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The 1979 Ice Hockey World Championships took place at the Palace of Sports of the Central Lenin Stadium in Moscow, Soviet Union from April 14 to 27. Eight teams took part, with the first round split into two groups of four, and the best two from each group advancing to the final group. The four best teams then played each other twice in the final round. This was the 46th World Championship and at the same time, the 57th ice hockey European Championship.

World Championship Group A (Soviet Union)[edit | edit source]

First Round[edit | edit source]

Group 1[edit | edit source]

Team Games Won Drawn Lost Points difference Points
1 Flag of Soviet Union Soviet Union 3 3 0 0 19 - 05 6
2 Flag of Sweden Sweden 3 2 0 1 16 - 17 4
3 Flag of West Germany West Germany 3 0 1 2 08 - 13 1
4 Flag of Poland Poland 3 0 1 2 08 - 16 1
14 April
Soviet Union Flag of the Soviet Union.png 7-0 Flag of Poland.png Poland
14 April
Sweden Flag of Sweden.png 7-3 Flag of Germany.png Federal Republic of Germany
15 April
Sweden Flag of Sweden.png 6-5 Flag of Poland.png Poland
15 April
Soviet Union Flag of the Soviet Union.png 3-2 Flag of Germany.png Federal Republic of Germany
17 April
Federal Republic of Germany Flag of Germany.png 3-3 Flag of Poland.png Poland
17 April
Soviet Union Flag of the Soviet Union.png 9-3 Flag of Sweden.png Sweden

Group 2[edit | edit source]

Team Games Won Drawn Lost Points difference Points
1 Flag of Czechoslovakia Czechoslovakia 3 2 1 0 11 - 03 5
2 Flag of Canada Canada 3 2 0 1 12 - 11 4
3 Flag of the United States United States 3 0 2 1 06 - 09 2
4 Flag of Finland Finland 3 0 1 2 05 - 11 1
14 April
Canada Flag of Canada.png 6-3 Flag of the United States.png United States of America
14 April
Czechoslovakia Flag of Czechoslovakia.png 5-0 Flag of Finland.png Finland
15 April
Czechoslovakia Flag of Czechoslovakia.png 4-1 Flag of Canada.png Canada
15 April
United States of America Flag of the United States.png 1-1 Flag of Finland.png Finland
17 April
Canada Flag of Canada.png 5-4 Flag of Finland.png Finland
17 April
Czechoslovakia Flag of Czechoslovakia.png 2-2 Flag of the United States.png United States of America

Final Round[edit | edit source]

Team Games Won Drawn Lost Points difference Points
1 Flag of Soviet Union Soviet Union 6 6 0 0 51 - 12 12
2 Flag of Czechoslovakia Czechoslovakia 6 3 1 2 25 - 30 7
3 Flag of Sweden Sweden 6 1 1 4 20 - 38 3
4 Flag of Canada Canada 6 1 0 5 20 - 36 2
19 April
Soviet Union Flag of the Soviet Union.png 5-2 Flag of Canada.png Canada
19 April
Czechoslovakia Flag of Czechoslovakia.png 3-3 Flag of Sweden.png Sweden
21 April
Sweden Flag of Sweden.png 5-2 Flag of Canada.png Canada
21 April
Soviet Union Flag of the Soviet Union.png 11-1 Flag of Czechoslovakia.png Czechoslovakia
23 April
Czechoslovakia Flag of Czechoslovakia.png 10-6 Flag of Canada.png Canada
23 April
Soviet Union Flag of the Soviet Union.png 11-3 Flag of Sweden.png Sweden
25 April
Soviet Union Flag of the Soviet Union.png 9-2 Flag of Canada.png Canada
25 April
Czechoslovakia Flag of Czechoslovakia.png 6-3 Flag of Sweden.png Sweden
27 April
Canada Flag of Canada.png 6-3 Flag of Sweden.png Sweden
27 April
Soviet Union Flag of the Soviet Union.png 6-1 Flag of Czechoslovakia.png Czechoslovakia

Consolation Round[edit | edit source]

Team Games Won Drawn Lost Points difference Points
5 Flag of Finland Finland 6 4 1 1 23 - 17 9
6 Flag of West Germany West Germany 6 3 1 2 27 - 21 7
7 Flag of the United States United States 6 2 2 2 22 - 20 6
8 Flag of Poland Poland 6 0 2 4 15 - 29 2
18 April
Poland Flag of Poland.png 5-5 Flag of the United States.png United States of America
18 April
Finland Flag of Finland.png 5-2 Flag of Germany.png Federal Republic of Germany
20 April
Poland Flag of Poland.png 4-3 Flag of Finland.png Finland
20 April
Federal Republic of Germany Flag of Germany.png 6-3 Flag of the United States.png United States of America
22 April
United States of America Flag of the United States.png 6-2 Flag of Finland.png Finland
22 April
Federal Republic of Germany Flag of Germany.png 8-1 Flag of Poland.png Poland
24 April
United States of America Flag of the United States.png 5-1 Flag of Poland.png Poland
24 April
Finland Flag of Finland.png 7-3 Flag of Germany.png Federal Republic of Germany
26 April
Finland Flag of Finland.png 4-2 Flag of Poland.png Poland
26 April
Federal Republic of Germany Flag of Germany.png 5-2 Flag of Poland.png Poland

