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The 1961 World Ice Hockey Championships was the 28th edition of the Ice Hockey World Championships. The tournament was held in Geneva and Lausanne, Switzerland from March 1 to March 12, 1961. Canada, represented by the Trail Smoke Eaters, won their nineteenth international title. It would be the last championship for Canada in thirty-three years.[1]

World Championship Group A (Switzerland)[edit | edit source]

Final Round[edit | edit source]

Place Team Matches Won Drawn Lost Difference Points
1 Canadian Red Ensign.png Canada 7 6 1 0 45 - 11 13
2 Flag of Czechoslovakia.png Czechoslovakia 7 6 1 0 33 - 09 13
3 Flag of the Soviet Union.png Soviet Union 7 5 0 2 51 - 20 10
4 Flag of Sweden.png Sweden 7 4 0 3 33 - 27 8
5 Flag of East Germany.png East Germany 7 2 0 6 21 - 33 4
6 Flag of the United States.png United States of America 7 1 1 5 24 - 43 3
7 Flag of Finland.png Finland 7 1 1 5 19 - 43 3
8 Flag of Germany.png Federal Republic of Germany 7 0 2 5 10 - 50 2
02 March
Canada Canadian Red Ensign.png 6-1 Flag of Sweden.png Sweden
02 March
Czechoslovakia Flag of Czechoslovakia.png 6-0 Flag of Finland.png Finland
02 March
Soviet Union Flag of the Soviet Union.png 13-2 Flag of the United States.png United States of America
04 March
Czechoslovakia Flag of Czechoslovakia.png 4-1 Flag of the United States.png United States of America
04 March
Finland Flag of Finland.png 6-4 Flag of East Germany.png East Germany
04 March
Canada Canadian Red Ensign.png 9-1 Flag of Germany.png Federal Republic of Germany
04 March
Soviet Union Flag of the Soviet Union.png 6-2 Flag of Sweden.png Sweden
05 March
Canada Canadian Red Ensign.png 7-4 Flag of the United States.png United States of America
05 March
Czechoslovakia Flag of Czechoslovakia.png 6-0 Flag of Germany.png Federal Republic of Germany
05 March
Sweden Flag of Sweden.png 3-2 Flag of East Germany.png East Germany
05 March
Soviet Union Flag of the Soviet Union.png 7-3 Flag of Finland.png Finland
07 March
Sweden Flag of Sweden.png 6-4 Flag of Finland.png Finland
07 March
Czechoslovakia Flag of Czechoslovakia.png 6-4 Flag of the Soviet Union.png Soviet Union
07 March
United States of America Flag of the United States.png 4-4 Flag of Germany.png Federal Republic of Germany
07 March
Canada Canadian Red Ensign.png 5-2 Flag of East Germany.png East Germany
08 March
Sweden Flag of Sweden.png 12-1 Flag of Germany.png Federal Republic of Germany
08 March
East Germany Flag of East Germany.png 6-5 Flag of the United States.png United States of America
09 March
Soviet Union Flag of the Soviet Union.png 9-1 Flag of East Germany.png East Germany
09 March
Finland Flag of Finland.png 3-3 Flag of Germany.png Federal Republic of Germany
09 March
Canada Canadian Red Ensign.png 1-1 Flag of Czechoslovakia.png Czechoslovakia
11 March
Czechoslovakia Flag of Czechoslovakia.png 5-1 Flag of East Germany.png East Germany
11 March
Sweden Flag of Sweden.png 7-3 Flag of the United States.png United States of America
11 March
Soviet Union Flag of the Soviet Union.png 11-1 Flag of Germany.png Federal Republic of Germany
11 March
Canada Canadian Red Ensign.png 12-1 Flag of Finland.png Finland
12 March
Canada Canadian Red Ensign.png 5-1 Flag of the Soviet Union.png Soviet Union
12 March
Czechoslovakia Flag of Czechoslovakia.png 5-2 Flag of Sweden.png Sweden
12 March
United States of America Flag of the United States.png 5-2 Flag of Finland.png Finland
12 March
East Germany Flag of East Germany.png 5-0 Flag of Germany.png Federal Republic of Germany

World Championship Group B (Switzerland)[edit | edit source]

