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Ice hockey at the 1932 Winter Olympics

The men's ice hockey tournament at the 1932 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid, U.S.A., was the 4th Olympic Championship, also serving as the 6th World Championships. Canada, represented by the Winnipeg Hockey Club, won its fourth consecutive Olympic gold medal and sixth consecutive World Championship. The United States took the silver medal and Germany claimed one of its three all-time hockey medals by taking the bronze (West Germany would win a bronze medal in 1976, and Germany's men's team would win silver in 2018).[1]

Ice hockey at the 1932 Winter Olympics
Tournament details
Host country United States
Dates4–13 February
Venue(s)Lake Placid (outdoors)
Final positions
Champions Gold medal blank.svg Canada (4th title)
Runner-up Silver medal blank.svg United States
Third place Bronze medal blank.svg Germany
Fourth place Poland
Tournament statistics
Matches played12
Goals scored69 (5.75 per match)
Scoring leader(s)Canada Walter Monson 11 points


Several disagreements arose between the planners of the hockey games, and Paul Loicq as the president of the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF). He stated that "according to the Olympic statutes it is the International and not the National Federation which is in charge of organizing the Games. It would be preferable that the harmony should be restored between the International Federation and the American Ice Hockey Federation". The International Society of Olympic Historians felt the dispute came from the Amateur Athletic Union controlling the selection of American amateur teams for the Olympics on behalf of the United States Olympic Committee, and the ensuing power struggle with the IIHF. There was also a disagreement in the number of players on hockey teams. The IIHF stated it should be 14, whereas the organizing committee published 13 players.[2] When the 1932 tournament was played, only four teams participated, with only two European associations making the trip due to the high cost of travel. The other European teams instead played at the Ice Hockey European Championship 1932.[3]


Participating nationsEdit

The Polish national team during the Olympics.

A total of 48(*) ice hockey players from four nations competed at the Lake Placid Games:

(*) NOTE: Only players who participated in at least one game are counted.

Final tournamentEdit

  Canada 6 5 1 0 32 4
  United States 6 4 1 1 27 5
  Germany 6 2 0 4 7 26
  Poland 6 0 0 6 3 34
4 Feb   United States 1:2 OT
4 Feb   Germany 2:1
5 Feb   United States 4:1
6 Feb   Canada 4:1
7 Feb   Canada 9:0
7 Feb   United States 7:0
8 Feb   United States 5:0
8 Feb   Canada 5:0
9 Feb   Canada 10:0
10 Feb   United States 8:0
13 Feb   Germany 4:1
13 Feb   United States 2:2 OT

Top scorerEdit

Team GP G A Pts
  Walter Monson 6 7 4 11

Final rankingEdit

1   Canada (CAN)
2   United States (USA)
3   Germany (GER)
4   Poland (POL)


  1. ^ "Ice Hockey at the 1932 Lake Placid Winter Games". Sports Reference. Retrieved 11 May 2019.
  2. ^ Renson, Roland; Ameye, Thomas (2012). "Stepping out of Coubertin's Shadow: The Count and the 1932 Winter Olympics" (PDF). International Society of Olympic Historians. pp. 20, 22. Retrieved 2019-07-11.
  3. ^ "IIHF Epochs, 1914–1933". International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved 2019-07-16.

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