1934 World Ice Hockey Championships

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1934 World Ice Hockey Championships
Tournament details
Host country  Italy
Dates 3–11 February
Teams 12
Venue(s) (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions Gold medal blank.svg  Canada (7th title)
Runner-up Silver medal blank.svg  United States
Third place Bronze medal blank.svg  Germany
Fourth place   Switzerland
Tournament statistics
Matches played 33
Goals scored 127 (3.85 per match)
1933
1935

The 1934 Men's Ice Hockey World Championships were held from February 3 – 11, 1934 in Milan, Italy. Canada won its seventh world championship, defeating the USA in the final. The World Championship bronze medal and the European Championship title went to Germany. It was the second European Championship title for the Germans.

Like the previous year's World Championship twelve teams participated, with defending champion USA and Canada advancing directly to the second round. The other ten teams split into three preliminary groups for the six remaining second round places. But in the preliminary Group C, there was a stalemate among the three teams – all with two points and the same number of goals for and against. As a result, the organizing committee decided, all three teams in Group C should advance. With nine instead of eight teams in the second round, the format was changed from two groups of four teams to three groups of three teams. The group winners advanced directly to the semi-finals. The fourth semi-final position was decided by an extra qualifying round for the second place finishers.[1] The second and third place teams in the extra qualifying round were awarded fifth and sixth positions. The six teams not advancing to the semi-finals or the extra qualifying round played a round-robin series for positions seven through twelve.

First round[edit]

Group A[edit]

Hungary 2 - 0 Great Britain
Great Britain 2 - 1 Czechoslovakia
Czechoslovakia 1 - 0 Hungary

Standings

Pos. Team GP Wins Ties Losses Goals Goal Diff. Points
1  Hungary 2 1 0 1 2:1 +1 2:2
2  Czechoslovakia 2 1 0 1 2:2 0 2:2
3  Great Britain 2 1 0 1 2:3 -1 2:2

Group B[edit]

Switzerland 20 - 1 Belgium
France 4 - 1 Romania
Romania 3 - 2 Belgium
Switzerland 3 - 0 France
Belgium 2 - 0 France
Switzerland 7 - 2 Romania

Standings

Pos. Team GP Wins Ties Losses Goals Goal Diff. Points
1   Switzerland 3 3 0 0 30: 3 +27 6:0
2  France 3 1 0 2 4: 6 - 2 2:4
3  Romania 3 1 0 2 6:13 - 7 2:4
4  Belgium 3 1 0 2 5:23 -18 2:4

Group C[edit]

Austria 2 - 1 Germany
Germany 3 - 2 Italy
Italy 1 - 0 Austria

Standings

Pos. Team GP Wins Ties Losses Goals Goal Diff. Points
1  Germany 2 1 0 1 4:4 0 2:2
1  Italy 2 1 0 1 3:3 0 2:2
1  Austria 2 1 0 1 2:2 0 2:2

Second round[edit]

Group D[edit]

United States 1 - 0 Czechoslovakia
Czechoslovakia 4 - 0 Austria
United States 1 - 0 Austria

Standings

Pos. Team GP Wins Ties Losses Goals Goal Diff. Points
1  United States 2 2 0 0 2:0 +2 4:0
2  Czechoslovakia 2 1 0 1 4:1 +3 2:2
3  Austria 2 0 0 2 0:5 -5 0:4

Group E[edit]

Italy 0 - 0 o.t. Hungary
Switzerland 1 - 0 Hungary
Switzerland 3 - 0 Italy

Standings

Pos. Team GP Wins Ties Losses Goals Goal Diff. Points
1   Switzerland 2 2 0 0 4:0 +4 4:0
2  Hungary 2 0 1 1 0:1 -1 1:3
3  Italy 2 0 1 1 0:3 -3 1:3

Group F[edit]

Canada 9 - 0 France
Canada 6 - 0 Germany
Germany 4 - 0 France

Standings

Pos. Team GP Wins Ties Losses Goals Goal Diff. Points
1  Canada 2 2 0 0 15: 0 +15 4:0
2  Germany 2 1 0 1 4: 6 - 2 2:2
3  France 2 0 0 2 0:13 -13 0:4

Third round[edit]

  • Hungary withdrew forfeiting their games.[2]

Germany 1 - 0 o.t. Czechoslovakia

Standings

Pos. Team GP Wins Ties Losses Goals Goal Diff. Points
4  Germany 1 1 0 0 1:0 +1 2:0
5  Czechoslovakia 1 0 0 1 0:1 -1 0:2
6  Hungary 0 0 0 0 0:0 0 0:0

Consolation round for 7-12 places[edit]

  • France withdrew, as did Belgium after one game[1]

Great Britain 3 - 0 Belgium*
Austria 2 - 1 Great Britain
Italy 3 - 0 Romania
Austria 3 - 1 Romania
Great Britain 4 - 1 Italy
Great Britain 2 - 1 Romania
Italy 2 - 2 a.p. Austria

Standings

Pos. Team GP Wins Ties Losses Goals Goal Diff. Points
7  Austria 3 2 1 0 7:4 +3 5:1
8  Great Britain 3 2 0 1 7:4 +3 4:2
9  Italy 3 1 1 1 6:6 0 3:3
10  Romania 3 0 0 3 2:8 -6 0:6
11  France 0 0 0 0 0:0 0 0:0
12  Belgium 0 0 0 0 0:0 0 0:0

Final round[edit]

Semi-Finals February 10
Canada 2 - 1 o.t. Switzerland
United States 3 - 0 Germany

Third place game February 11
Germany 2 - 1 o.t. Switzerland

Final February 11
Canada 2 - 1 o.t. United States

Final rankings – World Championship[edit]

Pos. Team
1  Canada
2  United States
3  Germany
4   Switzerland
5  Czechoslovakia
6  Hungary
7  Austria
8  Great Britain
9  Italy
10  Romania
11  France
12  Belgium

1934 World Champion
 Canada

Team members[edit]

Pos. Team Roster
1 CAN Tommy Dewar, Ab Welsh, Cooney Woods, Les Bird,

Ray Watkins, Jim Dewey, Ab Rogers, Bert Scharfe, Elmer Piper, Ron Silver, Cliff Lake, Hobb Wilson; Coach: Johnny Walker

Final rankings – European Championship[edit]

Pos. Team
1  Germany
2   Switzerland
3  Czechoslovakia
4  Hungary
5  Austria
6  Great Britain
7  Italy
8  Romania
9  France
10  Belgium

1934 European Champion
 Germany

Citations[edit]

  1. ^ a b Tournament summary
  2. ^ Podnieks p.125

References[edit]

  • 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. 125–6.