These events occured in 1952 in the world of ice hockey:
- World Hockey Championship
- Men's champion: Canada defeated the United States
- Stanley Cup – Detroit Red Wings win 4 games to 0 over the Montreal Canadiens
- Art Ross Memorial Trophy as the NHL's leading scorer during the regular season: Gordie Howe, Detroit Red Wings
- Hart Memorial Trophy – for the NHL's Most Valuable Player: Gordie Howe, Detroit Red Wings
- NCAA Men's Ice Hockey Championship – Michigan Wolverines defeat Colorado College Tigers 4–1 in Colorado Springs, Colorado
November 1 – Hockey Night in Canada makes its television debut on CBC. It is the oldest sports-related TV program still airing.