1963 World Ice Hockey Championships

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1963 World Ice Hockey Championships
Tournament details
Host country  Sweden
Dates 7–17 March
Teams 8
Final positions
Champions Gold medal blank.svg  Soviet Union (3rd title)
Runner-up Silver medal blank.svg  Sweden
Third place Bronze medal blank.svg  Czechoslovakia
Fourth place  Canada
Tournament statistics
Matches played 28
Goals scored 256 (9.14 per match)
Attendance 216,056 (7,716 per match)
Scoring leader(s) Canada Harold Jones 12 points
1962
1964

The 1963 World Ice Hockey Championships was the 30th edition of the Ice Hockey World Championships. The tournament was held in Stockholm, Sweden from March 7 to March 17, 1963. The Soviet Union won the tournament for the third time, starting their roll of nine straight championships.[1] For the Soviets it was also their seventh European title. A new tie-breaking method was introduced, if there was a tie for a medal, it would be broken by the goal differential between only the top five placed nations. The Swedes, on the final day had nearly everything possible go against them. If they had won or tied against Czechoslovakia, or if Canada could have won or tied against the Soviets, or if the Americans had beaten the East Germans, they would have been crowned champions. The Czechs propelled themselves past Canada on the final day to capture the Bronze.

A record twenty-one nations participated, at three levels, with most nations returning the group where they played in 1961. This meant that the unfortunate Norwegians, despite defeating and placing higher than West Germany in 1962, returned to the 'B' pool. Even in the neutral site of Sweden, there was still a political incident. Unlike in 1961, the two German nations ended up playing their game against each other, with the West winning. Following the game when the winners flag was raised, the East Germans refused to acknowledge it, and were suspended for three months following their final game.[2]

The North American entries were historically poor. The Trail Smoke Eaters, representing Canada, finished out of the medals for the first time. It would be the last time that an Allan Cup champion would be selected to represent Canada. The Americans lost to everyone except the two German teams, finishing last. A heavy defeat by Sweden prompted President John F. Kennedy to complain about their performance in a telephone call to David Hackett.[3]

World Championship Group A (Sweden)[edit]

Final Round[edit]

Place Team Matches Won Drawn Lost Difference Points
1  Soviet Union 7 6 0 1 50 - 09 12
2  Sweden 7 6 0 1 44 - 10 12
3  Czechoslovakia 7 5 1 1 41 - 16 11
4  Canada 7 4 1 2 46 - 23 9
5  Finland 7 1 1 5 20 - 35 3
6  East Germany 7 1 1 5 16 - 43 3
7  West Germany 7 1 1 5 18 - 56 3
8  United States 7 1 1 5 21 - 64 3
07 March Czechoslovakia  10-1
 West Germany
07 March Finland  1-6
 Soviet Union
07 March Sweden  5-1
 East Germany
08 March West Germany  0-6
 Canada
08 March Finland  11-3
 United States
08 March Sweden  2-1
 Soviet Union
09 March Canada  11-5
 East Germany
09 March Czechoslovakia  10-1
 United States
10 March West Germany  3-15
 Soviet Union
10 March Czechoslovakia  8-3
 East Germany
10 March Sweden  4-0
 Finland
11 March Finland  4-4
 West Germany
11 March Canada  10-4
 United States
12 March Soviet Union  12-0
 East Germany
12 March Canada  4-4
 Czechoslovakia
12 March Sweden  17-2
 United States
13 March East Germany  1-0
 Finland
13 March Sweden  10-2
 West Germany
14 March West Germany  4-8
 United States
14 March Czechoslovakia  1-3
 Soviet Union
14 March Finland  2-12
 Canada
15 March Soviet Union  9-0
 United States
15 March Czechoslovakia  5-2
 Finland
15 March Sweden  4-1
 Canada
16 March West Germany  4-3
 East Germany
17 March United States  3-3
 East Germany
17 March Sweden  2-3
 Czechoslovakia
17 March Soviet Union  4-2
 Canada

World Championship Group B (Sweden)[edit]

Final Round[edit]

