Ice hockey at the 1924 Winter Olympics

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Ice hockey at the 1924 Winter Olympics
Toronto Granites 1924 Winter Olympics champions.jpg
The Toronto Granites, representing Canada, won the gold medal
Tournament details
Host country France
DatesJanuary 28–February 3
Teams8
Venue(s)Chamonix (outdoors)
Final positions
Champions Gold medal blank.svg Canada (2nd title)
Runner-up Silver medal blank.svg United States
Third place Bronze medal blank.svg Great Britain
Fourth place Sweden
Tournament statistics
Matches played16
Goals scored310 (19.38 per match)
Scoring leader(s)Canada Harry Watson 46 points
1920
1928

The men's ice hockey tournament at the 1924 Winter Olympics in Chamonix, France, was the 2nd Olympic Championship, also serving as the 2nd World Championships. The competition was held from Monday, January 28, 1924, to Sunday, February 3, 1924. Canada, represented by the Toronto Granites, defended its championship from the 1920 Summer Olympics. The United States and Great Britain took the silver and bronze respectively, while other contenders included Czechoslovakia, France, and Sweden.

The Bergvall system used in the 1920 Olympics was discarded in favor of a two-level round-robin tournament. Qualifying teams were placed in pools for the opening round, with the top two teams in each pool advancing to the final round. The medals were awarded based on the record in the final round. This format would remain in use until the 1992 Winter Olympics, when the final round-robin was replaced with a medal-round single-elimination tournament.

Medalists[edit]

Gold Silver Bronze
 Canada (CAN)
Jack Cameron
Ernie Collett
Bert McCaffrey
Harold McMunn
Dunc Munro
Beattie Ramsay
Cyril Slater
Hooley Smith
Harry Watson
 United States (USA)
Clarence Abel
Herbert Drury
Alphonse Lacroix
John Langley
John Lyons
Justin McCarthy
Willard Rice
Irving Small
Frank Synott
 Great Britain (GBR)
William Anderson
Lorne Carr-Harris
Colin Carruthers
Eric Carruthers
Guy Clarkson
Ross Cuthbert
Geoffrey Holmes
Hamilton Jukes
Edward Pitblado
Blane Sexton

Participating nations[edit]

A total of 82(*) ice hockey players from eight nations competed at the Chamonix Games:

(*) NOTE: Only counts players who participated in at least one game. Not all reserve players are known.

Final tournament[edit]

First round[edit]

Group A[edit]

The top two teams (highlighted) advanced to the medal round.

Team GP W L GF GA
 Canada 3 3 0 85 0
 Sweden 3 2 1 18 25
 Czechoslovakia 3 1 2 14 41
  Switzerland 3 0 3 2 53
28 Jan  Sweden 9:0
(3:0,3:0,3:0)
  Switzerland
28 Jan  Canada 30:0
(8:0,14:0,8:0)
 Czechoslovakia
29 Jan  Canada 22:0
(5:0,7:0,10:0)
 Sweden
30 Jan  Canada 33:0
(8:0,11:0,14:0)
  Switzerland
31 Jan  Sweden 9:3
(5:1,1:1,3:1)
 Czechoslovakia
1 Feb  Czechoslovakia 11:2
(4:0,3:2,4:0)
  Switzerland

Group B[edit]

Match between France and the United States

The top two teams (highlighted) advanced to the medal round.

Team GP W L GF GA
 United States 3 3 0 52 0
 Great Britain 3 2 1 34 16
 France 3 1 2 9 42
 Belgium 3 0 3 8 45
28 Jan  United States 19:0
(9:0,6:0,4:0)
 Belgium
29 Jan  France 2:15
(1:5,1:3,0:7)
 Great Britain
30 Jan  Great Britain 19:3
(8:1,6:1,5:1)
 Belgium
30 Jan  France 0:22
(0:12,0:1,0:9)
 United States
31 Jan  France 7:5
(3:3,3:1,1:1)
 Belgium
31 Jan  United States 11:0
(6:0,2:0,3:0)
 Great Britain

Final round[edit]

Canada and Great Britain in the final round.
The final game, between Canada and the United States.
Team GP W L GF GA
 Canada 3 3 0 47 3
 United States 3 2 1 32 6
 Great Britain 3 1 2 6 33
 Sweden 3 0 3 3 46

Note: The CAN v SWE and USA v GBR games were carried forward from the previous round.

1 Feb  Canada 19:2
(6:2,6:0,7:0)
 Great Britain
1 Feb  United States 20:0
(5:0,7:0,8:0)
 Sweden
2 Feb  Great Britain 4:3
(0:1,2:2,2:0)
 Sweden
3 Feb  Canada 6:1
(2:1,3:0,1:0)
 United States

Top scorer[edit]

Team GP G A Pts
Canada Harry Watson 5 37 9 46

Final ranking[edit]

The French national team.
1  Canada (CAN)
2  United States (USA)
3  Great Britain (GBR)
4  Sweden (SWE)
5  Czechoslovakia (TCH)
6  France (FRA)
7  Belgium (BEL)
8  Switzerland (SUI)

References[edit]