1977 World Ice Hockey Championships

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1977 World Ice Hockey Championships
Tournament details
Host country Austria
Dates21 April – 8 May
Teams8
Final positions
Champions Gold medal blank.svg Czechoslovakia (5th title)
Runner-up Silver medal blank.svg Sweden
Third place Bronze medal blank.svg Soviet Union
Fourth place Canada
Tournament statistics
Matches played40
Goals scored338 (8.45 per match)
Attendance171,900 (4,298 per match)
Scoring leader(s)Soviet Union Vladimir Petrov 21 points
1976
1978

The 1977 Ice Hockey World Championships took place in Vienna, Austria from 21 April to 8 May. Eight teams took part, first playing each other once, then the four best teams advancing to a new round. The tournament was also the 55th ice hockey European Championship. Czechoslovakia won for the fifth time, and second in a row, claiming their 14th and final European title as well.

Canada returned after an eight-year absence with a team comprised completely of NHL players from teams that had missed the Stanley Cup playoffs.[1] While being competitive in most games, many people were reportedly upset by the Canadians' conduct on the ice and after the games. The team refused to listen to the opposing teams' national anthems when they lost, and the coach, Johnny Wilson, explained their multiple misconduct penalties by saying, "We could not compete, and it is natural to attempt to take revenge.".[2]

The tournament itself was very close for the medals, with a spectacular last day. Canada, with a chance still to get a bronze, set a record by defeating the eventual champions eight to two. Never before had a first place team lost a game that badly.[3] But the Swedes, by beating the Soviets for a second time, saved the Czechoslovaks, and at the same time pushed themselves into second and Canada into fourth.

World Championship Group A (Austria)[edit]

First round[edit]

Team Games Won Drawn Lost Score Points
1  Sweden 7 6 0 1 39 - 09 12
2  Soviet Union 7 6 0 1 65 - 16 12
3  Czechoslovakia 7 5 1 1 46 - 20 11
4  Canada 7 4 1 2 31 - 25 9
5  Finland 7 3 0 4 22 - 37 6
6  United States 7 1 1 5 18 - 35 3
7  West Germany 7 1 1 5 17 - 45 3
8  Romania 7 0 0 7 12 - 63 0
21 AprilCanada 4-1 United States
21 AprilCzechoslovakia 11-3 Finland
21 AprilSoviet Union 10-0 West Germany
21 AprilSweden 8-1 Romania
22 AprilSweden 4-2 Canada
22 AprilUnited States 7-2 Romania
22 AprilSoviet Union 11-6 Finland
22 AprilCzechoslovakia 9-3 West Germany
24 AprilSoviet Union 11-1 Canada
24 AprilCzechoslovakia 13-1 Romania
24 AprilSweden 5-1 Finland
24 AprilUnited States 3-3 West Germany
25 AprilSoviet Union 18-1 Romania
25 AprilSweden 7-1 West Germany
26 AprilFinland 3-2 United States
26 AprilCanada 3-3 Czechoslovakia
27 AprilCanada 5-1 Finland
27 AprilWest Germany 6-3 Romania
28 AprilSoviet Union 6-1 Czechoslovakia
28 AprilSweden 9-0 United States
29 AprilCanada 9-3 West Germany
29 AprilFinland 4-2 Romania
30 AprilCzechoslovakia 3-1 Sweden
30 AprilSoviet Union 8-3 United States
1 MayFinland 4-1 West Germany
1 MayCanada 7-2 Romania
2 MaySweden 5-1 Soviet Union
2 MayCzechoslovakia 6-3 United States

Final Round 1-4 place[edit]

Team Games Won Drawn Lost Points difference Points
1  Czechoslovakia 10 7 1 2 54 - 32 15
2  Sweden 10 7 0 3 43 - 19 14
3  Soviet Union 10 7 0 3 77 - 24 14
4  Canada 10 6 1 3 47 - 35 13
4 MayCanada 7-0 Sweden
4 MayCzechoslovakia 4-3 Soviet Union
6 MayCzechoslovakia 2-1 Sweden
6 MaySoviet Union 8-1 Canada
8 MayCanada 8-2 Czechoslovakia
8 MaySweden 3-1 Soviet Union

Consolation Round 5-8 place[edit]

Team Games Won Drawn Lost Points difference Points
5  Finland 10 5 0 5 45 - 43 10
6  United States 10 3 1 6 29 - 43 7
7  West Germany 10 2 1 7 23 - 58 5
8  Romania 10 1 0 9 20 - 84 2

Romania was relegated to Group B.

3 MayFinland 14-1 Romania
3 MayUnited States 4-3 West Germany
5 MayRomania 5-4 United States
5 MayFinland 7-2 West Germany
7 MayUnited States 3-2 Finland
7 MayWest Germany 3-2 Romania

World Championship Group B (Japan)[edit]

Played in Tokyo 10–21 March. Played with nine countries because Group A had relegated two nations the previous year to make room for Canada.

