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The 1981 Ice Hockey World Championships took place at the Scandinavium arena in Gothenburg, Sweden from 12 April to the 26 April. Eight teams took part, firstly splitting into two groups of two, with the best two from each group advancing to the final group. These teams then play each other in the final round. This was the 47th World Championships, and also the 58th ice hockey European Championships. The Soviet Union became World Champions for the 17th time, and also won their twentieth European title.

World Championship Group A (Sweden)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 25 - 04 6
2 Flag of Canada Canada 3 2 0 1 14 - 12 4
3 Flag of Finland Finland 3 1 0 2 16 - 14 2
4 Flag of the Netherlands Netherlands 3 0 0 3 05 - 30 0
12 April
Canada 4-3 Finland
12 April
Soviet Union 10-1 Netherlands
13 April
Canada 8-1 Netherlands
13 April
Soviet Union 7-1 Finland
15 April
Soviet Union 8-2 Canada
15 April
Finland 12-3 Netherlands

Group 2Edit

Team Games Won Drawn Lost Points difference Points
1 Flag of Czechoslovakia Czechoslovakia 3 2 1 0 20 - 07 5
2 Flag of Sweden Sweden 3 2 1 0 11 - 07 5
3 Flag of the United States United States 3 1 0 2 14 - 21 2
4 Flag of Germany West Germany 3 0 0 3 10 - 20 0
12 April
Czechoslovakia 11-2 United States
12 April
Sweden 4-2 West Germany
14 April
Sweden 4-2 United States
14 April
Czechoslovakia 6-2 West Germany
15 April
Czechoslovakia 3-3 Sweden
15 April
United States 10-6 West Germany

Final RoundEdit

Team Games Won Drawn Lost Points difference Points
1 Soviet Union 6 4 2 0 38 - 12 10
2 Sweden 6 3 1 2 16 - 26 7
3 Czechoslovakia 6 2 2 2 20 - 22 6
4 Canada 6 0 1 5 16 - 30 1
18 April
Czechoslovakia 7-4 Canada
18 April
Soviet Union 4-1 Sweden
20 April
Sweden 3-1 Canada
20 April
Soviet Union 8-3 Czechoslovakia
22 April
Canada 4-4 Soviet Union
22 April
Sweden 4-2 Czechoslovakia
24 April
Czechoslovakia 4-2 Canada
24 April
Soviet Union 13-1 Sweden
26 April
Sweden 4-3 Canada
26 April
Soviet Union 1-1 Czechoslovakia

Consolation RoundEdit

Team Games Won Drawn Lost Points difference Points
5 United States 6 4 1 1 35 - 28 9
6 Finland 6 3 2 1 33 - 21 8
7 West Germany 6 3 1 2 40 - 30 7
8 Netherlands 6 0 0 6 22 - 51 0
17 April
United States 7-6 Netherlands
17 April
Finland 6-3 West Germany
19 April
West Germany 9-2 Netherlands
19 April
United States 6-4 Finland
21 April
West Germany 6-2 United States
21 April
Finland 4-2 Netherlands
23 April
United States 7-3 Netherlands
23 April
West Germany 4-4 Finland
25 April
West Germany 12-6 Netherlands
25 April
Finland 3-3 United States

