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Ice hockey at the 1960 Winter Olympics

The men's ice hockey tournament at the 1960 Winter Olympics in Squaw Valley, United States, was the 9th Olympic Championship, also serving as the 27th World Championships and the 38th European Championships. The United States won its first Olympic gold medal and second World Championship. Canada, represented for the second time by the Kitchener-Waterloo Dutchmen, won the silver and its ninth consecutive Olympic ice hockey medal (a feat not matched until the Soviet Union won its ninth consecutive medal in 1988). Highest finishing European team Soviet Union won the bronze medal and its sixth European Championship. The tournament was held at the Blyth Arena.[1]

Ice hockey at the 1960 Winter Olympics
Ice hockey pictogram.svg
Tournament details
Host country United States
Dates19–28 February
Teams9
Final positions
Champions Gold medal blank.svg United States (1st title)
Runner-up Silver medal blank.svg Canada
Third place Bronze medal blank.svg Soviet Union
Fourth place Czechoslovakia
Tournament statistics
Matches played30
Goals scored334 (11.13 per match)
Scoring leader(s)Canada Fred Etcher (21 points)

Canada, the Soviet Union, Czechoslovakia and Sweden were the top four teams heading into the Games. All four were defeated by the American team, which won all seven games it played.[2] On the 50th anniversary of these Games, a documentary entitled Forgotten Miracle was produced by Northland Films, making reference to the more famous 1980 gold medal known as the Miracle on Ice; these are the only two Olympic gold medals won by USA men's ice hockey.[3] Herb Brooks, the coach of the 1980 US team, was the last player cut from the 1960 team by coach Jack Riley.[4]

Contents

MedalistsEdit

QualificationEdit

The two German teams played a qualification round to determine which team would participate at the Olympics. West Germany won both games.

December 9, 1959West Germany  5–2
(2–1, 1–1, 2–0)
  East GermanyGarmisch-Partenkirchen, West Germany
December 12, 1959East Germany  3–5
(1–2, 2–0, 0–3)
  West GermanyWeißwasser, East Germany

First roundEdit

Top two teams (shaded ones) from each group advanced to the final round and played for 1st-6th places, other teams played in the consolation round.

Group AEdit

Team G W D L GF GA Pts
1   Canada 2 2 0 0 24 3 4
2   Sweden 2 1 1 0 21 5 2
3   Japan 2 0 2 0 1 38 0
February 19, 1960.Canada  5–2
(2–1, 1–1, 2–0)
  Sweden
February 20, 1960.Canada  19–1
(5–0, 7–1, 7–0)
  Japan
February 21, 1960.Sweden  19–0
(8–0, 5–0, 6–0)
  Japan

Group BEdit

Team G W D L GF GA Pts
1   Soviet Union 2 2 0 0 16 4 4
2   Germany 2 1 1 0 4 9 2
3   Finland 2 0 2 0 5 12 0
February 19, 1960.Soviet Union  8–0
(3–0, 3–0, 2–0)
  Germany
February 20, 1960.Soviet Union  8–4
(2–1, 4–0, 2–3)
  Finland
February 21, 1960Germany  4–1
(1–0, 2–0, 1–1)
  Finland

Group CEdit

Team G W D L GF GA Pts
1   United States 2 2 0 0 19 6 4
2   Czechoslovakia 2 1 1 0 23 8 2
3   Australia 2 0 2 0 2 30 0
February 19, 1960.United States  7–5
(2–1, 1–3, 4–1)
  Czechoslovakia
February 20, 1960.Czechoslovakia  18–1
(7–1, 3–0, 8–0)
  Australia
February 21, 1960.United States  12–1
(6–0, 3–0, 3–1)
  Australia

Consolation roundEdit

Teams that didn't qualify for the final round played here. Sources differ on which Finland-Japan game took place on the 23rd, and which game took place on the 26th.

