1967 Ice Hockey World Championships

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1967 Ice Hockey World Championships
1967 World Ice Hockey Championships USSR-CAN.jpg
USSR-Canada 2–1 game on 27 March
Tournament details
Host country Austria
Dates18–29 March
Teams8
Final positions
Champions Gold medal blank.svg Soviet Union (7th title)
Runner-up Silver medal blank.svg Sweden
Third place Bronze medal blank.svg Canada
Fourth place Czechoslovakia
Tournament statistics
Matches played28
Goals scored205 (7.32 per match)
Attendance172,800 (6,171 per match)
Scoring leader(s)Soviet Union Anatoli Firsov (22 points)
1966
1968

The 1967 Ice Hockey World Championships was the 34th edition of the Ice Hockey World Championships. The tournament was held in Vienna, Austria from March 18 to March 29, 1967. The Soviet Union won the tournament for the fifth straight year, Sweden won the silver medal, and Canada claimed the bronze medal.

Host selection[edit]

Bids to host the event were received from the Austrian Ice Hockey Association and the Canadian Amateur Hockey Association (CAHA) in March 1965. The International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) voted to host the event in Austria. Canada had bid hoping to combine the event with the Canadian Centennial. CAHA second vice-president Lloyd Pollock reacted by saying, "possibly we should consider now whether or not its worth" going to future championships, in a comment that foreshadowed Canada's eventual withdrawal from the world championships in 1970.[1]

Summary[edit]

For the fifth straight year, the Soviet Union won the tournament. They won all their games claiming their seventh World championship, and eleventh European. The competition for the other medals was very close, with Sweden, Canada, and Czechoslovakia all being in contention until the end. Sweden defeated Canada on the final day to clinch a medal and claimed Silver when the Czechs lost to the Soviets in the final game. Canada claimed Bronze, losing out to Sweden on the head-to-head tie-breaker. The East Germans handily defeated the West this year, which was believed to have settled who would be relegated. However, starting in 1969, the top tier shrank to only six nations meaning that both German entries ended up being relegated. The tournament also featured an historic first, when Finland defeated Czechoslovakia.[2]

In Group 'B' the championship was settled on the final day. With one game to play, both Romania and Poland had ten points, both had a goal differential of +14, and they had tied each other, so whoever won their final game by a wider margin would claim tournament victory. The Romanians defeated Yugoslavia five to three, and then had to watch as the Poles defeated Austria seven to two. The Polish team were quite fortunate that Romania had blown a lead on the second last day against Austria, but were very unfortunate that the change in the top tier format allowed for no promotion from Group 'B' Oddly, the leading scorer (Zoltán Horváth) came from the last placed team, Hungary. Japan won all four of their games by wide margins to claim Group 'C' but had to wait (like Poland) until 1969 for another chance to move up.

World Championship Group A (Austria)[edit]

Final Round[edit]

Place Team Pld W D L GF GA Pts
1  Soviet Union 7 7 0 0 58 –9 14
2  Sweden 7 4 1 2 31 –22 9
3  Canada 7 4 1 2 28 –15 9
4  Czechoslovakia 7 3 2 2 29 –18 8
5  United States 7 3 1 3 20 –23 7
6  Finland 7 2 1 4 14 –24 5
7  East Germany 7 1 1 5 14 –38 3
8  West Germany 7 0 1 6 11 –56 1

Both East and West Germany were relegated as the top tier shrank to six nations for 1969.

18 MarchSoviet Union 8–2 Finland
18 MarchCzechoslovakia 6–2 West Germany
18 MarchSweden 3–4 United States
18 MarchCanada 6–3 East Germany
19 MarchCanada 5–1 Finland
19 MarchSoviet Union 7–2 United States
20 MarchCzechoslovakia 6–0 East Germany
20 MarchSweden 3–1 West Germany
21 MarchSoviet Union 12–0 East Germany
21 MarchFinland 1–5 Sweden
21 MarchCanada 13–1 West Germany
21 MarchCzechoslovakia 8–3 United States
23 MarchCzechoslovakia 1–3 Finland
23 MarchEast Germany 2–8 Sweden
23 MarchSoviet Union 16–1 West Germany
23 MarchUnited States 1–2 Canada
25 MarchEast Germany 0–0 United States
25 MarchFinland 2–2 West Germany
25 MarchSoviet Union 9–1 Sweden
25 MarchCzechoslovakia 1–1 Canada
26 MarchUnited States 2–0 Finland
26 MarchEast Germany 8–1 West Germany
27 MarchCzechoslovakia 5–5 Sweden
27 MarchSoviet Union 2–1 Canada
28 MarchEast Germany 1–5 Finland
28 MarchUnited States 8–3 West Germany
29 MarchCanada 0–6 Sweden
29 MarchCzechoslovakia 2–4 Soviet Union

