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1975 World Ice Hockey Championships

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Host country  West Germany
Teams  6
Runner-up  Czechoslovakia
Dates  3–19 April
Venue(s)  2 (in 2 host cities)
1975 World Ice Hockey Championships
Champions  Soviet Union (14th title)

The 1975 World Ice Hockey Championships were the 42nd Ice Hockey World Championships and the 53rd European Championships of ice hockey. The tournament took place in West Germany from 3 April to 19 April and the games were played in Munich and Düsseldorf. Six teams took part in the main tournament, each playing each other twice. The Soviet Union won all of their games, and became World Champions for the fourteenth time, and won their 17th European title.


This year did not offer much in the way of drama, with the expected order of finish happening again, and the host not even playing in the top level tournament. This helped to change the player eligibility rules and change the format. Finland narrowly missed a medal again, finishing fourth for the sixth straight year.

World Championship Group A (West Germany)

With Group A expanding to eight teams in 1976 no nation was relegated.

World Championship Group B (Japan)

Played in Sapporo March 14–23.

With Group A expanding to eight teams in 1976, both East and West Germany were promoted, and no nation was relegated. Canada had been offered a spot in Group A first, but they declined until 1977. Additionally, the top six nations qualified for the Innsbruck Olympics.

World Championship Group C (Bulgaria)

Played in Sofia March 1–10. China was supposed to participate but forfeited.

Norway and Bulgaria were promoted to Group B.

Final standings

The final standings of the tournament according to IIHF:

European championships final standings

The final standings of the European championships according to IIHF:


1975 World Ice Hockey Championships Wikipedia

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