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The 1973 World Ice Hockey Championships were the 40th Ice Hockey World Championships and the 51st European Championships of ice hockey. The tournament took place in the Soviet Union from 31 March to 15 April and the games were played at the Palace of Sports of the Central Lenin Stadium in the capital, Moscow. Six teams took part in the main tournament, with each team playing each other twice. The Soviet Union took back their world title, winning all ten games on home ice, with an incredible points difference, and becoming World Champions for the twelfth time.

World Championship Group A (Soviet Union)[]

Team Games Won Drawn Lost Points difference Points
1 Flag of the Soviet Union.png Soviet Union 10 10 0 0 100 - 18 20
2 Flag of Sweden.png Sweden 10 7 1 2 53 - 23 15
3 Flag of Czechoslovakia.png Czechoslovakia 10 6 1 3 48 - 20 13
4 Flag of Finland.png Finland 10 3 1 6 24 - 39 7
5 Flag of Poland.png Poland 10 1 1 8 14 - 76 3
6 Flag of Germany.png Federal Republic of Germany 10 1 0 9 19 - 82 2

West Germany was relegated to Group B.

31 March Czechoslovakia Flag of Czechoslovakia.png 14-1
Flag of Poland.png Poland
31 March Soviet Union Flag of the Soviet Union.png 17-1
Flag of Germany.png Federal Republic of Germany
01 April Poland Flag of Poland.png 2-11
Flag of Sweden.png Sweden
01 April Finland Flag of Finland.png 8-3
Flag of Germany.png Federal Republic of Germany
02 April Sweden Flag of Sweden.png 2-0
Flag of Czechoslovakia.png Czechoslovakia
02 April Soviet Union Flag of the Soviet Union.png 8-2
Flag of Finland.png Finland
03 April Czechoslovakia Flag of Czechoslovakia.png 4-2
Flag of Germany.png Federal Republic of Germany
03 April Soviet Union Flag of the Soviet Union.png 9-3
Flag of Poland.png Poland
04 April Federal Republic of Germany Flag of Germany.png 2-8
Flag of Sweden.png Sweden
04 April Poland Flag of Poland.png 0-5
Flag of Finland.png Finland
05 April Finland Flag of Finland.png 2-3
Flag of Sweden.png Sweden
05 April Soviet Union Flag of the Soviet Union.png 3-2
Flag of Czechoslovakia.png Czechoslovakia
06 April Poland Flag of Poland.png 2-4
Flag of Germany.png Federal Republic of Germany
07 April Finland Flag of Finland.png 2-4
Flag of Czechoslovakia.png Czechoslovakia
07 April Soviet Union Flag of the Soviet Union.png 6-1
Flag of Sweden.png Sweden
08 April Poland Flag of Poland.png 1-4
Flag of Czechoslovakia.png Czechoslovakia
08 April Federal Republic of Germany Flag of Germany.png 2-18
Flag of the Soviet Union.png Soviet Union
09 April Sweden Flag of Sweden.png 7-0
Flag of Poland.png Poland
09 April Finland Flag of Finland.png 2-1
Flag of Germany.png Federal Republic of Germany
10 April Czechoslovakia Flag of Czechoslovakia.png 3-3
Flag of Sweden.png Sweden
10 April Soviet Union Flag of the Soviet Union.png 9-1
Flag of Finland.png Finland
11 April Federal Republic of Germany Flag of Germany.png 2-7
Flag of Czechoslovakia.png Czechoslovakia
11 April Soviet Union Flag of the Soviet Union.png 20-0
Flag of Poland.png Poland
12 April Sweden Flag of Sweden.png 12-1
Flag of Germany.png Federal Republic of Germany
12 April Finland Flag of Finland.png 1-1
Flag of Poland.png Poland
13 April Sweden Flag of Sweden.png 2-1
Flag of Finland.png Finland
13 April Soviet Union Flag of the Soviet Union.png 4-2
Flag of Czechoslovakia.png Czechoslovakia
14 April Federal Republic of Germany Flag of Germany.png 1-4
Flag of Poland.png Poland
15 April Czechoslovakia Flag of Czechoslovakia.png 8-0
Flag of Finland.png Finland
15 April Soviet Union Flag of the Soviet Union.png 6-4
Flag of Sweden.png Sweden

World Championship Group B (Austria)[]

Played in Graz, March 22nd to the 31st.

