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The 1931 Men's Ice Hockey World Championships were held between February 1 and February 8, 1931 in Krynica-Zdrój, Poland.

The University of Manitoba Grads Hockey Team represented Canada and were world champions. See 1930-31 University of Manitoba Grads.

First round[]

Four teams compete in the First round each playing one game. The winning teams advance to the Second round and the losing teams compete in the Consolation round.[1]

February 1, 1931 Czechoslovakia Flag of Czechoslovakia.png 4 – 1
(2–0, 1–1, 1–0)
Flag of Hungary with arms (state).png Hungary Krynica-Zdrój
February 1, 1931 Austria Flag of Austria.png 1 – 0 2OT
(0–0, 0–0, 0–0)
(OT: 0–0, 1–0)
Flag of Great Britain.gif United Kingdom Krynica-Zdrój


Second round[]

Eight teams compete in the Second round each playing one game. The winning teams advance to the Final round and the losing teams compete in the Third round.[1]

February 1, 1931 Canada Canadian Red Ensign 1921.png 9 – 0
(1–0, 4–0, 4–0)
Flag of France.png France Krynica-Zdrój
February 2, 1931 Flag of Czechoslovakia.png Czechoslovakia 4 – 1
(0–0, 3–0, 1–1)
Flag of Poland.png Poland Krynica-Zdrój
February 2, 1931 Sweden Flag of Sweden.png 3 – 1
(0–1, 2–0, 1–0)
Flag of Austria.png Austria Krynica-Zdrój
February 2, 1931 United States of America US flag 48 stars.png 15 – 0
(7–0, 5–0, 3–0)
Flag of Romania.gif Romania Krynica-Zdrój


Third round[]

The four losing teams from the Second round compete in the Third round each playing one game. The winning teams advance to the Final round and the losing teams compete in the Consolation round.[1]

February 3, 1931 Poland Flag of Poland.png 2 – 1 OT
(1–0, 0–0, 0–1)
(OT: 1–0)
Flag of France.png France Krynica-Zdrój
February 3, 1931 Austria Flag of Austria.png 7 – 0
(4–0, 0–0, 3–0)
Flag of Romania.gif Romania Krynica-Zdrój


Final round[]

The six participating teams played a round-robin, with the top three teams winning gold, silver and bronze respectively. Canada's University of Manitoba Grads won the tournament with a total of nine points after winning four games and tieing one.[1] Sweden's 0 – 0 tie with Canada was the first time a European team did not lose to a team representing Canada in a World Championship match. Due to a tie between Czechoslovakia and Poland in points, fourth spot was given to Poland who had more total goals scored.[1]

