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

World Championship Group A (Switzerland)Edit

Final Round Edit

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

World Championship Group B (Switzerland)Edit

Final Round Edit

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

World Championship Group C (Switzerland)Edit

Final Round Edit

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


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