1937 World Ice Hockey Championships

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1937 World Ice Hockey Championships
Tournament details
Host country  Great Britain
Dates 17–27 February
Teams 11
Venue(s) Wembley Arena, Harringay Arena
Final positions
Champions Gold medal blank.svg  Canada (9th title)
Runner-up Silver medal blank.svg  Great Britain
Third place Bronze medal blank.svg  Switzerland
Fourth place  Germany
Tournament statistics
Matches played 39
Goals scored 224 (5.74 per match)
Scoring leader(s) Canada Ralph Redding 12 Goals
1936
1938

The 1937 Ice Hockey World Championships were held between February 17 and February 27, 1937 in London, England. Only eleven teams took part in this World Championship. Teams from Austria and Czechoslovakia were supposed to be in attendance as well but had issues travelling, and cancelled.[1]

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.[1]

Canada won its ninth world championship title while the host, Great Britain, won its third European championship. The British team, using many of the heroes from the previous years olympics, won their first seven games by a combined total of forty-five to zero, before losing to Canada. The impressive Swiss team finished third, with their final round losses to Canada and Great Britain both coming in overtime.

World Ice Hockey Championship (in London , England)[edit]

First Round[edit]

Group A[edit]

17. February 1937 London  Hungary  Romania 4:1 (2:1,0:0,2:0)
17. February 1937 London  Great Britain  Germany 6:0 (1:0,1:0,4:0)
18. February 1937 London  Germany  Romania 4:2 (0:0,1:0,3:2)
18. February 1937 London  Great Britain  Hungary 7:0 (0:0,2:0,5:0)
19. February 1937 London  Germany  Hungary 2:2 (1:0,0:1,1:1)
19. February 1937 London  Great Britain  Romania 11:0 (3:0,5:0,3:0)

Standings

Pos. Team GP Wins Ties Losses Goals Goal Diff. Pts.
1  Great Britain 3 3 0 0 24: 0 +24 6:0
2  Germany 3 1 1 1 6:10 - 4 3:3
2  Hungary 3 1 1 1 6:10 - 4 3:3
4  Romania 3 0 0 3 3:19 -16 0:6

Group B[edit]

17. February 1937 London  Czechoslovakia  Norway 7:0 (2:0,3:0,2:0)
18. February 1937 London  Switzerland  Norway 13:2 (3:1,6:1,4:0)
19. February 1937 London  Switzerland  Czechoslovakia 2:2 (0:0,1:2,1:0)

Standings

Pos. Team GP Wins Ties Losses Goals Goal Diff. Pts.
1  Switzerland 2 1 1 0 15: 4 +11 3:1
2  Czechoslovakia 2 1 1 0 9: 2 + 7 3:1
3  Norway 2 0 0 2 2:20 -18 0:4

Group C[edit]

17. February 1937 London  Poland  Sweden 3:0 (0:0,3:0,0:0)
17. February 1937 London  Canada  France 12:0 (2:0,5:0,5:0)
18. February 1937 London  France  Sweden 2:1 (0:1,1:0,1:0)
18. February 1937 London  Canada  Poland 8:2 (3:1,3:0,2:1)
19. February 1937 London  Poland  France 7:1 (2:1,3:0,2:0)
19. February 1937 London  Canada  Sweden 9:0 (4:0,2:0,3:0)

Standings

Pos. Team GP Wins Ties Losses Goals Goal Diff. Pts.
1  Canada 3 3 0 0 29: 2 +27 6:0
2  Poland 3 2 0 1 12: 9 + 3 4:2
3  France 3 1 0 2 3:20 -17 2:4
4  Sweden 3 0 0 3 1:14 -13 0:6

Second Round[edit]

Group A[edit]

20. February 1937 London  Germany  France 5:0 (1:0,3:0,1:0)
20. February 1937 London  Canada  Czechoslovakia 3:0 (0:0,2:0,1:0)
21. February 1937 London  Czechoslovakia  France 8:1 (2:1,2:0,4:0)
21. February 1937 London  Canada  Germany 5:0 (0:0,3:0,2:0)
22. February 1937 London  Germany  Czechoslovakia 2:1 n.V. (0:0,0:1,1:0,0:0,0:0,1:0)
22. February 1937 London  Canada  France 13:1 (2:0,4:0,7:1)

