1930 World Ice Hockey Championships
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|Host countries|| France
|Dates||29 January–10 February|
|Venue(s)||3 (in 3 host cities)|
|Champions||Canada (4th title)|
|Goals scored||49 (4.08 per match)|
The 1930 Men's Ice Hockey World Championships were held between January 30 and February 10, 1930, in Chamonix, France, Vienna, Austria, and Berlin, Germany. This event was the first world championships independent of hockey at the Olympics.
Germany won their first European Championship, defeating Switzerland in Berlin two to one. The lone game in Vienna was played to determine the European Bronze, Austria shutout Poland two to zero to round out the medals.
|31 January 1930||Chamonix||Germany||–||Great Britain||4:2|
|31 January 1930||Chamonix||Hungary||–||Italy||2:0|
|31 January 1930||Chamonix||France||–||Belgium||4:1|
|1 February 1930||Chamonix||Poland||–||Japan||5:0|
|1 February 1930||Chamonix||Switzerland||–||Czechoslovakia||3:1|
|1 February 1930||Chamonix||Germany||–||Hungary||4:1|
|1 February 1930||Chamonix||France||–||Austria||1:2|
|2 February 1930||Chamonix||Switzerland||–||Austria||2:1|
|2 February 1930||Chamonix||Germany||–||Poland||3:1|
|5 February 1930||Vienna||Austria||–||Poland||2:0|
|9 February 1930||Berlin||Germany||–||Switzerland||2:1|
|10 February 1930||Berlin||Germany||–||Canada||1:6|
The tournament was a direct knock-out playoff. The Canadian team was considered so dominant that it did not participate in the knock-out tournament. Canada was put into the gold medal final game, and the tournament was played to determine an opponent.
Warm winter weather melted the ice in Chamonix, France and forced the Ligue Internationale de Hockey sur Glace officials to move the tournament to Berlin, Germany, and the Sportpalast (which had artificial ice). Additionally, the fourth place match was played in Vienna, Austria, making this the only world hockey championship tournament to take place in three different countries.
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Ranking and statistics
Canadian winning team
The final standings of the tournament:
European Championship medal table
- IIHF Timeline
- Holland, Dave (2008). Canada on Ice; The World Hockey Championships, 1920–2008. Canada On Ice productions. pp. 30–31. ISBN 978-0-9808936-0-1.
- Duplacey, James (1998). Total Hockey: The official encyclopedia of the National Hockey League. Total Sports. pp. 500–1. ISBN 0-8362-7114-9.
- "Commentary on tournament (in French)". Archived from the original on 2012-03-01. Retrieved 2012-02-27.