1951 World Ice Hockey Championships

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1951 World Ice Hockey Championships
Tournament details
Host country  France
Dates 9–17 March
Teams 7
Venue(s) Palais des Sports
Final positions
Champions Gold medal blank.svg  Canada (14th title)
Runner-up Silver medal blank.svg  Sweden
Third place Bronze medal blank.svg  Switzerland
Fourth place  Norway
Tournament statistics
Matches played 21
Goals scored 180 (8.57 per match)
Scoring leader(s) Canada Stan Obodiac 10 goals
1950
1952

The 1951 World Ice Hockey Championships were the 15th World Championships and the 28th European Championships in ice hockey for international teams. The tournament took place in France from 9th to 17 March and the matches were played in the capital city, Paris. Thirteen nations took part, and were first split into two groups. The seven best teams were placed in the first group, and the six others were placed into the "Criterium Européen", which would later become the B World Championships. The A World Championships were played in a league, with each team playing each other once.

Canada, represented by the Lethbridge Maple Leafs became world champions for the 14th time. Sweden took their fifth European Championships, finishing ahead of the Swiss whom they had played to a draw. In the final game of the tournament, Sweden lost by four to Canada, however they remained ahead of the Swiss on goal differential by three.

World Championships Group A (France)[edit]

Date Matches A World Championships 1951 Result Period.
9 March  Norway United States 3–0 0–0,1–0,2–0
10 March  Canada Finland 11–1 4–0,4–0,3–1
10 March  Sweden Great Britain 5–1 0–1,1–0,4–0
10 March  Switzerland Norway 8–1 4–1,3–0,1–0
11 March  Sweden United States 8–0 4–0,1–0,3–0
11 March  Canada Norway 8–0 3–0,1–0,4–0
12 March  Switzerland United States 7–1 2–0,4–1,1–0
12 March  Switzerland Great Britain 7–1 2–0,4–1,1–0
13 March  Sweden Norway 5–2 1–0,4–1,0–1
13 March  Switzerland Finland 4–1 1–0,2–1,1–0
13 March  Canada Great Britain 17–1 0–1,7–0,10–0
14 March  Switzerland Sweden 3–3 1–2,1–1,1–0
15 March  Norway Great Britain 4–3 0–0,1–2,3–1
15 March  Sweden Finland 11–3 5–0,1–1,5–2
15 March  Canada United States 16–2 5–0,6–2,5–0
16 March  Norway Finland 0–3 0–1,0–0,0–2
16 March  Canada Switzerland 5–1 0–1,3–0,2–0
16 March  United States Great Britain 6–6 1–4,2–1,3–1
17 March  Finland Great Britain 3–6 0–2,3–0,0–4
17 March  Switzerland United States 5–1 3–0,1–1,1–0
17 March  Canada Sweden 5–1 1–0,2–0,2–1

Table[edit]

Place Team Matches Won Drawn Lost Difference Points
1  Canada 6 6 0 0 62–6 12
2  Sweden 6 4 1 1 33–14 9
3  Switzerland 6 4 1 1 28–12 9
4  Norway 6 2 0 4 10–27 4
5  Great Britain 6 1 1 4 18–42 3
6  United States 6 1 1 4 14–42 3
7  Finland 6 1 0 5 15–37 2

World Championships Group B (France)[edit]

Date Matches B World Championships 1951 Result Period.
10 March  France Italy 1–4 0–1,0–2,1–1
11 March  Netherlands Italy 1–3 1–0,0–2,0–1
11 March  France Austria 7–3 1–0,1–0,5–3
11 March  Yugoslavia Belgium 3–13 0–5,0–3,3–5
12 March  Austria Belgium 5–3 0–1,3–1,2–1
12 March  Netherlands Yugoslavia 5–2 0–0,4–1,1–1
13 March  Belgium Italy 3–6 1–0,0–1,2–5
14 March  France Yugoslavia 10–3 3–2,3–1,4–0
14 March  Austria Netherlands 3–4 1–1,1–2,1–1
15 March  Italy Yugoslavia 6–1 1–0,4–1,1–0
15 March  France Belgium 10–0 2–0,3–0,5–0
16 March  Belgium Netherlands 1–2 0–2,1–0,0–0
16 March  Austria Italy 2–7 1–1,0–3,1–3
17 March  Austria Yugoslavia 3–4 1–1,1–0,1–3
17 March  France Netherlands 7–5 1–2,3–1,3–2

Table[edit]

Place Team Matches Won Drawn Lost Difference Points
8  Italy 5 5 0 0 26–8 10
9  France 5 4 0 1 35–5 8
10  Netherlands 5 3 0 2 17–16 6
11  Austria 5 1 0 4 20–25 2
12  Belgium 5 1 0 4 20–30 2
13  Yugoslavia 5 1 0 4 13–37 2

World Championship medals[edit]

1951 World Championships Country
Gold  Canada
Silver  Sweden
Bronze  Switzerland
4  Norway
5  Great Britain
6  United States
7  Finland

European Championship medals[edit]

1951 European Championships Country
Gold  Sweden
Silver  Switzerland
Bronze  Norway
4  Great Britain
5  Finland

Citations[edit]

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. 133.