1975 World Ice Hockey Championships

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1975 World Ice Hockey Championships
Tournament details
Host country  West Germany
Dates 3–19 April
Teams 6
Final positions
Champions Gold medal blank.svg  Soviet Union (14th title)
Runner-up Silver medal blank.svg  Czechoslovakia
Third place Bronze medal blank.svg  Sweden
Fourth place  Finland
Tournament statistics
Matches played 30
Goals scored 272 (9.07 per match)
Attendance 169,000 (5,633 per match)
Scoring leader(s) Soviet Union Viktor Shalimov 19 points
1974
1976
Ice Hockey World Championships 1975 in Munich and Düsseldorf

The 1975 World Ice Hockey Championships were the 42nd Ice Hockey World Championships and the 53rd European Championships of ice hockey. The tournament took place in West Germany from 3 April to 19 April and the games were played in Munich and Düsseldorf. Six teams took part in the main tournament, each playing each other twice. The Soviet Union won all of their games, and became World Champions for the fourteenth time, and won their 17th European title.

This year did not offer much in the way of drama, with the expected order of finish happening again, and the host not even playing in the top level tournament.[1] This helped to change the player eligibility rules and change the format. Finland narrowly missed a medal again, finishing fourth for the sixth straight year.

World Championship Group A (West Germany)[edit]

Team Games Won Drawn Lost Points difference Points
1  Soviet Union 10 10 0 0 90 - 23 20
2  Czechoslovakia 10 8 0 2 55 - 19 16
3  Sweden 10 5 0 5 51 - 34 10
4  Finland 10 5 0 5 36 - 34 10
5  Poland 10 2 0 8 18 - 78 4
6  United States 10 0 0 10 22 - 84 0

With Group A expanding to eight teams in 1976 no nation was relegated.

3 April Czechoslovakia  5-0
 Poland
3 April Soviet Union  10-5
 United States
4 April Poland  0-10
 Sweden
4 April United States  4-7
 Finland
5 April Sweden  2-5
 Czechoslovakia
5 April Finland  4-8
 Soviet Union
6 April Czechoslovakia  8-3
 United States
6 April Soviet Union  13-2
 Poland
7 April United States  0-7
 Sweden
7 April Poland  2-5
 Finland
8 April Czechoslovakia  2-5
 Soviet Union
8 April Finland  0-1
 Sweden
9 April Poland  5-3
 United States
10 April Finland  2-6
 Czechoslovakia
10 April Sweden  1-4
 Soviet Union
12 April Poland  2-8
 Czechoslovakia
12 April United States  1-13
 Soviet Union
13 April Sweden  13-0
 Poland
13 April Finland  9-1
 United States
14 April Czechoslovakia  7-0
 Sweden
14 April Soviet Union  5-2
 Finland
15 April United States  0-8
 Czechoslovakia
15 April Poland  1-15
 Soviet Union
16 April Sweden  12-3
 United States
16 April Finland  4-1
 Poland
17 April Soviet Union  4-1
 Czechoslovakia
17 April Sweden  1-2
 Finland
18 April United States  2-5
 Poland
19 April Czechoslovakia  5-1
 Finland
19 April Soviet Union  13-4
 Sweden

World Championship Group B (Japan)[edit]

Played in Sapporo March 14–23.

Team Games Won Drawn Lost Points difference Points
7  East Germany 7 6 0 1 41 - 18 12
8  West Germany 7 6 0 1 34 - 17 12
9   Switzerland 7 4 0 3 31 - 33 8
10  Yugoslavia 7 3 1 3 30 - 23 7
11  Romania 7 2 2 3 26 - 26 6
12  Japan 7 2 2 3 21 - 24 6
13  Italy 7 2 0 5 22 - 40 4
14  Netherlands 7 0 1 6 11 - 35 1

With Group A expanding to eight teams in 1976, both East and West Germany were promoted, and no nation was relegated. Canada had been offered a spot in Group A first, but they declined until 1977.[2] Additionally, the top six nations qualified for the Innsbruck Olympics.

14 March West Germany  9-2
 Netherlands
14 March Yugoslavia  5-0
  Switzerland
14 March East Germany  7-3
 Romania
14 March Japan  7-1
 Italy
15 March Romania  4-4
 Yugoslavia
15 March West Germany  6-3
 Japan
16 March Italy  3-0
 Netherlands
16 March East Germany  5-8
  Switzerland
17 March Yugoslavia  2-4
 Italy
17 March West Germany  0-5
 East Germany
17 March Romania  6-1
 Netherlands
17 March Japan  3-2
  Switzerland
18 March West Germany  2-1
 Yugoslavia
18 March Japan  2-2
 Romania
19 March Netherlands  3-4
  Switzerland
19 March East Germany  9-2
 Italy
20 March Romania  3-4
  Switzerland
20 March West Germany  5-2
 Italy
20 March Yugoslavia  7-3
 Netherlands
20 March East Germany  3-1
 Japan
21 March Yugoslavia  8-4
 Japan
21 March West Germany  4-1
 Romania
22 March Switzerland   10-6
 Italy
22 March East Germany  6-1
 Netherlands
23 March Romania  7-4
 Italy
23 March Japan  1-1
 Netherlands
23 March West Germany  8-3
  Switzerland
23 March East Germany  6-3
 Yugoslavia

World Championship Group C (Bulgaria)[edit]

Played in Sofia March 1–10. China was supposed to participate but forfeited.[3]

Team Games Won Drawn Lost Points difference Points
15  Norway 6 4 2 0 44 - 08 10
16  Bulgaria 6 4 1 1 40 - 17 9
17  Austria 6 3 1 2 32 - 16 7
18  Hungary 6 3 1 2 44 - 21 7
19  France 6 2 2 2 32 - 22 6
20  Denmark 6 1 1 4 31 - 33 3
21  Belgium 6 0 0 6 05 - 111 0

Norway and Bulgaria were promoted to Group B.

1 March Norway  2-0
 Austria
1 March France  4-0
 Denmark
1 March Hungary  14-0
 Belgium
2 March France  15-0
 Belgium
2 March Norway  5-5
 Denmark
2 March Bulgaria  4-1
 Austria
4 March Austria  4-4
 France
4 March Norway  5-0
 Hungary
4 March Bulgaria  20-3
 Belgium
5 March Norway  24-0
 Belgium
5 March Austria  4-2
 Denmark
5 March Bulgaria  4-6
 Hungary
7 March Austria  4-2
 Hungary
7 March Norway  6-1
 France
7 March Bulgaria  3-2
 Denmark
8 March Hungary  17-3
 Denmark
8 March Austria  19-2
 Belgium
8 March Bulgaria  7-3
 France
10 March Hungary  5-5
 France
10 March Denmark  19-0
 Belgium
10 March Bulgaria  2-2
 Norway

Ranking and statistics[edit]

 


 1975 IIHF World Championship Winners 

Soviet Union
14th 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  Czechoslovakia
Bronze medal icon.svg  Sweden
4  Finland
5  Poland
6  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  Czechoslovakia
Bronze medal icon.svg  Sweden
4  Finland
5  Poland

References[edit]

  1. ^ Duplacey 503
  2. ^ Duplacey pg506
  3. ^ China forfeits Group C.
  • 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. 144.