1938 Ice Hockey World Championships

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1938 World Ice Hockey Championships
Tournament details
Host country Flag of Czechoslovakia Czechoslovakia
Dates 11–20 February 1938
Teams 14
Final positions
Champions   Germany (1st title)
Runner-up   Canada
Third place   Great Britain
Fourth place  Sweden
Tournament statistics
Matches played 39
Goals scored 171 (4.38 per match)
1937
1939

The 1938 Ice Hockey World Championships was held between February 11 to 20, 1938 in Prague. It marked the 30th anniversary of the IIHF, and a special celebration was held with famous hockey players from all over Europe in attendance.

Germany would shock the ice hockey world after they defeated the Canadians in the final. The Germans would also claim the European Championship after finishing ahead of the United Kingdom who would finish in 3rd place.

First Round[edit | edit source]

Group A[edit | edit source]

11 February 1938 Switzerland   1 – 0
(0–0, 1–0, 0–0)
 Hungary

11 February 1938 Lithuania  2 – 0
(0–0, 0–0, 2–0)
 Romania

12 February 1938 Switzerland   9 – 1
(3–0, 1–1, 5–0)
 Romania

12 February 1938 Poland  7 – 2
(3–0, 2–2, 2–0)
 Lithuania

13 February 1938 Poland  3 – 0
(2–0, 0–0, 1–0)
 Romania

13 February 1938 Hungary  8 – 0
(3–0, 2–0, 2–0)
 Lithuania

14 February 1938 Switzerland   13 – 0
(6–0, 4–0, 3–0)
 Lithuania

14 February 1938 Hungary  2 – 1
(1–0, 0–1, 1–0)
 Poland

15 February 1938 Hungary  3 – 1
(1–0, 1–1, 1–0)
 Romania

15 February 1938 Switzerland   6 – 0
(2–0, 3–0, 1–0)
 Poland
Rank Team GP W T L GF GA Pts
1   Switzerland 4 4 0 0 29 1 8
2  Hungary 4 3 0 1 13 3 6
3  Poland 4 2 0 2 11 10 4
4  Lithuania 4 1 0 3 4 28 2
5  Romania 4 0 0 4 1 17 0

Group B[edit | edit source]

11 February 1938 Latvia  2 – 2 (OT)
(0–0, 1–0, 0–1, 1–1, 0–0)
 Norway

11 February 1938 Germany 2 – 0
(2–0, 0–0, 0–0)
 Great Britain

12 February 1938 Latvia  1 – 0
(0–0, 0–0, 1–0)
 United States

12 February 1938 Great Britain  7 – 0
(3–0, 2–0, 2–0)
 Norway

13 February 1938 United States  6 – 2
(2–1, 2–0, 2–1)
 Norway

13 February 1938 Germany 2 – 1
(1–1, 1–0, 0–0)
 Latvia

14 February 1938 Great Britain  6 – 0
(2–0, 1–0, 3–0)
 Latvia

14 February 1938 Germany 1 – 0 (OT)
(0–0, 0–0, 0–0, 1–0)
 United States

15 February 1938 Germany 7 – 1
(2–1, 3–0, 2–0)
 Norway

15 February 1938 Great Britain  1 – 0
(0–0, 0–0, 1–0)
 United States
Rank Team GP W T L GF GA Pts
1 Germany 4 4 0 0 12 2 8
2  Great Britain 4 3 0 1 14 2 6
3  Latvia 4 1 1 2 4 10 3
4  United States 4 1 0 3 6 5 2
5  Norway 4 0 1 3 5 22 1

Group C[edit | edit source]

11 February 1938 Canada  3 – 1
(0–0, 2–0, 1–1)
 Sweden

11 February 1938 Austria  1 – 0
(0–0, 0–0, 1–0)
 Czechoslovakia

13 February 1938 Canada  4 – 0
(2–0, 2–0, 0–0)
 Austria

13 February 1938 Czechoslovakia  0 – 0 (OT)
(0–0, 0–0, 0–0, 0–0, 0–0)
 Sweden

15 February 1938 Canada  4 – 0
(2–0, 1–0, 1–0)
 Czechoslovakia

15 February 1938  Sweden 1 – 0
(0–0, 1–0, 0–0)
 Austria
Rank Team GP W T L GF GA Pts
1  Canada 3 3 0 0 11 1 6
2  Sweden 3 1 1 1 2 3 3
3  Austria 3 1 0 2 1 5 2
4  Czechoslovakia 3 0 1 2 0 5 1

Second Round[edit | edit source]

Group A[edit | edit source]

16 February 1938  Sweden 5 – 0
(2–0, 3–0, 0–0)
 Latvia

17 February 1938 Latvia  2 – 1
(1–1, 1–0, 0–0)
  Switzerland

18 February 1938 Sweden  2 – 1
(0–1, 1–0, 1–0)
  Switzerland
Rank Team GP W T L GF GA Pts
1  Sweden 2 2 0 0 8 1 4
2  Latvia 2 1 0 1 2 6 2
3   Switzerland 2 0 0 2 2 5 0

Group B[edit | edit source]

16 February 1938 Austria  2 – 0
(2–0, 0–0, 0–0)
 Hungary

17 February 1938 Germany 6 – 1
(3–1, 2–0, 1–0)
 Austria

18 February 1938 Germany 3 – 0
(1–0, 2–0, 0–0)
 Hungary
Rank Team GP W T L GF GA Pts
1 Germany 2 2 0 0 9 1 4
2  Austria 2 1 0 1 3 6 2
3  Hungary 2 0 0 2 0 5 0

Group C[edit | edit source]

16 February 1938 Great Britain  8 – 0
(3–0, 3–0, 2–0)
 Poland

17 February 1938 Canada  7 – 2
(2–2, 4–0, 1–0)
 Poland

18 February 1938 Canada  2 – 1
(2–0, 0–0, 0–1)
 Great Britain
Rank Team GP W T L GF GA Pts
1  Canada 2 2 0 0 9 3 4
2  Great Britain 2 1 0 1 9 2 2
3  Poland 2 0 0 2 2 15 0

Final Round[edit | edit source]

Semi Finals[edit | edit source]

19 February 1938 Germany 3 – 2
(1–0, 0–2, 2–0)
 Great Britain

19 February 1938 Canada  4 – 0
(2–0, 2–0, 0–0)
 Sweden

Third Place[edit | edit source]

20 February 1938  Great Britain 3 – 1
(3–0, 0–0, 0–1)
 Sweden

Final[edit | edit source]

20 February 1938 Germany 1 – 0 (OT)
(0–0, 0–0, 0–0, 1–0)
 Canada

Final Rankings[edit | edit source]

Germany
 Canada
 Great Britain
4  Sweden
5  Austria
5  Latvia
7  Hungary
7  Poland
7   Switzerland
10  Lithuania
10  United States
12  Czechoslovakia
12  Norway
14  Romania
1938 World Ice Hockey Championships Winners

Germany
1st title

European Rankings[edit | edit source]

Germany
 Great Britain
 Sweden
4  Austria
4  Latvia
6  Hungary
6  Poland
6   Switzerland
9  Lithuania
10  Czechoslovakia
10  Norway
12  Romania
1938 European Ice Hockey Championships Winners

Germany
3rd title

External Links[edit | edit source]

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