Ice Hockey European Championships
|Ice Hockey European Championship|
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The Ice Hockey European Championship was an annual ice hockey tournament for European countries associated with the International Ice Hockey Federation. A total of 66 European Champions were crowned in between the years 1910 and 1991.
Independent championship tournaments were organized between 1910 and 1927, and again in 1929 and 1932. The 1928 European Championships medals were awarded to the European participants of the Olympic tournament in St. Moritz. After 1932, the European Championship was awarded to the top European team among the participants in the Ice Hockey World Championships. Until 1970, the final standings for the European Championship was determined simply by where European teams placed in the World Championships. Starting in 1971, a separate final standings was maintained, determined by using only the games played between European teams at the World Championships.
Between 1954 and 1991, in all but five tournaments, the only three teams to medal were the Soviets, Czechoslovakia, and Sweden. The Soviets led all European countries with 27 championships in that span.
There were no European (or World) Championships awarded in the Olympic years 1980, 1984, and 1988.
|1910||Great Britain||Germany||Belgium||Les Avants, Switzerland|
|No Championships 1915-1920 (World War I)|
|1922||Czechoslovakia||Sweden||Switzerland||St. Moritz, Switzerland|
|1925||Czechoslovakia||Austria||Switzerland||Štrbské Pleso / Starý Smokovec, Czechoslovakia|
- Prague 1912: Championship annulled because Austria was not a member of the IIHF at the time of the competition. (1. Bohemia, 2. Germany, 3. Austria)
- Berlin 1932 was the last separate IIHF European Championship event.
- European Championships medals were awarded to the European participants of the IIHF World Championships until 1991.
European Medalists from combined events
- only first-round games in the World Championships were used for the European rankings.
- in 1972 and 1976 there was a world tournament separate from the olympics.
|2||Bohemia / Czechoslovakia||14||21||17||52|
|6||Germany / West Germany||2||4||7||13|
- Malolepszy, Tomasz (2013). European Ice Hockey Championship Results Since 1910. Scarecrow Press. Retrieved 21 April 2020.
- Duplacey p.498
- Müller, Stephan (2005). International Ice Hockey Encyclopaedia: 1904–2005. Books on Demand. ISBN 978-3-8334-4189-9.
- Duplacey, James (1998). Total Hockey: The official encyclopedia of the National Hockey League. Total Sports. pp. 498–528. ISBN 0-8362-7114-9.