Team Games Won Drawn Lost Points difference Points
7 Flag of East Germany.png East Germany 7 7 0 0 56 - 21 14
8 Flag of the United States.png United States of America 7 5 1 1 52 - 23 11
9 Flag of SFR Yugoslavia.png Yugoslavia 7 4 2 1 36 - 22 10
10 Flag of Romania (1965-1989).png Romania 7 4 1 2 24 - 20 9
11 Flag of Austria.png Austria 7 2 0 5 21 - 44 4
12 Flag of Japan.gif Japan 7 2 0 5 23 - 28 4
13 Flag of Switzerland.png Switzerland 7 2 0 5 26 - 44 4
14 Flag of Italy.png Italy 7 0 0 7 18 - 54 0

East Germany was promoted to Group A, both Switzerland and Italy were relegated to group C. Rating Austria, Japan and Switzerland against each other head to head, they each had two points, Austria had a goal differential of +2, Japan +1, and Switzerland -2.

22 March United States of America Flag of the United States.png 6-4
Flag of Japan.gif Japan
22 March East Germany Flag of East Germany.png 6-4
Flag of SFR Yugoslavia.png Yugoslavia
22 March Switzerland Flag of Switzerland.png 4-3
Flag of Italy.png Italy
22 March Austria Flag of Austria.png 2-4
Flag of Romania (1965-1989).png Romania
23 March Yugoslavia Flag of SFR Yugoslavia.png 6-6
Flag of the United States.png United States of America
23 March Austria Flag of Austria.png 6-5
Flag of Italy.png Italy
24 March Romania Flag of Romania (1965-1989).png 3-0
Flag of Japan.gif Japan
24 March East Germany Flag of East Germany.png 8-5
Flag of Switzerland.png Switzerland
25 March United States of America Flag of the United States.png 4-6
Flag of East Germany.png East Germany
25 March Italy Flag of Italy.png 2-5
Flag of Romania (1965-1989).png Romania
25 March Yugoslavia Flag of SFR Yugoslavia.png 6-0
Flag of Switzerland.png Switzerland
25 March Austria Flag of Austria.png 2-4
Flag of Japan.gif Japan
26 March United States of America Flag of the United States.png 11-0
Flag of Italy.png Italy
26 March Austria Flag of Austria.png 1-6
Flag of SFR Yugoslavia.png Yugoslavia
27 March Japan Flag of Japan.gif 4-5
Flag of Switzerland.png Switzerland
27 March East Germany Flag of East Germany.png 4-2
Flag of Romania (1965-1989).png Romania
28 March East Germany Flag of East Germany.png 5-3
Flag of Japan.gif Japan
28 March Romania Flag of Romania (1965-1989).png 5-4
Flag of Switzerland.png Switzerland
28 March Yugoslavia Flag of SFR Yugoslavia.png 8-4
Flag of Italy.png Italy
28 March Austria Flag of Austria.png 0-9
Flag of the United States.png United States of America
30 March United States of America Flag of the United States.png 6-3
Flag of Romania (1965-1989).png Romania
30 March Yugoslavia Flag of SFR Yugoslavia.png 4-3
Flag of Japan.gif Japan
30 March Italy Flag of Italy.png 1-15
Flag of East Germany.png East Germany
30 March Austria Flag of Austria.png 8-4
Flag of Switzerland.png Switzerland
31 March Italy Flag of Italy.png 3-5
Flag of Japan.gif Japan
31 March Switzerland Flag of Switzerland.png 4-10
Flag of the United States.png United States of America
31 March Yugoslavia Flag of SFR Yugoslavia.png 2-2
Flag of Romania (1965-1989).png Romania
31 March Austria Flag of Austria.png 2-12
Flag of East Germany.png East Germany

World Championship Group C (Netherlands)[]

Played in Nimègue, Utrecht, Tilburg and The Hague, from March 9th to the 18th.

