1961 World Ice Hockey Championships

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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 Czechoslovakia.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 Czechoslovakia.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

Notes[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  • Szemberg, Szymon; Podnieks, Andrew, eds. (2007), World of Hockey: Celebrating a Century of the IIHF, Bolton, Ontario: Fenn Publishing, ISBN 1-55168-307-5