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The 1974 Ice Hockey World Championships were the 41st Ice Hockey World Championships and the 52nd European Championships in ice hockey. The tournament took place in Finland from 5 April to 20 April and the games were played in the capital, Helsinki. Six teams took part in the main tournament, all playing each other twice. The Soviet Union won the world championships for the 13th time, and also won their 16th European title. For the first time in ice hockey World Championship history, two players were suspended for doping. They were the Swede Ulf Nilsson and the Finn Stig Wetzell who tested positive for the forbidden substance ephedrine. Both players were suspended for the rest of the tournament. Nilsson tested positive after Sweden's game against Poland, which Sweden won 4-1. The game was awarded to Poland as a 5-0 walkover. The Finn, Wetzell, tested positive after Finland's match against Czechoslovakia, which Finland won 5-2, which was also awarded to Czechoslovakia as a 5-0 walkover.

World Championship Group A (Finland)[]

Team Games Won Drawn Lost Points difference Points
1 Flag of the Soviet Union.png Soviet Union 10 9 0 1 64 - 18 18
2 Flag of Czechoslovakia.png Czechoslovakia 10 7 0 3 57 - 20 14
3 Flag of Sweden.png Sweden 10 5 1 4 38 - 24 11
4 Flag of Finland Finland 10 4 2 4 34 - 39 10
5 Flag of Poland Poland 10 1 2 7 22 - 64 4
6 Flag of East Germany.png East Germany 10 1 1 8 19 - 82 3

East Germany was very unlucky to be relegated to Group B, Poland's only win was the awarded default for a doping violation against Sweden.

05 April Czechoslovakia Flag of Czechoslovakia.png 8-0
Flag of Poland.png Poland
05 April Soviet Union Flag of the Soviet Union.png 5-0
Flag of East Germany.png East Germany
06 April Poland Flag of Poland.png 5-0 (1-4)
Flag of Sweden.png Sweden
06 April Finland Flag of Finland.png 7-3
Flag of East Germany.png East Germany
07 April Sweden Flag of Sweden.png 2-3
Flag of Czechoslovakia.png Czechoslovakia
07 April Finland Flag of Finland.png 1-7
Flag of the Soviet Union.png Soviet Union
08 April Czechoslovakia Flag of Czechoslovakia.png 8-0
Flag of East Germany.png East Germany
08 April Soviet Union Flag of the Soviet Union.png 8-3
Flag of Poland.png Poland
09 April East Germany Flag of East Germany.png 1-10
Flag of Sweden.png Sweden
09 April Finland Flag of Finland.png 2-2
Flag of Poland.png Poland
10 April Czechoslovakia Flag of Czechoslovakia.png 7-2
Flag of the Soviet Union.png Soviet Union
10 April Finland Flag of Finland.png 3-3
Flag of Sweden.png Sweden
11 April Poland Flag of Poland.png 3-5
Flag of East Germany.png East Germany
12 April Finland Flag of Finland.png 0-5 (5-2)
Flag of Czechoslovakia.png Czechoslovakia
12 April Sweden Flag of Sweden.png 1-3
Flag of the Soviet Union.png Soviet Union
13 April Poland Flag of Poland.png 3-12
Flag of Czechoslovakia.png Czechoslovakia
13 April East Germany Flag of East Germany.png 3-10
Flag of the Soviet Union.png Soviet Union
14 April Sweden Flag of Sweden.png 3-1
Flag of Poland.png Poland
14 April Finland Flag of Finland.png 7-1
Flag of East Germany.png East Germany
15 April Czechoslovakia Flag of Czechoslovakia.png 0-3
Flag of Sweden.png Sweden
15 April Soviet Union Flag of the Soviet Union.png 6-1
Flag of Finland.png Finland
16 April East Germany Flag of East Germany.png 2-9
Flag of Czechoslovakia.png Czechoslovakia
16 April Poland Flag of Poland.png 0-17
Flag of the Soviet Union.png Soviet Union
17 April Sweden Flag of Sweden.png 9-3
Flag of East Germany.png East Germany
17 April Finland Flag of Finland.png 6-2
Flag of Poland.png Poland
18 April Soviet Union Flag of the Soviet Union.png 3-1
Flag of Czechoslovakia.png Czechoslovakia
18 April Finland Flag of Finland.png 2-6
Flag of Sweden.png Sweden
19 April East Germany Flag of East Germany.png 3-3
Flag of Poland.png Poland
20 April Finland Flag of Finland.png 5-4
Flag of Czechoslovakia.png Czechoslovakia
20 April Soviet Union Flag of the Soviet Union.png 3-1
Flag of Sweden.png Sweden

World Championship Group B (Yugoslavia)[]

Played in Ljubljana March 21-30.