Place Team Matches Won Drawn Lost Difference Points
9  Norway 6 5 0 1 35 - 15 10
10  Switzerland 6 4 1 1 28 - 10 9
11  Romania 6 4 1 1 29 - 17 9
12  Poland 6 4 0 2 52 - 13 8
13  Yugoslavia 6 2 0 4 23 - 49 4
14  France 6 1 0 5 14 - 38 2
15  Great Britain 6 0 0 6 08 - 47 0
07 March Switzerland  8-0
 Great Britain
07 March Romania  4-3
 Poland
08 March Norway  8-2
 France
08 March Switzerland  8-1
 Yugoslavia
08 March Romania  8-1
 Great Britain
09 March Poland  6-2
 Norway
09 March Yugoslavia  7-3
 France
10 March Switzerland  4-4
 Romania
10 March Poland  10-0
 Great Britain
11 March Switzerland  5-0
 France
11 March Romania  7-4
 Yugoslavia
11 March Norway  9-2
 Great Britain
12 March Poland  10-1
 France
12 March Norway  7-3
 Yugoslavia
13 March Switzerland  2-1
 Poland
14 March Romania  5-0
 France
14 March Yugoslavia  4-2
 Great Britain
14 March Norway  4-1
 Switzerland
16 March Poland  22-4
 Yugoslavia
16 March France  8-3
 Great Britain
16 March Norway  5-1
 Romania

World Championship Group C (Sweden)[edit]

Final Round[edit]

Place Team Matches Won Drawn Lost Difference Points
16  Austria 5 5 0 0 62 - 07 10
17  Hungary 5 4 0 1 57 - 12 8
18  Denmark 5 3 0 2 22 - 31 6
19  Bulgaria 5 1 1 3 19 - 22 3
20  Netherlands 5 1 1 3 21 - 34 3
21  Belgium 5 0 0 5 08 - 83 0
07 March Hungary  25-1
 Belgium
07 March Austria  13-2
 Denmark
08 March Bulgaria  3-3
 Netherlands
09 March Austria  3-1
 Hungary
10 March Bulgaria  7-3
 Belgium
10 March Denmark  4-1
 Netherlands
11 March Austria  13-2
 Netherlands
12 March Hungary  10-3
 Denmark
12 March Austria  30-0
 Belgium
13 March Denmark  5-4
 Bulgaria
13 March Netherlands  13-1
 Belgium
14 March Austria  3-2
 Bulgaria
15 March Hungary  13-2
 Netherlands
15 March Denmark  8-3
 Belgium
16 March Hungary  8-3
 Bulgaria

Ranking and statistics[edit]

 


 1963 IIHF World Championship Winners 

Soviet Union
3rd title

Tournament Awards[edit]

Final standings[edit]

The final standings of the tournament according to IIHF:

Gold medal icon.svg  Soviet Union
Silver medal icon.svg  Sweden
Bronze medal icon.svg  Czechoslovakia
4  Canada
5  Finland
6  East Germany
7  West Germany
8  United States

European championships final standings[edit]

The final standings of the European championships according to IIHF:

Gold medal icon.svg  Soviet Union
Silver medal icon.svg  Sweden
Bronze medal icon.svg  Czechoslovakia
4  West Germany
5  East Germany
6  Finland

Citations[edit]

  1. ^ Szemberg & Podnieks 2007, p. 199
  2. ^ Summary (in french)
  3. ^ "'Listening In' To JFK's Secret White House Recordings". npr.org. NPR. 29 September 2012. Retrieved 26 November 2012. "In the spring of 1963, as the U.S. was mired in conflicts with Vietnam and Cuba and the Soviet Union, President John F. Kennedy called his old friend David Hackett to express his frustration at the U.S. men's ice hockey team — and their miserable record overseas. JFK: Dave, I noticed that in the paper this morning that the Swedish team beat the American hockey team 17-2. Hackett: Yeah, I saw that. JFK: Christ! Who are we sending over there? Girls?" 

References[edit]

  • Championnat du monde 1963
  • 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. 138–9. 
  • Szemberg, Szymon; Podnieks, Andrew, eds. (2007), World of Hockey: Celebrating a Century of the IIHF, Bolton, Ontario: Fenn Publishing, ISBN 1-55168-307-5