1969 World Ice Hockey Championships

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1969 World Ice Hockey Championships
Tournament details
Host country  Sweden
Dates 15–30 March
Teams 6
Final positions
Champions Gold medal blank.svg  Soviet Union (9th title)
Runner-up Silver medal blank.svg  Sweden
Third place Bronze medal blank.svg  Czechoslovakia
Fourth place  Canada
Tournament statistics
Matches played 30
Goals scored 219 (7.3 per match)
Attendance 196,769 (6,559 per match)
Scoring leader(s) Soviet Union Anatoli Firsov 14 points
1968
1970

The 1969 World Ice Hockey Championships was the 36th edition of the Ice Hockey World Championships, which also doubled as the 47th European ice hockey championships. For the first time the Pool A, B and C tournaments were hosted by different nations:

Pool A in Stockholm, Sweden, 15. - 30 March 1969
Pool B in Ljubljana, Yugoslavia, 28 February - 9 March 1969
Pool C in Skopje, Yugoslavia, 24 February - 2 March 1969

A total of 20 nations participated in the tournament. The Pool A team featured only the top six nations, now playing a double round-robin tournament for the amateur world championship. Teams #7-#14 contested the Pool B championship with the winner qualifying for the 1970 Pool A championship, while the bottom six participated in the Pool C tournament. Pool B and C began exchanging two teams this year (through promotion and relegation), a practice that lasted until 1987.

World Championship Group A (Sweden)[edit]

For the seventh straight year, the Soviet Union won the Pool A tournament. Originally the tournament was scheduled to be held in Czechoslovakia, but due to the Soviet invasion of the country, they declined to host.[1] In the two games the Czechoslovak and Soviet teams played against each other, the Czechoslovak team won both times, becoming the first team to beat the Soviet Union twice in the same international tournament.[1] For the first time in international ice hockey, body-checking was allowed in all three zones of the ice.[2] Team USA was demoted to Pool-B after losing all ten games.

Pos. Team URS SWE TCH CAN FIN USA W T L GF-GA PTS
1.  Soviet Union *** 4:2* 0:2* 7:1* 6:1* 17:2* 8 0 2 59:23 16
2.  Sweden 2:3 *** 2:0* 5:1* 6:3* 8:2* 8 0 2 45:19 16
3.  Czechoslovakia 4:3 0:1 *** 6:1* 7:4* 8:3* 8 0 2 40:20 16
4.  Canada 2:4 2:4 2:3 *** 5:1* 5:0* 4 0 6 26:31 8
5.  Finland 3:7 0:5 2:4 1:6 *** 4:3* 2 0 8 26:52 4
6.  United States 4:8 4:10 2:6 0:1 3:7 *** 0 0 10 23:74 0
47. European Championship Rankings (URS-SWE-CSK-FIN games only)
1.  Soviet Union
2.  Sweden
3.  Czechoslovakia
4.  Finland

 Czechoslovakia Canada 6:1 (1:0, 2:1, 3:0)

15. March 1969 – Stockholm
Goalscorers: Suchý 2, Nedomanský, Jiří Holík, Ševčík, Horešovský – King.
Referees: Wiking, Dahlberg (SWE)

 Sweden Finland 6:3 (3:1, 1:1, 2:1)

15. March 1969 – Stockholm
Goalscorers: Lundström 2, Henriksson 2, Sterner, Nilsson - J. Peltonen, Keinonen, Isaksson.

 Soviet Union United States 17:2 (3:0, 11:0, 3:2)

15. March 1969 – Stockholm
Goalscorers: Starshinov 4, Firsov 4, Mikhailov 3, Yurzinov 2, Paladiev, Maltsev, Petrov, Mishakov - Lackey 2.

