Ice hockey at the 1932 Winter Olympics

The men's ice hockey tournament at the 1932 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid, United States, was the fourth Olympic Championship, also serving as the sixth 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] Overall, four teams participated, with only two European associations (Germany and Poland) making the trip due to the worldwide Great Depression. The other European teams instead played at the 1932 European Championship.[2][3]

Ice hockey at the 1932 Winter Olympics
Tournament details
Host country United States
Dates4–13 February
Venue(s)2 venues in Lake Placid (indoors and 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


Gold Silver Bronze
  Canada (CAN)
William Cockburn
Clifford Crowley
Albert Duncanson
George Garbutt
Roy Henkel
Vic Lindquist
Norman Malloy
Walter Monson
Kenneth Moore
Romeo Rivers
Hack Simpson
Hugh Sutherland
Stanley Wagner
Alston Wise
  United States (USA)
Osborne Anderson
Johnny Bent
John Chase
John Cookman
Douglas Everett
Franklin Farrel
Joseph Fitzgerald
Edwin Frazier
John Garrison
Gerard Hallock
Robert Livingston
Francis Nelson
Winthrop Palmer
Gordon Smith
  Germany (GER)
Rudi Ball
Alfred Heinrich
Erich Herker
Gustav Jaenecke
Werner Korff
Walter Leinweber
Erich Römer
Martin Schröttle
Marquardt Slevogt
Georg Strobl

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
  Canada Olympic Stadium, Lake Placid[4]
4 Feb   Germany 2:1
  Poland Olympic Stadium, Lake Placid
5 Feb   United States 4:1
  Poland Olympic Stadium, Lake Placid
6 Feb   Canada 4:1
  Germany Olympic Stadium, Lake Placid
7 Feb   Canada 9:0
  Poland Olympic Arena, Lake Placid
7 Feb   United States 7:0
  Germany Olympic Arena, Lake Placid
8 Feb   United States 5:0
  Poland Olympic Stadium, Lake Placid
8 Feb   Canada 5:0
  Germany Olympic Arena, Lake Placid
9 Feb   Canada 10:0
  Poland Olympic Stadium, Lake Placid
10 Feb   United States 8:0
  Germany Olympic Arena, Lake Placid
13 Feb   Germany 4:1
  Poland Olympic Arena, Lake Placid
13 Feb   United States 2:2 OT
  Canada Olympic Arena, Lake Placid


Average ageEdit

Team Germany was the oldest team in the tournament, averaging 25 years and 6 months. Gold medalists team Canada was the youngest team in the tournament, averaging 24 years and 5 months. Tournament average was 24 years and 9 months.[5]

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. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 11 May 2019.
  2. ^ "IIHF Epochs, 1914–1933". International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved 2019-07-16.
  3. ^ "Ice Hockey, Men". Olympedia. Retrieved 2 January 2021.
  4. ^ "Official Report, III Olympic Winter Games, Lake Placid, 1932". Retrieved 20 June 2022., p. 229 ff.
  5. ^ "Team Canada - Olympics - Lake Placid 1932 - Player Stats". QuantHockey. Retrieved 23 April 2020.

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