1962 World Ice Hockey Championships

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1962 World Ice Hockey Championships
Tournament details
Host country  USA
Dates 1–12 March
Teams 8
Final positions
Champions Gold medal blank.svg  Sweden (3rd title)
Runner-up Silver medal blank.svg  Canada
Third place Bronze medal blank.svg  United States
Fourth place  Finland
Tournament statistics
Matches played 28
Goals scored 310 (11.07 per match)
Attendance 70,702 (2,525 per match)
Scoring leader(s) Sweden Nisse Nilsson 18 points
1961
1963

The 1962 World Ice Hockey Championships was the 29th edition of the Ice Hockey World Championships. The tournament was held in Colorado Springs and Denver, United States from March 8 to March 18, 1962. This was the first time this championship (other than being part of an Olympic tournament) had been held in North America.[1] A boycott led by The Soviet Union and Czechoslovakia led to a much reduced field of participants. At issue was the boycott of the 1957 championships in Moscow by Canada and the USA, and the Americans refusal of East German passports in reaction to the building of the Berlin Wall.[1]

Sweden won their third World, and their ninth European title. Canada, represented by the Galt Terriers, lost only to the Swedes finishing second, followed by the host Americans. In the 'B' pool the Australian team defeated Denmark for their first victory ever.[1]

Qualifying Round (A/B)[edit]

With the absences of the USSR, Czechoslovakia, and East Germany, the top two nations from the 1961 'B' pool were elevated (Norway and Great Britain). The third and final spot was filled by a qualifying game between the only remaining 'B' pool nations who made the trip to Colorado (Italy and Poland did not participate as well).

07 March Switzerland   9-4
 Austria

Switzerland qualified in Group A

Austria qualified in Group B

World Championship Group A (United States)[edit]

Final Round[edit]

Place Team Matches Won Drawn Lost Difference Points
1  Sweden 7 7 0 0 67 - 10 14
2  Canada 7 6 0 1 58 - 12 12
3  United States 7 5 0 2 54 - 23 10
4  Finland 7 3 0 4 32 - 42 6
5  Norway 7 3 0 4 32 - 54 6
6  West Germany 7 2 0 5 27 - 36 4
7   Switzerland 7 1 0 6 21 - 60 2
8  Great Britain 7 1 0 6 19 - 73 2
08 March Great Britain  3-6
  Switzerland
08 March United States  14-2
 Norway
08 March Finland  1-8
 Canada
09 March Finland  5-7
 Great Britain
09 March Sweden  17-2
  Switzerland
09 March West Germany  4-6
 Norway
10 March United States  1-2
 Sweden
10 March Canada  8-0
 West Germany
11 March Canada  7-2
  Switzerland
11 March Great Britain  2-12
 Norway
11 March United States  6-3
 Finland
12 March Norway  7-5
  Switzerland
12 March Great Britain  0-9
 West Germany
12 March Sweden  12-2
 Finland
13 March Canada  3-5
 Sweden
13 March United States  8-4
 West Germany
14 March Finland  7-4
  Switzerland
14 March United States  12-5
 Great Britain
14 March Canada  14-1
 Norway
15 March West Germany  3-9
 Finland
15 March Sweden  17-0
 Great Britain
16 March Sweden  10-2
 Norway
16 March United States  12-1
  Switzerland
17 March Finland  5-2
 Norway
17 March Great Britain  2-12
 Canada
17 March Sweden  4-0
 West Germany
18 March United States  1-6
 Canada
18 March West Germany  7-1
  Switzerland

World Championship Group B (United States)[edit]

Final Round[edit]

Place Team Matches Won Drawn Lost Difference Points
9  Japan 5 5 0 0 63 - 16 10
10  Austria 5 4 0 1 49 - 09 8
11  France 5 3 0 2 35 - 25 6
12  Netherlands 5 2 0 3 20 - 46 4
13  Australia 5 1 0 4 13 - 51 2
14  Denmark 5 0 0 5 09 - 42 0
08 March Australia  4-6
 Netherlands
09 March Japan  10-8
 France
10 March Australia  0-17
 Austria
10 March Netherlands  9-4
 Denmark
11 March France  7-2
 Denmark
12 March Australia  2-13
 Japan
13 March France  13-1
 Australia
13 March Netherlands  1-12
 Austria
14 March Japan  7-3
 Austria
15 March France  6-2
 Netherlands
15 March Denmark  2-6
 Australia
16 March Netherlands  2-20
 Japan
16 March France  1-10
 Austria
17 March Japan  13-1
 Denmark
18 March Denmark  0-7
 Austria

Ranking and statistics[edit]

 


 1962 IIHF World Championship Winners 

Sweden
3rd title

Tournament Awards[edit]

Final standings[edit]

The final standings of the tournament according to IIHF:

Gold medal icon.svg  Sweden
Silver medal icon.svg  Canada
Bronze medal icon.svg  United States
4  Finland
5  Norway
6  West Germany
7   Switzerland
8  Great Britain

European championships final standings[edit]

The final standings of the European championships according to IIHF:

Gold medal icon.svg  Sweden
Silver medal icon.svg  Finland
Bronze medal icon.svg  Norway
4  West Germany
5   Switzerland
6  Great Britain

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

  • Championnat du monde 1962
  • 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. 138. 
  • Szemberg, Szymon; Podnieks, Andrew, eds. (2007), World of Hockey: Celebrating a Century of the IIHF, Bolton, Ontario: Fenn Publishing, ISBN 1-55168-307-5