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1938 World Ice Hockey Championships
Prague 1938
Tournament details
Host nation Flag of Czechoslovakia.svg.png Czechoslovakia
Dates 11–20 February
Teams 14
Champions Flag of Canada.svg.png Canada (10 titles)
Tournament statistics
Games played 40
Goals scored 159  (3.98 per game)

The 1938 Ice Hockey World Championships were held between February 11 and February 20, 1938 in Prague, Czechoslovakia. It marked the 30th anniversary of the IIHF, and a special celebration was held with famous hockey players from all over Europe in attendance. Also a yearbook was produced for the twenty-two member nations which documented which European country had the most hockey clubs (Czechoslovakia 361) and the most artificial rinks (Great Britain 21).[1]

Fourteen teams participated in this World Championship. It was first divided in three preliminary round groups—two groups of five and a group with four teams. In the preliminary round, the top three teams in each group advanced to second round. The nine teams advancing to the second round were divided into three groups of three teams each. The three group winners and the best second-place team advanced to the semifinals.

The Canadians won the World Championship title for the tenth time beating Great Britain three to one in the final, leaving the British with their fourth European Championship title (the third in a row). In the bronze medal game, Czechoslovakia defeated Germany three to zero, and in a match for fifth place Sweden defeated Switzerland two to zero. The Swiss were very unhappy with the IIHF's decision to pick Germany as the fourth semi-finalist, as the two of them, and Sweden, finished the second round in an absolute tie. The decision was made to advance Germany because they had lost to Canada, so they were the best European nation in their group.[2]

World Men's Hockey Championships (in Prague, Czechoslovakia)Edit

First RoundEdit

Group AEdit

11. February 1938 Prague Switzerland Hungary 1:0 (0:0,1:0,0:0)
11. February 1938 Prague Lithuania Romania 1:0 (0:0,0:0,1:0)
12. February 1938 Prague Switzerland Romania 8:1 (2:0,1:1,5:0)
12. February 1938 Prague Poland Lithuania 8:1 (4:0,3:0,1:1)
13. February 1938 Prague Poland Romania 3:0 (1:0,2:0,0:0)
13. February 1938 Prague Hungary Lithuania 10:1 (2:0,4:0,4:1)
14. February 1938 Prague Switzerland Lithuania 15:0 (9:0,2:0,4:0)
14. February 1938 Prague Poland Hungary 3:0 (1:0,1:0,1:0)
15. February 1938 Prague Hungary Romania 3:1 (1:1,1:0,1:0)
15. February 1938 Prague Switzerland Poland 7:1 (3:0,1:0,3:1)

Standings - Group A

Pos. Team GP Wins Ties Losses Goals Diff. Points
1 Flag of Switzerland.svg Switzerland 4 4 0 0 31: 2 +29 8:0
2 Flag of Poland.svg Poland 4 3 0 1 15: 8 + 7 6:2
3 Flag of Hungary.svg Hungary 4 2 0 2 13: 6 + 7 4:4
4 Flag of Lithuania.svg Lithuania 4 1 0 3 3:33 -30 2:6
5 Flag of Romania.svg Romania 4 0 0 4 2:15 -13 0:8

Group BEdit

11. February 1938 Prague Latvia Norway 3:1 ET(1:0,0:1,0:0,2:0)
11. February 1938 Prague Great Britain Germany 1:0 (0:0,1:0,0:0)
12. February 1938 Prague USA Latvia 1:0 (0:0,1:0,0:0)
12. February 1938 Prague Great Britain Norway 8:0 (2:0,1:0,5:0)
13. February 1938 Prague USA Norway 7:1 (3:0,4:0,0:1)
13. February 1938 Prague Germany Latvia 1:0 (0:0,1:0,0:0)
14. February 1938 Prague Great Britain Latvia 5:1 (1:0,2:0,2:1)
14. February 1938 Prague USA Germany 1:0 (1:0,0:0,0:0)
15. February 1938 Prague Germany Norway 8:0 (2:0,1:0,5:0)
15. February 1938 Prague Great Britain USA 1:1 ET (0:0,0:0,1:1,0:0,0:0,0:0)