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

First Round[edit | edit source]

Group 1[edit | edit source]

Team Games Won Drawn Lost Points difference Points
1 Flag of East Germany East Germany 4 4 0 0 30 - 06 8
2 Flag of Romania Romania 4 2 1 1 22 - 16 5
3 Flag of Austria Austria 4 2 1 1 15 - 20 5
4 Flag of Denmark Denmark 4 1 0 3 08 - 18 2
5 Flag of Hungary Hungary 4 0 0 4 10 - 25 0
16 March
Hungary Flag of Hungary.png 2-10 Flag of East Germany.png East Germany
16 March
Romania Flag of Romania.svg 7-7 Flag of Austria.png Austria
17 March
Austria Flag of Austria.png 4-3 Flag of Hungary.png Hungary
17 March
Denmark Flag of Denmark.png 1-9 Flag of East Germany.png East Germany
18 March
Romania Flag of Romania.svg 4-1 Flag of Denmark.png Denmark
19 March
Romania Flag of Romania.svg 8-4 Flag of Hungary.png Hungary
19 March
Austria Flag of Austria.png 0-7 Flag of East Germany.png East Germany
20 March
Hungary Flag of Hungary.png 1-3 Flag of Denmark.png Denmark
21 March
Austria Flag of Austria.png 4-3 Flag of Denmark.png Denmark
21 March
Romania Flag of Romania.svg 3-4 Flag of East Germany.png East Germany

Group 2[edit | edit source]

Team Games Won Drawn Lost Points difference Points
1 Flag of Netherlands Netherlands 4 4 0 0 29 - 08 8
2 Flag of Norway Norway 4 3 0 1 16 - 13 6
3 Flag of Switzerland Switzerland 4 2 0 2 13 - 17 4
4 Flag of Japan Japan 4 1 0 3 20 - 17 2
5 Flag of China China 4 0 0 4 08 - 31 0
16 March
Norway Flag of Norway.png 5-1 Flag of Switzerland.png Switzerland
16 March
Japan Flag of Japan.gif 5-6 Flag of the Netherlands.png Netherlands
17 March
Netherlands Flag of the Netherlands.png 8-1 Flag of Norway.png Norway
17 March
China Flag of China.gif 4-6 Flag of Switzerland.png Switzerland
18 March
Japan Flag of Japan.gif 9-3 Flag of China.gif China
19 March
Japan Flag of Japan.gif 3-4 Flag of Norway.png Norway
19 March
Netherlands Flag of the Netherlands.png 5-2 Flag of Switzerland.png Switzerland
20 March
Norway Flag of Norway.png 6-1 Flag of China.gif China
21 March
Netherlands Flag of the Netherlands.png 10-0 Flag of China.gif China
21 March
Japan Flag of Japan.gif 3-4 Flag of Switzerland.png Switzerland

Final Round[edit | edit source]

Team Games Won Drawn Lost Points difference Points
9 Flag of Netherlands Netherlands 3 3 0 0 15 - 06 6
10 Flag of East Germany East Germany 3 2 0 1 16 - 09 4
11 Flag of Romania Romania 3 1 0 2 08 - 09 2
12 Flag of Norway Norway 3 0 0 3 05 - 20 0
23 March
East Germany Flag of East Germany.png 9-2 Flag of Norway.png Norway
23 March
Romania Flag of Romania.svg 2-3 Flag of the Netherlands.png Netherlands
24 March
East Germany Flag of East Germany.png 3-4 Flag of the Netherlands.png Netherlands
24 March
Romania Flag of Romania.svg 3-2 Flag of Norway.png Norway

Consolation Round[edit | edit source]

Team Games Won Drawn Lost Points difference Points
13 Flag of Switzerland Switzerland 3 3 0 0 14 - 06 6
14 Flag of Japan Japan 3 2 0 1 17 - 10 4
15 Flag of Austria Austria 3 1 0 2 08 - 13 2
16 Flag of Denmark Denmark 3 0 0 3 08 - 18 0
23 March
Denmark Flag of Denmark.png 1-3 Flag of Switzerland.png Switzerland
23 March
Austria Flag of Austria.png 2-3 Flag of Japan.gif Japan
24 March
Denmark Flag of Denmark.png 4-11 Flag of Japan.gif Japan
24 March
Austria Flag of Austria.png 2-7 Flag of Switzerland.png Switzerland
Team Games Won Drawn Lost Points difference Points
17 Flag of Hungary Hungary 4 0 0 4 10 - 25 0
18 Flag of China China 4 0 0 4 08 - 31 0

