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Moscow79

The 1979 Ice Hockey World Championships took place at the Palace of Sports of the Central Lenin Stadium in Moscow, Soviet Union from April 14 to 27. Eight teams took part, with the first round split into two groups of four, and the best two from each group advancing to the final group. The four best teams then played each other twice in the final round. This was the 46th World Championship and at the same time, the 57th ice hockey European Championship.

World Championship Group A (Soviet Union)Edit

First RoundEdit

Group 1Edit

Team Games Won Drawn Lost Points difference Points
1 Flag of the Soviet Union Soviet Union 3 3 0 0 19 - 05 6
2 Flag of Sweden Sweden 3 2 0 1 16 - 17 4
3 Flag of Germany West Germany 3 0 1 2 08 - 13 1
4 Flag of Poland Poland 3 0 1 2 08 - 16 1
14 April
Soviet Union Flag of the Soviet Union 7-0 Flag of Poland Poland
14 April
Sweden Flag of Sweden 7-3 Flag of Germany Federal Republic of Germany
15 April
Sweden Flag of Sweden 6-5 Flag of Poland Poland
15 April
Soviet Union Flag of the Soviet Union 3-2 Flag of Germany Federal Republic of Germany
17 April
Federal Republic of Germany Flag of Germany 3-3 Flag of Poland Poland
17 April
Soviet Union Flag of the Soviet Union 9-3 Flag of Sweden Sweden

Group 2Edit

Team Games Won Drawn Lost Points difference Points
1 Flag of Czechoslovakia Czechoslovakia 3 2 1 0 11 - 03 5
2 Flag of Canada.svg Canada 3 2 0 1 12 - 11 4
3 Flag of the United States United States 3 0 2 1 06 - 09 2
4 Flag of Finland Finland 3 0 1 2 05 - 11 1
14 April
Canada Flag of Canada 6-3 Flag of the United States United States of America
14 April
Czechoslovakia Flag of Czechoslovakia 5-0 Flag of Finland Finland
15 April
Czechoslovakia Flag of Czechoslovakia 4-1 Flag of Canada Canada
15 April
United States of America Flag of the United States 1-1 Flag of Finland Finland
17 April
Canada Flag of Canada 5-4 Flag of Finland Finland
17 April
Czechoslovakia Flag of Czechoslovakia 2-2 Flag of the United States United States of America

Final RoundEdit

Team Games Won Drawn Lost Points difference Points
1 Flag of the Soviet Union Soviet Union 6 6 0 0 51 - 12 12
2 Flag of Czechoslovakia Czechoslovakia 6 3 1 2 25 - 30 7
3 Flag of Sweden Sweden 6 1 1 4 20 - 38 3
4 Flag of Canada.svg Canada 6 1 0 5 20 - 36 2
19 April
Soviet Union Flag of the Soviet Union 5-2 Flag of Canada Canada
19 April
Czechoslovakia Flag of Czechoslovakia 3-3 Flag of Sweden Sweden
21 April
Sweden Flag of Sweden 5-2 Flag of Canada Canada
21 April
Soviet Union Flag of the Soviet Union 11-1 Flag of Czechoslovakia Czechoslovakia
23 April
Czechoslovakia Flag of Czechoslovakia 10-6 Flag of Canada Canada
23 April
Soviet Union Flag of the Soviet Union 11-3 Flag of Sweden Sweden
25 April
Soviet Union Flag of the Soviet Union 9-2 Flag of Canada Canada
25 April
Czechoslovakia Flag of Czechoslovakia 6-3 Flag of Sweden Sweden
27 April
Canada Flag of Canada 6-3 Flag of Sweden Sweden
27 April
Soviet Union Flag of the Soviet Union 6-1 Flag of Czechoslovakia Czechoslovakia

Consolation RoundEdit

Team Games Won Drawn Lost Points difference Points
5 Flag of Finland Finland 6 4 1 1 23 - 17 9
6 Flag of Germany West Germany 6 3 1 2 27 - 21 7
7 Flag of the United States United States 6 2 2 2 22 - 20 6
8 Flag of Poland Poland 6 0 2 4 15 - 29 2
18 April
Poland Flag of Poland 5-5 Flag of the United States United States of America
18 April
Finland Flag of Finland 5-2 Flag of Germany Federal Republic of Germany
20 April
Poland Flag of Poland 4-3 Flag of Finland Finland
20 April
Federal Republic of Germany Flag of Germany 6-3 Flag of the United States United States of America
22 April
United States of America Flag of the United States 6-2 Flag of Finland Finland
22 April
Federal Republic of Germany Flag of Germany 8-1 Flag of Poland Poland
24 April
United States of America Flag of the United States 5-1 Flag of Poland Poland
24 April
Finland Flag of Finland 7-3 Flag of Germany Federal Republic of Germany
26 April
Finland Flag of Finland 4-2 Flag of Poland Poland
26 April
Federal Republic of Germany Flag of Germany 5-2 Flag of Poland Poland