Team GP W T L GF GA DIF PTS
Canadian Red Ensign 1921.png Canada 5 4 1 0 15 0 +15 9:1
US flag 48 stars.png United States of America 5 4 0 1 7 3 +4 8:2
Flag of Austria.png Austria 5 2 0 3 5 13 –8 4:6
Flag of Poland.png Poland 5 1 1 3 3 6 –3 3:7
Flag of Czechoslovakia.png Czechoslovakia 5 1 1 3 2 5 –3 3:7
Flag of Sweden.png Sweden 5 1 1 3 1 6 –5 3:7
February 4, 1931 United States of America US flag 48 stars.png 2 – 1
Flag of Austria.png Austria Krynica-Zdrój
February 4, 1931 Canada Canadian Red Ensign 1921.png 2 – 0
Flag of Czechoslovakia.png Czechoslovakia Krynica-Zdrój
February 4, 1931 Poland Flag of Poland.png 2 – 0
Flag of Sweden.png Sweden Krynica-Zdrój
February 5, 1931 Czechoslovakia Flag of Czechoslovakia.png 2 – 1
Flag of Austria.png Austria Krynica-Zdrój
February 5, 1931 United States of America US flag 48 stars.png 3 – 0
Flag of Sweden.png Sweden Krynica-Zdrój
February 5, 1931 Canada Canadian Red Ensign 1921.png 3 – 0
Flag of Poland.png Poland Krynica-Zdrój
February 6, 1931 United States of America US flag 48 stars.png 1 – 0
Flag of Czechoslovakia.png Czechoslovakia Krynica-Zdrój
February 6, 1931 Canada Canadian Red Ensign 1921.png 0 – 0
Flag of Sweden.png Sweden Krynica-Zdrój
February 6, 1931 Austria Flag of Austria.png 2 – 1
Flag of Poland.png Poland Krynica-Zdrój
February 7, 1931 Sweden Flag of Sweden.png 1 – 0
Flag of Czechoslovakia.png Czechoslovakia Krynica-Zdrój
February 7, 1931 Canada Canadian Red Ensign 1921.png 8 – 0
Flag of Austria.png Austria Krynica-Zdrój
February 7, 1931 United States of America US flag 48 stars.png 1 – 0
Flag of Poland.png Poland Krynica-Zdrój
February 8, 1931 Austria Flag of Austria.png 1 – 0
Flag of Sweden.png Sweden Krynica-Zdrój
February 8, 1931 Poland Flag of Poland.png 0 – 0
Flag of Czechoslovakia.png Czechoslovakia Krynica-Zdrój
February 8, 1931 Canada Canadian Red Ensign 1921.png 2 – 0
US flag 48 stars.png United States of America Krynica-Zdrój


Consolation round[]

The four participating teams played a round-robin, with games played between February 4 to February 7. The winner Hungary won all three games, finishing with six points and earning sixth place in the overall standings.[1]

Team GP W T L GF GA DIF PTS
Flag of Hungary with arms (state).png Hungary 3 3 0 0 13 2 +11 6:0
Flag of Great Britain.gif United Kingdom 3 2 0 1 14 4 +10 4:2
Flag of France.png France 3 1 0 2 8 4 +4 2:4
Flag of Romania.gif Romania 3 0 0 3 2 27 –25 0:6
Hungary Flag of Hungary with arms (state).png 3 – 1
Flag of Great Britain.gif United Kingdom Krynica-Zdrój
France Flag of France.png 7 – 1
Flag of Romania.gif Romania Krynica-Zdrój
Hungary Flag of Hungary with arms (state).png 9 – 1
Flag of Romania.gif Romania Krynica-Zdrój
United Kingdom Flag of Great Britain.gif 2 – 1
Flag of France.png France Krynica-Zdrój
United Kingdom Flag of Great Britain.gif 11 – 0
Flag of Romania.gif Romania Krynica-Zdrój
Hungary Flag of Hungary with arms (state).png 1 – 0
Flag of France.png France Krynica-Zdrój


15th European Championship[]

The 1931 World Championship also acted simultaneously as the 15th European Championships. Austria were named champions after finishing as the highest ranked European team in the tournament in third. Second and third were awarded to Poland and Czechoslovakia respectively.[1]

Austrian winning team[]

Ranking and statistics[]

 


 1931 World Championship Winners 

Canada
5th title

Top scorer[]

  • Flag of the United States Charles Ramsay – 8 goals[1]

Canadian winning team[]

Final standings[]

The final standings of the tournament:

Gold medal icon.svg Canadian Red Ensign 1921.png Canada
Silver medal icon.svg US flag 48 stars.png United States of America
Bronze medal icon.svg Flag of Austria.png Austria
4 Flag of Poland.png Poland
5 Flag of Czechoslovakia.png Czechoslovakia
6 Flag of Sweden.png Sweden
7 Flag of Hungary with arms (state).png Hungary
8 Flag of Great Britain.gif United Kingdom
9 Flag of France.png France
10 Flag of Romania.gif Romania

Team Photos[]

References[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 1.9 Müller, Stephan (2005). International Ice Hockey Encyclopaedia 1904–2005. Germany: Books on Demand. ISBN 3833441895. 
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