Standings - Group B

Pos. Team GP Wins Ties Losses Goals Diff. Points
1 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Great Britain 4 3 1 0 15: 2 +13 7:1
2 Flag of the United States.svg USA 4 3 1 0 10: 2 + 8 7:1
3 Flag of Germany 1933.svg Germany 4 2 0 2 9: 2 + 7 4:4
4 Flag of Latvia.svg Latvia 4 1 0 3 4: 8 - 4 2:6
5 Flag of Norway.svg Norway 4 0 0 4 2:26 -24 0:8

Group CEdit

11. February 1938 Prague Canada Sweden 3:2 (1:0,1:2,1:0)
11. February 1938 Prague Czechoslovakia Austria 1:0 (0:0,0:0,1:0)
13. February 1938 Prague Canada Austria 3:0 (1:0,1:0,1:0)
13. February 1938 Prague Czechoslovakia Sweden 0:0 ET (0:0,0:0,0:0,0:0,0:0,0:0)
15. February 1938 Prague Czechoslovakia Canada 0:3 (0:2,0:0,0:1)
15. February 1938 Prague Sweden Austria 1:1 ET (0:1,1:0,0:0,0:0,0:0,0:0)

Standings - Group C

Pos. Team GP Wins Ties Losses Goals Diff. Points
1 Canadian Red Ensign 1921.svg Canada 3 3 0 0 9:2 +7 6:0
2 Flag of Czechoslovakia.svg Czechoslovakia 3 1 1 1 1:3 -2 3:3
3 Flag of Sweden.svg Sweden 3 0 2 1 3:4 -1 2:4
4 Flag of Austria.svg Austria 3 0 1 2 1:5 -4 1:5

Second RoundEdit

Group AEdit

16. February 1938 Prague Czechoslovakia USA 2:0 (0:0,1:0,1:0)
17. February 1938 Prague Switzerland USA 1:0 (0:0,0:0,1:0)
18. February 1938 Prague Czechoslovakia Switzerland 3:2 ET. (0:1,1:0,0:0,2:1)

Standings - Group A

Pos. Team GP Wins Ties Losses Goals Diff. Points
1 Flag of Czechoslovakia.svg Czechoslovakia 2 2 0 0 5:2 +3 4:0
2 Flag of Switzerland.svg Switzerland + 2 1 0 1 3:3 0 2:2
3 Flag of the United States.svg USA 2 0 0 2 0:3 -3 0:4

Group BEdit

16. February 1938 Prague Great Britain Sweden 3:2 (0:0,1:1,2:1)
17. February 1938 Prague Sweden Poland 1:0 (0:0,0:0,1:0)
18. February 1938 Prague Great Britain Poland 7:1 (3:1,4:0,0:0)

Standings - Group B

Pos. Team GP Wins Ties Losses Goals Diff. Points
1 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Great Britain 2 2 0 0 10: 3 +7 4:0
2 Flag of Sweden.svg Sweden + 2 1 0 1 3: 3 0 2:2
3 Flag of Poland.svg Poland 2 0 0 2 1: 8 -7 0:4

Group CEdit

16. February 1938 Prague Canada Germany 3:2 ET. (1:1,0:1,1:0,1:0)
17. February 1938 Prague Germany Hungary 1:0 (0:0,1:0,0:0)
18. February 1938 Prague Canada Hungary 1:1 ET. (1:1,0:0,0:0,0:0,0:0,0:0)

Standings—Group C

Pos. Team GP Wins Ties Losses Goals Diff. Points
1 Canadian Red Ensign 1921.svg Canada 2 1 1 0 4:3 +1 3:1
2 Flag of Germany 1933.svg Germany + 2 1 0 1 3:3 0 2:2
3 Flag of Hungary.svg Hungary 2 0 1 1 1:2 -1 1:3

+ Germany, Switzerland and Sweden ended with identical records. The Organizing Committee awarded the semifinal position to Germany because it had played Canada.