Team Games Won Drawn Lost Points difference Points
9  East Germany 8 8 0 0 57 - 16 16
10  Poland 8 6 0 2 39 - 22 12
11  Japan 8 5 1 2 30 - 21 11
12  Norway 8 4 2 2 30 - 30 10
13   Switzerland 8 4 0 4 35 - 33 8
14  Hungary 8 3 0 5 27 - 46 6
15  Yugoslavia 8 2 1 5 30 - 36 5
16  Netherlands 8 1 2 5 23 - 39 4
17  Austria 8 0 0 8 19 - 47 0

East Germany was promoted to Group A, both the Netherlands and Austria were relegated to Group C.

10 MarchPoland 4-2 Netherlands
10 MarchNorway 4-2 Yugoslavia
10 MarchEast Germany 7-1 Austria
10 MarchJapan 5-2 Hungary
11 MarchAustria 4-7 Hungary
11 MarchNorway 4-3  Switzerland
12 MarchEast Germany 7-6 Yugoslavia
12 MarchPoland 5-2  Switzerland
12 MarchJapan 8-2 Netherlands
13 MarchYugoslavia 6-4 Austria
13 MarchNetherlands 2-8 Hungary
13 MarchJapan 2-2 Norway
14 MarchEast Germany 9-2 Hungary
14 MarchPoland 7-3 Norway
14 MarchSwitzerland  10-3 Austria
15 MarchPoland 1-7 East Germany
15 MarchYugoslavia 5-5 Netherlands
15 MarchJapan 3-2  Switzerland
16 MarchNetherlands 4-3 Austria
16 MarchNorway 8-2 Hungary
16 MarchJapan 4-1 Yugoslavia
17 MarchEast Germany 10-3  Switzerland
17 MarchNorway 4-2 Austria
17 MarchPoland 10-0 Hungary
18 MarchEast Germany 4-2 Netherlands
18 MarchSwitzerland  5-3 Yugoslavia
18 MarchJapan 2-5 Poland
19 MarchNorway 4-4 Netherlands
19 MarchYugoslavia 1-3 Hungary
19 MarchJapan 6-2 Austria
20 MarchSwitzerland  7-3 Hungary
20 MarchEast Germany 8-1 Norway
20 MarchPoland 3-0 Austria
21 MarchSwitzerland  3-2 Netherlands
21 MarchJapan 0-5 East Germany
21 MarchPoland 4-6 Yugoslavia

World Championship Group C (Denmark)[edit]

Played in Copenhagen and Hørsholm, 12–20 March. The hosts did not lose a game, outscored their opponents by forty-six, but it was not enough to win. Only one team was promoted this year so that Group B could return to having eight clubs, and their tie on the last day against Italy left them in second place. Spain made its debut in the World Championships, not having competed since the European Championships of 1926.

Team Games Won Drawn Lost Points difference Points
18  Italy 6 5 1 0 64 - 06 11
19  Denmark 6 5 1 0 61 - 15 11
20  Bulgaria 6 4 0 2 47 - 25 8
21  France 6 3 0 3 37 - 24 6
22  Spain 6 1 0 5 17 - 61 2
23  Belgium 6 1 0 5 24 - 89 2
24  Great Britain 6 1 0 5 17 - 47 2

Italy was promoted to Group B.

12 MarchDenmark 9-2 Great Britain
12 MarchFrance 12-3 Belgium
12 MarchItaly 12-0 Spain
13 MarchGreat Britain 3-6 France
13 MarchSpain 2-14 Bulgaria
13 MarchBelgium 1-21 Italy
14 MarchDenmark 6-3 Bulgaria
15 MarchFrance 2-8 Italy
15 MarchGreat Britain 6-5 Belgium
15 MarchDenmark 14-3 Spain
16 MarchFrance 4-6 Bulgaria
17 MarchBelgium 4-17 Bulgaria
17 MarchGreat Britain 1-15 Italy
18 MarchFrance 12-1 Spain
18 MarchDenmark 27-4 Belgium
19 MarchItaly 6-0 Bulgaria
19 MarchGreat Britain 2-5 Spain
19 MarchDenmark 3-1 France
20 MarchBelgium 7-6 Spain
20 MarchGreat Britain 3-7 Bulgaria
20 MarchDenmark 2-2 Italy

Ranking and statistics[edit]

 


 1977 IIHF World Championship Winners 

Czechoslovakia
5th title

Tournament Awards[edit]

Final standings[edit]

The final standings of the tournament according to IIHF:

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

European championships final standings[edit]

The final standings of the European championships according to IIHF:

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

Citations[edit]

  1. ^ Duplacey page 506
  2. ^ Tournament summary
  3. ^ Duplacey page 506

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. 145–6.