Final Round[edit | edit source]

Place Team Matches Won Drawn Lost Difference Points
9 Flag of Norway.png Norway 5 4 0 1 27 - 09 8
10 Flag of Great Britain.gif United Kingdom 5 3 2 0 21 - 11 8
11 Flag of Switzerland.png Switzerland 5 2 1 2 17 - 15 5
12 Flag of Italy.png Italy 5 2 1 2 19 - 20 5
13 Flag of Poland.png Poland 5 1 0 4 13 - 17 2
14 Flag of Austria.png Austria 5 1 0 4 10 - 35 2
03 March
Switzerland Flag of Switzerland.png 0-6 Flag of Norway.png Norway
03 March
United Kingdom Flag of Great Britain.gif 10-2 Flag of Austria.png Austria
03 March
Italy Flag of Italy.png 5-3 Flag of Poland.png Poland
05 March
Italy Flag of Italy.png 7-2 Flag of Austria.png Austria
06 March
Norway Flag of Norway.png 5-3 Flag of Poland.png Poland
06 March
Italy Flag of Italy.png 3-3 Flag of Great Britain.gif United Kingdom
06 March
Switzerland Flag of Switzerland.png 9-1 Flag of Austria.png Austria
07 March
Switzerland Flag of Switzerland.png 1-3 Flag of Poland.png Poland
09 March
United Kingdom Flag of Great Britain.gif 3-2 Flag of Poland.png Poland
09 March
Norway Flag of Norway.png 7-2 Flag of Austria.png Austria
10 March
Austria Flag of Austria.png 3-2 Flag of Poland.png Poland
10 March
Norway Flag of Norway.png 7-1 Flag of Italy.png Italy
10 March
Switzerland Flag of Switzerland.png 2-2 Flag of Great Britain.gif United Kingdom
11 March
Switzerland Flag of Switzerland.png 5-3 Flag of Italy.png Italy
12 March
United Kingdom Flag of Great Britain.gif 3-2 Flag of Norway.png Norway

World Championship Group C (Switzerland)[edit | edit source]

Final Round[edit | edit source]

Place Team Matches Won Drawn Lost Difference Points
15 Flag of Romania.svg Romania 5 5 0 0 69 - 05 10
16 Flag of France.png France 5 4 0 1 34 - 16 8
17 Flag of SFR Yugoslavia.png Yugoslavia 5 3 0 2 34 - 22 6
18 Flag of the Netherlands.png Netherlands 5 2 0 3 18 - 36 4
19 Flag of South Africa.gif South Africa 5 1 0 4 18 - 47 2
20 Flag of Belgium.gif Belgium 5 0 0 5 09 - 56 0
03 March
France Flag of France.png 7-3 Flag of the Netherlands.png Netherlands
03 March
Romania Flag of Romania.svg 22-1 Flag of Belgium.gif Belgium
03 March
Yugoslavia Flag of SFR Yugoslavia.png 12-3 Flag of South Africa.gif South Africa
04 March
Yugoslavia Flag of SFR Yugoslavia.png 9-2 Flag of the Netherlands.png Netherlands
05 March
Romania Flag of Romania.svg 14-0 Flag of South Africa.gif South Africa
06 March
Netherlands Flag of the Netherlands.png 8-4 Flag of South Africa.gif South Africa
06 March
France Flag of France.png 10-0 Flag of Belgium.gif Belgium
06 March
Romania Flag of Romania.svg 12-1 Flag of SFR Yugoslavia.png Yugoslavia
07 March
France Flag of France.png 11-2 Flag of South Africa.gif South Africa
08 March
Yugoslavia Flag of SFR Yugoslavia.png 10-2 Flag of Belgium.gif Belgium
08 March
Romania Flag of Romania.svg 12-0 Flag of the Netherlands.png Netherlands
09 March
France Flag of France.png 3-2 Flag of SFR Yugoslavia.png Yugoslavia
10 March
Romania Flag of Romania.svg 9-3 Flag of France.png France
10 March
Netherlands Flag of the Netherlands.png 5-4 Flag of Belgium.gif Belgium
11 March
South Africa Flag of South Africa.gif 9-2 Flag of Belgium.gif Belgium


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