1951 World Ice Hockey Championships

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1951 World Ice Hockey Championships
Tournament details
Host country  France
Dates 9–17 March
Teams 7
Venue(s) Palais des Sports
Final positions
Champions Gold medal blank.svg  Canada (14th title)
Runner-up Silver medal blank.svg  Sweden
Third place Bronze medal blank.svg   Switzerland
Fourth place  Norway
Tournament statistics
Matches played 21
Goals scored 180 (8.57 per match)
Scoring leader(s) Canada Stan Obodiac 10 goals
1950
1952

The 1951 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship was the 18th World Championship and the 29th European Championship in ice hockey for international teams. The tournament took place in France from 9th to 17 March and the games were played in the capital city, Paris. Thirteen nations took part, and were first split into two groups. The seven best teams were placed in the first group, and the six others were placed into the "Criterium Européen", which would later become the B Pool. Each group was played in a round robin format, with each team playing each other once.

Canada, represented by the Lethbridge Maple Leafs, became world champions for the 14th time. Highest ranking European team Sweden finished second, winning their fifth European Championship, finishing ahead of the Swiss on goal differential by three.

This tournament would be the last time France hosted the elite division of the World Championships until 2017, when Paris will co-host the championship along with Cologne in Germany.

World Championship Group A (France)[edit]

Date Games Result Periods
9 March  Norway United States 3–0 0–0,1–0,2–0
10 March  Canada Finland 11–1 4–0,4–0,3–1
10 March  Sweden Great Britain 5–1 0–1,1–0,4–0
10 March   Switzerland Norway 8–1 4–1,3–0,1–0
11 March  Sweden United States 8–0 4–0,1–0,3–0
11 March  Canada Norway 8–0 3–0,1–0,4–0
12 March  United States Finland 5–4 1–0,1–3,3–1
12 March   Switzerland Great Britain 7–1 2–0,4–1,1–0
13 March  Sweden Norway 5–2 1–0,4–1,0–1
13 March   Switzerland Finland 4–1 1–0,2–1,1–0
13 March  Canada Great Britain 17–1 0–1,7–0,10–0
14 March   Switzerland Sweden 3–3 1–2,1–1,1–0
15 March  Norway Great Britain 4–3 0–0,1–2,3–1
15 March  Sweden Finland 11–3 5–0,1–1,5–2
15 March  Canada United States 16–2 5–0,6–2,5–0
16 March  Norway Finland 0–3 0–1,0–0,0–2
16 March  Canada  Switzerland 5–1 0–1,3–0,2–0
16 March  United States Great Britain 6–6 1–4,2–1,3–1
17 March  Finland Great Britain 3–6 0–2,3–0,0–4
17 March   Switzerland United States 5–1 3–0,1–1,1–0
17 March  Canada Sweden 5–1 1–0,2–0,2–1

Table[edit]

Place Team Games Won Drawn Lost GF–GA Points
1  Canada 6 6 0 0 62–6 12
2  Sweden 6 4 1 1 33–14 9
3   Switzerland 6 4 1 1 28–12 9
4  Norway 6 2 0 4 10–27 4
5  Great Britain 6 1 1 4 18–42 3
6  United States 6 1 1 4 14–42 3
7  Finland 6 1 0 5 15–37 2

World Championship Group B (France)[edit]

Date Games Result Periods
10 March  France Italy 1–4 0–1,0–2,1–1
11 March  Netherlands Italy 1–3 1–0,0–2,0–1
11 March  France Austria 7–3 1–0,1–0,5–3
11 March  Yugoslavia Belgium 3–13 0–5,0–3,3–5
12 March  Austria Belgium 5–3 0–1,3–1,2–1
12 March  Netherlands Yugoslavia 5–2 0–0,4–1,1–1
13 March  Belgium Italy 3–6 1–0,0–1,2–5
14 March  France Yugoslavia 10–3 3–2,3–1,4–0
14 March  Austria Netherlands 3–4 1–1,1–2,1–1
15 March  Italy Yugoslavia 6–1 1–0,4–1,1–0
15 March  France Belgium 10–0 2–0,3–0,5–0
16 March  Belgium Netherlands 1–2 0–2,1–0,0–0
16 March  Austria Italy 2–7 1–1,0–3,1–3
17 March  Austria Yugoslavia 3–4 1–1,1–0,1–3
17 March  France Netherlands 7–5 1–2,3–1,3–2

Table[edit]

Place Team Games Won Drawn Lost GF–GA Points
8  Italy 5 5 0 0 26–8 10
9  France 5 4 0 1 35–15 8
10  Netherlands 5 3 0 2 17–16 6
11  Austria 5 1 0 4 20–25 2
12  Belgium 5 1 0 4 20–30 2
13  Yugoslavia 5 1 0 4 13–37 2

World Championship medals[edit]

1951 World Championship Country
Gold  Canada
Silver  Sweden
Bronze   Switzerland
4  Norway
5  Great Britain
6  United States
7  Finland

European Championship medals[edit]

1951 European Championship Country
Gold  Sweden
Silver   Switzerland
Bronze  Norway
4  Great Britain
5  Finland

Citations[edit]

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. p. 133.