Consolation round 5-6 placeEdit

19. February 1938 Prague Sweden Switzerland 2:0 (1:0,0:0,1:0)

Final RoundEdit

Semifinals
19. February 1938 Prague Canada Germany 1:0 (0:0,0:0,1:0)
19. February 1938 Prague Czechoslovakia Great Britain 0:1 (0:0,0:0,0:1)
Game for 3rd place
20. February 1938 Prague Czechoslovakia Germany 3:0 (1:0,2:0,0:0)
Final
20. February 1938 Prague Canada Great Britain 3:1 (3:1,0:0,0:0)

Final Rankings – World ChampionshipsEdit

RF Team
1 Canada Canadian Red Ensign 1921.svg
2 Great Britain Flag of the United Kingdom.svg
3 Czechoslovakia Flag of Czechoslovakia.svg
4 Germany Flag of Germany 1933.svg
5 Sweden Flag of Sweden.svg
6 Switzerland Flag of Switzerland.svg
7 Hungary Flag of Hungary.svg
7 USA Flag of the United States.svg
7 Poland Flag of Poland.svg
10 Austria Flag of Austria.svg
10 Latvia Flag of Latvia.svg
10 Lithuania Flag of Lithuania.svg
13 Romania Flag of Romania.svg
13 Norway Flag of Norway.svg


Canada was represented by the Sudbury Wolves.

Final Rankings – European ChampionshipsEdit

Gold medal icon Flag of the United Kingdom.svg.png Great Britain
Silver medal icon Flag of Czechoslovakia.svg.png Czechoslovakia
Bronze medal icon Flag of Germany 1933.svg.png Germany
4 Flag of Sweden.svg.png Sweden
5 Flag of Switzerland.svg.png Switzerland
6 Flag of Hungary.svg.png Hungary
6 Flag of Poland.svg.png Poland
8 Flag of Austria.svg.png Austria
8 Flag of Latvia.svg.png Latvia
8 Flag of Lithuania.svg.png Lithuania
11 Flag of Norway.svg.png Norway
11 Flag of Romania.svg.png Romania