World Championship Group B (Romania)Edit

First RoundEdit

Group 1Edit

Team Games Won Drawn Lost Points difference Points
1 Flag of East Germany East Germany 4 4 0 0 30 - 06 8
2 Flag of Romania Romania 4 2 1 1 22 - 16 5
3 Flag of Austria Austria 4 2 1 1 15 - 20 5
4 Flag of Denmark Denmark 4 1 0 3 08 - 18 2
5 Flag of Hungary Hungary 4 0 0 4 10 - 25 0
16 March
Hungary Flag of Hungary 2-10 Flag of East Germany East Germany
16 March
Romania Flag of Romania 7-7 Flag of Austria Austria
17 March
Austria Flag of Austria 4-3 Flag of Hungary Hungary
17 March
Denmark Flag of Denmark 1-9 Flag of East Germany East Germany
18 March
Romania Flag of Romania 4-1 Flag of Denmark Denmark
19 March
Romania Flag of Romania 8-4 Flag of Hungary Hungary
19 March
Austria Flag of Austria 0-7 Flag of East Germany East Germany
20 March
Hungary Flag of Hungary 1-3 Flag of Denmark Denmark
21 March
Austria Flag of Austria 4-3 Flag of Denmark Denmark
21 March
Romania Flag of Romania 3-4 Flag of East Germany East Germany

Group 2Edit

Team Games Won Drawn Lost Points difference Points
1 Flag of the Netherlands Netherlands 4 4 0 0 29 - 08 8
2 Flag of Norway Norway 4 3 0 1 16 - 13 6
3 Flag of Switzerland Switzerland 4 2 0 2 13 - 17 4
4 Flag of Japan Japan 4 1 0 3 20 - 17 2
5 Flag of China China 4 0 0 4 08 - 31 0
16 March
Norway Flag of Norway 5-1 Flag of Switzerland Switzerland
16 March
Japan Flag of Japan 5-6 Flag of the Netherlands Netherlands
17 March
Netherlands Flag of the Netherlands 8-1 Flag of Norway Norway
17 March
China Flag of China 4-6 Flag of Switzerland Switzerland
18 March
Japan Flag of Japan 9-3 Flag of China China
19 March
Japan Flag of Japan 3-4 Flag of Norway Norway
19 March
Netherlands Flag of the Netherlands 5-2 Flag of Switzerland Switzerland
20 March
Norway Flag of Norway 6-1 Flag of China China
21 March
Netherlands Flag of the Netherlands 10-0 Flag of China China
21 March
Japan Flag of Japan 3-4 Flag of Switzerland Switzerland

Final RoundEdit

Team Games Won Drawn Lost Points difference Points
9 Flag of the Netherlands Netherlands 3 3 0 0 15 - 06 6
10 Flag of East Germany East Germany 3 2 0 1 16 - 09 4
11 Flag of Romania Romania 3 1 0 2 08 - 09 2
12 Flag of Norway Norway 3 0 0 3 05 - 20 0
23 March
East Germany Flag of East Germany 9-2 Flag of Norway Norway
23 March
Romania Flag of Romania 2-3 Flag of the Netherlands Netherlands
24 March
East Germany Flag of East Germany 3-4 Flag of the Netherlands Netherlands
24 March
Romania Flag of Romania 3-2 Flag of Norway Norway

Consolation RoundEdit

Team Games Won Drawn Lost Points difference Points
13 Flag of Switzerland Switzerland 3 3 0 0 14 - 06 6
14 Flag of Japan Japan 3 2 0 1 17 - 10 4
15 Flag of Austria Austria 3 1 0 2 08 - 13 2
16 Flag of Denmark Denmark 3 0 0 3 08 - 18 0
23 March
Denmark Flag of Denmark 1-3 Flag of Switzerland Switzerland
23 March
Austria Flag of Austria 2-3 Flag of Japan Japan
24 March
Denmark Flag of Denmark 4-11 Flag of Japan Japan
24 March
Austria Flag of Austria 2-7 Flag of Switzerland Switzerland
Team Games Won Drawn Lost Points difference Points
17 Flag of Hungary Hungary 4 0 0 4 10 - 25 0
18 Flag of China China 4 0 0 4 08 - 31 0

