslovakia  2-5  Soviet Union
8 AprilFinland  0-1  Sweden
9 AprilPoland  5-3  United States
10 AprilFinland  2-6  Czechoslovakia
10 AprilSweden  1-4  Soviet Union
12 AprilPoland  2-8  Czechoslovakia
12 AprilUnited States  1-13  Soviet Union
13 AprilSweden  13-0  Poland
13 AprilFinland  9-1  United States
14 AprilCzechoslovakia  7-0  Sweden
14 AprilSoviet Union  5-2  Finland
15 AprilUnited States  0-8  Czechoslovakia
15 AprilPoland  1-15  Soviet Union
16 AprilSweden  12-3  United States
16 AprilFinland  4-1  Poland
17 AprilSoviet Union  4-1  Czechoslovakia
17 AprilSweden  1-2  Finland
18 AprilUnited States  2-5  Poland
19 AprilCzechoslovakia  5-1  Finland
19 AprilSoviet Union  13-4  Sweden

World Championship Group B (Japan)Edit

Played in Sapporo March 14–23.

Team Games Won Drawn Lost Points difference Points
7   East Germany 7 6 0 1 41 - 18 12
8   West Germany 7 6 0 1 34 - 17 12
9    Switzerland 7 4 0 3 31 - 33 8
10   Yugoslavia 7 3 1 3 30 - 23 7
11   Romania 7 2 2 3 26 - 26 6
12   Japan 7 2 2 3 21 - 24 6
13   Italy 7 2 0 5 22 - 40 4
14   Netherlands 7 0 1 6 11 - 35 1

With Group A expanding to eight teams in 1976, both East and West Germany were promoted, and no nation was relegated. Canada had been offered a spot in Group A first, but they declined until 1977.[2] Additionally, the top six nations qualified for the Innsbruck Olympics.

14 MarchWest Germany  9-2  Netherlands
14 MarchYugoslavia  5-0   Switzerland
14 MarchEast Germany  7-3  Romania
14 MarchJapan  7-1  Italy
15 MarchRomania  4-4  Yugoslavia
15 MarchWest Germany  6-3  Japan
16 MarchItaly  3-0  Netherlands
16 MarchEast Germany  5-8   Switzerland
17 MarchYugoslavia  2-4  Italy
17 MarchWest Germany  0-5  East Germany
17 MarchRomania  6-1  Netherlands
17 MarchJapan  3-2   Switzerland
18 MarchWest Germany  2-1  Yugoslavia
18 MarchJapan  2-2  Romania
19 MarchNetherlands  3-4   Switzerland
19 MarchEast Germany  9-2  Italy
20 MarchRomania  3-4   Switzerland
20 MarchWest Germany  5-2  Italy
20 MarchYugoslavia  7-3  Netherlands
20 MarchEast Germany  3-1  Japan
21 MarchYugoslavia  8-4  Japan
21 MarchWest Germany  4-1  Romania
22 MarchSwitzerland   10-6  Italy
22 MarchEast Germany  6-1  Netherlands
23 MarchRomania  7-4  Italy
23 MarchJapan  1-1  Netherlands
23 MarchWest Germany  8-3   Switzerland
23 MarchEast Germany  6-3  Yugoslavia

World Championship Group C (Bulgaria)Edit

Played in Sofia March 1–10. China was supposed to participate but forfeited.[3]

Team Games Won Drawn Lost Points difference Points
15   Norway 6 4 2 0 44 - 08 10
16   Bulgaria 6 4 1 1 40 - 17 9
17   Austria 6 3 1 2 32 - 16 7
18   Hungary 6 3 1 2 44 - 21 7
19   France 6 2 2 2 32 - 22 6
20   Denmark 6 1 1 4 31 - 33 3
21   Belgium 6 0 0 6 05 - 111 0

Norway and Bulgaria were promoted to Group B.

1 MarchNorway  2-0  Austria
1 MarchFrance  4-0  Denmark
1 MarchHungary  14-0  Belgium
2 MarchFrance  15-0  Belgium
2 MarchNorway  5-5  Denmark
2 MarchBulgaria  4-1  Austria
4 MarchAustria  4-4  France
4 MarchNorway  5-0  Hungary
4 MarchBulgaria  20-3  Belgium
5 MarchNorway  24-0  Belgium
5 MarchAustria  4-2  Denmark
5 MarchBulgaria  4-6  Hungary
7 MarchAustria  4-2  Hungary
7 MarchNorway  6-1  France
7 MarchBulgaria  3-2  Denmark
8 MarchHungary  17-3  Denmark
8 MarchAustria  19-2  Belgium
8 MarchBulgaria  7-3  France
10 MarchHungary  5-5  France
10 MarchDenmark  19-0  Belgium
10 MarchBulgaria  2-2  Norway

Ranking and statisticsEdit

 


 1975 IIHF World Championship Winners 
 
Soviet Union
14th title

Tournament AwardsEdit

Final standingsEdit

The final standings of the tournament according to IIHF:

    Soviet Union
    Czechoslovakia
    Sweden
4   Finland
5   Poland
6   United States

European championships final standingsEdit

The final standings of the European championships according to IIHF:

    Soviet Union
    Czechoslovakia
    Sweden
4   Finland
5   Poland

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Duplacey 503
  2. ^ Duplacey pg506
  3. ^ China forfeits Group C.
  • 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. 144.