Girish Mahajan

1955 World Ice Hockey Championships

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Host country  West Germany
Teams  9
Runner-up  Soviet Union
Dates  25 February–6 March
Champions  Canada (16th title)
Third place  Czechoslovakia
1955 World Ice Hockey Championships

The 1955 World Ice Hockey Championships was the 22nd edition of the Ice Hockey World Championships. The tournament was held in Düsseldorf, Dortmund, Krefeld and Cologne, West Germany from February 25 to March 6, 1955. A total of 14 nations participated in this World Championship, which was a new record for the postwar era. As a result, the teams were seeded with the strongest 9 teams placed in Pool A (the championship pool) and the remaining 5 nations as well as the West German B team placed in Pool B.

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Canada, represented by the Penticton V's of the Okanagan Senior League won their 16th international title. For the second straight year both the Soviets and Canadians were undefeated until they played each other in the final game of the tournament. This time Canada won 5–0 giving the Russians the silver medal, and their second European Championship. Czechoslovakia won the bronze by dominating the weaker teams, drawing the Americans, and narrowly defeating the Swedes.

Tournament awards

  • Best players selected by the directorate:
  • Best Goaltender: Don Rigazio
  • Best Defenceman: Karel Gut
  • Best Forward: Bill Warwick
  • Standings

    Note:West Germany B games were unofficial.

    References

    1955 World Ice Hockey Championships Wikipedia


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