1934 World Ice Hockey Championships

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1934 World Ice Hockey Championships
Tournament details
Host country  Italy
Dates 3–11 February
Teams 12
Venue(s) (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions Gold medal blank.svg  Canada (7th title)
Runner-up Silver medal blank.svg  United States
Third place Bronze medal blank.svg  Germany
Fourth place   Switzerland
Tournament statistics
Matches played 33
Goals scored 127 (3.85 per match)
1933
1935

The 1934 Men's Ice Hockey World Championships were held from February 3–11, 1934, in Milan, Italy. Canada won its seventh world championship, defeating the United States in the final. The World Championship bronze medal and the European Championship title went to Germany. It was the second European Championship title for the Germans.

Like the previous year's World Championship twelve teams participated, with defending champion United States and Canada advancing directly to the second round. The other ten teams split into three preliminary groups for the six remaining second round places. In the preliminary Group C, there was a stalemate among the three teams; all three earned two points with equal goal differentials. As a result, the organizing committee decided that all three teams in Group C should advance. With nine instead of eight teams in the second round, the format was changed from two groups of four teams to three groups of three teams. The group winners advanced directly to the semi-finals, while the fourth semifinal position was decided by an extra qualifying round for the second-place finishers.[1] The second and third place teams in the extra qualifying round were awarded fifth and sixth positions, and the six teams not advancing to the semifinals or semifinal qualification round played a round-robin series for positions seven through twelve.

First round[edit]

Group A[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1  Hungary 2 1 0 1 2 1 +1 2 Advance to second round
2  Czechoslovakia 2 1 0 1 2 2 0 2
3  Great Britain 2 1 0 1 2 3 −1 2 Relegation to consolation round
February 3 to February 5
Hungary  2-0  Great Britain
Great Britain  2-1  Czechoslovakia
Czechoslovakia  1-0  Hungary

Group B[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1   Switzerland 3 3 0 0 30 3 +27 6 Advance to second round
2  France 3 1 0 2 4 6 −2 2
3  Romania 3 1 0 2 6 13 −7 2 Relegation to consolation round
4  Belgium 3 1 0 2 5 23 −18 2
February 3 to February 5
Switzerland   20-1  Belgium
France  4-1  Romania
Romania  3-2  Belgium
Switzerland   3-0  France
Belgium  2-0  France
Switzerland   7-2  Romania

Group C[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1  Germany 2 1 0 1 4 4 0 2 Advance to second round
2  Italy (H) 2 1 0 1 3 3 0 2
3  Austria 2 1 0 1 2 2 0 2
Source: Complete results
(H) Host.
February 3 to February 5
Austria  2-1  Germany
Germany  3-2  Italy
Italy  1-0  Austria

Second round[edit]

Group A[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1  United States 2 2 0 0 2 0 +2 4 Advance to semifinal round
2  Czechoslovakia 2 1 0 1 4 1 +3 2 Advance to semifinal qualifying round
3  Austria 2 0 0 2 0 5 −5 0 Relegation to consolation round
February 6 to February 8
United States  1-0  Czechoslovakia
Czechoslovakia  4-0  Austria
United States  1-0  Austria

Group B[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1   Switzerland 2 2 0 0 4 0 +4 4 Advance to semifinal round
2  Hungary 2 0 1 1 0 1 −1 1 Advance to semifinal qualifying round
3  Italy (H) 2 0 1 1 0 3 −3 1 Relegation to consolation round
Source: Complete results
(H) Host.
February 6 to February 8
Italy  1-0 (OT)  Hungary
Switzerland   1-0  Hungary
Switzerland   3-0  Italy

Group C[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1  Canada 2 2 0 0 15 0 +15 4 Advance to semifinal round
2  Germany 2 1 0 1 4 6 −2 2 Advance to semifinal qualifying round
3  France 2 0 0 2 0 13 −13 0 Relegation to consolation round
February 6 to February 8
Canada  9-0  France
Canada  6-0  Germany
Germany  4-0  France

Third round[edit]

Semifinal qualifying round[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1  Germany 1 1 0 0 1 0 +1 2 Advance to semifinal round
2  Czechoslovakia 1 0 0 1 0 1 −1 0 Finishes in 5th place
3  Hungary[a] 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Finishes in 6th place
Source: Complete results
Notes:
  1. ^ Hungary withdrew forfeiting their games.[2]
February 8
Germany  1-0 (OT)  Czechoslovakia

Consolation Round—7th to 12th Places[edit]

As the bottom finishers in their respective preliminary groups (group C qualified all its teams for the second round), Great Britain and Belgium played a qualification match to determine which of them joined the round robin; the loser (Belgium) finished the tournament in 12th place.

February 8
Great Britain  3-0  Belgium
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Final result
1  Austria 3 2 1 0 7 4 +3 5 Finishes in 7th place
2  Great Britain 3 2 0 1 7 4 +3 4 Finishes in 8th place
3  Italy (H) 3 1 1 1 6 6 0 3 Finishes in 9th place
4  Romania 3 0 0 3 2 8 −6 0 Finishes in 10th place
5  France[a] 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Finishes in 11th place
Source: Complete results
(H) Host.
Notes:
  1. ^ Withdrew before playing any matches, finishing in 11th place.[1]
February 9 to February 11
Austria  2-1  Great Britain
Italy  3-0  Romania
Austria  3-1  Romania
Great Britain  4-1  Italy
Great Britain  2-1  Romania
Italy  2-2 (OT)  Austria

Semifinal and final rounds[edit]

Semi-finals Final
February 10
  Canada  2 (OT)  
   Switzerland  1  
 
February 11
      Canada  2 (OT)
    United States  1
Third place
February 10 February 11
  United States  3    Switzerland  1
  Germany  0     Germany  2 (OT)

Final rankings—World Championship[edit]

RF Team
1  Canada
2  United States
3  Germany
4   Switzerland
5  Czechoslovakia
6  Hungary
7  Austria
8  Great Britain
9  Italy
10  Romania
11  France
12  Belgium

1934 World Champion
 Canada

Team members[edit]

Pos. Team Roster
1 CAN Tommy Dewar, Ab Welsh, Cooney Woods, Les Bird,

Ray Watkins, Jim Dewey, Ab Rogers, Bert Scharfe, Elmer Piper, Ron Silver, Cliff Lake, Hobb Wilson; Coach: Johnny Walker

Final rankings—European Championship[edit]

RF Team
1  Germany
2   Switzerland
3  Czechoslovakia
4  Hungary
5  Austria
6  Great Britain
7  Italy
8  Romania
9  France
10  Belgium

1934 European Champion
 Germany

Citations[edit]

  1. ^ a b Tournament summary
  2. ^ Podnieks p.125

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. pp. 125–6.