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

Team Games Won Drawn Lost Points difference Points
19 Flag of SFR Yugoslavia.png Yugoslavia 7 7 0 0 83 - 10 14
20 Flag of Italy.png Italy 7 6 0 1 64 - 17 12
21 Flag of France.png France 7 5 0 2 59 - 27 10
22 Flag of Bulgaria.png Bulgaria 7 4 0 3 35 - 28 8
23 Flag of Great Britain.gif United Kingdom 7 2 0 5 23 - 68 4
24 Flag of Spain.gif Spain 7 2 0 5 25 - 48 4
25 Flag of Korea.gif South Korea 7 1 1 5 16 - 67 3
26 Flag of Australia.jpg Australia 7 0 1 6 13 - 53 1
16 March
Spain Flag of Spain.gif 7-1 Flag of Korea.gif South Korea
16 March
Bulgaria Flag of Bulgaria.png 0-3 Flag of France.png France
16 March
United Kingdom Flag of Great Britain.gif 0-12 Flag of Italy.png Italy
16 March
Australia Flag of Australia.jpg 0-10 Flag of SFR Yugoslavia.png Yugoslavia
17 March
Australia Flag of Australia.jpg 4-12 Flag of Italy.png Italy
17 March
France Flag of France.png 5-7 Flag of SFR Yugoslavia.png Yugoslavia
18 March
South Korea Flag of Korea.gif 9-6 Flag of Great Britain.gif United Kingdom
18 March
Bulgaria Flag of Bulgaria.png 5-4 Flag of Spain.gif Spain
19 March
France Flag of France.png 9-3 Flag of Australia.jpg Australia
19 March
United Kingdom Flag of Great Britain.gif 2-4 Flag of Bulgaria.png Bulgaria
19 March
Yugoslavia Flag of SFR Yugoslavia.png 18-0 Flag of Korea.gif South Korea
19 March
Spain Flag of Spain.gif 1-10 Flag of Italy.png Italy
20 March
Australia Flag of Australia.jpg 3-5 Flag of Great Britain.gif United Kingdom
20 March
Italy Flag of Italy.png 11-0 Flag of Korea.gif South Korea
21 March
Bulgaria Flag of Bulgaria.png 1-7 Flag of SFR Yugoslavia.png Yugoslavia
21 March
France Flag of France.png 8-2 Flag of Spain.gif Spain
22 March
South Korea Flag of Korea.gif 0-0 Flag of Australia.jpg Australia
22 March
Italy Flag of Italy.png 8-4 Flag of Bulgaria.png Bulgaria
22 March
United Kingdom Flag of Great Britain.gif 3-15 Flag of France.png France
22 March
Yugoslavia Flag of SFR Yugoslavia.png 16-1 Flag of Spain.gif Spain
24 March
Spain Flag of Spain.gif 4-6 Flag of Great Britain.gif United Kingdom
24 March
Yugoslavia Flag of SFR Yugoslavia.png 4-2 Flag of Italy.png Italy
24 March
South Korea Flag of Korea.gif 3-15 Flag of France.png France
24 March
Australia Flag of Australia.jpg 1-11 Flag of Bulgaria.png Bulgaria
25 March
United Kingdom Flag of Great Britain.gif 1-21 Flag of SFR Yugoslavia.png Yugoslavia
25 March
France Flag of France.png 4-9 Flag of Italy.png Italy
25 March
South Korea Flag of Korea.gif 3-10 Flag of Bulgaria.png Bulgaria
25 March
Spain Flag of Spain.gif 6-2 Flag of Australia.jpg Australia

Champions[edit | edit source]

 1979 IIHF World Championship Winners 

Soviet Union
16th title

World Championship Medal Table[edit | edit source]

1979 World Championships Country
Gold Flag of Soviet Union Soviet Union
Silver Flag of Czechoslovakia Czechoslovakia
Bronze Flag of Sweden Sweden
4 Flag of Canada Canada
5 Flag of Finland Finland
6 Flag of Germany Germany
7 Flag of the United States United States
8 Flag of Poland Poland


Leading scorers[edit | edit source]

Player G A Pts
Flag of Soviet Union Vladimir Petrov 7 8 15
Flag of Soviet Union Valeri Kharlamov 7 7 14
Flag of Soviet Union Sergei Makarov 8 4 12
Flag of Soviet Union Aleksandr Golikov 5 7 12
Flag of Soviet Union Boris Mikhailov 4 8 12
Flag of West Germany Marcus Kuhl 6 5 11
Flag of Czechoslovakia Bohuslav Ebermann 5 4 9
Flag of Czechoslovakia Ivan Hlinka 4 5 9
Flag of Soviet Union Helmut Balderis 4 5 9


European Championships medal table[edit | edit source]

European Championships 1979 Country
Gold Flag of Soviet Union Soviet Union
Silver Flag of Czechoslovakia Czechoslovakia
Bronze Flag of Sweden Sweden
4 Flag of Finland Finland
5 Flag of Germany Germany
6 Flag of Poland Poland


Radio Ads[edit | edit source]


Team Photos[edit | edit source]


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