In the preliminary round, the teams were divided into three groups: two groups of four teams and a group with three teams. The top three teams in the groups with four teams and the top two in the group with three teams advanced to the second round. The second round consisted of two groups of four with the top two teams in each group advancing to the final round. The other four team in the second round played in the consolation round for places 5-8. The three teams that did not advance to the second round were supposed to play off for ninth through eleventh place, but first Romania, then both Sweden and Norway decided not to continue playing.
Canada won its ninth world championship title while the host, Great Britain, won its third European championship. The British team, using many of the players from the previous year's Olympics, won their first seven games by a combined total of forty-five to zero, before losing to Canada. The Swiss team finished third, with their final round losses to Canada and Great Britain both coming in overtime.
1937 Ice Hockey World Championships Intro articles: 1
1 Ice hockey at the 1936 Winter Olympics
The men's ice hockey tournament at the 1936 Winter Olympics in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, was the 5th Olympic Championship, also serving as the 10th World Championships and the 21st European Championships.More
Ralph Reading, Harry Robertson, Fred Botterill, T. Almack, James Kemp, Hugo Mackie, Gordon Wilson, Doug Keiver, George Goble, Ken Campbell, Fred Burnett, Paul Kozak, Eric Hornquist; Trainer: John Achtzener
1937 Ice Hockey World Championships World Ice Hockey Championship (in London) articles: 13
3 Hungary men's national ice hockey team
The Hungarian men's national ice hockey team is the national ice hockey team of Hungary. They have participated in the IIHF European Championships, the IIHF World Hockey Championships and the Olympic Games since 1928. A consistent participant of the annual World Championship, Hungary has played at the Olympics three times, most recently in 1964. They are currently ranked 19th in the world by the IIHF.More
5 Czechoslovakia men's national ice hockey team
The Czechoslovakia men's national ice hockey team was the national ice hockey team of Czechoslovakia, and competed from 1920 until 1992. The successor to the Bohemia national ice hockey team, which was a European power prior to World War I, the Czechoslovak national team first appeared at the 1920 Summer Olympics, two years after the creation of the state. In the 1940s, they established themselves as the best team in Europe, becoming the first team from the continent to win two World Championships. After the arrival of the Soviet Union on the international hockey scene in the 1950s, the Czechoslovaks regularly fought Sweden and Canada for silver and bronze medals, and sometimes beat the Soviets. In total, they won the gold medal six times.More
12 Phat Wilson
Gordon Allan "Phat" Wilson was a Canadian amateur ice hockey forward who won the Allan Cup three times as a member of the Port Arthur Bearcats. Regarded as one of the top amateur players of his time, Wilson was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1963.More
13 George H. Goble
George H. Goble is a staff member at the Purdue University Engineering Computer Network and a 1996 Ig Nobel Prize winner.More