Team Pld W L T GF GA Pts
  Finland 4 3 0 1 50 11 7
  Japan 4 2 1 1 32 22 5
  Australia 4 0 4 0 8 57 0
February 22, 1960Australia  1–14
(1–8, 0–4, 0–2)
  Finland
February 23, 1960Finland  6–6
(2–1, 3–2, 1–3)
  Japan
February 24, 1960Australia  2–13
(0–3, 0–4, 2–6)
  Japan
February 25, 1960Australia  2–19
(6–1, 5–1, 8–0)
  Finland
February 26, 1960Finland  11–2
(2–1, 6–0, 3–1)
  Japan
February 27, 1960Japan  11–3
(6–0, 2–1, 3–2)
  Australia

Final roundEdit

 
Match between the United States and Soviet Union. The United States won the game, 3–2.

First place team wins gold, second silver and third bronze.

Rank Team Pld W L T GF GA Pts
1   United States 5 5 0 0 29 11 10
2   Canada 5 4 1 0 31 12 8
3   Soviet Union 5 2 2 1 24 19 5
4   Czechoslovakia 5 2 3 0 21 23 4
5   Sweden 5 1 3 1 19 19 3
6   Germany 5 0 5 0 5 45 0
February 22, 1960Soviet Union  8–5
(3–2, 2–1, 3–2)
  Czechoslovakia
February 22, 1960United States  6–3
(4–0, 1–2, 1–1)
  Sweden
February 22, 1960Canada  12–0
(6–0, 1–0, 5–0)
  Germany
February 24, 1960United States  9–1
(2–0, 3–1, 4–0)
  Germany
February 24, 1960Soviet Union  2–2
(0–0, 0–0, 2–2)
  Sweden
February 24, 1960Canada  4–0
(3–0, 1–0, 0–0)
  Czechoslovakia
February 25, 1960Soviet Union  7–1
(0–1, 4–0, 3–0)
  Germany
February 25, 1960United States  2–1
(1–0, 1–0, 0–1)
  Canada
February 25, 1960Czechoslovakia  3–1
(3–0, 0–1, 0–0)
  Sweden
February 27, 1960Czechoslovakia  9–1
(3–1, 4–0, 2–0)
  Germany
February 27, 1960United States  3–2
(1–2, 1–0, 1–0)
  Soviet Union
February 27, 1960Canada  6–5
(1–4, 1–0, 4–1)
  Sweden
February 28, 1960United States  9–4
(3–3, 0–1, 6–0)
  Czechoslovakia
February 28, 1960Sweden  8–2
(2–0, 2–2, 4–0)
  Germany
February 28, 1960Canada  8–5
(3–0, 1–3, 4–2)
  Soviet Union

Leading scorers[5]Edit

Rk Team GP G A Pts
1   Fred Etcher 7 9 12 21
2   Bob Attersley 7 6 12 18
3   Bill Cleary 7 7 7 14
4   Veniamin Aleksandrov 7 7 6 13
5   Bill Christian 7 2 11 13
6   Raimo Kilpiö 6 9 3 12
7   Jouni Seistamo 5 8 4 12
T8   George Samolenko 7 8 4 12
T8   Lars-Eric Lundvall 7 8 4 12
T10   Václav Pantůček 7 7 5 12
T10   John Mayasich 7 7 5 12
T10   Nisse Nilsson 7 7 5 12

Tournament awardsEdit

Final rankingEdit

European Championship final rankingEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Ice Hockey at the 1960 Squaw Valley Winter Games". Sports Reference. Retrieved 15 May 2019.
  2. ^ Szemberg, Szymon; Podnieks, Andrew (2008). "Story #16–USA's original but unheralded "Miracle on Ice"". International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved 2009-03-01.
  3. ^ "Forgotten Miracle". 2010. Retrieved 2010-02-13.
  4. ^ Calio, Jim (3 October 1980). "A Solitary Soul on Ice, Coach Herb Brooks Drove His Young Olympians to Glory : People.com". People. People Magazine. Retrieved May 30, 2011.
  5. ^ Leading scorers

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