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1938 Ice Hockey World Championships

1938 edition of the World Ice Hockey Championship

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1938 Ice Hockey World Championships
Tournament details
Host country  Czechoslovakia
Dates11–20 February
Teams14
Arena(s) (in Prague host cities)
Final positions
Champions   Canada (10th title)
Runner-up   Great Britain
Third place   Czechoslovakia
Fourth place  Germany
Tournament statistics
Matches played40
Goals scored159 (3.98 per match)
1937
1939

The 1938 Ice Hockey World Championships were held between February 11 and February 20, 1938, in Prague, Czechoslovakia. It marked the 30th anniversary of the IIHF, and a special celebration was held with famous hockey players from all over Europe in attendance. Also a yearbook was produced for the twenty-two member nations which documented which European country had the most hockey clubs (Czechoslovakia 361) and the most artificial rinks (Great Britain 21).[1]

Fourteen teams participated in this World Championship. It was first divided in three preliminary round groups—two groups of five and a group with four teams. In the preliminary round, the top three teams in each group advanced to second round. The nine teams advancing to the second round were divided into three groups of three teams each. The three group winners and the best second-place team advanced to the semifinals.

The Canadians won the World Championship title for the tenth time beating Great Britain three to one in the final, leaving the British with their fourth European Championship title (the third in a row). In the bronze medal game, Czechoslovakia defeated Germany three to zero, and in a match for fifth place Sweden defeated Switzerland two to zero. The Swiss were very unhappy with the IIHF's decision to pick Germany as the fourth semi-finalist, as the two of them, and Sweden, finished the second round in an absolute tie. The decision was made to advance Germany because they had lost to Canada, so they were the best European nation in their group.[2]

1938 Ice Hockey World Championships Intro articles: 3

World Men's Hockey Championships (in Prague, Czechoslovakia)

First Round

Group A

11. February 1938 Prague Switzerland Hungary 1:0 (0:0,1:0,0:0)
11. February 1938 Prague Lithuania Romania 1:0 (0:0,0:0,1:0)
12. February 1938 Prague Switzerland Romania 8:1 (2:0,1:1,5:0)
12. February 1938 Prague Poland Lithuania 8:1 (4:0,3:0,1:1)
13. February 1938 Prague Poland Romania 3:0 (1:0,2:0,0:0)
13. February 1938 Prague Hungary Lithuania 10:1 (2:0,4:0,4:1)
14. February 1938 Prague Switzerland Lithuania 15:0 (9:0,2:0,4:0)
14. February 1938 Prague Poland Hungary 3:0 (1:0,1:0,1:0)
15. February 1938 Prague Hungary Romania 3:1 (1:1,1:0,1:0)
15. February 1938 Prague Switzerland Poland 7:1 (3:0,1:0,3:1)

Standings - Group A

Lithuania prior to their match against Romania. Lithuania won the game, 1–0.
Pos. Team GP Wins Ties Losses Goals Diff. Points
1 Switzerland 4 4 0 0 31: 2 +29 8:0
2 Poland 4 3 0 1 15: 8 + 7 6:2
3 Hungary 4 2 0 2 13: 6 + 7 4:4
4 Lithuania 4 1 0 3 3:33 -30 2:6
5 Romania 4 0 0 4 2:15 -13 0:8

Group B

11. February 1938 Prague Latvia Norway 3:1 ET(1:0,0:1,0:0,2:0)
11. February 1938 Prague Great Britain Germany 1:0 (0:0,1:0,0:0)
12. February 1938 Prague USA Latvia 1:0 (0:0,1:0,0:0)
12. February 1938 Prague Great Britain Norway 8:0 (2:0,1:0,5:0)
13. February 1938 Prague USA Norway 7:1 (3:0,4:0,0:1)
13. February 1938 Prague Germany Latvia 1:0 (0:0,1:0,0:0)
14. February 1938 Prague Great Britain Latvia 5:1 (1:0,2:0,2:1)
14. February 1938 Prague USA Germany 1:0 (1:0,0:0,0:0)
15. February 1938 Prague Germany Norway 8:0 (2:0,1:0,5:0)
15. February 1938 Prague Great Britain USA 1:1 ET (0:0,0:0,1:1,0:0,0:0,0:0)

Standings - Group B

Pos. Team GP Wins Ties Losses Goals Diff. Points
1 Great Britain 4 3 1 0 15: 2 +13 7:1
2 USA 4 3 1 0 10: 2 + 8 7:1
3 Germany 4 2 0 2 9: 2 + 7 4:4
4 Latvia 4 1 0 3 4: 8 - 4 2:6
5 Norway 4 0 0 4 2:26 -24 0:8