World Championship Group C (Spain)Edit

Team Games Won Drawn Lost Points difference Points
19 Flag of SFR Yugoslavia Yugoslavia 7 7 0 0 83 - 10 14
20 Flag of Italy Italy 7 6 0 1 64 - 17 12
21 Flag of France France 7 5 0 2 59 - 27 10
22 Flag of Bulgaria Bulgaria 7 4 0 3 35 - 28 8
23 Flag of Great Britain United Kingdom 7 2 0 5 23 - 68 4
24 Flag of Spain Spain 7 2 0 5 25 - 48 4
25 Flag of Korea South Korea 7 1 1 5 16 - 67 3
26 Flag of Australia Australia 7 0 1 6 13 - 53 1
16 March
Spain Flag of Spain 7-1 Flag of Korea South Korea
16 March
Bulgaria Flag of Bulgaria 0-3 Flag of France France
16 March
United Kingdom Flag of Great Britain 0-12 Flag of Italy Italy
16 March
Australia Flag of Australia 0-10 Flag of SFR Yugoslavia Yugoslavia
17 March
Australia Flag of Australia 4-12 Flag of Italy Italy
17 March
France Flag of France 5-7 Flag of SFR Yugoslavia Yugoslavia
18 March
South Korea Flag of Korea 9-6 Flag of Great Britain United Kingdom
18 March
Bulgaria Flag of Bulgaria 5-4 Flag of Spain Spain
19 March
France Flag of France 9-3 Flag of Australia Australia
19 March
United Kingdom Flag of Great Britain 2-4 Flag of Bulgaria Bulgaria
19 March
Yugoslavia Flag of SFR Yugoslavia 18-0 Flag of Korea South Korea
19 March
Spain Flag of Spain 1-10 Flag of Italy Italy
20 March
Australia Flag of Australia 3-5 Flag of Great Britain United Kingdom
20 March
Italy Flag of Italy 11-0 Flag of Korea South Korea
21 March
Bulgaria Flag of Bulgaria 1-7 Flag of SFR Yugoslavia Yugoslavia
21 March
France Flag of France 8-2 Flag of Spain Spain
22 March
South Korea Flag of Korea 0-0 Flag of Australia Australia
22 March
Italy Flag of Italy 8-4 Flag of Bulgaria Bulgaria
22 March
United Kingdom Flag of Great Britain 3-15 Flag of France France
22 March
Yugoslavia Flag of SFR Yugoslavia 16-1 Flag of Spain Spain
24 March
Spain Flag of Spain 4-6 Flag of Great Britain United Kingdom
24 March
Yugoslavia Flag of SFR Yugoslavia 4-2 Flag of Italy Italy
24 March
South Korea Flag of Korea 3-15 Flag of France France
24 March
Australia Flag of Australia 1-11 Flag of Bulgaria Bulgaria
25 March
United Kingdom Flag of Great Britain 1-21 Flag of SFR Yugoslavia Yugoslavia
25 March
France Flag of France 4-9 Flag of Italy Italy
25 March
South Korea Flag of Korea 3-10 Flag of Bulgaria Bulgaria
25 March
Spain Flag of Spain 6-2 Flag of Australia Australia

ChampionsEdit

 1979 IIHF World Championship Winners 
Flag of the Soviet Union.png
Soviet Union
16th title

World Championship Medal TableEdit

1979 World Championships Country
Gold Flag of the Soviet Union Soviet Union
Silver Flag of Czechoslovakia Czechoslovakia
Bronze Flag of Sweden Sweden
4 Flag of Canada Canada
5 Flag of Finland Finland
6 Flag of Germany Germany
7 Flag of the United States United States
8 Flag of Poland Poland


Leading scorersEdit

Player G A Pts
Flag of the Soviet UnionVladimir Petrov 7 8 15
Flag of the Soviet UnionValeri Kharlamov 7 7 14
Flag of the Soviet UnionSergei Makarov 8 4 12
Flag of the Soviet UnionAleksandr Golikov 5 7 12
Flag of the Soviet UnionBoris Mikhailov 4 8 12
Flag of GermanyMarcus Kuhl 6 5 11
Flag of CzechoslovakiaBohuslav Ebermann 5 4 9
Flag of CzechoslovakiaIvan Hlinka 4 5 9
Flag of the Soviet UnionHelmut Balderis 4 5 9


European Championships medal tableEdit

European Championships 1979 Country
Gold Flag of the Soviet Union Soviet Union
Silver Flag of Czechoslovakia Czechoslovakia
Bronze Flag of Sweden Sweden
4 Flag of Finland Finland
5 Flag of Germany Germany
6 Flag of Poland Poland


Radio AdsEdit


Team PhotosEdit


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