 Canada Finland 5:1 (1:1, 1:0, 3:0)

16. March 1969 – Stockholm
Goalscorers: Caffery 2, Pinder, Bourbonnais, Huck - Keinonen.

 Sweden Soviet Union 2:4 (2:1, 0:1, 0:2)

16. March 1969 – Stockholm
Goalscorers: Nilsson, Johansson – Starshinov, Maltsev, Mikhailov, Kharlamov.

 Czechoslovakia United States 8:3 (2:1, 4:2, 2:0)

16. March 1969 – Stockholm
Goalscorers: Nedomanský 2, Jar. Holík 2, Farda, Suchý, Hrbatý, Golonka – Lackey, Christiansen, Stordahl.
Referees: Dahlberg (SWE), Vaillancourt (CAN)

 Czechoslovakia Finland 7:4 (4:1, 3:1, 0:2)

18. March 1969 - Stockholm
Goalscorers: Machač 3, Nedomanský 2, Suchý, Jiří Holík – Rantasila 2, Partinen, Mononen.
Referees: Joyal, Villancourt (CAN)

 Sweden United States 8:2 (1:2, 3:0, 4:0)

18. March 1969 - Stockholm
Goalscorers: Sterner 2, Carlsson, Milton, Karlsson, Johansson, Lundström, Olsson - Markle, Pleau.

 Soviet Union Canada 7:1 (5:1, 2:0, 0:0)

18. March 1969 - Stockholm
Goalscorers: Vikulov 2, Firsov 2, Kharlamov 2, Yakushev - Pinder.

 Soviet Union -  Finland 6:1 (3:0, 1:0, 2:1)

19. March 1969 - Stockholm
Goalscorers: Petrov 2, Paladiev, Maltsev, Firsov, Kharlamov - Oksanen.

 Czechoslovakia -  Sweden 0:2 (0:1, 0:0, 0:1)

19. March 1969 - Stockholm
Goalscorers: Palmqvist, Nilsson.
Referees: Trumble (USA), Joyal (CAN)

 Canada United States 5:0 (1:0, 0:0, 4:0)

20. March 1969 - Stockholm
Goalscorers: Hargreaves, Caffery, Bayes, King, Huck.

 Sweden Canada 5:1 (1:1, 3:0, 1:0)

21. March 1969 - Stockholm
Goalscorers: Lundström 2, Svedberg, Sjöberg, Johansson - Caffery.

 Czechoslovakia -  Soviet Union 2:0 (0:0, 1:0, 1:0)

21. March 1969 - Stockholm
Goalscorers: 33. Suchý, 47. Černý.
Referees: Dahlberg (SWE), Vaillancourt (CAN)

 Finland United States 4:3 (1:1, 1:0, 2:2)

22. March 1969 – Stockholm
Goalscorers: E. Peltonen 2, Leimu, Wahlsten - Pleau, Mayasich, Sheehy.

 United States Soviet Union 4:8 (1:3, 1:2, 2:3)

23. March 1969 - Stockholm
Goalscorers: Mayasich 2, Skime, Naslund - Mishakov 2, Paladiev, Firsov, Mikhailov, Petrov, Kharlamov, Yurzinov.

 Sweden Finland 5:0 (2:0, 2:0, 1:0)

23. March 1969 – Stockholm
Goalscorers: Karlsson 3, Sjöberg, Johansson.

 Czechoslovakia -  Canada 3:2 (1:1, 1:0, 1:1)

23. March 1969 - Stockholm
Goalscorers: Golomka, Hrbatý, Jar. Holík – Heindl, Bayes.
Referees: Dahlberg (SWE), Trumble (USA)

 Sweden Soviet Union 2:3 (1:1, 1:1, 0:1)

24. March 1969 – Stockholm
Goalscorers: Sjöberg, Nygren - Mikhailov 2, Petrov.

 Czechoslovakia -  Finland 4:2 (2:2, 1:0, 1:0)

25. March 1969 - Stockholm
Goalscorers: Jiřík 2, Jiří Holík, Nedomanský – Keinonen, Isaksson.
Referees: Wiking (SWE), Trumble (USA)

 United States -  Canada 0:1 (0:1, 0:0, 0:0)

25. March 1969 - Stockholm
Goalscorer: Mott.

 Finland -  Soviet Union 3:7 (0:1, 1:4, 2:2)

26. March 1969 - Stockholm
Goalscorers: Leimu, Isaksson, Oksanen – Paladiev, Zimin, Starshinov, Maltsev, Petrov, Firsov, Mishakov

 Czechoslovakia -  United States 6:2 (2:0, 2:1, 2:1)

26. March 1969 - Stockholm
Goalscorers: Nedomanský 2, Černý 2, Pospíšil, Machač – Pieau, Skime.
Referees: Sillankorva (FIN), Vaillancourt (CAN)

 Sweden Canada 4:2 (1:0, 0:2, 3:0)