Group C

11. February 1938 Prague Canada Sweden 3:2 (1:0,1:2,1:0)
11. February 1938 Prague Czechoslovakia Austria 1:0 (0:0,0:0,1:0)
13. February 1938 Prague Canada Austria 3:0 (1:0,1:0,1:0)
13. February 1938 Prague Czechoslovakia Sweden 0:0 ET (0:0,0:0,0:0,0:0,0:0,0:0)
15. February 1938 Prague Czechoslovakia Canada 0:3 (0:2,0:0,0:1)
15. February 1938 Prague Sweden Austria 1:1 ET (0:1,1:0,0:0,0:0,0:0,0:0)

Standings - Group C

Pos. Team GP Wins Ties Losses Goals Diff. Points
1 Canada 3 3 0 0 9:2 +7 6:0
2 Czechoslovakia 3 1 1 1 1:3 -2 3:3
3 Sweden 3 0 2 1 3:4 -1 2:4
4 Austria 3 0 1 2 1:5 -4 1:5

Second Round

Group A

16. February 1938 Prague Czechoslovakia USA 2:0 (0:0,1:0,1:0)
17. February 1938 Prague Switzerland USA 1:0 (0:0,0:0,1:0)
18. February 1938 Prague Czechoslovakia Switzerland 3:2 ET. (0:1,1:0,0:0,2:1)

Standings - Group A

Pos. Team GP Wins Ties Losses Goals Diff. Points
1 Czechoslovakia 2 2 0 0 5:2 +3 4:0
2 Switzerland + 2 1 0 1 3:3 0 2:2
3 USA 2 0 0 2 0:3 -3 0:4

Group B

16. February 1938 Prague Great Britain Sweden 3:2 (0:0,1:1,2:1)
17. February 1938 Prague Sweden Poland 1:0 (0:0,0:0,1:0)
18. February 1938 Prague Great Britain Poland 7:1 (3:1,4:0,0:0)

Standings - Group B

Pos. Team GP Wins Ties Losses Goals Diff. Points
1 Great Britain 2 2 0 0 10: 3 +7 4:0
2 Sweden + 2 1 0 1 3: 3 0 2:2
3 Poland 2 0 0 2 1: 8 -7 0:4

Group C

16. February 1938 Prague Canada Germany 3:2 ET. (1:1,0:1,1:0,1:0)
17. February 1938 Prague Germany Hungary 1:0 (0:0,1:0,0:0)
18. February 1938 Prague Canada Hungary 1:1 ET. (1:1,0:0,0:0,0:0,0:0,0:0)

Standings—Group C

Pos. Team GP Wins Ties Losses Goals Diff. Points
1 Canada 2 1 1 0 4:3 +1 3:1
2 Germany + 2 1 0 1 3:3 0 2:2
3 Hungary 2 0 1 1 1:2 -1 1:3

+ Germany, Switzerland and Sweden ended with identical records. The Organizing Committee awarded the semifinal position to Germany because it had to play Canada.

Consolation round 5–6 place

19. February 1938 Prague Sweden Switzerland 2:0 (1:0,0:0,1:0)

Final Round

Semifinals
19. February 1938 Prague Canada Germany 1:0 (0:0,0:0,1:0)
19. February 1938 Prague Czechoslovakia Great Britain 0:1 (0:0,0:0,0:1)
Game for 3rd place
20. February 1938 Prague Czechoslovakia Germany 3:0 (1:0,2:0,0:0)
Final
20. February 1938 Prague Canada Great Britain 3:1 (3:1,0:0,0:0)

Final Rankings – World Championships

The bronze medal match between Czechoslovakia and Germany. Czechoslovakia won 3–0.
 Canada
 Great Britain
 Czechoslovakia
4  Germany
5  Sweden
6   Switzerland
7  Hungary
7  Poland
7  United States
10  Austria
10  Latvia
10  Lithuania
13  Norway
13  Romania

World Champion 1938
Canada

Members of team

Sudbury Wolves

Pos. Team Players
1 CAN Pat McReavy, Roy Heximer, Mel Albright, Johnny Godfrey, Glen Sutherland, Gordie Bruce, Jimmy Russell, Buster Portland, Jack Marshall, John Coulter, Percy Allen, Reg Chipman, Archie Burnie; Trainer: Max Silverman

Final Rankings – European Championships

 Great Britain
 Czechoslovakia
 Germany
4  Sweden
5   Switzerland
6  Hungary
6  Poland
8  Austria
8  Latvia
8  Lithuania
11  Norway
11  Romania

European Champion 1938
Great Britain

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Citations

  1. ^ Duplacey p. 502
  2. ^ Summary

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