Team Games Won Drawn Lost Points difference Points
15 Flag of Norway.png Norway 7 7 0 0 53 - 14 14
16 Flag of the Netherlands.png Netherlands 7 5 0 2 52 - 21 10
17 Flag of Hungary (1957-1989).png Hungary 7 5 0 2 44 - 24 10
18 Flag of Bulgaria (1971-1990).png Bulgaria 7 3 1 3 29 - 28 7
19 Flag of China.gif China 7 2 2 3 21 - 28 6
20 Flag of France.png France 7 3 0 4 23 - 29 6
21 Flag of Denmark.png Denmark 7 0 2 5 22 - 58 2
22 Flag of Great Britain.gif United Kingdom 7 0 1 6 18 - 60 1

Norway and the Netherlands were promoted to Group B.

09 March China Flag of China.gif 3-3
Flag of Denmark.png Denmark
09 March Hungary Flag of Hungary (1957-1989).png 9-0
Flag of Great Britain.gif United Kingdom
09 March Norway Flag of Norway.png 4-3
Flag of Bulgaria (1971-1990).png Bulgaria
09 March Netherlands Flag of the Netherlands.png 2-4
Flag of France.png France
10 March China Flag of China.gif 3-3
Flag of Bulgaria (1971-1990).png Bulgaria
10 March France Flag of France.png 3-1
Flag of Great Britain.gif United Kingdom
10 March Norway Flag of Norway.png 14-2
Flag of Denmark.png Denmark
10 March Netherlands Flag of the Netherlands.png 5-3
Flag of Hungary (1957-1989).png Hungary
12 March Norway Flag of Norway.png 4-0
Flag of China.gif China
12 March Bulgaria Flag of Bulgaria (1971-1990).png 2-1
Flag of Denmark.png Denmark
12 March Hungary Flag of Hungary (1957-1989).png 7-1
Flag of France.png France
12 March Netherlands Flag of the Netherlands.png 13-3
Flag of Great Britain.gif United Kingdom
13 March France Flag of France.png 6-3
Flag of Denmark.png Denmark
13 March Norway Flag of Norway.png 11-3
Flag of Great Britain.gif United Kingdom
13 March Hungary Flag of Hungary (1957-1989).png 9-6
Flag of China.gif China
13 March Netherlands Flag of the Netherlands.png 8-5
Flag of Bulgaria (1971-1990).png Bulgaria
15 March China Flag of China.gif 2-1
Flag of France.png France
15 March Bulgaria Flag of Bulgaria (1971-1990).png 9-2
Flag of Great Britain.gif United Kingdom
15 March Norway Flag of Norway.png 6-0
Flag of Hungary (1957-1989).png Hungary
15 March Netherlands Flag of the Netherlands.png 14-0
Flag of Denmark.png Denmark
16 March Norway Flag of Norway.png 8-3
Flag of France.png France
16 March Hungary Flag of Hungary (1957-1989).png 5-1
Flag of Bulgaria (1971-1990).png Bulgaria
16 March United Kingdom Flag of Great Britain.gif 8-8
Flag of Denmark.png Denmark
16 March Netherlands Flag of the Netherlands.png 7-0
Flag of China.gif China
18 March China Flag of China.gif 7-1
Flag of Great Britain.gif United Kingdom
18 March Bulgaria Flag of Bulgaria (1971-1990).png 6-5
Flag of France.png France
18 March Hungary Flag of Hungary (1957-1989).png 11-5
Flag of Denmark.png Denmark
18 March Netherlands Flag of the Netherlands.png 3-6
Flag of Norway.png Norway

World Championship Medal Table[]

1973 World Championships Country
Gold Flag of the Soviet Union.png Soviet Union
Silver Flag of Sweden.png Sweden
Bronze Flag of Czechoslovakia.png Czechoslovakia
4 Flag of Finland.png Finland
5 Flag of Poland.png Poland
6 Flag of Germany.png Germany

European Championship medal table[]

1973 European Championships Country
Gold Flag of the Soviet Union.png Soviet Union
Silver Flag of Sweden.png Sweden
Bronze Flag of Czechoslovakia.png Czechoslovakia
4 Flag of Finland.png Finland
5 Flag of Poland.png Poland
6 Flag of Germany.png Germany

Team Photos[]

References[]

  • Complete results
  • Duplacey, James (1998). Total Hockey: The official encyclopedia of the National Hockey League. Total Sports, 498–528. ISBN 0-8362-7114-9. 
  • Podnieks, Andrew (2010). IIHF Media Guide & Record Book 2011. Moydart Press, 143. 
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