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1961 World Ice Hockey Championships

1961 edition of the IIHF World Ice Hockey Championship

The 1961 World Ice Hockey Championships was the 28th time the Ice Hockey World Championships were held. The tournament was in Geneva and Lausanne, Switzerland from March 1 to March 12, 1961. Canada won their nineteenth international title. It would be the last championship for Canada in thirty-three years.[1] Canada was represented by the Trail Smoke Eaters.

1961 World Ice Hockey Championships
Tournament details
Host country  Switzerland
Dates1–12 March
Teams8
Final positions
Champions Gold medal blank.svg Canada (19th title)
Runner-up Silver medal blank.svg Czechoslovakia
Third place Bronze medal blank.svg Soviet Union
Fourth place Sweden
Tournament statistics
Matches played28
Goals scored236 (8.43 per match)
Attendance141,300 (5,046 per match)
Scoring leader(s)Soviet Union Boris Mayorov 17 points
1962

World Championship Group A (Switzerland)Edit

Final RoundEdit

Place Team Matches Won Drawn Lost Difference Points
1   Canada 7 6 1 0 45 - 11 13
2   Czechoslovakia 7 6 1 0 33 - 09 13
3   Soviet Union 7 5 0 2 51 - 20 10
4   Sweden 7 4 0 3 33 - 27 8
5   East Germany 7 2 0 6 21 - 33 4
6   United States 7 1 1 5 24 - 43 3
7   Finland 7 1 1 5 19 - 43 3
8   West Germany 7 0 2 5 10 - 50 2
02 March Canada   6-1
  Sweden
02 March Czechoslovakia   6-0
  Finland
02 March Soviet Union   13-2
  United States
04 March Czechoslovakia   4-1
  United States
04 March Finland   6-4
  East Germany
04 March Canada   9-1
  West Germany
04 March Soviet Union   6-2
  Sweden
05 March Canada   7-4
  United States
05 March Czechoslovakia   6-0
  West Germany
05 March Sweden   3-2
  East Germany
05 March Soviet Union   7-3
  Finland
07 March Sweden   6-4
  Finland
07 March Czechoslovakia   6-4
  Soviet Union
07 March United States   4-4
  West Germany
07 March Canada   5-2
  East Germany
08 March Sweden   12-1
  West Germany
08 March East Germany   6-5
  United States
09 March Soviet Union   9-1
  East Germany
09 March Finland   3-3
  West Germany
09 March Canada   1-1
  Czechoslovakia
11 March Czechoslovakia   5-1
  East Germany
11 March Sweden   7-3
  United States
11 March Soviet Union   11-1
  West Germany
11 March Canada   12-1
  Finland
12 March Canada   5-1
  Soviet Union
12 March Czechoslovakia   5-2
  Sweden
12 March United States   5-2
  Finland
12 March East Germany   5-0
  West Germany

World Championship Group B (Switzerland)Edit

Final RoundEdit

Place Team Matches Won Drawn Lost Difference Points
9   Norway 5 4 0 1 27 - 09 8
10   Great Britain 5 3 2 0 21 - 11 8
11    Switzerland 5 2 1 2 17 - 15 5
12   Italy 5 2 1 2 19 - 20 5
13   Poland 5 1 0 4 13 - 17 2
14   Austria 5 1 0 4 10 - 35 2
03 March Switzerland    0-6
  Norway
03 March Great Britain   10-2
  Austria
03 March Italy   5-3
  Poland
05 March Italy   7-2
  Austria
06 March Norway   5-3
  Poland
06 March Italy   3-3
  Great Britain
06 March Switzerland    9-1
  Austria
07 March Switzerland    1-3
  Poland
09 March Great Britain   3-2
  Poland
09 March Norway   7-2
  Austria
10 March Austria   3-2
  Poland
10 March Norway   7-1
  Italy
10 March Switzerland    2-2
  Great Britain
11 March Switzerland    5-3
  Italy
12 March Great Britain   3-2
  Norway

World Championship Group C (Switzerland)Edit

Final RoundEdit

Place Team Matches Won Drawn Lost Difference Points
15   Romania 5 5 0 0 69 - 05 10
16   France 5 4 0 1 34 - 16 8
17   Yugoslavia 5 3 0 2 34 - 22 6
18   Netherlands 5 2 0 3 18 - 36 4
19   South Africa 5 1 0 4 18 - 47 2
20   Belgium 5 0 0 5 09 - 56 0
03 March France   7-3
  Netherlands
03 March Romania   22-1
  Belgium
03 March Yugoslavia   12-3
  South Africa
04 March Yugoslavia   9-2
  Netherlands
05 March Romania   14-0
  South Africa
06 March Netherlands   8-4
  South Africa
06 March France   10-0
  Belgium
06 March Romania   12-1
  Yugoslavia
07 March France   11-2
  South Africa
08 March Yugoslavia   10-2
  Belgium
08 March Romania   12-0
  Netherlands
09 March France   3-2
  Yugoslavia
10 March Romania   9-3
  France
10 March Netherlands   5-4
  Belgium
11 March South Africa   9-2
  Belgium

NotesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Szemberg, Szymon; Podnieks, Andrew, eds. (2007), World of Hockey: Celebrating a Century of the IIHF, Bolton, Ontario: Fenn Publishing, ISBN 1-55168-307-5
  • Ottawa Citizen - 3 Feb 1961
  • The Montreal Gazette - 6 Feb 1961
  • The Hartford Courant, Feb 6, 1961, page 15
  • New York Times, February 12, 1961, Page S6
  • The Montreal Gazette - 13 Feb 1961
  • The Pittsburgh Press - 17 Feb 1961
  • Ottawa Citizen - 1 Mar 1961
  • Tri City Herald - 8 Mar 1961
  • The Montreal Gazette - 9 Mar 1961
  • The Montreal Gazette - 11 Mar 1961