Ice hockey at the 1932 Winter Olympics
|Host country||United States|
|Venue(s)||Lake Placid (outdoors)|
|Champions||Canada (4th title)|
|Goals scored||69 (5.75 per match)|
|Scoring leader(s)||Walter Monson 11 points|
The men's ice hockey tournament at the 1932 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid, U.S.A., was the 4th Olympic Championship, also serving as the 6th World Championships. Canada, represented by the Winnipeg Hockey Club, won its fourth consecutive Olympic gold medal and sixth consecutive World Championship. The United States took the silver medal and Germany claimed one of its three all-time hockey medals by taking the bronze (West Germany would win a bronze medal in 1976, and Germany's men's team would win silver in 2018).
Several disagreements arose between the planners of the hockey games, and Paul Loicq as the president of the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF). He stated that "according to the Olympic statutes it is the International and not the National Federation which is in charge of organizing the Games. It would be preferable that the harmony should be restored between the International Federation and the American Ice Hockey Federation". The International Society of Olympic Historians felt the dispute came from the Amateur Athletic Union controlling the selection of American amateur teams for the Olympics on behalf of the United States Olympic Committee, and the ensuing power struggle with the IIHF. There was also a disagreement in the number of players on hockey teams. The IIHF stated it should be 14, whereas the organizing committee published 13 players. When the 1932 tournament was played, only four teams participated, with only two European associations making the trip due to the high cost of travel. The other European teams instead played at the Ice Hockey European Championship 1932.
A total of 48(*) ice hockey players from four nations competed at the Lake Placid Games:
(*) NOTE: Only players who participated in at least one game are counted.
|4 Feb||United States||1:2 OT
|5 Feb||United States||4:1
|7 Feb||United States||7:0
|8 Feb||United States||5:0
|10 Feb||United States||8:0
|13 Feb||United States||2:2 OT
|2||United States (USA)|
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