Ice hockey at the 1924 Winter Olympics

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At the 1924 Winter Olympics, an ice hockey tournament was contested. The competition was held from Monday, January 28, 1924 to Sunday, February 3, 1924. Canada defended their championship from the 1920 Summer Olympics. The United States and Great Britain took the silver and bronze respectively, while other contenders included Czechoslovakia, France, and Sweden.

The Bergvall system used in the 1920 Olympics was discarded in favor of a two-level round-robin tournament. Qualifying teams were placed in pools for the opening round, with the top two teams in each pool advancing to the final round. The medals were awarded based on the record in the final round. This format would remain in use until the 1992 Winter Olympics, when the final round-robin was replaced with a medal-round single-elimination tournament.

Ice hockey

Medalists[edit]

Gold Silver Bronze
 Canada (CAN)
Jack Cameron
Ernie Collett
Bert McCaffrey
Harold McMunn
Dunc Munro
Beattie Ramsay
Cyril Slater
Hooley Smith
Harry Watson
Henry Louis Hudson
 United States (USA)
Clarence Abel
Herbert Drury
Alphonse Lacroix
John Langley
John Lyons
Justin McCarthy
Willard Rice
Irving Small
Frank Synott
 Great Britain (GBR)
William Anderson
Lorne Carr-Harris
Colin Carruthers
Eric Carruthers
Guy Clarkson
Ross Cuthbert
Geoffrey Holmes
Hamilton Jukes
Edward Pitblado
Blane Sexton

Participating nations[edit]

A total of 82(*) ice hockey players from eight nations competed at the Chamonix Games:

(*) NOTE: There are only players counted, which participated in one game at least.

Not all reserve players are known.

Final tournament[edit]

First round[edit]

Group A[edit]

The top two teams (highlighted) advanced to the medal round.

Team GP W L GF GA
 Canada 3 3 0 85 0
 Sweden 3 2 1 18 25
 Czechoslovakia 3 1 2 14 41
 Switzerland 3 0 3 2 53
28 Jan  Sweden 9:0
(3:0,3:0,3:0)
 Switzerland
28 Jan  Canada 30:0
(8:0,14:0,8:0)
 Czechoslovakia
29 Jan  Canada 22:0
(5:0,7:0,10:0)
 Sweden
30 Jan  Canada 33:0
(8:0,11:0,14:0)
 Switzerland
31 Jan  Sweden 9:3
(5:1,1:1,3:1)
 Czechoslovakia
1 Feb  Czechoslovakia 11:2
(4:0,3:2,4:0)
 Switzerland

Group B[edit]

The top two teams (highlighted) advanced to the medal round.

Team GP W L GF GA
 United States 3 3 0 52 0
 Great Britain 3 2 1 34 16
 France 3 1 2 9 42
 Belgium 3 0 3 8 45
28 Jan  United States 19:0
(9:0,6:0,4:0)
 Belgium
29 Jan  France 2:15
(1:5,1:3,0:7)
 Great Britain
30 Jan  Great Britain 19:3
(8:1,6:1,5:1)
 Belgium
30 Jan  France 0:22
(0:12,0:1,0:9)
 United States
31 Jan  France 7:5
(3:3,3:1,1:1)
 Belgium
31 Jan  United States 11:0
(6:0,2:0,3:0)
 Great Britain

Final round[edit]

Team GP W L GF GA
 Canada 3 3 0 47 3
 United States 3 2 1 32 6
 Great Britain 3 1 2 6 33
 Sweden 3 0 3 3 46

Note: The CAN v SWE and USA v GBR games were carried forward from the previous round.

1 Feb  Canada 19:2
(6:2,6:0,7:0)
 Great Britain
1 Feb  United States 20:0
(5:0,7:0,8:0)
 Sweden
2 Feb  Great Britain 4:3
(0:1,2:2,2:0)
 Sweden
3 Feb  Canada 6:1
(2:1,3:0,1:0)
 United States

Top scorer[edit]

Team GP G A Pts
Canada Harry Watson 5 37 9 46

Final ranking[edit]

1  Canada (CAN)
represented by:
Toronto Granites
2  United States (USA)
reserve player:
Gerry Geran
3  Great Britain (GBR)
4  Sweden (SWE)
Ruben Allinger (Djurgårdens IF)
Wilhelm Arwe (Djurgårdens IF)
Eric Burman (IK Göta)
Birger Holmqvist (IK Göta)
Gustaf Johansson (IK Göta)
Helge Johansson (Djurgårdens IF)
Carl Josefsson (Nacka SK)
Ernst Karlberg (Djurgårdens IF)
Nils Molander (Berliner SC)
Ejnar Olsson (IK Göta)
5  Czechoslovakia (TCH)
Jan Fleischmann
Miloslav Fleischmann
Jaroslav Jirkovský
Jan Krásl
Vilém Loos
Josef Maleček
Jan Palouš
Jaroslav Řezáč
Josef Šroubek
Jaroslav Stránský
Otakar Vindyš
Ludvík Hofta
Jaroslav Pušbauer
6  France (FRA)
André Charlet
Pierre Charpentier
Jacques Chaudron
Raoul Couvert
Maurice del Valle
Alfréd de Rauch
Albert Hassler
Charles Lavaivre
Jean-Joseph Monnard
Calixte Payot
Philippe Payot
Léonhard Quaglia
Henri Couttet
7  Belgium (BEL)
Louis De Ridder
François Franck
Henri Louette
André Poplimont
Ferdinand Rudolph
Paul Van den Broeck
Charles Van den Driessche
Philippe Van Volckxsom
Gaston Van Volxem
Viktor Verschueren
8  Switzerland (SUI)
Fred Auckenthaler
Walter von Siebenthal
Edouard Filliol
Marius Jaccard
Ernest Jacquet
Bruno Leuzinger
Ernest Mottier
Peter Müller
René Savoie
Donald Unger
André Verdeil
Louis Dufour
Max Holzboer

References[edit]