27. March 1969 - Stockholm
Goalscorers: Sterner 2, Johansson, Håkan Nygren – Pinder, Heindl.

 Czechoslovakia -  Soviet Union 4:3 (2:0, 0:2, 2:1)

28. March 1969 - Stockholm
Goalscorers: 15. Jiří Holík, 20. Nedomanský, 49. Horešovský, 51. Jar. Holík – 22. Kharlamov, 33. Firsov, 58. Ragulin.
Referees: Dahlberg (SWE), Vaillancourt (CAN)

 Finland Canada 1:6 (0:3, 1:2, 0:1)

29. March 1969 – Stockholm
Goalscorers: Mononen - King, Stephanson, Heindl, Begg, Mott, Huck.

 Sweden United States 10:4 (6:2, 1:1, 3:1)

29. March 1969 – Stockholm
Goalscorers: Milton 3, Nilsson 3, Karlsson, Johansson, Nygren, Olsson - Lackey, Pleau, Stordahl, Gambucci.

 United States Finland 3:7 (1:1, 0:5, 2:1)

30. March 1969 - Stockholm
Goalscorers: Pleau, Stordahl, Christiansen - Rantasila 2, J. Peltonen 2, Leimu, Harju, E. Peltonen.


 Czechoslovakia Sweden 0:1 (0:1, 0:0, 0:0)

30. March 1969 – Stockholm
Goalscorer: 18. Olsson.
Referees: Trumble (USA), Vaillancourt (CAN)

 Canada Soviet Union 2:4 (1:1, 0:1, 1:2)

30. March 1969 – Stockholm
Goalscorers: Demarco, Heindl - Mikhailov 2, Romishevsky, Maltsev.

Pool A Statistics and team rosters[edit]

LEADING SCORERS Goals Assists Points
1. Soviet Union Anatoli Firsov 10 4 14
2. Soviet Union Boris Mikhailov 9 5 14
2. Sweden Ulf Sterner 9 5 14
4. Czechoslovakia Jaroslav Holík 4 10 14
5. Soviet Union Valeri Kharlamov 6 7 13

1.  Soviet Union
Goaltenders: Viktor Zinger, Viktor Puchkov.
Defencemen: Vitali Davydov, Igor Romishevsky, Alexander Ragulin, Vladimir Lutchenko, Yevgeni Paladiev, Viktor Kuzkin.
Forwards: Vladimir Vikulov, Alexander Maltsev, Anatoli Firsov, Boris Mikhailov, Vladimir Petrov, Valeri Kharlamov, Yevgeni Zimin, Viacheslav Starshinov, Alexander Yakushev, Yevgeni Mishakov, Vladimir Yurzinov.
Coaches: Arkady Chernyshev, Anatoli Tarasov.


2.  Sweden
Goaltenders: Leif Holmqvist, Gunnar Bäckman.
Defencemen: Lennart Svedberg, Arne Carlsson, Bert-Olov Nordlander, Lars-Erik Sjöberg, Nils Johansson, Kjell-Rune Milton.
Forwards: Stig-Göran Johansson, Stefan Karlsson, Tord Lundström, Ulf Sterner, Lars-Göran Nilsson, Björn Palmqvist, Håkan Nygren, Mats Hysing, Dick Yderström, Roger Olsson, Leif Henriksson.
Coach: Arne Strömberg.

3.  Czechoslovakia
Goaltenders: Vladimír Dzurilla, Miroslav Lacký.
Defencemen: Jan Suchý, Josef Horešovský, Oldřich Machač, František Pospíšil, Vladimír Bednář.
Forwards: František Ševčík, Jozef Golonka, Jaroslav Jiřík, Jan Hrbatý, Jaroslav Holík, Jiří Holík, Richard Farda, Václav Nedomanský, Josef Černý, Jan Klapáč, Jan Havel, Josef Augusta.
Coaches: Jaroslav Pitner, Vladimír Kostka.

4.  Canada
Goaltenders: Wayne Stephenson, Ken Dryden.
Defencemen: Gary Begg, Terry O'Malley, Ken Stephanson, Jack Bownass, Bob Murdoch, Ab DeMarco, Jr.
Forwards: Gerry Pinder, Fran Huck, Morris Mott, Richie Bayes, Terry Caffery, Steve King, Chuck Lefley, Roger Bourbonnais, Ted Hargreaves, Bill Heindl, Danny O'Shea
Coach: Jackie McLeod.

