The 14th Ice Hockey World Championship and 25th European Championship was the first after the Second World War. It was held from 15 to 23 February 1947 in Prague, Czechoslovakia. Eight teams participated, but it was missing the reigning world champion, Canada. The world champion was decided for the first time by round robin league play. Czechoslovakia won the world championship for the first time and the European championship for the seventh time.
It was the first World Championship to use the recently-adopted centre red line.
1947 World Ice Hockey Championships (Prague, Czechoslovakia)
|15. February 1947||Prague||Austria||–||Poland||10:2 (3:1,2:1,5:0)|
|15. February 1947||Prague||Czechoslovakia||–||Romania||23:1 (4:0,7:1,12:0)|
|15. February 1947||Prague||Sweden||–||Switzerland||4:4 (2:2,1:0,1:2)|
|16. February 1947||Prague||Sweden||–||Belgium||24:1 (8:0,7:1,9:0)|
|16. February 1947||Prague||Poland||–||Romania||6:0 (2:0,1:0,3:0)|
|16. February 1947||Prague||USA||–||Switzerland||4:3 (0:0,3:2,1:1)|
|17. February 1947||Prague||Austria||–||Belgium||14:5 (2:0,6:0,6:5)|
|17. February 1947||Prague||Switzerland||–||Romania||13:3 (7:0,0:2,6:1)|
|17. February 1947||Prague||Sweden||–||USA||4:1 (1:0,2:0,1:1)|
|18. February 1947||Prague||Czechoslovakia||–||Austria||13:5 (2:3,6:0,5:2)|
|18. February 1947||Prague||USA||–||Belgium||13:2 (5:1,5:0,3:1)|
|18. February 1947||Prague||Sweden||–||Poland||5:3 (0:1,4:1,1:1)|
|19. February 1947||Prague||Austria||–||USA||6:5 (2:1,2:3,2:1)|
|19. February 1947||Prague||Sweden||–||Romania||15:3 (6:2,6:0,3:1)|
|19. February 1947||Prague||Czechoslovakia||–||Poland||12:0 (3:0,2:0,7:0)|
|19. February 1947||Prague||Switzerland||–||Belgium||12:2 (3:1,7:0,2:1)|
|20. February 1947||Prague||USA||–||Romania||15:3 (6:0,3:1,6:2)|
|20. February 1947||Prague||Poland||–||Belgium||11:1 (1:0,6:0,4:1)|
|20. February 1947||Prague||Czechoslovakia||–||Switzerland||6:1 (2:1,2:0,2:0)|
|21. February 1947||Prague||Austria||–||Romania||12:1 (2:0,5:0,5:1)|
|21. February 1947||Prague||USA||–||Poland||3:2 (1:0,1:2,1:0)|
|21. February 1947||Prague||Czechoslovakia||–||Belgium||24:0 (9:0,5:0,10:0)|
|22. February 1947||Prague||Romania||–||Belgium||6:4 (2:1,3:0,1:3)|
|22. February 1947||Prague||Switzerland||–||Austria||5:0 (3:0,0:0,2:0)|
|22. February 1947||Prague||Czechoslovakia||–||Sweden||1:2 (0:1,0:1,1:0)|
|23. February 1947||Prague||Switzerland||–||Poland||9:3 (3:1,1:0,5:2)|
|23. February 1947||Prague||Austria||–||Sweden||2:1 (1:0,0:0,1:1)|
|23. February 1947||Prague||Czechoslovakia||–||USA||6:1 (2:0,1:1,3:0)|
|1||CSR||Bohumil Modrý, Josef Jirka, Přemysl Hajný, Oldřich Němec, Josef Trousilek, František Vacovský, Jiří Macelis, Václav Rozinák, Miloslav Charouzd, Vladimír Zábrodský, Stanislav Konopásek, Vladimír Kobranov, Vladimír Bouzek, Gustav Bubník, Zdeněk Marek, František Mizera, Čeněk Picka|
Final rankings -- European Championship
The Canadian Amateur Hockey Association (CAHA) had asked the Calgary Stampeders and the Hamilton Tigers, Allan Cup finalists in the previous year, and the Winnipeg Monarchs and St. Michaels College Majors, Memorial Cup finalists in the previous year, to represent Canada. All four teams turned down the invitation because their leagues' play would suffer during their long absence.
In December the CAHA asked the junior Edmonton Canadians, who had won the Alberta junior hockey title in 1945-46 to make the trip to the World Championship. This would have marked the first time that a junior team would represent Canada. The Canadians and their league, the Edmonton City Junior League agreed.
THe CAHA did not consider this acceptable and pulled out of the championsip.
Information based on German version at http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eishockey-Weltmeisterschaft_1947