1961 World Ice Hockey Championships

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1961 World Ice Hockey Championships
Tournament details
Host country  Switzerland
Dates 1–12 March
Teams 8
Final positions
Champions Gold medal blank.svg Canadian Red Ensign (1957-1965).svg Canada (19th title)
Runner-up Silver medal blank.svg Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Czechoslovakia
Third place Bronze medal blank.svg Flag of the Soviet Union (1955-1980).svg Soviet Union
Fourth place Flag of Sweden.svg Sweden
Tournament statistics
Matches played 28
Goals scored 236 (8.43 per match)
Attendance 141,300 (5,046 per match)
Scoring leader(s) Soviet Union Boris Mayorov 17 points
1962

The 1961 World Ice Hockey Championships was the 28th time the Ice Hockey World Championships were held. The tournament was in Geneva and Lausanne, Switzerland from March 1 to March 12, 1961. Canada won their nineteenth international title. It would be the last championship for Canada in thirty-three years.[1] Canada was represented by the Trail Smoke Eaters.

World Championship Group A (Switzerland)[change | change source]

Final Round[change | change source]

Place Team Matches Won Drawn Lost Difference Points
1 Canadian Red Ensign (1957-1965).svg Canada 7 6 1 0 45 - 11 13
2 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Czechoslovakia 7 6 1 0 33 - 09 13
3 Flag of the Soviet Union.svg Soviet Union 7 5 0 2 51 - 20 10
4 Flag of Sweden.svg Sweden 7 4 0 3 33 - 27 8
5 Flag of East Germany.svg East Germany 7 2 0 6 21 - 33 4
6 Flag of the United States.svg United States 7 1 1 5 24 - 43 3
7 Flag of Finland.svg Finland 7 1 1 5 19 - 43 3
8 Flag of Germany.svg West Germany 7 0 2 5 10 - 50 2
02 March Canada  6-1
Flag of Sweden.svg Sweden
02 March Czechoslovakia  6-0
Flag of Finland.svg Finland
02 March Soviet Union  13-2
Flag of the United States.svg United States
04 March Czechoslovakia  4-1
Flag of the United States.svg United States
04 March Finland  6-4
Flag of East Germany.svg East Germany
04 March Canada  9-1
Flag of Germany.svg West Germany
04 March Soviet Union  6-2
Flag of Sweden.svg Sweden
05 March Canada  7-4
Flag of the United States.svg United States
05 March Czechoslovakia  6-0
Flag of Germany.svg West Germany
05 March Sweden  3-2
Flag of East Germany.svg East Germany
05 March Soviet Union  7-3
Flag of Finland.svg Finland
07 March Sweden  6-4
Flag of Finland.svg Finland
07 March Czechoslovakia  6-4
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg Soviet Union
07 March United States  4-4
Flag of Germany.svg West Germany
07 March Canada  5-2
Flag of East Germany.svg East Germany
08 March Sweden  12-1
Flag of Germany.svg West Germany
08 March East Germany  6-5
Flag of the United States.svg United States
09 March Soviet Union  9-1
Flag of East Germany.svg East Germany
09 March Finland  3-3
Flag of Germany.svg West Germany
09 March Canada  1-1
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Czechoslovakia
11 March Czechoslovakia  5-1
Flag of East Germany.svg East Germany
11 March Sweden  7-3
Flag of the United States.svg United States
11 March Soviet Union  11-1
Flag of Germany.svg West Germany
11 March Canada  12-1
Flag of Finland.svg Finland
12 March Canada  5-1
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg Soviet Union
12 March Czechoslovakia  5-2
Flag of Sweden.svg Sweden
12 March United States  5-2
Flag of Finland.svg Finland
12 March East Germany  5-0
Flag of Germany.svg West Germany

World Championship Group B (Switzerland)[change | change source]

Final Round[change | change source]

Place Team Matches Won Drawn Lost Difference Points
9 Flag of Norway.svg Norway 5 4 0 1 27 - 09 8
10 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Great Britain 5 3 2 0 21 - 11 8
11 Flag of Switzerland.svg Switzerland 5 2 1 2 17 - 15 5
12 Flag of Italy.svg Italy 5 2 1 2 19 - 20 5
13 Flag of Poland.svg Poland 5 1 0 4 13 - 17 2
14 Flag of Austria.svg Austria 5 1 0 4 10 - 35 2
03 March Switzerland  0-6
Flag of Norway.svg Norway
03 March Great Britain  10-2
Flag of Austria.svg Austria
03 March Italy  5-3
Flag of Poland.svg Poland
05 March Italy  7-2
Flag of Austria.svg Austria
06 March Norway  5-3
Flag of Poland.svg Poland
06 March Italy  3-3
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Great Britain
06 March Switzerland  9-1
Flag of Austria.svg Austria
07 March Switzerland  1-3
Flag of Poland.svg Poland
09 March Great Britain  3-2
Flag of Poland.svg Poland
09 March Norway  7-2
Flag of Austria.svg Austria
10 March Austria  3-2
Flag of Poland.svg Poland
10 March Norway  7-1
Flag of Italy.svg Italy
10 March Switzerland  2-2
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Great Britain
11 March Switzerland  5-3
Flag of Italy.svg Italy
12 March Great Britain  3-2
Flag of Norway.svg Norway

World Championship Group C (Switzerland)[change | change source]

Final Round[change | change source]

Place Team Matches Won Drawn Lost Difference Points
15 Flag of Romania.svg Romania 5 5 0 0 69 - 05 10
16 Flag of France.svg France 5 4 0 1 34 - 16 8
17 Flag of SFR Yugoslavia.svg Yugoslavia 5 3 0 2 34 - 22 6
18 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Netherlands 5 2 0 3 18 - 36 4
19 Flag of South Africa.svg South Africa 5 1 0 4 18 - 47 2
20 Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Belgium 5 0 0 5 09 - 56 0
03 March France  7-3
Flag of the Netherlands.svg Netherlands
03 March Romania  22-1
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Belgium
03 March Yugoslavia  12-3
Flag of South Africa.svg South Africa
04 March Yugoslavia  9-2
Flag of the Netherlands.svg Netherlands
05 March Romania  14-0
Flag of South Africa.svg South Africa
06 March Netherlands  8-4
Flag of South Africa.svg South Africa
06 March France  10-0
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Belgium
06 March Romania  12-1
Flag of SFR Yugoslavia.svg Yugoslavia
07 March France  11-2
Flag of South Africa.svg South Africa
08 March Yugoslavia  10-2
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Belgium
08 March Romania  12-0
Flag of the Netherlands.svg Netherlands
09 March France  3-2
Flag of SFR Yugoslavia.svg Yugoslavia
10 March Romania  9-3
Flag of France.svg France
10 March Netherlands  5-4
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Belgium
11 March South Africa  9-2
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Belgium

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