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1931 Ice Hockey World Championships

1931 edition of the World Ice Hockey Championships

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1931 Ice Hockey World Championships
Tournament details
Host country  Poland
Dates1–8 February
Teams10
Venue(s)1 (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions   Canada (5th title)
Runner-up   United States
Third place   Austria
Fourth place  Poland
Tournament statistics
Matches played29
Goals scored119 (4.1 per match)
Scoring leader(s) Charles Ramsay (8 goals)
1930
1932

The 1931 Ice Hockey World Championship was the 5th World Championship, an annual international ice hockey tournament. It took place between 1 and 8 February 1931 in Krynica-Zdrój, Poland. The tournament was won by Canada who were represented by the University of Manitoba Grads team, claiming their fifth world championship title by finishing on top of the group in the final round with a total of nine points. The United States finished second to win the silver medal, losing only one game to Canada and Austria finished third for the bronze medal. The host nation of Poland finished fourth at the tournament after winning one game, tying one, and losing three in the final round.

The World Championship also acted simultaneously as the 15th European Championship. Austria who finished highest of the European teams in third were named the champions.

1931 Ice Hockey World Championships Intro articles: 2

First round

Four teams compete in the First round each playing one game. The winning teams advance to the Second round and the losing teams compete in the Consolation round.[1]

February 1, 1931Czechoslovakia  4–1
(2–0, 1–1, 1–0)
 HungaryKrynica-Zdrój
February 1, 1931Austria  1 – 0 2OT
(0–0, 0–0, 0–0)
(OT: 0–0, 1–0)
 Great BritainKrynica-Zdrój

1931 Ice Hockey World Championships First round articles: 5

Second round

Eight teams compete in the Second round each playing one game. The winning teams advance to the Final round and the losing teams compete in the Third round.[1]

February 1, 1931Canada  9–0
(1–0, 4–0, 4–0)
 FranceKrynica-Zdrój
February 2, 1931  Czechoslovakia4–1
(0–0, 3–0, 1–1)
 PolandKrynica-Zdrój
February 2, 1931Sweden  3–1
(0–1, 2–0, 1–0)
 AustriaKrynica-Zdrój
February 2, 1931United States  15–0
(7–0, 5–0, 3–0)
 RomaniaKrynica-Zdrój

1931 Ice Hockey World Championships Second round articles: 6

Third round

The four losing teams from the Second round compete in the Third round each playing one game. The winning teams advance to the Final round and the losing teams compete in the Consolation round.[1]

February 3, 1931Poland  2 – 1 OT
(1–0, 0–0, 0–1)
(OT: 1–0)
 FranceKrynica-Zdrój
February 3, 1931Austria  7–0
(4–0, 0–0, 3–0)
 RomaniaKrynica-Zdrój

Final round

The six participating teams played a round-robin, with the top three teams winning gold, silver and bronze respectively. Canada's University of Manitoba Grads won the tournament with a total of nine points after winning four games and tying one.[1] Sweden's 0 – 0 tie with Canada was the first time a European team did not lose to a team representing Canada in a World Championship match. Due to a tie between Czechoslovakia and Poland in points, fourth spot was given to Poland who had more total goals scored.[1]

Team GP W T L GF GA DIF PTS
 Canada 5 4 1 0 15 0 +15 9:1
 United States 5 4 0 1 7 3 +4 8:2
 Austria 5 2 0 3 5 13 −8 4:6
 Poland 5 1 1 3 3 6 −3 3:7
 Czechoslovakia 5 1 1 3 2 5 −3 3:7
 Sweden 5 1 1 3 1 6 −5 3:7
February 4, 1931United States  2–1  AustriaKrynica-Zdrój
February 4, 1931Canada  2–0  CzechoslovakiaKrynica-Zdrój
February 4, 1931Poland  2–0  SwedenKrynica-Zdrój
February 5, 1931Czechoslovakia  2–1  AustriaKrynica-Zdrój
February 5, 1931United States  3–0  SwedenKrynica-Zdrój
February 5, 1931Canada  3–0  PolandKrynica-Zdrój
February 6, 1931United States  1–0  CzechoslovakiaKrynica-Zdrój
February 6, 1931Canada  0–0  SwedenKrynica-Zdrój
February 6, 1931Austria  2–1  PolandKrynica-Zdrój
February 7, 1931Sweden  1–0  CzechoslovakiaKrynica-Zdrój
February 7, 1931Canada  8–0  AustriaKrynica-Zdrój
February 7, 1931United States  1–0  PolandKrynica-Zdrój
February 8, 1931Austria  1–0  SwedenKrynica-Zdrój
February 8, 1931Poland  0–0  CzechoslovakiaKrynica-Zdrój
February 8, 1931Canada  2–0  United StatesKrynica-Zdrój

Overview of "Round-robin tournament" article

Consolation round

The four participating teams played a round-robin, with games played between February 4 to February 7. The winner Hungary won all three games, finishing with six points and earning sixth place in the overall standings.[1]

Team GP W T L GF GA DIF PTS
 Hungary 3 3 0 0 13 2 +11 6:0
 Great Britain 3 2 0 1 14 4 +10 4:2
 France 3 1 0 2 8 4 +4 2:4
 Romania 3 0 0 3 2 27 −25 0:6
Hungary  3–1  Great BritainKrynica-Zdrój
France  7–1  RomaniaKrynica-Zdrój
Hungary  9–1  RomaniaKrynica-Zdrój
Great Britain  2–1  FranceKrynica-Zdrój
Great Britain  11–0  RomaniaKrynica-Zdrój
Hungary  1–0  FranceKrynica-Zdrój

15th European Championship

The 1931 World Championship also acted simultaneously as the 15th European Championships. Austria were named champions after finishing as the highest ranked European team in the tournament in third. Second and third were awarded to Poland and Czechoslovakia respectively.[1]

Austrian winning team

Medal table

 Austria
 Poland
 Czechoslovakia
4  Sweden
5  France
5  Romania
7  Great Britain
7  Hungary
  • Müller presents the European standings as not including the 'Consolation Round,' so the placement of the last four nations differ from the 'World' standings.

1931 Ice Hockey World Championships 15th European Championship articles: 10

Ranking and statistics

 


 1931 World Championship Winners 

Canada
5th title

Top scorer

  • Charles Ramsay – 8 goals[1]

Canadian winning team

Final standings

The final standings of the tournament:

 Canada
 United States
 Austria
4  Poland
5  Czechoslovakia
6  Sweden
7  Hungary
8  Great Britain
9  France
10  Romania

1931 Ice Hockey World Championships Ranking and statistics articles: 4

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Müller, Stephan (2005). International Ice Hockey Encyclopaedia 1904–2005. Germany: Books on Demand. p. 48. ISBN 3-8334-4189-5.