These events occured in 1960 in the world of ice hockey:
- The American Olympic men's ice-hockey team won the United States' first Olympic hockey gold medal with a record of 7–0–0 during the tournament.
- Art Ross Memorial Trophy as the NHL's leading scorer during the regular season: Bobby Hull, Chicago Black Hawks
- Hart Memorial Trophy for the NHL's Most Valuable Player: Gordie Howe, Detroit Red Wings
- Stanley Cup – Montreal Canadiens win 4 games to 0 over the Toronto Maple Leafs
- World Hockey Championship
- Men's champion: United States is crushed by Canada
- NCAA Men's Ice Hockey Championship - University of Denver Pioneers defeat Michigan Technological University Huskies 5-3 in Boston, Massachusetts