Team Games Won Drawn Lost Points difference Points
7 Flag of the United States.png United States of America 7 7 0 0 40 - 14 14
8 Flag of SFR Yugoslavia.png Yugoslavia 7 4 2 1 41 - 27 10
9 Flag of Germany.png Federal Republic of Germany 7 5 0 2 34 - 28 10
10 Flag of Japan.gif Japan 7 4 0 3 31 - 31 8
11 Flag of the Netherlands.png Netherlands 7 2 1 4 33 - 37 5
12 Flag of Romania (1965-1989).png Romania 7 2 1 4 30 - 29 5
13 Flag of Norway.png Norway 7 1 1 5 18 - 31 3
14 Flag of Austria.png Austria 7 0 1 6 12 - 42 1

The USA was promoted to Group A, and bothe Norway and Austria were relegated to Group C.

21 March United States of America Flag of the United States.png 7-4
Flag of Japan.gif Japan
21 March Federal Republic of Germany Flag of Germany.png 7-4
Flag of Norway.png Norway
21 March Romania Flag of Romania (1965-1989).png 5-7
Flag of the Netherlands.png Netherlands
21 March Yugoslavia Flag of SFR Yugoslavia.png 10-3
Flag of Austria.png Austria
22 March Netherlands Flag of the Netherlands.png 7-0
Flag of Norway.png Norway
22 March Yugoslavia Flag of SFR Yugoslavia.png 0-5
Flag of the United States.png United States of America
23 March Romania Flag of Romania (1965-1989).png 10-1
Flag of Austria.png Austria
23 March Federal Republic of Germany Flag of Germany.png 6-1
Flag of Japan.gif Japan
24 March United States of America Flag of the United States.png 5-3
Flag of Norway.png Norway
24 March Federal Republic of Germany Flag of Germany.png 4-2
Flag of Austria.png Austria
24 March Netherlands Flag of the Netherlands.png 5-8
Flag of Japan.gif Japan
24 March Yugoslavia Flag of SFR Yugoslavia.png 3-3
Flag of Romania (1965-1989).png Romania
25 March United States of America Flag of the United States.png 7-4
Flag of the Netherlands.png Netherlands
25 March Yugoslavia Flag of SFR Yugoslavia.png 4-4
Flag of Norway.png Norway
26 March Japan Flag of Japan.gif 4-3
Flag of Austria.png Austria
26 March Federal Republic of Germany Flag of Germany.png 6-3
Flag of Romania (1965-1989).png Romania
27 March Federal Republic of Germany Flag of Germany.png 5-3
Flag of the Netherlands.png Netherlands
27 March United States of America Flag of the United States.png 6-0
Flag of Austria.png Austria
27 March Romania Flag of Romania (1965-1989).png 4-1
Flag of Norway.png Norway
27 March Yugoslavia Flag of SFR Yugoslavia.png 5-4
Flag of Japan.gif Japan
29 March United States of America Flag of the United States.png 5-1
Flag of Romania (1965-1989).png Romania
29 March Austria Flag of Austria.png 3-3
Flag of the Netherlands.png Netherlands
29 March Japan Flag of Japan.gif 4-1
Flag of Norway.png Norway
29 March Yugoslavia Flag of SFR Yugoslavia.png 10-4
Flag of Germany.png Federal Republic of Germany
30 March Austria Flag of Austria.png 0-5
Flag of Norway.png Norway
30 March Romania Flag of Romania (1965-1989).png 4-6
Flag of Japan.gif Japan
30 March Federal Republic of Germany Flag of Germany.png 2-5
Flag of the United States.png United States of America
30 March Yugoslavia Flag of SFR Yugoslavia.png 9-4
Flag of the Netherlands.png Netherlands

World Championship Group C (France)[]

Played in Grenoble, Gap and Lyon, March 8-17. This was North Korea's first World Championship.