World Championship Group B (Austria)[edit]

Final Round[edit]

Place Team Pld W D L GF GA Pts
9  Poland 7 5 2 0 32 –13 12
10  Romania 7 5 2 0 34 –18 12
11  Norway 7 5 0 2 35 –21 10
12  Yugoslavia 7 2 3 2 29 –31 7
13  Italy 7 2 1 4 23 –31 5
14  Austria 7 2 1 4 23 –34 5
15   Switzerland 7 1 1 5 22 –37 3
16  Hungary 7 0 2 5 27 –40 2

Both Switzerland and Hungary were relegated to the 'C' pool for 1969, additionally they missed qualifying for the 1968 Olympics. No one was promoted.

18 MarchHungary 6–6 Yugoslavia
18 MarchNorway 1–3 Poland
18 MarchRomania 7–2  Switzerland
18 MarchAustria 2–4 Italy
20 MarchYugoslavia 3–3 Poland
20 MarchItaly 2–7 Romania
20 MarchSwitzerland  2–5 Norway
20 MarchAustria 5–4 Hungary
21 MarchHungary 3–7 Poland
21 MarchAustria 3–8 Yugoslavia
21 MarchNorway 2–3 Romania
21 MarchSwitzerland  5–7 Italy
23 MarchHungary 2–5 Romania
23 MarchItaly 2–4 Yugoslavia
23 MarchPoland 7–1  Switzerland
23 MarchAustria 2–5 Norway
25 MarchItaly 4–4 Hungary
25 MarchRomania 3–3 Poland
25 MarchYugoslavia 2–9 Norway
25 MarchAustria 5–2  Switzerland
27 MarchHungary 5–6 Norway
27 MarchPoland 2–0 Italy
27 MarchSwitzerland  3–3 Yugoslavia
27 MarchAustria 4–4 Romania
28 MarchNorway 7–4 Italy
28 MarchSwitzerland  7–3 Hungary
28 MarchRomania 5–3 Yugoslavia
28 MarchAustria 2–7 Poland

World Championship Group C (Austria)[edit]

Final Round[edit]

Place Team Pld W D L GF GA Pts
17  Japan 4 4 0 0 46 –8 8
18  Denmark 4 2 0 2 18 –23 4
19  Bulgaria 4 2 0 2 17 –17 4
20  France 4 1 0 3 18 –21 2
21  Netherlands 4 1 0 3 19 –49 2

With the top level shrinking, no one was promoted but Japan earned a trip to the Grenoble Olympics. Belgium, Great Britain, and North Korea were expected to play in this tournament, but did not participate.[2]

19 MarchBulgaria 10–3 Netherlands
19 MarchJapan 11–2 Denmark
20 MarchBulgaria 3–2 France
22 MarchJapan 8–2 Bulgaria
22 MarchFrance 12–6 Netherlands
23 MarchDenmark 5–2 France
26 MarchNetherlands 8–7 Denmark
26 MarchJapan 7–2 France
27 MarchDenmark 4–2 Bulgaria
28 MarchJapan 20–2 Netherlands

Ranking and statistics[edit]

 


 1967 IIHF World Championship Winners 

Soviet Union
7th title

Tournament Awards[edit]

Final standings[edit]

The final standings of the tournament according to IIHF:

Gold medal icon.svg  Soviet Union
Silver medal icon.svg  Sweden
Bronze medal icon.svg  Canada
4  Czechoslovakia
5  United States
6  Finland
7  East Germany
8  West Germany

European championships final standings[edit]

The final standings of the European championships according to IIHF:

Gold medal icon.svg  Soviet Union
Silver medal icon.svg  Sweden
Bronze medal icon.svg  Czechoslovakia
4  Finland
5  East Germany
6  West Germany

Citations[edit]

  1. ^ Sullivan, Jack (March 11, 1965). "Officials Lay Blame At Ahearne's Feet". Winnipeg Free Press. Winnipeg, Manitoba. p. 45.Free to read
  2. ^ a b Summary and explanations

References[edit]