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At the 1956 Winter Olympics held in Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy, one ice hockey event was held: men's ice hockey. This tournament was also counted as IIHF World Championship and IIHF European Championship. For World Championships Pool B matches were also played between East Germany, Norway and Belgium in Berlin. Games were held at the Stadio Olympica.

Medalists[]

Gold: Silver: Bronze:
Flag of Soviet Union Soviet Union
Nikolai Puchkov
Grigory Mkrtychan
Nikolai Sologubov
Dmitry Ukolov
Ivan Tregubov
Genrikh Sidorenkov
Alfred Kuchevsky
Yevgeny Babich
Victor Shuvalov
Vsevolod Bobrov
Yuri Krylov
Alexander Uvarov
Valentin Kuzin
Yuri Pantyukhov
Alexey Guryshev
Nikolay Khlystov
Viktor Nikiforov
Flag of the United States United States
Willard Ikola
Don Rigazio
Richard Rodenheiser
Daniel McKinnon
Ed Sampson
John Matchefts
Richard Meredith
Dick Dougherty
Ken Purpur
John Mayasich
Bill Cleary
Wellington Burtnett
Wendell Anderson
Gene Campbell
Gordon Christian
Weldon Olson
John Petroske
Flag of Canada Canada
Denis Brodeur
Keith Woodall
Floyd Martin
Howie Lee
Art Hurst
Johnny McKenzie
James Logan
Paul Knox
Donald Rope
Byrle Klinck
Bill Colvin
Gerry Théberge
Alfred Horne
Charlie Brooker
George Scholes
Bob White
Ken Laufman


Preliminary round (Pool A for WC)[]

Top two teams (shaded ones) from each group earned a right to play for 1st-6th places.

Group A[]

Rank Team Pld W L T GF GA Pts
1 Canadian Red Ensign 1921.png Canada 3 3 0 0 30 1 6
2 Flag of Germany.png Germany 3 1 1 1 9 6 3
3 Flag of Italy.png Italy 3 0 1 2 5 7 2
4 Flag of Austria.png Austria 3 0 2 1 2 32 1
  • January 26
    • Canada 4-0 Germany (UTG)
    • Italy 2-2 Austria
  • January 27
    • Italy 2-2 Germany (UTG)
    • Canada 23-0 Austria
  • January 28
    • Germany (UTG) 7-0 Austria
    • Italy 1-3 Canada


Group B[]

Rank Team Pld W L T GF GA Pts
1 Flag of Czechoslovakia.png Czechoslovakia 2 2 0 0 12 6 4
2 Flag of the United States.png United States of America 2 1 1 0 7 4 2
3 Flag of Poland.png Poland 2 0 2 0 3 12 0
  • January 27
    • Czechoslovakia 4-3 USA
  • January 28
    • USA 4-0 Poland
  • January 29
    • Czechoslovakia 8-3 Poland

Group C[]

Rank Team Pld W L T GF GA Pts
1 Flag of the Soviet Union.png Soviet Union 2 2 0 0 15 4 4
2 Flag of Sweden.png Sweden 2 1 1 0 7 10 2
3 Flag of Switzerland.png Switzerland 2 0 2 0 8 16 0
  • January 27
    • USSR 5-1 Sweden
  • January 28
    • Sweden 6-5 Switzerland
  • January 29
    • USSR 10-3 Switzerland

Final round[]

Games for 1st-6th places[]

First place team wins gold, second silver and third bronze.

Rank Team Pld W L T GF GA Pts
1 Flag of the Soviet Union.png Soviet Union 5 5 0 0 25 5 10
2 Flag of the United States.png United States of America 5 4 1 0 26 12 8
3 Canadian Red Ensign 1921.png Canada 5 3 2 0 23 11 6
4 Flag of Sweden.png Sweden 5 1 3 1 10 17 3
5 Flag of Czechoslovakia.png Czechoslovakia 5 1 4 0 20 30 2
6 Flag of Germany.png Germany 5 0 4 1 6 35 1
  • January 30
    • USA 7-2 Germany (UTG)
    • Canada 6-3 Czechoslovakia
    • USSR 4-1 Sweden
  • January 31
    • USSR 8-0 Germany (UTG)
    • Sweden 5-0 Czechoslovakia
    • USA 4-1 Canada
  • February 1
    • USA 6-1 Sweden
  • February 2
    • Canada 10-0 Germany (UTG)
    • USSR 7-4 Czechoslovakia
  • February 3
    • Czechoslovakia 9-3 Germany (UTG)
    • Canada 6-2 Sweden
    • USSR 4-0 USA
  • February 4
    • USSR 2-0 Canada
    • Germany (UTG) 1-1 Sweden
    • USA 9-4 Czechoslovakia

Games for 7th-10th places[]

Rank Team Pld W L T GF GA Pts
7 Flag of Italy.png Italy 3 3 0 0 21 7 6
8 Flag of Poland.png Poland 3 2 1 0 12 10 4
9 Flag of Switzerland.png Switzerland 3 1 2 0 12 18 2
10 Flag of Austria.png Austria 3 0 3 0 9 19 0
  • January 31
    • Switzerland 7-4 Austria
  • February 1
    • Poland 6-2 Switzerland
    • Italy 8-2 Austria
  • February 2
    • Italy 8-3 Switzerland
    • Poland 4-3 Austria
  • February 3
    • Italy 5-2 Poland

Leading scorers[]

Rk Team GP G A Pts
1 Flag of Canada James Logan 8 7 5 12
1 Flag of Canada Paul Knox 8 7 5 12
3 Flag of Soviet Union Vsevolod Bobrov 7 9 2 11
3 Flag of Canada Gerry Theberge 8 9 2 11
5 Flag of Canada Jack McKenzie 8 7 4 11
6 Flag of the United States John Mayasich 7 7 3 10
6 Flag of Soviet Union Alexey Guryshev 7 3 3 10
8 Flag of Czechoslovakia Vlastimil Bubník 7 5 4 9
9 Flag of Canada George Scholes 8 5 3 8
10 Flag of Soviet Union Victor Shuvalov 7 5 2 7

Final ranking[]

  1. Flag of the Soviet Union.png Soviet Union
  2. Flag of the United States.png United States of America
  3. Flag of Canada Canada
  4. Flag of Sweden.png Sweden
  5. Flag of Czechoslovakia.png Czechoslovakia
  6. Flag of Germany.png Germany
  7. Flag of Italy.png Italy
  8. Flag of Poland.png Poland
  9. Flag of Switzerland.png Switzerland
  10. Flag of Austria.png Austria


Team Photos[]

References[]

See Also[]



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