Team Games Won Drawn Lost Points difference Points
15 Flag of Switzerland.png Switzerland 7 6 0 1 63 - 04 12
16 Flag of Italy.png Italy 7 5 1 1 42 - 11 11
17 Flag of Bulgaria (1971-1990).png Bulgaria 7 4 1 2 39 - 18 9
18 Flag of Hungary (1957-1989).png Hungary 7 3 3 1 28 - 22 9
19 Flag of France.png France 7 4 0 3 34 - 25 8
20 Flag of China.gif China 7 1 2 4 16 - 38 4
21 Flag of Australia.jpg Australia 7 1 0 6 13 - 74 2
22 Flag of North Korea.gif North Korea 7 0 1 6 12 - 65 1

Switzerland and Italy were promoted to Group B.

08 March Italy Flag of Italy.png 11-2
Flag of North Korea.gif North Korea
08 March France Flag of France.png 2-5
Flag of Bulgaria (1971-1990).png Bulgaria
08 March Switzerland Flag of Switzerland.png 13-0
Flag of China.gif China
08 March Hungary Flag of Hungary (1957-1989).png 11-2
Flag of Australia.jpg Australia
09 March Switzerland Flag of Switzerland.png 20-0
Flag of Australia.jpg Australia
09 March China Flag of China.gif 2-2
Flag of Hungary (1957-1989).png Hungary
09 March France Flag of France.png 12-4
Flag of North Korea.gif North Korea
09 March Italy Flag of Italy.png 3-2
Flag of Bulgaria (1971-1990).png Bulgaria
11 March Bulgaria Flag of Bulgaria (1971-1990).png 10-0
Flag of North Korea.gif North Korea
11 March France Flag of France.png 1-4
Flag of Italy.png Italy
11 March Hungary Flag of Hungary (1957-1989).png 2-1
Flag of Switzerland.png Switzerland
11 March China Flag of China.gif 8-3
Flag of Australia.jpg Australia
12 March France Flag of France.png 10-0
Flag of Australia.jpg Australia
12 March Bulgaria Flag of Bulgaria (1971-1990).png 5-5
Flag of Hungary (1957-1989).png Hungary
12 March Switzerland Flag of Switzerland.png 15-0
Flag of North Korea.gif North Korea
12 March Italy Flag of Italy.png 5-1
Flag of China.gif China
14 March Switzerland Flag of Switzerland.png 4-0
Flag of Bulgaria (1971-1990).png Bulgaria
14 March North Korea Flag of North Korea.gif 3-2
Flag of China.gif China
14 March Italy Flag of Italy.png 13-0
Flag of Australia.jpg Australia
14 March France Flag of France.png 6-4
Flag of Hungary (1957-1989).png Hungary
15 March Hungary Flag of Hungary (1957-1989).png 10-2
Flag of North Korea.gif North Korea
15 March Switzerland Flag of Switzerland.png 4-2
Flag of Italy.png Italy
15 March Bulgaria Flag of Bulgaria (1971-1990).png 11-4
Flag of Australia.jpg Australia
15 March France Flag of France.png 6-2
Flag of China.gif China
17 March Australia Flag of Australia.jpg 4-1
Flag of North Korea.gif North Korea
17 March Italy Flag of Italy.png 4-4
Flag of Hungary (1957-1989).png Hungary
17 March Bulgaria Flag of Bulgaria (1971-1990).png 6-0
Flag of China.gif China
17 March France Flag of France.png 0-6
Flag of Switzerland.png Switzerland

World Championship medal table[]

1974 World Championships Country
Gold Flag of the Soviet Union.png Soviet Union
Silver Flag of Czechoslovakia.png Czechoslovakia
Bronze Flag of Sweden.png Sweden
4 Flag of Finland.png Finland
5 Flag of Poland.png Poland
6 Flag of East Germany.png East Germany

European Championship medal table[]

1974 European Championships Country
Gold Flag of the Soviet Union.png Soviet Union
Silver Flag of Czechoslovakia.png Czechoslovakia
Bronze Flag of Sweden.png Sweden
4 Flag of Finland.png Finland
5 Flag of Poland.png Poland
6 Flag of East Germany.png East Germany

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, 143–4. 
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