1947 World Ice Hockey Championships

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1947 World Ice Hockey Championships
Tournament details
Host country  Czechoslovakia
Dates 15–23 February
Teams 8
Final positions
Champions Gold medal blank.svg  Czechoslovakia (1st title)
Runner-up Silver medal blank.svg  Sweden
Third place Bronze medal blank.svg  Austria
Fourth place   Switzerland
Tournament statistics
Matches played 28
Goals scored 337 (12.04 per match)
Scoring leader(s) Czechoslovakia Vladimír Zábrodský 29 goals
1939
1948

The 14th Ice Hockey World Championship and 25th European Championship was the first after the Second World War. It was held from 15 to 23 February 1947 in Prague, Czechoslovakia. Eight teams participated, but the competition was notably missing the reigning world champion, Canada. The world champion was decided for the first time by round robin league play. Czechoslovakia won the world championship for the first time and the European championship for the seventh time. King Gustav V had sent a telegram of congratulations to the Swedish team after beating the Czechs, unfortunately they had barely finished celebrating when they were upset by the Austrians, costing them the Gold.[1]

Many notable changes were made to the rules for this championship. The game was standardized to be played in three 20 minute periods, aligning with the Canadian practice. The net size was standardized as well. There would be no more one and three minute penalties, and penalty shots were instituted.[1] The Congress in Brussels where all this was decided, also tried to absolve Canada's objections to the definition of what an 'amateur player' was. Canada's absence from the first post WWII games was a combination of this dispute, and a dispute over who was making the decisions (i.e. North America vs. Europe).[1][2]

Also at issue was which American federation's team was the proper representative, (a dispute that nearly destroyed the following year's Olympic tournament) and how to decide which nations would receive invitations. Japan and Germany were barred from participation, but the IIHF was careful to illustrate that it was the politics, not the people, who were at fault, and allies like Austria and Italy were admitted.[2]

1947 World Ice Hockey Championships (Prague, Czechoslovakia)[edit]

Game results[edit]

15. February 1947 Prague Flag of Austria.svg Austria Flag of Poland.svg Poland 10:2 (3:1,2:1,5:0)
15. February 1947 Prague Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Czechoslovakia Flag of Romania.svg Romania 23:1 (4:0,7:1,12:0)
15. February 1947 Prague Flag of Sweden.svg Sweden Flag of Switzerland.svg Switzerland 4:4 (2:2,1:0,1:2)
16. February 1947 Prague Flag of Sweden.svg Sweden Flag of Belgium.svg Belgium 24:1 (8:0,7:1,9:0)
16. February 1947 Prague Flag of Poland.svg Poland Flag of Romania.svg Romania 6:0 (2:0,1:0,3:0)
16. February 1947 Prague Flag of the United States.svg USA Flag of Switzerland.svg Switzerland 4:3 (0:0,3:2,1:1)
17. February 1947 Prague Flag of Austria.svg Austria Flag of Belgium.svg Belgium 14:5 (2:0,6:0,6:5)
17. February 1947 Prague Flag of Switzerland.svg Switzerland Flag of Romania.svg Romania 13:3 (7:0,0:2,6:1)
17. February 1947 Prague Flag of Sweden.svg Sweden Flag of the United States.svg USA 4:1 (1:0,2:0,1:1)
18. February 1947 Prague Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Czechoslovakia Flag of Austria.svg Austria 13:5 (2:3,6:0,5:2)
18. February 1947 Prague Flag of the United States.svg USA Flag of Belgium.svg Belgium 13:2 (5:1,5:0,3:1)
18. February 1947 Prague Flag of Sweden.svg Sweden Flag of Poland.svg Poland 5:3 (0:1,4:1,1:1)
19. February 1947 Prague Flag of Austria.svg Austria Flag of the United States.svg USA 6:5 (2:1,2:3,2:1)
19. February 1947 Prague Flag of Sweden.svg Sweden Flag of Romania.svg Romania 15:3 (6:2,6:0,3:1)
19. February 1947 Prague Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Czechoslovakia Flag of Poland.svg Poland 12:0 (3:0,2:0,7:0)
19. February 1947 Prague Flag of Switzerland.svg Switzerland Flag of Belgium.svg Belgium 12:2 (3:1,7:0,2:1)
20. February 1947 Prague Flag of the United States.svg USA Flag of Romania.svg Romania 15:3 (6:0,3:1,6:2)
20. February 1947 Prague Flag of Poland.svg Poland Flag of Belgium.svg Belgium 11:1 (1:0,6:0,4:1)
20. February 1947 Prague Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Czechoslovakia Flag of Switzerland.svg Switzerland 6:1 (2:1,2:0,2:0)
21. February 1947 Prague Flag of Austria.svg Austria Flag of Romania.svg Romania 12:1 (2:0,5:0,5:1)
21. February 1947 Prague Flag of the United States.svg USA Flag of Poland.svg Poland 3:2 (1:0,1:2,1:0)
21. February 1947 Prague Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Czechoslovakia Flag of Belgium.svg Belgium 24:0 (9:0,5:0,10:0)
22. February 1947 Prague Flag of Romania.svg Romania Flag of Belgium.svg Belgium 6:4 (2:1,3:0,1:3)
22. February 1947 Prague Flag of Switzerland.svg Switzerland Flag of Austria.svg Austria 5:0 (3:0,0:0,2:0)
22. February 1947 Prague Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Czechoslovakia Flag of Sweden.svg Sweden 1:2 (0:1,0:1,1:0)
23. February 1947 Prague Flag of Switzerland.svg Switzerland Flag of Poland.svg Poland 9:3 (3:1,1:0,5:2)
23. February 1947 Prague Flag of Austria.svg Austria Flag of Sweden.svg Sweden 2:1 (1:0,0:0,1:1)
23. February 1947 Prague Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Czechoslovakia Flag of the United States.svg USA 6:1 (2:0,1:1,3:0)

Final standings[edit]

Team GP W T L GF GA DIF PTS
 Czechoslovakia 7 6 0 1 85 10 +75 12
 Sweden 7 5 1 1 55 15 +40 11
 Austria 7 5 0 2 49 32 +17 10
  Switzerland 7 4 1 2 47 22 +25 9
 United States 7 4 0 3 42 26 +16 8
 Poland 7 2 0 5 27 40 –13 4
 Romania 7 1 0 6 17 88 –71 2
 Belgium 7 0 0 7 15 104 –89 0

World Champion 1947
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Czechoslovakia

Team members[edit]

Pos. Country Members
1 CSR Bohumil Modrý, Zdeněk Jarkovský, Josef Trousílek, Vilibald Šťovík, František Pácalt, Miroslav Sláma, Miloslav Pokorný, Ladislav Troják, Vladimír Zábrodský, Stanislav Konopásek, Josef Kus, Jaroslav Drobný, Karel Stibor, Václav Roziňák, Vladimír Bouzek

Final rankings -- European Championship[edit]

Gold medal icon.svg  Czechoslovakia
Silver medal icon.svg  Sweden
Bronze medal icon.svg  Austria
4   Switzerland
5  Poland
6  Romania
7  Belgium

1947 European Champion
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Czechoslovakia

Citations[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Duplacey page 502
  2. ^ a b Summary at Passionhockey.com

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. p. 131.