Standings

Pos. Team GP Wins Ties Losses Goals Goal Diff. Pts.
1  Canada 3 3 0 0 21: 1 +20 6:0
2  Germany 3 2 0 1 7: 6 + 1 4:2
3  Czechoslovakia 3 1 0 2 9: 6 + 3 2:4
4  France 3 0 0 3 2:26 -24 0:6

Group B[edit]

20. February 1937 London  Great Britain  Switzerland 3:0 (1:0,1:0,1:0)
20. February 1937 London  Poland  Hungary 4:0 (1:0,1:0,2:0)
21. February 1937 London  Switzerland  Hungary 4:2 (0:1,2:1,2:0)
21. February 1937 London  Great Britain  Poland 11:0 (5:0,4:0,2:0)
22. February 1937 London  Great Britain  Hungary 5:0 (2:0,2:0,1:0)
22. February 1937 London  Switzerland  Poland 1:0 (0:0,1:0,0:0)

Standings

Pos. Team GP Wins Ties Losses Goals Goal Diff. Pts.
1  Great Britain 3 3 0 0 19: 0 +19 6:0
2  Switzerland 3 2 0 1 5: 5 0 4:2
3  Poland 3 1 0 2 4:12 -8 2:4
4  Hungary 3 0 0 3 2:13 -11 0:6

Consolation Round -- 5th to 8th Place[edit]

25. February 1937 London  Hungary  France 5:1 (1:0,2:0,2:1)
25. February 1937 London  Czechoslovakia  Poland 1:0 (0:0,0:0,1:0)
26. February 1937 London  Czechoslovakia  France 3:1 (1:0,1:0,1:1)
27. February 1937 London  Czechoslovakia  Hungary 0:0 (0:0,0:0,0:0)

Standings

Pos. Team GP Wins Ties Losses Goals Goal Diff. Pts.
5  Hungary 3 2 1 0 10:1 +9 5:1
6  Czechoslovakia 3 2 1 0 4:1 +2 5:1
7  France 3 1 0 2 7:8 -6 2:4
8  Poland 3 0 0 3 0:11 –11 0:6
  • Poland forfeited their games against Hungary and France, which are officially viewed as five to nothing losses.[2]

Final Round – 1st to 4th Place[edit]

25. February 1937 London  Great Britain  Switzerland 2:0 n.V. (0:0,0:0,0:0,0:0,0:0,2:0)
25. February 1937 London  Canada  Germany 5:0 (1:0,2:0,2:0)
26. February 1937 London  Switzerland  Germany 6:0 (2:0,2:0,2:0)
26. February 1937 London  Great Britain  Canada 0:3 (0:1,0:1,0:1)
27. February 1937 London  Canada  Switzerland 2:1 n.V. (0:1,1:0,0:0,0:0,1:0)
27. February 1937 London  Great Britain  Germany 5:0 (3:0,1:0,1:0)

Standings

Pos. Team GP Wins Ties Losses Goals Goal Diff. Pts.
1  Canada 3 3 0 0 10: 1 + 9 6:0
2  Great Britain 3 2 0 1 7: 3 + 4 4:2
3  Switzerland 3 1 0 2 7: 4 + 3 2:4
4  Germany 3 0 0 3 0:16 -16 0:6

Final Rankings – World Championships[edit]

RF Team
1  Canada
2  Great Britain
3  Switzerland
4  Germany
5  Hungary
6  Czechoslovakia
7  France
8  Poland
9  Norway
9  Sweden
9  Romania

Teams[edit]

Pos. Country Team Members (Kimberley Dynamiters)
1 CAN 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

Final Rankings – European Championships[edit]

RF Team
1  Great Britain
2  Switzerland
3  Germany
4  Hungary
5  Czechoslovakia
6  France
7  Poland
8  Norway
8  Sweden
8  Romania

European Champions 1937
 Great Britain

Citations[edit]

  1. ^ a b Summary
  2. ^ Podnieks p. 128

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. 127–8.