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  Canada (19th title)
Runner-up Silver medal blank.svg  Czechoslovakia
Third place Bronze medal blank.svg  Soviet Union
Fourth place  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  Canada 7 6 1 0 45 - 11 13
2  Czechoslovakia 7 6 1 0 33 - 09 13
3  Soviet Union 7 5 0 2 51 - 20 10
4  Sweden 7 4 0 3 33 - 27 8
5  East Germany 7 2 0 6 21 - 33 4
6  United States 7 1 1 5 24 - 43 3
7  Finland 7 1 1 5 19 - 43 3
8  West Germany 7 0 2 5 10 - 50 2
02 March Canada  6-1
 Sweden
02 March Czechoslovakia  6-0
 Finland
02 March Soviet Union  13-2
 United States
04 March Czechoslovakia  4-1
 United States
04 March Finland  6-4
 East Germany
04 March Canada  9-1
 West Germany
04 March Soviet Union  6-2
 Sweden
05 March Canada  7-4
 United States
05 March Czechoslovakia  6-0
 West Germany
05 March Sweden  3-2
 East Germany
05 March Soviet Union  7-3
 Finland
07 March Sweden  6-4
 Finland
07 March Czechoslovakia  6-4
 Soviet Union
07 March United States  4-4
 West Germany
07 March Canada  5-2
 East Germany
08 March Sweden  12-1
 West Germany
08 March East Germany  6-5
 United States
09 March Soviet Union  9-1
 East Germany
09 March Finland  3-3
 West Germany
09 March Canada  1-1
 Czechoslovakia
11 March Czechoslovakia  5-1
 East Germany
11 March Sweden  7-3
 United States
11 March Soviet Union  11-1
 West Germany
11 March Canada  12-1
 Finland
12 March Canada  5-1
 Soviet Union
12 March Czechoslovakia  5-2
 Sweden
12 March United States  5-2
 Finland
12 March East Germany  5-0
 West Germany

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

Final Round[change | change source]

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

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

Final Round[change | change source]

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

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