1966 Ice Hockey World Championships

The 1966 Ice Hockey World Championships was the 33rd edition of the Ice Hockey World Championships. The tournament was held in Hala Tivoli, Ljubljana, SR Slovenia, SFR Yugoslavia from 3 to 14 March 1966. For the fourth straight year, the Soviet Union won the tournament. For the Soviets, it was their sixth World and tenth European title. The Czechs beat both Canada and Sweden two to one, to take the Silver, while the Swedes' historic loss to East Germany helped put them fourth behind Canada for the Bronze.

1966 Ice Hockey World Championships
Stamp of Yugoslavia dedicated to the 1966 World Ice Hockey Championships
Tournament details
Host country Yugoslavia
Dates3–14 March
Teams8
Final positions
Champions  Soviet Union (6th title)
Runner-up  Czechoslovakia
Third place  Canada
Fourth place Sweden
Tournament statistics
Matches played28
Goals scored205 (7.32 per match)
Attendance147,492 (5,268 per match)
Scoring leader(s) Veniamin Aleksandrov (17 points)
1965
1967

The lower two tiers (Groups B and C) were formalized, so there would be no more qualifying tournaments with promotion and relegation taking places between these two tournaments as well. West Germany won all their games to return to the top level of competition while Great Britain went winless and was replaced by Group C winner Italy.

Qualifying Round Group B/C (Bucarest Romania)

Place Team Pld W D L GF GA Pts
1 Romania220017−54
2 Italy210112−82
3 France20025−210
10 December 1965Romania 11–3 France
11 December 1965Italy 10–2 France
12 December 1965Romania 6–2 Italy

Romania qualified in Group B

Italy and France qualified in Group C

World Championship Group A (Ljubljana)

Final Round

Place Team Pld W D L GF GA Pts
1 Soviet Union761055−713
2 Czechoslovakia760132−1512
3 Canada750233−1010
4 Sweden731326−177
5 East Germany730412−306
6 United States720518−394
7 Finland720518−434
8 Poland700711−440

Poland was relegated to Group B for 1967.

3 MarchSoviet Union 8–1 Poland
3 MarchCzechoslovakia 6–0 East Germany
3 MarchSweden 5–1 Finland
3 MarchUnited States 2–7 Canada
5 MarchCanada 6–0 Poland
5 MarchCzechoslovakia 8–1 Finland
5 MarchSweden 1–4 East Germany
5 MarchSoviet Union 11–0 United States
6 MarchCzechoslovakia 6–1 Poland
6 MarchCanada 9–1 Finland
6 MarchSweden 6–1 United States
6 MarchSoviet Union 10–0 East Germany
8 MarchSweden 8–2 Poland
8 MarchSoviet Union 13–2 Finland
8 MarchCzechoslovakia 7–4 United States
8 MarchCanada 6–0 East Germany
9 MarchPoland 0–4 East Germany
9 MarchUnited States 1–4 Finland
10 MarchCanada 1–2 Czechoslovakia
10 MarchSoviet Union 3–3 Sweden
11 MarchFinland 6–3 Poland
11 MarchEast Germany 0–4 United States
11 MarchCzechoslovakia 2–1 Sweden
11 MarchSoviet Union 3–0 Canada
12 MarchPoland 4–6 United States
12 MarchEast Germany 4–3 Finland
13 MarchCanada 4–2 Sweden
13 MarchSoviet Union 7–1 Czechoslovakia

World Championship Group B (Zagreb)

Final Round

Place Team Pld W D L GF GA Pts
9 West Germany770034−1214
10 Romania751129−1611
11 Yugoslavia742125−2310
12 Norway740328−178
13 Austria730425−306
14  Switzerland720524−264
15 Hungary710619−302
16 Great Britain701615−451

West Germany was promoted to the top level while Great Britain was relegated to Group C for 1967 (but did not participate again until 1971).

3 MarchNorway 12–2 Great Britain
3 MarchSwitzerland  3–4 Romania
3 MarchWest Germany 6–3 Austria
3 MarchYugoslavia 6–4 Hungary
4 MarchWest Germany 4–1 Romania
4 MarchSwitzerland  6–3 Great Britain
4 MarchHungary 2–7 Austria
4 MarchYugoslavia 2–1 Norway
6 MarchNorway 0–4 Romania
6 MarchHungary 8–1 Great Britain
6 MarchAustria 7–6  Switzerland
6 MarchYugoslavia 2–6 West Germany
7 MarchAustria 3–4 Norway
7 MarchHungary 2–4 Romania
7 MarchWest Germany 10–4 Great Britain
7 MarchYugoslavia 3–2  Switzerland
9 MarchAustria 1–7 Romania
9 MarchSwitzerland  0–4 West Germany
9 MarchHungary 2–5 Norway
9 MarchYugoslavia 3–3 Great Britain
10 MarchNorway 4–1  Switzerland
10 MarchHungary 0–1 West Germany
11 MarchAustria 2–1 Great Britain
11 MarchYugoslavia 5–5 Romania
12 MarchWest Germany 3–2 Norway
12 MarchHungary 1–6  Switzerland
12 MarchGreat Britain 1–4 Romania
12 MarchYugoslavia 4–2 Austria

World Championship Group C (Jesenice)

A Yugoslav 'B' team participated unofficially in the tournament, playing games against each of the three other participating nations. This was South Africa's last appearance in the World Championships until 1992.

Final Round

Place Team Pld W D L GF GA Pts
17 Italy550054−810
18 Denmark521221−215
19 Yugoslavia B311111−133
20 South Africa50054−500

Italy was promoted to Group B, France decided not to participate, Yugoslavia B team participated instead of France

3 MarchDenmark 9–0 South Africa
4 MarchItaly 17–0 South Africa
5 MarchYugoslavia  B5–5 Denmark
6 MarchSouth Africa 2–18 Italy
7 MarchItaly 7–1 Denmark
8 MarchDenmark 5–12 Italy
10 MarchYugoslavia  B4–1 South Africa
11 MarchSouth Africa 2–6 Denmark
12 MarchYugoslavia  B2–7 Italy

Ranking and statistics

 


 1966 IIHF World Championship Winners 

Soviet Union
6th title

Tournament Awards

Final standings

The final standings of the tournament according to IIHF:

 Soviet Union
 Czechoslovakia
 Canada
4 Sweden
5 East Germany
6 United States
7 Finland
8 Poland

European championships final standings

Please note: At the time of the championship Sweden was awarded the bronze, however, East Germany should have won because of their better record amongst only European clubs. In 1999 this mistake was corrected and living players were presented with the medals they were supposed to have won.[1]

The final standings of the European championships according to IIHF:

 Soviet Union
 Czechoslovakia
 East Germany
4 Sweden
5 Finland
6 Poland

Citations

  1. Müller

References

  • Müller, Stephan (2005). International Ice Hockey Encyclopaedia: 1904–2005. Books on Demand. ISBN 978-3-8334-4189-9.
  • Summary (in french)
  • Duplacey, James (1998). Total Hockey: The official encyclopedia of the National Hockey League. Total Sports. pp. 498–528. ISBN 0-8362-7114-9.
  • Podnieks, Andrew (2010). IIHF Media Guide & Record Book 2011. Moydart Press. pp. 139–40.
  • Szemberg, Szymon; Podnieks, Andrew, eds. (2007), World of Hockey: Celebrating a Century of the IIHF, Bolton, Ontario: Fenn Publishing, ISBN 1-55168-307-5
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