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56olympics

At the 1956 Winter Olympics held in Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy, one ice hockey event was held: men's ice hockey. This tournament was also counted as IIHF World Championship and IIHF European Championship. For World Championships Pool B matches were also played between East Germany, Norway and Belgium in Berlin. Games were held at the Stadio Olympica.

MedalistsEdit

Gold: Silver: Bronze:
Flag of the Soviet Union Soviet Union
Nikolai Puchkov
Grigory Mkrtychan
Nikolai Sologubov
Dmitry Ukolov
Ivan Tregubov
Genrikh Sidorenkov
Alfred Kuchevsky
Yevgeny Babich
Victor Shuvalov
Vsevolod Bobrov
Yuri Krylov
Alexander Uvarov
Valentin Kuzin
Yuri Pantyukhov
Alexey Guryshev
Nikolay Khlystov
Viktor Nikiforov
Flag of the United States United States
Willard Ikola
Don Rigazio
Richard Rodenheiser
Daniel McKinnon
Ed Sampson
John Matchefts
Richard Meredith
Dick Dougherty
Ken Purpur
John Mayasich
Bill Cleary
Wellington Burtnett
Wendell Anderson
Gene Campbell
Gordon Christian
Weldon Olson
John Petroske
Canadian Red Ensign 1921 Canada
Denis Brodeur
Keith Woodall
Floyd Martin
Howie Lee
Art Hurst
Johnny McKenzie
James Logan
Paul Knox
Donald Rope
Byrle Klinck
Bill Colvin
Gerry Théberge
Alfred Horne
Charlie Brooker
George Scholes
Bob White
Ken Laufman


Preliminary round (Pool A for WC)Edit

Top two teams (shaded ones) from each group earned a right to play for 1st-6th places.

Group AEdit

Rank Team Pld W L T GF GA Pts
1 Canadian Red Ensign 1921 Canada 33003016
2 Flag of Germany Germany 3111963
3 Flag of Italy Italy 3012572
4 Flag of Austria Austria 30212321
  • January 26
    • Canada 4-0 Germany (UTG)
    • Italy 2-2 Austria
  • January 27
    • Italy 2-2 Germany (UTG)
    • Canada 23-0 Austria
  • January 28
    • Germany (UTG) 7-0 Austria
    • Italy 1-3 Canada


Group BEdit

Rank Team Pld W L T GF GA Pts
1 Flag of Czechoslovakia Czechoslovakia 22001264
2 Flag of the United States United States of America 2110742
3 Flag of Poland Poland 20203120
  • January 27
    • Czechoslovakia 4-3 USA
  • January 28
    • USA 4-0 Poland
  • January 29
    • Czechoslovakia 8-3 Poland

Group CEdit

Rank Team Pld W L T GF GA Pts
1 Flag of the Soviet Union Soviet Union 22001544
2 Flag of Sweden Sweden 21107102
3 Flag of Switzerland Switzerland 20208160
  • January 27
    • USSR 5-1 Sweden
  • January 28
    • Sweden 6-5 Switzerland
  • January 29
    • USSR 10-3 Switzerland

Final roundEdit

Games for 1st-6th placesEdit

First place team wins gold, second silver and third bronze.

Rank Team Pld W L T GF GA Pts
1 Flag of the Soviet Union Soviet Union 550025510
2 Flag of the United States United States of America 541026128
3 Canadian Red Ensign 1921 Canada 532023116
4 Flag of Sweden Sweden 513110173
5 Flag of Czechoslovakia Czechoslovakia 514020302
6 Flag of Germany Germany 50416351
  • January 30
    • USA 7-2 Germany (UTG)
    • Canada 6-3 Czechoslovakia
    • USSR 4-1 Sweden
  • January 31
    • USSR 8-0 Germany (UTG)
    • Sweden 5-0 Czechoslovakia
    • USA 4-1 Canada
  • February 1
    • USA 6-1 Sweden
  • February 2
    • Canada 10-0 Germany (UTG)
    • USSR 7-4 Czechoslovakia
  • February 3
    • Czechoslovakia 9-3 Germany (UTG)
    • Canada 6-2 Sweden
    • USSR 4-0 USA
  • February 4
    • USSR 2-0 Canada
    • Germany (UTG) 1-1 Sweden
    • USA 9-4 Czechoslovakia

Games for 7th-10th placesEdit

Rank Team Pld W L T GF GA Pts
7 Flag of Italy Italy 33002176
8 Flag of Poland Poland 321012104
9 Flag of Switzerland Switzerland 312012182
10 Flag of Austria Austria 30309190
  • January 31
    • Switzerland 7-4 Austria
  • February 1
    • Poland 6-2 Switzerland
    • Italy 8-2 Austria
  • February 2
    • Italy 8-3 Switzerland
    • Poland 4-3 Austria
  • February 3
    • Italy 5-2 Poland

Leading scorersEdit

Rk Team GP G A Pts
1 Canadian Red Ensign 1921 James Logan 87512
1 Canadian Red Ensign 1921 Paul Knox 87512
3 Flag of the Soviet Union Vsevolod Bobrov 79211
3 Canadian Red Ensign 1921 Gerry Theberge 89211
5 Canadian Red Ensign 1921 Jack McKenzie 87411
6 Flag of the United States John Mayasich 77310
6 Flag of the Soviet Union Alexey Guryshev 73310
8 Flag of Czechoslovakia Vlastimil Bubník 7549
9 Canadian Red Ensign 1921 George Scholes 8538
10 Flag of the Soviet Union Victor Shuvalov 7527

Final rankingEdit

  1. Flag of the Soviet Union Soviet Union
  2. Flag of the United States United States of America
  3. Canadian Red Ensign 1921 Canada
  4. Flag of Sweden Sweden
  5. Flag of Czechoslovakia Czechoslovakia
  6. Flag of Germany Germany
  7. Flag of Italy Italy
  8. Flag of Poland Poland
  9. Flag of Switzerland Switzerland
  10. Flag of Austria Austria


Team PhotosEdit

ReferencesEdit


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