Team rostersEdit

Place Team Player
1 Canadian Red Ensign 1921.svg.png Canada Goaltenders: John Coulter, Mel Albright. Defensemen: Johnny Godfrey, Buster Portland. Forwards: Percy Allen, Pat McReavy, Roy Heximer, Gordie Bruce, Reg Chipman, Jimmy Russell, Jack Marshall, Glen Sutherland, Archie Burn. Coach: Max Silverman.
2 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg.png Great Britain Goaltenders: James Foster, Reg Merrifield. Skaters: Alex Archer, Jimmy Chappell, Gordon Dailley, Gerry Davey, Pete Halford, Jimmy Kelly, Art Ridley, Archibald Stinchcombe, Ronnie Wilson, Pete Woozley, Bob Wyman. Coach: Percy Nicklin.
3 Flag of Czechoslovakia.svg.png Czechoslovakia Goaltenders: Bohumil Modry, Antonin Houba, Zlatko Cerveny. Skaters: Lolek Cetkovsky, Jaroslav Cisar, Oldrich Hurych, Drahos Jirotka, Zdenek Jirotka, Olda Kucera, Josef Malecek, Jan Michalek, Frantisek Pacalt, Frantisek Pergl, Jaroslav Pusbauer, Ladislav Trojak. Coach: Mike Buckna.
4 Flag of Germany 1933.svg.png Germany Goaltenders: Wilhelm Egginger, Freddy Hoffmann. Skaters: Rudi Ball, Gustav Jaenecke, Roman Kessler, Ludwig Kuhn, Hans Lang, Philipp Schenk, Herbert Schibukat, Walter Schmiedinger, Georg Strobl, Rudolf Tobien, Toni Wiedemann, Karl Wild. Coach: Bobby Bell
5 Flag of Sweden.svg.png Sweden Goaltenders: Arne Johansson, Kurre Svanberg. Skaters: Ake Andersson, Olle Andersson, Stig-Emanuel Andersson, Sven Bergqvist, Holger Engberg, Ake Ericson, Karl Forsstrom, Lennart Hellman, Masen Jansson, Ragge Johansson, Axel Nilsson. Coach: Viking Harbom.
6 Flag of Switzerland.svg.png Switzerland Goaltenders: Arnold Hirtz, Albert Kunzler, Hugo Muller. Skaters: Christian Badrutt, Pic Cattini, Hans Cattini, Albert Geromini, Franz Geromini, Otto Heller, Herbert Kessler, Charly Kessler, Heini Lohrer, Bibi Torriani. Coach: Ulrich von Sury.
7 Flag of Hungary with arms (state).svg.png Hungary Goaltenders: Istvan Hircsak, Mihaly Apor. Skaters: Miklos Barcza, Pal Bekesi-Bliesener, Gyozo Erdodi, Bela Haray, Frigyes Helmeczi, Istvan Hubay-Hruby, Zoltan Jeney, Gyorgy Margo, Sandor Miklos, Bela Pafalvy, Laszlo Rona, Ferenc Szamosi. Coaches: Frank Stapleford, Géza Lator.
7 Flag of Poland.svg.png Poland Goaltenders: Jozef Stogowski, Jan Maciejko, Kazimierz Tarlowski. Skaters: Alfred Andrzejewski, Mieczyslaw Burda, Zbigniew Kasprzak, Adam Kowalski, Wladyslaw Krol, Witalis Ludwiczak, Czeslaw Marchewczyk, Wladyslaw Michalik, Czeslaw Przedpelski, Herbert Urson, Andrzej Wolkowski, Edward Zielinski. Coach: Przemyslaw Warmiński
7 Flag of the United States.svg.png United States Goaltender: Gerry Cosby. Defensemen: Alfred Van, Spencer Wagnild, John Hutchinson (player-coach). Forwards: Art Bogue, Dowling, Ralph Dondi, George Quirk, Larry Charest, Hugh Young, Ray Lemieux.
10 Flag of Latvia.svg.png Latvia Goaltenders: Herberts Kuskis, Roberts Lapainis. Skaters: Aleksejs Auzins, Roberts Blukis, Edgars Klavs, Karlis Paegle, Arvids Petersons, Adolfs Petrovskis, Ludvigs Putnins, Leonids Vedejs, Karlis Zilpauss.
10 Flag of Lithuania.svg.png Lithuania Goaltenders: Alfonsas Macius, Antanas Kuzmickas, A. Gudaitis. Skaters: Euleterijus Bacinskas, Vilhelmas Dornas, Jurgis Grigalauskas, Alfredas Hofmanas, Vytautas Ilgunas, Jocius, Vladas Karalius, Juozas Klimas, Antanas Kuzmickas, Bronius Kuzmickas, Vladas Matulevicius.
10 Flag of Austria.svg.png Austria Goaltenders: Robert Nusser, Karl Oerdoegh, Josef Wurm. Skaters: Franz Csöngei, Fritz Demmer, Walter Feistritzer, Karl Kirchberger, Oskar Nowak, Hans Schneider, Max Schneider, Hans Stertin, Hans Tatzer, Rudolf Vojta, Franz Zehetmayer. Coach: Hans Weinberger.
13 Flag of Romania.svg.png Romania Goaltenders: Emil Maesciuc, Gheorghe Flueras. Skaters: Paul Anastasiu, Laszlo Biro, Alexandru Botez, Bud Hugar, Robert Panenka, Robert Sadowski, Wilhelm Suck, Radu Tanase, Alexandru Teodorescu, Constantin Tico, Stefan Tomovici.
13 Flag of Norway.svg.png Norway Goaltenders: Hans Fjeld, Ernst Henriksen. Skaters: Knut Bogh, Otto Buran, Rudolf Eisenhardt, Kaare Hansen, Johnny Lamtvet, Per Linnes, Johan Narvestad, Eugen Skalleberg.

PhotographsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Duplacey p. 502
  2. Summary
  • 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, 128–9. 


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