1931 World Ice Hockey Championships

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1931 World Ice Hockey Championships
Tournament details
Host country  Poland
Dates 1–8 February
Teams 10
Venue(s) (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions Gold medal blank.svg  Canada (5th title)
Runner-up Silver medal blank.svg  United States
Third place Bronze medal blank.svg  Austria
Fourth place  Poland
Tournament statistics
Matches played 29
Goals scored 119 (4.1 per match)
Scoring leader(s) United States Charles Ramsay (8 goals)
1930
1932

The 1931 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.

First round[edit]

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, 1931 Czechoslovakia  4 – 1
(2–0, 1–1, 1–0)
 Hungary Krynica-Zdrój
February 1, 1931 Austria  1 – 0 2OT
(0–0, 0–0, 0–0)
(OT: 0–0, 1–0)
 Great Britain Krynica-Zdrój


Second round[edit]

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, 1931 Canada  9 – 0
(1–0, 4–0, 4–0)
 France Krynica-Zdrój
February 2, 1931  Czechoslovakia 4 – 1
(0–0, 3–0, 1–1)
 Poland Krynica-Zdrój
February 2, 1931 Sweden  3 – 1
(0–1, 2–0, 1–0)
 Austria Krynica-Zdrój
February 2, 1931 United States  15 – 0
(7–0, 5–0, 3–0)
 Romania Krynica-Zdrój


Third round[edit]

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, 1931 Poland  2 – 1 OT
(1–0, 0–0, 0–1)
(OT: 1–0)
 France Krynica-Zdrój
February 3, 1931 Austria  7 – 0
(4–0, 0–0, 3–0)
 Romania Krynica-Zdrój


Final round[edit]

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.[citation needed] 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, 1931 United States  2 – 1
 Austria Krynica-Zdrój
February 4, 1931 Canada  2 – 0
 Czechoslovakia Krynica-Zdrój
February 4, 1931 Poland  2 – 0
 Sweden Krynica-Zdrój
February 5, 1931 Czechoslovakia  2 – 1
 Austria Krynica-Zdrój
February 5, 1931 United States  3 – 0
 Sweden Krynica-Zdrój
February 5, 1931 Canada  3 – 0
 Poland Krynica-Zdrój
February 6, 1931 United States  1 – 0
 Czechoslovakia Krynica-Zdrój
February 6, 1931 Canada  0 – 0
 Sweden Krynica-Zdrój
February 6, 1931 Austria  2 – 1
 Poland Krynica-Zdrój
February 7, 1931 Sweden  1 – 0
 Czechoslovakia Krynica-Zdrój
February 7, 1931 Canada  8 – 0
 Austria Krynica-Zdrój
February 7, 1931 United States  1 – 0
 Poland Krynica-Zdrój
February 8, 1931 Austria  1 – 0
 Sweden Krynica-Zdrój
February 8, 1931 Poland  0 – 0
 Czechoslovakia Krynica-Zdrój
February 8, 1931 Canada  2 – 0
 United States Krynica-Zdrój


Consolation round[edit]

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 Britain Krynica-Zdrój
France  7 – 1
 Romania Krynica-Zdrój
Hungary  9 – 1
 Romania Krynica-Zdrój
Great Britain  2 – 1
 France Krynica-Zdrój
Great Britain  11 – 0
 Romania Krynica-Zdrój
Hungary  1 – 0
 France Krynica-Zdrój


15th European Championship[edit]

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[edit]

Medal table[edit]

Gold medal icon.svg  Austria
Silver medal icon.svg  Poland
Bronze medal icon.svg  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.

Ranking and statistics[edit]

 


 1931 World Championship Winners 

Canada
5th title

Top scorer[edit]

Canadian winning team[edit]

Final standings[edit]

The final standings of the tournament:

Gold medal icon.svg  Canada
Silver medal icon.svg  United States
Bronze medal icon.svg  Austria
4  Poland
5  Czechoslovakia
6  Sweden
7  Hungary
8  Great Britain
9  France
10  Romania

References[edit]

  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. 
  • Complete results
  • Duplacey, James (1998). Total Hockey: The official encyclopedia of the National Hockey League. Total Sports. pp. 498–528. ISBN 0-8362-7114-9. 
  • Podnieks, Andrew (2010). IIHF Media Guide & Record Book 2011. Moydart Press. pp. 26, 123–4.