5.  Finland
Goaltenders: Urpo Ylönen, Lasse Kiili.
Defencemen: Seppo Lindström, Lalli Partinen, Juha Rantasila, Ilpo Koskela, Pekka Marjamäki.
Forwards: Lasse Oksanen, Juhani Wahlsten, Matti Keinonen, Esa Peltonen, Jorma Peltonen, Pekka Leimu, Lauri Mononen, Esa Isaksson, Juhani Jylhä, Veli-Pekka Ketola, Matti Harju, Kari Johansson.
Coaches: Gustav Bubnik and Seppo Liitsola.

6.  United States
Goaltenders: Mike Curran, John Lothrop.
Defencemen: Bruce Riutta, Carl Lackey, Jim Branch, Bob Paradise, John Mayasich.
Forwards: Ron Nasland, Paul Coppo, Larry Pleau, Larry Stordahl, Bill Reichert, Gary Gambucci, Tim Sheehy, Keith Christiansen, Pete Markle, Jerry Lackey, Larry Skime.
Coach: John Mayasich (player-coach).

World Championship Group B (Yugoslavia)[edit]

GDR POL YUG GER NOR ROM AUT ITA W T L GF-GA PTS
7.  East Germany *** 4:1 6:1 6:1 13:4 11:2 11:3 11:1 7 0 0 62:13 14
8.  Poland 1:4 *** 4:1 3:2 5:1 4:2 9:1 5:2 6 0 1 31:13 12
9.  Yugoslavia 1:6 1:4 *** 4:1 3:3 4:4 2:1 2:1 3 2 2 17:20 8
10.  West Germany 1:6 2:3 1:4 *** 5:0 6:2 8:0 5:1 4 0 3 28:16 8
11.  Norway 4:13 1:5 3:3 0:5 *** 5:4 3:3 10:2 2 2 3 26:35 6
12.  Romania 2:11 2:4 4:4 2:6 4:5 *** 5:4 5:2 2 1 4 24:36 5
13.  Austria 3:11 1:9 1:2 0:8 3:3 4:5 *** 3:1 1 1 5 15:39 3
14.  Italy 1:11 2:5 1:2 1:5 2:10 2:5 1:3 *** 0 0 7 10:41 0
  • East Germany was promoted to the 1970 Pool A tournament while Austria and Italy were demoted to Pool C. Later, when Canada withdrew from international play, second place Poland was also promoted to fill their spot.

 Poland Romania 4:2 (0:1, 2:0, 2:1)

28. February 1969 – Ljubljana

 East Germany Italy 11:1 (2:0, 4:1, 5:0)

28. February 1969 – Ljubljana

 Norway Austria 3:3 (2:0, 1:2, 0:1)

28. February 1969 – Ljubljana

 Yugoslavia West Germany 4:1 (1:1, 2:0, 1:0)

28. February 1969 – Ljubljana

 East Germany Norway 13:4 (4:1, 5:0, 4:3)

1. March 1969 – Ljubljana

 West Germany Romania 6:2 (2:2, 2:0, 2:0)

1. March 1969 – Ljubljana

 Yugoslavia Italy 2:1 (0:0, 2:0, 0:1)

2. March 1969 – Ljubljana

 Poland Austria 9:1 (2:0, 3:0, 4:1)

2. March 1969 – Ljubljana

 East Germany Romania 11:2 (2:1, 4:1, 5:0)

3. March 1969 – Ljubljana

 West Germany Norway 5:0 (0:0, 1:0, 4:0)

3. March 1969 – Ljubljana

 Poland Italy 5:2 (0:0, 2:1, 3:1)

3. March 1969 – Ljubljana

 Yugoslavia Austria 2:1 (0:0, 1:0, 1:1)

3. March 1969 – Ljubljana

 Norway Romania 5:4 (2:1, 3:1, 0:2)

4. March 1969 – Ljubljana

 West Germany East Germany 1:6 (0:1, 1:0, 0:5)

4. March 1969 – Ljubljana

 Austria Italy 3:1 (0:0, 2:0, 1:1)

5. March 1969 – Ljubljana

 Yugoslavia Poland 1:4 (1:2, 0:0, 0:2)

5. March 1969 – Ljubljana

 East Germany Austria 11:3 (1:1, 7:1, 3:1)

