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1954 Ice Hockey World Championships

1954 edition of the IIHF World Ice Hockey Championship

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1954 Ice Hockey World Championships
Opening ceremony
Tournament details
Host country  Sweden
Dates26 February–7 March
Teams8
Final positions
Champions   Soviet Union (1st title)
Runner-up   Canada
Third place   Sweden
Fourth place  Czechoslovakia
Tournament statistics
Matches played28
Goals scored222 (7.93 per match)
Attendance148,399 (5,300 per match)
Scoring leader(s) Moe Galand (20 points)
1953
1955

The 21st Ice Hockey World Championships and 32nd European ice hockey championships were held from 26 February to 7 March 1954 in Stockholm, Sweden. Every team played each other once with the top three finishers receiving medals at the end. The USSR won in its first attempt, led by Vsevolod Bobrov who was recognized as the best forward of the tournament in the first ever presentation of Directorate Awards.

1954 Ice Hockey World Championships Intro articles: 5

Description

Soviet Union–Canada match. The Soviets, playing in their first World Championships, defeated Canada 7–2 in the final game to win the gold medal.

The USSR won their first five games before meeting up with the host, and defending champion, Sweden. Sweden, having already lost eight to nothing to Canada, desperately needed to beat the Soviets, but settled for a one all tie. The final game of the tournament pitted the East York Lyndhursts, representing Canada, against the USSR, both teams being undefeated. Tournament organizers believed the Canadians would cruise to their seventh straight win and had begun to sell tickets for a planned tie-breaking game between the Soviets and Swedes to determine the European Championship.[1][2] However the Soviets "appeared to pass too much, check too little, and skate too fast"[1] and "thoroughly dominated" in a 7–2 win before 16,000 fans.

Beginning with this year the IIHF began giving out official awards (known as the "directorate awards") to the best forward, defensemen, and goaltender, of the tournament.

1954 Ice Hockey World Championships Description articles: 3

Final round

26 FebruaryCzechoslovakia  7–1   Switzerland
26 FebruarySoviet Union  7–1  Finland
26 FebruarySweden  10–1  Norway
27 FebruaryCanada  8–1   Switzerland
27 FebruarySoviet Union  7–0  Norway
27 FebruaryCzechoslovakia  9–4  West Germany
28 FebruaryCanada  8–0  Norway
28 FebruarySwitzerland   3–3  West Germany
28 FebruarySweden  5–3  Finland
1 MarchCzechoslovakia  12–1  Finland
1 MarchSoviet Union  6–2  West Germany
1 MarchSweden  0–8  Canada
2 MarchFinland  2–0  Norway
2 MarchSoviet Union  5–2  Czechoslovakia
2 MarchSweden  6–3   Switzerland
3 MarchCzechoslovakia  7–1  Norway
3 MarchCanada  8–1  West Germany
3 MarchSoviet Union  4–2   Switzerland
4 MarchSwitzerland   2–3  Norway
4 MarchCanada  20–1  Finland
4 MarchSweden  4–0  West Germany
5 MarchWest Germany  5–1  Finland
5 MarchCanada  5–2  Czechoslovakia
5 MarchSweden  1–1  Soviet Union
6 MarchFinland  3–3   Switzerland
6 MarchSweden  4–2  Czechoslovakia
7 MarchWest Germany  7–1  Norway
7 MarchSoviet Union  7–2  Canada

Standings

Trophy awarded for the 1954 World Championships
Rank Team GP Wins Ties Losses Goals Goal Diff. Pts.
1  Soviet Union 7 6 1 0 37:10 +27 13
2  Canada 7 6 0 1 59:12 +47 12
3  Sweden 7 5 1 1 30:18 +12 11
4  Czechoslovakia 7 4 0 3 41:21 +20 8
5  West Germany 7 2 1 4 22:32 −10 5
6  Finland 7 1 1 5 12:52 −40 3
7   Switzerland 7 0 2 5 15:34 −19 2
8  Norway 7 1 0 6 6:43 −37 2

Team members

 Soviet Union

Tournament awards

European Championships final rankings

  1.  Soviet Union
  2.  Sweden
  3.  Czechoslovakia
  4.  West Germany
  5.  Finland
  6.   Switzerland
  7.  Norway

1954 Ice Hockey World Championships Final round articles: 26

Citations

  1. ^ a b Duplacey P. 503
  2. ^ Tournament summary

References

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