World Championship Group B (Italy)Edit

Team Games Won Drawn Lost Points difference Points
9 Flag of Italy Italy 7 6 1 0 38 - 18 13
10 Flag of Poland Poland 7 5 1 1 49 - 25 11
11 Flag of Switzerland Switzerland 7 4 2 1 28 - 20 10
12 Flag of East Germany East Germany 7 4 1 2 37 - 25 9
13 Flag of Romania Romania 7 2 0 5 25 - 30 4
14 Flag of Norway Norway 7 2 0 5 21 - 39 4
15 Flag of SFR Yugoslavia Yugoslavia 7 1 1 5 23 - 44 3
16 Flag of Japan Japan 7 1 0 6 18 - 38 2
20 March
East Germany 4-3 Japan
26 March
Romania 5-6 Poland
20 March
Switzerland 5-2 Norway
20 March
Italy 6-4 Yugoslavia
21 March
Switzerland 3-3 Poland
21 March
Japan 0-2 Norway
21 March
East Germany 11-3 Yugoslavia
21 March
Italy 3-2 Romania
23 March
Romania 1-6 East Germany
23 March
Poland 13-4 Norway
23 March
Japan 7-3 Yugoslavia
23 March
Italy 4-2 Switzerland
24 March
Japan 2-11 Poland
24 March
Yugoslavia 3-2 Romania
24 March
Italy 6-1 Norway
24 March
Switzerland 2-1 East Germany
26 March
Yugoslavia 4-4 Switzerland
26 March
Romania 5-1 Japan
26 March
East Germany 6-3 Norway
26 March
Italy 4-1 Poland
28 March
Norway 6-2 Yugoslavia
28 March
Switzerland 8-3 Romania
28 March
East Germany 3-7 Poland
28 March
Italy 9-2 Japan
29 March
Yugoslavia 4-8 Poland
29 March
Norway 3-7 Romania
29 March
Switzerland 4-3 Japan
29 March
Italy 6-6 East Germany

World Championship Group C (China PR)Edit

Team Games Won Drawn Lost Points difference Points
17 Flag of Austria Austria 7 7 0 0 43 - 05 14
18 Flag of China China 7 6 0 1 46 - 14 12
19 Flag of Hungary Hungary 7 4 1 2 38 - 22 9
20 Flag of Denmark Denmark 7 3 1 3 36 - 27 7
21 Flag of France France 7 3 0 4 48 - 36 6
22 Flag of Bulgaria Bulgaria 7 3 0 4 22 - 32 6
23 Flag of North Korea North Korea 7 1 0 6 18 - 66 2
24 Flag of Great Britain Great Britain 7 0 0 7 11 - 60 0
06 March
Austria 10-0 North Korea
06 March
Hungary 8-0 Great Britain
06 March
France 7-0 Bulgaria
06 March
China 5-1 Denmark
07 March
Great Britain 2-11 France
07 March
China 6-2 Bulgaria
07 March
North Korea 5-9 Denmark
07 March
Austria 7-0 Hungary
09 March
Hungary 10-3 North Korea
09 March
Denmark 4-6 Bulgaria
09 March
France 1-7 Austria
09 March
China 12-2 Great Britain
10 March
Hungary 11-6 France
10 March
North Korea 2-9 Bulgaria
10 March
Great Britain 2-13 Denmark
10 March
China 0-3 Austria
12 March
Bulgaria 4-2 Great Britain
12 March
France 17-1 North Korea
12 March
Austria 4-2 Denmark
12 March
China 3-1 Hungary
13 March
China 10-3 France
13 March
Great Britain 1-5 North Korea
13 March
Hungary 2-2 Denmark
13 March
Austria 5-0 Bulgaria
15 March
Austria 7-2 Great Britain
15 March
Bulgaria 1-6 Hungary
15 March
France 3-5 Denmark
15 March
China 10-2 North Korea

World Championship medal tableEdit

1981 World Championships Country
Gold Flag of the Soviet Union Soviet Union
Silver Flag of Sweden Sweden
Bronze Flag of Czechoslovakia Czechoslovakia
4 Flag of Canada Canada
5 Flag of the United States United States
6 Flag of Finland Finland
7 Flag of Germany Germany
8 Flag of the Netherlands Netherlands


European Championships medal tableEdit

1981 European Championships Country
Gold Flag of the Soviet Union Soviet Union
Silver Flag of Sweden Sweden
Bronze Flag of Czechoslovakia Czechoslovakia
4 Flag of Finland Finland
5 Flag of Germany Germany
6 Flag of the Netherlands Netherlands

Team PhotosEdit

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