6. March 1969 – Ljubljana

 Poland Norway 5:1 (4:0, 1:1, 0:0)

6. March 1969 – Ljubljana

 West Germany Italy 5:1 (2:0, 1:1, 2:0)

6. March 1969 – Ljubljana

 Yugoslavia Romania 4:4 (0:1, 3:3, 1:0)

6. March 1969 – Ljubljana

 Yugoslavia Norway 3:3 (0:2, 2:0, 1:1)

8. March 1969 – Ljubljana

 West Germany Austria 8:0 (2:0, 2:0, 4:0)

8. March 1969 – Ljubljana

 Romania Italy 5:2 (0:1, 0:0, 5:1)

8. March 1969 – Ljubljana

 East Germany Poland 4:1 (2:1, 1:0, 1:0)

8. March 1969 – Ljubljana

 Norway Italy 10:2 (6:0, 3:2, 1:0)

9. March 1969 – Ljubljana

 Poland West Germany 3:2 (1:0, 1:1, 1:1)

9. March 1969 – Ljubljana

 Romania Austria 5:4 (0:1, 2:3, 3:0)

9. March 1969 – Ljubljana

 Yugoslavia East Germany 1:6 (0:1, 0:4, 1:1)

9. March 1969 – Ljubljana

World Championship Group C (Yugoslavia)[edit]

JPN SUI HUN NED BUL DEN W T L GF-GA PTS
15.  Japan *** 5:2 6:3 11:0 3:4 11:1 4 0 1 36:10 8
16.   Switzerland 2:5 *** 11:1 8:0 11:1 9:0 4 0 1 41:9 8
17.  Hungary 3:6 1:11 *** 13:1 5:3 4:1 3 0 2 26:22 6
18.  Netherlands 0:11 0:8 1:13 *** 7:5 4:3 2 0 3 12:40 4
19.  Bulgaria 4:3 3:11 3:5 5:7 *** 4:2 2 0 3 19:28 4
20.  Denmark 1:11 0:9 1:4 3:4 2:4 *** 0 0 5 7:32 0
  • Japan, and Switzerland were promoted to the 1970 Pool B tournament. Later Bulgaria was elelvated as well to fill the vacancy left by Poland.

 Japan Bulgaria 3:4 (0:0, 2:2, 1:2)

24. February 1969 – Skopje

  Switzerland Hungary 11:1 (3:0, 4:0, 4:1)

24. February 1969 – Skopje

 Netherlands Denmark 4:3 (2:0, 0:2, 2:1)

24. February 1969 – Skopje

  Switzerland Netherlands 8:0 (2:0, 3:0, 3:0)

25. February 1969 – Skopje

 Hungary Bulgaria 5:3 (2:1, 2:2, 1:0)

26. February 1969 – Skopje

 Japan Denmark 11:1 (1:1, 5:0, 5:0)

26. February 1969 – Skopje

 Netherlands Bulgaria 7:5 (2:2, 4:1, 1:2)

27. February 1969 – Skopje

 Japan Hungary 6:3 (0:1, 4:1, 2:1)

27. February 1969 – Skopje

  Switzerland Denmark 9:0 (3:0, 5:0, 1:0)

27. February 1969 – Skopje

 Japan Netherlands 11:0 (5:0, 4:0, 2:0)

28. February 1969 – Skopje

 Hungary Denmark 4:1 (1:0, 1:1, 2:0)

1. March 1969 – Skopje

  Switzerland Bulgaria 11:3 (5:0, 3:3, 3:0)

1. March 1969 – Skopje

 Bulgaria Denmark 4:2 (1:1, 3:1, 0:0)

2. March 1969 – Skopje

 Hungary Netherlands 13:1 (5:0, 3:0, 5:1)

2. March 1969 – Skopje

 Japan  Switzerland 5:2 (3:0, 1:2, 1:0)

2. March 1969 – Skopje

Ranking and statistics[edit]

 


 1969 IIHF World Championship Winners 

Soviet Union
9th 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  Czechoslovakia
4  Canada
5  Finland
6  United States

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

Notes[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • Summary (in French)
  • 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. 141. 
  • Szemberg, Szymon; Podnieks, Andrew, eds. (2007), World of Hockey: Celebrating a Century of the IIHF, Bolton, Ontario: Fenn Publishing, ISBN 1-55168-307-5 

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